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    I know this has been brought up in the long past but I posted this on another forum just wanted some answers.

    Anyone remember the competion Blockbuster threw back in the 1990s with NBA Jam and Judge Dredd for Sega Genesis?

    I remember back than winning my store with a couple million points when I say a couple I mean (2-3million). I do remember calling around some stores and some having final scores of $8-15million points. How was it ever possible to get that much? I know there was 1 part on Judge Dredd that had a point in the level where you could get a million point bonus thing, but I've played the emulated version, have not found anything to get point totals that high. It's been bothering me for a long time now. Any ideas how it was done and has anyone ever seen a copy to buy on EBay, if so how much did it go for?

    Edit: As promised today (1/31) I have added the picture frame from the competition in a below post
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    Well I can answer the ebay thing...Nope...There hasn't been one of these up that I have seen in several years. I think there's been 2 I've seen sold total. 1 went for a $50 BIN on ebay, and the other sold for big money here on this board.

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    The one listed on eBay was listed twice and ended $1500 or so with no reserve. (The buyer wanted $2500) THe only two copies I know of (someone said there may be more) are owned by myself and Nicola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamTR View Post
    The one listed on eBay was listed twice and ended $1500 or so with no reserve. (The buyer wanted $2500) THe only two copies I know of (someone said there may be more) are owned by myself and Nicola.
    I would assume there would be more than just 2 out there, since every Blockbuster store was using it for the competition. Wouldn't make sense to destroy all of them after the contest was over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamTR View Post
    The one listed on eBay was listed twice and ended $1500 or so with no reserve. (The buyer wanted $2500) THe only two copies I know of (someone said there may be more) are owned by myself and Nicola.
    So there's a third one that didn't sell?

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    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=76417

    Here is one that sold right here on the forum. Apprently, someone has two copies out there.

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    AcePuppy: If there are more, no one has found them. Blockbuster did not really sell or give many of these away.

    rbudrick: Portnoyd bought one on eBay, sold it to Nicola.
    4th Survivor sold to Nicola. Nicola traded to me. Still two copies.

    Esquire: Those extra copies are unconfirmed. Again, I am sure there are more than "2" but the grand total is under 5 right now for sure. There are only 2 CONFIRMED copies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by udisi View Post
    Well I can answer the ebay thing...Nope...There hasn't been one of these up that I have seen in several years. I think there's been 2 I've seen sold total. 1 went for a $50 BIN on ebay, and the other sold for big money here on this board.
    I remember a year or two ago seeing 2 of them on Ebay (by the same seller I think). I think 1 was red and 1 was blue (the label).
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    chicnstu: You are confusing it with Game Factory carts. The only time this appeared on ebay other than the portnoyd BIN was from the 4th Survivor, who listed it twice. The game does not have that type of label.

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    The one that Portnoyd sold to Nicola was the one that sold for $50 BIN on ebay. I saw it like 2 mins after he bought it ad 4th survivor was the other one I was thinking of, so yeah those are the only 2 I know of.

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    In my daily search I have different and in-depth strings for the Blockbuster cart. Nothing has yet been found.
    The copy I've bought from 4th Survivor is the only one I know with 2 booklets and the letter you had to submit to partecipate.
    As for the booklets, one is the same that comes with Donkey Kong Competiton carts, the other is completely different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
    In my daily search I have different and in-depth strings for the Blockbuster cart. Nothing has yet been found.
    The copy I've bought from 4th Survivor is the only one I know with 2 booklets and the letter you had to submit to partecipate.
    As for the booklets, one is the same that comes with Donkey Kong Competiton carts, the other is completely different.

    I've seen the cart before (back in the 90s when competing in the competition) however have never seen the booklet.. any chance of posting a screenshot?

    Edit: Last night I remember going through my basement looking for the Blockbuster World Video Game Championship picture frame with my name on it and found it. I'll have to post it later when I get home from work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcePuppy View Post
    Edit: Last night I remember going through my basement looking for the Blockbuster World Video Game Championship picture frame with my name on it and found it. I'll have to post it later when I get home from work.
    Wow! Let us see!

    I'll look for the booklet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
    Wow! Let us see!

    I'll look for the booklet.
    It's nothing special, but still something pretty neat.

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    Default Blockbuster World Video Game Championship II

    The frame was kinda nice. Black metal if I recall. And they were also giving away tons of X-Men cards as well. I still have about 50 unopened packs of those. My friend and I won the DK comp at about 5 stores each and we still have all of the "stuff" that went along with it.

    As far as the Genesis cart, it hasn't been widely distributed as far as eBay and other areas. They're probably stored away somewhere at Sega or whoever was responsible for the carts.

    Any ideas who produced the carts? If that could be determined, then that might be where all of the carts were returned.


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    It's nothing special, but still something pretty neat.
    Nope, it's awesome. Let's see! ;D

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    I will post it when I get home this afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJeffy View Post
    Any ideas who produced the carts? If that could be determined, then that might be where all of the carts were returned.




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    Yeah, it was Acclaim. So if a bunch of them were not found by now from the bankruptcy auctions, and Blockbuster does not have a bunch stored in some decrepit storage facility, then we aren't seeing 'em anytime soon.

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    As promised this morning here is the picture frame. I blacked out my last name just for privacy purposes and marked AcePuppy on it so people can't pass it off as there own. Believe it or not its still in Mint to Near Mint condition. The metal frame has minor scratches but thats about it. Picture was taken using my Camera phone, the digital camera does not have workable drivers yet in Vista.

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    Awww, I get the red X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbudrick View Post
    Awww, I get the red X.

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    Fixed. Sorry. Should see it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcePuppy View Post
    As promised this morning here is the picture frame. I blacked out my last name just for privacy purposes and marked AcePuppy on it so people can't pass it off as there own. Believe it or not its still in Mint to Near Mint condition. The metal frame has minor scratches but thats about it. Picture was taken using my Camera phone, the digital camera does not have workable drivers yet in Vista.

    That's pretty awesome, but just to let you know, they used just some cheap frames from Wal - Mart. The reason why I know this is because when I won a store comp on the SNES, they broke the frame's glass while inserting my certificate. The guy made a comment about the frames being cheap frames from Wally world.

    I need to find my certificate now.
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    Just incase the hosting company deletes the picture again here it is attached to Digital Press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcePuppy View Post
    Just incase the hosting company deletes the picture again here it is attached to Digital Press.
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