Some Of The Rarest Video Games Ever Made

By Casey Hendrickson

Video games have a special place in a lot of people’s hearts but there are some games that we can’t get ahold of. Some games can range from $2 to $50 to $1,000 to $5,000 and most people will never be able to play them because of the obscurity, limited counts, and even with them being lost to time. I’m going to be talking about some video games that are rarer than you think.


The Flintstones Surprise At Dinosaur Peak was a Blockbuster exclusive NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) rental game that was never supposed to be owned by anyone, but some people either forgot to return it or just kept it and now it’s worth $6,624. There is a catch because the game was rereleased to the public and now is decently cheap, but if you find a copy with the blockbuster imprint. That’s a grail of video games.

Red Sea Crossing was an Atari 2600 game that gave players the ability to experience Moses’ Biblical crossing of the Red Sea. Developed by Steve Stack Inc. only released 100 copies in 1983, and there are only two known in existence. The last known sale of this game was in 2012 selling for $10,400.


Nintendo’s Campus Challenge event was held in 1992 using a SNEs (Super Nintendo Entertainment System). Contestants were up against Nintendo’s finest games like Super Mario World, F-Zero, and Pilotwings. Competition versions of the games were put together on a single cartridge created just for the event. After the competition, the cartridges were ordered to be destroyed but someone forgot that. Only 3 have been found since the 1992 competition. In 2009, one of these cartridges surfaced and sold for $20,000. But it’s not a cartridge. It’s a MOD! As you can see from the photo the video game never had a cartridge it was a mod for a SNES.


Gamma Attack is so rare, no one knows how much it’s even worth. Only one copy is known to exist and it’s owned by Anthony Denardo who listed this super rare Atari 2600 game on eBay for $500,000 in 2008. Despite the game being literally one-of-a-kind, there were no bidders. The actual cartridge may be hidden from the public but the ROM has leaked online. It’s not hard to find gameplay footage of this unreleased Atari 2600 title but we don’t know what it’s worth. It could be the rarest game on earth but no one has bought it so it’s worth nothing but worth everything.


Now for the last game this is most known as the rarest video game ever made. Nintendo World Championship 1990. The Game has a gold cartridge that only 26 people have. The game was given out to players as prizes in the Nintendo World Championship 1990 Contest. This game is the rarest video game on earth and is selling for $275,000.

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