Retro Gaming: System Rarity Guide

                  

Collecting ‘rare’ retro gaming systems can be heaps of fun, but you need to have a rough idea how sought after a retro gaming system is. Usually, the principle works like this – the rarer the system is, the more it will cost. This guide is exactly that, a guide, or a companion to assist you in your research of older gaming machines. Happy hunting !

System Company Year Rarity
Acorn Electron Acorn 1983 9/10
Archimedes Acorn 1987 9/10
Atom Acorn 1980 9/10
CPC664 Amstrad 1985 9/10
CPC6128 Amstrad 1985 7.5/10
GX4000 Amstrad 1990 6.5/10
400/800/600XL/XE Atari 1979 9/10
5200 Atari 1982 8/10
Jaguar CD Atari 1995 7/10
Astrocade Bally 1977 7/10
Gundam RX-78 Bandai 1983 9/10
Pippin (Atmark) Bandai 1995 7.5/10
Playdia Bandai 1994 6.5/10
Casio Loopy SV-100 Casio 1995 8.5/10
Amiga CD32 Commodore 1992 7.5/10
Amiga CDTV Commodore 1990 8.5/10
C16 / Plus 4 Commodore 1984 6.5/10
C64GS Commodore 1987 9/10
C128 Commodore 1985 7/10
Commodore Max Commodore 1982 9/10
SX-64 Commodore 1984 9/10
Dragon 32/64 Dragon Data / Tano 1982/3 8/10
Arcadia 2001 Emerson Radio Corp. 1982 8.5/10
Epoch Cassette Vision Epoch 1981 9/10
Epoch Super Cassette Vision Epoch 1984 9/10
Channel F Fairchild 1976 7/10
FM Towns Marty Fujitsu 1991 8/10
Odyssey Magnavox 1972 8/10
Intellivision Mattel 1979 6.5/10
Sam Coupe Miles Gordon Tech. 1989 7/10
PC-Engine CoreGrafx-II NEC 1989 7/10
PC-FX NEC 1994 8/10
PC-Engine GT / TurboExpress NEC 1991 7.5/10
PC-Engine LT NEC 1991 8/10
SuperGrafx NEC 1989 8.5/10
Colour TV Game (6 & 15) Nintendo 1977 8.5/10
Famicom Nintendo 1983 7/10
Famicom Disk System Nintendo 1986 8/10
Game & Watch games Nintendo 1980-91 8.5/10
N64 DD Nintendo 1999 9/10
Virtual Boy Nintendo 1995 8.5/10
Oric-1 Oric Products 1983 7/10
3DO Panasonic FZ-10 Panasonic / 3DO 1994 6.5/10
CD-I 205/210/220 Philips 1992+ 6.5/10
CD-I 450/500 Philips 1994 7/10
VideoPac G7000 Philips 1978 7/10
VideoPac G7400 Philips 1983 8.5/10
Amstrad Mega PC Sega / Amstrad 1993 9/10
Nomad Sega 1995 7/10
MultiMega / WonderMega / CDX/X’Eye Sega 1994 7.5/10
SC-3000 Sega 1983 8.5/10
Sega SG-1000 Mark II Sega 1984 8.5/10
Teradrive Sega 1991 8.5/10
Sharp Famicom Twin Sharp 1986 8.5/10
ZX80 Sinclair 1980 9/10
ZX81 Sinclair 1981 8.5/10
Vectrex Smith Engineering 1982 9/10
Neo Geo AES SNK 1991 7/10
Neo Geo CD/CDZ SNK 1991 7/10
Neo Geo MVS SNK 1989 8/10
TRS-80 (CoCo) Tandy 1980 8.5/10

                   

NOTE: This is not a definitive list of rare gaming systems. This list was compiled to provide guidance and should only be used as a reference only.

 

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