If you own the Limited Edition of Ecco The Dolphin on Sega Mega Drive it could be worth almost £1,000. Read on to discover some other valuable Mega Drive games.
We’ve all heard the stories of people getting thousands for old Star Wars or Dinky toys they’ve found when clearing out their attic, but did you know that old video games are worth serious money these days? And some have values that just keep increasing month on month, so it’s worth checking auction sites regularly to see which games are fetching the top prices.
Even though many of these games can be played on emulators for free, there’s something special about holding a rare game in your hands. It’s like holding a piece of history. But you might have to stop yourself from breaking that factory seal to play it, since it can more than halve in value. Better to get a cheap, tatty copy if you really need to play that valuable game.
Whilst the Game Boy is–and always will be–the go-to platform for Tetris, it was also available briefly on other consoles before Nintendo bought up the console rights. So if you have a genuine Mega Drive Tetris cartridge in great condition, it could be worth up to £11,200. And if it’s signed by the author, Alexey Pajitnov, it could be worth much more!
Ecco The Dolphin Limited Edition came with a music cassette tape, T-shirt, and lots more. You’ll need to have all the bits–ideally unused–to get the best price, which could be up to £920. Check out this unboxing video to see if yours is worth hundreds:
Here’s a current top ten based on recent Worldwide sales on ebay:
- Eliminate Down (£867)
- Mega Man: The Wily Wars (£550)
- Vampire Killer (£455)
- The Punisher (£404)
- Fatal Fury 2 (£346)
- Daze Before Christmas (£341)
- Ecco Jr. (£341)
- Gleylancer (Japanese) (£317)
- The Death and Return of Superman (£330)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of the Shredder (£303)
Just bear in mind that the value of your copy of these games will vary depending on condition, box, and any missing parts. If it’s in mint condition, still factory sealed, and hasn’t been faded by sunlight, it could be worth its weight in gold.
If you’re looking to buy a piece of history, just be careful you’re buying an original and not some dodgy fake.