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Well hello everyone! I am new here but have been collecting video games for about 5 years. Starting to pick up a few more Atari games, and snagged this lot on Craigslist. Now can anyone fill me in on the story about Meteorites? I did some research before I bought the lot (for $20) and saw that Meteorites seemed pretty hard to find. Was it a mail order game kinda like the Panesian titles on the NES? Any info would be appreciated, also are any of these other games of value? Thanks!

 

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Yeah, you got one hell of a deal. Meteorites is an R8 and worth around $80. I actually picked up a lot last week (77 games, system, controllers) and Meteorites was in mine too ;) It was initially called "Disasteroids" before Atari had a shit fit on Electra Concepts. If you play the game, you will see it is a blatant ripoff of Asteroids. Good score! Actually kind of worried about its value nowadays, because I can find two of these online for sale at any given time, and I found one...and you did. Hmmm.. Gremlins may be more valuable ;)

 

The rest are common/semi common (at least to me). I could use Star Wars as my cart was dead..that usually commands $10 as far as I have seen. If you are looking to sell it, let me know.

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Nice score! Meteorites is the only game for the 5200 that I don't have.

 

I had the opporunity to pick one up once at the CGE 2000 (or 2001 don't recall for sure). The vendor had 3 of them for $100 or less complete (new) in box. The person in front of me bought all 3. :x Still bitter about that after 9 years. I was at least able to purchase a boxed MasterPlay interface before he bought the rest of those as well.

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Nice score! Meteorites is the only game for the 5200 that I don't have.

 

I had the opporunity to pick one up once at the CGE 2000 (or 2001 don't recall for sure). The vendor had 3 of them for $100 or less complete (new) in box. The person in front of me bought all 3. :x Still bitter about that after 9 years. I was at least able to purchase a boxed MasterPlay interface before he bought the rest of those as well.

 

 

I hate when people "glom" up stuff like that. There's no reason for it other than to re-sell/prey on collectors. I saw people doing that many times before. I call them "glommers" ;) You'll find it one day man....just like I hopefully will find my last game needed: BBSB

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Nice score! Meteorites is the only game for the 5200 that I don't have.

 

I had the opporunity to pick one up once at the CGE 2000 (or 2001 don't recall for sure). The vendor had 3 of them for $100 or less complete (new) in box. The person in front of me bought all 3. :x Still bitter about that after 9 years. I was at least able to purchase a boxed MasterPlay interface before he bought the rest of those as well.

 

That stinks, that happened to me once at a flea market. Guy bought a bunch of Coleco games in the box right in front of me. :(

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Well hello everyone! I am new here but have been collecting video games for about 5 years. Starting to pick up a few more Atari games, and snagged this lot on Craigslist. Now can anyone fill me in on the story about Meteorites? I did some research before I bought the lot (for $20) and saw that Meteorites seemed pretty hard to find. Was it a mail order game kinda like the Panesian titles on the NES? Any info would be appreciated, also are any of these other games of value? Thanks!

 

 

I bought my copy of Meteorites back in the day through mail order. I believe the ad was in an Electronic Games. The same issue I also bought the Vectrex goggles and all three 3d games mail order. I never saw Meteorites sold in stores.

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