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The Most Valuable Video Games In The World

To coincide with our ‘Tomorrow’s Antiques’ campaign and following on from our recent valuations of the most valuable VHS’ on the market, we have compiled a catalogue of the most valuable Antech video games in the world.  Along with the lists, our expert has set out guidelines on what to look out for if you are interested in investing in video game media.

The 10 most valuable video games on the market, across multiple platforms, are as follows:

Snowboard Kids 2 (Nintendo 64) £2000

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Darxide (Sega 32X) £1200

darxide

 

Primal Rage (Sega 32X) £1000

primal-rage

 

X Zone (Super Nintendo) £850

x-zone

 

T Mek (Sega 32X) £800

t-mek

 

Viewpoint (Neo Geo AES) £750

viewpoint

 

Stadium Games (Nintendo NES) £600

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Cool World (Super Nintendo) £550

cool-world

 

Fatal Fury Special Edition (Sega Mega CD) £550

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The Adventures of Batman and Robin (Sega Mega CD) £550

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We have also compiled lists separated by various platforms: 

 

Various systems

  1. Skycopter 2 - Atari Jaguar - £800
  2. Viewpoint - Neo Geo AES - £750
  3. Powerdrive - Sega Game Gear - £600
  4. Amazing Penguin Gameboy - £180 - £200
  5. Sonic Blast - Sega Game Gear - £200
  6. Evolution 2 - Sega Dreamcast - £150 
  7. Samba De Amigo - complete with maracas - Sega Dreamcast £120 - £150 
  8. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - Gameboy - £120 - £140
  9. Cannon Spike - Sega Dreamcast £120 
  10. Rez - Sega Dreamcast £100
computer-games-collage

 

Nintendo NES

  1. Stadium Games £600 
  2. Phantom Air Mission £400      
  3. Castlevania 3 £320
  4. Chip 'n Dale 2 £295
  5. Championship Rally £280
  6. City Connection £250
  7. Little Ninja Brothers £200
  8. Duck Tales 2 £150
  9. Gargoyles Quest 2 £120
  10. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade £100
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(Note: NES games are becoming really collectable in good condition and packaging. There are hundreds of games rising in value by the month because demand from collectors is high. Even quite common titles such as Mario Brothers 3 (£30), Zelda II (£50-£60), Castlevania (£60) and Metroid (£60) are rising rapidly.)

 

Nintendo 64

  1. Snowboard Kids 2 £2000
  2. Starcraft 64 £450
  3. Conkers Bad Fur Day £175      
  4. Paper Mario 64 £140
  5. Mario Party 3 £130
  6. Rush 2049 £120
  7. Tom 'n Jerry £100
  8. Tarzan £100 
  9. Aidyn Chronicles £100
  10. Hercules £100
nintendo-64

(Note: Nintendo 64 games have recently risen in price. Every month the value of the top 30/40 rises rapidly, especially complete boxed versions. There is also a growing collectors market for sealed Ninetendo 64 and graded games, the value of these is very high, for example a boxed standard Hercules game will be worth £100, however a factory sealed version will be worth £500+).

 

Sony Playstation 1

  1. Tintin Destination Adventure £180
  2. Ayrton Senna Kart Duel 2 £140
  3. Jupiter Strike £110
  4. Suikoden 2 £95
  5. Robotron X £80
  6. Blazing Dragons £75
  7. Rapid Reload £75
  8. Devil Dice £70
  9. Megaman X3 £70
  10. Megaman Battle n chase £70
sony-playstation-1

(Note: A lot of these games are rare and hard to come by because collectors like to have a complete set. PS1 games that didn’t sell well at the time of release or previously are now commanding higher and higher prices. Additionally PS1 games need to be complete with the inlay, case, book and disc and in good condition).

 

Super Nintendo

  1. X Zone £850
  2. Cool World £550
  3. Beethoven the Ultimate Canine Caper £450
  4. Final Fight 3 £300
  5. Powerdrive £250
  6. Super Chase HQ £250
  7. Spawn £200
  8. Separation Anxiety £200
  9. Whirlo £180
  10. Biometal £150
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Sega Saturn

  1. Megaman X3 £200
  2. Deep Fear £130
  3. Keio Flying Squadron £120
  4. Panzer Dragoon Saga (not panzer 1 or zwei) £105
  5. Dragonforce £90
  6. Enemy Zero £80
  7. Mr Bones £80
  8. Burning Rangers £70
  9. The Crow £60
  10. Jewels of the Oracle £50
sega-saturn

 

Sega 32X

  1. Darxide £1200
  2. Primal Rage £1000
  3. T Mek £800
  4. Motherbase £400      
  5. Kolibri £400
  6. Knuckles Chaotix £250
  7. Fifa 96 £80
  8. Cosmic Carnage £60
  9. Stellar Assault £50
  10. Mortal Kombat 2 £35
sega-32-x

 

Sega Master System

  1. The Smurfs Travel The World £275
  2. Assault City (light gun version only) £130
  3. Championship Hockey £120
  4. Masters of Combat £100
  5. Home Alone £100
  6. Buggy Run £100
  7. Powerstrike 2 £100
  8. Robocop 3 £80
  9. Sonic Spinball £75
  10. Fire and Forget 2 £75
sega-master-system

(Note: These are all standard retail versions, there are a few Master System games that had special releases such as The Lucky Dime Caper, which came boxed with a T Shirt, and can command £300-£400 in a complete condition).

 

Sega Mega CD

  1. Fatal Fury Special Edition £550
  2. The Adventures of Batman and Robin £550
  3. Syndicate £400
  4. The Smurfs £400
  5. Markos Magic Football £400 (expensive but not very collectable)
  6. Samurai Showdown £400
  7. The Lawnmower man £400 (this one can vary a lot, occasionally every few years, 3 or 4 more are found)
  8. Lords of Thunder £280
  9. Flink £180
  10. Shining force cd £100
sega-mega-cd

(Note: When purchasing Mega CD games, it is essential that the card spine is intact to maintain the maximum value, if it is missing, the value of the game can decrease by 30-40% because collectors prefer the complete item).

 

Sega Mega Drive

  1. Megaman the Wily Wars £300
  2. The Punisher £250
  3. The Death and Return of Superman £200
  4. Spiderman the Animated Series £180
  5. Pirates of Dark Water £125
  6. Aero the Acrobat 2 £120
  7. Alien Soldier £120
  8. Body Count £100
  9. Addams Family Values £100
  10. Art of Fighting £80
sega-mega-drive

(Note: Cover variants of certain Sega Mega Drive games can be sold for thousands of pounds, such as Lakers Vs Celtics (£3000) and World Championship Soccer (£1200), but the standard games for those 2 games are worth pennies.

There are also a few Australian exclusive Sega Mega Drive games such as Fatal Fury 2 (£750) and Daze Before Christmas (£400), which can demand a high price but PAL (phase alternating line) collectors see these as additional games, not games that will complete a PAL collection.

 

A big thanks to the booking factory (who provide white lable pms for hotels) for their help with this artical.

Investor guidelines

  • Condition is key - especially with the cardboard Nintendo NES and 64 boxes, don't be fooled into believing you've found a gem if the box is damaged, ripped or worn. The value will be dramatically reduced if this is the case.
  • Collectors/trade fairs, Replay Expo, retro games markets and retro revival are great places to find anything unusual you are looking for, meet fellow traders and exchange items.
  • Facebook groups such as GGG are useful platforms if you’re looking for a bargain, they also host auctions.
  • If you're getting serious and have some high end items, preservation can be a pain, but Game Shark Covers manufacture clear plastic outer casings to keep games in perfect condition.
  • Don't get drawn into eBay wars with other bidders, this can inflate your game price beyond a reasonable valuation.
  • Collect and play, unless it’s sealed as new (and not current), enjoy your collection, it was meant to be played with! 

Posted July 6th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Tomorrow's Antiques

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