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P DRILLA 118 heat pts118
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Man Finds $10K NES Game in Attic
 

 
RENO, Nev. – Go check your attic for lost Christmas presents.

An unopened copy of Kid Icarus, a cult classic video game released in 1987, is expected to sell for $10,000 at an online auction.

Scott Amos found the game in the attic of his childhood home in Reno this past Mother's Day after his mom asked him to pick up a few boxes of his childhood stuff. Among the contents was a Nintendo game cartridge for Kid Icarus, still in the bag from J.C. Penney's catalog department three decades earlier.

Unexpected find
No one has a recollection of purchasing the game, but the Dec. 8, 1988, purchase date hints that it may have been intended as a Christmas present.

All the family has been trying to come up with a hypothesis," Amos said. "(My mom) thinks she put it there and never got it back out, and then it ended up in the attic."

The game sold for $38.45 after taxes – more than $80 in today's dollars.

Even after seeing the game still in its original packaging, Amos didn't think much of its worth. He left it on the kitchen counter, well within reach of his two young daughters.

"It was kind of funny – I saw it was sealed, and I thought it was worth a couple hundred dollars," Amos said. "I go to work the next day and emailed a couple of experts. One of them wrote me back within 30 minutes and said, 'You have an Easter egg.'"

He immediately called his wife to put the game in a more secure location.

"I didn't want the kids pulling it down or coloring on it," Amos said.

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Fewer than 10 sealed copies
“Kid Icarus is one of the hardest NES titles to find in sealed condition,” said Valarie McLeckie, video game consignment director at Heritage Auctions, in a news release.

“To find a sealed copy ‘in the wild,’ so to speak, not to mention one in such a nice condition and one with such transparent provenance, is both an unusual and rather historic occurrence. We feel that the provenance will add a significant premium for serious collectors.”

Wata Games, a video game grading service, gave Amos' copy a rating of 8.0 on a 10-point scale.

Heritage Auctions says there are fewer than 10 factory-sealed copies in the hands of vintage game collectors.

'Greek Mythology translated to the Video Age'
The game, based loosely on Greek mythology, follows a cupid-like protagonist named Pit attempting to rescue Palutena, the goddess of light, who is imprisoned by the evil Medusa.

"Get ready for the action and adventure of Greek Mythology translated to the Video Age," the game's packaging says. "Will you survive to restore Palutena's light and return it to 'Angel Land'? Only you know."

Amos said he doesn't recall ever owning his own copy: "I can remember the game. My neighbor down the street had it. I remember it being hard, and I was never that good of a gamer guy."

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'Going to have some fun with it'
If the sale goes as expected, it could net Amos and his family $10,000. They're planning to have some fun with it.

"I have an older sister, too. We're splitting (the proceeds) 50-50. We're going to do a Disney World vacation next month.

"Instead of doing something responsible, we're going to have some fun with it."

The auction closes this Thursday.

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 2 weeks ago '11        #2
Tony Franks 7 heat pts
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unopened kid icarus, cool
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 2 weeks ago '17        #3
Thegreatiandi 
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 Tony Franks said
unopened kid icarus, cool
Never got further than level 3 in that one...may have to give it another go this weekend.
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 2 weeks ago '06        #4
poppapimple 6 heat pts
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 2 weeks ago '04        #5
infam0uskills 15 heat pts15
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n*gga had the fu*king receipt, wow
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 2 weeks ago '05        #6
blackninja 14 heat pts14
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Damn. What is an open one worth? A few dollars Google...

 2 weeks ago '17        #7
Class of 2017 15 heat pts15
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 Thegreatiandi said
Never got further than level 3 in that one...may have to give it another go this weekend.
That game is up there with Ninja Gaiden and TMNT 1 on the list man good luck. Its hard as fu*k and super frustrating.


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 2 weeks ago '04        #8
UF4Soldier 136 heat pts136
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The rich get richer.

Cause I know damn well my momma wasn’t forgetting no damn Christmas gift she paid money for in the attic.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #9
Thegreatiandi 
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 Class of 2017 said
That game is up there with Ninja Gaiden and TMNT 1 on the list man good luck. Its hard as fu*k and super frustrating.
Bro...you ain't never lied.

So I built myself two arcades now. And in them, I've got all the complete systems/game libraries we grew up on ( including the ones we were to poor to get and never saw outside of a picture in a game magazine ). So from Atari to Neo Geo, from Sega CD to 3D0, to Dreamcast to PlayStation, from Nintendo ( 8bit ) to Nintendo Wiiu and PS2...and of course... A few thousand arcade games...I'm reliving the sh*t childhood I had, lol.


I've put the time in on Ninja turtles, Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden. I can say I can make it all the way to the last level now in Ninja Gaiden...and Make it inside the Terror Dome in the turtles. Still can't beat them though...but of course now, I'm playing on arcade joysticks, lol....MUCH harder. Castlevania is still a no go as well. I did make it up to Dracula once...but the two forms he takes is just madness....
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 2 weeks ago '08        #10
DAHNIC 
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Ducktales, This game goes for as low as $7.50 used and $300 mint in the box on eBay?





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 2 weeks ago '12        #11
nxtiq 34 heat pts34
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 DAHNIC said
Ducktales, This game goes for as low as $7.50 used and $300 mint in the box on eBay?





That $300 posting is clearly not MIB. The box is simply included. This sh*t is still "sealed." It's different
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 2 weeks ago '08        #12
DAHNIC 
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 nxtiq said
That $300 posting is clearly not MIB. The box is simply included. This sh*t is still "sealed." It's different
Not a $9,700 difference bruh...ijs...

 2 weeks ago '15        #13
SeraphKin 10 heat pts10
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Gonna blow it at Disney world. Nah bro.

 6 days ago '16        #14
mallavetti 
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 6 days ago '05        #15
Muggz 15 heat pts15
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what kid back in the day was sitting on unopen NES games spoiled fu*k
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