10 Retro Video Games for Collectors that are Worth a Lot of Money
These are the ten retro games that collectors dream of. If you have an old console you should know that they are worth an eye of the face.
We have become accustomed to constantly having many discounts on the main games that we find in the market, whether for regular sales, Black Friday or some special promotions.
But there are some games that have an absolutely exorbitant value, most of them retro and with a high price for the most demanding collectors.
To give you an idea of what we are talking about, we have prepared this list with the 10 most expensive (and strange) games blogs in history, with the most expensive cases we have been able to find.
Tetris for Mega Drive
You might think that the Tetris is everywhere imaginable and in all formats, but there is one in particular that is especially expensive, and it is the Tetris that came out for Mega Drive.
At the time it was a game that Nintendo had the exclusive license and never had an official launch on the SEGA console. The copies that finally reached a few players were because a development team ported the game, but without a clear license. It has a price between 2,500 and 14,000 euros.
If you simply want to play it, it will be one of the titles available in the Mega Drive Mini, which goes on sale next October 4, so you will not have to spend such a millionaire to try it.
Nintendo World Championships for NES
The Nintendo World Championships cartridges were part of a promotional tour in the United States and includes three games: Super Mario, Rad Racer and Tetris (again) and had set records.
Only 26 cartridges of the game were made, they were already for competitions, so each of the copies is highly priced and have an estimated value of between 13,000 and 70,000 euros.
Birthday Mania for the Atari 2600
This game is extremely expensive because it was merely made to order. The idea was that you had to contact the company by mail and give them the birthday you want, yours or someone else’s.
Some time later, you would receive your special cartridge with the name of the person you have chosen on the cover and on the game screen. In the 80s it was a very novel idea and there are almost no copies of Birthday Mania. It has a price of up to 30,000 euros. An excessive price for the cartridge with the name and birthday of another person.
King of Fighters 2000 for Neo-Geo
King of Fighters was a series of fighting games quite popular at the time, but the company that was responsible for its development, SNK, broke, but not before publishing its latest release King of Fighters 2000, but with very few copies available.
It is estimated that there are about 100 units worldwide and have a value between 3,500 and 5,000 euros.
Wrecking Crew for NES
Wrecking Crew was a title that came from launching with the NES console, but it was not very successful in its beginnings and never became a game especially popular at the time.
It was also one of Mario’s least popular games, since we controlled the character while destroying a castle. There are currently very few copies and in 2012 a factory sealed copy was sold for 3,500 euros.
Stadium Events for NES
Stadium Events is considered one of the rarest games in history, and therefore has enormous value. A sports game that came out in 1986 for NES. In 2013, a copy was purchased in the United States for only $ 7.99 and then sold at auction for 12,000 euros. In Europe it does not have such an exaggerated value, since it was distributed in Germany and Sweden in the 80s, although a copy can cost around 1500 or 3000 euros.
Superman for the Atari 2600
The “normal” Superman for the Atari 2600 was a very popular game and is therefore not excessively expensive. What makes it one of the most expensive games in history is a version with the words Sears Telegames in a yellow cartridge.
The closed boxes of the game can be sold for more than 10,000 euros, between 15,000 and 30,000, and even a standard normal copy, can be sold for about 300 euros, a figure that cannot be reproached.
Blockbuster World Championships II for Mega Drive
This game included a copy of NBA Jam Tournament Edition and another of Judge Dredd. Its value is so high, since it is similar to what we have already told you about Nintendo and was used in several competitions in the 90s. That is why there are only two or three copies of the title and each of them has a value between 9000 and 15,000 euros.
Super Mario Bros. for NES
If you had a NES at the time, surely you had the Super Mario Bros. but this does not automatically make you a millionaire. The really expensive copy is an Asian version that came with specially designed Chinese letters.
These copies were made for the Hong Kong market and were very rare. For collectors it has great value and can be found for a price around 22,000 euros.
Gamma Attack for the Atari 2600
Close our list another title of the Atari 2600, Gamma Attack. This game is possibly the rarest in history, since there is only one copy and it is held by a famous collector named Anthony DeNardo blogs UK.
The game was the work of a studio called Gammation Products that was normally responsible for making peripherals. For a long time it is considered that it was a rumor and that the game did not exist, but in 2008 a copy was put up for sale on eBay for $ 500,000. Not bad for a single game.
So far our list with the 10 most expensive (and strange) games in history. What do you think? Do you know any other cases of excessively expensive games that have been purchased? Leave us the rarest cases you know in the comments.