Thursday, December 2, 2010

Guess the Christmas Present

As I mentioned in a post a few days ago, my wife purchased my Christmas present out of the exclusive Mandarake glass case. It now sits wrapped in red beneath our tree, waiting patiently to be opened by me.

Anybody care to take a guess as to what it might be? Here is a picture of the present next to a Famicom cart for scale:
I'll give you a few hints:

1) It was made by Nintendo.

2) It was released in 1984.

3) It was released both in Japan and overseas.

4) If you look at the pictures of the glass case in the Mandarake post linked above, it isn't there (they have another Nintendo retro-game glass case that it came from).

5) I won't tell you the exact price, but it was less than 10,000 yen (about $100) and it came complete in the box.

No physical prizes for the correct answer, just the respect that goes with having successfully displayed your wrapped-box-content-guessing prowess.


  1. I'm going to say it's Devil World.

  2. Oh, now you're just being mean! LOL :)

    I'll have to give this some thought, although I *know* I won't get it right.

    BTW, I think it's interesting that you never use the word "game" in this post. Does that mean it may be a controller, or some other accessory?

  3. Hmmm looks like a CIB game to me but which?? Hmmmm maybe Donkey Kong? Just a wild guess lol

  4. Hmmm....what could it be? Good guesses so far. I can't say if anyone has gotten it right until December 25th of course.

    Bryan - It may be anything that came in a box that size:)

  5. Well, it definitely isn't one of Nintendo's own Famicom games -- at least not the early ones. The boxes for those games are basically the same size as the cartridges. This box seems larger than their later boxes, too, but I might be wrong there. Another possibility: A Game & Watch title! OK, now I'm guessing all over the place...

  6. The possibilities are indeed endless:)

    I'm tempted to give "warmer" and "colder" hints, but I think that would be cheating.