You may or may not be aware that there was once a Game Boy Color version of the original Resident Evil in development. Unfortunately, due to the game supposedly being of poor quality, Capcom cancelled the project and instead created Resident Evil Gaiden for GBC.
Now, a collector has supposedly acquired two prototype carts of the unreleased Resident Evil port, which is said to have been almost completed when it stopped development. In exchange for a $2000 bounty by February 29, the owner of these carts says he is willing to upload them as ROMs.
While it may not initially seem wise to pay $2000 for a game that was cancelled due to quality concerns, many are donating only to preserve a piece of video game history. The owner of these carts claims that he is taking a financial loss due to only asking for $2000, although that’s a fairly unbelievable statement. Currently, $1,597.81 have been raised.
Resident Evil:GBC Fundraiser thread [Assembler]