Nintendo’s “Super Mario” games are one of the most successful game series in the world. A title in its original packaging from 1986 has now been auctioned off at a record price.
An originally packaged “Super Mario Bros.” computer game from 1985 was sold at an auction in the USA for the record price of $ 114,000.
The auction house Heritage Auctions announced on Friday (local time) in Dallas, Texas, that the piece had become the most expensive video game ever auctioned in its original packaging. The buyer initially wanted to remain anonymous.
Title from 1985
The Japanese company Nintendo had the world famous video game “Super Mario Bros.” Launched in 1985. Super Mario had its origins in the slot machine title “Donkey Kong” from 1981. There he initially bore the name Jumpman. With the game “Mario Bros.” from 1983 the character was already called Mario. His brother Luigi was also introduced here. The game “Super Mario Bros.” from 1985 is considered one of the most successful game series worldwide.
Most recently, an original packaged “Mega Man” video game from 1987, sold in December for $ 75,000, held the record. The video game series “Mega Man” about a blue combat robot also comes from Japan.