The Most Expensive Games On GameStop's New Retro Store

The Most Expensive Games On GameStop's New Retro Store

What's old is new again. Unfortunately, it's also pricey.

GameStop launched its long-discussed retro store today, and most games are available for pretty reasonable prices. $US12.99 for Metal Gear? Sure. $US6.99 for Sonic the Hedgehog 2? Alright. Even $US34.99 for Mega Man 2 isn't ridiculous, considering what it's going for over on eBay.

It doesn't take long for old school games to start breaking the bank, though, and I wanted to know the priciest games on GameStop's storefront.

Here's what I found, grabbing the most expensive game for each platform GameStop offers:

NES: Mega Man 6 ($US44.99)

From the United States, Canada and Japan they came. The world's premier designers and their finest robotic warriors travelled to do battle in the First Annual Robot Tournament. On the eve of the Grand Championship, the mysterious Mr. X announced that the entire tournament was just a scheme to get his hands on the world's most powerful robots! Mega Man must battle through 16 levels to defeat this ferocious new foe.

Genesis: TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist ($US49.99)

Shredder steals the powerful Hyperstone to shrink New York City and it's up to you to teach that treacherous troublemaker not to mess with the fearless foursome! Pick your favourite Cowabunga commando to slash through 5 lawless levels of lambasting. Four levels each have 3 intense stages and the other is packed with brand new challenges that will make you hurl your pizza lunch. Pulverize shrink-happy Shredder before he pockets our whole planet!

Nintendo 64: Conker's Bad Fur Day ($US79.99)

The day after his 21st birthday bash, Conker's sporting the worst hangover ever, and he just can't seem to find his way home. Prepare to stagger through randy, raunchy, raucous scenarios crammed full of bad manners, twisted humour, and graphic bodily functions. Unless you're a fan of violence, foul language, and racy innuendo, you'd best steer clear of this one.

Dreamcast: Cannon Spike ($US79.99)

Far into the future, a rogue group of terrorist robots wreak havoc on the world and it's citizens. The Anti Robot Squad Special Forces has been created to overthrow these radical robots. With an arsenal of weapons and high-powered Motor Boots, you must lead a courageous legion of seven members through multiple levels of robotic terror, huge bosses and other evils. Prepare yourself for the ultimate in speed, strategy and firepower.

PlayStation: Tales of Destiny II / Suikoden II ($US89.99)

Embark on a heroic journey to discover the truth behind an enigmatic stranger and the ominous message she brings. For years, life in the sleepy village of Rasheans was routine and peaceful - that is, until the day a spacecraft crashed in a nearby forest leaving nothing but wreckage, a mysterious girl, and a desperate warning of catastrophe. Join Reid, Farah, and other valiant heroes as they set out to discover the origin of the stranded girl and the truth behind the fate of their worlds.

Experience an epic tale of warfare, magic, friendship and betrayal.

SNES: Chrono Trigger ($US89.99)

A chance encounter amid the festivities of Guardia's Millennial Fair in Leene Square introduces the young hero, Crono, to a girl by the name of Marle. Deciding to explore the fair together, the two soon find themselves at an exhibition of the Telepod, the latest invention by Crono's longtime friend Lucca. Marle, fearless and brimming with curiosity, volunteers to assist in a demonstration. However, an unanticipated malfunction sends her hurtling through a rift in the dimensions. Taking hold of the girl's pendant, Crono bravely follows in pursuit. But the world into which he emerges is the one of four centuries before. Journey to the forgotten past, the distant future, and even to the very End of Time. The epic quest to save a planet's future makes history once again.


Comments

    In 2003, I picked a copy of conker for five bucks when my local video store shut down.

    Still a fine game, it's amazing how much voice acting rare stuffed onto that cart!

      I bought a friend's old N64 for $60 a few years back. Included like 25 games. One of them was Conker's Bad Fur Day.

      I paid like $119.95 for it at launch :(

    I help run a second hand game trading page on facebook. These prices are surprisingly refreshing compared to the bullshit prices I see people trying to get on those pages, ESPECIALLY Conker which people regularly try to get for 250 to 300.

      Really?! I wouldn't mind selling my Conker cart, what is a reasonable price for it do you think?

        Check the sold listings on ebay for a rough idea. Depends on the condition. If its pal, no case etc. Anywhere between 100-200 possibly.

    $90 for Suikoden 2?!?!? I can assume the price has went down due to it now being on PSN, but holy crap i would have bought that in a heartbeat a few years ago.

    now if only i could find the English version of Tomba 2

    Last edited 23/06/15 7:44 pm

      Uhh let me have a look, but i'm pretty sure I have the game, case and manual for Tombi 2

        ... for the low, low price of YOUR SOUL

          Haha yeah I'm the devil. I didn't realise it was so rare in Aus. I'm from NZ and there's a few copies on Trade Me ( http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/SearchResults.aspx?searchString=tombi+2&rptpath=all&type=Search&searchType=all&generalSearch_keypresses=7&generalSearch_suggested=0&generalSearch_suggestedCategory= ) but absolutely none on Gumtree or whatever you guys use

            I was trying to find and buy the game in America, and was having no luck. Then they announced they were releasing it for the PSN and i got all excited, until I downloaded it and found out it was in Japanese.

              Haha what? I've got it on the PSN too but it's definitely in English. Do you have a Japanese account?

                Tomba 2? in America they only released the Japanese version. there was a huge outrage about it because no where in the description did it mention it.

                http://www.psnstores.com/2014/05/monkeypaw-reveals-why-the-english-version-of-tomba-2-isnt-on-psn-in-north-america/

                and http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Network-Support/Tomba-2-is-Japanese/td-p/42975259

                Last edited 24/06/15 10:00 am

                  That is so weird. I've played both versions of Tomba/Tombi 2 and they only difference between them is the name. If they can release Tombi 2 in English for Aus, NZ and I assume European territories with no emulation problems, surely they can just take the same copy and replace the text/voice acting files for the few times they actually say "Tombi". Now I feel lucky to have had English Tombi 2 on my PSN for so long. Bizzare

      Got one from ebay a few years ago for $50 AU. Australia version and complete. We also own the first one, Australian and complete. He brought that one after we got demo for it.

      A lot of these prices are reasonable. I wonder if gamestop has any stock of them. I purchased a copy of Suikoden II for USD$90 ten years ago.

    That's pretty steep for Conkers now that it'll be in the Rare: Replay collection in August

    Meanwhile on ebay...

    Last edited 23/06/15 9:43 pm

      Wow it actually sold at that price.

        Yeah at 7 bids too! That's what I mean, people are hot for getting their hands on it, US $80 seems quite reasonable to me. I'm guessing demand must be a little higher in Aus

          AUS version is always rarer. Smaller market and NA version wouldn't work on our console.

    Or you could just get most of these for free online with emulators on a pc. Even now there are apps for snes, genesis and psp

    Suikoden 2 is still worth that amount. :P One of the most epic stories ever.

    how about Starcraft 64 for rare? (only PAL release was in Aus)

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