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I have a bunch of rare games in my collection now but I didn't even know most of them existed back in the 80s. The rarest game I owned was Tapper. I had a friend who bought Marauder (mostly because his name was Rod) which was probably the rarest game I played.

 

What was the rarest game you actually owned and the rarest game you played?

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Had Pengo, Snoopy and Atari Video Cube growing up, and believe those were as rare as my collection got until the 90's.

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I'm no expert on Atari rarities, learning more every day, so I'd have to say a couple of the Panda games. I remember nothing about the actual games, meaning that they made no impression or sucked, but I do remember a few of us scoffing at those ridiculous labels. We thought that they were homemade efforts at the time, heh.

 

I also remember hearing whispers of the "porno games", leading my friend and I to a neighbor kid's house. We got to see a couple of the little pleather boxes, but never got to play them for fear of his parents catching us.

:-o

 

"Hey, but have you played PORKY'S?? Yeah, supposedly you get to see the chick's BOOBS and everything!!"

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Waterworld. By that time, I thought it wasn't coming out and then I saw it at Kaybee. Picked it up and actually had a lot of fun with it.

 

 

River Patrol. Went into a mom and pop type video store and they had a bunch of Atari 2600 games that I never knew existed.

 

 

Wow! I remember KayBee having tables filled with cheap Atari games. I bought some of them but none ended up being all that rare.

 

I bought a brand new Super Pro Intellivision from Toys R Us around 1989. They tried to talk me into buying a Sega Master System instead but I specifically wanted an Intellivision. I vividly remember several INTV games like Stadium Mud Buggies for sale for $19.99 each. They were out in the open so you didn't even have to go to the booth to have someone retrieve it for you. What did I buy with my Intellivision? Super Pro Football. If only I could go back in time!

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Probably The Earth Dies Screaming. It came with my 2600 when I got it from my uncle. I liked it at the time.

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Probably Riddle of the Sphinx. A neighbor owned it. I remember that I didn't like it very much.

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None of them. Got all my rarities from late 2001 onwards once my wife introduced me to Ebay.

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Probably Mangia. I borrowed it from a classmate and i thought it was weird but not too shabby back then. Letting my belly explode always put a smile on my face. :)

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Demolition Herby, Stargunner and Ram It. Turned out that they were by far the cheapest to buy brand new too. £7.99 compared with the usual £25+.

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Chuck Norris Superkicks/Spike's Peak double ender. I couldn't usually get it to load up in my 7800, but I do remember getting it working and playing it a few times. I thought both games were cute but entirely inscrutable.

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The Coleco KidVid. I should dig it out and make sure I didn't leave batteries in it.

Probably too late anyway. :D

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I still have the cartridge, comic and manual for the Swordquest Waterworld I bought at Sav-On Drugs in Downey, CA in 1986 or 1987 for $20. I didn't know it was rare until years later.

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Star Wars The Arcade Game is a R5 so that would be the rarest I had as a kid by today's scale. Aside from that all of my childhood collection would be considered commons. Nothing more than a current R3 and a couple R4's at best.

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Star Wars TAG was probably the rarest game I personally bought back then. I always thought it was a really good version and was quite happy with it.

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Track & Field, with the controller. I bought it new, in store. They had a ton of these at Kay Bee toys and Child World in MA during the 84/85 "crash". I was taken by surprise at how rare it is now, since they couldn't give these away at my local stores.

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Star Wars TAG was probably the rarest game I personally bought back then. I always thought it was a really good version and was quite happy with it.

 

Me too.

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I never really played (or owned) anything unusual when I first had a 2600 between 1981 and 1983.

 

The only slightly less than dirt common game that I played was Airlock by Data Age. A classmate of mine had bought it somewhere; it was not sold at the department stores in my neighbourhood where I normally shopped so that made it "rare" to us.

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