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The rarest and most valuable video games in existence


Nintendo World Championships 1990
Platform: NES
Price: Sold at auction for $12,000 to $100,000
Only 116 copies of Nintendo World Championships 1990 were made for a gaming contest. Gamers faced off on custom levels based on Super Mario Bros., Tetris and Rad Racer and the winner walked away with a 40″ TV and a gold Mario trophy.

 

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Air Raid
Platform: Atari 2600
Price: Sold for $33,433 at auction
Only 12 copies have appeared of Air Raid, which features a strange baby blue cartridge with a large handle on it.

 

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Atlantis II
Platform: Atari 2600
Price: Sold for $5,000 to $6,000 at auction
This game is identical to the original Atlantis, save for a few scoring tweaks to make it tournament-style friendly. Even the box is the same as its predecessor. The only way to tell it’s different is the ‘Atlantis II’ sticker on the front.

 

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Birthday Mania
Platform: Atari 2600
Price: $6,500
Only one known copy of this game exists today. Back in the ’80s, people could have it sent to a friend with a custom message for a few bucks.

 

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Gamma-Attack
Platform: Atari 2600
Price: $500,000, never sold
The developers of Gamma-Attack only made one copy of the game. Then, after someone put the lone copy up for auction at a price of $500,000, developers cranked out 100 copies before the seller could make a deal, significantly decreasing its value. Dick move.

 

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Kizuna Encounter (European Version)
Platform: Neo-Geo
Price: $12,000 to $13,500 at auction
This game was a hit at arcades, but was discontinued a short time after becoming commercially available. Only two known copies remain.

 

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Nintendo Campus Challenge 1991
Platform: NES
Price: Sold for $14,000 to $20,100 at auction
Much like Nintendo World Championships, this game was also made specifically for a gaming tournament, making a copy extremely rare.

 

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Red Sea Crossing
Platform: Atari 2600
Price: Sold for $10,000 at auction
It’s Moses meets frogger in this Bible video game. Only 500 copies were made due to low popularity, and only two known copies remain.

 

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Stadium Events
Platform: NES
Price: Sold for $42,000 at auction
This game was so reviled, retailers shipped entire boxes back to Nintendo. Customers who picked it up anyway now have some serious change on their hands.

 

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Super Mario Bros. (Asian version)
Platform: NES
Price: Sold for $30,000 at auction
You probably have a copy of Super Mario Bros. lying around if you own a NES. But only copies with both English and Chinese letters on the front, copies made specifically for the Hong Kong market, are worth $30K.


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