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Valuable SNES Games Earning Cash Today

Are you sitting on a goldmine of rare and valuable Nintendo games? Video games are fast becoming the valuable antiques of the future. Read on for the top ten valuable SNES games that sold on ebay recently.

Forget investing in stocks & shares or cases of wine, hoping that they’ll increase in value enough for you to retire. Videogames could be the new investment opportunity to add to your portfolio. But which games to invest in and what to look out for? Ideally the game will be factory sealed, showing it has never been  opened and used.

Here’s the current top ten SNES games based on recent worldwide sales on ebay:

  1. Donkey Kong Country Competition £2097
  2. Battleclash £1800
  3. Exertainment Mountain Bike Rally and Speed Racer £1580
  4. Earthbound £1058
  5. M.A.C.S. Multipurpose Arcade Combat Simulator £1066
  6. Starfox Super Weekend Competition £871
  7. King of Dragons £871
  8. Pocky & Rocky £779
  9. Hagane The Final Conflict £791
  10. Donkey Kong Country 2 £700

Note that 2 of these are Competition cartridges. These were only made in small amounts so are rare and hard to find, which is why they can command such high prices. According to MarioWiki The Donkey Kong Country Competition cartridge is a cut-down version used in Powerfest ’94 and World Video Game Championships II. Whilst the Starfox Super Weekend Competition cartridge featured special time-limited stages and a special bonus level (see wikipedia for more details)

Don’t have the game cart anymore, just the box? No worries! That box could be a rare alternate printing worth money on it’s own, just like the Zombies Ate My Neighbors Rare Alternate Box Variant, Mexico which recently sold on ebay for over £900

If you’re looking to buy a rare game on ebay that seems to be a steal, just remember to check the postage costs. This copy of FIFA 15 on 3DS seems reasonable for £15, but the postage costs a staggering £2561.

Has this got you rummaging through your old game collections in the hope of finding gold? Or perhaps you’ve already made a killing selling a rare game you picked up for peanuts a few years ago? Good hunting and let us know how you did in the comments.

See our previous article for valuable Sega Megadrive games.

Kevin Ayre

Kevin is a veteran gamer, coder and artist with a love of fantasy, horror and sci-fi. He's been involved in all sorts of computer games since the 80s, from Trivial Pursuit: A New Beginning to Super Mario Pinball Land, by way of Warzone 2100. He now works remotely from beautiful Pembrokeshire in the UK with his beachcombing other half, Jen.

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