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41. Posted:

my rareest game is OoT gold copy

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Some of you peeps are lucky for what you got some games for. I wish I knew about Earthbound years ago.

@KingMIke: I know Ninja Gaiden Trilogy is pretty expensive. The cartridge alone goes for more than $40.00, more like $60-$80

Sure, now. But back in 2008-2009, I was watching Ninja Gaiden Trilogy prices pretty regularly and it was pretty stable at $30-40. When I finally decided to bite, the lowest price I saw was $50 for a cart with Hollywood Video carved into the plastic. :(
I do recall passing up an EVO cart years ago at a local store for $25, while I was collecting other games. You can guess I was kicking myself when I finally decided to buy one.

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ogo79

43. Posted:

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Metal Warriors aint got nothing on a brand new sealed copy of Bubble Bobble 2 which will run you $20,000. :o
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Bubble-Bobble-Part-2-Nintendo-NES-NEW-...

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There was also a used copy 'Cart only' up for sale which went for $300.
Oldgamesonly do you happen to have this bad boy in your collection or anybody else for that matter?

nope, i actually never got into that game, thought about it though

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ogo79

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@Tasuki
yes, Taito kept cranking out games for the nes while the snes was the biggest thing. they were putting out games for nes while we were waiting for the snes. most taito games around that time were released in very small amount. like little samson. it was one of the last nes games.

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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turtlelink

45. Posted:

All I have is Nintendo World Championships for the NES. It's an ok game. I like how the cartridge is all gold though! :)

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ogo79

46. Posted:

turtlelink wrote:

All I have is Nintendo World Championships for the NES. It's an ok game. I like how the cartridge is all gold though! :)

nice. you have one of 26 carts

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ceo of the rare downloads program-"spend yer money on us"
the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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CerealKiller528

47. Posted:

Does Conker count? That game only sold like 1 million copies, so its kinda rare

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Ryno

48. Posted:

KingMike wrote:

Ryno wrote:

Some of you peeps are lucky for what you got some games for. I wish I knew about Earthbound years ago.

@KingMIke: I know Ninja Gaiden Trilogy is pretty expensive. The cartridge alone goes for more than $40.00, more like $60-$80

Sure, now. But back in 2008-2009, I was watching Ninja Gaiden Trilogy prices pretty regularly and it was pretty stable at $30-40. When I finally decided to bite, the lowest price I saw was $50 for a cart with Hollywood Video carved into the plastic. :(
I do recall passing up an EVO cart years ago at a local store for $25, while I was collecting other games. You can guess I was kicking myself when I finally decided to buy one.

So did you end up ever getting Ninja Gaiden Trilogy?

Your EVO story is just to depressing...

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KingMike

49. Posted:

Said NGT cart was the one I bought.

Now I wish I bought Snow Bros. NES from the same store for like $30.
If I was buying solely for collection purposes, I'd have definitely bought the boxed NES Bonk's Adventure they had for $60, but I decided I was fine with my ~$15 Famicom cart. (I know some will say I should've then bought it to flip on ebay, and someone else probably already did. But I'm not that kind of guy.)
I ended up having to settle for the Game Boy version, since when I bought it last year, $25 was about the going rate, I only imagine that's going to go up, too.

Too bad I lost the Kid Dracula manual I had when I was a kid (and I tried to keep those), that's probably expensive now.

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StuffyStuff

50. Posted:

The hard part about collecting games is that sometimes you have to pass up on the good deals for financial reasons, then you kick yourself years later haha! The problem with passing them up is that the values typically don't get any lower as time goes on for the rare games. I've been trying to get Mega Man X2 and X3 in a brick and mortar store (for the sport) and the price keeps getting higher, even after the Anniversary Collection came out.

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Ryno

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StuffyStuff wrote:

The hard part about collecting games is that sometimes you have to pass up on the good deals for financial reasons, then you kick yourself years later haha! The problem with passing them up is that the values typically don't get any lower as time goes on for the rare games. I've been trying to get Mega Man X2 and X3 in a brick and mortar store (for the sport) and the price keeps getting higher, even after the Anniversary Collection came out.

So true, I don't think I will pass up on a good deal when I see one anymore. Retro games are becoming harder and harder to find (other than sports games) at flea market's, garage/estate sales and such where you used to be able to score good deals regularly. The retro video game stores around me have prices that I think are pretty high and can find them cheaper on Ebay.

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Ryno

52. Posted:

Get your copy of Flintstones Surprise at Dinosaur's Peak, it's only at $420 for the cartridge!

According to Wikipedia, it was only a Blockbuster-rental only game and is the second rarest commercially-released licensed title for the NES. Who knew?

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Undead_terror

53. Posted:

would game and watch collection 1 and 2 be rare?but the old game and watchs are rare

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Undead_terror

54. Posted:

also clay fighter sluptures cut is rare

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KingMike

55. Posted:

Ryno wrote:

According to Wikipedia, it was only a Blockbuster-rental only game and is the second rarest commercially-released licensed title for the NES. Who knew?

The collecting community has determined it's not Blockbuster-only. I know one guy listed a sealed copy on ebay with a BIN over 10 grand (if I remember right), said it was bought from a different rental store. Though they still haven't determined if it was only released to rental stores. I'd suspect low production run and many were bought by rental stores.
(seems typical of late Taito games. Jetsons seems to have been made in larger numbers, but even that game has shot up in value in the last few years.)
I have to wonder if Hagane for SNES was the same situation, it seems suspicious that one of Hudson Soft USA's last releases would have been intentionally rental-only.
I believe the intentionally rental-games SNES games were mostly just mediocrity. The publishers supporting that I remember including Sony and Ocean, not exactly the most fondly-remembered names in 16-bit games. I know Sony published a couple good games by other developers, but I remember Sony's games were mostly just cross-promotion for Sony movies :P
And Ocean's first SNES Addams Family was pretty good, outside of being incredibly hard due to levels being flooded with enemies (though if you know where the hidden room with around 20 extra lives is, it becomes manageable. Geez, Addamses, I know you love your death implements, but even you must have your limits. :P ).
But anyways, Final Fight Guy is probably the only hotly-desired rental-only game because it was the only one that was actually good (but Capcom probably felt there weren't enough people that would buy the game again JUST to play as Guy.)

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ogo79

56. Posted:

KingMike wrote:

I have to wonder if Hagane for SNES was the same situation, it seems suspicious that one of Hudson Soft USA's last releases would have been intentionally rental-only.

there were nib's of hagane on ebay a while back

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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Tasuki

57. Posted:

I remember a friend of mine had a copy of Final Fight Guy. His older brother worked at Blockbuster so he got him a copy for his birthday when Blockbuster sold off their copies to make room for PS games and such. Sadly I didnt know how rare it was till years later.

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Ryno

58. Posted:

Who here has a copy of Little Samson?

If you got some extra Benjamin's laying around there is a copy with a box currently at $405 with 2 days left!

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KingMike

59. Posted:

I'm cheap so I only I got a copy of the Famicom version (which was worth about $25-30 cart only at the time).

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ogo79

60. Posted:

Ryno wrote:

Who here has a copy of Little Samson?

If you got some extra Benjamin's laying around there is a copy with a box currently at $405 with 2 days left!

i have a mint copy. :)
i may get an extra copy one day

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ceo of the rare downloads program-"spend yer money on us"
the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)