Mystery Cartridge
Image: u/salemxbanks

We thought the GameStop stock saga couldn't get any weirder, but the latest drama in the dedicated subreddit is... trying to find out the identity of a dirty N64 cartridge.

Reddit user salemxbanks was picking up trash in a local park (what a sweetie) when they stumbled across an old, rusty, dirt-encrusted game cartridge, with no discernible title. Putting aside the question of "who leaves an N64 game in a park" and "is this evidence from a video game-related murder that should be turned into the police", we can't help but wonder if there's a chance it still works, or at the very least, if it can be saved.

Front side
The front side of the cartridge — Image: u/salemxbanks

Unfortunately, it might be a little difficult to figure out what game is (or used to be) stored on the cartridge — salemxbanks attempted to clean off the label, only to find that it had long since been removed — either by weather or anti-game squirrels, no doubt. All that remained was "a little piece that looks blue which fades to a creme color", and that's not much to go on. There is a glimmer of hope, though: salemxbanks is going to send the cartridge to a friend who collects N64 games, so maybe they can help.

But for now, it's up to you, dear readers! Take a closer look at that grubby plastic — if anyone's going to solve the mystery, it's the kind of people who read a Nintendo-focused website, right? Let us know your theories in the comments.