During the holiday season, most kids asked their parents for a Nintendo switch, a console that keeps students engaged in various interesting games and makes them stay up all night, challenging their gaming skills.
This scenario is not new to the gaming world. As a matter of fact, everyone had a Nintendo before, and the console’s popularity has remained until now. The price is still premium.
Rare, also known as Rareware, is a British video game developer that was founded in 1982 by Tim and Chris Stamper. It was created by their company Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd. It published and created cartridge games that were harder to make, which made their name the very definition of their work – rare.
Rare caught Nintendo’s interest when they presented a skiing game named Slalom. Nintendo bought its copyright. Since then, Nintendo had contract games from Rare.
By focusing on Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Rare was able to create groundbreaking games such as Banjo-Kazoonie, Donkey Kong Country and Golden Eye 007. And because of its uniqueness and lack of reprints, these Nintendo games sold at high prices and had become definite collectibles.
The Rare Nintendo PlayStation Console is listed for sale in some sites like eTeknix and eBay. All carried steep price tags, but are highly profitable for investing, especially now that cartridge games are also becoming popular to retro gamers.
It might be the iconic manufacturing of cartridge games that led to NES’ rarity. These cartridge games’ prices range from ten to thousands of dollars.
For example, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters are sold from $100 to $500. This fighting game gained popularity because of games like Street Fighter.
Also, one of the rarest NES games is Little Samson, the price of which ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. What makes it a must-have is its excellent graphics and its impressive amount of detail on the 8-bit system. Certainly, this game is highly pursued by collectors as well.
But the most sought after and most expensive game in retro gaming history is definitely the Nintendo World Championship Gold. Did you know its price is ranges from $13,600 to $29,488? Truth be told, it is considered to be the holy grail of NES collections.
Nintendo World Championship cartridges were created for a gaming competition organized by Nintendo for nearly 30 cities with huge prizes. It featured three games: Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer and Tetris. It even had its own timer.
Despite having the Nintendo World Championship in 2015 and 2017, the rarity of this Holy Grail stayed the same.
These rare Nintendo cartridge games are sold more privately than online just like any of the collectibles for gamers. The interesting and fun games will always remain to be special and legendary.
Are you interested to be a retro game collector? Start creating your list of rare Nintendo games and start buying! Who knows how much more you can make out of it!