The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games

Are you wondering if your Sega Genesis collection has any valuable treasures in it? This month we take a look at Sega’s most popular console of all time and its most desired games. Since the console wasn’t a huge success in Japan, we will find quite a few rarities in its library, but there are some other gems from the rest of the world as well.

Update: Prices Current As of 04/02/2013

In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare and 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fluctuations,  I’ve kept in some of the past values from previous revisions so you can see the changes and we have some historical reference.

Limited Edition Collectibles

These picks range from the unreleased or unlicensed games that found their way into collectors hands to rarity box sets that saw limited production before “Limited Edition” was commonplace.

Megadrive Tetris Tetris: $3,000 – $16,000
So you think the unlicensed Tetris game for the NES is hard to find? Just try to get your hands on the Japanese Megadrive Tetris. It was developed alongside Sega’s System-16 arcade version, but never reached shelves after legal wranglings gave Nintendo exclusive console rights. However, that little issue doesn’t stop some people from obtaining it. Apparently, there are about 10 copies known to be floating around.
See The Latest Megadrive Tetris to Surface
Blockbuster Competition Cart Genesis Blockbuster World Video Game Championships II: $1,200 – $2,500
Much like the competition carts mentioned in the NES and SNES rare and valuable lists, this little cartridge was used to promote a few games (in this case NBA Jam and Judge Dredd) and let players compete for prizes. In the case of this Genesis game, the cartridge was never meant to be distributed. It’s probably even more rare than the NES cart. (rumor has it that there are only two copies floating around).  Don’t get excited when you see all the reproductions floating around though…
Ecco Box Set Ecco The Dolphin Box Set: $210$1300
Most Sega fans are well aware of the underwater, puzzle-filled adventure, but you most have probably never seen this rarity. According to an old Sega Force magazine, Sega made a deal with a London aquarium which housed a real dolphin named Ecco that would be benefited by the proceeds. It was sold in very limited quantities in a handful of shops.   A complete box set sold for about $1300 USD on eBay back in 2011 but again only sold for $280 in 2012 (the box set was missing the CD and T-Shirt) (Check out more pictures of the set here)
Phantom 2049 Box Set : $600 – $900
Sega released a limited collector’s version of this game for the Mega Drive in Australia, most likely due to the character’s popularity there. In addition to the game, it contained a set of the Phantom Glow Zone stickers and a Phantom key-ring. This set doesn’t show up very often — especially in complete and pristine condition.
See Latest Phantom 2049 Box Set on eBay
Maximum Carnage Box Set Maximum Carnage Box Set: $160 – $327
Who says that there isn’t anything worthwhile on QVC? Apparently there were 5,000 copies of this Maximum Carnage set made and they were sold (perhaps exclusively) on the QVC home shopping TV channel. The included book includes the first few issues of the Maximum Carnage comic that the game was based on.
See Latest Maximum Carnage Box Set on eBay

The Expensive Japanese Megadrive Imports

Batman Forever Japan Megadrive Batman Forever, Justice League, Maximum Carnage, Virtual Bart, WWF Raw, Judge Dread, & Comix Zone
Around $280 – $700 each
These games are all plentiful and dirt cheap in the US, but in Japan, only a few copies of these games were released. Most of these games were published by Acclaim during the last days of the Genesis and the publisher actually took some extra European game boxes, stuck on a new T number and a barcode on the box, and a Japanese cartridge for the quick and dirty release. Now they are simply collectors pieces. It is very difficult to get solid prices on these games as they rarely appear. Every so often one will show up on Japan’s Yahoo auctions and they usually go for around $300 USD, but are rumored to sell for as much as $700.
Eliminate Down Japan Cover Eliminate Down – $90 – $450
Even though most people won’t enjoy it as much as MUSHA or the Thunderforce series, Eliminate down it one of the better (and most difficult) 2D shooters on the Megadrive. Usually, you can find it around $200, but it apparently sold for about $300 on eBay a while back.
See Eliminate Down on eBay
Panorama Cotton Japan Cover Panorama Cotton – $ 170 – $350
This pseudo 3D shooter had incredible backgrounds, making the MegaDrive hardware do things that the Nintendo fanboys claimed were impossible on the Sega machine. The game on its own is rare enough (about 5,000 copies were produced), but if you really want to show everyone up, try to find the game with the rare Panorama tea cup that was available initially for free to anyone that sent in a coupon to the publisher. Only about 300 of those tea cups exist and its presence with the game can nearly triple the overall value.
See Panorama Cotton on eBay

The Expensive PAL Megadrive Games

Wily Wars Cover Megaman: The Wily Wars – $ 300 – $530
2010 Value: $150 – $200
The Wily Wars served as a compilation of remakes of the first three Megaman games in addition to an extra “Wily Tower” gameplay mode which let the Blue Bomber battle a fresh batch of robot bosses before facing Wily in the final castle. This popular Megaman title was also available in the US on the Sega Channel, but only saw a true retail release in Japan and PAL territories. It is the only Megaman game to be released on the Megadrive.
See Megaman: The Wily Wars on eBay
Nightmare Circus Megadrive Nightmare Circus – $180 – $230
2008 Value: $180 – $230
Supposedly, this game was supposed to be Genesis’s answer to Donkey Kong Country, however, once everyone realized how crappy of a game it really was, it was cancelled in all the major markets, but was eventually released in Brazil in 1996. The game was also available in the US on the Sega Channel. Rumor has it that an English version of the game is out there somewhere, but proof has not materialized.
See Nightmare Circus on eBay
Daze Before Christmas Cover Daze Before Christmas – $100 – $320
2010 Value: $100 – $160
It’s not too often you see a video game with a holiday theme, but Daze Before Christmas is simple platforming game that had a small print run on the Genesis. In fact, as far as we know, the game was only released in Australia on the Megadrive.
See Daze Before Christmas on eBay

Top Unlicensed / Homebrew Releases

While most people think of unlicensed games as the cheap crap that came out during the console’s heyday, the Genesis has seen a number of recent releases that are just as good as some of the high-profile games in the Genesis library. Because they were produced in rather small quantities and most of the original purchases aren’t looking to get rid of their copy, the values can stay quite strong.   Here’s some of the biggest collector’s pieces.

Pier Solar Box Pier Solar and the Great Architects: (First Editions): $200 – $600
Pier Solar and the Great Architects: (Reprint Edition): $120 –  $227
Pier Solar was a completely homebrew release that was developed by Watermelon Co (and started as a project of the classic Sega website, Eidolon’s Inn).  This 2010 release also had the option to use the Sega CD for extra audio content.   The first print run actually had three variations with different languages, different box artwork and different label artwork. There are 800 of each of the three editions.The Posterity Edition is also first edition that was to thank the earliest supporters of the project.  The Posterity Release has a sticker on the package and a additional magazine. The exact number was never published, so we can only estimate. It was limited to 500 copies but not all of them have been sold.The Reprint does not have all languages and the CD is not included. It has a different box (plastic clamshell) and a different box artwork and label artwork. Numbers were never been published for the Reprint Edition, so it’s completely unknown how many of them have been sold.
Check for Pier Solar on eBay
Star Odyssey Box Star Odyssey: $190 –   $204
This 2011 release from Super Figher Team (of Beggar Prince fame — see below) is an RPG that was localized from an unreleased version of Hot-B’s Blue Almanac, an RPG in the similar to Sega’s Phantasy Star series. The game was slated for a western release, but progress stalled somewhere along the way. The only existing prototype copy of the localization was found to be incomplete and glitch-ridden.   Super Fighter Team cleaned it up and prepped it for an indie release.    The first run of the game sold out of the initial 600 copies.  It seems that Super Fighter Team is open to the idea of a re-release.
Check for Star Odyessey on eBay
Beggar Prince (First and Second Editions): $95 – $144
This is the game that kicked off the “new” Genesis releases.  Beggar Prince was the first new Genesis product released since Majesco published Frogger in 1998, and gamers everywhere were excited at the prospect of owning the game in cartridge form, complete with box and manual. Though Beggar Prince originally appeared in Taiwan in 1996, the rest of the world had never seen it, so it was seen as “new” for everyone in the West.The American company, Super Fighter Team created an English translation of the game and did the first commercial release in 2006.  By September 8, 2006, all 600 copies had been sold. However, a month later, Super Fighter Team announced that they had begun taking pre-orders for a second production run of 300 copies. By June, 2007, this production run had also sold out.   The total print run for Beggar Prince with the original cover art is 900 copies.
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Beggar Prince Box Beggar Prince (Third Edition):  $115 – $137
This third print run included several changes including higher-quality cover art, became available for pre-ordering on October 9, 2007 and started shipping on November 27, 2007.   This print run had 600 copies bringing the total print run of the game to 1,500 copies.  Between there being less copies of the game with the new cover and the preference of many current Genesis owners for the new art, the third release is staying quite high in value.
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The Legend of Wukong Box The Legend of Wukong:  $111 – $129
The second Genesis game that Super Fighter Team brought stateside was this RPG was originally developed and released in China in 1996.   It saw a commercial release of the English translation in 2008.   It sold out of the first run of 600 copies and Super Fighter Team hasn’t ruled out the idea of doing another print run.
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Action 52 Box Action 52: $40 – $100
2010 Value $22- $40
Action 52 is an unlicensed release with a bunch of poorly made games one cartridge game that originally retailed for $199. The cartridge is only really sought after for collection’s sake as Action 52 is well-known for its low quality and numerous bugs and even fatal crashes. An interesting note: The publisher advertised a prize for a random person who beat level 5 of Ooze — The developer was essentially off the hook, however as the game crashes at level 2.
Check for Action 52 on eBay

 

Treasured Standard USA Releases

MUSHA Cover Art MUSHA: $80 – $253
2008 Value: $34 – $115
2010 Value: $60 – $125
Shmup fans are always willing to pay good money for a quality shooter and on the Genesis, MUSHA is main target on the platform. Coming from the Aleste series of shooters, MUSHA was relatively popular in Japan but the game never caught on state side. On a side note, it was never released in Europe, so it an especially appealing import over there.   As you can see from the historical values above, this one has been climbing the charts for quite a while.
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Grind Stormer Box Grind Stormer:   $70 – $285
Known as “V – V” in Japan, this shmup from Toaplan saw a rather limited release on the North American Genesis.  For the longest time, this release went under the radar, but as Shmup fans are building up their collections, this one is joining MUSHA at the top of the list.
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Crusader of Centy Box Crusader of Centy : $80 –  $150
Crusader of Centy is an Action RPG from Atlus.  Altus is known for doing some smaller print runs for its games and this one is no different.  Usually their games have a bit more of a cult following after them, but Crusader is a bit more low profile — just recently creeping up in value.
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The Punisher Box The Punisher: $50 – $130
Licensed beatemups were all the rage in the 90s and The Punisher jumped on the bandwagon, but with a rather limited Genesis/Megadrive-exclusive port of the arcade game.   It didn’t end up selling that well (it isn’t that good of a port) and is now a bit of a challenge to track down — especially in complete condition.
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genesis-miracle piano Miracle Piano Teaching System w/ Piano: $100 – $115
2010 Value: $70 – $90
Back in the 8 and 16-bit eras, The Software Toolworks created these Miracle Piano Teaching Systems for the major consoles to help teach people how to play the piano.  The game comes with all the piano hardware you need to play along, so that adds to the price/value.   If you only have the cartridge, it will be a lot less valuable, but still hard to find.Check for Miracle Piano Teaching System on eBay
Splatterhouse 3 Cover Art Splatterhouse 3: $50 – $100
2008 Value: $34 – $78
2010 Value: $30 – $55
Splatterhouse 3 was the precursor to the survival horror genre and 3 plays like Double Dragon (but with more gore and violence, of course). Splatterhouse 3 was also the last game in the cult-classic series before the 2010 reboot of the series (which may have sparked intrest in the previous games)
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Master of Monsters Master of Monsters: $40 – $120
2008 Value: : $26 – $60
2010 Value: $18 – $45
Master of Monsters is a turn based strategy game that isn’t typically a well-known game in the Genesis library. The game is fairly rare now but sold well enough initially to warrant a sequel on the Saturn. Many fans of the series think the Genesis version is the most watered down game in the series, but that hasn’t hurt the resale value at all.
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Double Dragon Box Double Dragon:   $39 – $188
One of the first big franchises in the beatemup genre saw a few more common releases on the Genesis the the form of a sequel and a mashup game teamed with the Battletoads.  However, the straight port of the original arcade game is the one to be one the lookout for.
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Streets of Rage 3 Streets of Rage 3: $50 – $75
2008 Value: $34 – $56
2010 Value: $35 – $50
The Streets of Rage series was a popular alternative to the Final Fight series and game brawler fans plenty of fun on the genesis. Even through the third installment in the series isn’t usually regarded as the best of the bunch, it is significantly harder to find that its predecessors.
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Hyperstone Heist Box Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutles: Hyper Stone Heist:  $40 – $100
During this game’s release in the early 90’s the Ninja Turtles were at its peak and the arcade game “Turtles in Time” was bringing tons of quarters.  The SNES received a great port of Turtles of Time, but the Genesis got a bit of a different take on the game.  There are some similarities, but Hyperstone Heist has fewer, but longer levels in addition to some differences in special effects and audio.   It is a more challenging game and has become a valued part of the Genesis library.
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Warsong Box Warsong: $40 – $83
2010 Value: $16 – $50
Also know by the name, Langrisser in Japan, this tactical RPG is the first in a long series from Nippon Computer Systems.   Many have compared it to the Fire Emblem series that has a cult following on Nintendo platforms.
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Shining Force II: $40 – $80
2008 Value: : $39 – $103
2010 Value:  $35 – $80
Shining Force 2 is not extremely rare but it is considered one of the greatest RPGs of all time. Developed by the Sonic Software Planning (now known as Camelot) at Sega, this tactical RPG is #48 on IGN’s top 100 list and considered a must own for Genesis collectors. It also was a later release in the Genesis library and came in the cardboard boxes that are hard to keep in good condition. This puts a high premium on mint/complete copies of the game.
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Additional Valuable Japanese Imports

  • Snow Bros: $70 – $280
  • Twinkle Tale $90 – $260
  • Battle Mania Daiginjo / Battle Mania 2 $90 – $245
  • Alien Soldier – $80 – $180
  • Yu Yu Hakusho – $60 – $170
  • Greylancer – $70 – $170
  • Ristar – $50 – $150
  • Contra – $50 – $150
  • Nagoya Home Banking – ???

Additional Box Sets

  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Box Set
  • Primal Rage Box Set (picture)

The Rarest US Genesis Games At Affordable Prices

Each of these games have a rarity rating greater than 6, but routinely sell for less than $30. If you are a Genesis collector and see a boxed or sealed copy of any of these on eBay for a low price, you might want to snatch them up — you may never see them again.

  • Joshua Battle for Jericho: $11 – $15
  • Liberty or Death: $15 – $22
  • Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel: $15 – $45
  • Rolo to the Rescue: $6 – $10
  • Crossfire: $6 – $10

Additional US Sega Genesis Games of Value

These games are quite collectible; resulting in a high resale value, especially for complete, boxes copies.

  • Valis III: $30 –   $192
  • Herzog Zwei:  $30 – $90
  • Castlevania Bloodlines:  $39 – $88
  • Mutant League Hockey:  $39 – $84
  • New Horizons – Uncharted Waters: $40 – $75
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors : $30   $77
  • Sparkster: $29 – $73
  • Jurassic Park: Lost World:  $20 – $80
  • Splatterhouse 2:  $30 –  $70
  • Aerobiz Supersonic: $40 – $60
  • Contra Hard Corps: $50 –  $75
  • Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker: $45 – $75
  • Gunstar Heroes: $40 – $60
  • Phantasy Star IV:  $35 – $178
  • Aero the Acrobat 2: $28 – $80
  • Ghostbusters: $35 – $55
  • Shining Force: $30 – $60
  • Ghouls’n Ghosts – $24 – $110
  • ToeJam and Earl: $30 – $55
  • Battletoads:  $30 – $76 (premium for complete cardboard box version)
  • Outback Joey – $30 – $60
  • John Madden Football ’93 Championship Edition:   $27 – $57
  • Time Killers: $20 – $53
  • Truxton: $26 – $51
  • Valis:  $25 –  $60
  • Blockbuster Game Factory Blue / Green: $30 – $50 each
  • Death and Return of Superman:  $25 – $50
  • Spiritual Warfare: $18 –  $52

Credits: Rarity scores are courtesy of my friends at DigitalPress.

208 Comments

  1. VGPC says:

    I never played the Shining Force series until researching this list. I love it. Everyone with a Genesis should play those two games.

  2. racketboy says:

    Yeah they are classics! I own the original one, but was surprised to see it sell for so high now. Unfortunately, I think I’m missing the manual on mine :(

  3. ott0bot says:

    Nice list! I just found Master of Monsters with box (no manual unfortuantely) and Moonwalker CIB at goodwill for 4 bucks a piece! I’m happy to say I have several of the US titles on your list, it’s good to see they’ve appricated a bit.

    I’m suprised you didn’t include the JP MegaDrive game SlapFight MD it usually fetches $100-$150. Not enough data I suppose, I’ve never seen it on ebay.

    Once again good stuff, nice job Racket!

  4. racketboy says:

    I was personally surprised to see Moonwalker rank so high — I thought it was a bit more common and less in demand. who knew!
    Yeah, I didn’t see Slap Fight on eBay and the accounts I read elsewhere pointed it a bit lower than your quote. Oh well :)

  5. ott0bot says:

    I know, I had Moonwalker CIB about 2 years ago and it was only going for around 5 bucks. I sold it and didn’t think twice until I looked it up on ebay a couple months back. The game obviously sucks, but the real charm is the sweet midi versions of his songs you can play in the options menu plus add “awww” and “shh” and “owww” and “who’s bad” over them. It’s great, i’m keeping it this time.

  6. gyshall says:

    Awesome post, I think my first Genesis was an Ecco bundle, present from my grandparents. Unfortunately I was too young to realize it’s value >:[

  7. Retro Garden says:

    It’s wierd seeing some games (such a Gunstar Heroes) rank so high and sought after. It was released in one of those 4-in-1 cartridges. Are any of them worth money? I know some of them aren’t (such as the one with Columns, Italia ’90 and Super Hang On), but – as a Retro Games fan, not for a buy and horde for value – are the actual games worth a lot, or the cartridges? (say there’s like a really rare 6-in-1 cartridge, with Sonic 1,2 & 3, Italia 90, Hang On and Columns on it, is that worth a lot, or because the games are common it isn’t?)

  8. Mark says:

    http://69105.net/tetris

    I have a copy of a copy of Tetris. Even more rare? :)

  9. racketboy says:

    Retro Garden, the multi-carts I’ve seen aren’t worth a whole lot, but I may be wrong…

  10. Koopin_Krackerz says:

    I recently bought ToeJam & Earl with only the cart off ebay for only $9.99. I have been looking for the game since childhood and finally found one on sell for cheap and pounced on it.

  11. Mrgoodbytes says:

    you need to edit the Time Killer’s entry…. most of its value is a result of its reputation as being positively the WORST game ever released for the genny.

    I loved the arcade version, but never managed to get my hands on the genny.

  12. Stefan says:

    I’ve found that some of the older, more simple video games still are more fun/entertaining than these new games.

    Very cool

  13. peace4myheart says:

    It is “Gleylancer” and not “Greylancer”. It is often misspelled and that’s why I got mine for only 60 dollars. :P

  14. Caleb says:

    I am so glad I picked up Streets of Rage 3.

    Hmm. Shining Force has always been a game I wanted to pick up but never found…I mean I emulated the game during the late 90s but I have always wanted to find a real copy of either game…

    What about Shadowrun? Wasn’t that Pretty rare.

  15. Kaze Okami says:

    Why wasn’t the PAL version of Fatal Fury 2 listed? The PAL version was only released here in AUS so I thought that it should at least get a mention.

  16. racketboy says:

    Wasn’t aware of that one — thanks for the tip!

  17. The Gagaman says:

    Does anyone have an idea on the value of the PAL game Flink? Just picked up a copy of this this morning, and there is only one on ebay at the moment (just the cart for buy it now £30). Mine is boxed but with no manual.

  18. ZJT says:

    So much missing from this list!!

    1. Japanese games – San San, Mega Anser are both far rarer and more expensive than things like Panorama Cotton (not especially either – just has a cult following)

    2. PAL games – World Championship Soccer 2 (blue cover variant) is insanely rare and expensive .. just look at the one on eBay now to see what I mean!

    3. Box sets – there are box sets for both the Carmen Sandiego games, one comes with an Encyclopaedia, the other with an Almanac. In the PAL versions there is supposed to be an EA watch with one of them (according to the sticker on the box), but I’ve never seen this.

    There are also two Batman Forever box sets, a UK/European one and an Australian one – each with different contents.

    I would have thought that Space Turtle Battleship would also deserve a mention, as the only Korean exclusive game.

  19. racketboy says:

    thanks for the tips — most of those weren’t showing up on eBay for me so it was hard for me to pinpoint.

    Do you have any ballpark estimates for values?

  20. ZJT says:

    Hmm. Values of these are hard to say for the most part because (a) they appear very infrequently and (b) are not so well known as rarities (mostly), so they can quite easily go for low amounts as well as high.

    San San, maybe $500 or so. Mega Anser, you’re looking at about $1200 – $1500 I guess.

    World Championship Soccer 2 .. we’re about to find out. £330+ as it stands!

    Carmen Sandiego box sets, not sure – maybe $100 apiece for the PAL versions, perhaps more. They don’t turn up often enough to tell really (as with the other box sets). No idea on the US box sets really, I don’t really take much notice of NTSC prices ..

    Batman Forever box set – no idea. Could be anything from $100 to $500 I guess.

    Space Turtle Battleship, probably $80 – $150 depending on condition.

    Some of these are fairly rough guesses though, as they sell too infrequently to ascertain a real price

  21. racketboy says:

    Thanks for following up!
    I’ll factor those in when I make my revisions :)

  22. ZJT says:

    Well, the WCS2 price went up a bit in the end. Final price: £750.99 !!

    Definitely up there with the rarest and most expensive!!

  23. Zippo says:

    Wow, I didn’t know that Shining Force 2 was so valuable…
    I’ll keep my cartridge forever!

  24. keepsake says:

    Yup, picked up Toejam and Earl, and the sequel for 2 bucks at the park and swap. Unfortunately Toejam and Earl in Panic on funkotron was just the cart, although the 1st is complete.

  25. racketboy says:

    Either way, that’s a great deal!
    Congrats!

  26. Matt says:

    Wow… I just picked up 2 Genesis systems with like 5 games for $4… including some classics and the mentioned Streets of Rage III… no manuals or anything and no cables, but 3 controllers…

  27. Dude says:

    WOW, I was a little shocked, when I saw some of the prizes and that there were games released on Genesis/Mega Drive that I didn’t even know about. But if I didn’t miss something on this site, I think you forgot Pulseman. It was released only in Japan, it’s rare, expensive (for a Gen/MD game) and by the way it’s really good.

  28. I says:

    Anyone here love pigskin footbrawl? That game was awesome.

  29. Icky says:

    Does anyone know any info about a rare cover for Sonic The Hedgehog 1? I have a copy with the old black grid background and default Sonic posing with his finger up on the cover. and it says 16 bit cartridge on the bottom

  30. Sybnios says:

    I haven’t seen on the list the Japanese Comix Zone! It is extremely rare and you can find it about 230 GBP

  31. Dude says:

    @Sybrios: it’s there, but without a price, try strg+f…

    @Icky: it seems to be that there were two versions released, one with the typical genesis red and your black one, it’s possible a classic edition or just an older version, nothing special. perhaps check out http://www.thecoverproject.net to find your cover

    btw the G”r”eylanger mistake peace4myheart mentioned wasn’t corrected and Pulseman is still definitively missing on this site, it’s your turn Racketboy…

  32. Dude says:

    I found Super Sonic The Hedgehog 5 on ebay, no joke, 5! A fitting youtube clip shows, that it must be some kind of chinese pirate game. Does anyone know if such a curiosity is worth something? The cartridge is in pal/us format, codefree I think…

  33. Sybnios says:

    @Dude: Yeap you are correct! I recently purchased Panorama Cotton without the mug :( and Comix Zone and I am very happy! :)

  34. Sybnios says:

    Hey! does any one have any info for Japanese version of Judge Dredd?? It seems awful rare! Found it in videogameimports for 279 pounds!!!

  35. Carp says:

    Hey, does anyone know of a certain game where you’re in a Heli or plane, and you fly around the city taking out “Terrorist Vans” (the white Volkswagon Vans) and at the end you must save the president from being assasinated? Rented this game ALL the time when I was a kid, could never remember the name though!

  36. Carp says:

    Got it! Jungle Strike…=P

  37. yankee says:

    AHHHHHHHHHH I HAD Ristar and i lent it to a friend and he never gave it back, i’m so angry right now!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. ooza says:

    I have been a megadrive collector for 13 years now and have only ever come across one boxed copy of the uber rare brazilian megadrive game “Nightmare Circus”. I snatched it up boxed no manual for a large price and its still my rarest game to date.
    Also Fatal fury 2 the aus release is very hard 2 find

  39. Impur1ty says:

    There are plenty more games that should be in the PAL section.

    Death and Return of Superman
    Fatal Fury 2
    World Championship Soccer 2 (blue box)
    The Punisher
    Ecco Jr.

  40. Ang29 says:

    I’ve just started collecting, can I play US genesis games on my mega drive console, or will a region code get in the way?

  41. Janis says:

    Hi. Im attempting to sell my sega genesis, 2 original controllers, and a crapload of games. But I dont want someone to hustle me or screw me on prices.

    If you would could you guys take a look at this list of games I have and let me know what prices should go for on this??

    These are in box
    -sonic 2 (2)
    -jungle strike
    -desert strike
    -samurai showdown
    -xmen (one in box one not)
    -heady
    -ecco the dolphin (I know this is rare)
    -Shaq fu
    -Dungeons and dragons
    -Jurassic park
    -Sonic the hedgehog 1
    -Lethal enforcers
    -f-15 strike eagle

    And not in box or anything I have:
    -alladin
    -tecmo superbowl
    -bulls vs blazers NBA playoffs
    -EA sports Madden NFL 94
    -lightning force, quest for the darkstar
    -arcades greatest hits
    -zombies ate my neighbors
    -super off road
    -vectorman 2
    -eternal champions

  42. Janis says:

    PS: If you want to since I don’t get online often but can check my email everyday through my phone, my email is darkbeast1313@yahoo.com, please feel free to email me with your response.

  43. Ryan Cook says:

    I would love to get my hands on that Ecco special edition. lol =)

  44. George says:

    Wow. I’ve got a copy of the MD Tetris … had no idea. No box mind you.

  45. John Local says:

    Theres obviously regional variation when it comes to rarity. Toejam and Earl isn’t rare at all here in the UK. It sells for under five pounds generally. The sequels fairly rare but its also fairly rubbish.

  46. Laura says:

    Hi, i recently picked up The Smurfs on MegaCD, i havnt seen this anywhere else does anyone know any details about its rarity etc? I have been collecting for about a year, managed to pic up Megaman Wily Wars and Sonic 3 both boxed with manuals and 3 other games with megadrive 1 for 5 quid! Its my best bargain to date! x

  47. racketboy says:

    Wow — that’s pretty impressive!
    And I haven’t heard of the Smurfs game :)

  48. Laura says:

    I could send pictures of the Smurfs game if people would like to see? Its not boxed but i have the manual aswell. Im trying to build up my collection so if any one has any tips etc on where to buy it would be greatly appreciated.

  49. racketboy says:

    Hmm — I would be interested in seeing them. Post a link in here maybe?

  50. forkix says:

    What aboutt 3 Ninjas Kick Back? That’s up there in rarity too.

  51. Macster85 says:

    @Dude: Super Sonic the Hedgehog 5, aka “Sonic and Knuckles 5″ is DEFINITELY RARE, as far as i’m concerned, it is an NES, yes, NES pirated game. I went to Mexico last year and if you live there and are a gamer, you should know that they make many pirated PlayStation 1 games… anyways, i bought a game labeled “Super Mario Bros. Nintendo 5″, and it’s obviously an emulator on CD, with about every NES game to date, and it had Sonic & Knuckles 5. I don’t have any estimated prices though:(

  52. Josh says:

    I’ve got nothing terribly rare, Gunstar Heroes and Streets of Rage 3. I’ve got a nice little game called Six Pack though that I’d like to know the worth of. It’s actually six games in one. Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Columns, Super Hang On, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Shinobi.
    P.S, If you’ve never played Gunstar Heroes, please do if you get ahold of it. It’s a great game. Oh, and it wasn’t on the list either but Kid Chameleon was another great game that I haven’t seen around too often.

  53. NecroVMX says:

    Not a single mention of the brazil-only genesis version of Duke Nukem 3D?

  54. J.Mark says:

    I used to have the ultra rare Scooby Doo graphic adventure – sold it on ebay awhile ago for about $25. Very, very cool game in the same vein as Monkey Island and King’s Quest..etc..

    Also sold off Gunstar Heroes complete and Contra Hard Corps as well as Castlevania Bloodlines. Oh, and I sold my Sega Nomad system too. That thing was badass!

    Still have the Sega-CD version of Out of this World which also features the sequel to that game (Heart of the Alien).

  55. Sybnios says:

    There is one Smurfs for MEGA CD on ebay.co.uk and its very expensive. BOXED IN MINT CONDTION of course but we are talking for 290 euros! I was tracking down the game to buy but at the moment I have made to many medium rare buys.. :(

  56. AndyC says:

    Pretty good list a couple I wouldn’t really classify as rare but I’m too picky to be honest with you!!! Own a couple of rare titles like Probotector, Double Dragon 1, 2, 3 & 5 (which is absolutely the worst fighting game on the planet) Fatal Fury 2 which was released in the UK and not just in Australia, streets of rage 3 amd golden axe 3 all Jap and hokuto no ken (or Fist of the North Star for those who don’t speak japanese) Used to have both of the Yu Yu Hakasu games sold them both on ebay for very little which did my box in! Very surprised not to see The Punisher in that list of rare games or even the UK edition of Alien soldier! And ebay UK has sold probably 4 or 5 copies of jap Tetris’s in the last couple of years 3 of which I got picked at the post on, and finally even though this game is for the 32x has anyone ever been able to find ANOTHER copy of T-MEK? Only ever seen 1 and it went for £800 just for the cart!!! All the best Andy

  57. AndyC says:

    4got to mention Musha Aleste for the Jap sega excellent shooter even better than the Sega CD sequel Robo Aleste, i’ve also got Supreme Warrior and a busted copy of Fatal Fury CD Special on my shelf. It was originally complete when I bought it from a private seller years ago but by the time I got it had been demolished by the courier, book inlay and box where annihalated and i’ve only got the cd which has a huge crack in it!!!!!!! Bloomin’ Bleeps!!!! Games worth 200/300 pound now!!

  58. •Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker: $20 – $40
    In one Day this Game has jumped to 60-300! Its getting Crazy.
    RIP King of Pop 1958-2009

  59. Daniel Bell says:

    i own batman forever and comix zone both with box and manuals. how do i go about selling them cos i’ve seen you quote 280-700 for each of them?… thanks.

  60. racketboy says:

    Are they the PAL versions?

  61. Daniel Bell says:

    yeah both are the PAL versions?..

  62. racketboy says:

    Wow — congrats!
    Well to be completely honest, eBay is your best bet to get good money easily. Just make sure to be clear in your description and to take good pictures.
    I would also sell them separately.
    Let me know if you list them — I’d spread the word in the forum and keep an eye on them :)

  63. Daniel Bell says:

    thanks very much :) i also may be able to get my hands on some of the games under the heading “treasured standard USA releases”. do they have to be for the genesis or are the ones for the megadrive worth just as much? thanks.

  64. Kavyda says:

    I would like to purchase moonwalker sega system.

  65. Daniel Bell says:

    rare version of toejam and earl (shown above) on sale on e-bay, very low price!! shud check it out!!

  66. ernesto says:

    hey, i have a question. i have a maximum carnage game with box and manual,is it worth anything? well if it it please reply.

  67. Hugo says:

    There is a website with video and with some images of the tetris mega drive game. It is this Tetris site.

  68. Daniel Bell says:

    hey i just have a quick general question. is it possible to play NTSC games and PAL games on the same console? thanks

  69. racketboy says:

    I’m not sure about NTSC on a PAL machine, but we touch on the opposite in the import section here:
    http://www.racketboy.com/retro/sega/genesis/2008/05/sega-genesis-megadrive-101-a-beginners-guide.html

  70. Guy says:

    hi you all, how about the japanese game Devil Hunter Yohko cib?
    i see 2 on ebay right now: for very different prices!
    curious? go check it out!
    i know this game is based on the short anime series i own too.

  71. girl says:

    just put my copy of daze before christmas up on ebay – instructions manual boxed – COMPLETE – extremely high price – if it sells ill be happy with the money but i cant part with for anything less :)

  72. joseph says:

    racket boy how much is donkey kong country2 diddy’s kong quest on super nintendo worth?

  73. joseph says:

    just game it self

  74. jojo says:

    this games just the game it self are they worth anything
    sonic2 the hedgehog,sonic3 the hedgehog,sonic spin ball,or rocket knight adventures?

  75. jim g says:

    Jap Golden Axe 3,Ringside Angels,Jap Ghostbusters,Wonderboy 3 Monsters Lair,all perfect condition all bought in Jpan with the yen price still on the boxes

  76. quillam says:

    Hi there, could you please tell me if smurfs megadrive PAL with Manuel is rare and how much would it fetch?

  77. Ade says:

    Hi racketboy, can you tell me the value of both pal megadrive games evo squad and izzy’s quest for the Olympic rings? Thankyou

  78. Ade says:

    Sorry I mean Exo squad, are they worth getting for £5 each?

  79. Ro Spencer says:

    Im thinking of buying 47 Mega Drive Games boxed with instructions for £77.40. Ive no idea what kind of games they will be but just wondering if this is a good deal or not?

    surely if they are complete i can get around £5-10 for most?

    email me or reply here guys

  80. Daniel says:

    i just got megaman the wily wars for my megadrive for about £70

  81. mltvwrs says:

    There is a copy of the Korean exclusive Uzu Keobukseon up on eBay right now:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130348760027&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_975

  82. Andy R says:

    AndyC,I have a copy of T-Mek (PAL) cart only, willing to accept offers!

  83. dean says:

    hi there i have a few jap imports and pal sega mega drive games list of jap ones are strider/Ghosts And Ghouls/sonic the hedgehog/ and the new zeland story/

    pal list columns/truxton/ king of monsters/splaterhouse 2/haunting/alienstorm

  84. WarGames says:

    Hey racketboy,

    What about the phantasy star games? In particular Phantasy Star IV.

  85. retro gamer says:

    WHOOP!!! I just got my hands on a boxed copy of The Death and Return of Superman PAL edition for less than 20 quid! Its missing the instructions but i still think it was well worth it. Any ideas how much i could make if i resold it?

  86. ovakil says:

    I could be wrong Caleb, but im pretty sure Shadowrun was a SNES game, and yes, it is very rare!

  87. Samrolfe says:

    Hi guys, recently got my hands on a copy of World Championship Soccer 2 (blue label), just the cartridge, i know its fairly rare but does anyone know what it would be worth?

  88. Aleff says:

    What about that brazilian cartrigde “Telebradesco Residencia”? It was a fully functioning home banking cartrigde! It came even with a modem!

  89. jeff says:

    So what if you havea couple of these games, who do you give to get money.

  90. Brandon Aldridge says:

    I have Batman Forever anyone interested email me brandonaldridge26@yahoo.com

  91. robbie says:

    i was wondering is there a list of games that this system makes and like a price list of what it goes for… i dont see the games i have but i have them in the original clam shell clip box, with instruction manual in mint condition and of course the game… like there is one you have on here the ecco game box set… i dont have that but i have the game in box (with the hang tab still on it) lol… game and instruction manual… just wondering if i have found some good stuff… i lady at my kids church gave them a box load of games for free… and was wondering if any of them were collector items…

  92. bert says:

    these are all sega games i have in original boxes with instructions. do i have anything good does anyone know?
    1. Dragon’s Fury
    2. Truxton (16 bit cartridge)
    3. Air Force Desert Strike-Return to the gulf (16 bit cartridge)
    4. LandStalker
    5. Ecco- the tides of time
    6. Young Indiana Jones- Instruments of chaos
    7. Side Pocket
    8. Barkley shut up and Jam (the only one that does not have a instruction manual)

  93. Pappas215 says:

    I have splatter house 3 with different cover art… It’s in a blue box. I remember buying it the week it came out. Does this original art make it any more valuable? All of the ones on eBay going for $70 have a red box with genesis down the side.

  94. segacentre says:

    i have a boxed limited edition ecco the dolphin set complete.
    what price tag should i put on it

  95. retro gamer says:

    Hi segacentre, if your looking to sell your Ecco boxed set i am interested, and will pay a good price.

  96. segacentre says:

    email me retro gamer with offer
    maygwan@yahoo.com

  97. johnny says:

    i have a copy of echo the dolphin. i remember playing this game and then putting it aside because i had joe montanas sports talk football.

  98. Ryan says:

    Just started collecting these games. I have one game from when i sold my sega from when i was younger named mega lo mania. worth anything? cheers

  99. mutoniatus says:

    hi,i have the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Box set for genesis…want a picture from it?

  100. What about Whac-A-Critter (Mallet Legend) with the special 9-button controller?

  101. Rob Ocelot says:

    AFAIK The special 9-button controller for Whac-A-Critter was never offically released. If you have it, hang on to it!

    Another Genesis hardware rarity: The officially released link cable for Zero Tolerance. This was available only as a mail in rebate. How many people sent in for the cable? Probably not many.

    Brazilian PAL games have a few surprise rarities:

    Nightmare Circus (already mentioned, more on that later)
    Duke Nukem 3D
    Pica Pau (Woody Woodpecker)
    Yu Yu Hakushu
    Monica Games (several in the series, all are graphic swaps of Wonder Boy games)

    In the entry on Nightmare Circus, you make mention of an *English* version. Do you mean 50 Hz UK PAL (as opposed to Brazilian PAL which is 60hz)or do you mean an English translation? I have the official Brazilian release and the cart is multilingual, though the manual is in Portugese. I also have an NTSC tester/prototype (which technically should be the same as the Brazilian PAL version) and the unused proofs for the US English language manual. I’ve been meaning to dump the NTSC proto of Nightmare Circus, to see if there are any differences between that and the release.

    Some games/variants that I think should be on the list:

    -Pirate’s Gold (try finding a copy of this with the map)

    -Beggar Price (modern, but only a few hundred copies)

    -Shui Hu Feng Yun Zhuan (http://www.illusionware.it/megadrive/HK-SHUI%20HU%20FENG%20YUN%20ZHUAN.htm Try finding an original cart of this great Taiwan brawler)

  102. racketboy says:

    Wow! thanks for those updates! I’ll be updating this down the line, so it will come in very handy!

  103. molotovwars says:

    Someone mentioned the Korean exclusive Uzu Keobukseon. I’ve been living in Korea for about 7 months now and in that time I’ve found 1 CIB copy, which I ended up selling on eBay. It went for a final price of $153.50.

  104. peter says:

    hi
    i am selling my rare megadrive games
    they are all japanese versions
    games are:
    snow bros nick and tom
    super mario world
    wario land 3
    super donkey kong 99

    they are all cart only
    please email at:
    retrogames@home.nl

  105. retro gamer says:

    Hi, does anyone know the rarity of the Sega Action Chair? I dont really know alot about it and cant actually find that much about it. I have 1 in great condition and was wondering if it would be worth selling or keeping?

  106. Awesomeness says:

    i have Aero the acrobat and i didn’t know it was over six star rarity. It is a really good role playing game. but the only thing bad is the INSANELY CREEPY MUSIC!!!!

  107. retro collector says:

    i have mortal combat 3 for sega genesis and im wondering what its worth as well as sonic the hedgehog 2
    also i need to know the how much road rash is worth

  108. rxbert says:

    if anyone has The smurfs or virtual bart or for sega megadrive im willing to buy

  109. jon says:

    I have 6 brand new & factory sealed sega genesis games & I don’t know how much should I sell them on ebay?

    1. TOEJAM & EARL
    2. ETERNAL CHAMPIONS
    3. KID CHAMELEON
    4. MARIO LEMIEUX HOCKEY
    5. DISNEY’S BONKERS
    6. TNN BASS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

    They’re all brand new & factory sealed(they look like they just came out from factory) & I’m also at lost if I’m going to do auction or buy it now? Please help me out with prices. Thanks.

  110. Em says:

    I actually have that Ghostbusters game, though they said it wasn’t all that rare. It’s pretty hard; I usually get frustrated and quit by the second level. And I’m 90% certain I have PLAYED Ecco the Dolphin – back when the local video store rented out Sega Games. That was one they had.

    I’m wondering about a game that didn’t make the list, however… One called Greendog? I’m not sure that it’s super rare, but it seems to me I’ve heard somewhere that it is somewhat valuable. I don’t own it, but a friend does, and I’m sure they’d like to know if it is worth anything.

  111. Brad says:

    I thought John Madden Football Championship Edition may have been rare as they only made a limited number and was never released in retail stores. It was only ever released for rental. I have one in excellent condition. Anyone have any idea how much it’s worth?

  112. Robin says:

    I just bought a Genesis game with a rare sleeve misprint.

    The game, manual, front cover and spine are for Power Monger but the back cover is for F22 Interceptor.

    Has anyone heard of this before?

  113. James says:

    @rxbert

    I have a copy of the smurfs for the mega drive currently listed on ebay if you’re still interested. http://bit.ly/bnNnfI

  114. DannyB says:

    Any ideas what the Australian VHS boxed games are worth? I’ve got Light Crusader, Marsupilami and the Platinum Sonic and Knuckles. Also, was the Sonic and Knuckles the only one in a VHS box from the Platinum collection?
    Cheers

  115. Arran says:

    How much does eccho the dolphin fetch??!!

    I have a copy with manual.

    Email me at arranjames@hotmail.co.uk

    I would really appreciate this and thank you to anyone that would do that.

  116. Adriaan says:

    Hello,

    A quick question. Would paying $260 (US) be a bargain for a factory sealed Sega Mega Drive 2? It includes 3 games of which Ecco the Dolphin is one…

    Regards Adriaan

  117. brainbeat says:

    Hi can someone tell me if this is rare , i have a pal version of judge dredd but the cartridge has the red genesis label on it and the instrtuctions are american, the cover art on outside of box is uk, i remember getting it for my birthday as a kid, was brand new at time.
    definitely pal i presume as my megadrive is not modified.

    also are the carmen sandiego games rare i have both boxed (default hard case) (yellow ea coverart)

  118. BRASIL MEGA DRIVE U PASSADO É AGORA !!!
    .
    EU SÓ TENHO O Megaman, OTIMA MATERIA !!!

  119. myfishbone says:

    there is a SpiderMan Maximum Carnage BOXSET up for sale for 299 UK pounds on ebay if anyone is interested :)

  120. vince says:

    small time dealer, came across 10 games of sega genesis games (most japanese) but there was a prototype or “confidential copy for Game Players” of itchy and scratchy on white lable over a nba jam cart, has a return to acclaim entertainment inc with the new york address, i have yet to play to see if it is the real thing, any ideas…..

  121. dcdan says:

    How about bishouji senshi sailor moon? Saw one on ebay for 500 bucks.

  122. Rob Ocelot says:

    Vince: that sounds like a magazine preview/review copy. That version of Itchy and Scratchy could be the final game or it could be a work-in-progress. The only real way to tell is a checksum compare of the dumped cart.

  123. Juako L says:

    found Musha last week on a flea market, no box, no manual, but I found it for 90 cents :)

  124. dlsakjfl;a says:

    Pulseman goes for $80-110 on eBay. Even though it’s on VC for all countries, people still pay a lot of money.

  125. dlsakjfl;a says:

    Also, the Outback Joey Heartbeat Personal Trainer is also rare. It’s rumored only 1000 were made.

  126. Juako L says:

    hi, it’s me again, I found today the STRIKER Stereo Control Pad with earphones port working perfectly & including original box, manual, postal card for 4 dlls… do somebody has some info about this item & it’s rarity?? THANKS !!!

  127. Malcolm says:

    Hi im wondering if anyone knows this 4-in-1 game that contains Duke Nukem, Ghostbusters, (this boxing game and one other game which im not quite sure of. Please help. I had it as a kid and would love to play it again. Thanx

  128. hello friend says:

    @Malcolm, is the game for the sega genesis? or another system? cause i searched up and couldn’t find any results on google or any items up for sale on ebay.. maybe it was a rare game and there are only a few left or maybe i just suck at searching things up online (which is probably the case) anyway i will keep trying and i hope you find the game that you use to treasure :)

  129. Ash says:

    I think you need to update your prices. Daze Before Christmas & Megaman go for £200+ today!

  130. hoeflein says:

    haha just found some old sega genesis games at a thirft store today found two toejam and earls for $2.79 each what a great buy and its going ob ebay

  131. derp says:

    WAYYYY old list, not relevant any longer. Hell some of these games that are soooo rare and expensive according to this list can be had for under $10 – $20 any more. eBay and gamer forums are a better bet than this place.

  132. derp says:

    And as always check random places, garage sales, flea markets, Goodwill (and http://www.shopgoodwill.com is awesome but the shipping fees are insane) and Salvation Army. Our Salvation Army has different deals throughout the week and Tuesdays are 50% off days, I got a PS2 Guitar Hero controller for my dad for $2.25. A flea market had GH2 for $2 so not a bad haul for the old man!

  133. Sy says:

    I don’t see the PAL version of Mutant League Hockey on the list.. I have a copy and it’s extremely rare. One just sold on ebay for £104 ^_^

  134. JustK says:

    u forgot Crusader of Centy it is way more rare than Toe Jam & Earl. There is a listing on ebay for Toe Jam and Earl for $15.00

    http://cgi.ebay.com/TOEJAM-AND-EARL-Sega-Genesis-BOXED-Game-TOE-JAM-/380352068229?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item588ebffa85

    Centy sells for $50 – 100, Cart only

  135. Gooner69 says:

    The Legend of Wukong has to be one of the rarest games.

  136. Gooner69 says:

    That Mutant league hockey game went for so much as I bidded so high delibrately to sell mine for a high price. Its not rare at all……..
    I got a copy of Death Return Superman for £15 from my local game shop the other day in mint condition.
    Thats slightly rarer than MLH.

  137. Paul says:

    How about Tom and Jerry, which was a Japanese-only release from 1994? It very rarely comes up on any of the eBay sites (I can only see 2 at the moment worldwide) and is almost impossible to find away from eBay. I managed to get a mint copy away from eBay, though, for £55 (90 American dollars) earlier this year.

  138. Tom says:

    I own a 1988 SEGA mega drive sold in japan . Have about 13 games also sold in japan with japanese writing on them . One game is Michael Jackson’s Moon Walker , does any one know the worth of these items.

  139. Gooner69 says:

    Normys beach babe o rama is definately one of the rarest games for the pal megadrive, you can buy it fairly cheap but hardly ever shows up, unlike streets of rage 3 which is not rare at all but fetches around £40 on average now.
    Il be interested to know what everyone else thinks is a rare pal megadrive game atm apart from tetris.

  140. arthur says:

    i would like to know if any of these games are worth anything, wizards & warriors, guerrilla war, narc,pro-am, thq, gradius, killer Instinct, batman returns, bionic commando, ring king, eternal champions, strider, robocop vs terminator, for atari 2600 I have jungle hunt, jr.pac-man, super baseball, defender, battlezone, night driver defender2, front line,pole position, joust, demon attack, 50 tele-games, donkey kong. please send me an e-mail to let me know if I have any worth anything thank you. my e-mail arthurmillege@yahoo.com

  141. eoin says:

    I CAN’T BELIEVE MY EYES!!!!!! I HAVE TETRIS!!!!! BUT I DONT HAVE THE MANUAL BUT STILL!!! SUCK ON THAT EVERYONE:-)

  142. LFCjim says:

    eoin its a bootleg, as it has no manual. Some bootlegs used original Sega carts, with reprogramed eeproms. So all copies of Tetris that look original, but have no manual are classed as bootlegs.

  143. Josh says:

    I didn’t know Ghostbusters was rare, I got it pretty cheap. I guess the seller didn’t know either

  144. John says:

    No mention of Herzog Zwei? The game that launched RTS?

  145. bgoeo says:

    Alien Soldier PAL is quite expensive and rare today… Should be on list :P

  146. GMAN says:

    you really need to update your site more, there are so many games you leave out it makes me think you found most of these games on someone elses website list.

  147. racketboy says:

    I have an update schedule for this post soon. But I can only go on publicly available numbers. If there are ones you know of that are missing and have solid numbers for them, please share.

  148. Patrick BBE says:

    I played Alien Solider on my Cousin’s Wii. This game blows away Contra.

  149. LanceCelica says:

    Hmm I Have Most Of Those Games…..How Much Is Ecco Jr. AUS Pal Worth & Fatal Fury Fury 2 Pal Aus. I’m Going To Sell Them On eBay & Looking For Some Figures, Maybe Someone’s Seen Them Sell? Also I Think TMNT The Hyperstone Heist Deserves A Mention, I Think It’s One Of The Greatest Games The Sega Saw & Best Music. I Saw It PAL Complete Go For $136 In Aus eBay.

  150. LanceCelica says:

    Oh & By The Way, Amazing List…..Nice Work!!!

  151. Alfonso says:

    I own a complete copy of Megaman: the Wily Wars. I imported it from Brazil for $68 (including shipping), and I love it

  152. Wayne says:

    Hi there I have an Ultra Rare copy of Comix Zone in box and with instructions with it’s Limited edition music cd, Cd is in mint condition. Anyone know how much this is worth?

    Thanks

  153. Wayne says:

    Comix Zone is for the Mega Drive

  154. RareMonkey says:

    What about Valis III doesn’t that sell for like 35-50 or so now?

  155. Katherine says:

    Hey does anybody know how much the “Sonic the Hedgehog 16-bit cartridge” would sell for?

  156. slinky says:

    ive got all those! even the Tetris game lol ;’D

  157. KWvintagegames says:

    punisher for genesis should be on this list too no?

  158. mousakka says:

    ive just won a unlicensed and possibly uneleased copy of super mario for the mega drive. Must be some sort of hack/pirate game but does anyone have any more info or idea of rarity for this?

  159. sam says:

    found a few sega games I cannot identify. They play on my genisis, but have japenese writing on them. One cart. is dragon ball z and has 12 games on it.
    Another has 8 plane/ spaceship games on it. Another has four on it including Robo cop 3 and Mickey and donald.
    any feed back or help on this would be awesome. i just wanna know if they are junk, or prized tresure. Thanks guys! Play on!

  160. Retro Gamer says:

    Hey guys, I’m considering selling my Mega Drive collection including CIB Megaman Wily Wars, CIB Daze Before Christmas, CIB Ecco Jr, CIB Kamakaze Squirrel and a very rare Smurfs Mega CD game with instructions but without box. I have many more games, over 100 all CIB and lots of hardware, MegaCD 2 32X etc. I’d rather my collection went to a serious collector as I have looked after these for many years. I want to buy my partner an engagement ring so need the money, hence reason for sale. Anyone interested please post with your email address. Thanks :-)

  161. Gooner69 says:

    Hi retro gamer I am interested in your collection if it still available?
    I need a way to contact you though

  162. Gooner69 says:

    All the super fighter team games are very rare as they were only published in limited edition.
    Those games are:
    -Beggar Prince 1st release and 2nd release
    -The legend of wukong
    -Star odeyssey

    and Pier solar.

    These games were released for sega megadrive and genesis in the 2000’s and are very rare now, so in a few years time will fetch a lot of money

  163. Retro Gamer says:

    Hi Gooner69, you can contact me at Laura.Elliott84@hotmail.co.uk

  164. Scarecrow2l says:

    Ever think of doing a rare Sega 32x list?

  165. racketboy says:

    I have — I will get to it eventually ;)

  166. Jsweety says:

    Nice list, needs to be updated a bit. M.U.S.H.A. is fetching 200 dollars easy lately. Also Crusader of Centy is definitely a heavy draw in the hundred dollar range. Lastly, as someone mentioned above, both editions of Pier Solar are worth a mint.

  167. weekend_warrior says:

    How about the U.S. release of Hellfire?

    I’ve been collecting for years and have never seen it in any stores near me or on Craigslist

    It must be pretty rare

  168. DWX says:

    Good lord. Do you just google and pray no one fact checks you? The only reason Punisher is worth a damn is the tattoo and you don’t even mention it. Without it, it’s uncommon at best. Do you have anyone on staff who does any research? I’d hate to see the rarity lists out there if you dopes were left in charge.

  169. gojiguy says:

    Wow I actually have two of the games on this list! O_o

    (hyperstone heist and Alien Soldier)

  170. racketboy says:

    DWX — If you read my intro, you’ll see that it is based on what people are paying on eBay on completed auctions with bids. I also mention that the high price often is for a complete or sealed game.
    Why don’t you actually read what I write before complaining…..

  171. Kike says:

    Thanks for the update.

    With some of these now available as repros, it’s just a matter of time before prices go down.

  172. gdub says:

    Just a heads up fellas…

    I noticed on eBay that there is a Vintage Japanese Mega Drive collection on eBay right now – with some of the games mentioned above. Dude is starting the auction at 99 cents!

    THAT S**T CRAY!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151027145142

  173. MDD says:

    Racketboy – You should look into the PAL Mega Drive version of Lakers v Celtics at the NBA playoffs. It’s my understanding that only ~4 complete copies exist (with the PAL exclusive case and manual) and have sold for high three figures. Sources:

    http://segaretro.org/Lakers_versus_Celtics_and_the_NBA_Playoffs

    http://www.retrocollect.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2748&hilit=lakers+celtics

  174. PBBE says:

    The prices are geting high for those Gen/Mega Drive games. Gunstar Heroes was the first game that I played when I visit my Cousin and play Genesis.

    The Super Nintendo is my main 16-Bit console that I collect for.

  175. Ian Hawkins says:

    I have ecco dolphin.. Tide of time(box +book), syd of valis…turrican…all megadrive plus some others does anyone know where i csn sell these and at what price please.

  176. David says:

    About a month ago I finally found a copy of Duke Nukem for the Genesis / Megadrive. I’ll have a review of it up on my youtube channel probably in the next month or two.

  177. gdub says:

    Ridiculous amount of Japanese Megadrive games – 5 HOURS LEFT IN AUCTION! Currently at $89.00.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/151027145142?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

  178. Johnny says:

    No Outback Joey? Glad to see some mention of the cardboard boxes here, they often go overlooked

  179. Rosser says:

    You forgot Mega Drive’s Vampire Killer (Bloodlines NTSC-J) it usually goes for over 300 rarest Castlevania game I believe. There’s even an uber rare gold version thats worth god knows how much

  180. Nickolas says:

    I only have two of them
    shinig force ll
    and ginstar heroes
    original in the box

  181. Nickolas says:

    sorry its gunstar

  182. Nickolas says:

    and shining

  183. John says:

    MUSHA is about $80 cart only, but if you have at least the case for it, the value shoots up to nearly $200,

    If you have a COMPLETE copy, it goes for $300+

  184. x3ro says:

    damn.. i just about sold my gunstar heroes in the box for $10 lol..

  185. eliminatorjr says:

    Saw a copy of that Tetris in a display case in Nagano Broadway in Tokyo.

  186. Brendan says:

    In the last year ive got
    Undead line Sega megadrive cib NTSC-J for $60
    Musha aleste cib NTSC-J for $60

    And the best deal of them all due to a auction online stuff up fatal fury 2 Sega megadrive missing manual for $11.50 post haha I love rare bargains

  187. Jason says:

    I have a mint copy of Megaman the Wily Wars and Shining Force 2 (and many others on this list)…and I’m hanging onto them!!!!!!!!!

  188. Lloyd dawson says:

    Hey guys, I just want to know if anyone knows the value of the Sega mega drive game Spiderman. It’s the pal version, the one with mega drive on the spine and not genesis. It’s in great condition. Thanks.

  189. Alex says:

    Sad that a 20 Dollar Game from the Sears Catalog in the early 90’s (MUSHA) is now one of the most valuable games on the system.

    Ohh I wish I could go back in time when I pretty much trashed that game and all my others as I grew up.

  190. Vintage_Game_Stars says:

    I am selling a Sega Mega Drive Fatal Fury 2 (the most wanted and most valuable game for MD Pal ) on ebay. This is the only one for sale at the moment. http://www.ebay.de/itm/111157839959?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

  191. Gojiguy says:

    The PAL Alien Soldier should be included on here too… It’s been selling from $60-$250 online.

  192. Underdog says:

    Does anyone know if there is any way to distinguish the two World Championship 2 soccer variants without the manual and box? Or are the 2 cartridges exactly the same, the only difference being the packaging?

  193. FATAL FURY 2 for sale on ebay:

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/111157839959?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

    Underdog I have uploaded some scans and pics to retrocollect dot com. There are a few guys there who can tell you the differences betwheen the releases. Got a bunch of useful advices there myself.

  194. Actually you can find there collectors who own both titles.

  195. Vintage_Game_Stars says:

    FATAL FURY 2 for sale on ebay +pics of opened cartridge:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/111171089226?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

  196. moneybee65 says:

    hi i was just reading all your comments about how rere some games are .i have had the genisis sony megadrive + cd when it first came out and still boxed,ha many memories,but i did have a vast amount of games what you listed but to avail they got sold or swapped but i was woundering if you could help at all ,i have a original copy of supersonic on a 45 r.p.m ,which they took from the sega game,mmm just woundering if its worth anything.

  197. CoolDeep_Warrior says:

    I am searchinig for a game which I’ve played in my childhood,
    I had bought that Cassette(Cartridge) of Video Game,not sega,

    Only clue is that It was Super 5 or 4 something (CONTRA),
    I know all contra games but it was some other game came in this cartridge together with other contra games…….

    About Game:In the game,there was 2 player mode,player moves(floats) by using some board/may be some tiny flying Scooter , Game runs in Horizontal direction means like super contra 7’s first round but player literally flies and shoots and dodges obstactles,

    One more thing that game was damn Tough…..and required 200% concentration..
    Do any one knows or have played anything like this?
    Please share if you think you know .?

  198. mrpyramyd says:

    am not sure about Truxton preices

  199. Dinart says:

    there is a missing treasure in your list, Phantasy star 1 for sega genesis, they made just 900 copys and I guess there are just like 200 around the world right now, many people thinks it is a rumor but the game exists and it leasted like less than 1 hour in the japanese shoppings.

    here:

    http://home.comcast.net/~edoscuro/mdj_ps1.jpg

  200. Luke says:

    Hi people when i was young my parents got be everygame on megadrive if i only new to hold on to them sum mates borrowed some didnt return back the rest i bassically have given away still got sum left like michael jackson in box with manual wish i kept all of them

  201. Frank says:

    Hi Racketboy and every one, I have Grind Stormer, catridge only, I’m not sure if it pal/ntsc version, I live in Indonesia and also several other games, such as (W/box; Road Rash III, 2 in 1 Fatal Fury as box cover + Sonic The Hedgehog, Bare Knuckle III) (Catridge only; Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure, NBA JAM, Schwarzenegger: True Lies, Road Rash II, Jungle Strike). Wish can play it again, my SEGA 16 bit console is not working anymore :D

  202. branden says:

    That’s awesome to see tmnt on there I actually own it and still have the manual too. Good thing I kept that as a kid. Loved that game