And with a resounding ‘Rawr!’ the latest entry into the J. McFerron Museum for Video Game Collectibles and Memorabilia arrives. Cheetahmen II.
The decision to buy this presented a bit of a crossroad for me. Collecting games has always been a nice little niche hobby for me, but you don’t buy Cheetahmen II and continue to call it a niche hobby. It was make or break time. Do I do the sensible thing and pass on this ridiculously terrible game? Or do I double down on my collecting and pass the point of no return? Please. After giving it some thought and waiting for the sweet buzz of four or five beers to kick in, I summoned the cheetah within and did what I had to do.
Do I regret this decision? Not possible my friends. It just confirms what I always knew in my heart. Game collecting is here to stay. What’s so special about Cheetahmen II? Besides being in the running for worst NES game of all time (it isn’t just any game that has a bug preventing you from getting past the fourth level,) it’s also the fifth rarest game out there. With only 1,500 copies known to exist, it isn’t easy to come by, and over time that number will only grow smaller.
On a more serious note, what’s fun about owning a game like this (or Myriad 6-in-1) is that with games of a known low
quality quantity, it’s not always about just wanting to buy it. You also have to find someone that’s ready to sell it. Most games can be found any given day of the week, but with games like this (and actually the top five rare NES games,) you have to be ready to buy it at the same time someone else is ready to sell it. And then you can let out a victorious Rawr!
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