Nice! Seiken Densetsu 3 is one of my favorite SFC games.
Got a lot of new stuff with a high percentage of truly rare items, but the personal "crown jewel" of the recent stuff is the one below. Just won it this morning. I've had a loose JPN copy for a while, but finally being able to get it CIB was quite satisfying.
More info on the game if you've never heard of it:
WHERE did you find a seller for that?? I've checked every site I can think of that a Japanese shopper would use to look for used games and never found so much as a single search result for this game. (Stuff like Rakuten, Bidders, etc.) I don't even have the slightest idea what it's even worth. I don't how recent that price tag is on the photograph of yours (looks very old, I'm sure people pay more than that now..)
It's possibly the ONLY game I can think of off the top of my head that I might consider playing start to finish via emulator just because physical acquisition of the cart seems outright impossible.
Either you were insanely lucky or I'm just incredibly stupid with my shopping.
Yeah, I search all possible sources... not just auctions etc. I remember when I was looking for a CIB SFC Iron Commando, I even hired 2 different agencies in Japan to scour physical stores while I continued my hunt online! Sometimes all you can do is wait and continue the search...
As for value, even a loose cart is expensive. This CIB one is probably the most expensive JPN GB game I've ever bought.
I don't think I'd go as far as paying agencies to locate it, heh. Maybe this is something I will have to look for one day when I fly to Japan and if I have an astronomical amount of luck I might find a loose cart.
I saw an auction for a CIB Iron Commando months ago on eBay (probably the worst place to see it, right?) It went into the mid 200's if I recall. It was a high profile seller so I'm sure tons of buyers got to see it was there before that was over.
There are a handful of titles I have a lot of trouble finding that shouldn't really be worth much anyway (e.g. Battle Formula for Famicom.) I'd assume it's not a valuable game but I have never found a copy for sale so far.
EDIT: Just looked it up and a Battle Formula was listed. Over $100 just for a cart. I'm not very thrilled about this. Why are Sunsoft games so bloody rare and expensive?
Yeah I saw a CIB Iron Commando on YJ recently. But of course, it wasn't around when I needed it lol.
Battle Formula is very rare, especially in CIB form. I have a CIB copy. It can easily fetch $300USD plus. For famicom, most people think of Recca as the rare and expensive game. But imho Battle Formula outclasses it very much in those aspects. If you want to buy Recca, there's always a couple copies floating around. You just have to pay market value for it. If you want a CIB copy of Battle Formula you just have to wait. Doesn't matter if you have the money or not like with Recca.
Spy Hunter 2 may be easy to get on the NES, but not on the famicom. Kinda like the reverse on the Flinstones, Little Samson, etc.
I always thought gold Famicom Punch Out was the high tier
Imho the one that costs in the 700+ range is a CIB Gradius Alpha. However like gold punchout, those can be found fairly easily.
There are games that are "expensive" because they're considered rare. Then there's the stuff that truly is rare. Just try to buy one. I watched a Japanese game documentary that followed a Japanese famicom collector. According to him Battle Formula is the rarest. Now I don't know about THE rarest, but it's fairly hard to get.... Especially CIB.
my first psp import game is Kurogane no Linebarrels
it was only 12.90$ for the asia ver.
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Well anyways, this digital magazine goes over upcoming games and has a segment where they go over retro stuff. I mainly wanted it for the retro stuff. A really nice one was where they went over the history of Gradius. Another one they went to a retro game shop and the owner showed him all his rarities. Even opened up a shipping container in the docks and showed factory cases of old dead stock. Then the other one, which I mentioned above went to the apartment of a hardcore 8bit famicom collector who had ever single game that was released. He talked a bit about whichever game/accessory he was currently demoing. One of them was Battle Formula.
Is Mobile Suit Gundam Hot Scramble: Final Version (the gold version, which actually has less content than the normal black version) really worth the $1,500 price I saw once?
(and I think there were a couple other gold Bandai carts, but I don't know if they're also valuable)
I think I saw one game called NHK Space School sell for like $500 CIB. Which doesn't sound too bad considering it was thought to have been unreleased (even among some Japanese sites I've seen focusing on canceled Famicom games).
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Hot Scramble is funny. The box says limited to 1000 pieces only. Yet there are always several up for grabs on YJA. Some loose under 100,000 yen and some are even boxed (but not in dead mint condition) also way under the 100k yen deck. Same with the gold Kinnikuman carts.
damn, fancy stuff.
recently the only import i've got was image fight for the pce
Wow, Trip World is one of those game I've always wanted to play as well, but it'll probably be delegated to a shot in the emulator instead. Nice find!
Bleach : Heat of the Soul 4 got off amazon warehouse for $33.74
sorry used my 3ds camera. too lazy to use regular camera
Shin Megami Tensei hooray! I got Persona 2 Innocent Sin (PS1) and Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (Saturn)!
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