What's the rarest games you own?

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#1 Posted by mariofan50 (23 posts) -

What are the rarest video games you own, and how much do they sell for used/new?

I'm curious because I got a few rare games myself.

Note that all new/used prices are based on Amazon/Ebay listings.

1: Metroid Prime Trilogy: Collectors Edition (Wii) - A game that was released in limited quantities, It mixed the 3 Metroid Prime games together with the Wii controls from MP3

Price: $209.99 (New) 70$ish (Used)

2: Metroid Prime (Gamecube) - One of the games in the aforementioned trilogy above, but the earlier one released on the Nintendo Gamecube.

Price: 70$ (New) 11$ish (Used)

3: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Gamecube) One of the games in the aforementioned trilogy above, but the earlier one released on the Nintendo Gamecube.

Price: 75$ (New) 18$ish (Used)

4: Sonic Adventure DX: Directors Cut (Gamecube) - A port of Sonic Adventure that was originally on the Dreamcast and released on the Nintendo Gamecube in 2003. I USED to own the original Dreamcast release, but I lost all my Dreamcast games, sadly...

Price: (For Gamecube release) 70$ (New) 15$ish (Used)

5: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (Gamecube) A port of Sonic Adventure 2 that was originally on the Dreamcast and released on the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002. I never owned the original Dreamcast release of Sonic Adventure 2, it goes for 200$ right now.

P.S. I actually own TWO copies of Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, one of them was my primary copy, which crashes when loading the Cosmic Wall stage through the Stage Select. The other copy I have just sits around incase my main one stops working I have a spare copy.

Price: (For Gamecube release) $137.88 (New) 20-30$ (Used)

6: Kororinpa Marble Mania (Wii) A game that was released in 2009, and when the company "Hudson" (Who I believe worked on the Mario Party games) Was bought by Konami they canceled all the projects of Hudson and this game is no longer available brand new, it is out of print.

Price: $50 (New) $16 (Used)

7: Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (Wii)

For Mario's 25th Anniversary Nintendo released a "limited edition" Mario collection with Super Mario Bros 1, 2, 3 and the Lost Levels. It was originally released in December 2010 with very limited quantities and for a short time the game was selling for $90-100 in brand new condition, which is nearly triple the original MSRP of $29.99. I actually got this one when it came out, I was one who got a copy from the first batch they printed of the game, I can even show you a pic of it if you want.

Price: $45 (New) $39 (Used)

8: Kirby: Return to Dreamland

Kirby's Return to Dream Land was released in October 2011 and is a brand new story with Wii remote style controls. The game is similar to other Kirby platformers with skill copying abilities and also includes up to 4-player co-op.

Price: $43 (New) $40 (Used)

9: The Original Fat Playstation 3 System.

You know, the one that was available for $599 US DOLLARS!? Nah, I got it for way less I just don't remember what I paid, lol.

Price (As of 2014) $549.00 (New) $149.99ish (Used)

10: PlayStation Portable Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron Entertainment Pack - Ceramic White

Remember this? The limited-release Star Wars Battlefront PSP Entertainment Pack, will allow owners to experience their favorite Star Wars battles any way -- and anywhere -- they want with a special "Ceramic White" PSP featuring a silk-screened image of Darth Vader on the back of the unit. Also included is Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, the next chapter of the best-selling Star Wars Battlefront series from LucasArts. Set during the Original Trilogy era, the game is the previously untold story of a ragtag ensemble of battle-hardened rogues and scoundrels assembled by Han Solo. Now for the first time ever in Star Wars Battlefront, you can customize your character, select your weapons, choose your abilities and create a different experience every time you play.

Price: $314.99 (New) 64.99 (Used)

11 (My favorite of the bunch): Cross Edge

Nothing sets a game collector's heart a-flutter quite like obscure, limited run Japanese RPGs. Cross Edge, published by Nippon Ichi Software America, fits the bill perfectly. A crossover RPG featuring characters from Capcom, Namco Bandai, Gust Corporation, and the publisher Nippon Ichi, Cross Edge is a traditional Japanese RPG that you may not have even heard of. It launched in 2009, right in the midst of the first Infamous and Prototype games, and copies were hard to come by from the beginning. If you love RPGs and you missed Cross Edge, well...prepare to pay a pretty hefty catching up fee.

In early July of 2010, it was confirmed through NIS America's forums that Tim Langdell and his company Edge Games had begun legal action against NIS America due to the name of the game. Tim Langdell is notorious for suing video game companies over properties that contain the word "Edge". However, since his removal from the IGDA and a court decision throwing out his trademark claim to the word "edge", he has been ordered to give financial compensation to any products damaged by his litigation - including Cross Edge, and to no longer attempt to obstruct their sale. NIS America has not resumed sales of the game as of May 2012, however.

In a nutshell, The game is out of print.

Price: $150 (New/Sealed) $100 (Used)

12: Pikmin 2 (Gamecube)

Believe it or not I got my copy of this game for 2 dollars at a garage sale, and it still works great.

Price: $52.88 (New) $31.74 (Used)

13: Luigi's Mansion.

Ah, what a gem of a game this is. Instead of playing as Mario, you're playing as Luigi in a Mansion full of ghosts trying to save Mario, I've beaten this game countless times and still have a blast.

Price: $99.99 (New) $24.99 (Used)

14: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Gamecube)

Set in an era after the events in The Ocarina Of Time, this incredible adventure takes a different young hero named Link on an all-new quest.

Link's sister Aryll has been taken by a monstrous bird. Link sets sail to track down the bird and get her back -- setting him on a quest that will make him as much a legend as his namesake.

As you face monsters and try to think your way around obstacles, you'll earn the Wind Waker -- a special conductor's baton that controls the winds.

Price: $109.99 (New) $38.80 (Used)

15: Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix

Shake your thing to over 25 dance-flavored songs, from classic Nintendo themes to familiar favorites

Five difficulty levels -- dancers of all abilities will be able to get into the groove

Grab a friend and throw your own dance party -- see who's got the best moves

Have fun while getting in shape! The special Workout feature tracks the calories burned while playing

Price: $71.31 (New) $1.93ish (Used)

16: SUPER SMASH BROS... MEEEEEELLLLLEEEEE!

Ah, what a game, I love this game.

More characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine.

Price: $123.88 (New) $48.99 (Used)

17: Resident Evil (Gamecube)

The Gamecube remake of the horrid Playstation 1 game with the horrible voice acting.

Price: $99.99 (New) $15.00ish (Used)

18: Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube)

The story of Resident Evil 4 follows the U.S. government special agent Leon S. Kennedy, who is sent on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the U.S. President's daughter who has been kidnapped by a sinister cult. Traveling to a remote rural area of Europe, Leon fights hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters, and reunites with the mysterious spy Ada Wong. The game pioneered and popularized the "over the shoulder" third-person view perspective in video games.

Price: $53.99 (New) $10.90 (Used)

So that's all the games I can think of that would probably be considered rare, what rare games do you guys have?

#2 Edited by The_Last_Ride (71793 posts) -

I don't really know, probably all my N64 and SNES games

#3 Edited by Gargus (2147 posts) -

Texas chainsaw massacre still sealed in the box for Atari 2600 would probably be my rarest.

#4 Posted by gregbmil (2607 posts) -

The rarest game I got is Cannon Spike on the Dreamcast. I found it for $3 at a pawn shop near me.

#5 Edited by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

I hated cross edge ._. legit the only game I resold from last gen.

there's a difference between rarest and most expensive, and I think some of my overlap, but I would probably say some of my arcade pcbs and/or shooters
battle garegga original japanese PCB ($500-600)

armed police batrider korean version b PCB ($350-450)

dodonpachi daioujou black label extra (xbox 360) ($70-150) - the reason it's so rare is because it used stolen code from the ps2 port and the company didn't make more than 1 print run because they were caught.

muchi muchi pork (first print run - non platinum edition) ($90-170)

moon: remix rpg adventure ($70-120)




#6 Posted by RoyalClown_1 (107 posts) -

Not sure if they are rare but: Wario Land for gameboy color. Yugioh- forbidden memories for PSX.

#7 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

Some of these prices are hilarious.

I guess people look on amazon or look at ebay buy it nows and see a high price and assume it actually sells for that when in reality those auctions sit there forever and never bought because they aren't worth anywhere near that much.

Like the 10th anniversary everquest books they are like 350+ dollars on amazon and ebay and never sell. I recently got one for 25 bucks because the bidding started at 1 dollar so it reflected the real price it was going for. It wasn't even like the guy had 1, he sold 5 or 6 of them all at about 25ish each despite on amazon they are all listed for hundreds of dollars each and every other seller on ebay had them for hundreds of dollars.

Or this guy that assumes because its OOP its rare and worth 70 bucks http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chessmaster-The-Art-of-Learning-Nintendo-DS-/360377813978?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item53e8310bda meanwhile lamestop sells it for 12 bucks and this other guy has one complete for 13 bucks http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chessmaster-The-Art-of-Learning-Nintendo-DS-Lite-DSi-XL-3DS-w-Case-/400663139509?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item5d496254b5

Most of the prices you guys say are laughably ridiculous and you will never get that much unless you sit on them for another 50 years.

#8 Edited by Renegade_Fury (17161 posts) -

My most expensive game would be my copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga. It goes between $300-$400 these days for complete condition.

My other expensive games are MUSHA, Grind Stormer, Crusader of Centy, Mega Man X4 (saturn), and Metroid Prime Trilogy, and I guess they hover around the $100 mark, except for MUSHA which seems to have gotten more expensive over the last few years.

#9 Edited by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

@Gargus said:

Most of the prices you guys say are laughably ridiculous and you will never get that much unless you sit on them for another 50 years.

If this is referring to my battle garegga PCB, that's not based on ebay prices which is typically listed at the $600-1000 level (based on bare board or full kit), I listed what I actually paid ($550 - I listed $500-600) via a friend who bought it on my behalf from a retail shop (cheapest available price) in Japan. hell, even the Korean (non-japanese original) board sells for $300-400.

the rest of the prices listed are from the same place(s) which are private marketplaces (black markets if you will) which are typically the judge of the going price since it's cheaper than your usual ebay/amazon and people buy from 'em instantly. some examples being neo-geo, system11, arcade-otaku, jammaplus.

#10 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

@Renegade_Fury said:

My most expensive game would be my copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga. It goes between $300-$400 these days for complete condition.

My other expensive games are MUSHA, Grind Stormer, Crusader of Centy, Mega Man X4 (saturn), and Metroid Prime Trilogy, and I guess they hover around the $100 mark, except for MUSHA which seems to have gotten more expensive over the last few years.

If you're ever looking to sell that grind stormer, let me know :P
I bought 3 grind stormer/v-v carts from ebay for around $60 a couple years ago - all of which didn't work due to busted contacts. definitely don't want to pick up the arcade board lol

#11 Posted by Blueresident87 (5339 posts) -

Just because a game is worth money doesn't always mean it's rare. And there is a huge difference between an asking price and selling price.

I don't get too caught up in how rare a game is or not; I know I have a lot of games that are not easy to find, and I'd have to say my complete Fire Emblem Thracia 776 Box Set is near the top. But I have many games that are not cheap or easy to find.

#12 Edited by Renegade_Fury (17161 posts) -
@Some-Mist said:

@Renegade_Fury said:

My most expensive game would be my copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga. It goes between $300-$400 these days for complete condition.

My other expensive games are MUSHA, Grind Stormer, Crusader of Centy, Mega Man X4 (saturn), and Metroid Prime Trilogy, and I guess they hover around the $100 mark, except for MUSHA which seems to have gotten more expensive over the last few years.

If you're ever looking to sell that grind stormer, let me know :P

I bought 3 grind stormer/v-v carts from ebay for around $60 a couple years ago - all of which didn't work due to busted contacts. definitely don't want to pick up the arcade board lol

lol, don't worry, I got you covered.

I spent about the same for it complete a few years ago, because I had heard the shmup community had finally discovered it, and I was scared it was going to start selling for a much higher price. :P

#13 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34149 posts) -

I'm sure Xenoblade is very rare and will only get more rare over time, so that. I also own the Metroid Prime trilogy. I wouldn't really know about any of my other games.

#14 Edited by Randolph (10524 posts) -

@Gargus: I watched the AVGN review of that a while back, the existence of that and Halloween on Atari blew my mind. I never had any idea. Not to mention Custer's Revenge, we had full fledged porno games, and I don't remember ever hearing a peep about it back in the day.

I don't collect anymore and no longer have it, but I had a new copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga for the Saturn for quite some time. Game was way ahead of it's time, shame Sega won't try it again and give it the treatment it deserves.

#15 Posted by mariofan50 (23 posts) -

@Some-Mist said:

I hated cross edge ._. legit the only game I resold from last gen.

there's a difference between rarest and most expensive, and I think some of my overlap, but I would probably say some of my arcade pcbs and/or shooters

battle garegga original japanese PCB ($500-600)

armed police batrider korean version b PCB ($350-450)

dodonpachi daioujou black label extra (xbox 360) ($70-150) - the reason it's so rare is because it used stolen code from the ps2 port and the company didn't make more than 1 print run because they were caught.

muchi muchi pork (first print run - non platinum edition) ($90-170)

moon: remix rpg adventure ($70-120)

So your saying you hate when you actually have to WORK in Cross Edge as opposed to other RPG games just holding your hand throughout it? Yeah, I can't wait to play Cross Edge. I know I said I had it but the reality is I bought it online and it is currently being shipped to me.

#16 Posted by Grieverr (2718 posts) -

Hmm... I'd have to check because I don't really know. I do have Sega Ages for the Saturn (with After Burner, Out Run, and Space Harrier) and Strider 2 on the Playstation. The labels on the disc are swapped, with the disk labeled Strider actually being Strider 2 and vice versa.

#17 Edited by Dennysinny (250 posts) -

metroid prime is not rare.......

#18 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

@mariofan50 said:

@Some-Mist said:

I hated cross edge ._. legit the only game I resold from last gen.

there's a difference between rarest and most expensive, and I think some of my overlap, but I would probably say some of my arcade pcbs and/or shooters

battle garegga original japanese PCB ($500-600)

armed police batrider korean version b PCB ($350-450)

dodonpachi daioujou black label extra (xbox 360) ($70-150) - the reason it's so rare is because it used stolen code from the ps2 port and the company didn't make more than 1 print run because they were caught.

muchi muchi pork (first print run - non platinum edition) ($90-170)

moon: remix rpg adventure ($70-120)

So your saying you hate when you actually have to WORK in Cross Edge as opposed to other RPG games just holding your hand throughout it? Yeah, I can't wait to play Cross Edge. I know I said I had it but the reality is I bought it online and it is currently being shipped to me.

I love your low-iq baseless assumption. Other than Mother 3, Baroque was one of my favorite RPG releases (technically remake) from last gen... but whatever floats your boat buddy.

I'd go into my gripes with cross edge... but it seems you'd rather force your opinions on others than actually discuss the game. let me know when you've pulled your head out of your butt ;)

#19 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3205 posts) -


















I know not all of this is "rare." The Virtual Boy games, Windjammers (Neo Geo CD) and Xenoblade Chronicles are all factory sealed. The rest are just games I had a fun time tracking down without having to resort to eBay. I will be opening Windjammers this weekend.

#20 Posted by Flubbbs (3094 posts) -

nothing really rare but i do have a still boxed SNES

#21 Posted by mariofan50 (23 posts) -

@dennysinny said:

metroid prime is not rare.......

The Trilogy Collectors Edition on Wii is considered rare, not the individual games by themselves. Also, I think I may have incorrectly labeled this thread, it should be "most expensive games"

#22 Edited by GoldenElementXL (3205 posts) -

@mariofan50: if it is most expensive I think my SvC Chaos wins so far.

#23 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4321 posts) -

I guess Metroid Prime Trilogy would be the rarest game I have, Until I finally get FFVII:D Then my FF collection will be complete.

#24 Posted by Bigboi500 (29934 posts) -

I own a lot of rare games, but I have no idea of their worth and really don't care because I'd never sell them.

#25 Posted by FinalFighters (1482 posts) -

i still have a sealed copy of metriod prime trilogy: collectors edition that will become rare as years go by. i also have a black label fist of the north star fighting game that i think is rare.

#26 Posted by wonder6192 (33 posts) -

S.C.A.T - it's still factory sealed to keep in the freshness.

#27 Posted by Kage1 (6745 posts) -

Metal Slug (US) Neo Geo

Snatcher -Sega CD

Street Fighter Collection 2-PS1

#28 Edited by Kevlar101 (6144 posts) -

I.....don't really own any rare games.

The rarest game I own is as far from rare as a game can be.

#29 Edited by lumzi32 (332 posts) -

I have Virtua Fighter 4 Evo, Onimusha Warlords, GTA: Vice City and Rayman Revolution for PS2. Don't know how rare they are though.

#30 Posted by MirkoS77 (7499 posts) -

I have a brand new, unopened Steel Batallion for the Xbox. Controller, not just the game. I knew when it released that this would fetch a good price later down the road, so before it sold out I nabbed another one to store. There's one on ebay selling for $800 currently.

I also have an unopened Sambe de Amigo (with Maracas) for the DC. Box is a little dinged but it's never been opened. Don't know how much I could get for it as I can't find it on ebay. Probably $1-$200 would be my guess.

Finally, I have Gamestops RE4 collector's edition (the red one in a tin case) still in the shrink. On ebay prices go anywhere from $50-$799, though as Gargus noted I doubt I could get that much for it.

Oh yea, I have the MGS Premium package (imported as it only released in Japan). Been opened though. Don't know how much I could get, I don't suspect much at all. But im once saw a sealed one on ebay for $2k. Mine's in shit condition though.

#31 Posted by onetitanum (6 posts) -

@Gargus: Wow!

#32 Edited by -ParaNormaN- (819 posts) -

The only games I can think of that could be considered rare are:

Cannon Spike (Dreamcast)

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition (PS3)

Human Hominid (GBA) - GBA version only sold in the UK

I mostly collect rare cds rather than games. Cd's mean more to me for some reason. I used to own Metroid Trilogy for the Wii but, since I can't stand FPS controls on the Wii, I ended up selling it. I own the Gamecube versions which to me are 10x better.

#33 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2582 posts) -

Earthbound, Conker's Bad Fur Day n64, and a sealed copy of Mario All Stars on Wii.