12 Collection of Classic Video Games Most Rare and Expensive
Video games have long been popular and have many fans from all over the world. This game has been around since the 70s. Atari, Neo Geo, Nintendo is some name manufacturers of video games that are familiar to fans of video games. In the 80’s era, Nintendo releases their gaming console called the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). NES has been brought about many changes in the video games industry and is the best-selling game console at the time. Since the NES era, many emerging collections of video games and have had a lot of rabid fans. Many collections of video games, some of the collection is a special edition and are not mass-produced. Collections of this are now much sought after by fans of video games and have a very high value, even higher than the collection of new games that exist today.
1. Stage Events (1987) (NES)
Price Range: $ 13.000- $ 41,300
Stadium Events was released by Bandai in 1987, is one of the few video games made specifically for the company’s Family Fun Fitness. In 1988, Nintendo video games to buy the rights and then re-released under the name World Class Track Meet. To avoid consumer confusion, Nintendo Stadium Events withdraw all products. However, before all of the products were withdrawn estimated at about 200 copies of Stadium Events already sold. The collectors believe, about 10-20 copies of Stadium Events were still in a state of complete.
In January 2010, the game Stadium Events with complete condition sold through the auction site eBay at a price of $ 41,300! Even more surprisingly, in February 2011 Stadium Events game ever offered on eBay at a price of $ 500,000
2. Nintendo World Championships, Gray and Gold Edition (1990) (NES)
Price Range: $ 4.000- $ 6,100 (edition gray) and $ 15,000 – $ 21,000 (Gold Edition)
In 1990, a Nintendo video games competition was held in 30 cities to look for the best players. The participants must achieve the highest score for the third game of video games (demo version) Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris. The winner is determined from the highest score in 6 minutes.
At the end of the tournament, the three winners of each age group are given a special cartridge with gray. This means there are only 90 cartridges were distributed. Gold Edition awarded the winners of Nintendo Power magazine. Only 26 editions of gold were produced. Gold Edition is more difficult to find and has a higher price than the issue of gray.
3. Nintendo Campus Challenge (NES)
Price Range: $ 14.000- $ 20,100
In early 1990, Nintendo held competition video games on campuses, such as the Nintendo World Championship championship, the participants have 6 minutes to play and achieve the highest score. Game contested (demo version) is Super Mario Bros 3, PinBot, and Dr. Mario.
Most copies of the game have been destroyed after the championship is over, but one of the employees Nintendo store multiple games and sold them to a man named Rob Walters at the Garage Sale in 2006. Rob bought some video games game are priced at $ 1,000. Rob Walters then resell it all at a price of $ 50,000. One of the games sold is Nintendo Campus Challenge. A short time later, the game appeared on the auction site eBay and sold for $ 20,100.
4. Atlantis II (ATARI 2600)
Price range: $ 5,000 to $ 6,000
Atlantis is a game that is quite popular in 1982. This game is similar to Missile Command, players try to protect the headquarters from attacking enemy ships. Hold a championship game maker called Destination Atlantis, where players are invited to submit photos of their scores screen tv. The player with the highest score will be awarded the game Atlantis II, a special edition with a higher difficulty level.
Because this version is not mass-produced, the game is becoming rare nowadays. Cover cartridge Atlantis II games cover almost similar to Atlantis II games, the difference is only on a small sticker attached to the front. The sticker on the cover of the game Atlantis II is very easy to peel. A game with a sticker still intact is now worth $ 6,000, while the game without a sticker with a value of only $ 3.
5. Air Raid (ATARI 2600)
Price Range $ 1.000- $ 3,000
Air Raid is still a question for fans of Atari games. Some say this game is the only game that is manufactured by a company named “Menavision”. The question is, no one can confirm that the “Air Raid” was the original title of this game, even on the cartridge no labels indicating the name of this game. Name given only based gameplay, similar to Atlantis and Missile Command. These strange cartridges appeared in 1984 with bright blue colored casing and have the shape of a “T Handle”, the unusual shape of Atari game cartridges. While some copies of the game have been sold, none of the owners say that they are the original owners. Atari game fans believe there are only 12 copies of the game Air Raid today, making it one game a must-have collector Atari game.
6. Star Wars Ewok Adventure (ATARI 2600)
Price $ 1,680
This game appeared first in a catalog of ads created by Parker Brothers, with the name of Revenge of the Jedi: Game I, but better known by the name Ewok Adventure. This game became famous because it has never been entirely general sale. This game finally is not marketed by Parker Brothers, because the feeling of control in the game is too difficult, even for the class of master players. For this reason, the game was never produced. Larry Gelberg game designers gave the only prototype of the game to his friend, who later sold for $ 1,680.
7. Kizuna Encounter (NEO GEO)
Price Range: $ 12.000- $ 13,500
One of the famous games among fans rabid Neo Geo is a specific version of Kizuna Encounter. Created in 1996, is a fighting game that is similar to the game Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter. The game is getting good reviews but only produced in small quantities. For the European version produced only 15 copies and appreciated the highest. The Japanese version is the most popular version and is similar to the European version, differing only on the packaging is sold at a price of around $ 50.
8. Ultimate 11 (Super Sidekicks 4) (NEO GEO)
Price Range: $ 8.000- $ 10,000
Ultimate 11 is the last game of the series game Super Sidekicks, a popular game that has been sold. Ultimate 11 is not produced in large quantities for some reason, and it is estimated there are only 10 copies of games that still exist today and be hunted by collectors Neo Geo games. In 2009, the game Ultimate 11 and Kizuna Encounter sold through the neo-geo forum at a price of $ 55,000. The previous owner gets this game about 10 years ago, at a price of $ 500 for Kizuna Encounter and $ 400 for Ultimate 11. The new owner says it will not sell them, even once there is a bid at a price of $ 100,000.
9. Metal Slug (NEO GEO)
Price Range: $ 2.000- $ 2,850
Game Metal Slug It was first released in 1996, and has become a very popular franchise with seven levels of games in each series. This game is also made for several different types of consoles, but the original version of the game is quite difficult to obtain because it is produced in limited. Although this game can be played on other consoles, the rabid fans are willing to pay a higher price to get the original version of Metal Slug.
10. EXERTAINMENT MOUNTAIN BIKE RALLY & SPEED RACER COMBO CART
Price Range: $1,500 – $3,700
Back in 1994, the exercise equipment company Life Fitness released the Exertainment System. As the cheesy name implies, it was a combination exercise bike and entertainment system with a TV screen built into the console. Now gym rats could watch regular cable television, Life Fitness exercise programs, or play games on the built-in Super Nintendo using specially designed controllers split between each handle of the bike.
There were two games made specifically for the Exertainment System: Mountain Bike Rally, and Speed Racer, based on the popular Japanese cartoon. White Mountain Bike Rally was available as a standalone cartridge, Speed Racer was only available as part of a combo cartridge that also included Mountain Bike Rally. Gym owners could buy either of the cartridges with the Exertainment cycle, but they could be purchased through retail outlets as well. Of course, the bikes were expensive, and very few people had one in their homes, so the retail versions mostly went unsold. As the Exertainment cycles were replaced by newer equipment, most owners simply threw the cartridges away since they weren’t compatible with regular SNES. Naturally, this means they’re pretty hard to come by today.
While a loose copy of the Mountain Bike Rally cartridge sells for about $25, a factory sealed retail copy can go for anywhere between $50 and $350. But it’s the combo cartridge that is especially valuable with completist SNES collectors, bringing in over $1,500 for a loose cartridge, and nearly $3,700 for a factory-sealed copy.
11. SUPER COPA
Price Range: $400 – $6,900
The story of Super Copa is a bit confusing for collectors: The game was a South American version of the North American soccer game, Tony Meola’s Sidekicks Soccer. Released in the mid-1990s, it’s merely a decent soccer game for the SNES. Although it was available in South America through a distributor named Playtronic, there is a second version of the game with a different box and label artwork, that doesn’t include the Playtronic branding anywhere. This has led some to speculate it was also released in North America by a different company, American Softworks.
Whether it was released here or not, the alternative version of the game is hard to find, so naturally, collectors are clamoring for it—so much so that bootlegs from Brazil have started cluttering eBay, making buyers wary of spending too much on a loose cartridge. However, if the original box is part of the auction, the prices can go as high as $400. And, if the auction is a factory sealed copy in exceptional condition, it could fetch as much as $6,900.
12. RED SEA CROSSING
Price Range: $10,000 – $13,877
In 2007, a new user logged into the forums on AtariAge and asked about a game he had recently picked up at a garage sale for 50 cents. The game was Red Sea Crossing, in which the player took on the role of Moses crossing the Red Sea, dodging fish, turtles, and the occasional arrow fired by a pixelated Egyptian. There was no box and no instruction manual, but the game label did have a company name and an 800-number that was used to identify the creator, Steve Stack.
One of the forum members found Mr. Stack, who confirmed he had created the game in 1983 to sell to the niche market of Christian households. Stack said it was the only game he’d ever made and he only had a few hundred cartridges manufactured for distribution exclusively through mail order. He couldn’t remember how many had sold but admitted that it wasn’t very many. Unfortunately, he didn’t know what had happened to the unsold cartridges, so there was a very real chance that the one that had been purchased at the garage sale was the only one left.
With the game’s history confirmed, the AtariAge fans were salivating over what the new owner was going to do. Much to the surprise of everyone, the owner sat on the game for five years, before finally auctioning it off in 2012 on GameGavel, where the one-of-a-kind game sold for $10,400.
News of the auction made the internet rounds and Travis Kerestesy and Roey Lebkowitz, the owners of Medium Bob’s Curiosity Shop in Philadelphia, realized they had a copy of this very rare game sitting in their store window with a $50 price tag. Just a few days after the first Red Sea Crossing auction ended, they put their copy on eBay, where it sold for $13,877. No new copies of the game have surfaced since then, but it’s entirely possible that another one is out there somewhere just waiting to be found.