Oh. My. God.
If you're a collector or fan of classic video games, you know the name Active Enterprises. If not, at the least you've heard of their legacy - an awful little collection of games called Action 52.
In addition, many of you probably know that a sequel to the Cheetahmen game contained with Action 52 was found in a warehouse in very small numbers, then packaged and released for a very large profit. Cheetahmen II is now among the most highly-valued cartridges on the NES.
Now, Active Enterprises is poised to strike again. Cheetahmen: The Creation is a game developed but never released back in the 1990s when Active Enterprises truly thought they had the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on their hands. It seems they've seen fit to produce them, packaging them up in multicolored cartridges and selling off just 2000 of them, effectively creating yet another collector's item in the NES library.
On one hand - it's fantastic to see old, unreleased titles being given new life in an official capacity. Reproductions are great and all, but we're collectors, we need the real thing.
On the other hand, there's the price - $500 for the special collector's edition and $200 for just the sealed game and comic book.
The price ensures this will only be picked up by completionists or collectors who have more money than sense. The game is sure to be awful - Active Enterprises didn't release a single thing on the NES that actually worked.
Does anyone else feel that they're just trying to recreate the Cheetahmen II effect, but claiming the profit for themselves this time around?
Edit: In my excitement, I forgot to supply the link. http://cheetahmengames.com/Cheetahmen-The-Creation.html
Edit 2: Video Game Museum ran a great article clearing up all of the questions surrounding this game. http://www.videogamemuseum.com/2011/10/21/cheetahmen-fever/
What do you think? Let me know in the comments!