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List: The rarest and most valuable video games in existence

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Jun 2014 13:12 User comments (4)

List: The rarest and most valuable video games in existence Business Insider put together a very interesting list of the rarest and most valuable video games, with the top five valued at over $10000 if you happen to have them in your possession.
Starting at #5:

1991 Nintendo Campus Challenge (NES): $14,000-$20,100


The campus challenge included "Dr. Mario," "PinBot" and "Super Mario 3" all in one, and the cartridge was used for gaming competitions on the Nintendo campus. Nearly all were said to have been destroyed, but one was found in an ex-employee's garage. The game sold originally for $14,000 in 2006 but was recently resold for over $20,000.


#4:
"Air Raid" (Atari 2600): $14,000-$33,400


There are only 12 known copies of the game in the whole world, which features a unique blue cartridge shaped as a "T." Two copies of varying quality have sold for $14000 and $33,400 in the past few years.

#3:
1990 Nintendo World Championships: Gold Edition (NES): $15,000-$21,000


This famous game has only 26 known copies in existence. The gold cartridges were prizes for the winners and runner-ups of Nintendo's 1990 Power contest. The cart has "Super Mario Bros," "Rad Racer," and "Tetris," with special tournament timers.

#2:
"Birthday Mania" (Atari 2600): $15,000-$35,000


There is only one verified copy in the world for the cart, which allows players to play birthday-related mini games. The box was also customizable with a birthday message or your name.

#1:
"Gamma Attack" (Atari 2600): $20,000-$500,000


Definitely the rarest game around, there was only copy ever made of Gamma Attack. The current owner is video game collector Anthony Denardo, who has asked $500,000 for it in the past.

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4 user comments

130.6.2014 3:40

How could there be a production run of one? haha.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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21.7.2014 16:43

how does # proceed rarity over #2 & #5 if only "1" is known to exist as well, and something seems messed up with #5. The story originally was that it was an SNES Game for the campus challenge and I remember when it went on auction a few years ago and it did not look anything like that photo they have up there.

33.7.2014 0:46

That's cool the Campus Challenge game has jumpers on the outside.

I swear I have seen the gold edition World Championchips game before. I think my old babysitter may have had one of those.

43.7.2014 2:13

Originally posted by Menion:
how does # proceed rarity over #2 & #5 if only "1" is known to exist as well, and something seems messed up with #5. The story originally was that it was an SNES Game for the campus challenge and I remember when it went on auction a few years ago and it did not look anything like that photo they have up there.
ok got it figured out the pic is of retrousb's remake cart, there was 1 NES 91 campus challenge and 2 SNES 92 campus challenge carts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Campus_Challenge

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