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Poll: How much is the most money you have spent on a single game? (134 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the most money you have spent on a single game?

  1. $1 to $50 (16 votes [11.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.94%

  2. $51 to $100 (31 votes [23.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.13%

  3. $101 to $150 (22 votes [16.42%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.42%

  4. $151 to $250 (15 votes [11.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.19%

  5. $251 to $350 (13 votes [9.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.70%

  6. Voted $351 to $450 (7 votes [5.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.22%

  7. $451 to $600 (9 votes [6.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.72%

  8. $601 to $800 (8 votes [5.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.97%

  9. $801 to $1000 (1 votes [0.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.75%

  10. $1000+ (12 votes [8.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.96%

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#26 HoshiChiri OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:20 PM

Any chance there's another copy for $121?

 

Not from the guy I bought it from.

 

My time poking around for it suggests that's not an uncommon price on Ebay though... find some auctions to snipe & be paitent.



#27 Asaki OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:06 AM

Not counting games with DLC (which I don't think I've spent that much money on), I think the most would probably be EarthBound. I remember it being $80 when it came out, and Nintendo Power came with a $10 off coupon.

Wish I would've kept the strategy guide in the box...it's in pretty bad shape now, and reading it kind of spoiled an amazing experience.

As for used games, I'm not sure...I can't imagine it's much higher than $25.

#28 copper20 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:27 PM

70$ for Secret of Mana but it's a great game. But it doesn't need to be 70 dollars let alone it's probably even more than that now.

 

Who's behind upping the prices of SNES games?



#29 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:17 PM

That's a good point about DLC.  You could also make an argument about the cost of controllers and such dedicated to a series of games, or even a single game.  I'm not sure I could accurately calculate everything I've spent to play Rock Band 3, but I could start with the four figures I sank into a Roland electronic drum kit...



#30 HoshiChiri OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:46 AM

 

Who's behind upping the prices of SNES games?

 

Time.

 

The children of the 16-bit era are today's nostalgia-buying adults. But don't worry, I imagine a few years after the SNES turns 30 we'll see the Nintendo market bottom out a bit as the Playstation generation comes of age.



#31 doctorclu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:52 PM

Jaguar offered some expensive titles:

Towers 2 = $175.

Battlesphere Gold= $125 (original release).

 

But the most expensive to date?   A game for the Intellivision.

 

Space Patrol = $220

 

Was happy when I got it.  A "killer app" for the Intellivision as far as I'm concerned.



#32 CGQuarterly OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:20 PM

Gunlord LE for Neo-Geo MVS.  I think it was $715.



#33 thegoldenband OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:28 PM

Nearly $100 for my copy of Stonix for Intellivision, and a few others in the $50-90 range. I seldom go over $20 for any used game.



#34 wolfy62 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:28 AM

$200. for Stadium Mud Buggies to complete my Intellivision boxed collection.

 

Well worth it to me! :)

 

Wish I was able to hold onto a large boxed collection of SNES RPG games i had, those jumped in value a lot.

 

Sadly, I needed the money more at the time I sold them. :_(



#35 Captain Kiwi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:18 PM

If you count a game plus expansions plus the monthly subscriptions, plus paying real money for ingame items...  then well over $1000.  If, just a game, then about $100 for a collectors edition.



#36 tep392 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:21 PM

5200 Pac-man Jr. Proto. I think I paid about $140.



#37 syn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:19 PM

$1400 for a Mystic Marathon cab if it counts.

#38 Metal Jesus OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:24 PM

Neverwinter Nights for AOL is so rare... I waited and waited to get a copy that was less than $400... Finally found a dude willing to cut me a deal for around $250. Pretty expensive for an old PC game, dontcha think? ;)

 

Neverwinter_Nights_(1991)_Coverart.png



#39 HoshiChiri OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:44 PM

Neverwinter Nights for AOL is so rare... I waited and waited to get a copy that was less than $400... Finally found a dude willing to cut me a deal for around $250. Pretty expensive for an old PC game, dontcha think? ;)

 

Neverwinter_Nights_(1991)_Coverart.png

 

In its defense, that is some kick-ass cover art.



#40 Metal Jesus OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:06 PM

 

In its defense, that is some kick-ass cover art.

 

 

The SSI Gold Box rpgs had the BEST cover art!!



#41 doctorclu OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:51 AM

Oh yeh!



#42 Punisher5.0 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:24 PM

Gunlord LE for Neo-Geo MVS.  I think it was $715.


I voted at $500 but I forgot all about the NG:DEV games! Several at 600-700 for AES.

#43 wongojack OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:49 PM

$200. for Stadium Mud Buggies to complete my Intellivision boxed collection.

 

Well worth it to me! :)

 

Wish I was able to hold onto a large boxed collection of SNES RPG games i had, those jumped in value a lot.

 

Sadly, I needed the money more at the time I sold them. :_(

 

So how much did you have to pay for your Spiker, Learning Fun(s), and Congo Bongo?  If you got those for less than $200 boxed then I want to know how.  Seems like a good story.



#44 CGQuarterly OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:52 PM

I voted at $500 but I forgot all about the NG:DEV games! Several at 600-700 for AES.

 

 

It sticks out for me because my second-highest amount spent on a game is around $160.  So that was my one obscenely-large game purchase.



#45 icemanxp300 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:48 AM

I'm just glad I was into collecting before prices got stupid high. At any rate the most I paid for a single game was about $355 for a factory sealed Mario 1 many years ago. I have sold far more games for more than I paid though.



#46 jeremiahjt OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 6, 2016 12:02 AM

I picked up Steel Battalion brand new once the price dropped to $200.  As far as games without giant controllers, my top would be Super Nintendo Earthbound (loose) I paid around $160 for or Sega CD Popful Mail (complete), which was around $170.  I do not remember if the $160 was before or after tax so I do not which one was more expensive for sure.  They were both within the last couple of years though.

 

I do plan on getting a complete copy of Tank Command for the 7800 someday so that might top those.  If I ever decide to be really stupid, or win the lottery, I may get Battlesphere for the Jaguar someday too.



#47 Rhindle the Dragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 6, 2016 6:17 AM

I'm new. Does the poll of the "week" usually last a month?



#48 thegoldenband OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 6, 2016 9:32 AM

^I'm getting some serious "Spock with a beard" mirror-universe cognitive dissonance going on from that post.

 

(For those who don't know why, look in the Poll of the Week forum and see who used to post most of the polls.)



#49 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 6, 2016 11:36 AM

I'm new. Does the poll of the "week" usually last a month?

 

Haha, time stands still in vintage gaming forums, don'tcha know?    :lol:



#50 Rhindle the Dragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 6, 2016 4:14 PM

^I'm getting some serious "Spock with a beard" mirror-universe cognitive dissonance going on from that post.

 

Wait... Explain this to me.






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