The Rarest Gameboy Color Games
The Gameboy Color was released by Nintendo in 1998 and Became a runaway hit selling over 100 million units to date. Collecting all the Gameboy Color titles is not a very east task since there were over 500 titles for the system. Most of the games were quite common and easy to find but a few of them can be quite a challenge to obtain. Here are the rarest games for the Gameboy Color system.
Resident Evil Gaiden
Resident Evil Gaiden is a unique entry in the series in that it starts out in a top-down perspective but changes to first person when you are attacked by a zombie. Most critics panned the title when it was first released, but collectors of the series have made it a very desirable title.
Star Ocean: Blue Sphere (Japan)
Star Ocean: Blue Sphere is a role playing game that was released in Japan in 2001. Enix originally planned to also release the game in the United States, but scrapped those plans in order to concentrate on the Gameboy Advance system. The Star Ocean series has always been popular with collectors and this one is particularly difficult to obtain.
Space Station Silicon Valley
Space Station Silicon Valley is a common title on the Nintendo 64 and the Sony Playstation but it considerably more difficult to obtain on the Gameboy Color. The title has garnered critical acclaim and sometimes sells for close to $100 in complete condition.
Harvest Moon 3
This farming simulation series has always been popular with collectors and the early installments have always sold for good prices. Harvest Moon 3 is the most difficult version to obtain on the Gameboy system.
Microsoft Pinball Arcade
Pinball games are usually easy to find and normally do not command a high price. This one is a rare exception. The PC version is quite common, but the Gameboy Color version is quite difficult to find.
Streetfighter Alpha: Warriors Dreams
Most rare games usually command a high price in auctions but this one is an exception. Although there are few copies in circulation, a loose copy of Streetfighter Alpha: Warriors Dreams can be obtained for a reasonable price.
The Dukes Of Hazzard
Dukes Of Hazzard is a mission based game in the style of Driver. The graphics are terrible but the gameplay can be quite entertaining and has generally received good reviews. Dukes Of Hazzard is a high profile title that has a big demand.
Shantae is the holy grail of Gameboy Color games. It is a superb game with great graphics and long complex levels. This platform game is one of the most valuable Gameboy Color games around. The combination of high critical acclaim and a relatively small amount of copies produced keeps the price high for this title.