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Ryno

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OK, so I can admit, I am a bit of a video game nerd. I like to collect complete copies of NES and SNES games as well as hear about other's collections and collecting experiences. Sometimes though, I am just absolutely blown away like Marty McFly at the prices of some of these classic treasures worthy of even the great Indiana Jones.

Today a sealed copy of SNES Metal Warriors for $1875.00!http://www.ebay.com/itm/320840391438?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT... Untitled

  • What rare video games do you have?
  • What is the most you have ever paid for a video game?
  • What are some of the most Elec Man shockingly crazy prices that you have seen video games go for?

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:O
How much is the game worth without box?

I saw the SNES game "Hagane" (Japanese for steel) go for $80 no case one time. The closest I come to owning a rare retro game is probably Megaman 2 or River City Ransom. Maybe Turtles lV? Not sure how rare it is.
I picked up that misspelled Revelaitons game today though. That may be rare someday. (hope so,lol.)

Also, congrats on being only a bit of a gaming nerd. I'm a decently big one. There's definitely ones way bigger than me, but still. :P

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$1875.00! They must be crazy to sell it for that much.

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@Retro_on_theGo: Yeah I'm trying to keep the video game nerdage at a low level though my wife may say it's a little high. Haha... Looks like a copy of just the cart of Metal Warriors is going for only $90.00-$100.00. Congrats to you on getting the soon to be a hot collector's item Resident Evil Revelaitons. Hopefully you bought two! :D

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I've spent thousands of dollars on a game before. That's all I'm willing to say about that.

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I have many rare games but I have yet to obtain a disgustingly rare game (sells for thousands). Still, my collection is reasonably large and filled with nice things. In fact I would be willing to bet that I have the largest collection of Nintendo stuff in New York State.That statement might be lofty but so is my collection ;) Anyway, I've seen boxed copies of Earthbound go for around 500 bucks which is pretty up there. Shantae for GBC sells routinely for 200-300 dollars. Then there is the gold version of Nintendo World Championships which I saw sell for....$14,000!!!! I want so desperately to own that game :(

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Ryno wrote:

Congrats to you on getting the soon to be a hot collector's item Resident Evil Revelaitons. Hopefully you bought two! :D

Unfortunately only had cash for one, barely! XD I know opening it will lower the value, but I paid 40 bucks, I'm playing it. THe game itself is high quality so with the spelling error I'm sure I could get the $43 I paid for it back opened.
With all these great games coming out for Nintendo I'll never save up enough for Earthbound. >:[

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i owned shantae for gbc and my friend had owned metal warrior but gave it away if i knew it sold that much then i would of took it

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I remember a few weeks before Other M released (this was back in 2010 mind you), and Super Metroid was going for $2400 sealed. I was blown away.

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BLADE-9-SORA-9- wrote:

i owned shantae for gbc and my friend had owned metal warrior but gave it away if i knew it sold that much then i would of took it

Oh man, if only we all knew now what we didn't know then we would all have one heckuva valuable collection.

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The only moderately rare game I have is Metroid Prime Trilogy, which goes for around $80 used.

Edit: Oh wait, I also have Zenonia on DSiWare, is that rare?

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Viewtiful_Joe wrote:

I remember a few weeks before Other M released (this was back in 2010 mind you), and Super Metroid was going for $2400 sealed. I was blown away.

Amazing how such a common game can go for so much. Goes to show that price of old games is not necessarily tied to the rarity.

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What's even worse is that Secret of Mana is even worse. :o

I have no idea if this is rare though.

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LadyGLaDOS wrote:

Edit: Oh wait, I also have Zenonia on DSiWare, is that rare?

Um... It's downloadable... So no.

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@sykotek You make it sound like a thousand, isn't a lot of money. :/

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Ryno wrote:

Viewtiful_Joe wrote:

I remember a few weeks before Other M released (this was back in 2010 mind you), and Super Metroid was going for $2400 sealed. I was blown away.

Amazing how such a common game can go for so much. Goes to show that price of old games is not necessarily tied to the rarity.

Hah, I paid $16 for ALTTP, game only. It the sellers defense he replaced the save battery.

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i bought crono trigger for 40 dollar like new on ebay like 2 months ago i mean if its crono trigger its worth it and i bought final fantasy mistic quest for 15 dollars crono trigger works but the FF game didnt i wouldnt save i was mad but i never played it and its FF game but now i know it sucks but i might buy it agian

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Awesome, finally I have a place to talk about half my PS2 collection! :D

Some of the rarest games I got are:

Growlanser Generations
Suikoden V
Tales of the Abyss
Wild Arms 5
The Shin Megami Tensei series, including Persona 4 and Devil Summoner 2
Skies of Arcadia on the GCN

None of these are $100+ sellers, heck, I didn't even pay more than $40 for most of these, but they were hard to find and great games to play. I'm very proud to own them.

I really want to get my hands on the .hack games, especially GU, but they always go for far too much in good condition. The last entries for instance always go for about $100. It's very annoying, especially since they aren't exactly well recieved games (though they appeal to my tastes at least).

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GundamMac wrote:

Awesome, finally I have a place to talk about half my PS2 collection! :D

Some of the rarest games I got are:

Growlanser Generations
Suikoden V
Tales of the Abyss
Wild Arms 5
The Shin Megami Tensei series, including Persona 4 and Devil Summoner 2
Skies of Arcadia on the GCN

None of these are $100+ sellers, heck, I didn't even pay more than $40 for most of these, but they were hard to find and great games to play. I'm very proud to own them.

I really want to get my hands on the .hack games, especially GU, but they always go for far too much in good condition. The last entries for instance always go for about $100. It's very annoying, especially since they aren't exactly well recieved games (though they appeal to my tastes at least).

i love tales of the abyss and .hack games are amazing good story its like tales of the abyss but not as epic but rly epic

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sykotek wrote:

I've spent thousands of dollars on a game before. That's all I'm willing to say about that.

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