A graded copy of Super Mario Bros. recently sold for $2-million, but retro video games are probably the last thing you’d expect to find in an hoarder’s house that has been abandoned for nearly 20-years. However, that’s exactly what YouTubers “Cheap Finds Gold Mines” discovered and just some of the rare titles found include, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GameCube), Drakengard (PlayStation 2), Bayonetta (PlayStation 3), and lots more. In all, they only paid $870 for the haul, which is estimated to be worth over $100,000 USD. Read more for two videos and additional informaiton.
As you can imagine, scavenging for these video games was not the easiest of tasks in an abandoned house left untouched for nearly two decades, as one person in the group was bitten by a spider. The coolest video game they found? Well, it’s not exactly a video game, but the Resident Evil 4 chainsaw controller, which was made in very limited quantities. After all was said and done, the group took home $20,000 USD after splitting the $100,000 with eight other resellers.
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[The] house belonged to a person on the spectrum who had lost a loved one. After the loss, he neglected the maintenance of the house and began collecting video games. In 2019, he moved out with the help of his niece Stephanie,” reports News 18.