A used game store in Albuquerque, New Mexico recently had one guy walk in with 203 copies of what was a controversial Sega game back in 1994. Night Trap was pulled from shelves after a Senate Judiciary and Government Affairs Committee hearing cited it for violence and being generally a bad influence. The game came back out with redesigned artwork, but these games all feature the original boxes and manuals.
The seller told Gamers Anonymous store employee Jon that he got all the games from what was a Blockbuster distribution center that ended up housing all the old recalled versions of the game. In an effort to clean things out, he decided it was time for them to go and wasn’t too concerned about the price he got, more with the fact that they were no longer cluttering his home. This should make some collectors really excited, given that there’s actually a kickstarter to revive Night Trap.
What is it with New Mexico and video games? First it was ET, now it’s Night Trap. Wonder what they’ll uncover next.