How rare is the gold cartridge?

#1falkner09Posted 10/11/2008 4:34:36 PM
I saw one for $18 and was just thinking about getting it. why are there two different colors anyway? was there a special promotion when it came out?

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#2basser2204Posted 10/11/2008 7:11:44 PM
Gold is not rare at all. A gray one would be much harder to find.
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#3HylianFoxPosted 10/11/2008 7:43:33 PM
*gasp* I have a gray one!
#4TTFPosted 10/12/2008 7:22:05 AM
The first two Zeldas were gold at first. A gold Ocarina of Time, however, is rarer and more expensive, as it was only available by pre-ordering the game.
#5falkner09(Topic Creator)Posted 10/12/2008 11:53:49 AM
Oh yeah I still have my working gold OOT. it's amazing it still works considering how much I played. I eve still have the box too.
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#6HylianFoxPosted 10/12/2008 12:18:31 PM
I have 2 gray OoT, they're both different versions (1.1 and 1.2)
#7MI4 REALPosted 10/12/2008 6:40:41 PM
I also have the gold OoT cart and box.

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#8ShinVegaIPosted 10/13/2008 12:17:37 PM
I have all gold zelda cartridges except Alttp (would buy it in a heartbeat). To answer your question the gold AoL cartridge is not all that rare. If you're a collector (like me) then it's worth the 18$ assuming it comes with all the original promo stuff and box is in good condition.

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#9nahor88Posted 10/13/2008 8:41:48 PM
GBC Cartridges are cooler, they're see-through, so you can see all the circuitry inside. My OOS Cartridge is like that.
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#10devilmaycare47Posted 10/19/2008 3:50:37 PM
I've heard the golden NES cartridges were at first a limited edition, but they drew so much attention that Nintendo made it the standard so that they would sell more copies (thus the gray one becoming rarer). Can someone confirm this?