One of the Rarest NES games of all time on eBay.

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#1 Posted by pataponplayer (1410 posts) -

For those of you that have heard of the Cheetamen games on the NES, you might know that Cheetamen II was never released, and never finished.

Somehow, a Brand New version of this game, still sealed, made it's way onto eBay. The Price is over $600 and still going.

Here it is: http://cgi.ebay.com/Cheetahmen-II-2-Nintendo-NES-Fact-Sealed-NEW-SUPER-RARE-/170680741978?_trksid=p4340.m1374&_trkparms=algo%3DPI.WATCH%26its%3DC%26itu%3DUCC%26otn%3D15%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D2063698263164682879

( Glitchspot wouldn't let me link it. )

#2 Posted by amari24 (1898 posts) -

On Amazon the game is running for about $2500. That's insane.

#3 Posted by Allicrombie (25185 posts) -
That's crazy.
#4 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

It's a really bad game from what I've seen of it, too.

#5 Posted by Allicrombie (25185 posts) -

It's a really bad game from what I've seen of it, too.

Emerald_Warrior
I would hope if you paid 600+ for that thing, playing it wouldnt be a priority.
#6 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

[QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

It's a really bad game from what I've seen of it, too.

Allicrombie

I would hope if you paid 600+ for that thing, playing it wouldnt be a priority.

What kind of logic is that? Why would you pay that much for something and then not use it?

#7 Posted by amari24 (1898 posts) -

[QUOTE="Allicrombie"][QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

It's a really bad game from what I've seen of it, too.

Emerald_Warrior

I would hope if you paid 600+ for that thing, playing it wouldnt be a priority.

What kind of logic is that? Why would you pay that much for something and then not use it?

If you're a gamer that's trying to collect all the rarest NES gems, no matter how bad they are, I could see someone buying it and then not playing it. Likely just to say "I own the rarest Nintendo game ever made".
#8 Posted by Allicrombie (25185 posts) -

[QUOTE="Allicrombie"][QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

It's a really bad game from what I've seen of it, too.

Emerald_Warrior

I would hope if you paid 600+ for that thing, playing it wouldnt be a priority.

What kind of logic is that? Why would you pay that much for something and then not use it?

I just assumed it was more of a collector thing because its sealed.
#9 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
[QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

[QUOTE="Allicrombie"] I would hope if you paid 600+ for that thing, playing it wouldnt be a priority.amari24

What kind of logic is that? Why would you pay that much for something and then not use it?

If you're a gamer that's trying to collect all the rarest NES gems, no matter how bad they are, I could see someone buying it and then not playing it. Likely just to say "I own the rarest Nintendo game ever made".

Exactly, I do this with my Dreamcast collection.
#10 Posted by kingmav222 (491 posts) -

Crazy, I would never pay that much for a game, especially that one, and it's not even the rarest NES game, 1990 World Nintendo Championship: Gold Edition is, that goes for $15,000 - $20,000

#11 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

You guys are crazy. You don't pay that much for something just to not use it. That's like those insane comic collectors that have their comics slabbed at CGC. Why would buy something that rare, have in your possession, and then not experience it?

#12 Posted by pataponplayer (1410 posts) -

Lol up to $900.

Also whoever's curious about it, there's an AVGN review.

#13 Posted by amari24 (1898 posts) -

You guys are crazy. You don't pay that much for something just to not use it. That's like those insane comic collectors that have their comics slabbed at CGC. Why would buy something that rare, have in your possession, and then not experience it?

Emerald_Warrior
Why would anyone want to play Cheetahmen 2 anyways? The game is pretty bad, actually it's worse than the first one based on what I've seen. At the very least, you can spend a lot of money and keep it sealed, and just add it to your collection of games.
#14 Posted by jt4mtb (2352 posts) -
#15 Posted by pataponplayer (1410 posts) -
#16 Posted by Allicrombie (25185 posts) -
#17 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -
#18 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

No game is worth $600+ dollars in my opinion. The most I ever paid for one game was $105 for my copy of Radiant Silvergun and I thought that was even a bit much. And at least Radiant Silvergun is a fun game; from what I have heard, this game is total rubbish.

#19 Posted by jt4mtb (2352 posts) -
[QUOTE="pataponplayer"][QUOTE="jt4mtb"]

Certainly not the rarest NES game either. Who else remembers the sealed copy of Stadium Events that sold on eBay last year for $41,300? (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/02/27/stadium-events-sells-for-41-300-becomes-most-expensive-nes-gam)

Just because it sold for more doesn't make it more rare, just more expensive. Cheetamen, though not rarer than World Championship Gold, is up there in the top 3 rarest.

Stadium Events is certainly one of the rarest (at least the US version) considering only around 2000 carts were made, but only 200 copies made it into gamers' hands before Nintendo recalled it and rebranded it as World Class Track Meet.
#20 Posted by pataponplayer (1410 posts) -
#22 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

Thats expensive! But I guess it makes sense.

I wasnt originally going to post, but I see there is a second page on this topic, but for some reason gamespot wont let me to go to the second page, so here I am making a post.

Edit: It makes sense now, Glitchspot lied to me.

#23 Posted by aryoshi (1728 posts) -
I have seen it for about $800 from this site I buy from, unopened with the box and all. However, I do know of much rarer NES games that can go for over $10,000. That's insane and I would never pay that much for a game. I wouldn't even pay $800 bucks for a game so rare, it doesnt' help it's a terrible game either.
#24 Posted by pataponplayer (1410 posts) -
I have seen it for about $800 from this site I buy from, unopened with the box and all. However, I do know of much rarer NES games that can go for over $10,000. That's insane and I would never pay that much for a game. I wouldn't even pay $800 bucks for a game so rare, it doesnt' help it's a terrible game either.aryoshi
Honestly. I wouldn't buy it for the collection purposes either. "Hey everyone look I paid over a thousand bucks for one of the worst games of all time!"
#26 Posted by aryoshi (1728 posts) -
[QUOTE="aryoshi"]I have seen it for about $800 from this site I buy from, unopened with the box and all. However, I do know of much rarer NES games that can go for over $10,000. That's insane and I would never pay that much for a game. I wouldn't even pay $800 bucks for a game so rare, it doesnt' help it's a terrible game either.pataponplayer
Honestly. I wouldn't buy it for the collection purposes either. "Hey everyone look I paid over a thousand bucks for one of the worst games of all time!"

Yeah really, there's so much better gaming-related stuff you could spend $800 and even $1000 on in the retro section: tons of awesome NES and SNES games, GOOD rare games and maybe even a few obscure but really awesome consoles.
#27 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -
As rare as that game sealed would be, there is another auction for the exact same thing from another seller also on ebay. You'd even get to save $300 by getting that other one instead.
#28 Posted by drokmore (1863 posts) -
Man Im never going to get rid of My NES, SNES collection at this rate. Maybe when I retire I can sell stuff as social security will be gone by then.
#29 Posted by katana_duo (1751 posts) -
Thats like owning the worlds oldest piece of s***
#30 Posted by Talldude80 (6321 posts) -

now its up to $940! What a joke. You'd have to be an idiot to buy it on Amazon though. The only seller is asking $2499, he obviously is in NO hurry to sell the game.

#31 Posted by JReefer1 (896 posts) -

Rare to one common to another; I don't anyone that has the same games as I-for the most part

#32 Posted by sayyy-gaa (4337 posts) -

[QUOTE="amari24"][QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

What kind of logic is that? Why would you pay that much for something and then not use it?

Fightingfan

If you're a gamer that's trying to collect all the rarest NES gems, no matter how bad they are, I could see someone buying it and then not playing it. Likely just to say "I own the rarest Nintendo game ever made".

Exactly, I do this with my Dreamcast collection.

Is there such a thing as a "rare" Dreamcast gem?

#33 Posted by Just-Breathe (3741 posts) -
Rare or not, the game is still garbage :lol:
#34 Posted by riou7 (10833 posts) -

Don't understand why people would buy a game with such a price. Especially when the quality of the game itself is well you know.. one of the worst game ever made.

#35 Posted by Just-Breathe (3741 posts) -

Don't understand why people would buy a game with such a price. Especially when the quality of the game itself is well you know.. one of the worst game ever made.

riou7
Well, its an extremely rare game, that's enough for some people to pay stupidly large amounts of money for it, whether its good or not.
#36 Posted by aryoshi (1728 posts) -
[QUOTE="riou7"]

Don't understand why people would buy a game with such a price. Especially when the quality of the game itself is well you know.. one of the worst game ever made.

Just-Breathe
Well, its an extremely rare game, that's enough for some people to pay stupidly large amounts of money for it, whether its good or not.

Being a collector myself I do understand this factor very well but I, myself, have a very fine line between "worth the money" and "that's too much for one game" and then there's the "this much for a piece of crap? I can eat a burrito and have more fun for cheaper." but because of its rarity, it almost makes it worth it.. But that's just too much to spend on a game like that.
#37 Posted by Caseytappy (2132 posts) -

[QUOTE="Allicrombie"]

Speaking of overpriced rare games.

pataponplayer

I don't understand how this dude thinks he's gonna make half a million dollars on an NES game.

He doesn't think he will , he just wants you to make an offer .

The guy who sold Stadium Events for over 40.000 bought it for arount 14.000 , these are collectors buying as an investment , not to play these games .

#39 Posted by fadeetoblackk (459 posts) -

that stuff is crayyyyyyyyzeeeee

#40 Posted by XeroEX (495 posts) -

I heard about this game not too long ago from watching Angry Video Game Nerd. I didn't know that it was this expensive...

#41 Posted by Just-Breathe (3741 posts) -

I heard about this game not too long ago from watching Angry Video Game Nerd. I didn't know that it was this expensive...

XeroEX
Well, in the review the nerd goes into detail (humorously) that the game was never released and only a few hundred copies were produced. That and the fact that this copy is sealed makes it worth a lot of money. At least in the eyes of an ebay bidder.
#42 Posted by rawsavon (40002 posts) -

[QUOTE="Allicrombie"][QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

It's a really bad game from what I've seen of it, too.

Emerald_Warrior

I would hope if you paid 600+ for that thing, playing it wouldnt be a priority.

What kind of logic is that? Why would you pay that much for something and then not use it?

...umm that's exactly the point. Why would someone pay that much for a collector's item to use it (a 20+ year old game that was not great)? If someone really wants to just play it, then there are ways besides this
#43 Posted by bultje112 (1867 posts) -

[QUOTE="Allicrombie"][QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

It's a really bad game from what I've seen of it, too.

Emerald_Warrior

I would hope if you paid 600+ for that thing, playing it wouldnt be a priority.

What kind of logic is that? Why would you pay that much for something and then not use it?

collecting. anyway there are even rarer games. I think ulimate 11 for neo geo aes goes for as much as 8000-9000$

#44 Posted by bultje112 (1867 posts) -

Man Im never going to get rid of My NES, SNES collection at this rate. Maybe when I retire I can sell stuff as social security will be gone by then. drokmore

retro games have been on a steady decline in prices over the past years so I doubt that

#45 Posted by bultje112 (1867 posts) -

Don't understand why people would buy a game with such a price. Especially when the quality of the game itself is well you know.. one of the worst game ever made.

riou7

how about the guy is very rich and wants to collect nes games. if you make 20.000 a month what the hell is 1200??