Friday, November 13, 2009

Atari Air Raid Up for Sale - Super Rare

Air Raid for Atari 2600
An auction for Air Raid for Atari 2600 was just listed on ebay last night, it's already selling for $1,999. Air Raid is definitely one of the most sought after Atari games for any collector.

Air Raid was the only game ever made by MenaVision and only five have ever been found to date. The game has a very distinctive cartridge too. It is sky blue with a handle for easy loading and unloading in the 2600 console.

Air Raid 2600 Screenshot
Air Raid is a shooter like Space Invaders but the action takes place over a city instead of in outer space.

The exact number of Air Raid cartridges that were produced is unknown and not very much is known about Menavision either.

With the auction of Music Machine two days ago, this is turning out to be a great week for Atari 2600 collectors, or at least the two collectors who buy these games.

UPDATE: Thanks mndrix for the reminder, the auction closed at $2,850, which makes it one of the most expensive Atari 2600 games.
Air Raid Atari 2600 Auction


Matthew said...

I own no Atari games, and even I think that looks like an awesome game.

Plus, it doubles as plastic knuckles, in case you have to fend off Atari game thieves.

JJ Hendricks said...

Matthew - it does look like brass knuckles in a way. Using this to fight off Atari thieves would probably just encourage them more. "This guy is fighting with Air Raid. He must have a ton of other good stuff too"

Matthew said...

That's true :D One punch with the Power Glove on my other hand and they'd want to see the rest of my collection (I don't own one... yet).

mndrix said...

For the record, the auction closed at $2,850

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