The Most Valuable Video Games

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At $60 a pop, new video games are a bit on the expensive side. But they’re nothing compared to some of the games on this list. These are older video games that have somehow become collectors’ items. Usually, the explanation is that the game is rare, due to a limited production run or limited availability, but if you have one of these games, you could be sitting on thousands of dollars.

Here are some of the most valuable video games out there. Do you have one?

Red Sea Crossing

“Red Sea Crossing” is an Atari 2600 game in which you take on the role of Moses, crossing the Red Sea and leading the Israelites out of Egypt. The game was created in 1983 specifically to market to Christian households by mail order, so only a few hundred were ever made.

Only two have surfaced — one selling for a little over $10,000 and the other for a little over $13,000.

Air Raid

“Air Raid” is another Atari game with an air of mystery around it. For a long time, there were only a dozen copies, and none came with an instruction annual, a box or even the game title. All that really distinguished the game was its distinctive, blue, T-handle design.

Fast-forward to 2010, where someone finally managed to dig up a copy in the box, confirming that the game was indeed “Air Raid.” That one sold for $31,600. Two years later, a former drug store manager found a copy that not only had the box, but also the instruction manual. This copy went for over $33,000.

Stadium Events

“Stadium Events” is a Nintendo game that’s one of the rarest in the world, mostly because it didn’t start out as a Nintendo game. It was released by Bandai as a companion to its “Family Fun Fitness” mat, a precursor to today’s Kinect and Wii motion sensor-type game technology.

Nintendo bought up the game and the mat and rebranded them, making copies with the original “Stadium Events” name extremely rare. Copies have gone for over $41,000, and the box by itself has been known to sell for over $10,000!

Come to Record Head to Buy Some Far Less Expensive Games

You probably won’t find any five-figure-value games at Record Head in West Allis, but you never know! We’ve got lots of great vintage video games along with consoles, computers, other electronics, music and musical instruments. Come take a look through our treasures and see what you come up with!