Remember physical copies of games? Going to the store, and picking out a game that looked cool? excitedly plugging it into your console at the time? Maybe your parents accidentally bought a game you always wanted, but for the wrong console.
Well, these unopened games could nab you a tidy sum if you sold them in good condition. Then, there are the rare video games that you might not even know you have. So keep an eye out, you might just have something from this list.
Red Sea Crossing (Atari 2600)
Yep, a video game depicting the biblical crossing of the Red Sea. Hey, the 80s were a weird time. Only 100 copies of this game are said to exist, with only two known copies surfacing. While it’s not winning any awards for title creativity and the game wasn’t even known to exist until the first copy surfaced, the cartridge alone could net you €12,000.
Air Raid (Atari 2600)
This is one of the super rare video games on this list. Air Raid pits you against aliens trying to destroy your home city. Rumour has it that only 12 cartridges still exist. The cartridges can look like your average Atari 2600, or a bizarrely shaped blue cartridge. If you have a complete copy of this game, with the box and manual, it could net you up to an eye-watering €27,500.
Stadium Events (NES)
Stadium Events for the NES was one of the earliest examples of games meant to keep you fit. It came with a mat that you can run and jump on to make the characters move. The faster you run, the faster your character runs in the game. The game was reasonably popular, enough for Nintendo to buy the rights for the game in 1988.
Which brings us to why the game is so rare. Nintendo then changed the name to WorldClass Track Meet and recalled any copies of Stadium Events from the shelves. If you managed to nab one, you could be looking at up to €35000, or €8000 for the box alone!
Wrecking Crew (NES)
Fun Fact: Super Mario wasn’t just a plumber. Before the bouncy red Italian shot to fame in 1985 with Super Mario Bros. He stared in another 1985 release: Wrecking Crew. In Wrecking Crew, you need to destroy every tile of a certain type in a level.
It was bundled with the NES for some time, but it never really reached the popularity that Mario’s next appearance did. A sealed copy of wrecking crew actually sold for €3,500 in 2012.
Superman Yellow (Atari 2600)
If you owned an Atari 2600, there’s a good chance you owned Superman. Being a common game, you’d think it wouldn’t be too hard for collectors to get their hands on it. But, if your cartridge has yellow text instead of red, then congratulations, you own one of the rarest versions of Superman.
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