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#121981 - 06/18/02 11:44 PM Rare games?
Janie Lane Offline
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Just curious what rare games you can name off the top of your head!

And if you know, how they got that way?

Just thought this would be an interesting topic.

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#121982 - 06/18/02 11:55 PM Re: Rare games?
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I figure any game that Syd doesn't have must be rare indeed eek

There are a lot,
Dinotopia,
Orion Burger,
used to be Duckman

All you have to do is run by EBay for the auction leaders. wink

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#121983 - 06/19/02 12:06 AM Re: Rare games?
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Yeah, I have gone by there a few times. But the word smile rare can be overused on Ebay.

I think the highest I have seen something go for is the Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers in the funny shaped box.

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#121984 - 06/19/02 02:55 AM Re: Rare games?
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For goodness sake, don't let TSS see this post! Just kidding, Rick.
There are a lot of reasons for a game becoming rare (as in seldom found), and not all good. But a couple big reasons are that it wasn't distributed in the U.S., it got pulled from the shelves almost right away for company problems or whatever reason, or it just didn't appeal at the time with lots of competition.But you'll notice on ebay if one shows up and gets a big price, others will often follow, and you see that the "rare" game is not really hard to find at all, i.e Neverhood.
Off the top of my head, hard to find: Treasure Hunter, Alice-Interactive Museum, Alien Incident, Touche, Jack the Ripper,Blue Heat, Chewy-Escape from F-5 and SFPD homicide.
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#121985 - 06/19/02 11:48 AM Re: Rare games?
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I'd put Treasure Hunter at the top of the rare list. Others off the top of my head are Alice Interactive, Yellow Brick Road 1&2, Blue Heat, Master of Dimensions.
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#121986 - 06/19/02 11:49 AM Re: Rare games?
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Oh, another title that should be there is A.D. 2044.
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#121987 - 06/19/02 11:58 AM Re: Rare games?
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And Celtica, Nippon Safes, Dracula's Secret, Bud Tucker in Double Trouble. laugh
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#121988 - 06/23/02 11:24 AM Re: Rare games?
Janie Lane Offline
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Interesting...but kinda sad. I grew up playing those games, and now how high other people sell em for...

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#121989 - 06/24/02 08:41 AM Re: Rare games?
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argh - 5000 units...? jeez...
It's a pity tss cannot deliver to Australia though - sigh... oh well smile

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#121990 - 06/24/02 08:56 AM Re: Rare games?
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How about two that are pretty old: CHAOS and C.H.A.O.S. Continuum. I have never seen any reference to either of them on a GB board. The first has a heavy dose of chaos math theory.

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#121991 - 06/24/02 08:58 AM Re: Rare games?
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Guess who has both? wink I found them in the bargin bin bundled together and I paid $1.99 for them about 6 or 7 years ago laugh
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#121992 - 06/24/02 09:00 AM Re: Rare games?
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i did have the police Quest Collection. but i havent seen it since i lent it out to a friend then a i moved home lol doh ah well
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#121993 - 06/24/02 04:44 PM Re: Rare games?
Janie Lane Offline
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Ah the Police Quest Collection is great! I have problems running my favorite one, PQ3. Right when I start driving, I crash. Darn newer computer... mad

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#121994 - 06/25/02 03:06 AM Re: Rare games?
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hehe - zombieville received VERY bad review on justadventure.com - apparently it's so badly made that the company who made it is not even prepared to acknowledge that they indeed made it...

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#121995 - 06/25/02 04:36 PM Re: Rare games?
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You might want to read this one actually..

http://www.justadventure.com/reviews/Zombieville/Zombieville_Review.shtm

according to the reviewer, the release version was actually an alpha version (one that's even before beta testing). And it's very bug ridden and almost impossible to complete...

Of course, it might be that the version you've got is a later version and is one that's the true release version, not the alpha version...

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