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There are probably dozens of people chasing this cart but does anyone have a loose version of this game for sale? If so, please PM me with you asking price.

 

Other than eBay and this forum, is there somewhere else I should be checking?

 

Does the legitimate ColecoVision Telegames cartridge have a silver label with black text?

 

I want to find the original cart. If reissues or counterfeits exist, is there anything I should watch for to determine if I have found a legit one if/when I find one for sale?

 

I'm not a hardcore collector. This has always been my favorite Coleco game so I'd like to add it to my meager collection, even if the price is borderline absurd.

 

Thanks,

Justin

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Is this the correct, original cartridge and case for the ColecoVision version?

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Be warned that, if untested (very unlikely given the dollar value of this game), the sloppy quality control at TeleGames way back when leaves you with a very small chance that the cartridge may not even contain a Boulder Dash board inside. How do I know? I have a beautiful, legitimate Boulder Dash cartridge that is actually Turbo. Fortunately, I knew that in advance.

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Is this the correct, original cartridge and case for the ColecoVision version?

 

Yes - that's the one. That is the original release by Telegames in 1987.

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As far as counterfeits, bootlegs, fan creations, etc., all the ones I have seen have used a completely different style cartridge label (ie: in the MicroFun style, used a black background label, etc.). If a box was included, it was a usually a cardboard style box, not the green platic clamshell with insert sheet you see pictured above.

 

Seeing as you might have to spend a good amount of money even for a loose cart, make sure the seller tests the cart thoroughly as they have a high failure rate.

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That is definitely a game that does not pop up much on ebay, even just a loose cart. If it is not like the picture above then it is a fake or a reproduction that the UK site created. I believe their version of Boulderdash was on the small carts that was created last year or the year before.

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Thanks for the reminder ColecoDan about Telegames' re-release of Boulder Dash a couple years ago. It was a poor quality release that used PkK's homebrew mini-cart. In my talks with Telegames before the release, they asked me if I wanted to handle distribution in the U.S., but after I saw the product, I said "thanks, but no thanks!".

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Thank you all for sharing/confirming some information about this cartridge.

 

Having never actually seen an active sales listing yet, if/when an original loose cartridge does show up, about how much do you think I should expect to pay (assuming cart works, label is in excellent condition)? $200-300 for just the cart?

 

I've been following an eBay search for almost two years now and still haven't seen one pop up.

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I've been following an eBay search for almost two years now and still haven't seen one [boulder Dash cartridge] pop up.

 

 

One sold on eBay in late June for $78.99 (including shipping) on a BuyItNow. That price is not representative of what I suspect another would obtain in an actual auction scenario.

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Speaking of Boulder Dash,.....

 

Classic Game Publishers' current agreement to co-publish Boulder Dash® Vol. 1 for Intellivision with First Star Software, Inc. ends August 15th, 2016.

Boulder Dash® Vol. 1 for Intellivision has received rave reviews from the press and players alike; and, as a limited edition, at $70. each is much rarer than many other Intellivision games such as 'Space Patrol' which can now only be purchased for $200 or more ... if you can find it!

If you haven't purchased a copy (or two) yet, don't miss out on a very high quality port of this million unit seller!

Sales will end on August 15th, 2016; so, get your serial-numbered copy(s) of this sure to be rare collectible today!

Buy it at:

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