Viewpoint 2064

It seems that game collectors will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that their collection is virtually peerless. Be it traveling across the world or spending an enormous sum of money for an obscure piece, it's somewhat inspiring to see someone who's so absolutely dedicated to the pursuit of a passion. Occasionally, the greater gaming industry benefits from the fruits of this labor when certain never before seen pieces of gaming history are revealed for all to see.

This recently occurred when a prototype cartridge for Viewpoint 2064 – a long lost shmup for the Nintendo 64 – was put up for auction in September. Viewpoint 2064 first showed up at the Nintendo Space World 1999 expo, but was unfortunately cancelled when Sammy Corporation (the developer) ran into development issues and was forced to pull the plug. The winner of the auction paid $3,000 for the cartridge and manual, and only recently posted the first footage of the prototype game. Here's the video:

What do you think? Would you have liked to have played this? Does it look like it was worth three grand? Drop us a comment in the section below.

[via retrocollect.com]