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100 Most Valuable Collectible Nintendo NES Games

1) Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $660,000 Factory Sealed Gloss Sticker Example

Record Sale: $114,000 WATA 9.4 A++ Factory Sealed Hangtab Example

Record Sale: $84,000 WATA 9.8 A+ Factory Sealed Oval Seal Example

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One of the greatest video games of all time, Super Mario Bros. is arguably the most important and influential video game ever created. It’s no surprise that this one tops the 100 most valuable Nintendo NES games list.

Finding factory sealed examples of this coveted title is no small feat though, and buying can get confusing with so many variations.

(Stay tuned for future articles explaining the variations.)

2) The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 1987)

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The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 1987)

Record Sale: $50,400 WATA 9.6 A+ Oval Seal Factory Sealed Example

Record Sale: $$$ Factory Sealed TM Example is esimated to be valued at half a million or more

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The greatest Role Playing Adventure Game of all time, the Legend of Zelda speaks for itself in terms of pop culture relevance and importance in the video game industry.  

Finding this game factory sealed is extremely difficult much like any NES game from this era.

The game was so popular with consumers throughout the long life span of the NES so there are multiple versions of the game to seek out.

The true 1st printing of the game is called the TM version and only 1 is known to exist factory sealed.

The majority of sealed collectors would be more than happy to own the last printing, the oval seal variation, and due to extreme rarity of earlier variations, the oval seal version currently holds the record price.

3) Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out (Nintendo NES, 1987)

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Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out (Nintendo, 1987)

Record Sale: $50,400 WATA 9.2 B Factory Sealed Circle Seal Example

Record Sale: ??? A sealed copy of the No Rev-A version would easily garner 6 figures based on rejected offers.  If a white bullet copy does exist sealed it would be worth mid to high  6 figures as estimated by experts.

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Arguably the most popular and influential sports based video game of all time, this classic NES game is important for more than one reason.  Not only is Tyson the greatest boxing game of all time, the game was released during the heyday of Mike’s career and is the first celebrity licensed video game.  

Tyson eventually removed from the game so there are multiple variations of the box.  The white bullets version of the No Rev-A is the 1st printing, but there are currently no confirmed copies sealed (1 rumored to exist raw).  

There are only 2 or 3 No Rev-A sealed examples confirmed to exist and are among the most sought after items in the hobby of game collecting. 

4) Castlevania (Konami, 1987)

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Castlevania (Konami, 1987)

Record Sale: $7,200 WATA 9.0 A Factory Sealed Oval Seal Example (last printing)

Record Sale: $38,400 WATA 8.0 A+ sealed Circle Seal 

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The most popular and influential horror video game of all time, this classic NES game is high atop every collector’s NES list.   

There are only a handful of 1st print Hangtab copies sealed and only a single confirmed No Rev-A sealed example making these among the most sought after items in the hobby of game collecting.

5) Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo NES, 1990)

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Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo, 1990)

Record Sale: $156,000 WATA 9.2 A+ Factory Sealed Left Bros Example

Record Sale: $28,800 WATA 9.6 A++ Factory Sealed Right Bros Example

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One of the greatest platformers of all time, Super Mario Bros. 3 is considered by many fans to be the very best game ever created featuring Mario! It’s no surprise that factory sealed 1st print examples are extremely coveted in the market.  

Nintendo decided that the “Bros.” in Super Mario Bros. did not have the greatest placement for the box art and quickly moved the positioning from the left side to the right side of the box.  This creates the coveted, 1st print “Left Bros” variation.  

Finding this game factory sealed is practically unheard of with only a handful known to exist.  If you have a regular edition, don’t be discouraged as this version is also highly valuable and coveted. 

6) Metroid (Nintendo, 1987)

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Metroid (Nintendo NES, 1987)

Record Sale: $46,800 WATA 9.4 A+ Factory Sealed Circle Seal Example

Record Sale: ??? A sealed copy of the Hangtab or No Rev-A version would garner much more, how much more is hard to say. 

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One of the deepest adventure platformer games for the NES, Metroid is so great that it stands up to today’s standards.  

The ending of Metroid adds to the appeal with Samus removing her helmet at the end of the game to reveal that the hero of the game is in fact a girl!  Amazing stuff in 1987.  

7) Mario Bros. (Nintendo, 1986)

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Mario Bros. (Nintendo, 1986)

Record Sale: Factory Sealed Gloss Sticker Example or Hangtab??  6 figures easy

Record Sale: $15,465 WATA 9.4 A+ Factory Sealed Rev-A Circle Seal Example

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Mario is certainly a repeating theme when it comes to high-end video game collecting.  There’s no argument that the Italian plumber’s importance cannot be understated.  

This game is a part of the black box arcade ports and finding factory sealed examples of this coveted title in any box version is near unheard of.   

8) Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 1988)

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Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 1988)

Record Sale: Private sale of VGA 85+ reported at $60,000 for the 1st print Circle Seal

Record Sale: $16,800 WATA 9.4 A Oval Seal Factory Sealed Example

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The sequel to the greatest of all time, Super Mario Bros. 2 is a fan favorite.  Most of us in America didn’t even realize that it was reskinned version of the Famicom game Doki Doki Panic until we were adults!   

It’s no surprise that this one tops the GOAT list.  Finding factory sealed examples of this coveted title is no small feat though, especially the 1st print Circle Seal variation.  

9) Mega Man (Capcom, 1987)

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Mega Man (Capcom, 1987)

Record Sale: $75,000 WATA 9.4 A+ Dr Wright Factory Sealed Example

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This legendary,  tough platformer is probably the most popular Capcom game and a true classic for the NES. 

Finding this game factory sealed is extremely difficult.  Much like the SMB 3 left bros variation, there was a change made early in production.  

The “Dr. Wright” variation is the most sought after and valuable printing of the game.  Only a handful of these likely exist, but any sealed or high grade CIB example is sought after.  

10) Donkey Kong (Nintendo NES, 1986)

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Donkey Kong (Nintendo, 1986)

Record Sale: $72,000 WATA 8.5 Factory Sealed No Rev Example

Record Sale: ??? Factory Sealed Hangtab or Sticker Sealed Example, easy 6 Figure sale

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This game has a ton going for it from the “Key” standpoint, featuring the first appearance of juggernaut characters like Mario and Donkey Kong.  

The game was first released in the arcades, so this is a port to the NES but this home console version was the first time many games experienced the classic for themselves.  

Finding one of these games factory sealed is a true bear and the price tag proves it!

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11) Stadium Events (Bandai, 1987)

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Stadium Events (Bandai, 1987)

Record Sale: $66,000 WATA 9.2 A+ Factory Sealed Example

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Probably the most notoriously rare game for the NES.  Stadium Events has long been considered the “Holy Grail” of NES collecting.  

This is certainly true when it comes to cart or even CIB collecting, that said there are many games that are just as rare and even more rare when it comes to Factory Sealed collecting.  

Don’t get us wrong though, finding one of these sealed is just about as rare as hitting the lottery.  

12) Nintendo World Championships (Nintendo NES, 1990)

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Nintendo World Championships (Nintendo, 1990)

Record Sale: $52,800 WATA 5.0

Record Sale: ???  Gold edition would easily sell 6 figures today

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This cart game was only given out to the top players in the video game world in 1990 and that is why this game is so insanely rare.  

It is estimated that only 100 or so of these still  exist.  There are two version is ultra rare cart, gray and gold.  The gray variation is more common (but arguably more important).  

The gray carts were given out to contest winners and the gold carts were given out to Nintendo Power subscribers.

13) Ghosts ‘n Goblins (Capcom, 1986)

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Ghosts ‘n Goblins (Capcom, 1986)

Record Sale: $8,101 Raw Low grade (Water damaged and molded) Factory Sealed example NES version.  

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This classically tough game was the 1st mainstream Zombie game and the 1st for the famed Nintendo Entertainment System.  This 1985 arcade game by Capcom was a true coin eater as kids had to become insanely good to progress through this game and is known for its brutal difficulty right out the gate in the first level.  

Finding this game factory sealed is extremely difficult.  There are several versions and this being a 1986 NES title the first version comes with a cardboard hangtab.  

There are only a handful of this 1st print known to exist but any version of this game in a factory sealed condition is highly sought after.  

Additionally, CIBS of this game  have also become  collectible over the years and finding a carboard hangtab example even in CIB can be a long term goal if looking for a mint example. 

14) Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak (Taito, 1994)

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Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak (Taito, 1994)

Record Sale: $$$ No one really knows. Likely high 5 figures. 

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This insanely rare game, late run game is tough to find because it was a rental exclusive.  There is only 1 confirmed factory sealed example as far as we are aware.  

15) Kid Icarus (Nintendo NES, 1987)

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Kid Icarus (Nintendo, 1987)

Record Price:  $21,600 WATA 8.0 A Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

Record Price:  $$$ Factory Sealed Hangtab 6 figures

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Another early classic that is notoriously difficult to find Factory Sealed in any condition or version.  A sealed hangtab 1stprint is virtually impossible to find.  

16) Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Nintendo, 1985)

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Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $1,800 WATA 7.5 CIB

Record Sale: Sticker Test Market Hangtab Factory Sealed ??  6 figures

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  This is possibly the rarest of the bunch, with it virtually never coming up sealed.

17) Little Samson (Taito, 1992)

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Little Samson (Taito, 1992)

Record Sale: $18,000 WATA 9.4 A  Factory Sealed

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Arguably the crown jewel of the late run NES games, this platformer is not only rare but it’s awesome, making a brutal combo for collectors.  

18) Duck Tales 2 (Capcom, 1993)

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Duck Tales 2 (Capcom, 1993)

Record Sale: ??? Factory Sealed

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The rarest and most desirable of the Disney Capcom.  

Not only is Duck Tales 2 the most difficult to find, but this late run 1993 game is one of the best platformers ever created for the NES system, pushing its hardware at the time.  

The game is expensive and difficult to find in CIB with likely less then 10 factory sealed examples in existence. 

19) Double Dragon (Tradewest, 1988)

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Double Dragon (Tradewest, 1988)

Record Sale: $6,600 WATA 6.5 B+ Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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1st game in the iconic brawler/beat em up franchise.  This classic game is insanely tough factory sealed. 

20) Donkey Kong 3 (Nintendo NES, 1986)

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Donkey Kong 3 (Nintendo, 1986)

Record Sale: $38,400 WATA 9.2 A+ Hangtab Factory Sealed

Record Sale: Sticker Test Market Hangtab Factory Sealed ??  6 figures

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

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21) Contra (Konami, 1988)

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Contra (Konami, 1988)

Record Sale: $31,200 WATA 9.2 A+ Factory Sealed

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One of the greatest run and gun games of all time and everyone that gamed in the late 80s has the Konami code ingrained into their brain.  

There are likely less sealed copies of this game then 30 lives making this classic highly sought after and tough to acquire. 

22) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Konami, 1994)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Konami, 1994)

Record Price:  $34,800 WATA 9.6 A Factory Sealed

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This late run fighting game for the NES is desirable due to pretty extreme rarity.  

Many of the late run games for the NES are tough because most gamers had already moved their focus over to the SNES or Sega Genesis.  (Stay tuned for future articles on these systems).  

This is one of the toughest to find sealed and couple that with the TMNT franchise and you have a real winner.

23) Bonk’s Adventure (Hudson Soft, 1994)

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Bonk’s Adventure (Hudson Soft, 1994)

Record Sale: $$$ No one really knows. Likely high 5 figures. 

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Very rare to find sealed, mainly due to its very late release in 1994.

24) Power Blade 2 (Taito, 1992)

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Power Blade 2 (Taito, 1992)

Record Sale: $$$ No one really knows. Likely high 5 figures. 

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Very rare to find sealed, mainly due to its late release in 1992.

25) Snow Brothers (Capcom, 1990)

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Snow Brothers (Capcom, 1990)

Record Sale: $$$ ??

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One of the rarest Capcom games, very tough to find a sealed copy.

26) Panic Restaurant (Taito, 1992)

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Panic Restaurant (Taito, 1992)

Record Sale: $16,800 WATA 9.6 A+  Factory Sealed

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Another late run Taito game makes the list due to rarity (and it’s bizarre and awesome vibes!)

27) The Legend of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo NES, 1989)

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The Legend of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, 1989)

Record Sale: $38,400 WATA 9.6 A+ Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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The sequel to the classic speaks for itself.

28) Ice Climber (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Ice Climber (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $13,200 WATA 9.2 A  Hangtab Factory Sealed

Record Sale: Sticker Test Market Hangtab Factory Sealed ??  6 figures

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

29) Popeye (Nintendo NES, 1986)

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Popeye (Nintendo, 1986)

Record Sale: $32,400 WATA 8.5 A No Rev-A Factory Sealed

Record Sale: Sticker Test Market Hangtab Factory Sealed ??  

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

30) Bubble Bobble 2 (Taito, 1992)

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Bubble Bobble 2 (Taito, 1992)

Record Sale: $19,200 WATA 9.0 A  Factory Sealed

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A recurring theme when it comes to NES collecting is the earliest and the latest examples tend to be the standouts from a rarity standpoint, especially sealed.  

This is one of the latter and can prove difficult to find CIB let alone sealed! 

31) Duck Hunt (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Duck Hunt (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $14,400 WATA 9.4 A+  Rev A Circle Factory Sealed

Record Sale: Sticker Test Market Hangtab Factory Sealed ?? 

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Everyone remembers this classic Zapper game and its one of the more sought after launch titles due to its nostalgia.  

Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception. 

32) Duck Tales (Capcom, 1989)

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Duck Tales (Capcom, 1989)

Record Sale: $5,400 WATA 9.0 B Factory Sealed

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The true classic platformer from the Disney Capcom offering. 

33) Rad Racer (Nintendo NES, 1987)

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Rad Racer (Nintendo, 1987)

Record Sale: $4,560 WATA 9.2 A No Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

Record Sale: Day Time Variation Sealed ?? 

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The classic racing game for the NES is high on many collector’s want lists.  

This game’s first edition has a controversial crash scene on the back known as the “Day Time” variation.   

34) Stinger (Konami, 1987)

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Stinger (Konami, 1987)

Record Sale: $4,560 WATA 7.0 A  Hangtab Factory Sealed

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The Konami shooter is notoriously rare, especially sealed. 

35) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Ultra, 1989)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Ultra, 1989)

Record Sale: $28,800 WATA 9.8 A+ Factory Sealed

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This one speaks for itself, incredible box art, great game and a franchise that can’t be beat for this era.  Cowabunga!

36) Wild Gunman (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Wild Gunman (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $26,400 WATA 9.4 A  Hangtab Factory Sealed

Record Sale: Sticker Test Market Hangtab Factory Sealed ?? 

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

37) Golf (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Golf (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $18,000 WATA 9.8 A  Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

Record Sale: Sticker Test Market Hangtab Factory Sealed ?? 

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

38) Clu Clu Land (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Clu Clu Land (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $15,600 WATA 9.4 A+  Hangtab Factory Sealed

Record Sale: Sticker Test Market Hangtab Factory Sealed ??  

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

39) Gumshoe (Nintendo NES, 1986)

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Gumshoe (Nintendo, 1986)

Record Sale: $15,000 WATA 9.6 A  Hangtab Factory Sealed

Record Sale: Sticker Test Market Hangtab Factory Sealed ?? 

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

40) Gyromite (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Gyromite (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $33,600 WATA 9.6 A+ Matte Test Market Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

41) Rygar (Tecmo, 1987)

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Rygar (Tecmo, 1987)

Record Sale: $12,600 WATA 9.6 B Hangtab Factory Sealed

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42) Athletic World (Bandai, 1987)

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Athletic World (Bandai, 1987)

Record Sale: $12,600 WATA 9.6 A++ Gloss Sticker Hangtab Factory Sealed

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This tough sports title was made for the NES fitness pad, much like it’s more famous brother, Stadium Events.  

This game is almost just as rare when you are collecting it sealed.

43) Volleyball (Nintendo NES, 1987)

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Volleyball (Nintendo, 1987)

Record Sale: $12,000 WATA 9.2 A+  Hangtab Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

44) Pro Wrestling (Nintendo NES, 1987)

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Pro Wrestling (Nintendo, 1987)

Record Sale: $11,100 WATA 9.4 A+  Hangtab Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

45) Balloon Fight (Nintendo NES, 1986)

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Balloon Fight (Nintendo, 1986)

Record Sale: $10,200 WATA 9.4 A  Hangtab Factory Sealed

Record Sale: Sticker Test Market Hangtab Factory Sealed ?? 

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

46) Tetris (Tengen, 1989)

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Tetris (Tengen, 1989)

Record Sale: $9,000 WATA 9.2 A+ Factory Sealed

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Legal issues make this game very difficult to find.  Factory sealed can be quite a challenge.  

Nintendo eventually would win the rights to sell this game and the earlier Tengen version was scrapped and pulled from the shelves.  

47) Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (Capcom, 1994)

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Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (Capcom, 1994)

Record Sale: $4,800 WATA 9.4 A+ Factory Sealed

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Super rare, late run classic platformer from the Disney Capcom offering. 

48) Metal Gear (Ultra, 1988)

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Metal Gear (Ultra, 1988)

Record Sale: $7,800 WATA 9.6 A+ Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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This important NES game is a key as the 1st appearance of Solid Snake and the 1st entry in the classic Metal Gear series that would go on to span many years and consoles (still active today).

49) Ninja Kid (Bandai, 1986)

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Ninja Kid (Bandai, 1986)

Record Sale: $9,000 WATA 9.2 A Factory Sealed

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This rare Bandai title is more obscure but not with sealed collectors.  Very tough.  

50) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 (Konami, 1992)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 (Konami, 1992)

Record Sale: $9,000 WATA 9.2 A Factory Sealed

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This late release NES game is rare to find even CIB, very tough sealed.

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51) Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1989)

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Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1989)

Record Sale: $5,800 WATA 9.0 A Factory Sealed

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Simply a classic platformer and very tough to find factory sealed. 

52) Mega Man 3 (Capcom, 1990)

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Mega Man 3 (Capcom, 1990)

Record Sale: $8,400 WATA 9.4 A Factory Sealed

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Simply a classic platformer and very tough to find factory sealed. 

53) Mega Man 4 (Capcom, 1992)

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Mega Man 4 (Capcom, 1992)

Record Sale: $5,040 WATA 8.5 B+ Factory Sealed

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Simply a classic platformer and very tough to find factory sealed. 

54) Superman (Kemco, 1988)

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Superman (Kemco, 1988)

Record Sale: $6,600 WATA 8.5 A  Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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The Man of Steel makes his NES intro in this tough game by Kemco.  A bear to find a sealed one.  

55) Final Fantasy (Nintendo NES, 1990)

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Final Fantasy (Nintendo, 1990)

Record Sale: $7,800 WATA 9.8 A Factory Sealed

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The 1st entry in the uber classic RPG game.  This is where it all begins for many fans of the Squaresoft franchise. 

56) Spy Hunter (Sunsoft, 1987)

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Spy Hunter (Sunsoft, 1987)

Record Sale: $9,900 WATA 9.8 A Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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57) Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest (Konami, 1988)

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Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest (Konami, 1988)

Record Sale: $4,700 WATA 9.6 A+ Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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58) Wrecking Crew (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Wrecking Crew (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $7,800 WATA 9.0 B  Hangtab Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

59) Urban Champion (Nintendo NES, 1986)

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Urban Champion (Nintendo, 1986)

Record Sale: $7,200 WATA 8.5 B+  Hangtab Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

60) Bubble Bobble (Taito, 1988)

Bubble Bobble (Taito, 1988). Click for values.

Bubble Bobble (Taito, 1988)

Record Sale: $ 7,200 WATA 9.0 A  Factory Sealed

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A recurring theme when it comes to NES collecting is the earliest and the latest examples tend to be the standouts from a rarity standpoint, especially sealed.  

This is one of the latter and can prove difficult to find CIB let alone sealed! 

61) Hogan’s Alley (Nintendo NES, 1985)

Hogan’s Alley (Nintendo, 1985). Click for values.

Hogan’s Alley (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $6,000 WATA 9.4 A+  Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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Another popular Zapper game from the NES launch.  Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

62) Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers (Capcom, 1990)

Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers (Capcom, 1990). Click for values.

Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers (Capcom, 1990)

Record Sale: $5,760 WATA 9.6 A+ Factory Sealed

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A classic platformer from the Disney Capcom offering. 

63) Baseball (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Baseball (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $5,760 WATA 9.2 A+  No Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

64) Pinball (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Pinball (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $5,520 WATA 9.8 A+ Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

65) Tetris (Nintendo NES, 1990)

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Tetris (Nintendo, 1990)

Record Sale: $5,520 WATA 9.8 A+ Factory Sealed

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This Nintendo published version of the game is a bit easier to find then its Tengen counterpart.  That said, this version reached more players and many Tetris collectors want both. 

66) Mach Rider (Nintendo NES, 1986)

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Mach Rider (Nintendo, 1986)

Record Sale: $5,520 WATA 9.0 A Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

67) Kung Fu (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Kung Fu (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $3,120 WATA 9.8 A+ Oval Seal Factory Sealed (Last printing)

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

68) Excitebike (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Excitebike (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $3,600 WATA 9.4 A+ Rev-A Circle Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

69) Tennis (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Tennis (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $1,800 WATA 8.0 B+ Rev-A Circle Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

70) Metroid Classic Series (Nintendo, 1992)

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Metroid Classic Series (Nintendo, 1992)

Record Sale: $4,800 WATA 9.4 A Factory Sealed

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The most popular of the “classic” series or the reissue games because of its fantastic yellow box art, arguably better than the original box art.  

71) Double Dribble (Konami, 1987)

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Double Dribble (Konami, 1987)

Record Sale: $4,560 WATA 9.4 A+ Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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Classic basketball game by Konami. 

72) Rampage (Data East, 1988)

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Rampage (Data East, 1988)

Record Sale: $4,560 WATA 9.6 A+ Oval Seal Factory Sealed

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Classic smash em up arcade port.  

73) Ninja Gaiden (Tecmo, 1989)

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Ninja Gaiden (Tecmo, 1989)

Record Sale: $4,320 WATA 9.6 A Oval Seal Factory Sealed

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74) Kid Klown in Night Mayor World (Kemco, 1993)

Kid Klown in Night Mayor World (Kemco, 1993). Click for values.

Kid Klown in Night Mayor World (Kemco, 1993)

Record Sale: $4,200 WATA 9.4 A  Factory Sealed

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One of the late run rarities, combined with an unusual theme puts this game on the top list.

75) Burger Time (Data East, 1988)

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Burger Time (Data East, 1988)

Record Sale: $3,840 WATA 9.2 A+ Oval Seal Factory Sealed

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Another classic arcade port by Data East.  

76) Stack Up (Nintendo NES, 1985)

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Stack Up (Nintendo, 1985)

Record Sale: $3,840 Raw Hangtab Factory Sealed

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Any of the black box launch titles are tough to find sealed and this one is no exception.  

77) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game (Ultra, 1990)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game (Ultra, 1990)

Record Sale: $3,840 WATA 9.0 A Factory Sealed

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This is an excellent port of the insanely good TMNT arcade game and is arguably one of the best games made for the NES console. 

78) Cowboy Kid (Romstar, 1992)

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Cowboy Kid (Romstar, 1992)

Record Sale: $3,600 WATA 9.0 A+ Factory Sealed

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Known for its late run rarity. 

79) Color a Dinosaur (Virgin, 1993)

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Color a Dinosaur (Virgin, 1993)

Record Sale: $3,360 WATA 9.4 A+ Factory Sealed

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Known for its late run rarity, additional rarity due to its content. 

80) The Addams Family: Pugley’s Scavenger Hunt (Ocean, 1993)

The Addams Family: Pugley’s Scavenger Hunt (Ocean, 1993). Click for values.

The Addams Family: Pugley’s Scavenger Hunt (Ocean, 1993)

Record Sale: $2,880 WATA 9.8 A+ Factory Sealed

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Known for its late run rarity, only a handful known sealed. 

81) Mega Man 6 (Nintendo NES, 1994)

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Mega Man 6 (Nintendo, 1994)

Record Sale: $2,640 WATA 9.4 A Factory Sealed

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Known for its late run rarity and a classic franchise.

82) Dr. Mario (Nintendo NES, 1990)

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Dr. Mario (Nintendo, 1990)

Record Sale: $2,220 WATA 9.8 A+ Factory Sealed

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Extremely popular strategy game after the Tetris craze.

83) Battletoads (Tradewest, 1991)

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Battletoads (Tradewest, 1991)

Record Sale: $1,920 WATA 9.0 A Factory Sealed

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Extremely popular strategy game after the Tetris craze.

84) 10 Yard Fight (Nintendo, 1985)

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10 Yard Fight (Nintendo, 1985)

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85) Metroid Classic Series (Nintendo NES, 1985) 

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Metroid Classic Series (Nintendo, 1985) 

$4,800 WATA 9.4 A Factory Sealed

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The most popular of the “classic” series or the reissue games because of its fantastic yellow box art, arguably better than the original box art.  

86) Ikari Warriors (SNK, 1987)

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 Ikari Warriors (SNK, 1987)

$4,800 WATA 9.4 B No Rev-A Circle Seal Factory Sealed

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87) Cheetahmen II (Active, 1993)

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Cheetahmen II (Active, 1993)

$6,000 WATA 9.0 A+ Factory Sealed

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Very rare unlicensed game, arguably the most rare. 

88) Slalom (Nintendo, 1987)

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Slalom (Nintendo, 1987)

$3,120 WATA 7.0 C+ Oval Seal Factory Sealed

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89) Mega Man 6 (Nintendo, 1994)

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 Mega Man 6 (Nintendo, 1994)

$2,640 WATA 9.4 A Factory Sealed

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90) Dr. Mario (Nintendo, 1992)

Dr. Mario (Nintendo, 1992). Click for values.

Dr. Mario (Nintendo, 1992)

$2,220 WATA 9.8 A+ Factory Sealed

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91) Mega Man 5 (Capcom, 1992)

Mega Man 5 (Capcom, 1992). Click for values.

Mega Man 5 (Capcom, 1992)

$2,040 WATA 9.2 A Factory Sealed

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92) Dragon Warrior III (Enix, 1992)

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Dragon Warrior III (Enix, 1992)

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93) Dragon Warrior II (Enix, 1990)

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 Dragon Warrior II (Enix, 1990)

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94) Dragon Warrior (Nintendo, 1989)

Dragon Warrior (Nintendo, 1989). Click for values.

Dragon Warrior (Nintendo, 1989)

$2,340 WATA 9.6 A+ Factory Sealed

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95) Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (Tecmo, 1990)

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (Tecmo, 1990). Click for values.

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (Tecmo, 1990)

$1,680 WATA 9.4 A Factory Sealed

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96) Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (Tecmo, 1991)

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Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (Tecmo, 1991)

$1,680 WATA 9.0 A Factory Sealed

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97) Blades of Steel (Konami, 1988)

Blades of Steel (Konami, 1988). Click for values.

Blades of Steel (Konami, 1988)

$2,160 WATA 9.4 B Factory Sealed

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98) Ice Hockey (Nintendo, 1988)

Ice Hockey (Nintendo, 1988). Click for values.

 Ice Hockey (Nintendo, 1988)

$1,920 WATA 9.8 A Factory Sealed

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99) Zombie Nation (Meldac, 1991)

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Zombie Nation (Meldac, 1991)

$2,160 WATA 8.5 A Factory Sealed

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100) Mighty Final Fight (Capcom, 1993)

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Mighty Final Fight (Capcom, 1993)

$1,400 WATA 8.5 A+ Factory Sealed

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