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Atari 2600

[SIZE=13px][SIZE=13px]Gamma Attack: $5,000 [/SIZE][SIZE=13px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=13px] $10,000[/SIZE]
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The only game released by company Gammation, programmed by Robert L. Esken, Jr., and seeing only a handful of cartridges produced, Gamma-Attack remains one of the rarest video games ever made. How rare you ask? There is one copy known to exist, in the hands of collector Anthony DeNardo. The eBay auction in February 2008 for Gamma-Attack was Mr. DeNardo’s copy, put up to showcase his amazing find. Though his estimated value is the one given above, he has received even larger offers for the title. In the meantime, the ROM has been released, and in 2008 Gammation unveiled GammAttack4, a re-release of the game for PC emulators. Gammation’s website is www.gammation.com.
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[SIZE=13px]Birthday Mania: $5,000 – $7,000[/SIZE]
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Distributed by Personal Games, Birthday Mania cartridges were specially ordered cartridges with personalized title screens and spaces on the front where names could be written in. The game focused on the player blowing out birthday candles, and the game was billed as a perfect birthday gift. It didn’t really catch on, so there are very few of these out on the market.

So how rare is it? Well, there’s only a couple claimed to exist. One is supposedly in the hands of Jerry Greiner, known Atari collector and enthusiast, while another belongs to a user at AtariAge(I won’t list his name since he appears to value his privacy). Since Greiner has never actively proven his ownership, it means the one from AtariAge is the only known in existence. (Yes, that could very well make it more rare than [SIZE=13px]the NES Nintendo World Chamption Cartidges[/SIZE]) The highest known offer for a copy of Birthday Mania was $6500.00. It wasn’t taken.
[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Air Raid: $1100 – $3305[/SIZE]
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This game was apparently the only release by MenAvision. The cartridge is blue, with a t-shaped handle on the end. Gameplay centers around the player attempting to protect a city by shooting down flying saucers, airplanes, and other kinds of enemies which are trying to bomb said city. To do this, the player must fly around in their own aircraft, launching missiles at enemy ships. Waves are continuous, though scores are tabulated so players can compete against themselves.
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There are said to be only twelve official copies of this game remaining in the entire world. And for the record, that $3305 was paid in 2004 for the cartridge only. In June of 2009,[SIZE=12px] it was listed on eBay for just under $5,000[/SIZE], but did not find a bidder at that price.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Gauntlet: $1200-$3000[/SIZE]
This title has nothing to do with the later action RPG series Atari would release. Instead, the plot follows Sir Robert Whittenbottom as he runs the gauntlet of an ancient tribe in an attempt to prove his manhood and join the tribe. The player could run around or leap over various obstacles, and could survive multiple hits before finally succumbing to wounds. The game was mail-order only from Answer Software and was not contained in a box, instead coming in a foam case.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Eli’s Ladder: $1400-$1500[/SIZE]
Easily the rarest educational game ever made, as well as one of the rarest for the Atari 2600, primarily due to an extremely limited release. Players must answer basic math questions to help Eli climb a ladder to get back to his ship so he can fly to the moon. The game also came packed with a wall chart and motivational stickers for children, which are also difficult to find.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Mangia: $720-$1000[/SIZE]
In this game, you must either eat the plates of pasta your mother is constantly making, or throw it to your pets. Eat too much and your stomach explodes, but don’t get rid of the plates quick enough and your table collapses. The game is also noted for having one of the most annoying sound effects of the entire Atari 2600 library. This is a black cartridge Spectravision release, but was only released through the Columbia House Record Club. It may also be worth mentioning that [SIZE=12px]a European release of the game was recently sold on eBay for about $200[/SIZE].
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Out of Control: $265-$2139[/SIZE]
The point of this game is to weave your ship through space buoys and pop several balloons before executing a perfect landing in a space station. There’s also a minimalist idea used for the sound and visuals. But what’s really impressive is the price tag. The game had the unfortunate problem of releasing in the middle of the video game crash of 1983, so manufactured amounts were very little, and the game didn’t sell very well, hence why it’s so difficult to find now.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]River Patrol: $300-$500[/SIZE]
Due to a very limited run for a port of an obscure arcade game, River Patrol is considered extremely rare. There’s speculation that as few as six copies may be in circulation among collectors. It is unclear why the game is so rare, though there is speculation that it has to do with the trouble engineers had programming the game to licensing problems over the arcade game, as well as its 1984 post-video game crash release date. The game also holds the distinction of being one of the few 2600 titles with music. Players must navigate a large boat down a river strewn with obstacles.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Quadrun: $200-$800[/SIZE]
First, this title was released exclusively via mail-order by Atari. Second, it was kept in limited quantities because the play-testers hadn’t liked the game. This is what happens when you let a group of little girls test your game(seriously, that’s actually what happened). For the record, the game’s also the first Atari game to utilize voice synthesis.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]The Music Machine: $140-$750[/SIZE][SIZE=12px] [/SIZE]
This title by Sparrow was only available through religious bookstores. That’s right, it’s a religious game for the Atari 2600, where two children must collect the Fruits of the Spirit that fall from the Music Machine in a basket, then grab a heart to move to the next level. This game was the only video game release by Sparrow, though they still exist today. A Music Machine LP was released at the same time which contained several inspirational songs which could be listened to at the same time. A sealed copy recently sold on eBay for $5250.00.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Tooth Protectors: $165-$2200[/SIZE]
Tooth Protectors was a mail-order only release by Johnson and Johnson, though it’s never been as popular as Chase the Chuck Wagon. Then again, it also happens to be rarer than Chase the Chuck Wagon. It’s an interesting marketing tool, where you play the Tooth Protector, who must save teeth from the Snack Attack. To do this, you must knock back the crumbs that Snack Attack shoots at you. If a tooth takes too much damage, you can clean it by using your trusty Reach toothbrush, Johnson and Johnson dental floss and Act fluoride mouthwash. Seriously.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Chase the Chuck Wagon: $50-$400[/SIZE]
This game is practically the poster child for what went wrong with the home video game market during the Golden Age. It was a mail-order release by Ralston-Purina, advertising dog food based on a popular commercial in the early 1980s. Also, it’s not as rare as certain other Atari 2600 games(AtariAge doesn’t even rank it in their top 40). Still, it’s box and manual are considerably rarer, so finding a complete copy is extremely difficult.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Karate – Ultravision release: $2500-$4000[/SIZE]
Some of you may be shocked by this winding up on the list, because the Froggo release of this game for the Atari 2600 really isn’t rare at all. If you happen to be the proud owner of the Ultravision release of this game however, count yourself among the lucky few because both the T-case and square case Ultravision releases are considered worth these exorbitant rates. Functionally however, there really isn’t much of a difference, so owning the Froggo version will let you play the game.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Atlantis II: $700-$2000[/SIZE]
This was a special tournament version of the Atari 2600 game Atlantis. The gameplay is much faster, the scoring system has been slightly altered from the original, and enemy ships are worth far less than the original version, where the city of Atlantis must be protected from the evil Gorgon spaceships. Copies of the cartridge were sent to the top players in the Defend Atlantis competition, primarily because there were far more than four people capable of maxing out the score in the original Atlantis. Of those receiving the cartridge, four were chosen and sent to Bermuda for the final round of the competition, where the winner won $10,000. The game looks identical to Atlantis, though a sticker with “Atlantis II” typed on it was stuck to the front of the box. It is unknown who won the competition.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Pepsi Invaders: $675-$2050[/SIZE]
This was a revision of Space Invaders, specially designed and built for the executive level of the Coca-Cola corporation, so there are believed to have only ever been 130 of these games, at most. Instead of waves of aliens being fended off, the player must shoot invading letters that say PEPSI, as well as a flying Pepsi logo that replaced the flying saucer at the top of the screen. The game also includes a three-minute timer, so the player can’t dally about.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Xante Releases: $179-$1350 individually[/SIZE]
Xante was a small company based out of Oklahoma which opted to sell popular games via blue rewritable cartridges. Whenever a player grew tired, they could return to a Xante kiosk and have a new game written on their cart, complete with generic label and box. Games released this way include Alien, Solar Storm, No Escape, Demon Attack, Beany Bopper, and Crypts of Chaos. There are certain Brazilian releases with the same-style cartridge, such as Spacegame, but these generally are worth the same amount, so don’t feel bad if it turns out not to be a Xante cart. It’s still worth quite a bit.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]BMX Airmaster – Atari release: $300-$800[/SIZE]
While this game is not terribly uncommon, it’s the TNT release that can be found so easily. But late in this game’s production, Atari bought the rights and produced a limited number of their own cartridges for it. Of these, fewer sold, making it difficult to find a copy of Atari’s BMX Airmaster. Don’t be fooled by the “RARE” label you see on most auction sites next to this game. Rarely is it really the rare version.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Lochjaw: $300-$1375[/SIZE]
This is the original release of the game Shark Attack, put out before Apollo changed the name due to a pending lawsuit of copyright infringement for the film Jaws. Certain minor changes were also made to the game, though these aren’t really noticeable. The point of the game is to grab as many diamonds as possible without letting the shark get you. If the shark does get you, he eats you, just as he eats any diamonds he comes into contact with. The Loch Ness Monster can also be found hiding in various undersea caves, and will hunt the player down if disturbed.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Magicard: $825-$1180[/SIZE]
First off, this is actually a programming tool released by CommaVid. It features a plane cartridge with a bland white label and a 100+ page manual. Magicard was not packed into a box. The cartridge was available via mail-order only, hence its rarity. Several sample programs were included in the cartridge to help give an understanding of how it worked. The cartridge worked in conjunction with the keyboard controller.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Color Bar Generator: $250-$800[/SIZE]
The purpose of this diagnostic cartridge was to enable television owners to check the alignment and quality of their televisions. It came with fifteen different patterns, including one specifically for checking the adjustment of the color generating circuitry of the Atari 2600. Several of these patterns were simply single color screens.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]ECPC Cartridges: $150-$695[/SIZE]
These were reprogrammable cartridges released by Romox. They could be taken to Romox’s Software Centers so they could be rewritten and taken home again. Some of the games to be loaded onto them were exclusive to the Romox carts, so if found, it’s one of the only ways to play titles like Castles and Keys, Flapper, Bartender, or Topper.
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Copy Cart: $100-$600[/SIZE]
The Copy Cart was basically a blank cartridge that could have other games copied onto it. You will also need the Duplicator to handle the process, as the cart is pretty useless on its own. While there aren’t very many of these, there’s also not much of a market, hence why the price doesn’t go as high as some of these other titles. For the complete package, the cart was originally packaged with both the Duplicator and the game Dishaster, but finding all three together can be extremely tough.
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Additional Games of Value

There are quite a few other rare and valuable Atari 2600 titles. If interested in finding more information, the website AtariAge.com keeps lists of rare titles and offers a forum for those interested in Atari collecting. Here’s just a few other titles that are rare, valuable, or both:
  • Malagai: $320-$1150
  • X-Man: $100-$350
  • Spider Maze: $175-$722
  • Q*Bert’s Qubes: $78-$575
  • Stronghold: $175-$300
  • Cakewalk: $150-$700
  • Condor Attack: $180-$600
  • Swordquest: Waterworld: $85-$350
  • Wall Defender: $238-$450
  • Video Jogger: $105-$950
  • Video Reflex: $105-$950
  • Z-Tack: $238-$450
  • Motocross/Tomarc: $145-$350
  • Assault: $238-$450
  • Jogging Pad: $250-$950
  • Berenstain Bears: $45-$130
  • Great Escape: $238-$450
  • Halloween: $130-$300
  • Glib: $75-$100
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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    Sega master system

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Sonic the Hedgehog: $300 – $500[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    Now, don’t get confused on this one (or some of the others to follow). If you look on eBay for a Sonic the Hedgehog for the Master System, you will indeed find some inexpensive games that will play on the North American Sega Master System, but most likely, it is actually just the more common European version. The only way to tell the European versions from the North American counterparts is that US releases have a sticker barcode on the back (and the code often begins with “01008″ as opposed to the PAL’s “49743″) Because of this, you need a complete game (not just the cart) to have much value.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]James Buster Douglas Knockout Boxing: $150 – $400[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    This games is just hard to find all-around. After the real US Sonic release, this is the next in line in terms of rarirty. It is also the most sought-after loose cartridge (you don’t have to worry about the more-common European version).
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Golden Axe Warrior: $65 – $200[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    This one is a mix of rarity and demand for a solid exclusive title. Warrior is a real challenge to find at an affordable price and it’s also Zelda-like spinoff of Sega’s classic Golden Axe franchise. If you’re looking to build a top-notch Master System collection, this is a solid entry that will command respect in more ways than one.
    [SIZE=12px]Shop for Golden Axe Warrior on eBay[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Out Run (Blue Label) 1990 Re-Release: $50 – $100[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    It isn’t hard to find Out Run for the Master System, but there are a handful of games that saw a late re-release with a simple packaging change. This 1990 release has a [SIZE=12px]blue label on the cartridge[/SIZE] instead of the original red one. That’s the only difference.
    [SIZE=12px]Shop for Out Run (Blue Label) on eBay[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Power Strike II: $60 – $85[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    Like Golden Axe Warrior, Power Strike II is both hard to find and an excellent Master System exclusive. If you like 2D shooters then you owe it to yourself to try this game out (at least on an emulator). This is easily one of the best 8 bit shmups and can even hold its own against many 16-bit shooters.
    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Phantasy Star: $23 – $60[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    While it isn’t super common, Phantasy Star’s value rides more on the fact that it’s the first installment of Sega’s classic RPG series. It is still regarded as one of the best 8-bit RPGs and other than a few releases in compilations many years down the line, it also remained an exclusive to the Master System
    [SIZE=12px]Shop for Phantasy Star on eBay[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Out Run 3D: $40 – $80[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    Here’s Out Run again! This time it’s the version that makes use of the Master System’s ahead-of-its-time 3D glasses. There were a handful of games that utilized the 3D, but Out Run is one of the harder games to find and also one of the most in-demand. It’s a cool little collectible if you can scoop it up.
    [SIZE=12px]Shop for Out Run 3D on eBay[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Spiderman: $45 – $70[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    This is another rare North American release that can be easily found in other regions.
    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker: $30 – $50[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    Yes, another rare North American release. The passing of the King of Pop also helped drive the value of this release up. Both the Master System and the Genesis version saw a huge spike in value after MJ’s death, but it’s calmed down since then.
    [SIZE=12px]Shop for Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker on eBay[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Alex Kidd in Shinobi World: $30 – $50[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    This treasured platformer can be a bit hard to find, but the love of the classic Alex Kidd franchise also keeps the value of this gem up. If you shop around, you can find it cheaper, but most of the time on eBay it will cost you.
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    [SIZE=12px]Tec-Toy released a large selection of Master System games in Brazil (where the Master System thrived quite a bit). Many of them were actually simple ports of Game Gear games. There are many Tec-Toy releases that are rather hard to find and can bring in some good money, but here are some of the most valuable.[/SIZE]
    • Sonic Blast: $80 – $230
    • Legend of Illusion: $100 – $150
    • Virtua Fighter Animation: $80 – $150
    • Mickey’s Ultimate Challenge: $100 – $150
    • X-Men Mojo World: $40 – $130
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Great Ice Hockey: $120 – $200[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    How does a common US game go from being worth $5 to $200+? The Japanese version was only released through a magazine contest that coupled the title in with a Sega Sports Pad giveaway (before the Sega Sports Pad’s official release in Japan). No box was ever made for it (we just included a picture.
    • Alf : $30 – $50
    • Strider: $40 – $60
    • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts: $20 – $47
    • Asterix and the Great Rescue: $30 – $50
    • Montezuma’s Revenge Featuring Panama Joe: $35 – $45
    • Ninja Gaiden: $32 – $45
    • Aerial Assault: $20 – $45
    • Ultima Quest of the Avatar: $29 – $42
    • Power Strike: $30 – $40
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    8 bit nes

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]1990 Nintendo World Championships: Gold Edition: $15,000 – $21,000[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]10.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]In 1990, Nintendo famously held a gaming tournament in Los Angeles, California, not unlike the one in the finale of the cult classic film, [SIZE=12px]The Wizard[/SIZE]. While admittedly a mainstream competition (most of us could have won with no problem), the event was a high point in Nintendo’s glamorous reign at the top of the gaming market, and is remembered by many with great enthusiasm. After its promotion in the popular Nintendo Power and through the Powerfest tour, kids everywhere practiced feverishly in hopes of heading to this event, seeing the wonder of light and sound, playing some Rad Racer, and winning it all.The actual game is a timed compilation of three titles (Super Mario Bros, Rad Racer, and Tetris), each adjusted for the tournament, and containing a unique scoring system. The 1990 Nintendo World Championships: Gold Edition was the contest prize in one of Nintendo Power’s monthly promotions. One grand prize winner and twenty-five equally as fortunate runners-up were each sent a single copy (which makes 26 copies in the wild). What gives these competition cartridges an incredible dynamic is that, while so few copies exist, they were distributed to winners throughout all of North America. Many rare/prototype games and systems with this low of a production, had their entire allotment sent to or found in a single localized area.[SIZE=12px]See Latest 1990 Nintendo World Championship Gold Cartridge on eBay[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]1991 Nintendo Campus Challenge: $14,000 – $20,100[/SIZE]
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    The 1991 Nintendo Campus cartridge was created by Nintendo for a video game competition like the Nintendo World Championships in 1990, but this one would tour college campuses and spring break hot spots. The cartridges had three games on them, Super Mario 3, PinBot, and Dr. Mario and a time limit of about 6 minutes. You tried to get the most points on all three games within the allotted time. After the event the games were all supposed to be destroyed but this one was found at an ex-Nintendo employee’s garage sale in 2006.
    Up until recently, it was hard to pin down a value for this cartridge as it never really surfaced on the marketplace. It was recently sold privately for $14,000 and [SIZE=12px]then later resold for $20,100[/SIZE] — bringing it just shy of the mark for the 1990 Gold Nintendo World Championship Cartridge.
    [SIZE=12px]See Latest 1991 Nintendo Campus Challenge Cartridge sale on eBay[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]1990 Nintendo World Championships: Grey Cartridge: $4,000 – $6,100[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]10.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    These essentially have the same story behind them as the Gold cartridge mentioned above. However, the more common grey cartridges were the ones actually used in the tournaments and were then given to each of the finalists. The grey carts had a print run of 90 and has a monochromatic label and, like a lot of EPROM exposed prototypes, has a hole in its casing, but for displaying dipswitches.
    [SIZE=12px][/SIZE]What is rather interesting about these cartridges is the fact that only about half of the cartridges have reportedly surfaced, so there are still more out there hidden in somebody’s closet, garage sale, or flea market. Even though these are cartridge-only releases, condition can be a large factor. [SIZE=12px]A grey cartridge surfaced this past month on eBay[/SIZE] but it didn’t even receive bids for the $5,200 asking price..[SIZE=12px][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]See Latest 1990 Nintendo World Championship Grey Cartridge on eBay[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Myriad 6 in 1[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]: $700 – $2,900[/SIZE][SIZE=12px][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]9.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]The 6-in-1 Myriad cart and its sibling, the Caltron 6-in-1 (see below) have become some of the more standout collector’s items on the Nintendo Entertainment System. As the name suggests, they are a collection of 6 games, which are about as good as you’d expect from an independent, unlicensed title.While the games themselves was released many times, these actual carts were released twice, the other time from Caltron, who reportedly went bankrupt during it’s production. Myriad Games would later acquire the leftover carts, shipping them out in a new box, and with a numbered label for the price of $69. That sum might have seemed steep then, but it would be a steal for that today. While it might be slightly outdated information, a Digital Press posting lists #888 is the highest number found, so it’s unlikely that more than a thousand exist.
    Two copies (one sealed and one complete in box) were listed for $4,500 and $3,120 respectively, but neither received bids for those asking prices
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]6-in-1 (Caltron): $525 – [SIZE=12px]$2080[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]9.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]The original Caltron 6-in-1 release is about equally as hard to find as the Myraid 6 in 1, but generally commands a tad less. It is worth noting that there have been a number of suspected counterfiets showing up on eBay recently and usually sell for about $150. (looking at the feedback shows the sellers have been selling multiple copies). Most recently, [SIZE=12px]a loose copy has sold for over $1,000.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Bubble Bath Babes: $500 – [SIZE=12px]$1,275[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Peek A Boo Poker: [SIZE=12px]$705[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]$1,352[/SIZE][/SIZE]
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    The games from adult publisher, Panesian, obviously didn’t meet Nintendo’s strict content guidelines. And even without the whole Seal of Approval business, the chances of your average retailer carrying the games would be pretty slim. So what was Panesian (the publisher) to do? Ship it only to video stores as a mail-order release. I’m not sure it can be said how many copies are out there, but it is presumably less a thousand.It is very easy to imagine, even with the game’s immense rarity, that you could walk into a flea market, thrift shop or video store and discover one of these games hidden away for a dollar. Why is that? The game wasn’t packaged in the cardboard box typical of most NES releases, but rather in a [SIZE=12px]VHS-esque movie case[/SIZE].The copies still left unclaimed for are most likely shoved in with regular old[SIZE=12px]movies[/SIZE]rather than games, meaning there are plenty of unsearched places to look for it.Bubble Bath Babes is a puzzle game featuring an 8-bit rendered, unclothed female at the bottom of the screen. Peek A Boo Poker and Hot Slots are your standard poker and slot machine games with extra “character” so to speak.Judging from the cover art, I think we all have an idea of what kind of video store might still contain it…but a grail is a grail, and this one goes for over half a grand, so don’t hesitate to uncover a copy for yourself (or for eBay).The prices for each of these games seems to be skyrocketing over the last few years.Just a few years ago, you could find these pop up on eBay for $500 or less. Since then they have nearly doubled in price if recent successful eBay auctions are any indication. I have not seen a completed auction of Bubble Bath Babes in a while, but that is not surprising as it is considered the rarest and most valuable of the trio. Considering the recent prices of both Peek A Boo Poker and Hot Slots, one could come to the conclusion that a complete copy of Bubble Bath Babes could raise more than $1400.If you want to get a landmark NES collection off to a good start, here are [SIZE=12px]all three in one auction[/SIZE].[SIZE=12px]Check for Bubble Bath Babes on eBay[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Check for Peek A Boo Poker on eBay[/SIZE]
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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    nes 8 bit part 2
    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Cheetahman II: $400 – [SIZE=12px]$503[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]8.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Thinking back to the early 1990s, you can probably easily recall how incredibly popular the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were (at least in the US). The Cheetahman franchise was a relatively bizzare attempt to capitalize on the idea of humanoid animal action heroes. (I guess those at Active Enterprises thought it sounded like a good idea). In addition to the unlicensed Nintendo games, the publisher actually had high hopes of cashing in with action figures, t-shirts, a cartoon TV show before the word spread of the the series’ lack of quality.Despite the franchise’s lackluster performance a second installment of Cheetahmen was completed, although not officially released. Eventually, but 1997 all of the reported 1,500 copies of the game left their warehouse and were sold to the public. However, once people actually played the game, they realized there was more to its cancellation than it’s namesake. To this day it is known as one of the most unplayable games of all time.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Stadium Events: $1,800 – [SIZE=12px]$8,800[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]9.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    What makes this otherwise standard game so rare, is that just after its release, it was recalled. As an official third party title, Stadium Events made use of an accessory called the Family Fun Fitness Pad. It required the player(s) to run or step rapidly in order to complete each event. Upon its release, Nintendo decided to grant the game a first party production, recalling the scant initial cartridges that had been sent out.The game would later become “World Class Track Meet” and would be played with Nintendo’s own controller the “Power Pad”. Both became very common and were boxed-in with many NES consoles. But Stadium Events, the original anomaly, had snuck out in ever so limited numbers. 2000 copies is believed to have been the total distribution tally, but doesn’t consider how many of those were sold prior to Nintendo’s recall. Some have suggested that no more than 200 actually made it into NES owners’ homes. It should be noted that PAL versions were not recalled and are not worth as much (even though many eBay sellers try to pass them off as rarities)
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Bubble Bobble Part 2: $100 – $340[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]6.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    If you’re an old-school gaming fan, it is hard not to love the Bubble Bobble franchise. The original is a common mainstay in the NES library, but Bubble Bobble Part 2 was released in 1993 which was very late in the NES’s life span. Two years after the SNES was released actually. Because of this the game never sold very well and became very rare.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Little Samson: $200 – $350[/SIZE][SIZE=12px][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]4.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Little Samson is a gem of a platformer developed by Taito to try and mimic the huge success of other platforming games on the NES. Even though it did a good job in terms of graphics and gameplay, it didn’t quite have the marketing power to prevent it from selling poorly. Now that NES fans are delving back into the large library looking for Hidden Gems, Little Samson has risen in value.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak: $120 – $250[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]7.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    As the NES era drew to a close, publishers like Taito released many of their games exclusively to game rental companies while bypassing the traditional retail market. The Flintstones II is the best example of this in the US, but is a bit easier to find in Europe. Of course, since it was primarily a rental game, finding a complete copy in good condition is especially challenging.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Bonk’s Adventure: $60 – $250[/SIZE]
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    While it was know primarily for being the leading franchise on the TurboGrafx-16, Bonk also received a release on the NES. This rather limited release didn’t get much attention on this original publication of this list in 2008, as it was selling for between $30 and $60 at the time. However, the selling prices have more than doubled since then and a complete copy has sold for $250.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Snow Brothers: $49 – $150[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]6.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Snow Brothers is an arcade port that is very similar to Bubble Bobble in terms of style. The game did not sell very well despite its solid gameplay. In fact, Ocean had licensed the game for the Amiga and Atari ST but canceled the games part way through development because of perceived bad sales.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Fire ‘N Ice: $45 – $153[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]6.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Fire N Ice is the sequel to the NES favorite, Solomon’s Key (and is called Solomon’s Key 2 in Europe and Japan). Like many rare NES games, it was released in after the NES lost popularity and did not sell well. The name change in the US probably didn’t help any either. However, once again, releasing an NES game in 1993 was a recipe for creating a collector’s item.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Duck Tales 2: $42 – $130[/SIZE][SIZE=12px][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]5.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Duck Tales 2 is the sequel to the original Duck Tales game on the NES and is, of course, based on the Disney TV series that many of us grew up with. The single biggest determinant in the game being hard to find now and a collector’s item, it was released in 1993. I wish I was still buying NES games back in 1993 instead of moving onto the SNES and Genesis.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Pro Sport Hockey: $25 – $140[/SIZE][SIZE=12px][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]8.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Here is your rarest and most valuable widely released sports game on the NES. Pro Sport Hockey is the only NHLPA licensed game on the NES, and standalone games go from $30-$40. Complete copies of the game have received a lot of action in recent auctions and can run from $130 to $150.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Dragon Warrior IV: $35 – $120[/SIZE][SIZE=12px][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]3.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Dragon Warrior IV is the final NES installment of the popular Enix RPG series. The game was another classic case of a game coming out too late in the NES’s life to sell very well. The game received much critical praise when it was released. As a matter of fact, Nintendo Power rated it the 2nd best game of the year. The best sale of recent history was[SIZE=12px]this complete and pristine copy that went for nearly $130[/SIZE]. Keep in mind, that isn’t sealed — a sealed copy would go for far more – especially since it is part of such a popular franchise. However, since the release of a DS remake in 2008, the value of this game has done down significantly — falling out of the top 10. (We’ve bumped it down, but kept it on the list for documentation)
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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    Hah, child's play stuff compared to NES Stadium Events.
    http://www.inquisitr.com/61548/unsuspecting-mom-sells-rare-nintendo-game-for-13000/
    games value gos up every few years
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  • PozerWolfPozerWolf Gummies, yum! ;o Joined: Posts: 7,850 ✭✭✭✭
    Hah, child's play stuff compared to NES Stadium Events.
    http://www.inquisitr.com/61548/unsuspecting-mom-sells-rare-nintendo-game-for-13000/
    Didn't AVGN make a game review on it. I remember a lot of people freak out cause they thought he actually destroyed a copy of the game at the end of the video.
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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    Gameboy and gameboy color

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Magical Chase – $100 – [SIZE=12px]$125[/SIZE][/SIZE]
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    This Cotton-esqe 2D shooter is best known for being a gem in the TurboGrafx 16′s library, but it also made a Japan-only appearance on the Gameboy as well. It’s actually a quite impressive and colorful port that makes it one of the best shmups on the portable.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Mr Do! – $40 – $131[/SIZE]
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    Mr Do! is typically regarded as the holy grail of licenced US releases in the Gameboy library and doesn’t show up on eBay too often. The cartridge alone and generally runs in the $30-50 range, but even an unsealed, complete copy can break $100
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Mega Man V: $47 – $100[/SIZE]
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    Even though one might think that the Gameboy games are just monochrome versions of the NES games, the portable versions are actually quite different than their console counterparts. So all those Mega Man fans have to give this one a try if they want to play through the massive series. As you can see from [SIZE=12px]our recent Best Mega Man game poll[/SIZE], Mega Man V is the most popular of the portable installments and it’s also one of the hardest to find.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Space Station Silicon Valley: $39 – $90[/SIZE]
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    This Gameboy rarity is the pocket-sized incarnation of the cult-classic N64 game from DMA Designs (now known as Rockstar North, creator of the Grand Theft Auto series). Much like Mr. Do, it hardly ever shows up on eBay. Sometimes, you may get lucky and score a bare cartridge for next to nothing, but if it attacts attention from more than one hardcore Gameboy collector, you can expect some high prices.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Snow Bros Jr: $38 – $90[/SIZE]
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    This Bubble Bobble clone was also listed on the [SIZE=12px]Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games list[/SIZE], but in top condition, it can actually command a few more dollars than the console version and doens’t show up quite as much on eBay (despite having a lower rarity rating on Digitpress).
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Stop That Roach – $29 – [SIZE=12px]$190[/SIZE][/SIZE]
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    According to Digitpress, this quirky puzzle game is one of the rarest Gameboy titles out there, but I’ve seen it show up on eBay a number of times over the last month or two. Bare cartridges won’t sell for too terribly much, but [SIZE=12px]just recently a sealed copy nearly reached $200.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Castlevania Legends: $32 – $90[/SIZE]
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    Dispite being one of the lowest ranking game on our [SIZE=12px]Best Castlevania Games poll[/SIZE], Castlevania Legends is one of the most collectable installments on a portable platform. It’s quite different than most of the games in the series, and it still has a group of devoted fans.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Shantae: $100 – $300[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]3.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    This colorful platformer was released on the tail end of the Gameboy Color’s lifespan as the Gameboy Advance was well on its way to domniate the market. Luckly, Shantae looked so good that it could pass for an early GBA game. Because of the combination of a relatively low print run and demand for this cool little gem, the game’s value stays solid.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Mega Man IV: $24 – $85[/SIZE]
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    While it isn’t quite as popular as Mega Man V, the fourth installment in the portable Mega Man series is still quite a hit and a challenge to find in the wild at a decent price.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Harvest Moon 3: $25 – $80[/SIZE]
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    It seems like the Harvest Moon series is always popping up on our[SIZE=12px]Rare and Valuble lists[/SIZE] (see [SIZE=12px]SNES[/SIZE] and [SIZE=12px]N64[/SIZE]), but you can’t beat a combination of small print runs and a cult following for a series. I guess there are a lot of fans of cutesy farm simulations that have money burning a hole in their pocket. The third portable installment is the most popular and valuable, but you’ll also see the other two installments listed in the honorable mentions list below.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Metal Gear Solid: $22 – $135[/SIZE]
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    Even thought the Metal Gear series was an established 2D franchise and Metal Gear Solid was burning up sales charts on the Playstation, the production run of the Gameboy Color version was quite small. In fact, this portable version is one of the rarest of all the regular-issue Metal Gear games, right up there with some of the old-school classics.

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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    Sega Gensis

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Tetris: $3,000 – $16,000[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]10.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]So you think the unlicensed Tetris game for the NES is hard to find? Just try to get your hands on the Japanese Megadrive Tetris. It was developed alongside Sega’s System-16 arcade version, but never reached shelves after legal wranglings gave Nintendo exclusive console rights. However, that little issue doesn’t stop some people from obtaining it. Apparently, there are about 10 copies known to be floating around.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Genesis Blockbuster World Video Game Championships II: $1,200 – $2,500[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]9.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]Much like the competition carts mentioned in the NES and SNES rare and valuable lists, this little cartridge was used to promote a few games (in this case NBA Jam and Judge Dredd) and let players compete for prizes. In the case of this Genesis game, the cartridge was never meant to be distributed. It’s probably even more rare than the NES cart. (rumor has it that there are only two copies floating around)

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Maximum Carnage Box Set: $150 – [SIZE=12px]$160[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]7.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]Who says that there isn’t anything worthwhile on QVC? Apparently there were 5,000 copies of this Maximum Carnage set made and they were sold (perhaps exclusively) on the QVC home shopping TV channel. The included book includes the first few issues of the Maximum Carnage comic that the game was based on.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Ecco The Dolphin Box Set: ?[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]7.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]Most Sega fans are well aware of the underwater, puzzle-filled adventure, but you most have probably never seen this rarity. According to an old Sega Force magazine, Sega made a deal with a London aquarium which housed a real dolphin named Ecco that would be benefited by the proceeds. It was sold in very limited quantities in a handful of shops. ([SIZE=12px]Check out another picture of the set here[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]MUSHA: $60 – $125[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]5.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]2008 Value: $34 – $115[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]Shmup fans are always willing to pay good money for a quality shooter and on the Genesis, MUSHA is main target on the platform. Coming from the Aleste series of shooters, MUSHA was relatively popular in Japan but the game never caught on state side. On a side note, it was never released in Europe, so it an especially appealing import over there.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Shining Force II: $35 – $80[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]2.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]2008 Value: [/SIZE][SIZE=12px]: $39 – $103[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]Shining Force 2 is not extremely rare but it is considered one of the greatest RPG’s of all time. Developed by the Sonic Software Planning (now known as Camelot) at Sega, this tactical RPG is #48 on IGN’s top 100 list and considered a must own for Genesis collectors. It also was a later release in the Genesis library and came in the cardboard boxes that are hard to keep in good condition. This puts a high premium on mint/complete copies of the game.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Aerobiz Supersonic: $40 – $55[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]7.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]2008 Value: : $45 – $60[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]Aerobiz Supersonic is a follow-up to the original Aerobiz developed by Koei. It is a simulation game where you run an airline and try to become the dominant international carrier. The much like its Super Nintendo counterparts, the game didn’t have much success on the Genesis but is still popular today with die-hard fans.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Splatterhouse 3: $30 – $55[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]4.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]2008 Value: $34 – $78[/SIZE]Splatterhouse 3 was the precursor to the survival horror genre and 3 plays like Double Dragon (but with more gore and violence, of course). Splatterhouse 3 is also the last game in the cult-classic series (although a brand new game is due out in 2009)[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Streets of Rage 3: $35 – $50[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]4.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]2008 Value: $34 – $56[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]The Streets of Rage series was a popular alternative to the Final Fight series and game brawler fans plenty of fun on the genesis. Even through the third installement in the series isn’t usually regarded as the best of the bunch, it is significantly harder to find that its predecessors.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Ghostbusters: $25 – $35[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]4.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]2008 Value: [/SIZE][SIZE=12px]: $29 – $66[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]The Genesis version of Ghostbusters is completely different than the other video games based on the movie — it is a run and gun game. It was released in 1990, six years after the movie — under though circumstances, it’s not surprising that this game had a much smaller print run than most movie-licensed games.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Master of Monsters: $18 – $45[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]5.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]2008 Value: : $26 – $60[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px]Master of Monsters is a turn based strategy game. The game is fairly rare now but sold well enough initially to warrant a sequel on the Saturn. Many fans of the series think the Genesis version is the most watered down game in the series, but that hasn’t hurt the resale value at all.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]ToeJam and Earl: $25 – $40[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]4.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]2008 Value: $27 – $51[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]The Sega Genesis had a heaping spoonful of quirky yet delightful titles and one of the first Sega titles to set this standard was Toe Jam & Earl. This cult favorite broke the monotony that the glut of side-scrolling platformers brought. [/SIZE]It isn’t especially hard to find, but you will most likely not find it at a bargain price.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px]ToeJam and Earl-2 $30-$40[/SIZE]
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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    The Expensive Super Famicom Imports

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Kunio-kun no Dodge Ball Zenin Shuugou Tournament
    Special Gold Cartridge: $1,000 – $1,200
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    There were a number of Super Famicom games that were released as limited edition gold carts for tournaments in Japan, one of the most valuable being the Kunio-kun no Dodge Ball Zenin Shuugou Tournament Special. It was given away as a prize to winners of Technos Japan’s Dodgeball Tournaments, which they used to host several times during 1993.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Fire Emblem Thracia 776 Box Set: $150 – $270[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]7.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Before the Fire Emblem series came to the US on the GBA and Gamecube, it was a very popular strategy RPG series in Japan. To satisfy the many fans of the series an feature-packed box set was released that included maps, posters, toys, and other cool stuff. Check out [SIZE=12px]this forum thread[/SIZE] to see picutres of the complete Box set.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Rendering Ranger R2: $90 – $200[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]5.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    From the makers of the Turrican series, [SIZE=12px]this run-and-gun shooter[/SIZE]is one of the most desirable standard-issue Super Famicom games. It is hard enough to find a bare cartridge of this game, but it will more the double the value if you have a complete boxed copy.
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    SNES US RELEASE

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Donkey Kong Country Competition Cartidge: $250 – [SIZE=12px]$728[/SIZE]
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    Donkey Kong Country Competiton cartidges were used by Blockbuster Video in tournaments held within the store, and never receieved a true commercial release. (The cartridge is rumored to have a print run of 2,500 copies) As typical with most video rental stores, a few leftover carts were tossed into the bargain bins for customers to purchase. Nintendo Power also offered some extra carts in their catalog.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Exertainment Mountain Bike Rally/Speed Racer Combo: $150 – $200[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]10.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Ok before somebody gets excited about the cover art to the left, that is for the more common version that only has the Mountain Bike Rally Game. The rare version of this game actually has the Speed Racer game on it as well. For use with the LifeFitness Bike Unit. One of the rarest games for the system, as it may have not seen full or any retail distribution. This 2 in 1 most likely never made it to any stores, and most copies that have been found have been from NOA’s warehouse itself!
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Earthbound: $90 – [SIZE=12px]$334[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]2.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Another game that is not hard to find, but is very popular. The game is famous for its cult like following of fans. It is a non-traditional RPG taking place in suburbia and weapons are every day household items. Still regarded as one of the most enjoyable RPGs to this day. Prices have increased quite a bit for Earthbound over the last three years (2007 quotes were $66 - $181)
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Ogre Battle The March of the Black Queen: $57 – $149[/SIZE][SIZE=12px][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]4.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Enix, the publishers of the game, only made 25,000 copies of the game for sale in the US. The game is very hard to find because of this limited release. The Ogre Battle is a very good strategy RPG game too, so many RPG fans want to buy it just to get a chance to enjoy a great game.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Castlevania Dracula X: $58 – $125[/SIZE][SIZE=12px][/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]3.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Castlevania Dracula X is the final Castlevania game released on the SNES and like many games in a series the later versions don’t sell as well. However, the hardcore following of the series and SNES collectors keep the price of this title rather high.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]EVO the Search for Eden: $60 – $115[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]4.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    The game is not really hard to find, but is very popular and therefore expensive. It is a unique platforming/role-playing game and is very highly regarded by gamers which helps increase its popularity.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Harvest Moon: $57 – $95[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]4.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    Harvest Moon was released the same year the Nintendo 64 was launched so many gamers had already moved onto Nintendo’s new console and didn’t bother buying this game. The Harvest Moon series also has a cult following of gamers who want to farm and try to get a girl to like them. This is the first in the Harvest Moon series so many of these fans want to buy the game that started it all.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Chrono Trigger: $47 – $1,217[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [SIZE=12px]2.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    The game is not rare, but is rated as one of the best games of all time on many gamers’ lists. It was created by an all-star cast of developers and stands up to the test of time in terms of story and game play. Typically, a complete copy of Chrono Trigger goes for about $150 to $200, however [SIZE=12px]a sealed copy exceeded $1,200[/SIZE]. It is worth mentioning that loose copies have dropped a few dollars over the last few years — possibly because of the DS re-release.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Aero Fighters – $50 – $120[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]8.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    The game was released as an arcade game in 1992 and then ported to the SNES two years later. When it was brought over they made very limited quantities so it is one of the hardest games to find on the system. The price isn’t as high as other games but the chances of seeing this game are much lower. .
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Super Mario RPG: $44 – $157[/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Rarity = [/SIZE][SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]3.gif[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    An RPG developed by Squaresoft featuring Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom? How is this not a recipe for collectability? Again, this game is far from rare, but collectors (especially of boxed games) keeps the value of this gem flying high.
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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    http://www.racketboy.com/guide/the-rarest-and-most-valuable-video-games has a the whole list but it was from 2010. Rockman and forte for snes with box and booklet might be around 150
    You wish you were mario
  • Tom Goes to the MaTom Goes to the Ma g Joined: Posts: 427
    I have Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 for the N64, how much is that worth?
  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    I have Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 for the N64, how much is that worth?
    you must be joking.
    You wish you were mario
  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    N64

    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Conker’s Bad Fur Day: $45 – $100[/SIZE]
    Conker is another game hurt by being released near the end of the Nintendo 64’s life. Within one year of the game’s release, the N64 was discontinued. The game was received very well critically and is praised for having the best graphics for a Nintendo 64 game. Conker is still a personal favorite to many fans. Because of it’s exclusivity and nostolgia factor, values of this game in complete condition have jumped up quite a bit. Multiple boxed copies have sold in the $100 range.
    [SIZE=12px]Previous 2007 Value: $30 – $50[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Bomberman 64 The Second Attack: $50 – $89[/SIZE]
    A rare sequel to a game that didn’t sell very well to start with. Second Attack came out near the end of the Nintendo 64’s life cycle which didn’t help the sequel sell any better. Back in 2007, a boxed version of Second Attack could be scored for under $50, but a sealed copy sold on eBay for $87 in 2007. However, in July of 2010 a simple boxed copy sold for $89
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Mario Party 3: $50 – $110[/SIZE]
    This last N64 installment of the Party series came out near the end of the Nintendo 64’s life in 2001 so did not sell as well: less than 1 million units. Two sealed copies sold in July 2010 for over $100 each. The loose copies have also risen in value quite a bit over the last 3 years and have easily topped this list of US releases.
    [SIZE=12px]Previous 2007 Value: $32 – $50[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Clay Fighter [/SIZE][SIZE=12px]63 1/3 [/SIZE][SIZE=12px]Sculptors Cut : $50 – $120[/SIZE]
    Released as a Blockbuster Video exclusive, Sculpter’s Cut did not get wide distribution and is now very hard to find. It is now regarded as possibly the rarest USA N64 release you can have in your collection in complete condition. You might be able to find some cartridges of this rare release at a semi-reasonable price, but because of the Blockbuster deal, it is especially difficult to find a boxed copy.
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Ogre Battle 64: $60 – $200[/SIZE]
    Atlus’s is notorious for small production runs and Ogre Battle was no exception. It is also one of the only RPG’s for N64 and critically acclaimed so there is quite a bit of demand for the game. Typically, you can score this game for under $50, but there was recently a sealed copy that reached the $100 point.
    [SIZE=12px]Previous 2007 Value: $40 – $105[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=12px][SIZE=12px]Paper Mario: $40 – $60[/SIZE]
    While it doesn’t have the mainstream following of a Smash Bros or Mario Kart, Paper Mario is still popular among Nintendo fans that like to dabble in RPGs. It also doesn’t have quite the print run of the larger titles, so there is a bit more scarcity to put up with when tracking down a complete game in good condition. Considering these circumstanced, I’m surprised that the values haven’t been pushed up more (although complete copies have just about doubled in value over the last 3 years).
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  • Tom Goes to the MaTom Goes to the Ma g Joined: Posts: 427
  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    no i mostly serious
    its not even really a rare game, you might be lucky to get 20.00 bucks for it on ebay.
    You wish you were mario
  • HotobuHotobu Simpsonized Joined: Posts: 3,169 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've actually got several of these.
  • TweleveTweleve fuccboi Joined: Posts: 7,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I heard it's fun to call Pawn Stars and ask them if they have Battletoads
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  • SF-Zero2SF-Zero2 Pronounced AlphaZero Joined: Posts: 1,373
    I have Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 for the N64, how much is that worth?

    $2. Trade.
  • The BreakerThe Breaker reading, lol Joined: Posts: 1,883 ✭✭✭
    This reminded me that I haven't seen the pendant that came with Lunar 2 EB for nearly six years now. Where did it go? :(
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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    ya I had everything with lunar 1, most of its lost, and the case broke. Still have Terranigma with the box and booklet
    You wish you were mario
  • SF-Zero2SF-Zero2 Pronounced AlphaZero Joined: Posts: 1,373
    Dracula X for Super is no joke, one of the hardest to find games out there. It's basically Rondo of Blood done as a straightforward CV game, but I literally haven't held a copy in my hands since I was 17. Mom and Pop store had it for rent.

    Ninja Gaiden Trilogy is another hard to find one for Super, even though it kinda sucks
  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    along with Terranigma, Firemen, Rockman and Forte, Star Ocean, some of the harder imports to get
    You wish you were mario
  • RictorxixRictorxix Giant Attack Joined: Posts: 849 ✭✭✭
    Apparently a never-released English version of the NES Final Fantasy II has appeared recently, it has gotten some publicity so some of you might have heard of this story already.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57498762-235/final-fantasy-ii-cartridge-surfaces-on-ebay-for-$50000/
  • ZeroZero Ruler of Dimension X Joined: Posts: 818 ✭✭✭
    http://www.racketboy.com/guide/the-rarest-and-most-valuable-video-games has a the whole list but it was from 2010. Rockman and forte for snes with box and booklet might be around 150

    Hey I got some of these games. I'll have to hang on to these:
    • Megaman IV (GB)
    • Megaman V (GB)
    • Super Mario RPG (SNES)
    • Suikoden II (PS1, Black label)
    • Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (PS1, Black label) *This game sucks*
    • Megaman Legends 2 (PS1, Black label)
    • Final Fantasy VII (PS1, Black label)
    • Valkyrie Profile (PS1, Black label)
    • Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistance Limited Edition (PS2)
    • Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GC)
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  • The ChiefThe Chief iGoHar... Joined: Posts: 3,645 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hmm, still not enough. Guess I'll hang on to my collection for another 20 years.
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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    Hmm, still not enough. Guess I'll hang on to my collection for another 20 years.
    it all depends how popular the game is, and how many copies are made, and how rare it is. Just cause you have a old game does not mean it will is worth something.

    Ya I have

    terranigma box and booklet- could sell for 100
    Chrono Trigger 60.00
    ogre battle 64 60.00
    Megaman V-GB 50.00
    dragon warrior 4 35.00
    ogre battle snes 70.00
    chrono trigger snes 60.00
    mario rpg snes 50.00
    shinning force 1 and 2 60.00
    Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance II 60.00
    Dragon Warrior 7-with everything around 60-70
    You wish you were mario
  • Negative-Zer0Negative-Zer0 Joined: Posts: 6,222 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can someone find a Martial Masters Cabinet?
    If everyone else could move upwards socially, so can blacks. They are just dumb.
    "This comparison ignores the unique history of discrimination against Black people in America. Over the past four centuries, Black history has included nearly 250 years of slavery, 100 years of legalized discrimination, and only 50 years of anything else. Jews and Asians, on the other hand, are populations that immigrated to North America and included doctors, lawyers, professors, and entrepreneurs among their ranks. Moreover, European Jews are able to function as part of the White majority. To expect Blacks to show the same upward mobility as Jews and Asians is to deny the historical and social reality that Black people face."
  • DavidstarDavidstar Joined: Posts: 2,021 ✭✭✭✭
    walked into local mom and pops store found crusader of centy in box with booklet perfect condition for $115
    it became mine
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  • Little_GotenLittle_Goten Nights Will Return. Joined: Posts: 5,369 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have Mario Party 3 and Paper Mario, but that's about it.
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