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    Nintendo World Championships 1990 Grey - Wata 6.5 Cart [#0181], NES Nintendo 1990 USA. Here's a true rarity for the NES. It is estimated that fewer than 100 of these Gray competition cartridges that were used in the 1990 Nintendo World Championship US Tour still exist. Gray NWC cartridges like this one were given to the tournament finalists after the competitors, and in some cases their parents, made a stir about receiving one. These cartridges were never meant to be in the hands of the consumer, and were intended to be destroyed. Because of this, the standards of quality for the production of these cartridges does not match those of games released in stores.

    The cartridge contains modified versions of three NES classics: Super Mario Bros. (collect 50 coins), Rad Racer (race on a special NWC course), and Tetris (score as many points as possible during the remaining time allotted). During the official competition, gamers were given 6:21 to play all three mini-games, but the cartridge contains dipswitches that can alter the time limit. One of the Holy Grails of NES collecting, the Nintendo World Championships Grey cart is not only rare but also historically important as a memento of an early and pivotal esports competition.

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