The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

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The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Postby Zap! » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:43 am

Highly interesting read, but it apparently needs to be updated since it lists Stadium Events' value for a mere $275 – $1,000!

http://www.racketboy.com/retro/nintendo ... games.html
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Re: The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Postby Rob » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:56 am

Of the ones listed, I have Bubble Bobble 2, Snow Brothers, Ducktales 2 and Stackup. I used to have one of the Myriad carts, but I sold it many years ago. Bubble Bath Babes I sold about five years ago for (I think) about 40.00- I clearly should have hung on to that one.

The part that lists "Additional NES games of value" I have all except for "Bandit Kings of Ancient China". I never even heard of that one.

I think those prices are way off though. Like:

# Menace Beach (Unlicensed): $82 – $130
# Secret Scout (Unlicensed): $56
# Action 52 (Unlicensed): $95


Seriously? Those are pretty common around here.

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Re: The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Postby Zap! » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:16 am

Rob wrote:Of the ones listed, I have Bubble Bobble 2, Snow Brothers, Ducktales 2 and Stackup. I used to have one of the Myriad carts, but I sold it many years ago. Bubble Bath Babes I sold about five years ago for (I think) about 40.00- I clearly should have hung on to that one.

The part that lists "Additional NES games of value" I have all except for "Bandit Kings of Ancient China". I never even heard of that one.

I think those prices are way off though. Like:

# Menace Beach (Unlicensed): $82 – $130
# Secret Scout (Unlicensed): $56
# Action 52 (Unlicensed): $95


Seriously? Those are pretty common around here.


The guy who sold me the sealed Adventurevision games has a BBB game in box. I can ask him how much he wants for it if you would like. He also had an Air Raid. This guy had an amazing collection, and let me test his Vectrex 3-D Imager.

I'm drifting off topic, I should get banned. :D
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Re: The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Postby Rob » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:55 pm

I want a Vectrex 3D imager so bad! Next time you see him, club him over the head and take it next time you see him. :)

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Postby Zap! » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:11 am

Rob wrote:I want a Vectrex 3D imager so bad! Next time you see him, club him over the head and take it next time you see him. :)


He sold it on eBay a couple of months ago for around $1,000. Last year he offered it to me for $400. I never got back to him. :(
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Re: The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Postby Rob » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:36 pm

You know, when something like that happens, I just chalk it up to "it wasn't meant to be." That's how I keep from killing myself when I sell something like BBB for 40.00 bucks and then ten years down the road guys are willing to plunk down a solid grand on it.

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Postby Zap! » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:01 pm

Rob wrote:You know, when something like that happens, I just chalk it up to "it wasn't meant to be." That's how I keep from killing myself when I sell something like BBB for 40.00 bucks and then ten years down the road guys are willing to plunk down a solid grand on it.


I have the worst luck when buying and selling. It seems when I want something, the bid always goes high. If I win it I wind up paying way too much. When I sell something, no one is interested and it sells for next to nothing.
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Re: The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Postby fidgedextro » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:13 pm

The NES was the last home console I ever bought and eventually sold it and all of my games for a ridiculously low price. After having gone through the golden age of home videogames (Odyssey, Atari/Intellivision/Colecovision...) and often suffered miserably for paying 20 dollars and up for the worst games imaginable (anyone remember E.T.?), I decided not to get suckered into the same cycle a second time. I played many later games with various friends who kept the faith, but was rarely impressed with any of them. Today, it's all about the graphics. The games have actually become easier but longer to play. I don't want to become part of a bad action/fantasy movie. Although I'm not a big fan of sports games of any kind, its the only genre where improved graphics and technical options improve the experience. Anyhow, going back to the topic at hand... These ultra-rare games are available for nothing on emulation sites. MENACE BEACH, BANDIT KINGS OF ANCIENT CHINA... I have 'em all. Once again, as I've posted elsewhere, even if you have decent controllers, these games don't play exactly the same as they do on the original consoles. I admire and respect collectors. But even if I had the money, I would never spend a thousand dollars on any NES game. I'd rather buy an arcade game for that kind of money.