Thank you very much for answering my stupid question.
I haven't had a chance to go through every single game title by title, but I've seen many SNES and N64 ones that are quite questionable.
Can someone answer this, was "1" just used by default whenever a game's rarity was not known? Because there are a ton of 1s in the SNES database that could range from anywhere to 3 to 7 depending on the title. I find it hard to believe someone would really call those 1s, rather they probably just didn't research them?
Edit AHA - I now realize that does rarity across all platforms, not within a platform. I don't necessarily agree with this but it is what it is and as long as you are aware of it then no big deal.
For example, a Clayfighter Sculptor's Cut manual on N64 is a clear R10 within N64, by far the hardest item to obtain in the set. However, when you compare it across platforms like to an SE box, it is not nearly as rare. I'd still categorize it as an R7 or R8 at least even across everything...
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I'm fairly new to the game.com, so I question whether almost every game is worth $1. It should probably be more than that.
No every Game.com game should not be more than a dollar. Go and get ahold of several games and try to sell them for more than a dollar and let us know if they do!
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I don't know... A quick check of "Completed Auctions" on eBay shows a bunch that actually sold going for $2-8. I think some of the later, rarer releases are certainly worth more than $1. Though to be fair, we're talking NIB, not cart-only, when looking at these auctions.
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I have an issue with a few Sega Saturn rarities.
Galaxy fight is a 3 yet it only has 6 sales per year on ebay...
Also, Dark legend is also a 3 but it has only 11 sales per year. I think they should be MUCH higher on the rarity scale.
What's up with all the games that have 0 as their rarity.
Mr. Nutz for SNES seems to be pretty rare in the NA region.
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Does anyone update the lists from here?
Those lists are hellishly useful, but the rarities seem far off. Also, the link to 'forum thread' on that page is broken.
I've been collecting N64 pretty intensely for the past few months, and I can mention a few I'd like to see changed.
For example - Conker's Bad Fur Day - Currently at R1 - would boost to at least R5.
Elmo's Letter & Number adventure are at R5, and I see them quite often - I'd say R3.
Beetle Adventure Racing is one of the most common games I come across, has to be an R1 (not an R3!). Likewise for Excitebike 64.
The Collectors Edition of LoZ:OoT is not a R1, it is at least an R4. Same for Majora's Mask - which doesn't have separate entries on that list.
The following games could use a boost in rarity by one level - 007: World is not enough, Clayfighter's Sculptor's Cut, Harvest Moon, and SW: Battle for Naboo.
Anyway, sorry for all that babbling.
I'm not sure where else to post this and didn't want to make a separate topic. There's a spelling mistake with one of the games.
Goemon is spelled "Goeman". I couldn't find the listing when searching for Goemon, only when I searched for Great Adventure did it turn up.
Edit: The same mistake occurs with a few other entries.
There are other entries for Goeman too when I searched for that name, I can't think they're right either.
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Tokimeki Memorial (PC Engine) is definitely not worth $25, $5-15 is a bit closer, a rarity level of 6 is far too high for a game that can be bought on Ebay any day of the week, it should probably be a 2 or 3.
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Can you please reassess the rarity rating of ESPN NBA Hang Time '95 for the Sega CD? It has a rating of 5, but since July 2010 there have been only 18 sales noted by pricecharting, that's almost 6 copies per year. That is an absurdly low amount of games in circulation. The two most recent CIB auctions were January 9 and May 22, they were sold for $105 and $90 respectively.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have found this in a game store for $5 years back, knowing that it was at the least a rare game. Now I'm starting to think it may very well be one of the 3 rarest games on the console, if not the rarest. It's a sports game that used to be worth $1. I guess news came through to collectors, especially to Sega CD completionists, that this game is INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT to find, MUCH, MUCH moreso than Keio Flying Squadron and even Radical Rex. I've also seen that complete copies of the game fail to list something I have. It looks like those that own truly complete copies of the game also have a 15"x20" poster of the game's cover.
At present, no Sega CD U.S. release has a rarity rating higher than 6. Frankly, I think this game deserves an upgrade from R5 to at least an R8, because I think it surpasses the criteria for R7 by a wide margin.
I'd also increase the price as such, since $60 is the current guide price for complete copies, but recent sales would put the game in the $95-$100 category.
Also, S.C.A.T. for the NES has recently had a dramatic increase in value from $5. Loose copies average sales of $65 now. Don't ask me why. I have no idea why a game I bought for $7 6 years ago went up in value exponentially. It's what happened to NBA Hangtime, except this game doesn't have a rarity excuse. Gargoyle's Quest II is up from $10 to $45. You actually might want to do a sweep of all NES games, because a lot of games in my collection went from being worth nothing in 2010 to a ton of cash now.
Thanks for your great site. I've been to NAVA once so far (hard to go when I'm stuck in Memphis), and hope to come again with my friends soon. I think your comprehensive classic guide is about to see major price boosts in the NES section, and it doesn't look like these prices are going to go back down. CD-based media might, but the NES games are starting to get white hot. Games like Power Blade 2 that were $10 a few years ago are $225 now. It's beyond crazy. I should've kept building my collection in 2006 when I had the chance. Also shouldn't have sold my boxed Dragon Warrior III & IV (I originally bought them for $20 each sometime a few years ago. Even the store clerk thought his boss was an idiot for having those games that low. I also could've got 1&2 CIB but was broke enough). Boneheaded move of the century.
Anyway, that was one of my patented wild rambling tangents. Thanks again.
Last edited by Lee is Still Gaming; 06-06-2013 at 10:41 PM.
I'm not sure if anyone reads these anymore, but I'll agree with you Hangtime 95 is an extremely rare game. But part of it could be because people just expect it to be another cheap crappy sports game and pass over it when out in the wild.
AVGN's bud Mike Matei reviewed S.C.A.T. (or I think he actually had a PAL copy, Action in New York).
That's what happened to S.C.A.T. and Gun-Nac for NES and Run Saber for SNES.
There are a lot of uncommon games he could've listed that would be worth a lot of money today. Take, for instance, the gold unlicensed cart Micro Machines. It's my favorite NES game of all-time, but the R4 game can be had for less than $20. I have an unopened R7 Micro Machines Aladdin Cart but it's only worth $15 because nobody would want it except for those that own the lame (yet rare) Aladdin Deck Enhancer or Micro Machines video game fans like myself. However, other games like Power Blade 1 & 2 have started to get on peoples' radars and now both have gone up in value exponentially. With the next generation of consoles looking to kill used games, I think this is going to be a period of years where good NES games R3 and up start to get really expensive. I had to spend $15.50 on an average Mega Man clone, The Krion Conquest. As late as December 2009 I could've gotten it for under $5. Change is coming to classic video game prices, especially to NES games.
It's funny, had Matei mentioned another Natsume game instead of S.C.A.T. like Shadow of the Ninja, it's likely that the shooter would still be worth about $10 and the Ninja Gaiden-type game with awesome co-op gameplay would've gone up to $80 or more from $15. I've only gotten to 2-1 on SotN, but I know for a fact that it's a hidden gem as well as Shatterhand, both just R3 games, but S.C.A.T. was an R3 game as well, so no even remotely uncommon game is safe anymore from massive price jacks thanks to the power of the internet.
SCAT was always a relatively difficult game to find, even before anyone cared about it. It is probably rarer than a 3. Another game that is much rarer than it is listed at is World Soccer '94: Road to Glory for the SNES. This game is listed as a 1, but I'd say it is a 6 or 7. I've only ever seen the game once in many years of collecting.
There's not many eBay listings for the game so it might warrant being promoted to R7 (again, no Sega CD game has a rating higher than R6) with listings being scarce, but I still think Hang Time 95 is an R8+.
*edit* The entire NES library definitely needs a reassessment at least price-wise, as regular games have gone up 5x-15x in value since 2010 and expensive games have gotten even more expensive. Bonk's Adventure for NES is up from $85 to $270. There's just way too many NES games that need price hikes to note. Hopefully when the prices level out after this huge rollercoaster ride that's gone in only one direction, UP, puts on the brakes so an updated Classic print guide can be released to the public.
Last edited by Lee is Still Gaming; 06-10-2013 at 12:38 PM.
Well a copy of Hangtime 95 sold for about $90 recently (http://www.ebay.com/itm/300908770649) so there's your line to start from. I really don't think it's a $600 game though. Championship Soccer 94 is also very rare, I just think people saw the price spike and then decided they'd be happy to offload their copies of a soccer game for big bucks rather than sit on it.
Same thing kind of happened with Pitfall 32X, no copies had been for sale for like a year or so and then one came up and ended at about $250 I think. Everyone tried to sell their copy at the same time to get the big bucks and the price has been gradually decreasing.
I hope you already bought Keio though, that game is just stupid pricey at this point.