Before most people had even heard of the Consumer Electronics Show, and prior to the existence of shows like the Electronic Entertainment Expo or IndieCade, console manufacturers held gaming competitions to put their brand out there and get people excited about their machines. The climate of the video-game market was completely different back then — and this was just 20 years ago!
Now you can own a piece of video game history…if you have a few thousand dollars lying around. Behold the prize package that finalists received at Powerfest, the Nintendo World Championships held in 1990. [Via Techeblog]