There is an assumption that playing games is just a waste of money and time, but that’s wrong, you know. It turns out that the game can also be a valuable treasure that you can sell for a lot of money you know.
Many collectors pay dearly for your Nintendo or Sega cassettes that are over 20 years old. For one alone can reach Rp 100 million. What games are collectors looking for? Here he is.
1. Tetris for Sega Genesis/Mega-drive
Price range: IDR 42 million to IDR 235 million
Cassettes for tetris on the Sega Genesis console are extremely rare. There are only 10 in this world because at that time Tetris was exclusively owned by Nintendo.
This cassette was never officially released and was only owned by the development team that moved the game from Nintendo to Sega. The one with the signature of Alexey Pajitnov, the developer of Tetris himself is valued at up to IDR 10 million and above.
2.Nintendo World Championship for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Price range: IDR 218 million to IDR 1.1 billion
A special tape that Nintendo created as a promo tour to the US. Contains three games: Super Mario, Rad Racer and Tetris, this game is used as a race with thousands of USD prizes. The cassette itself is also gold and there are only 26 pieces. That means this gold-colored cassette is already equivalent to gold.
3. Birthday Mania for Atari 2600
Price range: IDR 218 million to IDR 504 million
What makes this game so valuable is the fact that this game can only be obtained if you order it directly from the company. At that time you have to contact the company that makes the game, provide details of who’s birthday is and within a few weeks this tape will be sent. There are hardly any cassettes that can be played today and that’s why they are expensive.
4. King of Fighters 2000 for Neo-Geo
Price range: IDR 58 million to IDR 84 million
The Neo-Geo console itself is a rare console and is not arbitrarily sold in certain countries. KOF is one of the popular games from that console and was created when SNK was on the verge of bankruptcy. According to some info, there are only 100 KOF 2000 for Neo-Geo.
5. Wrecking Crew for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Price range: around IDR 58 million for mint condition
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Wrecking Crew is a game thatbundling with Nintendo consoles. But Wrecking Crew itself was unpopular and hardly ever played. That’s what makes this game coveted by many collectors. FYI, this game is one of the Super Mario series.
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6. Stadium Events by Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Price range: reached IDR 504 million
Considered one of the rarest games from the NES, Stadium Events has an interesting history. In 2013, a woman bought it for around Rp. 100 thousand and sold it at auction for up to Rp. 172 million. However, this high price doesn’t really apply in Europe because Stadium Events games are widely distributed there.
7. Superman for Atari 2600
Price range: IDR 252 million to IDR 504 million
Superman is a popular game on the Atari 2600. Because of that it’s produced and played a lot so it’s not really worth it, but that’s in normal cases with red writing. But if you get Superman with a yellow title, congratulations, you found one of the rarest games ever.
8. Blockbuster World Championship II for Sega Genesis
For those who don’t know Blockbuster, it is one of the biggest video rental places ever and has branches almost all over the world. This tape is the result of a collaboration between Sega and Blockbuster that was used for competitions in the 90s. It is believed that there are only two or so coffees that can still run until now.
9. Super Mario Bros (Asian Version) for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Price range: IDR 367 million
Anyone must have this cassette if you have a NES console. But only a few are specially designed. The Asian version of Super Mario Bros. is specially designed with a combination of two languages, English and Cantonese. These tapes are marketed for the Hong Kong area with the typical Chinese characters and standard alphabets bearing the Asian version.
10. Gamma Attack for Atari 2600
Price range: reached IDR 7 billion
It is undeniable that this game is one of the most sought after game collections by collectors. This game was created by game studio Gammation Products which was only released specifically for Atari. The studio did not last long. It was even rumored that this game was just a myth. So far there is one clear owner of this game named Anthony DeNardo.
From a series of games, do you think you have one? If so, hurry up and unpack your warehouse and hope you don’t throw it away just yet.
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