Adrian’s gone a hunt for those rare N64 games and come up with this definitive – okay, maybe not definitive – list of the top ten titles that will set you back the most wonga/dough/dinero. Watch the video or read the list below, the choice is yours.
10. Worms Armageddon
Team17’s classic turn-based title gets the N64 treatment with this fun and explosive instalment. You control a team of 8 destructive earthworms, aiming to defeat an opposing team using a huge array of weapons. Worms Armageddon was released on many other platforms, with many calling it the definitive Worms title.
Getting your wormy mitts on a loose cart will cost you around £175, however finding a boxed version will set you back around £500.
Chances of finding a copy? You’ll be one squirmy worm looking for this title on the cheap!
9. Harvest Moon 64
This cute farming simulator may be a relaxing game, but finding a copy today is anything but! Harvest Moon 64 is the third title in the series, where you are tasked to run a farm, grow crops, racing horses and raising animals. You can also marry and have a child! Nintendo Power ranked this game as the 278th greatest Nintendo game of all time.
The game wasn’t released in mass quantities and a boxed copy will usually sell for around £500 to £600.
Chances of finding a copy? You’ll be cropping yourself looking for this game!
8. Bomberman 64: The Second Attack!
Did we really need a second Bomberman title on the N64? Well, we got one, and it proved… a bit of a bomb! Hudson Soft’s cash cow didn’t sell well at all for a number of reasons. It was released late in the N64’s life, received little to no advertising and garnered mixed to poor reviews. In fact, to add to its rarity, it was never officially sold in Europe.
The game did try to add a few neat features to the original Bomberman 64. These include combining crystal to bombs to create elemental explosions, a space shop to buy new goods, hidden armour pieces scattered around and the chance to raise a fighting partner named Pommy. Boxed copies will sell for around £400 to £700 depending on the game’s condition.
Chances of finding a copy? They don’t call me Mr. Boombastic, say me not fantastic!
7. Stunt Racer 64
Stunt Racer 64 was released exclusively through Blockbuster. The fact that it was massively overshadowed by both Mario Kart 64 and Diddy Kong Racing certainly did not add to any extra clamour for this title.
The game allowed racers to perform numerous mid-air stunts, looking to win racers and upgrade vehicles. This mediocre racer was published by Midway, developed by Boss Game Studios and ranks number 7 in our rare N64 games list. A boxed copy can sell for around £600 to £750.
Chances of finding a copy? Your race is run, son!
6. Super Bowling
Way before Wii Bowling, was the forgettable Super Bowling! This sports title was released right around the time the N64 was discontinued and failed to hit strike a cord with gamers. The mediocre bowling sim’s rarity is also enhanced with the fact the game was a Blockbuster exclusive. Boxed copies can range between £500 and £1,000.
Chances of finding a copy? You’ll have more chance of finding a turkey alive in December than striking down a copy!
5. Conker’s Bad Fur Day
We’re into the top 5 of our rare N64 games list. Conker’s Bad Fur Day is one of Rare’s finest platformers. This much respected title really is worth playing. The game is certainly not for the easily offended!
Join Conker and all his expletives, bad violence and vulgar humour. It was also released near the end of the N64’s life. As one of the console’s best titles, this highly sought-after game is quickly increasing in value. Boxed copies can now sell for anything over £600.
Chances of finding a copy? What would Conker say!? “NO F***ING CHANCE!”
4. Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Collector’s Edition)
The collector’s edition of one of the best games ever made is now worth a small fortune! Zelda: Ocarina of Time helped shape future action/adventure games forever. The game’s legacy and impact can never be debated. The collector’s edition doesn’t offer gamers too much extra though!
All you get is a special gold cart and a box with “Collectors’ Edition” printed over it! However, as this was only available for during a small window at the game’s launch, very few were sold. A boxed copy will now fetch you upward of £1000.
Chances of finding a copy? You’ll Deku regret not buying this on launch day!
3. Zelda: Majora’s Mask (Not For Resale – Grey)
Another classy title in our rare N64 games list, which on paper isn’t rare at all! Majora’s Mask takes Link on a morose and dauting adventure to stop the moon crashing to earth and saving humanity. This dark Zelda title isn’t for everyone, with the three-day cycle time limit certainly splitting the room.
The grey “Not For Resale” sticker adds a lot of extra £££’s to the game’s worth! Very few copies of the Not for Resale edition were ever released. One of these carts sold for over $1,000 in 2016. How much would one sell for in today’s market?
Chances of finding a copy? You’ve met with a terrible fate hunting this game, haven’t you?
2. GoldenEye 007 (Not For Resale – Grey)
Keep an eye open for any N64 game boasting a “Not For Resale” sticker! It really does make that version of the game a lot rarer and worth a lot more. Arguably, the rarest and most sought after Not For Resale N64 games is the legendary GoldenEye.
This amazing FPS title helped shape the genre for future games and really is one of the best games on the console. Originally, the Not For Sale titles were sent to stores to use as demos and offer the chance for customers to test certain games. They were never meant to be sold directly to customers, with many copies being destroyed or sent back to the suppliers. This title sells for anything over £1,000.
Chances of finding a copy? You have around 0.07% chance of finding this game!
1. Clay Fighter: Sculptor’s Cut
And now the king of our rare N64 games list. Clay Fighter: Sculptors Cut is an updated version of Clay Fighter 63 1/3. The game was originally a rental exclusive at Blockbuster, and was never meant to be sold to customers. It is rumoured that only 20,000 copies of this game were ever made. The game’s poor reviews didn’t help the demand for this title, and it was quickly forgotten about. A fully boxed edition of this extremely rare game can sell up to £4,000!
Chances of finding a copy? For this pursuit?! The first cut is the deepest!
Other rare and expensive N64 games include: Starcraft 64, Yoshi’s Island, Turok: Rage Wars, Banjo-Tooie, F1 Racing Championship, WCW Backstage Assault, Diddy Kong Racing, Mario Party 3, Ogre Battle 64 and Snowboard Kids 2.
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