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Topic: Will retro games always increase in value?

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KingMike

61. Posted:

MetalStorm was a game I passed up for years at about $5. When I saw it suddenly spike to $20 (on a good day), I knew I better buy it quick.

I've probably mentioned how I'm sure Wild Guns was one of the many games I passed up as a kid when my parents took me to buy a game (in the SNES days), and I held out hoping the next store would have RPGs (which I was getting interested in playing). Easy to regret that now.
I'm sure Metal Warriors was once a bargain bin game as well.
Passing up RPGs, I was dying to play FF6 so I even passed up a boxed EB from Blockbuster when they were clearing out their games, for $25. Glad I at least got a cart while prices were still sane.

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ogo79

62. Posted:

and as i predicted kickmaster is creeping up little by little as well, people have to point the finger at the last unturned taito game...

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
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Ryno

63. Posted:

To the surprise of no one who collects retro games Mega Man X still is maintaining its decent value of $20-25 for cart only despite being released on the VC again.

I miss Japanese games, the good stuff... Games that are imaginative, have good and unique gameplay, a great soundtrack, and replay value.
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KingMike

64. Posted:

ogo79 wrote:

and as i predicted kickmaster is creeping up little by little as well, people have to point the finger at the last unturned taito game...

I was saying a few years ago Jetsons was the only reasonably-priced late-era Taito game, and that quickly turned into an inaccurate statement. (then, it was a game you could buy for $20 easily, while Bubble Bobble 2 was a $100 game and FS2 maybe $175)
If KickMaster continues the trend of Taito games spiking in reverse-chronological order, I think Flintstones 1 would be behind it. (the Taito FS and Jetsons games for other consoles seem to be climbing as well.)

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Ryno

65. Posted:

@ogo79 & @KingMike: so you are saying there is even hope for Demon Sword some day?

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ogo79

66. Posted:

@KingMike all true
@Ryno thats a good question to ponder, give it 5 more good years lol

ceo of the rare downloads program-"spend yer money on us"
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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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WaveBoy

67. Posted:

I'm still waiting for this to come down in price. It was never released in the NA, due to peewee's steamy hot temper and Chairy related licensing issues. Luckily, my Wii is region free and is compatible with exclusive Videoland titles.

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Retro_on_theGo

68. Posted:

Ryno wrote:

To the surprise of no one who collects retro games Mega Man X still is maintaining its decent value of $20-25 for cart only despite being released on the VC again.

? I got it off eBay for less than the VC price.

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Phatosaurus

69. Posted:

No matter what, some people will always want a hard copy.

I don't see many modern games appreciating in value since they print so many copies of them these days.
The only exception is Nintendo. Go on eBay/Amazon market place and look up the price of some Wii/GC games. The prices and damn ridiculous.

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Ryno

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@Retro_on_theGo: When did you buy your copy, when @Waveboy still had a mullet? :D Here's a link to the latest sold copies of Mega Man X on ebizzle: http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_sop=10&_sacat=0&_from...

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WaveBoy

71. Posted:

Still had a mullet? I've retained a bit of my mullethood by creating a quazi retro surfer styled doo, if you catch my donatello drift. lol :p Anyways, i'm dieing to get a CIB copy of the original Super Mario World. It goes on average for about $120. It's the only none retro CIB 'main' Super Mario game i don't have in my collection, aside from Super Mario Sunshine(then again, i wouldn't count anything beyond Yoshi's Island retro)...But i'll get to that someday whenever i muster up the courage to play some Nintendo Puke cube!

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Ryno

72. Posted:

WaveBoy wrote:

I'm still waiting for this to come down in price. It was never released in the NA, due to peewee's steamy hot temper and Chairy related licensing issues. Luckily, my Wii is region free and is compatible with exclusive Videoland titles.

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Man, I would love a copy of that game. I'm sure waggling is put to some good use!

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KingMike

73. Posted:

Of course, the box is most of SMW's CIB value as, like Tetris for GB.

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WaveBoy

74. Posted:

The possibilities would be practically endless! lol

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KingMike

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Ryno wrote:

@ogo79 & @KingMike: so you are saying there is even hope for Demon Sword some day?

Probably not. Demon Sword was released in 1989, firmly in the NES era. And I hear the Japanese version has more levels, making it... better? (to reference the AVGN reviewing Jeckyll & Hyde, though J&H repeats two levels to make the game the same length as the FC version)
But I'm surprised collecting site Digital Press gave Puzznic a 6/10 scarcity (their scale is a bit lopsided, I think most of the famous rare games are only 7, Cheetahmen is an 8.) I guess it's one of those games nobody really wants. I have seen the price of the FC version going up though, although it came from a different publisher, IGS. However, IGS did publish another game credited to Taito, Robocco Wars. I guess the thing keeping the price relatively sane is that it's obscure. I seen the price on another FC game, Time Zone, go up lately. Maybe I can be blamed for reminding people the game existed with a translation patch lately. It's a game that is kind of like a predecessor to Panic Restaurant. Good thing I got mine before that (not that it's my intent to spike prices. :) )

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Retro_on_theGo

76. Posted:

Ryno wrote:

@Retro_on_theGo: When did you buy your copy, when @Waveboy still had a mullet? :D Here's a link to the latest sold copies of Mega Man X on ebizzle: http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_sop=10&_sacat=0&_from...

Wow, yeah, I think I bought my copy 2 or 3 years ago. The price has definitely gone up by then.

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ogo79

77. Posted:

time zone almost looks and sounds like a taito game and an early one, im glad i got my panic restaurant long time ago. and power blade 2.

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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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WaveBoy

78. Posted:

@ogo79
Panic restaurant on eBay doesn't even exsist outside of the famicom version, and Power Blade 2? you can forget it. Hell, I'm not even willing to spend over $200 for any Hot, rare 'n ready Nintendo game unless it's Mega Man 7, but as is it's in the $150 range. And It pains me to see Little Samson so high in price, dipping into the $700's. My other 2 less appealing alternatives would be to get the cheaper Famicom cart along with the Famicom itself, which looks like a missing piece from Star Scream or the UK version and a Top loader. I'm worried though that the 50hz might slow down the gameplay & music.

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KingMike

79. Posted:

I wouldn't have Power Blade 2 if I didn't find a site a few years ago selling a CIB Famicom version for like $40 (which was a bit crazy but I think the NES version was like $100 loose at the time, and that is a site that generally overprices games).
Saw at auction a couple days ago for a lot with FS2, LS and Jetsons loose. It sold for nearly $1,500. :O

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ogo79

80. Posted:

@WaveBoy
the nes versions are getting up there in price. i got them before they were even 100$
im good at predicting price spikes and such, honestly i check prices almost everyday, its tedious, but im the first to know when a game hits

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) ;)