The Ten Rarest Video Games

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#1 Posted by forza420 (1225 posts) -

10. Donkey Kong Competition Cartridge (SNES)

Estimated worth: $900 - $1,000

Donkey Kong Competition Cartridge

"This was the Super Nintendo game competitors could choose to play at the Blockbuster video game championship held in 1995. It was specially made for the event...boxed versions sell for almost $1,000."

9. Nintendo World Championships Gray (NES)

Estimated worth: $5,000 - $6,000

Nintendo World Championships Gray

"A gray version of Nintendo World Championships. 90 of these were given away to contestants during the 1990 competition, so it's not as rare as the gold version (see below). Both the gold and gray cartridges are distinctive because they have a dip switch in the upper left corner so the length of the game can be changed. This should make them easy to spot."

8. NTSC Stadium Events (NES)

Estimated worth: $40,000 (sealed box)

NTSC Stadium Events

"A sealed Stadium Events sold for $40,000 in March 2010, which makes it the most expensive game ever sold. The game was recalled by Nintendo soon after release so they could market it as World ****Track Meet. Collectors need to be careful they don't mistake the [much less valuable] PAL version of the game for the NTSC version. There are guides availableto help distinguish the two."

7. Blockbuster World Championships II (Sega Genesis)

Estimated worth: $2,000

Blockbuster World Championships II

"Blockbuster held a second World Championships in 1995, but they held it at all their stores and let people choose to play either Super Nintendo or Genesis. This was the Genesis game, and it was specifically made for this competition by Acclaim. Store owners were supposed to destroy the cartridge after the contest was done, but a few copies were never destroyed."

6. Uncharted 2: Fortune Hunter Edition (PS3)

Estimated worth: $1,200

Uncharted 2: Fortune Hunter Edition

"This is the newest game in the top 10. Thirty of these were given away by Sony for random gamers who were playing Uncharted 2 online in 2009 from October 10th to October 12th. The package includes the Uncharted 2 game, a replica dagger, and a special book case. The game will probably become more expensive as time goes on because there are so few copies available."

5. Air Raid (Atari 2600)

Estimated worth: $2,800 (cartridge only)

$18,000 (with the game box)

Air Raid

The exact number of copies isn't known, but it is believed to be the smallest commercially available Atari game ever. Only one boxed copy has ever been found (it's actually on eBayat press time). The game is a very distinctive shape and is sky blue, so it should be easy to spot."

4. Nintendo World Championships Gold (NES)

Estimated worth: $18,000

Nintendo World Championships Gold

"26 of these were given out in a Nintendo Power contest after the 1990 Game Championship took place in Universal Studios. These were the same games used during the video game competition, but they are in gold colored cartridges like the original Zelda for NES. The games include Super Mario, Rad Racer, and Tetris and limits game play to 6 minutes and 21 seconds. Only 13 of these are accounted for, so another 13 are out there somewhere."

3. Kizuna Encounter (NeoGeo)

Estimated worth:$12,000 (PAL version)

Kizuna Encounter

"The Japanese version is fairly expensive, selling for about $600, but the PAL version has sold for $12,000 in the past. The two games are the exact same and are region free, but the PAL version has different packaging and inserts. Some collectors don't think this game was actually released commercially because there were only five copies known to exist."

2. 1994 Powerfest Cartridge (SNES)

Estimated worth: $20,000

Powerfest Cartridge

"There is only one of these known to exist. This game was used at the last national video game competition Nintendo ever held...Nintendo made 33 of these for the competition, so there could be more somewhere in the wild, but they were all supposed to be destroyed after the event."

1. Nintendo Campus Challenge (NES)

Estimated worth: $20,100

Nintendo Campus Challenge

"Only one of these is known to exist in the world -- the one copy was found at a garage sale in New York in 2006. Like Nintendo World Championships, it was used in a video game competition held by Nintendo. The game includes Super Mario 3, PinBot, and Dr. Mario on the same cartridge and stops the game after six minutes."


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#2 Posted by Megaman5364 (2912 posts) -

Thats cool, I would never pay 20,100 for a video game yet alone 60 dollars

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#3 Posted by forza420 (1225 posts) -

Thats cool, I would never pay 20,100 for a video game yet alone 60 dollars

haha good point.
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#4 Posted by locopatho (23108 posts) -
It makes me feel good about spending so much on games, some of these people spent more than me on a single random game :P
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#5 Posted by Megaman5364 (2912 posts) -

Oh what about the megaman 9 press release edition thats worth alot and heres the link

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#6 Posted by razgriz_101 (16875 posts) -

Lol for the price of some of these i could get a arena worthy bass rig/setup and still have pocket change LMFAO.