An unopened copy of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda that was made in 1987 has sold at auction for US$870,000. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game sold on Friday. The auction house said it was a rare version that was created during a limited production run that took place during a few months in late 1987. The Legend of Zelda is a popular fantasy adventure game that was first released in 1986. “The Legend of Zelda marks the beginning of one of the most important sagas in gaming; its historical significance cannot be understated … it is a true collector’s piece,” Valarie McLeckie, Heritage’s video game specialist, said in a statement. In April, the auction house sold an unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros that was bought in 1986 and forgotten about in a desk drawer for US$660,000.