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    Highest Graded "Tengen" Tetris Offered by Heritage To Date

    Tetris - Wata 9.6 A++ [Tengen Gold SOQ], NES Tengen 1989 USA. We had to do a double take when we pulled this out of its package. Some of us asked ourselves, "Is this real life?" We gave ourselves a few quick taps and didn't wake up, so it would appear this is actually happening. Even the copy from the Carolina Collection doesn't stack up to the immaculate condition of this copy. Collectors who have been on the scene for a while will be quick to tell of a time when this was thought to be the rarest game for the NES. While the sands of time have changed that opinion, there is still a great deal of truth to this being a very rare game. As the story goes, the primary reason for this is because Atari's subsidiary Tengen produced this unlicensed version of Tetris without Nintendo's permission. Atari then lost a legal battle with Nintendo over releasing this game just four weeks after stores stocked their shelves with it. Needless to say, the game had to be pulled from store shelves. Never say never of course, but the possibility of finding a nicer copy than this is slim to none at this point.


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