The Gamecube had it's share of rare and collectible games during it's six year life span. Below is a list of rarest and most expensive Gamecube games.
New Price: $400 Used Price: $37
The rarest game for the Gamecube. NCAA Basketball 2K3 is a college basketball game on the Gamecube so it wasn't destined to sell very well. Sega helped seal the deal when they cancelled all 2K series games on the Gamecube and stopped this game in the middle of production. This is one of the few sports games to become rare and valuable on any system.
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New Price: $200 Used Price: $58
Phantasy Star Online Plus is a rerelease of the Phantasy Star Online game for Gamecube (also on this list). The Plus version fixed a few bugs in the intial release and added a few extra areas. The game sold poorly because it was an online game released after everyone realized the Gamecube's online was dead on arrival.
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New Price: $200 Used Price: $30
Digimon Rumble Arena 2 is similar to Super Smash Bros in gameplay but uses the Digimon characters. Its a sequel to the original Digimon Rumble Arena but did not sell as well as the original. The game received a lukewarm reception from critics but is still valued by collectors.
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New Price: $198 Used Price: $22
Beyond Good and Evil was released by Ubisoft in 2003 on every console. It was reviewed well but sold poorly on all systems. In May 2008, Ubisoft leaked a teaser trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2 which sparked more interest in the original and increased prices.
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New Price: $160 Used Price: $44
DDR Mario Mix is a regular DDR game with Mario characters, music, and art. It is the only US released DDR game on the Gamecube. Nintendo released the game in limited quantities for the 2005 Christmas season and it quickly sold out. In early 2006 Nintendo restocked shelves but quietly discontinued the game soon after.
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New Price: $150 Used Price: $42
A role playing game with a focus on online co-op play. Sega released this game as the marquee title for the Gamecube's online service. The service never caught on and Phantasy Star Online sales suffered. Sega shut down their servers in 2007 but you can still play the game solo or with 4 player split screen.
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New Price: $150 Used Price: $31
This was one of the four Resident Evil games Capcom re-released on Gamecube. Code Veronica and Resident Evil 2 received limited production runs after the Gamecube's poor sales. After Resident Evil 4 released on the Gamecube prices spiked for all four RE games but only Code Veronica's prices remained high enough to make this list.
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New Price: $140 Used Price: $40
Twin Snakes is a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid for PS1 and was co-developed by Silicon Knights and Konami. Development was overseen by Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and Shigeru Miyamoto. Critics loved the game and gave it an 85 average on Metacritic but the remake didn't sell as well as the original.
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New Price: $140 Used Price: $34
Ikaruga is a shooter originally released for Arcade and Dreamcast. In general, the shooter genre doesn't sell very well and Ikaruga was no exception. The game is ranked as the 2nd best 2D shooter by ScrewAttack and the 3rd greatest shooter by IGN.
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New Price: $110 Used Price: $45
Pokemon Box isn't a game but allows players to store and sort Pokemon from the Gameboy Advance Pokemon games. In the US the game was only sold at the Nintendo World store and online, which limited the sales. The European version was never sold in stores but available through the Nintendo of Europe loyalty program.
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New Price: $100 Used Price: $30
Cubivore is a action/adventure game with some RPG elements. You raise your creature through different mutations and offspring until you can defeat the Killer Cubivore. The game was called "Animal Leader" in Japan and was brought to the US by Atlus. Like most of their games, Cubivore received a very limited production.
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New Price: $100 Used Price: $25
Jedi Outcast is an Action game original released on the PC and later ported to the Gamecube and Xbox in 2002. The game has you playing as a former Jedi Knight and lets you use lightsabers, blasters, and turrets. Jedi Outcast did not sell as well as other Star Wars games published by on the Gamecube and is more rare than the other titles.
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Other Expensive Gamecube Games
- Fire Emblem Path of Radiance - Used Price: $41
- Pikmin 2 - Used Price: $38
- Zelda 4 Game Collection - Used Price: $31
- Zelda Ocarina of Time Master Quest - Used Price: $26
- Skies of Arcadia - Used Price: $23
- Tom and Jerry War of Whiskers - Used Price: $23
- Monster 4x4 Masters of Metal - Used Price: $25
- Zelda Twilight Princess - Used Price: $29
- Top Angler Real Bass Fishing - Used Price: $29
- Disney Sports Basketball - Used Price: $25
Great Values: Low Priced Rare Gamecube Games
- Bust-A-Move 3000 - Used Price: $20
- Goblin Commander - Used Price: $20
- Gotcha Force - Used Price: $18
- Rave Master - Used Price: $7
- Killer 7 - Used Price: $10
- Baten Kaitos Origins - Used Price: $15
- Chaos Field - Used Price: $7
- Spirits & Spells - Used Price: $10
The list is ranked by highest sales price over the last three months. All the games are not rare (hard to find with small quantities available), but relative to demand all of these are in short supply.
Used prices are the average price between August 4th, 2008 and November 14th, 2008. New prices are the highest price a sealed version of the game sold for during this same time period.
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