“Nintendo” is a Japanese word which stands for “ leave your luck to paradise “. A multinational company took this name and reached millions of hearts with their path-breaking, super exciting video games. Nintendo Co. Ltd. is located in Japan, headquartered in Kyoto. If we glance through market capitalization, Nintendo stands for the world’s largest video game company. The mastermind behind this company’s origin is Mr. Fusajiro Yamauchi, who put its first brick in the year 1889.
Nintendo has developed some of the greatest video games in the history and till now, no other company has been able to match their potentials. Their video games are so famous among every age group that people wait for months to get their desired games to be launched in the market. These games are so popular that even the arrival of high graphics smartphone games was not able to change their position. Nintendo had launched some of the great franchises like Mario, Pokemon, and Legend of Zelda which are still considered to be the best quality video games ever.
As some of their games got a lot of appreciation in the time period, they became more rare and expensive as well. Let us find out the most expensive and rarest games launched by Nintendo till now.
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Designed by Yoshio Sakamoto, this video game was released in 1986 in America at NES platform. After great success in America, it was released in Europe 2 years later. The story revolves around a detective who is a retired FBI agent whose daughter gets kidnapped. The kidnapper demands five black panther diamonds in order to release his daughter. The video game consists of many challenging and adventurous levels. Priced at 7500 USD, the game is played using NES Zapper. Gumshoe is very popular among the younger generation as it involves splendid action sequels.
9. Super Mario Bros
The video game is a sequel of earlier released Mario Bros which was released in 1983. Super Mario Bros was developed at NES home console platform in 1985 in Japan and America and 2 years later in Europe. This game has the title of the “greatest game of all time” by IGN. It literally revived the crashed video game market of America in the 80s.
The storyline of the video game revolves around two brothers, Mario and Luigi travel through different worlds in order to rescue a Princess Toadstool from the villain Bowser. Priced at 9000 USD, it is considered to be highly influential and the pioneer among all the video games ever launched.
8. Rock Man Mega World
The video game was released in Japan by Capcom for the Sega Mega Drive. This game features previously made versions of the Megaman that were released for Nintendo Entertainment System. The story revolves around a robotic hero, Megaman and a villain, Doctor Wily who travels back in time to destroy him by sending a set of powerful robots. Priced at 9100 USD, this game is very popular among the young ones because of its thrilling action.
7. Wild Gunman
The first ever shooter game created by Nintendo, Wild Gunman was designed by Gunpei Yokoi. Originally the game was created for arcade genre which was later updated as a light shooter game by Nintendo. Priced at 9500 USD, this video game requires NES zapper for playing the game. Earlier it was launched as an electromagnetic arcade game but later it was updated and cartoon-style video technology was used to create the game more virtual. This is one of the earliest yet best shooter game Nintendo has ever offered to the video game lovers.
6. Bump And Jump Test Cart #13
Also known as Burnin’ Rubber, this video arcade game was created by Japan by Data East Corporation. Later it was launched in North America by Badly Midway. The player has to reach the goal in each level while bumping other vehicles into the obstacles and jumping over a range of different obstacles like rocks and water bodies. Priced at 9900 USD, this video game became a challenging sport for many video games as they keep on challenging each other for highest score to beat the world record.
5. Snow Brothers
As the name explains, two brothers, Nick and Tom first the enemies by throwing snowballs until the enemies are fully covered with snow and become a snowman, the brothers can roll the enemies out until they shake off snow from their body. This game is very colorful and full of challenges. Priced at 9999 USD, this game is among the top extensive arcade games of the Nintendo platform.
4. The Legend of Zelda:Twilight Princess
The video game was developed by Nintendo for Wii and home consoles. Being the 13th version of The Legend of Zelda series, this edition is full of action and adventure. This version was released in 2006 and priced at 10300 USD. The story revolves around a character, Link who tries to protect Hyrule from being swallowed up by a corrupted parallel world known as the twilight realm. After the game launched, it received quite a lot Game of the Year awards.
3. Donkey Kong Jr Math
This is the first educational genre video game launched by Nintendo. The main purpose of the games is to solve various math puzzles in order to climb the vines and reach the end of the level. Initially, it was criticized by the games and even the IGN, but the game is very innovative and its challenging puzzles which are needed to be solved in particular time frame are mind-boggling. Priced at 19990 USD, this video game was launched in 1983 by Nintendo for NES platform.
2. Stadium Events
This sports genre game is an English version of a Japanese game called Running Stadium. It was developed and published by Bandai for Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986. The game allows gamers to participate in four different Olympic events including 100-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, triple jump and long jump. This video game has become so rare that it was sold at a whopping price of 35000 USD on e-bay.
1. Duck Tales
This action video game is developed and published by Capcom for Nintendo Entertainment System. The story revolves around Mr. Scrooge McDuck who wants to become the richest duck in the world, therefore he travels around the world in order to collect treasures so that he can defeat his rival Flinheart Glomgold. The rare NES Duck Tale is worth a fortune as it can price up to 40000 USD. The game includes various challenging and tough levels which the gamer to complete to earn the treasures. The game is loved by the video game enthusiasts and it is claimed to one the most classical game launched by Capcom for NES platform.
These are the most popular games ever launched by Nintendo which became so much rare and expensive over the time period that video game enthusiasts keep them as collectibles because their prices still claimed to go up in next few years. There are many new video game companies that tried to launch games similar to these ones with less price and higher definition, but none of them were able to match the classiness of NES games.