Heritage’s Tuesday Mini-Boss Video Game Finds for January 10

by Lauren Sisselman

010923G-1024x536 Heritage’s Tuesday Mini-Boss Video Game Finds for January 10For decades, people young and old have been playing video games. From Atari to Playstation, there’s certainly a video game for every collector! With graded games, collectors can take their collection to the next level. Heritage holds a Mini-Boss Select auction each week, featuring some fine examples of collectible video games.

Stargate VGA 85 NM+

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1983’s follow-up to Defenders, Stargate for the Apple II Atari is a unique sight. The bold orange box only lends a corner of the monochrome cover to show off what the game is all about. The title was originally set to be called Defender II, but Williams opted to go with Stargate to avoid a copyright issue with an existing board game. If you’re a fan of the series Stargate, the two are not related. This game was popular on its release, with several critics noting that this game was a must for players.

Not many of these come up for auction. In fact, this is Heritage’s first time offering one! This sealed VGA graded 85 NM+ is a great copy for collectors, but note that it does have denting on the box, including creasing along the top lid and right spine. While that may turn away some collectors, I personally think this adds character to the box! As this game is hard to come by in the aftermarket, there is currently no sales data recorded for this game.

Dr. Doom’s Revenge VGA 80+ NM

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Dr. Doom’s Revenge is one of the earliest examples of a Marvel computer game and features the Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, and the Fantastic Four villain Dr. Doom. The game also features several other characters from across the Marvel Universe, making it both exciting and somewhat inclusive. The in-game graphics are fine given the time period, but the real draw is the box art which was drawn by John Romita Sr. This game is somewhat easy to play and is enjoyable for players of all ages.

This is the first time Heritage has offered a copy, so keep your eyes on this one. With a grade of VGA 80+ NM, this sealed game could be a wildcard. If you’re looking for a unique video game for your collection, this could be it. As this game is hard to come by in the aftermarket, there is currently no sales data recorded for this game.

Werewolf: The Last Warrior WATA 8.5 A

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Data East had a string of hits in Japanese arcades with their fighting games and decided to bring that success over to console gaming with a select few titles. Werewolf: The Last Warrior (also known as Super Werewolf Chronicle: Warwolf in Japan) is one of the first titles Data East released for home-use consoles. This is also one of the few Data East console games to be released outside of Japan with collaborator and developer SAS Sakata.

This sealed 8.5 A WATA-graded game is just one of 16 graded copies. As such, they don’t come up for sale often enough, resulting in little sales data. The one-year average for a sealed 8.0 WATA is $276, while a sealed 9.4 has a one-year average of $540. For the right bidder, you could get this game for a steal.

000080221A_Games-1-Footer Heritage’s Tuesday Mini-Boss Video Game Finds for January 10*Any perceived investment advice is that of the freelance blogger and does not represent advice on behalf of GoCollect.

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