Sure, there was plenty of Mario in this week’s Video Game Auctions, but other characters made prominent appearances as well. Here are all the details from the latest results from Heritage as well as coverage of the HUGE video game auctions at Goldin Auctions and CertifiedLink.
Upcoming Graded Video Game Auctions
CertifiedLink’s Latest Video Game Auction
CertifiedLink has dozens of graded video games hitting the auction block in just a couple days, with plenty of appearances from iconic gaming characters as well as some more obscure items.
Worth a watch:
BIOSHOCK – XBOX 360 – WATA 9.8 A++ (Sealed). “BioShock has received “universal acclaim”, according to review aggregator Metacritic, with the game receiving an average review score of 96/100 for Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows, and 94/100 for PlayStation 3.” (From the game’s Wiki.)
As of October of last year, it is one of the highest-rated games on Metacritic, tied with several other games for the fourth-highest aggregate score.
An identically-graded copy of this game sold just a week ago through Heritage for $6,000. This was a huge leap from the last time this game sold, which was just in April for $3,720.
DOUBLE DRAGON – GAME BOY ADVANCE WATA 9.6 A++ (Sealed). This is a remake of the 1987 Taito arcade game for Nintendo Game Boy Advance with cover art by Seiji Uda.
This game, in a slightly higher grade, sold for $1,200 in November of last year.
MEDIEVIL 2 – PS1 WATA 9.8 A (Sealed). After the success of the first game in this series, Sony Computer Entertainment ordered a sequel to MediEvil before the end of the PlayStation’s lifespan. The original concepts for MediEvil 2 went through many transformations before the Cambridge team eventually decided to make a sequel set during the Victorian Gothic revival, similar to its predecessor.
The game received mostly positive reviews from critics upon release, with praise including slight improvements over its predecessor, such as artificial intelligence and graphical enhancements, but was criticized for lack of innovation from the original.
A copy of this game (9.8 A) sold for $1,020 in April of this year.
All games in this auction have a starting bid of $1 with no reserve. This auction opens for bids on 9/16 at 8pm. Check out all the entries, including a selection of action figures, HERE.
Currently-Running Video Game Auctions
Goldin’s Comics, Video Game & TCG Elite Auction
This game features a First-Party V-Seam and a pixelated “K-A” rating label from the ESRB, as well as a “Made in Japan” label on the cover of this “78% Fiber” box. It also has its hangtab attached.
Super Mario 64 is the best-selling game for the Nintendo 64, selling 11.62 million copies worldwide as of December 31, 2009. No video game player or collector needs to be told how important this game is to the community, right?
The current high bid on this item is $400,000.00. Do you think it will meet expectations?
This game was developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis home video game console. It has a First-Party Tube Seam seal and a “Made in Japan” logo on this clamshell box.
Released in North America on June 23, 1991, this game sold over 15 million copies and helped launch the “Sonic” franchise as well as the “Console Wars” between Sega and the Super Nintendo.
Sales data for this game is all over the place, as sale amounts have varied greatly. A 6.5/A sold for $2,040.00 in February of this year.
The current high bid for this item is $130,000.00. This is already a new record price for any Sega publicly sealed game. Wherever it ends, it will be a record!
This presented copy features a hangtab, an “NES-GP” code, a “NO NES TM,” “No REV-A” label, and a round Nintendo “Seal of Quality” on the box. This indicates that this copy is an early production run and was produced in early 1987. Sealed early production copies of “Super Mario Bros.” are always in high demand, especially copies with the exceptional grade of 9.2 and the attractive seal grade of A.
This franchise has achieved record-breaking sales recently and this early edition combined with high grade and seal makes it on par with others that have sold for extreme amounts in recent months.
Currently, the high bid on this game is $450,000.00 after 20 bids.
Take a look at all the games up for bids HERE. Goldin’s Comics, Video Game & TCG Elite Auction closes on Sept 18 at 10pm.
Tuesday Video Games and Trading Card Games Auction #312137 at Heritage
There are still a few hours left in Heritage’s weekly Video Game auction. Have you checked out the entries? Here are a few worth catching your eye.
Super Mario Land – Wata 8.5 A+ Sealed [Yellow Screenshots, Large Warranty, Later Production], GB Nintendo 1989 USA. – “This is the first Mario game on a handheld system, and it marks the first appearance of Princess Daisy. Super Mario Land ditches the familiar Mushroom Kingdom setting for the unusual Sarasaland.
Since this Mario game was made without Shigeru Miyamoto’s involvement, the developers were able to experiment with all-new enemies and settings. Produced by Gunpei Yokoi. Fourth best-selling Game Boy game at over 18 million copies sold.”
This game is currently resting on a high bid of $2,000.
GoldenEye 007 – Wata 9.0 A+ Sealed, N64 Nintendo 1997 USA. Featuring Pierce Brosnan prominently on the cover as James Bond, this game is from one of the original production runs of the game. As such, it is a lot harder to find than the subsequent Player’s Choice version.
Goldeneye is one of the more successful games based on a movie. Aside from the solid graphics, it introduced console gamers to the first-person shooter genre. It’s the third-best-selling Nintendo 64 video game with over 8 million copies sold.
Other times this game has appeared at auction, it’s brought in $9,600 (Wata 9.6 A++ Sealed, 7/27/21), $4,320 (Wata 7.5 A Sealed, 7/13/21), and $6,000 (Wata 9.4 A+ Sealed 7/11/21).
Currently, this game has a high bid of $8,250.
What will YOU be bidding on this week? Let us know in the comments?