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Wall Street Kid

Product: Video game, 1990

Price: $9.99 (Includes shipping via U.S. Postal Service)

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Released in June, 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Wall Street Kid was among the first console stock market simulators sold in the US.

Players invest in companies based on actual blue-chip stocks such as ATNT (a communications company), Xearox (a producer of copy machines) and Yapple (a home computer manufacturer).  The goal is to profit trading as the market reacts to changes in interest rates and corporate earnings.

Game characters include “Ruth” the banker and “Art” the artist, drawn to resemble Walt Disney.  The game ends when you acquire a house, yacht, European castle, and wife.

Vintage cartridge is shipped with a copy of The Objective Standard, a collection of early Capitalistpig promotional cards and canceled stock certificates.

Update: SOLD