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Top Ten Most Collectible Video Games

michael posted more than 11 years ago | from the duck-hunt dept.

Games 583

Obiwan Kenobi writes "Gamespy has a new article up on the Top Ten All Time Rarest Video Games. This wacky list includes such gems as Chase the Chuck Wagon and Bubble Bath Babes, the only NES game with nudity (square nipples, anyone?). Makes me wonder what the top ten rarest PC games are..."

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mmmmmmm (-1, Offtopic)

Cheeziologist (596855) | more than 11 years ago | (#4909932)

I love 8-bit pr0n....don't you?

Original Castle Wolfenstein (4, Redundant)

Kymermosst (33885) | more than 11 years ago | (#4909943)

The original 2-D Castle Wolfenstein, and others from the 8-bit famed Apple/Commodore/Atari machines.

The Zork series on 5 1/4 disks.

Original Ultima series games.

Those are the true collectables.

(first post?)

Re:Original Castle Wolfenstein (2)

TopShelf (92521) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910035)

Or what about the old Adventure series on cassette tape? You'd start the tape, then go have dinner waiting for the game to load!

Re:Original Castle Wolfenstein (2)

nogoodmonkey (614350) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910227)

i found out that if you hit play and hold down fast forward a little, you would almost double the loading time. ;-)

i had the first "Adventure" game on my atari and also on my XT. only on the XT the name was changed to "adventur" (8 character filenames, heh).

DO you need the box and manuals for the zork games (2)

Unknown Poltroon (31628) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910154)

I think ive go those!!

Re:Original Castle Wolfenstein (2)

nogoodmonkey (614350) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910199)

i had/have castle wolfenstein on my atari 5400.

never really got into the whole ultima series. i liked the sierra SGI (kings quest, heros quest, space quest, etc) games a little more.

Had then all, played then all! (2)

Pac (9516) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910221)

I guess I am getting old.

Important Stuff: (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4909951)

It has come to my attention that the entire Linux community is a hotbed of so called 'alternative sexuality,' which includes anything from hedonistic orgies to homosexuality to pedophilia.

What better way of demonstrating this than by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Linux's most outspoken advocates:

  • Linus Torvalds [microsoft.com] is an anagram of slit anus or VD 'L,' clearly referring to himself by the first initial.
  • Richard M. Stallman [geocities.com] , spokespervert for the Gaysex's Not Unusual 'movement' is an anagram of mans cram thrill ad.
  • Alan Cox [microsoft.com] is barely an anagram of anal cox which is just so filthy and unchristian it unnerves me.

I'm sure that Eric S. Raymond, composer of the satanic homosexual [goatse.cx] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, is probably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as we know he's always shoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Update: Eric S. Raymond is actually an anagram for secondary rim and cord in my arse. It just goes to show you that he is indeed queer.

Update the Second: It is also documented that Evil Sicko Gaymond is responsible for a nauseating piece of code called Fetchmail [microsoft.com] , which is obviously sinister sodomite slang for 'Felch Male' -- a disgusting practise. For those not in the know, 'felching' is the act performed by two perverts wherein one sucks their own post-coital ejaculate out of the other's rectum. In fact, it appears that the dirty Linux faggots set out to undermine the good Republican institution of e-mail, turning it into 'e-male.'

As far as Richard 'Master' Stallman goes, that filthy fudge-packer was actually quoted [salon.com] on leftist commie propaganda site Salon.com as saying the following: 'I've been resistant to the pressure to conform in any circumstance,' he says. 'It's about being able to question conventional wisdom,' he asserts. 'I believe in love, but not monogamy,' he says plainly.

And this isn't a made up troll bullshit either! He actually stated this tripe, which makes it obvious that he is trying to politely say that he's a flaming homo [comp-u-geek.net] slut [rotten.com] !

Speaking about 'flaming,' who better to point out as a filthy chutney ferret than Slashdot's very own self-confessed pederast Jon Katz. Although an obvious deviant anagram cannot be found from his name, he has already confessed, nay boasted of the homosexual [goatse.cx] perversion of corrupting the innocence of young children [slashdot.org] . To quote from the article linked:

'I've got a rare kidney disease,' I told her. 'I have to go to the bathroom a lot. You can come with me if you want, but it takes a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a note from my doctor?'

Is this why you were touching your penis [rotten.com] in the cinema, Jon? And letting the other boys touch it too?

We should also point out that Jon Katz refers to himself as 'Slashdot's resident Gasbag.' Is there any more doubt? For those fortunate few who aren't aware of the list of homosexual [goatse.cx] terminology found inside the Linux 'Sauce Code,' a 'Gasbag' is a pervert who gains sexual gratification from having a thin straw inserted into his urethra (or to use the common parlance, 'piss-pipe'), then his homosexual [goatse.cx] lover blows firmly down the straw to inflate his scrotum. This is, of course, when he's not busy violating the dignity and copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering together their postings and publishing them en masse to further his twisted and manipulative journalistic agenda.

Sick, disgusting antichristian perverts, the lot of them.

In addition, many of the Linux distributions (a 'distribution' is the most common way to spread the faggots' wares) are run by faggot groups. The Slackware [redhat.com] distro is named after the 'Slack-wear' fags wear to allow easy access to the anus for sexual purposes. Furthermore, Slackware is a close anagram of claw arse, a reference to the homosexual [goatse.cx] practise of anal fisting. The Mandrake [slackware.com] product is run by a group of French faggot satanists, and is named after the faggot nickname for the vibrator. It was also chosen because it is an anagram for dark amen and ram naked, which is what they do.

Another 'distro,' (abbrieviated as such because it sounds a bit like 'Disco,' which is where homosexuals [goatse.cx] preyed on young boys in the 1970s), is Debian, [mandrake.com] an anagram of in a bed, which could be considered innocent enough (after all, a bed is both where we sleep and pray), until we realise what other names Debian uses to describe their foul wares. 'Woody' is obvious enough, being a term for the erect male penis [rotten.com] , glistening with pre-cum. But far sicker is the phrase 'Frozen Potato' that they use. This filthy term, again found in the secret homosexual [goatse.cx] 'Sauce Code,' refers to the solo homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of defecating into a clear polythene bag, shaping the turd into a crude approximation of the male phallus, then leaving it in the freezer overnight until it becomes solid. The practitioner then proceeds to push the frozen 'potato' up his own rectum, squeezing it in and out until his tight young balls erupt in a screaming orgasm.

And Red Hat [debian.org] is secret homo [comp-u-geek.net] slang for the tip of a penis [rotten.com] that is soaked in blood from a freshly violated underage ringpiece.

The fags have even invented special tools to aid their faggotry! For example, the 'supermount' tool was devised to allow deeper penetration, which is good for fags because it gives more pressure on the prostate gland. 'Automount' is used, on the other hand, because Linux users are all fat and gay, and need to mount each other [comp-u-geek.net] automatically.

The depths of their depravity can be seen in their use of 'mount points.' These are, plainly speaking, the different points of penetration. The main one is obviously /anus, but there are others. Militant fags even say 'there is no /opt mount point' because for these dirty perverts faggotry is not optional but a way of life.

More evidence is in the fact that Linux users say how much they love `man`, even going so far as to say that all new Linux users (who are in fact just innocent heterosexuals indoctrinated by the gay propaganda) should try out `man`. In no other system do users boast of their frequent recourse to a man.

Other areas of the system also show Linux's inherit gayness. For example, people are often told of the 'FAQ,' but how many innocent heterosexual Windows [amiga.com] users know what this actually means. The answer is shocking: Faggot Anal Quest: the voyage of discovery for newly converted fags!

Even the title 'Slashdot [geekizoid.com] ' originally referred to a homosexual [goatse.cx] practice. Slashdot [kuro5hin.org] of course refers to the popular gay practice of blood-letting. The Slashbots, of course are those super-zealous homosexuals [goatse.cx] who take this perversion to its extreme by ripping open their anuses, as seen on the site most popular with Slashdot users, the depraved work of Satan, http://www.eff.org/ [eff.org] .

The editors of Slashdot [slashduh.org] also have homosexual [goatse.cx] names: 'Hemos' is obvious in itself, being one vowel away from 'Homos.' But even more sickening is 'Commander Taco' which sounds a bit like 'Commode in Taco,' filthy gay slang for a pair of spreadeagled buttocks that are caked with excrement [pboy.com] . (The best form of lubrication, they insist.) Sometimes, these 'Taco Commodes' have special 'Salsa Sauce' (blood from a ruptured rectum) and 'Cheese' (rancid flakes of penis [rotten.com] discharge) toppings. And to make it even worse, Slashdot [notslashdot.org] runs on Apache!

The Apache [microsoft.com] server, whose use among fags is as prevalent as AIDS, is named after homosexual [goatse.cx] activity -- as everyone knows, popular faggot band, the Village People, featured an Apache Indian, and it is for him that this gay program is named.

And that's not forgetting the use of patches in the Linux fag world -- patches are used to make the anus accessible for repeated anal sex even after its rupture by a session of fisting.

To summarise: Linux is gay. 'Slash -- Dot' is the graphical description of the space between a young boy's scrotum and anus. And BeOS [apple.com] is for hermaphrodites and disabled 'stumpers.'

FEEDBACK

What worries me is how much you know about what gay people do. I'm scared I actually read this whole thing. I think this post is a good example of the negative effects of Internet usage on people. This person obviously has no social life anymore and had to result to writing something as stupid as this. And actually take the time to do it too. Although... I think it was satire.. blah.. it's early. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well, the only reason I know all about this is because I had the misfortune to read the Linux 'Sauce code' once. Although publicised as the computer code needed to get Linux up and running on a computer (and haven't you always been worried about the phrase 'Monolithic Kernel'?), this foul document is actually a detailed and graphic description of every conceivable degrading perversion known to the human race, as well as a few of the major animal species. It has shocked and disturbed me, to the point of needing to shock and disturb the common man to warn them of the impending homo [comp-u-geek.net] -calypse which threatens to engulf our planet.

You must work for the government. Trying to post the most obscene stuff in hopes that slashdot won't be able to continue or something, due to legal woes. If i ever see your ugly face, i'm going to stick my fireplace poker up your ass, after it's nice and hot, to weld shut that nasty gaping hole of yours. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Doesn't it give you a hard-on to imagine your thick strong poker ramming it's way up my most sacred of sphincters? You're beyond help, my friend, as the only thing you can imagine is the foul penetrative violation of another man. Are you sure you're not Eric Raymond? The government, being populated by limp-wristed liberals, could never stem the sickening tide of homosexual [goatse.cx] child molesting Linux advocacy. Hell, they've given NAMBLA free reign for years!

you really should post this logged in. i wish i could remember jebus's password, cuz i'd give it to you. -- mighty jebus [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Thank you for your kind words of support. However, this document shall only ever be posted anonymously. This is because the 'Open Sauce' movement is a sham, proposing homoerotic cults of hero worshipping in the name of freedom. I speak for the common man. For any man who prefers the warm, enveloping velvet folds of a woman's vagina [bodysnatchers.co.uk] to the tight puckered ringpiece of a child. These men, being common, decent folk, don't have a say in the political hypocrisy that is Slashdot culture. I am the unknown liberator [hitler.org] .

ROLF LAMO i hate linux FAGGOTS -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

We shouldn't hate them, we should pity them for the misguided fools they are... Fanatical Linux zeal-outs need to be herded into camps for re-education and subsequent rehabilitation into normal heterosexual society. This re-education shall be achieved by forcing them to watch repeats of Baywatch until the very mention of Pamela Anderson [rotten.com] causes them to fill their pants with healthy heterosexual jism [zillabunny.com] .

Actually, that's not at all how scrotal inflation works. I understand it involves injecting sterile saline solution into the scrotum. I've never tried this, but you can read how to do it safely in case you're interested. (Before you moderate this down, ask yourself honestly -- who are the real crazies -- people who do scrotal inflation, or people who pay $1000+ for a game console?) -- double_h [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, it just goes to show that even the holy Linux 'sauce code' is riddled with bugs that need fixing. (The irony of Jon Katz not even being able to inflate his scrotum correctly has not been lost on me.) The Linux pervert elite already acknowledge this, with their queer slogan: 'Given enough arms, all rectums are shallow.' And anyway, the PS2 [xbox.com] sucks major cock and isn't worth the money. Intellivision forever!

dude did u used to post on msnbc's nt bulletin board now that u are doing anti-gay posts u also need to start in with anti-black stuff too c u in church -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

For one thing, whilst Linux is a cavalcade of queer propaganda masquerading as the future of computing, NT [linux.com] is used by people who think nothing better of encasing their genitals in quick setting plaster then going to see a really dirty porno film, enjoying the restriction enforced onto them. Remember, a wasted arousal is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church [atheism.org] . Clearly, the only god-fearing Christian operating system in existence is CP/M -- The Christian Program Monitor. All computer users should immediately ask their local pastor to install this fine OS onto their systems. It is the only route to salvation.

Secondly, this message is for every man. Computers know no colour. Not only that, but one of the finest websites in the world is maintained by a Black Man [stilproject.com] . Now fuck off you racist donkey felcher.

And don't forget that slashdot was written in Perl, which is just too close to 'Pearl Necklace' for comfort.... oh wait; that's something all you heterosexuals do.... I can't help but wonder how much faster the trolls could do First-Posts on this site if it were redone in PHP... I could hand-type dynamic HTML pages faster than Perl can do them. -- phee [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Although there is nothing unholy about the fine heterosexual act of ejaculating between a woman's breasts, squirting one's load up towards her neck and chin area, it should be noted that Perl [python.org] (standing for Pansies Entering Rectums Locally) is also close to 'Pearl Monocle,' 'Pearl Nosering,' and the ubiquitous 'Pearl Enema.'

One scary thing about Perl [sun.com] is that it contains hidden homosexual [goatse.cx] messages. Take the following code: LWP::Simple -- It looks innocuous enough, doesn't it? But look at the line closely: There are two colons next to each other! As Larry 'Balls to the' Wall would openly admit in the Perl Documentation, Perl was designed from the ground up to indoctrinate it's programmers into performing unnatural sexual acts -- having two colons so closely together is clearly a reference to the perverse sickening act of 'colon kissing,' whereby two homosexual [goatse.cx] queers spread their buttocks wide, pressing their filthy torn sphincters together. They then share small round objects like marbles or golfballs by passing them from one rectum to another using muscle contraction alone. This is also referred to in programming 'circles' as 'Parameter Passing.'

And PHP [perl.org] stands for Perverted Homosexual Penetration. Didn't you know?

Thank you for your valuable input on this. I am sure you will be never forgotten. BTW: Did I mention that this could be useful in terraforming Mars? Mars rulaa. -- Eimernase [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, I don't know about terraforming Mars, but I do know that homosexual [goatse.cx] Linux Advocates have been probing Uranus for years.

That's inspiring. Keep up the good work, AC. May God in his wisdom grant you the strength to bring the plain honest truth to this community, and make it pure again. Yours, Cerberus. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

*sniff* That brings a tear to my eye. Thank you once more for your kind support. I have taken faith in the knowledge that I am doing the Good Lord [atheism.org] 's work, but it is encouraging to know that I am helping out the common man here.

However, I should be cautious about revealing your name 'Cerberus' on such a filthy den of depravity as Slashdot. It is a well known fact that the 'Kerberos' documentation from Microsoft is a detailed manual describing, in intimate, exacting detail, how to sexually penetrate a variety of unwilling canine animals; be they domesticated, wild, or mythical. Slashdot posters have taken great pleasure in illegally spreading this documentation far and wide, treating it as an 'extension' to the Linux 'Sauce Code,' for the sake of 'interoperability.' (The slang term they use for nonconsensual intercourse -- their favourite kind.)

In fact, sick twisted Linux deviants are known to have LAN parties, (Love of Anal Naughtiness, needless to say.), wherein they entice a stray dog, known as the 'Samba Mount,' into their homes. Up to four of these filth-sodden blasphemers against nature take turns to plunge their erect, throbbing, uncircumcised members, conkers-deep, into the rectum, mouth, and other fleshy orifices of the poor animal. Eventually, the 'Samba Mount' collapses due to 'overload,' and needs to be 'rebooted.' (i.e., kicked out into the street, and left to fend for itself.) Many Linux users boast about their 'uptime' in such situations.

Inspiring stuff! If only all trolls were this quality! -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

If only indeed. You can help our brave cause by moderating this message up as often as possible. I recommend '+1, Underrated,' as that will protect your precious Karma in Metamoderation [slashdot.org] . Only then can we break through the glass ceiling of Homosexual Slashdot Culture. Is it any wonder that the new version of Slashcode has been christened 'Bender'???

If we can get just one of these postings up to at least '+1,' then it will be archived forever! Others will learn of our struggle, and join with us in our battle for freedom!

It's pathetic you've spent so much time writing this. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I am compelled to document the foulness and carnal depravity [catholic.net] that is Linux, in order that we may prepare ourselves for the great holy war that is to follow. It is my solemn duty to peel back the foreskin of ignorance and apply the wire brush of enlightenment.

As with any great open-source project, you need someone asking this question, so I'll do it. When the hell is version 2.0 going to be ready?!?! -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I could make an arrogant, childish comment along the lines of 'Every time someone asks for 2.0, I won't release it for another 24 hours,' but the truth of the matter is that I'm quite nervous of releasing a 'number two,' as I can guarantee some filthy shit-slurping Linux pervert would want to suck it straight out of my anus before I've even had chance to wipe.

I desperately want to suck your monolithic kernel, you sexy hunk, you. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I sincerely hope you're Natalie Portman [geocities.com] .

Dude, nothing on slashdot larger than 3 paragraphs is worth reading. Try to distill the message, whatever it was, and maybe I'll read it. As it is, I have to much open source software to write to waste even 10 seconds of precious time. 10 seconds is all its gonna take M$ to whoop Linux's ass. Vigilence is the price of Free (as in libre -- from the fine, frou frou French language) Software. Hack on fellow geeks, and remember: Friday is Bouillabaisse day except for heathens who do not believe that Jesus died for their sins. Those godless, oil drench, bearded sexist clowns can pull grits from their pantaloons (another fine, fine French word) and eat that. Anyway, try to keep your message focused and concise. For concision is the soul of derision. Way. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

What the fuck?

I've read your gay conspiracy post version 1.3.0 and I must say I'm impressed. In particular, I appreciate how you have managed to squeeze in a healthy dose of the latent homosexuality you gay-bashing homos [comp-u-geek.net] tend to be full of. Thank you again. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well bugger me!

ooooh honey. how insecure are you!!! wann a little massage from deare bruci. love you -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Fuck right off!

IMPORTANT: This message needs to be heard (Not HURD [linux.org] , which is an acronym for 'Huge Unclean Rectal Dilator') across the whole community, so it has been released into the Public Domain [icopyright.com] . You know, that licence that we all had before those homoerotic crypto-fascists came out with the GPL [apple.com] (Gay Penetration License) that is no more than an excuse to see who's got the biggest feces-encrusted [rotten.com] cock. I would have put this up on Freshmeat [adultmember.com] , but that name is known to be a euphemism for the tight rump of a young boy.

Come to think of it, the whole concept of 'Source Control' unnerves me, because it sounds a bit like 'Sauce Control,' which is a description of the homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of holding the base of the cock shaft tightly upon the point of ejaculation, thus causing a build up of semenal fluid that is only released upon entry into an incision made into the base of the receiver's scrotum. And 'Open Sauce' is the act of ejaculating into another mans face or perhaps a biscuit to be shared later. Obviously, 'Closed Sauce' is the only Christian thing to do, as evidenced by the fact that it is what Cathedrals are all about.

Contributors: (although not to the eternal game of 'soggy biscuit' that open 'sauce' development has become) Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, phee, Anonymous Coward, mighty jebus, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, double_h, Anonymous Coward, Eimernase, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward. Further contributions are welcome.

Current changes: This version sent to FreeWIPO [5u.com] by 'Bring BackATV' as plain text. Reformatted everything, added all links back in (that we could match from the previous version), many new ones (Slashbot bait links). Even more spelling fixed. Who wrote this thing, CmdrTaco himself?

Previous changes: Yet more changes added. Spelling fixed. Feedback added. Explanation of 'distro' system. 'Mount Point' syntax described. More filth regarding `man` and Slashdot. Yet more fucking spelling fixed. 'Fetchmail' uncovered further. More Slashbot baiting. Apache exposed. Distribution licence at foot of document.

ANUX -- A full Linux distribution... Up your ass!

REAL NEWS FOR NERDS! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4909954)

While slashdot talks about games on obsolete gamess consoles which no body gives a FLYING DOG SHIT ABOUT! Here are some REAL NEWS! From better news sources like google news and fark(!).

yet another linux migration story [infoworld.com]
More security holes in open sores software! [internetwk.com]

Nasa to look at snow flakes! [globetechnology.com]

DRM to be used on water supplies [go.com]

Jackasses are dumbasses [fark.com]

I am 371673R than j00! [fark.com]

Can a good game be rare? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4909958)

The only reason a game would be rare is that it sucks. Because if it was a great game, pirated copies would be everywhere.


Piracy determines performance...

Re:Can a good game be rare? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910010)

a pirated copy != a real copy, with original media, box, and instruction booklet

I have plenty of ROM's of rare games. But you're right, most of them suck.

Sierra games! (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4909961)

Police Quest I, Kings Quest I, Space Quest I, and Leisure Suit Larry!

Original EGA versions, not that mouse-controlled VGA shit! I'm talking about typing commands at the ] prompt.

Rarest PC game! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4909963)

Spanish Ninjas II [iniaes.org]

Doom Anyone? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4909968)

Can't believe that my floppy disk version of the original Doom (4 disks) that I had to order directly from id isn't worth something. Still have the box and it's in mint condition.

I would ebay it if someone wants to make an offer. :)

(I have 71 + comments, 0 negatives)

Re:Doom Anyone? (2)

Kenshin (43036) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910133)

That's because they distributed something like 50 million of them.

I had a box FULL of those.

Re:Doom Anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910188)

Are you referring to the single episode shareware version?

If so, yes I remember that they were plentiful...but no, this is the full, three episode version on four 3.5" floppy disks with manual and box.

The games that shipped with Windows 1.0 (5, Funny)

JJAnon (180699) | more than 11 years ago | (#4909975)

Oh wait, they haven't changed since then, so I guess they don't qualify as rare. Unless you are talking about the number of people who play them. :)

X Com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4909980)

The origional X-Com is also fairly impossible to find.

Re:X Com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910118)

x.com are now Paypal.

Re:X Com (2)

doormat (63648) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910149)

If it is, I've got the original XCOM and well as TFTD. Maybe its time to hit up ebay.

Post the list... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4909982)

Anyone want to grab some karma and post the list. GameSpy is blocked by my client's firewall.

Re:Post the list... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910196)

If they were smart they would block Slashdot too!

Never Grew up! (0, Offtopic)

Cokelee (585232) | more than 11 years ago | (#4909984)

I don't care, before PC-gaming there was NES and SNES. I started playing them when I was a kid, and they're still all I can't stop playing. The Super Marios and the Zeldas are not the most rare, but in my book the graphics and gameplay make them GREAT.
I love toying with the emulators of the two consoles as well.

Re:Never Grew up! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910152)

Unfortunately you gen-y folks will never know the sheer joy of playing Zaxxon or Centipede on a Coleco Vision. Nintendo was a poor substitute.

Re:Never Grew up! (3, Informative)

NineNine (235196) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910165)

NES and SNES before PC gaming? Are you crazy? The NES came around about, oh, I don't know, about 10-15 years after games first appeared on PC's.

Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy... (4, Interesting)

docbrown42 (535974) | more than 11 years ago | (#4909985)

...on cassette tape, for a TI 994a!

lol, how about (1)

SHEENmaster (581283) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910062)

the TI-92+!!!!

Top 10 Collectible Games? (3)

TimeReliesOnLadyLuck (634991) | more than 11 years ago | (#4909989)

I'll just stick to ones I know. First, Space War on the old Fairchild Channel 1 (remember that one?). Second, maybe Battle Tank??? Third, that one game where you play the colonizers, trade, and profit!

No, not Colonization, the Civ-related game, the Commodore 64 game.

Re:Top 10 Collectible Games? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910043)

MULE. Multiple use labor element, I think

Re:Top 10 Collectible Games? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910129)

"7 Cities of Gold" ?

Re:Top 10 Collectible Games? (1)

TimeReliesOnLadyLuck (634991) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910164)

Thanks!! That's the one, 7 Cities of Gold. It's too bad that C64 is dying, or dead by now I guess.

Re:Top 10 Collectible Games? (2)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910198)

Uhhh.. Audio-format casettes of "Bombardier" for the Comodore PET, 4Kb?

"You may fire when ready, Gridley."

Rarest PC games (1)

svallarian (43156) | more than 11 years ago | (#4909995)

There aren't any, thanks to the widespread abandonware sites !

Great read (5, Insightful)

Mupp252 (263650) | more than 11 years ago | (#4909999)

I can see collecting vintage video games becoming a hobby much the same as people who collect vinyl and record players.

Sure, you can always get the emulated version of the game or the mp3 version of the album.. but it's just not the same.

My favorite rare game... (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910005)

My favorite rare game [the-underdogs.org] was written by a now dead transsexual [anticlockwise.com] for the Apple ][. And I am not trolling, Cytron Masters [classicgaming.com] rocked and transsexuals wrote a lot of games during the 80s! Weird but true...

WARNING: Noisy flash ad (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910007)

For those of you who, like me, are stupid enough to have flash enabled. I got a nice noisy flash advert popping up and screaming sound when I loaded the page. Those of you at work be warned.

OMG!!! (5, Interesting)

Exmet Paff Daxx (535601) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910015)

A gold NWC cartridge recently sold for $6,500! Will their value increase in the future? It seems a safe bet.
Holy Crap!!! My brother won this in 1990 and has one of these, I just called him! He's freaking out, he always thought it was garbage (though he apparently still plays it). Does anyone have any suggestions on how to sell this thing?

Re:OMG!!! (5, Funny)

Dr Caleb (121505) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910031)

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to sell this thing?

Send it over to me. I'll take care of it for you. (does evil pinky finger thing).

Re:OMG!!! (5, Funny)

Mike Schiraldi (18296) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910061)

If only there were some sort of Internet auction site... :)

Ebay (1)

snol (175626) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910070)

obviously.

Re:OMG!!! (5, Informative)

jlower (174474) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910083)

Find a completed auction on eBay that did very well for the same or a similar item and emulate that auction as closely as possible.

Re:OMG!!! (3, Insightful)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910112)

better yet contact the next highest losing bidder and offer it to him for $5500.00..

screw ebay, they just want their cut.

Re:OMG!!! (0, Redundant)

theguru (70699) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910092)

There's a new site you may not have heard about yet.. it's called EBay.com :)

Re:OMG!!! (1)

Unregistered (584479) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910210)

keep it. the value'll only go up

rarest game? anything besides halo on the xbox (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910021)

seriously, that system is more of a one hit wonder than the saturn was

Rare.. but bad? (2, Interesting)

RealBeanDip (26604) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910025)

I read over the list at Gamespy (I know, this is slashdot, but I wanted to see the list).

Quite frankly I didn't see a game there that looked worth playing. Is that why they're rare?

As far as the 2600 goes, I'd have to say Pitfall and Dragster where the best there.

Rare games for the PC: I have, in my posession, the full boxed version [with manual] of "Solo Flight" on 5 1/4" disk written by none other than Sid Meier! ... sad, I know, but true.

Chuckwagon is not all that rare (5, Insightful)

freeweed (309734) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910029)

This is sort of an urban legend type thing amongst game collectors, but the cart itself isn't all that rare. Thankfully, the article even points this out:

It is neither the rarest nor the most enjoyable Atari 2600 game


The article isn't so much about the 10 rarest games, as it is the 10 most collectible/sought after games. And considering "Prototypes" is #2, it's not even much of a top 10 list at that :)

Oh, and for anyone interested in that Gold NES cart - yes, it's been dumped. I know I won't be shelling out $6k+ anytime soon to play the real thing.

Re:Chuckwagon is not all that rare (4, Interesting)

richlb (168636) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910264)

Chase The Chuckwagon is not only synonymous with hunting for rare games, it's synonymous with the Great Video Game Crash of the early 80's.

Part of what led to the video game crash was the proliferation of poor quality, quickly produced games that were flooding the market. Chase The Chuckwagon came to typify exactly the type of game that was being rushed out to "cash in" on the video game craze. Owning it is like owning a piece of Enron stock. Not exactly "rare", but it has a story all its own.

Alkabeth (3)

nightsweat (604367) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910033)

Loved it on the old Apple ][+

What's that Linux ICQ client that you all like? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910037)

I forget the name. It supports mutiple IM services (AIM, MSN, ICQ, etc.)

Re:What's that Linux ICQ client that you all like? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910195)

I use Trillian (mybe what you were talking about). You can get it at www.trillian.cc.

gaim (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910262)

http://gaim.sf.net/

darn it... (5, Funny)

greechneb (574646) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910040)

1. 1990 Nintendo World Championship Cartridge (Nintendo Entertainment System)

I just sold my copy last week for $.25 at a yard sale... I thought it was funny the guy took off laughing after I took his money. ;)

A wise investment? (5, Interesting)

Bigboote66 (166717) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910042)

A gold NWC cartridge recently sold for $6,500! Will their value increase in the future? It seems a safe bet.
I doubt it. For technology items like this, the value of the collectable is function of the earning potential of buyer and the nostalgia value of the item. For example, classic cars slowly go up in value as the demographic that remembers them from their teenage years reaches the age of massive disposable income, then drop in value as the same group slowly dies off.

With geek items like this, the half-life is even shorter. Magic The Gathering cards are already past their prime in terms of collectable value; once the people who played the NES in their youth are past the age of buying this stuff, watch the prices plummet.

-BbT

Nerds!!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910046)

Nerds!!!
Ahem.

Sorry about that. This story just triggered something inside.

Collecting old video games??? I mean Jesus! What are people thinking??? Paying $6500 for a goddamn Nintendo cartridge???

Oops. Sorry about that again.

few rare games i own (1)

Cheapoboy (634792) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910056)

Anyone remeber the porn games vivid made for the 3do back in the day? those are pretty rare and on a rare system.. anyone remeber a series of games for the 2600 all with world at the end of the title ? 'waterworld, fireworld, earthworld' etc? i had these as a kid and loved them.. i remeber them as being mostly puzzles of some kind.. can someone help me out with the name of these?

Re:few rare games i own (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910176)

Swordquest. That's all I remember about them.

Re:few rare games i own (3, Informative)

schnell (163007) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910246)

anyone remeber a series of games for the 2600 all with world at the end of the title ? 'waterworld, fireworld, earthworld' etc? i had these as a kid and loved them.. i remeber them as being mostly puzzles of some kind.. can someone help me out with the name of these?

They were part of Atari's "SwordQuest" challenge [google.com] . The idea was to hide Easter Eggs in the four games that gave you hints towards winning a $25k "treasure." It was (at least initially) a great marketing gimmick, and each game came with a mini DC comic [digitpress.com] furthering the plot. Alas, despite all the excitement, the games sucked rather hard, as they were purposely inscrutable (like the Atari 2600 "Raiders of the Lost Ark" [ozyr.com] game) and sales of the last couple games in the series were dismal.

Not even close! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910065)

Where the hell is "Custer's Revenge" for the 2600??? Talk about rare! Offensive and controversial in the early 80s...talk about being ahead of its time!!!

Star Raiders (1)

EvilBudMan (588716) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910073)

I wonder if my original 1979 version of Atari's Star Raiders for the Atari 400/800 is worth something. The game play is still good to this day. Only 8K of code too.

phantasy star (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910078)

woah.. that mega drive phantasy star makes me drool. I didn't even know about it. I have the original SMS Phantasy Star 1, which is not all that rare but is nice to have. I am guessing the Mega Drive one is just an emulated one, or did they enhance it in any way? And why only 1000? That is a classic.

you have to be a freak (2)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910081)

if you would pay $6500.00 for that #1 on their list.. I actually played that game it sucked, and just to get your hands on one of the gold-plated ones someone paid more than the cost of a Kia Rio!
Holy cow, I though I was wacked for wanting my home computer automated... I dont feel bad now for spending 1/2 that and actually having something I can use!

I'll bite: WTF is a "Kia Rio" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910173)

I'm sure that $6,500 is more than the cost of
a lot of things, but what is a "Kia Rio"?

Super Puzzle Fighter II (1)

gurnb (80987) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910095)

Not exactly a classic in terms of age, but this PSX 1 title regualrly pulls in $75 bids on Ebay because they don't make it any more, for either PSOne or PS2.

More awards... (2)

tiltowait (306189) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910096)

here [dmoz.org] (hard to find these sites, so check out the ODP listings)

nostalgia (1, Funny)

tps12 (105590) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910098)

Boy, I sure miss those old treasures. It was truly a more innocent time, when the young and old alike could gather at the local pizza parlor to swap tales and challenge each other to games like Centerpede and Astroids. Violence didn't exist in those old games, and you could see it in the way people lived and treated each other, in the attitudes of kids towards authority, and in the media. Soon enough games like Donkey Kong (a violent and mean-spirited game with racist undertones) and Ms. Pac-Man (the first video game with an overtly transvestite hero[ine?]) started chipping away at what had until then been a wholesome American activity. These old games are valuable, because they remind us of what we once were, and how quickly we lost it.

Re:nostalgia (3, Funny)

Amarok.Org (514102) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910185)

games like Centerpede and Astroids. Violence didn't exist in those old games

I'm betting the Centipede you were blasting to hell and back thought it was pretty violent.

racist undertones? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910231)

what are you talking about?

Donkey Kong and Mario are different species, not races.

And as for Centipede and Astroids not having violence, can I have some of what you're smoking?

Hint: just because you're not shooting a humanoid doesnt mean you're not being violent.

AOL (0, Offtopic)

von Prufer (444647) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910101)

I have a couple AOL discs that were mailed to me. I was told by the CD that I was incredibly lucky to own it. It's said to be amazing and a rare experience!

Plus, I hear they're worth either 7 or 14 million dollars, depending on if I read the 7 million thing twice or not.

Note that 'Collectable' don't exactly mean 'Good'. (5, Insightful)

Bonker (243350) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910105)

'Chase the Chuckwagon?' WTF I would have thrown that game away with other favorites like 'Avoid the Noid' and '7-up Spot'. Seriously...

Top Ten Games that Don't Suck and I'd still willingly pay money for:

Doom - PC - FPS Grandaddy.
Battlezone - 2600 or any other platform since.
Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES, SNES - Miyamoto's best work, IMHO.
Metroid - NES. I once saw a prototype/display cartridge at Sears Roebuck in which Samus had a heart meter instead of a power meter.
Burgertime - Colecovision? Arcade classic, at any rate. I can still play Burgertime for hours at a time on Mame.
Galaga - Ditto.
Legend of Zelda - NES - Excellent game design by Miyamoto before there really was such a thing.
ChronoTrigger - SNes - All kinds of RPG Goodness from Square.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Genesis. The first 'Twitch' game I ever played. Sonic rocked my world.
Excitebike - NES - One of the first games you could truly edit. My friends and I would spend hours making nasty, yet well designed tracks to race through. We went so far as to write the letter/number track parts down because the save feature never worked quite right. I always assumed it was for the floppy-endabled Famicom.

Re:Note that 'Collectable' don't exactly mean 'Goo (1)

nelsonal (549144) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910209)

Excitebike was one of my favorite NES games, I wasted many an hour designing tracks and then slaghtering the computer players. There was nothing more fun than smacking the computer players into an oil patch or off the track.

Re:Note that 'Collectable' don't exactly mean 'Goo (3, Interesting)

DdJ (10790) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910255)

Doom - PC - FPS Grandaddy.
Actually, the FPS grandaddy would have to be Wolfenstein 3D. That was a hell of a game when it came out, and created the hype for Doom. The day Doom first came out for download, network traffic all over the internet ground to a halt, and the experience people had playing Wolf3D was one of the reasons.

Re:Note that 'Collectable' don't exactly mean 'Goo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910267)

I have a Copy of Chrono Trigger for SNES. I bought it for $80 and I still play it

I Even got all of the endings...

What about rare PC games? (3, Informative)

Toasty16 (586358) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910108)

I have a retail, boxed copy of Out of This World [the-underdogs.org] , released by Interplay in 1991. It's in mint condition, complete with 5.25" and 3.5" diskettes and the bizarre security wheel used to enter the correct images on the installation screen. Any takers? ;-)

But the real find would be the European version, called Another World.

Re:What about rare PC games? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910243)

That game was Sweet!
Those were the days eh?

Rare games (1)

Lord_Of_The_Beer (527765) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910117)

Anybody esle remember adds for "Flesh Gorden" in the mag EG?

They were black and white ads in the back....Never played it my self.

The game was for the atari 2600.

My vote for the rarest games is an arcade machine. It was a Laser disk game whose name i can't remeber, About a spy. At one point you were jumping over these barrars. Then there was this sceen in a clock.

Good game though.

The rearest game must be ANY game from the original Odyssey system. I never even saw that system.

Re:Rare games (0)

UserGoogol (623581) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910234)

The rearest game must be ANY game from the original Odyssey system. I never even saw that system.
Extremely rare. The original Odyssey didn't use cartridges, but rather had all the games built into it. (Various varients on a pong-like theme, but a bit more complex than classic pong.)

Re:Rare games (1)

NightParrot (29838) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910252)

If you fondly remember Cliffhanger, you might enjoy the movie: The Castle of Cagliostro [animeondvd.com] .

Square nipples (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910120)

What's so odd about that?

Top 10 MOST collectible? (5, Funny)

medscaper (238068) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910122)

I would want to collect these :
- Unreal Tournament 2044
- Doom CXVII
- Ultima Online '72
- Grand Theft Aircar 16
- Age of Empires 13 - the 20th Century
- Quake IIIIIIIIII
- LOTR 12 - The return of the grandson of the guy who heard about the king (Live 5-d action)
- Wolfenstein 16-d (Now with time-travel gameplay)
- Medal of Honor 9 : Assault the Allies

Oh...and Starcraft 2, for crying out loud.

missed a damn good one. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910128)

I'd say Pac-Man for the ColecoVision is pretty damn collectible. It was so much better than the 2600 version that AtariSoft never released it to the masses.

I know a game that would outsell them all (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910131)

The rarest, most special, never before seen game that would trounce them all. The non-sucky version of E.T. for the 2600.

masterblaster! (1)

dubbreak (623656) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910143)

anyone remember masterblaster?

ooh those simulated 3d levels gave me a hardon, and just the pure challenge. I could play masterblaster all day.

have to say it once more: MasterBlaster

Top ten rarest PC games (1)

Kelerain (577551) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910146)

Duke Nukem Forever
Master of Orion III
Team Fortress II
Half-life II
Counter-strike II
Everquest II
... you get the idea.

Re:Top ten rarest PC games (1)

nelsonal (549144) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910236)

I think today is the day for MOO3 otherwise we all have to wait for January, and Microprose's owner, is it hasbro now? doesn't have a merry Christmas.

Never heard of any of these games (1)

nitefallz (221624) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910158)

in all the 22 years of playing games never heard of one of those, heck some of those systesm i never heard of

NWC (3, Informative)

Mike Schiraldi (18296) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910162)

More info on the Nintendo World Championship ROM available here [disflux.net] .

Anyone got a copy of the ROM?

All your base... (2)

uncoveror (570620) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910169)

Does anyone actually have a copy of Zero Wing? THat would be quite a holy grail of gaming. How about the E.T. Game that they buried thousands of in the desert? Does anybody have that one?

Re:All your base... (1)

Unregistered (584479) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910251)

i think my friend does. It's not that rare.

Chase the Chuckwagon is crap! (3, Insightful)

Junks Jerzey (54586) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910180)

It has always been crap, and even it's creator has stated that it's not a good game. Just because something is rare doesn't mean it's worth collecting.

Only NES game with nudity? (1)

FourDegreez (546211) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910184)

Kid Icarus had a female flying creature that was topless. I don't think I ever got to that level in the game, though.

Re:Only NES game with nudity? (2)

outsider007 (115534) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910273)

not to mention all the hacks.
my favorite: nude super mario brothers

Quake III Arena (3, Informative)

CoffeeJedi (90936) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910192)

I have a metal-boxed copy of Quake III for Linux! I guess it can't be that rare, about 2 months ago i actually (i'm 100% serious about this) bought it at the Dollar Store, for a dollar!!! They had all the usual crappy $1 Store games there, and a stack of Q3A for Linux sitting on the bottom shelf. I should have bought 5 and kept them shrink wrapped!

Rarities Reprinted (3, Interesting)

robbway (200983) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910206)

Activision recently released Activision Anthology for PS2. In addition to almost all the Activision line, some Imagic, and an Atari game or two, it has a couple games called Kabobber and Thwacker that were either not USA releases, as they don't sound American, or they were prototypes.

This shows that: 1) there is a market for crappy old games, 2) there is a way to get crappy old unreleased games, 3) the rarest games are still out there, and 4) I'm dumb enough to buy it.

I can't say I'm not enjoying the old stuff, but Laser Blast is way too boring to go for the !!!!!!! score. I can't believe I ever did that.

You mean (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910211)

square nipples, anyone

women don't actually have square nipples?

DAMN I need to get out more.

Monty Python anyone? (1)

wirelessbuzzers (552513) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910223)

From the last page:
"There are far more than 10 holy grails out there..."

Arthur and his knights went to all that trouble and they never even found one of them???

KQ, anyone? (3, Interesting)

NineNine (235196) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910225)

Anyone know where I can get a copy of King's Quest? This was one of the first EGA colored games I ever played, and one of the very early adventure games. You had free reign to do anything you wanted (to a certain extent), so this one felt really ground breaking to me. Anyone have a copy of this sucker? I've long since lost the box (actually, this one was distributed in a plastic case for the IBM PCjr by IBM themselves).

strip poker.... ooooo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4910260)

I can still remember wanking it to a CGA strip poker back in 4th or 5th grade or so. looking back on it, they were basically drawings... but hot damn, hormones makes it allllll better.

Rarest Video Game (2)

miracle69 (34841) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910265)

Blackjack for Linux.

Underdogs website. (2, Informative)

nlinecomputers (602059) | more than 11 years ago | (#4910269)

This site here [the-underdogs.org] has a lot of links to old games that aren't published anymore. Not the same as owning the orginal but if your dying to play an old game of Jumpman this is a place you can find it and a lot of other old games.

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