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    Default what are the rarest PAL games?

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    i'm looking to collect the rarest PAL titles for these consoles.

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    Well, Atari has like many consoles: Atari VCS 2600, Atari 7800 Pro System, Atari Lynx, Atari XEGS, Atari Jaguar, take your pick.

    Atari 5200 Supersystem was not available as a PAL unit.

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    Some of the rarest Nes games:

    -Rodland, only released in Spain and some units in the Netherlands and Italy.
    -Mr Gimmick, only released in Scandinavian countries.
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    cool, some nes titles to keep my eyes open for, and as for atari i only own a 2600.

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    NES: Ufouria is uncommon and highly desirable, Banana Prince was only released in Germany. Mr Gimmick is definitely the rarest PAL nes title and will set you back a few hundred bucks...

    SNES: Daze Before Christmas only released in Germany, Castlevania Vampires Kiss seems pretty rare

    Megadrive: Daze Before Christmas only released in Australia, Alien Soldier seems desirable but I dont think its actually that rare..

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    some pal megadrive rarities i find are tough to come across, but these and many others pop up on ebay from time to time so they are not 'Darxide 32X' rare!!
    Mutant League Hockey
    World Championship Soccer 2
    Madden 97
    Fatal Fury 2
    Time Killers
    Punisher
    Death And Return Of Superman
    Daze Before Christmas
    Pirates Of The Dark Water
    Bodycount
    Mega Man: The Wily Wars
    Super Probotector
    Ecco Jr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parodius Duh! View Post
    NES: Ufouria is uncommon and highly desirable, Banana Prince was only released in Germany. Mr Gimmick is definitely the rarest PAL nes title and will set you back a few hundred bucks...
    Gimmick is up there but it's not the rarest by a long shot. Rodland, Snowboard Challenge and Phantom Air Mission take the top spots. Of the three, only Rodland didn't get a US release. Snowboard Challenge is Heavy Shreddin' and Phantom Air Mission is Ultimate Air Combat (pretty sure, anyway).

    There's also a bunch of HES and Gluk unlicensed shit that is hard to come by in some cases.
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    For the Saturn: Keio Flying Squadron 2, Deep Fear and any other expensive Saturn RPG also released in the US (PDS, Shining Force III, Dragon Force). BTW, PAL version of Shining Wisdom is dirty cheap when compared to the Working Designs' US release

    SNES: English Terranigma is extremely uncommon, I've never found one on Polish auction sites and was forced to use British eBay. Tha same thing with Secret of Evermore. Other rarities: Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss, Harvest Moon, Street Fighter Alpha 2, English Lufia 2, English Secret of Mana.


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    2600 PAl getting rare is:
    Asterix
    Klax
    Sentinel (might have had US release)
    Pick n Pile
    Acid Drop
    Ghostbusters II
    My Golf (not quite, but getting rarer)
    the ITT games
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    SNES

    Whirlo (jp. name = Sandra no Daibouken)
    Cool World
    X-Zone
    Zelda III Gold Pack
    Daze before Christmas (not common but not extremely rare)
    Mega Man X3
    Mega Man 7
    Street Fighter Alpha 2
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    SNES

    Whirlo (jp. name = Sandra no Daibouken)
    Cool World
    X-Zone
    Zelda III Gold Pack
    Daze before Christmas (not common but not extremely rare)
    Mega Man X3
    Mega Man 7
    Street Fighter Alpha 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by portnoyd View Post
    Gimmick is up there but it's not the rarest by a long shot. Rodland, Snowboard Challenge and Phantom Air Mission take the top spots. Of the three, only Rodland didn't get a US release. Snowboard Challenge is Heavy Shreddin' and Phantom Air Mission is Ultimate Air Combat (pretty sure, anyway).

    There's also a bunch of HES and Gluk unlicensed shit that is hard to come by in some cases.
    Rodland is far more common then PAM and SC (but still quite rare), it's just a very high profile game which is why it's so expensive

    for PAL NES some of the ESP games are crazy hard to find (all of the 3 above games are ESP coded)

    PAL PS1 has some really rare games aswel, mostly early releases without the Playstation border (Hebereke's Popoito, Philosoma etc) or late releases that came in low print runs like Blockids and Destructo 2

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    Speaking of PAL PS1... European releases of Legend of Dragoon and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are way more expensive than NTSC US versions.
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    Snesguy, chance of finding anything truly deemed rare in Australia in the wild are pretty minimal. Your only real chances of finding anything rare on the consoles you have mentioned are the following games:

    Mega Man Wily Wars - Megadrive
    Daze before Christmas - MD/SNES
    Uforia - NES (debatable if this is rare or not but gets some good $$$)
    Terrinigma - SNES (same as uforia)

    And pretty much the other titles already mentioned but I will say in all of my years of hunting I have not came across nearly all the games mentioned in this thread in the wild and its even worse now with everyone thinking any classic game is worth 2k monies on eBay.

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    Kizuna Encounter on the AES. Only 12 PAL copies were made.

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    Going by Racketboy for PAL NES games;

    Mr. Gimmick: $600 – $750
    Vindicators (Australian HES version) : $600 – $710
    The Flintstones: Surprise At Dinosaur Peak: $600 – $750
    Jetsons: Cogwell’s Caper: $ $300 – $400
    Parasol Stars: $50 – $80
    Banana Prince: $45 – $75
    Noah’s Ark: $35 – $60

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    thanks for the games guys now as a collector i know what games to get,
    I had Daze on the DM but i sold it a while back, fetched me a good $200 though.
    I'll keep my eye open for any of these games for my collection.
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    just got my hands on a friends PS1,
    any colector level games in AU i should keep my eye out for?
    thanks.

    looking though my snes collection i see i have, and i have biometal and Terranigma.
    love em so much ^^
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    PS1 games in Aus:

    RPG's, seriously most RPG's fetch a good value on the PS1 so things like:
    Final Fantasy Anything
    Suikoden 1 and 2
    Legend of Dragoon
    Star Ocean 2
    Legend of Legia

    Also Capcom fighters seem to fetch a bit too:
    Street Fighter Alpha 2
    X Men vs Street Fighter
    MSH Vs Street Fighter (both this and X Vs SF where Blockbuster only releases and are a little hard to come by)

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    PAL Knuckles Chaotix is by far the most expensive region IIRC.

    I think Fire Pro Wrestling Returns might be tricky to find in certain areas. Not sure which countries or retailers got sufficient copies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theclaw View Post
    PAL Knuckles Chaotix is by far the most expensive region IIRC.

    I think Fire Pro Wrestling Returns might be tricky to find in certain areas. Not sure which countries or retailers got sufficient copies.
    Wasn't Darxide (an European exclusive) the most expensive 32X game?
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    Probably. Still, comparing that version Chaotix to either USA or JPN is striking nonetheless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theclaw View Post
    Probably. Still, comparing that version Chaotix to either USA or JPN is striking nonetheless.
    So glad I have a copy


    Star Ocean 2 is also pretty rare in EU. I refuse to pay the £60 it commands on Ebay/Amazon. Still yet to see one in the wild.

    Kitzune Encounter for MCD and Darxide, T-Mek and Primal Rage are all amazingly rare for the 32X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    2600 PAl getting rare is:
    Asterix
    Klax
    Sentinel (might have had US release)
    Pick n Pile
    Acid Drop
    Ghostbusters II
    My Golf (not quite, but getting rarer)
    the ITT games
    These are rare, but most certainly not the rarest.

    BTW: Sentinel did not get a US release. It only exists as a prototype:
    http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari...nel_14059.html

    Rarest VCS PAL original titles:
    http://www.atarimania.com/pgelstsoft...ity=10&step=25

    Rarest VCS PAL titles in general:
    http://www.atarimania.com/pgelstsoft...ity=10&step=25

    Of each title on these lists there are 3 or less carts known to exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dred View Post
    Speaking of PAL PS1... European releases of Legend of Dragoon and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are way more expensive than NTSC US versions.
    yes they are more expensive then the NTSC versions, but they're by far not in the top 25 rare games.. they're just "famous" and popular, hence expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Snesguy666 View Post
    just got my hands on a friends PS1,
    any colector level games in AU i should keep my eye out for?
    thanks.

    looking though my snes collection i see i have, and i have biometal and Terranigma.
    love em so much ^^

    there are many AUS / NZ only PS1 games and sets that are really rare, the top one offcourse being Grand Theft Auto Double Feature (http://www.playstationcollecting.com...t=2564&p=24724)

    Quote Originally Posted by theclaw View Post
    PAL Knuckles Chaotix is by far the most expensive region IIRC.

    I think Fire Pro Wrestling Returns might be tricky to find in certain areas. Not sure which countries or retailers got sufficient copies.
    as far as I know it's onlly released in Italy and Portugal (I have both these language variants)

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