The Nintendo 64 doesn’t have a ton of rare games but has quite a few games that are extremely popular so fetch a pretty high price even though millions of copies sold. Below is a list of the rarest and most expensive N64 games and why they are so pricey.
1. Worms Armageddon – $60
A strategy game on the Nintendo 64, which were not common on the system. The game didn’t sell well when released but is very fun and many gamers want to play it. The low supply and high demand make this the most expensive game on the N64.
2. Clay Fighter 63 1/3 Scultpor’s Cut – $50
A follow-up to the first 63 1/3 game, Sculptor’s Cut was a Blockbuster Video exclusive. Because of the exclusive release it did not sell very well and is considered the rarest Nintendo 64 in terms of the number of copies produced. Boxed copies are extremely hard to find because Blockbuster stores don’t usually keep the boxes for games they rented.
3. Ogre Battle 64 – $45
Ogre Battle is one of the few RPG’s on the Nintendo 64. Atlus, the publisher, is notorious for small production runs and Ogre Battle was no exception. The game is very sought after by RPG fans and Atlus game collectors.
4. Harvest Moon 64 – $38
Harvest Moon is a farming and love simulation game. Because of it’s very niche genre, the game didn’t sell very well but the series has a cult like following. It is one of the harder games to find on the Nintendo 64.
5. Mario Party 3 – $33
Mario Party 3 came out near the end of the Nintendo 64’s life in late 2001. It did not sell as well as the previous Mario Party games, but still sold nearly 1 million units. The game is not hard to find, but is very popular with N64 owners so is still quite expensive.
6. Bomberman 64 Second Attack – $30
Bomberman 64 Second Attack is a sequel to a game that didn’t sell very well either. Second Attack is quite rare because it released at the end of the Nintendo 64’s popularity. Many gamers had already moved onto newer systems so it didn’t sell very well.
7. Conker’s Bad Fur Day – $30
Conker’s was also hurt by releasing in late 2001. Within one year of its release the Nintendo 64 was discontinued. The game was received very well critically and is considered one of the best games on the N64 graphically.
8. Super Smash Bros. – $29
Super Smash Bros. sold nearly 3 million units in the US so it is not rare, but it is extremely popular. It is a fighting game with Nintendo characters and has very basic controls but still has lots of depth.
9. Starcraft 64 – $29
Starcraft is another strategy game in the top ten. It is the only real-time strategy game on the N64 but sold poorly. The game is still good but is hampered by poor controls with the N64 controller.
10. Super Bowling – $28
This game had a very small print run and didn’t sell well so it was never produced again. It is one of the more rare games on the list but is not very popular so it doesn’t appear any higher than the 10th spot.
Now that you know the most rare and expensive games for the Nintendo 64 be sure to keep an eye out for them when you go game shopping or cleaning out your old game collection. You don’t want to sell one of these for a couple of bucks at a garage sale when it is a collectible.