The Rarest and Most Valuable N64 Games

Rare and Valuable N64 Games

Do you have a bunch of old game sitting in your closet that you’d like to trade in for a stack of cash? Or are you on the hunt for the most desirable games for your collection? In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, This new series of Rare and Valuable games 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 selling price, which is typically the going rate for the cartridge by itself. The second price is the peak selling price of recent history. These are typically games that are complete with box or possibly still sealed and new.

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Updated: Prices current as of 8/5/2010

The Expensive Imports

Bangai-O N64 Cover Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh (Bangai-O): $65 – $90
Yes, before this cult classic shooter from Treasure blasted its way to the Dreamcast, it was actually a Japanese-only release for the N64. In addition to being one of the best games on the system, it was also limited to a print run of only 10,000. The N64 version of Bangai-O doesn’t show up on eBay too often (a sign of a game that is truely rare), so its hard to get accurate values.
Previous 2007 Value: $80 -$120
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ISS 2000 Cover International Superstar Soccer 2000: $44 – $65
This PAL only release is one of the hardest to find N64 games of any region, but since its an old sports game, there isn’t a huge demand for it. Every now and then you can find the carts for under $50, but they are especially hard to find complete with box. If you find a complete copy, you can expect a much higher premium from collectors.
Previous 2007 Value: $44 -$80
Check for ISS 2000 on eBay
Sin and Punishment Cover Tsumi to Batsu Hoshi no Keishōsha
(Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Planet) $30 – $40

Much like many import-only Treasure games like Radiant Silvergun, this game isn’t especially rare in Japan, but the cult status of the game itself pushes its collectability status. Since Sin and Punishment has now been re-released on the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console service, the value of the original cartridge has actually dropped about $30 over the last few years ($20 of which was in the first year).
Previous 2007 Value: $45 -$50
Check for Sin and Punishment on eBay

Treasured USA Releases

Clay Fighters Cover Clay Fighter 63 1/3 Sculptors Cut : $50 – $120
Released as a Blockbuster Video exclusive, Sculpter’s Cut did not get wide distribution and is now very hard to find. It is now regarded as possibly the rarest USA N64 release you can have in your collection in complete condition. You might be able to find some cartridges of this rare release at a semi-reasonable price, but because of the Blockbuster deal, it is especially difficult to find a boxed copy.
Previous 2007 Value: $45 – $110
Check for Clay Fighters Sculpter’s Cut on eBay
Mario Party 3 Cover Mario Party 3: $50 – $110
This last N64 installment of the Party series came out near the end of the Nintendo 64’s life in 2001 so did not sell as well:  less than 1 million units.  Two sealed copies sold in July 2010 for over $100 each.   The loose copies have also risen in value quite a bit over the last 3 years and have easily topped this list of US releases.
Previous 2007 Value: $32 – $50
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Bomberman 64 Cover Bomberman 64 The Second Attack: $50 – $89
A rare sequel to a game that didn’t sell very well to start with. Second Attack came out near the end of the Nintendo 64’s life cycle which didn’t help the sequel sell any better. Back in 2007, a boxed version of Second Attack could be scored for under $50, but a sealed copy sold on eBay for $87 in 2007.  However, in July of 2010 a simple boxed copy sold for $89
Previous 2007 Value: $30 – $87
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Conker 64 Cover Conker’s Bad Fur Day: $45 – $100
Conker is another game hurt by being released near the end of the Nintendo 64’s life. Within one year of the game’s release, the N64 was discontinued. The game was received very well critically and is praised for having the best graphics for a Nintendo 64 game. Conker is still a personal favorite to many fans.  Because of it’s exclusivity and nostolgia factor, values of this game in complete condition have jumped up quite a bit.  Multiple boxed copies have sold in the $100 range.
Previous 2007 Value: $30 – $50
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Starcraft 64 Cover Starcraft 64: $40 – $168
RTSs weren’t a popular genre on the N64, but the Starcraft name has made it popular along with it’s low print run.  It seems that the boosted interest in the franchise with the 2010 release of Starcraft II has also helped boost values — One boxed copy has exceeded $150, but it can often be found for less.
Previous 2007 Value: $29 – $33
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Ogre Battle 64 Cover Ogre Battle 64: $40 – $105
Atlus’s is notorious for small production runs and Ogre Battle was no exception. It is also one of the only RPG’s for N64 and critically acclaimed so there is quite a bit of demand for the game. Typically, you can score this game for under $50, but there was recently a sealed copy that reached the $100 point.
Previous 2007 Value: $40 – $105
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Worms Armegeddon Cover Worms Armageddon: $47 – $75
Even though the Worms franchise is quite popular on the PC, the N64 version didn’t get much attention when released. Years later, it is one of the hardest games to find and is still fun.   Back in 2007, this port actually topped the N64 value list, but has since dropped in value considerably without much of an explanation.
Previous 2007 Value: $55 – $120
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Super Smash Bros Cover Super Smash Bros.: $40 – $69
2.92 million units sold in the US so the game isn’t rare, but is very popular.  Some people might think that people would move on from the original game and focus on the newer installements, but from the rising values of the N64 cart, it seems that newer installements just fuel demand for the original.   Boxed copies are especially in demand as it’s a cornerstone of an N64 collection.
Previous 2007 Value: $30 – $43
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Harvest Moon 64 Cover Harvest Moon 64: $30 – $60
A very niche game that was not produced in large quantities, but has a bit of a cult following. One of the hardest Nintendo 64 games to find.
Previous 2007 Value: $38 – $80
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Mario Party 2 Cover Mario Party 2: $35 – $60
Even though the series has gotten a bad rap in recent years, the demand for the original N64 installements has been on the rise.  While not as rare as the late release of Mario Party 3, Mario Part 2 is still quite popular as popular as even loose catridges can sell for a hefty amount.
Previous 2007 Value: $25 – $33
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Ocarina of Time Cover Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – $25  – $200
Ocarina of Time is actually one of the biggest-selling titles on the N64, so it is in no way rare, but much like Final Fantasy VII on the PS1 list, complete copies in good condition can demand quite a premium to collectors.
Previous 2007 Value: $20 – $45
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Mario Kart 64 Cover Mario Kart 64:  $28 – $78
Again, Mario Kart 64 is quite abundant, but it’s such a classic and nostolgic title, it’s hard for casual collectors to pass up.  Loose cartridges stay strong as it’s a go-to title for the platform and complete copies are near the top of collector’s lists.
Previous 2007 Value: $26 – $34
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Paper Mario Cover Paper Mario: $27 – $60
While it doesn’t have the mainstream following of a Smash Bros or Mario Kart, Paper Mario is still popular among Nintendo fans that like to dabble in RPGs.   It also doesn’t have quite the print run of the larger titles, so there is a bit more scarcity to put up with when tracking down a complete game in good condition.  Considering these circumstanced, I’m surprised that the values haven’t been pushed up more (although complete copies have just about doubled in value over the last 3 years).
Previous 2007 Value: $15 – $29
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Majora's Mask Cover Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – $20 – $125
While it is a Zelda game, the mainstream audience didn’t enjoy Majora’s Mask nearly as much as Ocarina of Time.  Bare carts can be found for reasonable prices, but the fact that it is a Zelda game keeps mint boxed and sealed copies hovering around the $100 point.
Previous 2007 Value: $15 – $35
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Mario Party Cover Mario Party: $25 – $50
And rounding out this top 15 list is the original Mario Party.  Not quite as rare and popular as the other installements, but enough N64-lovers are fans of the series to keep this carts in heavy circulation.  Box copies have been surging in value along with the other big names on the platform.
Previous 2007 Value: $25 – $33
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Additional N64 Games of Value

  • Castlevania Legacy of Darkness: $27 – $40
  • Dr. Mario: $24 – $50
  • Donkey Kong 64 – $20 – $100
  • Banjo-Tooie: $21 – $108
  • Super Mario 64: $20 – $85
  • Snowboard Kids: $20 – $30
  • Space Station Silicon Valley: $18 – $25
  • Ms. Pacman Maze Madness: $19 – $25
  • Beast Wars Transmetals: $20 – $23
  • Resident Evil 2: $15 – $40
  • Indiana Jones & The Infernal Machine: $17 – $26
  • Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon: $13 – $31

30 Comments

Brendon says:

I sure hope you guys move down the console evolutionary ladder. I’d love to see ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Intellivision, and maybe even some MicroVision rarities!

Charles says:

Nice. I bought Worms Armageddon at Circuit City for 99 cents in 2001 or so. 🙂

racketboy says:

Here’s some more somebody mentioned on DigitalPress:
JPN – Perfect Dark S.E. (big box that contains the game and 4mb ram pak) ~110$ – rare
JPN – Mario Kart S.E. (Big box with two tone controller) 45-60$
JPN – Neon Genesis Evangelion – 55-65$
JPN – Mario no Photopi – 40-50$ (price has fallen over the past year from 60$

J says:

One Gem you´ve forgotten-:

Resident Evil 2 (N64)!

Fetches by EBay UK(in Germany really rare(on the “Index”-not sold on Ebay and extremley difficcult to buy!) and i stupid Idiot SOLD IT!) about 75 POUNDS!(about 120 $!)

Rare also is Duke Nukem zero hour!

Joseph says:

You might want to fix that ISS2000 was released on NTSC and that is the rare one, not the PAL one.

I was lucky to pick up a ISS2000 NTSC CIB mint for $10. They are now worth $200.

Retro Fix says:

You are missing the last game released for the 64, surprisingly it is very common on other systems. Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4, there were roughly around 400 copies produced. I have never even seen one and rarely will you find any info on it on the known web.

Colin says:

So, I just recently bought the PAL version of ISS Soccer 2000, complete with box and manual, all of which are in good condition.

I’m wondering if this PAL release is still of substantial value since it’s not the NTSC version, which to my understanding is quite possibly the most rare NTSC N64 game out there?

Can anyone run me an estimate on the Complete PAL version?

Any insight is much appreciated.
Thanks!

JAck maRTin says:

ok pkemon stadium 2 or sumthing like that but i understand wat u saying golden eye is a beast game but i think pokemon stadium 2 is better then dat on sum real. Cause u cant beat pokemon stadium so u can continue to play that 4 ever and knowing yall who play golden eye beat it in a week or so but it takes days to beat 2 gym leaders and its like 20 or 30 gym leaders so u will be playing for sum s*** thats y its better than sum games thats up there

Kurono says:

Hi dudes!!, I have a copy of the famous Ogre Battle, it cost me (in Guatemala) an equivalent of US$50.00 (year 2003), I love the game, I bought with sealed box and manual, and the store had a copy wihout box, I really want the unbox’s cartige but i didn’t have enough money!!!!

anyway, In my coutry (Guatemala) you can find a lot of value games if you search in streets markets, electronic stores or videogames stores, BUT its very difficult you find them in very good condition, and there is a lot of risks (very difficult to came to the store, theafts, damage games), so if you will visit muy country, you can find very interesting games not so expensive, but stay alert!!!

Cobe says:

I got 2 Worms arrmageddon games. My brother and I each got one for christmas one year. I loved it but my brother didnt. He wasnt that much of a gamer. A couple of years ago he gave me all his video game stuff. His worms was still factory sealed along with some other gems as starcraft and harvest moon both for 64 and a mint copy of final fantasy 7 for the ps1 and a gold cartrige zelda for nes in box (no paperwork though). These all made nice additions to my room of doom. Thanks Bro!

Lithium017 says:

@ Chris
The Nintendo 64 came out around $180 or so, so this is not the original prices, however, I agree with you that they are too high in price. If it is the standard black console they sell for $20 with a controller and should be no higher.

@ Racketboy
Would you consider doing a list of the consoles for the Nintendo 64? I know of the 6 funtastics, the standard black, the 3 pokemon consoles, Daiei Hawks, Justco clear black/white, clear red/white, clear blue/white…I dont think there are any others so 14 in total or so.

Leon says:

Hi, Does anyone have any info on a Nintendo game Masters ’98.
On the cartridge it reads Masters Augusta USA Masters ’98.
company T&E soft. Also has Japanese write on back of game.
I saw this same game on Ebay for $500.00 NIB

Anonymus says:

International Superstar Soccer wasn’t a PAL only release, in fact the PAL version is quite common compared to the NTSC one.

Believe it or believe it not !!! I have in my possession EVERY N64 Game plus all hadware that includes the 64DD incl. all software, 50% of all Japanese games and that includes multiple copies of the rare games too. The same is to be said for the Gamecube, got the lot incl. the Panasonicq with Gamegboy player. Way too much to list, can’t remember alot of it myself ????
What’s that lot worth ?? Anyone ???

crowther says:

Hi
Majoras Mask Limited Adventure Set would be worth, and to see to see if any Zelda fans would be intersted in buying it

its number 589 and is in general good condition, the game box has signs of use and has big box has small tears on the cardboard hinges. im more then happy to email detailed photos

Im reluctant to put it on ebay because of the fees charged and thought it might get overlooked or missed by collectors

if anyone has advice or opinions please reply on here or email me at paulcrowther1982@gmail.com

apoligies to the mods if ive posted in the wrong forum

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Ace says:

Ok So someone said Resident Evil 2 is rare…well In Australia it was only released for rental in Blockbuster so if that doesn’t say something I don’t know what will.
Plus Someone said Snowboard kids 2 is rare…and a guy I know sold a copy for $130Au so what does that say to you?

Dave says:

International Soccer 2000 is not rare @ all, especially the PAL version…I’ve seen sealed copies in my local game shop….the game was popular but really undesirable now. What about Superman and chameleon twist 1 or 2 factory sealed in PAL? :cuddle

Skeletorn says:

I not read all post but in list missing PAL version of Fighting Force 64 PAL version – is very rare, NTSC version is not rare, i have PAL and i buy only one piece who was for sale, but it exist cca 5-7 N64 titles that is even more rare than FF64. Of course, i have both N64 Zelda, both Castlevania and many more. But i need to talk one thing – DO NOT LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO ONLY CRITICIZE THIS GAMES !!! Before i play it, i see AVGN review and review of many people that imitating Nerd(like JonTron – sorry man but your review angry me…) who have mounth full of f**k and other words but not give any reliable informations – but that is words of people who not understand to this two games. I like AVGN, but i not like if throw shit on games that is not as bad, yes i understand that Castlevania 64 is not for all people but is not bad is good game ! By the way on youtube is video from “Nerd musician” Mike Matei who thanking in James name to one of more users that create video that disproved fake infos from James(Nerd) Castlevania 64 review.
Castlevania 64 is very good game only with few trubles with camera and Castlevania Legacy of Darkness is amazing game ! And is not the same game only without bugs – its similary but it have many diferences.
I looking for reviewer that give good information about this game(s) and IMHO this one is best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkgRvxUphK0

And what is your opinion both Castlevania games for Nintendo 64 ?

Bye, and support N64 !

Joe says:

What about Turok Rage Wars Grey version you get when you sent your original copy back to the company due to having a glitch on co-op play. This game goes for the least of $100 on ebay.

Craig says:

Bassmasters(grey) rarest of any 64 cart!!! Aidyn Chronicals(gray) probably second.

Jabobson says:

What about the Gauntlet Legends with the special mini pewter warrior figure? That usually sells for big money as a complete CIB with the little statue. I own the set minus the peter figure (unfortunately) and could probably get $50+ Great list thought!

Shibby says:

My Boxed copy of Conkers BFD still have the $19.99 price sticker on from Kmart when wI got it bnew for xmas haha.

Also a boxed copy of Snowboard Kids 2, the PAL version was only released in Australia, one sold for over $1000 on ebay a few months ago..

N64 games are getting real hard to find now, unless you want ot pay decent money. It seems everyone that has them now knows what they are worth.

Christopher Wheat says:

I’m going to add a import N64 game that will BLOW YOUR MIND.

“Wonder Project J2”

Mind you this is a sexual to the SNES game of the same name minus the 2 that also never saw a US/PAL release. BUT both have revived a fan translation that can be DLd and payed on either a emulator boo or a rom cart on original hardware yeah!

The N64 is the superior game and it will quit simply make your jaw drop with its beauty. You Cana slo buy the N64 game complete in box for around $35 plus shipping. If you plan to put the game in a flash cart you may want to buy a complete game so you can save it as you play with its custom memory cart. Similar how Animale Crossing for the N64 and GameCube had its own customer memory cart.

Christopher Wheat says:

Ugh auto txt. Not sexual. Sequel. Lol

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