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    Default Rarest GBA Games

    Games I have a hard time finding
    the less common titles to me
    Doom 2
    Lunar Legend
    Jazz Jackrabbit
    megaman and bass

    anyone else have something to suggest to this list



    but I have seen tatics orge plenty if anyone thinks its rare.
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    Strike Force Hydra
    IK+ (to a much lesser degree)

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    Ninja Five-0
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    I have had trouble finding Pocky & Rocky & Becky

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    Doom 2 isn't that rare. Maybe IRL, but online it's dirt common. I bet the Shining games, Soul 1 and 2 and the Force port coming out, will be rare. Also, Atlus tend to not make enough of their games, such as Tactics Ogre, Double Dragon, the upcoming River City Ransom EX, and more, so they may be rare. Generally, Ecks vs Sever games aren't eaasy to come by. Also, I second Ninja Five-O, and when it is on ebay CIB it's for over 30 bucks. Maybe Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, unless they made plenty.

    There are also a lot of uncommon ones, though, like Blackthorne, Lost Vikings, Chu Chu Rocket, and CT Special Forces. You'll find em without too much difficulty, but it'll require a search.

    If I think of any more I'll post em.



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    Default Re: Rarest gba games?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richter Belmount
    Games I have a hard time finding
    the less common titles to me
    Doom 2
    Lunar Legend
    Jazz Jackrabbit
    megaman and bass

    anyone else have something to suggest to this list



    but I have seen tatics orge plenty if anyone thinks its rare.
    Megaman & Bass are very easy to find. Check any Gamestop or Circuit City. Gamestop just dropped it in price to $19.99.

    Lunar Legend is also easily available at Gamestop, Circuit City and EB. Currently its at $19.99

    Due to the fact that Nintendo limits the production and distribution of the GBA games, you'll find the earlier games are the hardest to find, once they are taken off the shelfs. Games like Warioland 4, Aero the Acrobat, Breath of Fire, and Lufia: Ruins of Lore are very hard to find.

    Also, newer games with very limited production/distribution are HTF. Shining Soul for example, and I have yet to see Shining Soul 2 in the stores. I see Tactics Ogre all t he time, not sure if that is just a case of no one buying it. I've been holding out for it to drop in price to $19.99 before I buy it. Currently it is at $24.99

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    I don't think the original Advance Wars is rare, but it is becoming difficult to find.

    Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance - I'm also not sure that it's super-rare, but it is also somewhat difficult to find.

    eBay auctions for some of these games: I'm not sure I would put these in the reckoning for whether games are "rare" or not, saying "this is available online all the time." I personally have won eBay auctions for some GBA carts that were very obviously frauds. A lot of the sellers auctioning off large quantities of different GBA games (especially if they're from Hong Kong) are probably proffering pirated products.

    Tactics Ogre is common right now; it may be that when it goes out-of-print it'll become more rare.
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    I'm with Maxlords. It's gotta be Ninja Five-O. I was looking for that game when it was released and neither Gamestop nor EB even had it in their computers. I'm pretty sure neither stocked the game new... although it was available at Toys R Us, Amazon and I think Walmart. I never saw a new copy of it until I stumbled upon 4 of them at Sams club like 6 months later. They are all gone. You may be lucky and find a loose one for $15 at the occasional gamestop, but thats it.

    Plus its a downright excellent game.

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    Cyma is basically new, but has been difficult for me to find one. I don't believe that any 'Vania for GBA will become difficult to track they always sell in larger quantities, I'd rather say that Harverst Moon, Cyma, Breath of Fire and Doom will be very hard to find.

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    Manic Miner, thats almost impossible to find. I've only ever seen it in a shop once and I bought it while I had the chance.

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    R-Type 3 is rare too. Mostly because it's a pile, but that's a different story.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Policenaut
    Cyma is basically new, but has been difficult for me to find one.
    Would you happen to be referring to CIMA: The Enemy? (clicky clicky)

    Anyone else posting in here seen either one of the two games I mentioned, particuarly Strike Force Hyrda?

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    I'll have to third(fourth?) Ninja Five 0. That game was a pain in the ass to track down. I constantly got told I was making the name up when I'd call Gamestop and such. I finally broke down and ordered it online from KB or something. Came out to be like $40. Boy was it worth it though. Awesome game. Oh yeah, Space Invaders isn't too common. I've only seen it at one store(Toys R Us) and they charge $40 for it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by esquire
    and I have yet to see Shining Soul 2 in the stores.
    Probably because it isn't out yet.
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    How do you guys feel about Car Battler Joe? I don't come across that one too often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ? Gideon ?
    How do you guys feel about Car Battler Joe? I don't come across that one too often.
    I remember screenies of it from Nintendo Power but I don't think I've EVER seen it in a real store.
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    Yeah, I think you can consider it rare, at least highly uncommon. I haven't seen it much either. Only one store around here even carries it, and they're not a major chain, just some small independednt store.

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    The TRU I worked at had a ton of Car Battler Joe for $9.99 on clearance. I doubt there's any left, but there were at least 20 copies at the time. Hence why I was able to review on of my fave games on the console:

    http://www.digitpress.com/reviews/carbattlerjoe.htm

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    It's odd how that happens--some unlikely stores having a ton of a certain game. I think it makes the hunt more fun.

    What about Urban Yeti? I don't see this one too often, either. Then again, I'm not really looking for it.

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    I wonder if Gameboy Advance games in general will be as scarce and pricey in the vague sense that older Gameboy carts are currently.

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