The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Dreamcast Games

Rare and Valuable Dreamcast Games
The Dreamcast is a perfect example of a console that had relatively low commercial success, but a huge underground following after its death.  These two factors help brew up a strong library of games that have high collectibility among gamers that are just now finding out what was so great about the Dreamcast.

There are two major trends you will notice in the list below.  First of all is the dominance of fighting and shooting games, mostly of the 2D nature.  This is of little surprise to those that know the Dreamcast well as there games are some of the main draws for the system — especially when they don’t get ported to other systems.  The second trend you may notice is that Capcom hold eight of the ten places on the US release list — Treasure and SNK are the only others to break the list.  Capcom was one of the few third party publishers to really support the Dreamcast, but they new put out quite as many copies as Sega did with their first-party releases.  Anyway, lets get on with for rest of the formalities and this highly-anticipated list.

In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare & Valuable series by JJ Hendricks and Racketboy 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. JJ owns and writes a Video Game Pricing Blog which analyzes video game prices, pricing trends, and charts historic video game prices. He used his pricing statistics to find both the average selling price and the highest selling price for each game over the last three months.

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.

Limited Edition Collectables

Bangai-O Cover Art Bangai-O: Prize Edition: $500 – $1,200
Rarity = 10

This version of the shooter was given out by Treasure to exactly five people as the top prizes in a Japanese high-score competition. While the game itself is identical to the original Bangai-O, the Prize Edition can be identified by a sticker on the case declaring itself as a winner’s trophy. In the past, two of these games have been sold, both very quietly. its unknown the price of the first sale, but the most recent was placed in the inventory of an online store for $500, and at that selling point was quickly snatched.  Now, with the most interested of collectors turned on to its existence, any future sales would likely break $1000.
Border Down Cover Art Border Down LE: $250 – $280
Rarity = 4
After the Dreamcast was already buried by US retailers and the last big name import releases like Shenmue II, Rez, and Ikaruga had been released, a small developer by the name of G.Rev (who worked with Treasure on Ikaruga) took a chance on the Dreamcast and helped start a trend of 2D shooters being released on the “dead” platform.  The production of this Limited Edition of Border Down was halted at 5,000 copies.  Initially, it has the same print run as the standard edition, but the original has since been reprinted at least once, at least doubling its availability and the premium placed on the Limited Edition.
Check for Border Down LE on eBay
Space Channel 5 Part 2 Box Set Space Channel 5 Part 2 LE: $200 – $250
Rarity = 4
Space Channel 5 was one of the best examples of quirky fun that made the Dreamcast special.  The game actually received a sequel, but it never came to the Dreamcast outside of Japan.  As if getting the game wasn’t good enough, Japan also received a special box set that included headphones and a carrying case.
See Pictures of Space Channel 5 Part 2 Box Set
Segagaga Box Set Art SegaGaGa Box Set: $150 – $200
Rarity = 3
Segagaga may well be one of Sega’s best love letters to its fans.  Released in 2001, this “Sega Simulator” lets you run the company and battle its nemesis, which is essentially a disguised Sony.  The game was initially only availible through Sega’s online store in Japan and came in a few different flavors with this box set being the most elaborate.    You can see a picture of all the included goodies in this pack on this recent eBay auction.
See the SegaGaga Box Set on eBay

The Expensive Dreamcast Imports

Border Down Cover Art Border Down: $100 – $130
Rarity = 3
Since releasing a new game on a “dead” platform was seen as a bit of a risk, only 5,000 of this standard edition were initially released (along with 5,000 of the limited edition), but since they sold quickly, another 5,000 were released.  At the beginning of 2008, there was also to be another very small print run, but numbers have not been disclosed.
Check for Border Down on eBay
Under Defeat Cover Art Under Defeat: $76 – $96
Rarity = 3
After an impressive string of shmups being released on the Dreamcast, well into the 21st century, G.Rev added one more to the mix with Under Defeat.  It was initially billed as the “last Dreamcast game ever”, but there was actually a few more shmups on the way from Milestone over the next couple of years.  There is also a Limited Edition that includes a soundtrack that is on the higher end of the price range above, but as you can probably tell, its isn’t that much more “limited” or valuable.
Check for Under Defeat on eBay
Ikaruga Cover Art Ikaruga: $60 – $95
Rarity = 3
If you have read the Rare and Valuable Saturn games list, you’re probably well aware of Radiant Silvergun and its strong following and inflated resale values.  When Ikaruga was announced and rumored to be Radiant Silvergun’s follow-up, collectors thought it was a sure-thing investment for their game collections.  And while it did have some rather high prices for a while, it never reached Radiant Silvergun’s levels for multiple reasons.  Because everyone was expecting it to be a collectors item, many people hoarded them and even left them sealed.  So unlike Radiant Silverun, its very easy to find a mint copy of Ikaruga on eBay.  The other reason for Ikaruga’s recent decline (20% decrease in 10 months) in value was retail release in the US for the Gamecube and then the very affordable XBox Live version that is in infinate supply.
Check for Ikaruga on eBay

Treasured Standard USA Releases

Project Justice Cover Art Project Justice: $60 – $400
Rarity = 4
Rival Schools 2, known as Project Justice in the US, obvisouly built on the original and remains as one of Capcom’s most popular (with a rather nice following) 3D fighters.  Like its predecessor, Project Justice has a lot of quirky characters that cater to the anime crowd and is just a real pleasure to play.  It isn’t especially rare, but Capcom released it in May 2001, several months after the Dreamcast was discontinued by Sega.  Finding a sealed copy of this Dreamcast exclusive is very tricky and has sold for a few hundred dollars.
Check for Project Justice on eBay
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Cover Art Marvel vs. Capcom 2: $50 – $100
Rarity = 2
If you want the biggest mashup of characters in your fighting games, Marvel vs Capcom 2 is the place to be.  It may not be the most balanced game for tournaments, but its one of the hottest mainstream 2D fighters out there.  Most gamers may flock to the PS2 version, but the Dreamcast release still commands strong collectability.
Check for Marvel vs Capcom 2 on eBay
Cannon Spike Cover Art Cannon Spike: $31 – $180
Rarity = 3
Cannon Spike is very similar to the overhead shooting Smash TV OR Commando and has a heavy focus on boss battles. The shooter also features playable characters and cameos from other Capcom franchises like Mega Man,Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Darkstalkers and Street Fighter. Cannon Spike was released during the Dreamcast’s final Christmas and did not receive much promotion or word-of-mouth until it was long gone from stores.
Check for Cannon Spike on eBay
Power Stone 2 Cover Art Power Stone 2: $31 – $175
Rarity = 3
Capcom may not have had much success with 3D fighting games, but it really got it right with the Powerstone series.  Both games are fun-filled arena fighters that allow full 3D movement and interactive environments.  Powerstone 2 added 4-player support and is significantly harder to find than its predecessor.  It’s also very surprising that the series hasn’t been brought to any other platforms besides the PSP.
Check for Power Stone 2 on eBay
Street Fighter III Third Strike Street Fighter III Third Strike: $35 – $105
Rarity = 3
While it did not get the attention of Street Fighter 2 and the Alpha series, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike is one of the best installments in the series, especially when it comes to finely-tuned tournament players.  Its combination of smooth animation, great characters, and a new parrying system keep fighting enthusiasts coming back for more.  Even though the game was included on the Street Fighter Anniversary Collection for the PS2 and XBox, the Dreamcast version is still in strong demand.
Check for Street Fighter 3: Third Strike on eBay
Bangai-O Cover Art Bangai-O: $45 – $90
Rarity = 4
Treasure is known for quirky action games, and Bangai-O is definitely on the higher part of that spectrum.  This multi-directional shooter is all about explosions, chaos, and fun.  Like most Treasure games, it’s a cult classic and is the Dreamcast version is the only English version of the game so far.  (It had a small release in Japan for the N64).
Check for Bangai-O on eBay
Fatal Fury Mark of the Wolves Cover Art Fatal Fury Mark of the Wolves: $48 – $69
Rarity = 3
Mark of the Wolves was ported from the Neo-Geo and served as the last game in the Fatal Fury series.  It is essentially SNK’s answer to SF3: Third Strike as it shares many of the same types of advancements, but it has its own unique fighting elements and showed off SNK’s strength in character design. The Dreamcast version ended up on store shelves more than six months after the Dreamcast’s demise and quickly ended up on clearance shelves
Check for Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves on eBay
Mars Martix Cover Art Mars Matrix – Hypersolid Shooting: $40 – $77
Rarity = 3
As one of the most popular vertical shooters released in the US, Mars Matrix still commands a respectable price from collectors.  And with the high likelihood of it remaining as a Dreamcast console exclusive, that value should hold up for a while longer as shmup fans build up their Dreamcast collections.
Check for Mars Matrix on eBay
Marvel Vs Capcom Cover Art Marvel Vs Capcom: $23 – $167
Rarity = 2
Even though Marvel vs Capcom 2 has more character and flashier visuals, there is still a strong following for the original Marvel vs Capcom.  Personally, I prefer it to the sequel as it is seems to be a bit more balanced and slightly less chaotic.  It is also the only console version of the game that accurately replicates the arcade game (the PS1 version is very crippled)
Check for Marvel vs Capcom on eBay
Tech Romancer Cover Art Tech Romancer: $25 – $100
Rarity = 3
Tech Romancer is a 3D fighting game fought on a 2D plane. In this hidden gem, you fight as Mechs (designed by established anime creators, Studio Nue) and release power-ups by destroying the environment around you. The Dreamcast version also includes an unlockable version of the Tech Romancer anime.
Check for Tech Romancer on eBay

Additional Sega Dreamcast Games of Value

These games aren’t especially rare, but are quite collectible; resulting in a high resale value, especially for sealed copies.

Limited Editions

  • Love Hina LE $100 – $150
  • Nakoruru LE – $90 – $100
  • Castle of Shikigami 2 LE (Japan) – $83 – $89
  • Sonic Adventure Limited Edition (USA) – $43 – $50

USA Releases

  • Resident Evil 2: $22 – $85
  • Giga Wing 2: $32 – $48
  • D2: $21 – $98
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: $25 – $75
  • Stupid Invaders: $21 – $60
  • Skies of Arcadia: $21 – $70
  • Last Blade 2 Heart of the Samurai: $20 – $80


  • Eldorado Gate Box Set (includes multiple games): $180 – $200
  • Shenmue II (PAL):  $59 – $93
  • Trigger Heart Excellica: $80 – $85
  • Cosmic Smash: $74 – $85
  • Zero Gunner 2: $69 – $75
  • Twinkle Star Sprites: $65 – $75
  • Trizeal: $53 – $70

Credits: Dreamcast Game Prices provided by The source for daily updated prices on over 10,000 video games. The prices are the highest daily price and average daily price from April, 30th 2008 to July, 30th 2008. Rarity scores are courtesy of my friends at DigitalPress.

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  1. Doctor Fugue says:

    Thanks for putting together the article!

    Some other limited editions that are rare and expensive:

    Space Channel 5 Part 2 LE (comes with a bag and headphones)
    Sakura Taisen 4 LE
    Nakoruru LE
    Love Hina LE

    Those last three come with lots of different goodies and are incredibly difficult to find unopened.

  2. racketboy says:

    Cool — those rare imports are hard to keep track of 🙂
    Any idea on values, Doc?

  3. Chuck Franklin says:

    Yeah there’s a bunch of import games that hardly ever go up on ebay(regular releases not some of the weird Moe adventure games that dreamcast was flooded with later on). that are more valuable then what you have up there.

  4. gord says:

    slight typo:
    Cannon Spike was released during the Dreamcast’s final Christmas and did receive much promotion or word-of-mouth until it was long gone from stores.

    should ‘did’ be ‘did not’?

  5. racketboy says:

    Chuck, if you have any names and/or values, that would be mighty helpful 🙂

    And gord, thanks for catching the typo 😉

  6. Doctor Fugue says:

    I’ve only seen these once or twice:
    Nakoruru LE ~100
    Love Hina LE ~100-150
    Sakura Taisen 4 LE ~130-200
    Space Channel 5 Part 2 LE ~200+

    Here’s a video of a guy opening the Love Hina box:

    He is called the “Dreamcast Doctor”….but it isn’t me!!

  7. noname says:

    I was looking forward to this article. I was particularly hoping to find info on one rare and obscure game: “Taxi2 le jeu” which was released only in france (and hence a limited number of copies). Shouldn’t there be mention of it?

  8. racketboy says:

    Thanks, Doctor.

    And noname, I have heard of it, but don’t know much about it — I’ll do a little research 🙂

  9. noname says:

    “Taxi2 le jeu” was based on a very popular french movie called “taxi 2” which was a sequel (i believe there are 4 Taxi movies and an american remake). The movies were produced by Luc Besson (the fifth element). UBI Soft made the game which is not that good but from what i’ve heard not that bad either. The game is entirely in french but since it’s a driving game i don’t think that it matters too much.

    Now that we are on the topic, there were quite a few european exclusives which is very interesting i think (usually games are released in europe last and only if they were successful in japan/usa). (REZ, Headhunter and Shenmue II are the most well known examples). Obviously some of theses games are quite rare and sought after by american players since some of the games cannot be played in english otherwise

  10. Caleb says:

    Wow! I am so glad I have a couple of these games. It’s getting a bit harder to collect Dreamcast stuff without a nearby store that stocks older video games.

    What a great list. Thanks for posting this!

  11. d says:

    Taxi 2 is pretty bad and surprisingly not that expensive, probably because few even know about it’s existence.
    Bangai-O does not have vga mode, so that realy breaks the game for me.

    What is even more rare are the Toyota catalogues, which were never sold but it was an assignment for Toyota. They feature beautifuly detailed cars though.

  12. Gmintyfresh says:

    Has to be said a great guide, other notable valuable titles include:

    Trizeal LTD Edition (the one with the splendid bandana!!)

    Cosmic Smash (came in a really strange DVD-style transluscent case)

    Rez PAL (Lowish production but demand for the game is high)

    Last Hope Limited Edition (very low production run of 500, can get silly prices)

  13. heavymetalme says:

    It’s those damn shmups! So expensive!

  14. kevinski says:

    There’s a copy of MVC for sale at a nearby store for $40. I didn’t even bother checking the condition, as I own MVC2 (which I hate, by the way) and didn’t think that it was worth the purchase. I’m getting to a point in my Dreamcast collection where I want to complete it, but I’m unwilling to pay the prices that some of these games go for.

    For the record, I only own MVC2 because one of my roommates in college bought it for me for my birthday.

  15. kevinski says:

    Oh, by the way, I do have a sealed copy of Street Fighter III: Double Impact. Any idea as to what that’d be worth?

  16. nick944 says:

    Trigger Heart Exelica definately is more expensive than that, from what I’ve seen (just bought a copy) it goes from $90 at the lowest to $150 (I paid $111 used)

  17. ashdjones says:

    How much is my Rez worth? I don’t think i’ll ever sell it mind you.

  18. Diane says:

    I recently acquired a Dreamcast HKT game and I am wondering if it has any value, any and all information will be greatly appreciated

  19. Eric says:

    I have Project Justice, my rarest game. The most I’ve seen a DC game go for was over $200 and that was Shenmue 2 sealed. O and BTW great site I come here quite often to re-live the DC experience.

  20. Gmintyfresh says:

    “How much is my Rez worth? I don’t think I’ll ever sell it mind you.”

    Ok these are averages:

    Jap – Around about £28 – £30 at the moment it’s generally cheaper than the PAL release, the market was flooded with copies with the release of the game on XBOX Live and you could pick it up for as low as £20!!

    PAL – Again recently prices fell but its come back strong at around £35 I’d say but I’ve seen copies listed for £50 and I wouldn’t be surprised if the average is about £40 at the moment.

    Just going off on a tangent the Sega Direct versions of some of these games do have an increased value also, it can add at least £20 ($40) to the value of some games – e.g. Ikaruga, Radirgy. There’s also a Border Down Limited Edition Sega Direct Version that a) has the longest title of any video game in existence and b) Is rare and the most desirable version! Around £200 give or take £20

  21. Paperghost says:

    I have some pics of the Space Channel 5 boxset here, along with a lot of other Space Channel 5 stuff.

  22. racketboy says:

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
    And thanks everyone for sharing additional titles and prices. I’ll be updating this later on!

  23. Davs says:

    I’m surprised Triggerheart Exelica would be so expensive since, like Ikaruga, it’s also available on XBLA.

  24. alienboy960 says:

    Radirgy / Radilgy – however you want to say it…
    standard sel prices around $100.
    I picked my practically brand new copy up for $110AU.

    Last Hope L.E should definately get a mention with only 500 copies released, even the standard copy sells for approx $50-60.
    bought mine new from for around $50, and prices are standing still.

    How many copies of Border down L.E were released?

    I have also seen cosmic smash sell for upto $110.

    Great article MR Racket 😉

  25. alienboy960 says:

    In Response…
    At 8/26/2008 3:37 PM, Davs said…
    I’m surprised Triggerheart Exelica would be so expensive since, like Ikaruga, it’s also available on XBLA.

    When buying an origional copy of these games you are not just buying the game itself… your buying a collectible, something that is limited in quantity, something that only a limited amount of people can own at one time!

    Playing Games is one hobby…
    Collecting These sort of Video Games is a different hobby altogether…


  26. go; says:

    I still have my old dreamcast and i have some of those rare games i guess the one that is worth the most is under defeat which i have two copies of.

  27. Elmagicochrisg says:

    Dude, you forgot Evolution 2 PAL… Must be the rarest Dreamcast PAL release… Also no mention of Samba the amigo PAL, only 500 made if I’m correct…


  28. Forbes longden says:

    Yeah that’s correct, Evolution 2 Far Off Promise is by far the rarest in the UK I believe it came out in 2002 along with Evil Twin and Racing Simulation Online. Taxi 2 is rare but not sought after so the price is low for that. Fighting Vipers 2 PAL is not seen too often either though

  29. Jado says:

    What about that Shenmue promo game “What’s Shenmue?”

    Is that rare?

  30. Egg says:

    uhh what about half-life on dreamcast? Probably the rarest one of them all.

  31. czarlie says:

    I’ve got 1 of the 5 Bangai-O prized edition collectable.
    Not sure which one though? Reading this article/story has motivated me to put it on Ebay instead of just posting pics of it on Google… Yah I’m gonna do it! Look for it next month, for sure by 09/09/09, it’s gonna be its Anniversary this year. Just in case anyone was wondering what the scores where back in the day, here they are:

    HAISUKOARANKINGU Tournament Final Results! !
    Place Scores Names IDs
    1st 60199689 sabin-like AAA51
    2nd 45031129 TOM-like AABD0
    3rd 41608889 From presbyopia AACFE
    4th 32407070 I like it AAB0F
    5th 32289300 ponpon like AAB1B

  32. Chris says:

    Im wondering about Phantasy star online Ver 2.0 in the PAL region the first version goes for £5 but I was told VER 2.0 goes for more, and also what about headhunter?

  33. racketboy says:

    Doesn’t seem like PSO goes for a whole lot.
    Headhunter used to be worth more when it was new. Now it’s like $15 shipped

  34. BadBoyBarbski says:

    I picked up a copy of Japanese Space Channel 5 Part 2 for
    $30 from I have been after the game for ages – it never appears on Ebay – I nearly wet myself…Preowned but perfect condition -booted it up-what a game , girlfriend think Iam wierd yet again…….chu chu chu

  35. illbleed says:

    Hi great list but as other’s have posted some games are far more rare in some region’s and not others I’ve beeen collecting Dreamcast games since launch day in the UK and now own all official released pal region games .Moho now seems be a rare game as is Lack of Love and sega bass fishing 2.not to forget Karous. I do have picture’s (photos} of all my game’s if anyone wants to see a certain uk Dreamcast game .

  36. illbleed says:

    sorry forgot to mention there are some very rare north American copies of Hellgate. And Castle shikigami 2 and Chaosfield are also hard to get

  37. ninjacop says:

    I think the rarest software on DC is Gurauen no Tori kago whatever box set.

  38. zerker says:

    just wondering if “Blade of the Berserk” is worth much.
    I believe that is what its called. Its basically Berserk the game and you run around murdering. takes place after the anime series but is itself a side story.

  39. RowdyRodimus says:

    Sorry to rez the dead but I happened to find a pristine (but opened) copy of Ikaruga and Bangai-O for five bucks at a store today. I asked how much they were and they said all Dreamcast games were 4.95 and buy one get one free.

    It only took 30 years for me to have a bit of luck so I hope they last me for another 30.

  40. racketboy says:

    Wow — that’s incredible! Congrats on the awesome find!

  41. bfg4987 says:

    As the auction I posted above has expired, I felt I should say that I was able to pick up the Space Channel 5 Part 2 limited edition box set for $50. The idiot titled the auction “Space Channel Special Box.”

  42. Jamesmallow says:

    I heard someone mention Half-life for dreamcast.
    That game was never released in any country because of the dreamcast being cancelled.It has been put online by release groups for burning to a CD and then playing on a dreamcast,not that i endorse that idea.Admittedly,i got my Dreamcast off a car boot for £15 with a Utopia bootdisk and pirated games.

  43. James says:

    I managed to snag Mars Matrix and Giga Wing, USA versions, for…. about 25 dollars each, complete and brand new condition. They aren’t that rare, to be honest. I see MM quite frequently around here in pawn shops, and have even spotted it in goodwill a couple years back. However, I believe Record of Lodoss War is less common than either of the previously mentioned games, as I had a harder time snagging it in decent condition. And I have not seen it around here either.

    Someone mentioned Chaos Field. It’s a pain to find for the DC, but not Gamecube. Just throwing that out there.

  44. Chris says:

    I managed to get both Shenmues for £45 in total. Both are in mint condition and with the outer sleeve. Great games aswell.

  45. Robert says:

    I really wish Capcom would re-release Rival Schools 2/Project Justice and the original for XBLA and PSN, or put them out for 360,PS3 and Wii as a compilation game.

  46. jack lundry says:

    what about army men sarges heros

  47. Jon Donnis says:


    Does anyone know what the sealed games are worth? I have a few factory sealed Dreamcast games. Not resealed, original factory sealed. And looking to purchase more.

    I’m from the UK. Have about 5 US sealed games and a few PAL sealed. Doesn’t look like they are rare ones but assume keeping them sealed for a few more years and the price may go up.

  48. LeenG says:

    I have a dreamcast console game machine that i want to sell..still in good condition.
    anyone interested??

  49. jinsenai says:

    I managed to snag a copy of Border Down Limited Edition for $95 online not too long ago. It’s still way more than what I wanted to spend for it but I’ll take it!

  50. RdoubleM says:

    Hi guy’s i have a dreamcast with four pads, lightgun, 3 vmu’s, component cable, av cable, Project Justice (Rival Schools 2), Marvel Vs Capcom 2, Streetfighter 3rd Strike, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Out Trigger, House Of The Dead 2, Shenmue, powerstone, Plasma Sword, Virtua Tennis, Worms World Party, And some others. It all works perfect and all are pal games. with cases and manuals Email if anyone is interested. We can do the sales through ebay if you are not near London uk.
    Regards Robert

  51. Spamdog says:

    De La Jet Set Radio (J)
    Very great and very rare! Super Potato got one in Tokyo!

  52. Al says:

    MoHo – Pal is incredibly rare and expensive
    Seen them go for anywhere from £50-£150 on ebay UK

  53. czarlie says:

    Bangai-O Prize Edition Sega Dreamcast Treasure 1999

    on eBay NOW, item #: 220851918375

  54. alk says:

    Headhunter is an Europe exclusive and its below 30-50$

  55. Alex says:

    Whenever I buy one of those games, I should buy it “like new” because I got a copy of Project Justice, MvC2, and Sonic Adventure 2 before that lagged even though they were labeled “good” in condition.

  56. Filip says:

    “Bangai-O Prize Edition Sega Dreamcast Treasure 1999

    on eBay NOW, item #: 220851918375”

    Last 2 fb’s on the seller are negs for reprods…that’d suck so hard if it was a fake (especially for 800 bucks 0.o). After all the prizeedition looks basically the same and a sticker can’t be too hard to fake. Can anyone confirm it’s legit?

  57. Nathan says:

    What about “Propeller arena” ? I’ve just bought a copy off ebay for £30, and apparently it was unreleased and people tell me its one of the rarest games out there?

  58. racketboy says:

    Propeller Arena was cancelled and never released commercially. Somebody did get their hands on a beta version, rippped, and released it to the underground Dreamcast commmunity. Any copies you find are just burned CDRs with artwork. Since they are just copies, they have no real value other than what somebody like you is willing to pay for it. In fact, most of us would agree that it’s quite scummy to charge money for a game like that unless you are very upfront with what you are selling and it’s basically just covering the costs of printing and such.

  59. Ledvogs64 says:

    What about Rez? Both the European and Japanese versions go for like $70 on ebay and they are not even in stock on amazon as of recent.

  60. C says:

    is Sword Of The Berserk – Guts Rage rare?
    because I can only find 1?

  61. Glen says:

    I’ve got ( amongst others ) a sealed Res 2 and Cannon Spike.i get told often the first of those two is not very rare,although I never see it ?

  62. ur mom says:

    Nice list except there is one very rare North American game
    Shenmue Limited Edition
    Not many people know that there where only 30,000 copies ever made.
    Sega knew that not many people would buy shenmue at launch so they tried to give the us dreamcast owners a good reason to pre order the game
    not many people know about this so it is only about 25-50 dollars depending on shape

  63. Patrick BBE says:

    You need to add in the home-brews.

  64. Glen says:

    Hi 🙂 just wanted to know,these days – what rarity rating are Resident Evil 2,18 Wheeler,Cannon Spike and Jo Jo,s Bizarre Adventure and what can they expect to fetch?

  65. Mike Moran says:

    Man, these prices are so out of date at this point. The advent of downloadable re-releases has really destroyed the concept of collectible games, or at the very least when it turns out the games aren’t actually all that rare. Many of these games are half as expensive as they used to be.

    For me this is a bonus because I’ve been selling off almost all my old video games. PS3, PS2, PS1, Vita, PSP, 360, Wii. Almost anything made in the past decade I’ve gotten rid of.

    It’s a bonus because I’ve decided to focus on the two most recent consoles that I truly loved: The Dreamcast and the DS. Platforms where the game libraries match up so much better with my tastes than anything else. The era of the arcade genres like fighters, racers and puzzlers reached its peak on the Dreamcast. The genres stopped producing noteworthy games after this point for a long time. Games like Sega Rally, Crazy Taxi and Hydro Thunder were shunned in favor of tasteless Fast and Furious or Grand Theft Auto ripoffs. 2D fighters became entirely undesirable and the only noteworthy series was Guilty Gear. Puzzle centric games pretty much gave up on even remotely new ideas for a long time and didn’t have a genuine home with the Gamecube’s anti-2D controller, the XBox’s masculine image and the PS2’s new infatuation with “mature” titles like the Grand Theft Auto and God of War series.

    Sadly I couldn’t even really get behind the PS2’s RPG library. I find most popular RPGs to be derivative, uninspired and most importantly just not fun to actually play. The Shin Megami Tensei series was the only huge reason I regretted selling my PS2, and happily Atlus became a great contributor to the DS library.

    The Dreamcast was the sweet spot before the gaming world aside from Nintendo completely gave up on the concept of fun. Everything became about guns, grit and ADD. The Gamecube put up a fight but Mario Sunshine, Wind Waker and Double Dash were not the flagship games Nintendo needed them to be. Compared to their N64 counterparts people were not as impressed as they used to be and Nintendo lost its audience. While the Gamecube was still a pretty good system, ever since then Nintendo established a pattern of favoring nostalgia over creativity with all of its old franchises. It’s getting a little hard to ignore on the 3DS and Wii U.

    So yeah, since the Dreamcast handheld gaming has pretty much been what kept me playing games.

  66. Glenyboy says:

    Couldn’t agree more with you Mike.I,ve got tonnes of love for the DC and the games library was diverse,enjoyable and impressive.Im still collecting sealed games for the format and nothing’s going to put me off 🙂

  67. Darren says:

    Hey there.
    Just found this site and enjoyed reading your hardcore gaming chatter. Beats Modern day Fanboy BS.
    So I’m about to obtain a PAL Dreamcast bundle which contains Skies Of Arcadia, Grandia 2 and Shenmue amongst others. All boxed with instructions apparently, but I’m yet to check this myself as they’ve not arrived yet. Anyone interested?