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Old 05-28-2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I am compiling a list of all RARE & Valuable Adventure Games. Any one can help or advice in adding any rare title in it ?
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Old 05-29-2005, 02:51 AM   #2
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Get a copy of U.F.O.s. Best rare game I ever played. All the rest I think are mostly rare for a reason.
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Old 05-29-2005, 06:53 AM   #3
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The Last Express and Gabriel Knight 1 and 2 I believe are rare. I can't think of any more at the top of my head.
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:00 AM   #4
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The Last Express and Gabriel Knight 1 and 2 I believe are rare. I can't think of any more at the top of my head.

I think The Last Express is not very rare. Its easily available on http://www.cdaccess.com and else where.

How about adding

1.) Vampire Diaries
2.) Blue Heat
3.) Marilyn Monroe : Hard Evidence
4.) Dracula's Secret
5.) Cassandra Galleries


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Old 05-29-2005, 07:17 AM   #5
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AFAIK, The Last Express is rare in UK unless you go to E-bay. Last I checked it wasn't availabale at Amazon. But I don't know about US so you're probably right.
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:31 AM   #6
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Here's a few more:

Celtica
Gag
L-Zone
Alice an Interactive Museum
Treasure Hunter
Riddle of the Maze
Hamlet: A Murder Mystery
Opera Fatale
Ghosts
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:41 AM   #7
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English version of A.D. 2044
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Old 05-29-2005, 08:21 AM   #8
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3 Skulls of the Toltecs
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
The Arrival
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Drowned God
Ghosts
Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom Phungoria
Jerusalem: The 3 Roads to the Holy Land
Kingdom: The Far Reaches, Book One
Kingdom: Shadoan, Book Two
Liath
Tex Murphy: Martian Memorandum
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
Touche': The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer
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Old 05-29-2005, 09:31 AM   #9
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Any of Sierra's game collections; the individual games aren't too hard to get on eBay, but finding them all at once is considerably more difficult (and expensive).

For LucasArts fans, the FM Towns ports of:
Loom
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Monkey Island 1
Monkey Island 2


(Loom and Zak have substantial design improvements over their original versions, and Indy 3 has CD music on FM Towns; however, the last three on this list are only for diehard LucasArts collectors, as their graphics are awful compared to the PC versions.)
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Old 05-29-2005, 09:47 AM   #10
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The Neverhood
The Dark Eye
Alice: An Interactive Museum
Obsidian

Of course, rare is a relative term, but these are games I've heard people claim are rare.
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not so rare but a must-have:
The Longest Journey

In order from the most common to the weirdest:

Igor: Objective Uikokahonia
Flight of the amazon queen
Little big adventure (1 & 2)
I have no mouth and i must scream
Cosmology of Kyoto
Kult (a.k.a. Chamber of The Sci-Mutant Priestess)

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Old 05-29-2005, 10:35 AM   #12
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How rare AGs are depends to some extent on at what point of time we are. A few years ago, REAH was perceived as very rare and it was commanding high prices, then a few months ago there was a Reah glut and it was going for half the price it did before.

However, if you keep an eye on Ebay over a few months, you start getting an idea as to what games are truly rare. Some of them are (in no particular order):

Celtica
Neverhood
Alice Interactive Museum
Cassandra Galleries
Gadget (the original 1994 version)
Versailles 1685
Secrets of the Luxor
Dinotopia
3 Skulls of the Toltecs

These are some of the main ones, but there are others such as I Have No Mouth & I Must Screen that are not on Ebay at any particular time, but show up now & then and usually cost a moderate amount. Also, there are some games that just a few years ago were not considered rare, but are now very hard to find at any particular time eg. Amber & Lighthouse.
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Old 05-29-2005, 01:40 PM   #13
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Last time I checked it was pretty hard to get hold of a copy of the fantastic Sanitarium.
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From what I know, Gold Rush is quite rare and so is Darkseed.
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Last time I checked it was pretty hard to get hold of a copy of the fantastic Sanitarium.
Sanitarium was rereleased and can be found for $9 or so in Walmart, etc.

The only rare one I can see you've missed is

Orion Burger which often goes for >$150 on eBay

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Any Infocom or Magnetic Scrolls game in a good condition and including all feelies is rare ... but worth it.
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Old 05-30-2005, 01:17 PM   #18
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Sanitarium was rereleased and can be found for $9 or so in Walmart, etc.

The only rare one I can see you've missed is

Orion Burger which often goes for >$150 on eBay

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It hasn't been rereleased in the UK, not to my knowledge anyway but I do take it back about it being rare as I've just checked ebay.uk and it isn't selling for even 1/3 of what it was last year.
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I actually have that! Maybe I should stop crumpling up the box...
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Old 05-30-2005, 01:51 PM   #20
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Synnergist (this was never released in North America at all)
L'Affaire Molov (saw this one go for around $170 on eBay a month or so ago)

Master of Dimensions is another one you don't see very often.
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