The Rarest & Most Valuable Nintendo Gamecube Games


Nintendo game libraries are always filled with all sorts of collectibles.  Between the cult following of the corporate brand and the fact the platforms have played underdogs at times (especially the Gamecube), it’s not a surprise that there are some treasures to be found in the Nintendo library.

Update: Prices Current As of 05/22/2013

In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare & Valuable series will round up the rarest and most valuable games for a given console or handheld so you’ll know what to look for whether you are buying or selling. Below you will see two prices beside each title. The first is the average daily selling price, which is typically the going rate for the game by itself. The second price is the highest price in the past three months which is usually the price for the new/sealed game. The list is ordered by the balance of the two prices. Note that some of these games are not rare in the sense that there are not many available, but rare relative to demand, which makes the games expensive.

Over the last few years we’ve seen certain titles rise out from under the radar to become big collectors pieces.  We have also seen the values of completed copies rise quite nicely.  If you have had a nice library for some time, you should see some nice increases in overall value, but if you’re just getting started, things are starting to get pricey.    Since we’re seen some fluctuations,  I’ve kept in some of the past values from previous revisions so you can see the changes and we have some historical reference.

Treasured Standard USA Releases

Fire Emblem Gamecube Fire Emblem Path of Radiance: $77 – $150
2011 Value: $34 – $77
This challenging strategy series finally made its way out of Japan on the GBA and Gamecube and built a small but loyal following in the States.  The second Gamecube installment was released in rather small quantities as the Gamecube was on its final legs.   Since this release, we have seen a growing popularity in the series in the States, causing the value of this release to skyrocket in recent years.
Check for Fire Emblem Path of Radiance on Amazon
Check for Fire Emblem Path of Radiance on eBay
Phantasy Star Online Plus Gamecube Phantasy Star Online 1 & 2 Plus: $75 – $154
2011 Value: $55 – $130
After an ambitious attept to make the Dreamcast the next-gen console for online gameplay, Sega brought its MMOPRG to the Gamecube.   You will find the original release of PSO 1&2 a bit lower on this list, but Phantasy Star Online Plus is a re-release that fixed a few bugs in the intial release and added a few extra areas. The game primarily sold poorly since the Gamecube’s online community was so poor and most dedicated fans bought the original release.
Check for Phantasy Star Online Plus on Amazon
Check for Phantasy Star Online Plus on eBay
Skies of Arcadia Gamecube Skies of Arcadia Legends: $66 – $137
2011 Value: $27 – $63
RPGs seem to be a common genre in recent years in the lists of valuable games.  Skies of Arcadia was originally one of the few great RPGs on the Dreamcast, but this enhanced version eventually came to the Gamecube as well.  Both consoles ended up being commercial disappointments, but that almost creates even more of a sense of collectibility for games like this.   Skies or Arcadia ended up being one of the fastest risers on this list — more than doubling its value in less than two years.
Check for Skies of Arcadia Legends on Amazon
Check for Skies of Arcadia Legends on eBay
Pokemon Box Gamecube Pokemon Box Ruby & Sapphire – $65 – $183
2011 Value: $40 – $65
Pokemon Box isn’t a game but allows players to store and sort Pokemon from the Gameboy Advance Pokemon games. In the US the game was only sold at the Nintendo World store and online, which limited the sales. The European version was never sold in stores but available through the Nintendo of Europe loyalty program.
Check for Pokemon Box on Amazon
Check for Pokemon Box on eBay
Metroid Prime Wind Waker Gamecube Metroid Prime / Wind Waker Combo:  $150 – $200
This Pack-In was exclusive to a special console bundle that was only available during the 2005 holiday season.   Unlike some pack-in games, it did have a full game case and there are still sealed copies out there.   I’ve heard many people pass by this release in used game store because it didn’t look especially attractive, but now it is quite the find.
Check for Metroid Prime / Wind Waker Combo on Amazon
Check for Metroid Prime / Wind Waker Combo on eBay
NCAA College Basketball 2K3 Gamecube NCAA College Basketball 2K3 – $65 – $110
2011 Value: $40 – $100
This is arguably the hardest retail Gamecube game to find in the wild. NCAA Basketball 2K3 is a college basketball game on the Gamecube so it wasn’t destined to sell very well. Sega helped seal the deal when they cancelled all 2K series games on the Gamecube and stopped this game in the middle of production. This is one of the few sports games to become rare and valuable on any system.  The collectability of the game was hyped quite a bit, but prices have been gradually falling as that has cooled down.
Check for NCAA Basketball 2K3 on Amazon
Check for NCAA Basketball 2K3 on eBay
Mega Man X Collection Gamecube Mega Man X Collection:  $59 – $198
2011 Value:  $20 – $40
In retrospect, this one looked like a no-brainer to buy in the bargain bin.  It took a while to catch on with collectors, but the Mega Man X Collection has trippled in value over the last two years.
Check for Mega Man X Collection on Amazon
Check for Mega Man X Collection on eBay
Phantasy Star Online Gamecube Phantasy Star Online Eps 1 & 2: $59 – $120
2011 Value: $50 – $85
Here’s the original version of the Gamecube port.  Most opened copies sell for just under the price of  the “Plus” version.  I don’t think most people even note the difference on eBay.
Check for  Phantasy Star Online 1 & 2 on Amazon
Check for  Phantasy Star Online 1 & 2 on eBay
Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes Gamecube Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes: $52 – $300
2011 Value:  $39 – $61
Twin Snakes is a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid for PS1 and was co-developed by Silicon Knights and Konami. Development was overseen by Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and Shigeru Miyamoto. Critics loved the game, but the remake didn’t sell as well as the original, as the target market wasn’t really the Gamecube crowd.   Values have jumped considerably for this titles — especially for a sealed copy.
Check for Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes on Amazon
Check for Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes on eBay
Twilight Princess Gamecube The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: $54 – $320
2011 Value:  $29 – $40
I guess I shouldn’t find it too surprising that Zelda games are big collectors items, especially when it is a late release on a console.  However, I was a bit surprised that the Gamecube version held its value so well considering that the Wii version is so plentiful (and backwards compatibile on the WiiU).   However, with the increase in completist collectors, this relatively small release makes more sense in retrospect.
Check for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on Amazon
Check for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on eBay
Legend of Zelda Collectors Edition Gamecube Legend of Zelda Collectors Edition (4 Game Collection): $55 – $200
2011 Value $31 – $40
The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition is a compilation of several installments from the Zelda series: The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask.    In addition to this slick emulation-powered compliation the pack included a Wind Waker promotional video, The Legend of Zelda: A Retrospective, and a playable demo of The Wind Waker.   There were a handful of ways to get this pack for a limited time — check out ZeldaWiki for more info.   There is no denying this collection is pretty cool for a Zelda fan, even though there are many other ways to play these games.  But between being a Zelda collectable and a piece that didn’t even surface in the retail space, this is a great gem.
Check for Legend of Zelda Collectors Edition on Amazon
Check for Legend of Zelda Collectors Edition on eBay
Pikmin 2 Gamecube Pikmin 2: $52 – $106
2011 Value: $42 – $100
This is one I easily kick myself over.  I really wanted to get this one after playing the first installment in Shigeru Miyamoto’s wonderful take on the real-time strategy genre, but I figured I’d wait for the game to get cheaper.  That day never came.  Maybe someday?
Check for Pikmin 2 on Amazon
Check for Pikmin 2 on eBay
Luigi's Mansion Gamecube Luigi’s Mansion (Black Label):  $45 – $500
This gem of a game faded into the background after the Gamecube launch and didn’t resurface much until after the console’s passing.  There is a renewed interest in the game after the announcement of the 3DS sequel.   The original Black Label release of the game is becoming a big collectors item — esepecially as a sealed copy.
Check for Luigi’s Mansion on Amazon
Check for Luigi’s Mansion on eBay
Tales of Symphonia Gamecube Tales of Symphonia – $46 – $129
2011 Value: $30 – $54
The Tales series of RPGs from Namco are a popular staple in the genre and the Gamecube is the only console that recieved a North American release of this installments.
Check for Tales of Symphonia on Amazon
Check for Tales of Symphonia on eBay
Wind Waker Gamecube The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (Black Label) – $43 – $350
2011 Value: $20 – $90
The first major Zelda release on the Gamecube and also the biggest change in style to the franchise, Wind Waker was intially a quite affordable game as an aftermarket purchase.  However, after the dust had settled the original Black Label release is seeing an increasing level of demand.
Check for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on Amazon
Check for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on eBay
Pokemon XD Gamecube Pokemon XD: $45 –  $120
This successor to Pokémon Colosseum came out in 2005, on the tail end of the Gamecube’s lifespan.  Between that fact and it being a Pokemon game, it isn’t hard to see why this title is squeeking into the top 20 of the list.
Check for Pokemon XD on Amazon
Check for Pokemon XD on eBay
Eternal Darkness Gamecube Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem: $45 – $100
2011 Value: $23 – $43
As both a Gamecube exclusive and a cult favorite, Eternal Darkness is growing as a collectors item.   This survival horror game from Silicon Knights is still commonly recommended to people who are building their Gamecube collections.   I wouldn’t be surprised if we see this one climb a bit higher (especially a sealed copy) if this remains a Gamecube exclusive for a few more years.
Check for Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem on Amazon
Check for Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem on eBay
Zelda Master Quest Gamecube Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time / Master Quest: $41 – $130
2011 Value: $30 – $55
In some ways this release is a bit similar to the Zelda Collector’s Edition mentioned above.  This also contained an emulation-powered release of Ocarina of Time, but also “Master Quest”, which was which is a remix of sorts that is based on an Expansion to Ocarina of Time that was made for the Nintendo 64DD.   This release was given to a limited number of gamers that pre-ordered Wind Waker on the Gamecube.
Check for Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time / Master Quest on Amazon
Check for Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time / Master Quest on eBay
Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix w/ Pad Gamecube Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix – $40 – $125
2011 Value:  $56 – $140
DDR Mario Mix is a regular DDR game with Mario characters, music, and art. It is the only US released DDR game on the Gamecube. Nintendo released the game in limited quantities for the 2005 Christmas season and it quickly sold out. In early 2006 Nintendo restocked shelves but quietly discontinued the game soon after.   This release was near the top of the Gamecube list a couple years ago, but interest has cooled while other games are just heating up as collectors items.
Check for Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix on Amazon
Check for Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix on eBay
Smash Bros Gamecube Super Smash Bros Melee (Black Label) – $39 –  $200
2011 Value:   $23 – $50
Of course, this game isn’t rare by any means, but popular games in a black label box (as opposed to the yellow Nintendo Choice (Greatest Hits) packaging is a bit of a collectors item.
Check for Super Smash Bros Melee on Amazon
Check for Super Smash Bros Melee on eBay

Japanese Imports

  • Biohazard Collector’s Box: $200 – $300
  • Pikimin 1 + 2 Set: $100 – $200

Additional Gamecube Games of Value

  • Sonic Heroes / Super Monkey Ball Duo Pack: $49 –  $180
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X: $42 – $90  (2011 Value: $37 – $60)
  • Cubivore: $39 – $91  (2011 Value: $30 – $47)
  • Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure:  $38 – $350
  • Resident Evil – Pure Evil 2-Pack: $37 –   $370
  • Pokemon Colosseum: $37 – $150
  • Kirby Air Ride:  $36 –  $70
  • Gotcha Force:  $37 – $70  (2011 Value $10- $23)
  • Ikaruga: $35 – $110
  • Digimon Rumble Arena 2:  $34 – $80
  • Resident Evil 2:  $35  –   $71
  • Killer 7:  $25 –   $70  (2011 Value $10 – $25)
  • Baten Kaitos Origins $33 – $63 (2011 Value: $20 – $30)
  • Resident Evil 3: $29 – $65

Rarest Games At Affordable Prices

Each of these games are quite hard to find, but routinely sell for $20 or less. If you are an collector and see a mint copy of any of these on eBay for a low price, you might want to snatch them up — you might not see them often and they could be a higher profile target down the line.

  • Goblin Commander: $11 – $70
  • Rave Master: $11 – $14
  • Spirts & Spells: $12 – $14
  • Worms 3D: $7 – $25

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  1. snickerd00dle says:

    i thought pokemon box was selling for a lot more, i would say the problem with the gc’s rarity list is that, none of the game are actually that hard to find, ncaa is the only one i have never actually seen aside from pokemon box

  2. racketboy says:

    It may have gone for more in the past, but the past 30 days of eBay shows $60 or so is the max

  3. Bawitback says:

    Glad I made that investment for Pinkman 2 for $12 over at GameStop – Even though I dislike the game 🙂

  4. snickerd00dle says:

    yeah i think i remember it being insanely high at like 200 a few years back

  5. Gord Allott says:

    Resident Evil Code: Veronica X: $37 – $60
    I happened to pick this up at a local store for £5 or so. pffft i say! there were a few copies as well. I only picked it up because my dreamcast disks had died (is it just me or do dreamcast disks just not last…)

  6. Hatta says:

    It’s telling how few of those are actual Gamecube exclusives.

  7. Caleb says:

    Damn I have a lot of those!

    This reminds me how many games I never finished up on the Gamecube.

    I played Phantasy Star Online 1 & 2 Plus for awhile and invested some time in Fire Emblem.

  8. Gregory A. Swarthout says:

    Get Pikmin 2 for $19.99 (Awesome game!)

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  10. Bandcoot says:

    Hi. I got linked to this website from and as I was reading some of your articles, I thought they were ALL EXCELLENT. Right now, I am actually composing a list of rare games I want to collect for my systems, and your articles are doing a perfect job in helping me out! Thanks!

  11. racketboy says:

    Hey thanks! They’ve been good to me over at N4G.
    Glad you’ve found the stuff so useful — hope to see you around!

  12. pwnedkiller says:

    I know for a fact that at the gamestop i work at we got just about all those games listed the only ones im not sure are the pso ones and i know we dont got the pokemon box.Their deffinaly not hard to find at all.

  13. racketboy says:

    Well right now will proabably be one of the easiest times to find used Gamecube games in places like Gamestop. The first year or two after the console is dead. Of course the Wii’s backwards compatibility helps that a bit. But as the intro says, “The list is ordered by the balance of the two prices. Note that some of these games are not rare in the sense that there are not many available, but rare relative to demand, which makes the games expensive.”

  14. Chad says:

    AWWWW MAN i thought about buying phantasy star online for gamecube it was only 25 dollars and now its 55-140 5 years later =_= man tht suks

  15. boringsupreez says:

    The only game I have that is on that list is Metal Gear Solid the Twin Snakes.

  16. nick says:

    not a very big rarity list…I think with time you will see this list expand to include some of the undiscovered games in the coming years.

  17. William says:

    It really sucks that you didn’t managed to get your hands on Pikmin 2; I enjoyed it even more than the original.

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  19. William says:

    I have three of the featured games, and I used to own Phantasy Star Online; I currently make it a point NOT to part with my games.

  20. butane bob says:

    Eternal Darkness is pretty cheap on Australian eBay if anyone’s looking for a copy.

  21. Alienjesus says:

    Hey, just thought i’d add that if you live in PAL territories, the PAL version of chibi robo is damned rare, and already sells for than its original price second hand often. normally see it go for £50, which is 15 pounds more than its original 35 pound price tag.

  22. Eax says:

    “I know for a fact that at the gamestop i work at we got just about all those games listed the only ones im not sure are the pso ones and i know we dont got the pokemon box.Their deffinaly not hard to find at all.”

    Comments like this make me want to go and find this person and just punch them in the face.

    Not only are you misinformed, you also didn’t even read the page description, which is only about a paragraph.

    Sorry to everybody else, had to point that out.

  23. Kurono says:

    Hell yeah!!, I have a litle gold mine, with the Tales of Symphonia, Skies of Arcadia and TLoZ: Twilight Princess. And I sell the Fire Emblem Game!!!!

  24. marco says:

    i have a few im quite dissapointed that the harvest moon titles and capcom vs snk eo 2 arnt rare for the game cube, the games i have are:

    Fire emblem
    Skies of arcadia
    MGS twin snakes
    Tales of symphonia (3 copies)
    Zelda collectors edition (2 copies)
    Zelda Twilight princess (2 copies)
    super smash bros melee
    zelda master quest (2 copies)
    pikmin 2

    i actually found a copy of tales of Symphonia for $2 at a garage sale, i picked that up, and i found a copy of twilight for $2 aswell at another garage sale

  25. Pierrot Masaki says:

    dude the cheapest copy of pokemon box on amazon or ebay is over a hundred dollars and those include incomplete copy, i think some of your prices are a tad bit low

  26. Pierrot Masaki says:

    dude the cheapest copy of pokemon box on amazon or ebay is over a hundred dollars and those include incomplete copy, i think some of your prices are a tad bit low

    plus you are missing arguably the rarest zelda period, the Windwaker masterquest combo

  27. Oldgamer says:

    @ Pierrot Masaki, I was thinking the same thing about pokemon box after I saw the price. The only new ones I’ve seen are on Amazon for $429 and on eBay for $999. But I doubt that even the most diehard collector would pay that much for it.

  28. Ian says:

    i got the first game on the list here with the dance mat sweeet

  29. Oldgamer says:

    @ Ian, nice!!!! It’s pretty difficult to get that game with a mat

  30. Ryan Banbery says:


  31. Joaquim says:

    I got 3 Mario DDR’s 😛

    I paid a lot for my first copy tho 🙁 paid 110 a year or two ago used with a 2nd mat.

    Got other 2 copies for 30$ 😀

  32. thingonaspring says:

    you want a stupid price? Check out for a new copy of Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes – £299.99 (around 461 US dollars). Amazingly the company selling it is called “games4lessuk”.

  33. BroBuzz says:

    Wow, I have the raest GC game with TWO dance mats! (lucky me)

  34. tos123 says:

    I have seen Pokemon Box in a store that I live next to for $120.

  35. Egamer says:

    I just picked up a complete copy of Pikmin 2 for 10 bucks

  36. steveg says:

    how is DDR mario on top. that game and pad has been sitting in my closet for years.

  37. Damian says:

    i have got pokemon box :/ but i have twilight princess, the collectors edition of windwaker and melee

  38. that_pope says:

    What about Beyond Good and Evil? It is selling in the $20 range for loose copies and $75 for mint.

  39. kyle says:

    Wow. I just found pikmin 2 at a yardsale for $1. Didnt know it was worth that much.

  40. umar says:

    hey there guys is mario power tennis brand pal rare or will be in the future thanks 🙂

  41. Luke says:

    Why didn’t you mention cubivore? That is a lost gem of the gamecube games.I’m not sure about price, but it is at least rare.

  42. Nicholas says:

    Man do any of you guys know where i can find Pikmin 2 for under 30 dollars here man the prices are really high.

  43. Pedrotheman1 says:

    I got pikmin 2 for 3$ at a flee market

  44. Tyler says:

    Oh my gosh, I had 3 games on that list and I wondered why they were so hard to find (re 2&3) the hardest one to find was pikmin 2(it took a month and a half to find it)

  45. Vincient says:

    Any one interested buying a used disk only version of that basketball game? Contact me at

  46. Jacob says:

    Racketboy, what about those combination games like Wind Waker with the Zelda Master Quest in the same case? Or Wind Waker and Metroid?

  47. Patrick BBE says:

    DDR Mario Mix? My local Gamestop has 5 copies selling for $12.99. Complete with manual and cover insert.

  48. Phoenix says:

    How could you forget Pokemon XD!!!

  49. anshel says:

    pn.03 ????

  50. Patrick BBE says:

    You need to add the imports!

  51. Brandon says:

    What about the Legend of Zelda Wind Waker / Metroid Prime Dual Pack and the Legend of Zelda Wind Waker / Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time & Master Quest Dual Pack?

  52. Andrew says:

    I have a couple of those games…Ikaruga took me two years to get. I got a complete copy at a Gamestop for $20.

  53. Rev says:

    you should really update this list, the price of the gamecube games have been changing a lot over the last year or so.

  54. racketboy says:

    Will do — I just added it to my schedule.

  55. tc says:

    What about Robocop and Pool Edge? I don’t see many Japanese sellers even offering them to the west.

  56. Josh says:

    Hey I love the site but can you plese add imports and such please?

  57. stlnprfln says:

    I agree with Brandon. The recent prices for the Metroid/Wind Waker combo blow the Mario Dance Mix away.

  58. MArIoLAnD says:

    too many multi format sports games in this list. if ur after any games of any genre,wait until AFTER xmas,unless u want to be massively ripped off! and of course try and avoid ebay,where all the con merchants lie selling 200 dollar games

  59. VMU says:

    The mega man x collection is averaging at least $50-75 dollars on ebay and amazon as of late.

  60. andre says:

    cant believe me an my cousin both got pikmin 2 for $20 each

  61. NPC says:

    The price on Gotcha Force should be updated. I have not seen a copy for a while under $50. If you can find one for a decent price I would definitely pick it up. It is one hell of a game.

  62. Pichu says:

    Hopefully we get an update this year or next.

  63. racketboy says:

    Yeah, it’s on my list of more urgent updates. I just finished the Genesis which really needed the update and the SNES needs it too. This and the SNES should be updated within the next month or two.

  64. thunderblade says:

    Pokemon Box was also bundled with pokemon colosseum in the pal region.

  65. racketboy says:

    Finally updated this guy — lots of changes and expanded 🙂

  66. Retrogamer001 says:

    Very happy that I have more than half the games on this list…the search continues for the others though!

  67. Mike says:

    I like this list because a lot of these games are pretty obtainable, as opposed to some lists which are half composed of once in a lifetime finds and/or imports. I like reading about and becoming aware of them all though, just saying this was a nice change of pace.

  68. wowbobwow says:

    I have two copies of Metroid Prime for GC – one is “normal” black label, and the other is a “K-Mart Exclusive!” version with (as far as I can tell) no significant difference beside the cover. Is that K-Mart version extra-special-amazingly rare?

  69. LukeLexeme says:

    Ahh, the benefits of having a region free gamecube;
    Cheap games PAL, expensive NTSC games.
    Cheap games NTSC , expensive PAL games.

    Not to mention the japanese imports!

  70. I’m surprised Cubivore isn’t on this list. It’s one of the few Gamecube games I still need and it’s pretty pricey.

  71. racketboy says:

    Cubivore is right in the middle of the “Additional Gamecube Games of Value” section :_

  72. Anonymous says:

    These prices are bullshit. Click on eBay prices and you’ll see that none of these games are that high in price except a few like Pokemon box and NCAA. That’s just racket boy coming back and trying to jack up prices of games yet again. I’m sure racket boy has all these as well.

  73. Racketboy says:

    I have Skies of Arcadia and Luigi but that’s about it.
    All prices are taken directly from completed eBay auctions. The high prices are the highest a sealed copy has gone for. They are still all searchable on eBay if you have any doubt.
    If you can’t find one, call me out on a particular title and I’ll show you a sale to match it.

  74. nick says:

    I’m sure its racketboy’s mission to up the prices of video games…lol

  75. PCB says:

    Some of these prices are–without a doubt–off the mark. If you take a look at the last few days on eBay, you’ll see Tales of Symphonia consistently being sold between $30-$50 for a complete copy. Wind Waker, too, sells between $35 and $45, and that’s been the trend for the past few months. Ocarina of Time & Master Quest? $30.

    While I and many others still appreciate the work that goes into something like this, your process is producing flawed results.

  76. Anonymous says:

    ^ this is exactly what I mean.

  77. racketboy says:

    Hmm…. It’s possible that some of these might have been off a bit. It’s possible I may have made some notes wrong in my research. I’ll go through these again this week and make some revisions.
    I see what you mean in those examples.

  78. racketboy says:

    I’ve revised the numbers on most of them and re-ordered the list. I think you’ll find that they should be quite accurate now.

  79. Anonymous says:

    Thank you racketboy! Sorry for being an ass in my earlier post. I have a question: so I was wondering which you thought was more hard to find? Ncaa basketball 2k3, pokemon box with big outer box and all contents, or the metroid prime/windwaker combo? Thanks for any input!

  80. racketboy says:

    Understood — in retrospect, I can see your points.
    I think it’s pretty close between the Pokemon Box with everything and the Prime/Wind Waker combo.

    The trend I see in the classic game industry and other collectibles markets (classic sports cars, toys ,etc) the most valuable things are items that have fragile/disposable packaging that commonly gets thrown away. The Pokemon big box is one of those types of things.

    I’m curious about the long-term trend of the Combo disc. There might be a lot of them out there without the owners realizing what they have. If more of them surface, the price could come down.

    On the other end, the pricing of the Pokemon box doesn’t show an extreme difference between those with all the packaging elements vs just a standard case version. We might see more extreme pricing in a “full” version as time passes.

  81. Brandon says:

    There is one other combo pack of interest you might want to look into featuring The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. If you have not seen it, it is a special release of Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker packaged with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time & Master Quest. I believe they sell between $75 – $100 with most collectors. It was released in this format after participating retailers gave away their pre-order bonuses of LoZ: Ocarina of Time & Master Quest.

    I know there are a number of specialty cover differences with Nintendo titles, mostly with K-Mart or Target (LoZ: WW, Metroid Prime, Mario Sunshine, Animal Crossing, StarFox Adventures and Wario World to name a few). So far, I don’t think collectors as a whole are jumping those prices up as the only difference is usually the K-Mart/Target logo. RacketBoy, if you need any pictures, let me know!

  82. AAA says:

    Un-fucking-believable. I see all these “rare” games at pawn shops ALL THE TIME, especially Twin Snakes and that Fire Emblem game. I’m going to be a rich man this time tomorrow, thanks for the list!

  83. debossman69 says:

    Thank you so much for posting! I have been an avid gamecube collector for a couple of years, but I am only 14 and cant scavenge pawn shops I have about half the list. I would like to weigh in on the rarest gamecube game debate, and say that pokemon box is rarer and worth more, and that the duel back and NCAA are less valuable. If any of you are selling pokemon complete at a reasonable price, please let me know. Email is Also interested in phantasy star and NCAA, plus the duel packs. Thanks

  84. jake balcerzak says:

    Good list proud to own the double pac resident evil sick game’s

  85. Gage Young says:

    i got a nice collection

    Zelda: twilight (black label w/ only for NGC badge)
    Zelda: Windwaker limited edition w/ master quest disc
    Mario Kart
    Super Monkey Ball
    Metroid 1 & 2 with gba game to get special suit
    tales of symphonia
    beyond good and evil
    mario sunshine
    eternal darkness
    FF crystal chronicles
    paper mario
    wave race BS
    tak power of juju
    and tony hawk pro skater 4

    still to get :
    pokemon colessum and xd
    pokemon box
    pokemon channel
    fire emblem
    skies of acraida?
    resident evil 4 and code veronica
    pikmin 1 & 2
    Zelda four swords

    all are black labels no players choice and boxed gba to ngc cable, boxed black NGC, boxed Indgo Gameboy player complete. all i need it the component cable and im sussed

  86. Josh says:

    Hi I need help form whoever knows. I am buying a pal lot and want to know if it is a good deal. The games are all MINT and complete but not sealed. I could use a suggested price to pay per title cant find good pricing. Games are: Mario party 5
    The incredibles
    Mario tennis
    Mario golf
    Zelda TP
    Mario kart
    Mario sunshine
    Smash bros
    Luigis mansion
    Pokémon colloseum
    Donald duck quackers
    Zelda Collectors edition
    sonic 2 battle
    medabots infinity
    simpsons road rage

    Thanks so much for help.
    All games are PAL if you didn’t get that

  87. Kingklutz says:

    Did not realise the zelda 4 in 1 and luigis mansion was in demand got these games for a fiver each

  88. Renatus says:

    Nice to see Resident Evil 2 on the list it’s easily the second most valuable Gamecube Resident Evil game after Code Veronica X. This article is very accurate. A+++

  89. Namven says:

    Some games on this list that I’ve found for decent prices:

    Tales of Symphonia: Found for $20
    Wind Waker: $25
    Pokemon Colosseum: Found at a local gaming store for $7.99. Pretty nice find.

    Not too bad 😀

  90. Greg says:

    I thought the mario party games would be on the list all sell for over £20 probably going to sell all of my GameCube games apart from them. Need to buy paper mario again though lost mine and lost my mega man aswell

  91. jeff says:

    Hey. when are you going to do the most rare & valuable for gameboy advance games?

  92. GamerFlow says:

    Pikmin 2 is so valuable now wow. So unappreciated at it’s time.

  93. nick stubbings says:

    Hmm… I think some of these prices are a bit optimistic. I just bought copies of Resident Evil 2, 3 and code veronica, Chibi Robo and Tales of Symphonia for £20 each on ebay, Pikmin 2 for about £12. Also, Killer7 for £20 – Thats £132 in total ($210) These seem to be good average prices in the UK at the moment.

    Also, as far as unsealed games go, there are very few games that i would actually consider to be genuinely rare

  94. Bootlebear says:

    My collection at the moment is

    Skies of arcadia x2
    Zelda wind waker x3
    Eternal Darkness x5
    Super smash x3
    Pikmin 1+2 x2
    Tales of symphonia
    Worms 3d sealed
    all the resident evils + resi 4 in the red metal tin
    Ikaruga x2
    killer 7
    mario kart
    mario sunshine
    luigis mansion x3
    Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

    2 memory cards in boxes
    wavebird in box
    gamecube with jap/usa switch fitted

  95. nick stubbings says:

    Animal Crossing
    Batman Vengance x2
    Battalion Wars x2
    Beach Spikers
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
    Blood Omen 2 – Legacy Of Kain x2
    Bomberman Generation
    Call of Duty Finest Hour
    Cel Damage
    Chibi Robo
    Dead to Rights
    Doshin the Giant
    Eternal Darkness
    Extreme G3
    F Zero GX x2
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (Big Box)
    Freedom Fighters
    Future Tactics
    Godzilla destroy all monsters melee
    Lost Kingdoms
    Mario kart Double Dash
    Metal Arms – Glitch In The System x2
    Micro Machines
    Need for speed underground 2
    Paper Mario
    Pikmin 2
    Prince of Persia – The Two Thrones
    Rayman 3 x2
    Resident Evil
    Resident Evil 2
    Resident Evil 3
    Resident Evil 4
    Resident Evil Code Veronica X
    Resident Evil Zero
    Serious Sam Next Encounter x2
    Shadow the Hedgehog
    Simpsons Road Rage x2
    Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
    Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (Platinum)
    Soul Calibur 2
    SSX 3
    Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2
    Super Monkey Ball 2
    Super Smash Bros Melee x5
    Tales of Symphonia
    The Hobbit x2
    Timesplitters 2
    True Crime New York City x2
    Viewtiful Joe x2
    Wario Ware Inc Mega Party Games
    Wave Race: Blue Storm
    Wrestlemania x8
    XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association
    Zelda: Wind Waker

    Logic 3 Arcade stick – Boxed
    Gameboy Player
    Gamecube Broadband Adapter – Boxed
    Black DOL-001 – ZenoGC chipped – Boxed
    Pearl White Gamecube – Boxed

    Im trying to buy at least 2 or 3 games a week to build my collection, ultimately looking to get a complete set of releases (PAL)

    Also, im selling all my doubles on ebay or amazon, my name on both is nick_stubbings so if you want to grab anything let me know, prices are negotiable within reason and 90% are in very good condition…

  96. Hugo11 says:

    Hey @Josh! Are you still keen to trade the Simpson’s Road Rage gamecube PAL game?! I’d be keen to snatch it up and live in Australia 🙂 I’m willing to pay $25 max including shipping for it if you’re interested!? Is there a way I’d be able to contact you to organise the shipping!? Cheers! 😀

  97. FreelancerOmega says:

    I went on to this page to see if my collection of GC games has anything special and I found a copy of Pokemon Box (only disc) and I don’t know where I got it my best guess is that I got my Pokemon Box with my Pokemon Colosseum.

  98. FreelancerOmega says:

    I have been tricked by myself the disc I have is a PAL copy so it is not worth very much or even all that rare. I..I feel betrayed.

  99. Revolver_Ocelot says:

    Racketboy I was wondering if you would be so kind as to create a section for Rare & Valuable PAL copies of games as I would love to know rare PAL games as games like Pokemon Box are not as rare in PAL versions.

  100. DJ Omnimaga says:

    Zelda: Windwaker+Oot/Master Quest combo gotta be one of the most expensive game nowadays. The last time I checked on Ebay, used copies were around $100-150 and sealed ones over $2000.

  101. Nick_stubbings says:

    Hmm… That isn’t quite true now is it DJ! That is way too much for wind waker… In the uk, on eBay you can get it used for around £20 (limited edition). The most expensive sealed copy I just saw was around £350 (again, limited edition)…

    Are you going by actual sold prices or just what people are trying (stupidly) to get for it? There is a huge difference.

    Titles like chibi robo and fire emblem sell for consistantly more than wind waker. Even four sword adventures sells for more!