Behold a rare ass copy of Tetris. It is for the Mega Drive, and signed by Tetris’ creator. The seller is auctioning off the son of a bitch, and he’s hoping to loot a cool million dollars. Ah, to dream.
After some legal fisticuffs with Nintendo, Tetris was released in very limited quantity for the Japanese iteration of the Sega Genesis, the Mega Drive. RacketBoy estimates that there are about ten copies of the Mega Drive version of Tetris in existence which has driven up prices for any aspiring or hardcore collectors.
Ebay seller shinsnk posits his Tetris copy as the rarest in existence. It is justified, though, because it is signed by the game’s creator, Alexey Pajitnov. With this in mind, shinsnk attached a $1,000,000 price tag to the game. He also has a photo of himself with Alexey on the eBay page. Based on that marker free game cover in that image, the photo was taken before the signing.
He freely admits, however, that he only paid roughly 11,000 Euros, about $15,800, for the game. The jump in price is staggering, but shinsnk says he is willing to consider all serious offers.
Currently, the game is being offered as a Buy It Now item for the heavy price tag, but it’s unclear what he considers to be a serious offer. He noted in the Q&A section that he has already rejected offers over £12,000 GBP, about $19,500.
I wouldn’t pay a thousand dollar for any goddamn game, let alone a million. To whomever buys this shit for whatever exorbitant price, I hope your groin is mashed.