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    I've noticed a few posts recently talking about the rarity of Gamecube games, and I remembered something I read in Nintendo Power. Apparently, before the release of Custom Robo here in the states, NOA sent out a demo disc containing a preview version of the game to select "Sages" from the Nintendo.com boards to "beta test" it. Now, that's all I remember and for all I know it could have just been the retail version sent out early (though why they would bother sending out a final version to be "beta tested" is beyond me), but I thought it might be interesting to find out more about. If anything, it could turn out to be the Cube's "holy grail"...

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    Uh no, because it's a beta version, every game has a beta version it just depends who gets their hands on it. More of novelty then something spend their life and money towards, it's a nice thing to add to a collection, but in no means something that sticks out. Now Tower of Druaga bonus disc for GameCube will certainly become rare down the line.
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    what about the Metal Gear Solid - The Twin Snakes japanese bonus disk with the original NES Metal Gear on it? That in the DP guide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jive3D View Post
    what about the Metal Gear Solid - The Twin Snakes japanese bonus disk with the original NES Metal Gear on it? That in the DP guide?
    The North American version of MGS: The Twin Snakes has become hard enough itself to find.

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    Here's the cover of the Walmart Exclusive NASCAR 2005, assuming I can do this right...



    Reminds me; I think there was a thread on here a while back (pre server move, I believe, as the URL -- http://www.digitpress.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52137 -- 404s now) about insert and big box variations. This should be added, if that could be found.
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    Thanks for uploading it for me.

    Too bad about that old linky not working.

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    If I remember correctly, there were a few games that got the 'Walmart' treatment at that time (I worked as a vendor at Walmart, in the electronics dept at the time), and the only difference between it being a normal copy and a Walmart copy was what you see on that manual. Too bad it's a sticker that was originally on the shrink wrap, that when peeled, gave you a code for a new track... under the sticker. The game was the standard copy of the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapdash View Post
    Here's the cover of the Walmart Exclusive NASCAR 2005, assuming I can do this right...
    I'd love to know what's different as it looks completely identical to the copy I own. Bar the sticker on the manual starting "Walmart exclusive".

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    Stu already said what's different - the sticker with a code to unlock a new racetrack.

    I've seen a lot of "Walmart exclusive" games where the only difference is a code to get an item... you can eventually unlock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jive3D
    what about the Metal Gear Solid - The Twin Snakes japanese bonus disk with the original NES Metal Gear on it? That in the DP guide?
    It all depends on if we're talking about the rarest commercially released game or not... but that one would definitely be high on any list.
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    Yeah the Tower of Druaga and Metal Gear discs are certainly the rarest games available to the public as they were only given in limited production and under certain circumstances. Oddly enough they are both NES games too.
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    I believe that NCAA Basketball 2K3 is quite rare, and was selling for $70+ a few months ago. It has since gone down in price, but is still considered the rarest current generation game.

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    What is the story behind the Tower of Druaga and Metal Gear bonus discs? I am working towards a complete Gamecube bonus disc collection and didn't even know about those. :/

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    Metal Gear bonus disc shipped w/Twin Snakes Gamecube.

    If it's available seperately, then I haven't heard about it. I'd like to get my hands on it, but only if I can get it by itself.

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    Correlation: it was only available with the Metal Gear Solid Gamecube bundle in Japan. After a copy myself actually. I have the Tower of Druaga disc (available from pre-ordering Baten Kaitos in Japan back end of 2003).

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    You can add the japanese versions of pacman vs & the zelda collection to the list too.

    The zelda collection was only available through club nintendo in japan. A few months back you could still get it but now its no longer on there so if you didn't get a copy thats it, your out of luck.

    As for pacman vs, there was a version released normally packaged inside copies of R racing evolution but the club nintendo version of pacman vs is different in content, it has the same game but theres a club nintendo screen when it boots up & there are some extra demo stuff on the disk too.

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    I think that the Resident Evil Demo Disc will be one of the real rarities too. I just got the Pure Evil double pack today, and I entered my code and it took it and said the game would be on its way to me soon. It's the last day of the promotion, and according to the Pure Evil double pack, only 10,000 demos were made.

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    WHat about RE2? Not really rare but freaking expensive on ebay.

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    RE2 and RE3 are only costly because they have demand, once this generation of consoles passes no one will give a rats ass about the games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem
    Correlation: it was only available with the Metal Gear Solid Gamecube bundle in Japan. After a copy myself actually. I have the Tower of Druaga disc (available from pre-ordering Baten Kaitos in Japan back end of 2003).
    In that case maybe I should stick to collecting only North American bonus discs.

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