In the 90s, there was a time when the question every video game player had to answer in order to prove who they were, was “Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat?” If your answer was Street Fighter, then there’s a very cool collectible available to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary.
Gamemaker Capcom has partnered with video game collectibles company iam8bit to create a brand-new Super NES cartridge of the iconic Street Fighter II game. Running $100, each cartridge comes with a foil collector box and “premium instruction booklet.”
Collectors have a couple options to choose from. 4,500 of the limited edition cartridges will feature a “Ryu Red” look. 1,000 special versions (of this special version) will be glow-in-the-dark “Blanka Green.”
That’s all well and good but can you play the game? Well…maybe.
Nintendo doesn’t license or approve cartridges anymore so while the game technically works in a Super NES, there may be some bugs or issues that no one has double-checked on. That includes spontaneous combustion.
WARNING: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the “Product”) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire. The SNES hardware is deemed a vintage collectible, so please exercise extreme caution when using the Product and make sure there is fire extinguishment equipment nearby. Use of the Product is at the sole risk of the user.
So, you know, maybe stick to using that worn-down cartridge from 1995 instead. Sure you have to blow on it and shake things around, but that’s better than blowing up.
iam8bit also noted that this is the first in what they’re calling the “Legacy Cartridge Collection” line, which means we can expect to see more in the future. Maybe those Mortal Kombat fans are up next?