Rare Nintendo games have gone up in value – do YOU have those NES, DS or N64 games? | Games | Entertainment
nintendo gamers may be sitting on a small fortune without even realizing it, as some rare and expensive N64, Wii U, DS and NES games have recently gone up in value. Retro gaming website PriceCharting has released its latest Hot Items list, which shows the games that have seen the biggest price increases over the past week. And six of the top 10 Collectives that have recently increased in value are Nintendo-related.
The retro gaming item that has increased in value the most is a rare Nintendo DS cart.
The Zelda Twilight Princess Preview Trailer cart was a DS cart that was given away at E3 which, as you might guess from the name, featured a trailer for the GameCube and Wii Zelda adventure.
PriceCharting says a loose version of this cart went up nearly £300, which is now valued at just over £925.
Clay Fighter Sculptors Cut for the Nintendo 64 is another retro gaming collectible that has seen a big price hike.
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A loose basket of this rare N64 game went up in value from £116 to around £969.
The NES game Flintstones Surprise at Dinosaur Peak has also seen a price increase of just over £101, with a loose version of this old school Taito game now priced at £1,337.17. If, however, you’re lucky enough to have a brand new version of this NES game, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s incredibly worth over £10,000 now.
In terms of newer releases, the whacky Devil’s Third for the Wii U has also seen its price increase recently.
The value of this Wii U exclusive recently increased from £86 to £228.
If you want, you can find a full list of the top 10 retro games that have seen the biggest price increases recently.
The prices listed for the free versions of these games (or in a case accessory) as well as the corresponding format are shown below.
Remember that with retro games, the region an item was released in (i.e. Japan, North America, Europe) can affect its value. The value of a game will also change depending on whether you have a full loose version (i.e. game, manual, inserts and box) or a brand new version.
TOP 10 GAMES PRICE INCREASES
Zelda Twilight Princess [Preview Trailer] – Nintendo DS – Bulk price £925.39, change +£290.52
Zak McCracken and the Alien Mindbenders – Commodore 64 – Bulk price £247.17, variation +£120.00
Clay Fighter Sculptors Cut – Nintendo 64 – Bulk price €969.63, modification +€116.29
Mario Kart 8 [Limited Edition] – Wii U – Bulk price £725.95, edit +£113.15
Flintstones Surprise at Dinosaur Peak – NES – Bulk price €1,337.17, variation of +€101.32
Malagai Atari 2600 – loose price £350.19, mod + £94.15
Devil’s Third – Wii U – Bulk price €228.02, variation of +€86.37
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – Wii U bulk price £99.96, change +£67.55
Analogue Pocket Dock – Analogue Pocket – Bulk price €263.36, change +€60.76
Radical Rex – Sega CD – Bulk price €222.86, change +€59.97