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Your Rarest 2600 Game


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#1 RickR

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 11:32 AM

KidA's post got me thinking...

 

What's YOUR rarest VCS cart?

 

Mine is "Shuttle Orbiter", which is an R7 in the Atari Age guide.

 

I also have a silver label Gravitar (R8), but it's for sale -- not part of my collection.


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#2 nosweargamer

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 12:44 PM

It used to be River Patrol (R9) 

but right now it's Glib (R9)

 

Once I review games, I usually sell or trade them so I can purchase more titles to review. Also space is limited, so my goal is actually to shrink my library instead of growing it. I'm hoping one day to whittle my entire collection down to 100 physical games or less. (I'm guessing it's more like 1,000 right now with about 200 being 2600 games)


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 02:40 PM

I have nothing even remotely rare for my collection.   I have Star Strike, but its for sale.   

Nope, never really had anything rare.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:04 PM

Without question the Flag Capture '78 picture label -- three copies are currently known to exist.  Of course Flag Capture is an extremely common game, all things considered, so if we're talking unique NTSC games and not cart variants (or PAL releases)...

 

I'd suppose it would be Quadrun (R9) or Texas Chainsaw Massacre (R7).

 

The AA Rarity Guide hasn't been updated in many years and could use an overhaul.  Games like Quadrun, SQ: Waterworld, Berenstain Bears, Glib, etc. don't belong in the same rarity category as Lochjaw, Malagai, Cakewalk, etc.  I have a number of supposed R8s in my collection, but none seem as rare as the R7 Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  Quadrun should also probably be downgraded IMO.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:49 PM

For 2600, I don't have anything remarkable. I only physically own what I had when I was a kid plus additional Imagic games and home brew. Everything else is on a Harmony. Now if we want to talk about Jaguar....
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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:51 PM

Right now the rarest 2600 game i have is pitfall 2. Not too many people selling atari stuff in my area and i would never think of paying ebay prices on some rare games i do want (Halloween)
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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:22 PM

Mine is qbert's qubes. :D
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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:48 AM

Red Label DK Jr. is the rarest I own. It's sad.


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 02:54 AM

On the 2600 "rarer scale" I have a few but they only hit the R4 mark.  :(  I need to do more hunting for 2600 carts ;)


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 09:22 AM

I guess mine is a tie, SQ Waterworld and Quadrun. SQW is in much better shape though.


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 11:45 AM

Red Label DK Jr. is the rarest I own. It's sad.

 

On the 2600 "rarer scale" I have a few but they only hit the R4 mark.   :(  I need to do more hunting for 2600 carts ;)

 

Right now the rarest 2600 game i have is pitfall 2. Not too many people selling atari stuff in my area and i would never think of paying ebay prices on some rare games i do want (Halloween)

 

Trading with other members here at atari.io is a great way to get some rarer titles.  I know I've gotten some really nice stuff here (thanks everyone).  Prices are lower, people are nicer.  Take a look in the "Trading Post" forum.  nosweargamer's "Ye Olde Game Shoppe" has some rare stuff at this very moment at fantastic prices.  Rowsdower says he has no rarities...that's because he's a great guy that will trade us the rare stuff he finds.  And many other great people here that trade.  I love this place!

 

Otherwise, most rare stuff just comes to me by accident.  I find it in big bundles/lots of games mostly. 


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#12 Starbuck66

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 03:05 PM

Think the rarest stuff I have is a few 5's:

Strategy X
Roc N Rope
Frankenstein's Monster (in the mail from NSG!)

I have seen Gremlins and Ram It at one of my local game shops but they wanted 20 for Ram It and 25 for Gremlins. I've been willing to spend more money on Atari games now because I've got many of the commons making bargain purchasing more rare, so I might pick one or both of them up next time I'm up there.
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Posted 08 November 2016 - 03:56 AM

So I did some looking up. Before I got my qberts qubes, my rarest were Earth Dies Screaming, Earth Attack (zellers cart) and H.E.R.O. all R5 according to AA.
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Posted 10 November 2016 - 09:21 AM

I have three recent pickups.  I'm still at an R4 and that's with Squeeze Box.  Nothing too uncommon or extremely rare.  Then again considering how not-so-often Atari games turn up in my area they might as well all be an R8 or R9.  


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 12:55 PM

R4 is pretty rare if you ask me. Anything higher starts to get spendy.
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Posted 10 November 2016 - 06:06 PM

R4 is pretty rare if you ask me. Anything higher starts to get spendy.

That's an understatement.  I honestly believe the price spikes for these "old" games, regardless of system, is ridiculous.  $40 for a single game (pointing to the likes of Zelda and others) is crazy.  It use to be that the used game stores couldn't sell those old games fast enough at $2 to $5 per title depending on them.  At one point I remember Game X Change not taking in any of the Super Mario Bros and Zelda games because they had too many.  It's amazing how time has changed the value of these old games.  I don't get it...the games themselves did not change.  I don't think they got an update that I'm aware of since I last played them.  It's a crazy world for sure.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:19 PM

I have had a bunch of uncommon carts but the rarest I owned before having to sell my collection was Chase the Chuckwagon. It was a gift given to me by a friend that no longer played but had it from his childhood.  


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:47 PM

Right now Chase the Chuck Wagon for me, a loose cart. Should be getting a CIB Video Cube soon.


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Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:48 PM

It looks like mine is Tax Avoiders (R5) as I bought it new on clearance for $4.99 back in 1984 from Lionel Playworld.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:47 AM

Z-Tack by Bomb. I had paid 11 € for the game with box and manual. It was just a lucky day! :)


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