The game was re-released on the 3DS Virtual Console in Japan and Europe (still nothing for North America), but it hasn’t seemed to slow down the enthusiasm for the original Game Boy version. Mega Man 2 was easy, I don't care how many songs are written about it. At these prices, I know I’m not selling mine any time soon! Check for Kid Dracula on Amazon. This Game Boy release uses the same title and artwork as the Super Nintendo game developed by Human Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. While we often joke about the differences in packaging artwork between North America and other regions, Avenging Spirit is one of the most stark differences. Note: I’m starting to publish some archived version of old price guides. the rest b/c they had a password system weren't too terribly tough. I wonder if capcom would ever consider remaking them from the ground up for a compilation, considering they are on the eshop tho. The difference is enough to make you wonder if it’s actually the same game. Though Ice Man's vanishing blocks are ass. A bare copy could be found for around $20 while a complete copy was only maxing out at $100. Ubisoft then localized the game Nakajima Satoru F-1 Hero GB ’92: The Graded Driver from Natsu System and rebranded it. Since then it’s been a steady climb up. why foces only on the games the Author knows. So I thought maybe I can try to answer this question by seeing if some games are harder than others even if their players are doing everything right, and that led me to speed runs. Much like F1 Pole Position, mentioned above, this particular Ubisoft release saw decent distribution in PAL territories, but was ultra-limited in North America. Anyway, even though it was based on an arcade game, the game didn’t do well in retail (the confusing branding and imagery probably didn’t help).

If there’s one developer that seems to consistently show up on our Rare and Valuable lists, it is Atlus. So if you’re wanting to fully explore the massive Mega Man series, this is a required play. While Mega Man IV was never a bargain purchase, it was quite affordable: a decade ago, your could find a loose cart in the $20 range.
Get a nice roundup of new retro gaming content once or twice a month. But then again, I've been playing Mega Man games since I was 4 and 5. :lol: If you want hard though, look up Rockman No Constancy on youtube and watch the Wily stages. This action plaformer (I’ve also heard it called a “possess-em-up”) was actually one of our Gameboy Hidden Gem picks a decade ago and has the interesting concept of playing as a ghost that can posses a bunch of different enemies (each with different characteristics) to avenge your death and rescue your girlfriend. Your email address will not be published. I would have to agree with all of them! Check for NIV Bible and Lost Levels of Joshua on eBay. I’ll toss a vote in for the North American version of Hit the Ice as well. Advent is harder than ZX1...I think, haven't played either in a while. The game never came out and after searching to see why it never showed up, the game codes being lost was the answer that showed up in one of the gaming magazines at the time. Since Ubisoft had relatively low investment in the game, they took a wait-and-see approach by releasing a very limited amount of copies of this North American production. This topic is locked from further discussion. Check for Bomb Jack on Amazon, Recently purchased STOP THAT ROACH right here on Racketboy from a fellow member. The second price is the highest price in the past three months which is usually the price for the new/sealed game. It’s so rare, most people hardly knows it exists, but once a copy appears on eBay it goes for a lot of bucks. are any CHN games. Required fields are marked *, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Boxed copies are a whole different matter. Hardest Megaman? The original Game Boy brought portable gaming to the masses and now holds a nostalgic place in the hearts of collectors right there with the NES. While there are weapons to be utilized in Kid Dracula, the game focuses on pure platforming. Might want to throw in Beethoven the UK exclusive. Check for Avenging Spirit on Amazon. While ZAS may be one of the best examples of shoot-em-up action on the Gameboy, Star Hawk may be one of the most lackluster. The list is ordered by the balance of the two prices. Here you can find the 2012 Edition of this Guide. In North America, Spud’s Adventure was released just 8 months before Amazing Tater. any ASI While Amazing Tater might not have what it takes to reach cult classic status, it is one of the hardest to find Game Boy games of all time. Just when you thought there weren’t enough Pokemon for your GBA, the ROM hacks come in.

any GPS Check for Castlevania II Belmont’s Revenge on Amazon. I know some folks on NintendoAge have offered bounties of upwards to $500, but that was at least a couple years ago. The strange thing is that the PAL version has a label that is what you might expect, but the North American release displayed an odd design choice of having half of the artwork area to be solid black in order to display the un-cropped racing photograph that was used on the SNES game. Check for Bomb Jack on eBay Neither one was really a challenge. And while the rarest Gameboy games don’t quite touch the those in the NES library in terms of value, there are some surprising treasures to be found. When I was working on this revamp, the first thing I did was verify if those newer complications included them, but no luck! es. But complete copies have continued to drastically appreciate in value (back in 2012, you could buy a pristine copy for $200). Of course, this title is also developed and published by Atlus, has the vegetable kingdom vibe going strong, and saw very low production numbers. I know, right?! It’s a shame that Capcom didn’t include their GB and GBC games with all their various Mega Man compilations this gen. At the least they are fun curiosities; in the case of Mega Man V, a lot of gamers are missing out on one of the better classic Mega Man games.

Afterward, about $20. The hardest ones for me were the X-Series games on the GBA, but I think a lot of that had to do with the sprites being bigger or the amount you can see being far less than on the console games. As mentioned below, Spud’s Adventure was the middle installment of the low-key trilogy of “Puzzle Boy” Game Boy games. I don't care who you are, or what you say...easy megaman games is a contradiction in terms. Check for Amazing Tater on eBay

However, when you see either the PAL box or the Japan release (known as “Phantasm” over there), you’ll see a cute ghost welcoming you and a fun feeling type choice for the title. Back in our 2012 edition, Bomb Jack was going for about $12 loose and only $30 for a boxed copy. It previously was in much less demand than its rarer sibling, Castlevania Legends (see below) but its boxed copies come at a premium now for collectors. Interesting game, did a mini review here: Check for Kid Dracula on eBay Some require you to battle every single trainer 2-3 times to advance. Edit: I just realized that something might be hard only when the player isn't "doing it right". Along time ago there was supposed to be a GBA I believe, compilation of the GB games and they were supposed to be colorized. any ROC games

Much like Amazing Tater, this cart was lost in obscurity for a while before getting some collector exposure in late 2011/early 2012. That GBC Color list does need an update in the future, however. They always seem to make cult classics and release them in low numbers. The Game Boy series was developed by Minakuchi Engineering for Capcom and this fifth installment actually took more time in development than the four prior games. You can’t go wrong with this game, and that is why we listed Glazed as the first in the list of best Pokemon games for GBA. I was trimming down my collection so I got rid of the original GB games and and planned to get the compilation. (Interestingly enough, the Atari Lynx version is still quite affordable). Note that some of these games are not rare in the sense that there are not many available, but rare relative to demand, which makes the games expensive.

There were more copies released in PAL regions which is much more abundant and affordable. The ones I've played the most I could finish blind folded but the ones I haven't played most of my life are very hard. They lost the code for the GB games that’s why they’ve never showed up on any compilations. Check for Castlevania Legends on Amazon. It also happened to have a boatload of amazing games. Spud’s Adventure does differ a bit from both Kwirk and Amazing Tater in that is actually more of an overhead Action RPG while still having a healthy amount of puzzle solving involved. Check for Castlevania Legends on eBay I know I'll get flamed for playing them let alone claiming that they are hard, but 2 and 3 in the Battle Network series were hard. Your email address will not be published. The Game Boy version was the first game in the series in which Irem tested it on a Western market, but only sold in Austria and Switzerland for some reason (and North America didn’t see an installment until Hammerin’ Hero for the PSP in 2009).