Thursday, April 2, 2009

Air Raid | One of Top 10 Rarest Games Ever

Air Raid
On ebay right now a seller has listed an Atari 2600 system with 25 games. One of those games is one of the rarest and most expensive games of all time, Air Raid. The game can sell for more than $3,000.

Follow the auction here to see how much it sells for this time.

Air Raid is the only game released by a company called Menavision. It is the rarest Atari 2600 game ever commercially produced.


Unknown said...

They closed the bidding. I emailed them and they said the questions and bidding were too much for them so they locked it up in the bank.

JJ Hendricks said...

That's too bad. What did the bidding get to before they closed it? Last I saw it was $1,050.

I wouldn't be surprised it if comes back up for auction in an Air Raid auction only. The seller didn't seem like a collector so it would be strange for them to keep a game around that is worth thousands of dollars.

Unknown said...

I think it was $1075. They said they would quote, "pull it out in a few years but for now we'll just hold it."

Since they're not collectors I thought they would try and make some money, but I guess not.

Too bad. I thought I could bid on one of the rarest games ever.

JJ Hendricks said...

I was really tempted to bid too. I'm not a huge collector, but I would be willing to pay that much for the game. I'm sure someone else would have out bid me eventually, but it would be fun while it lasted.

David Sanford Hesler said...

Disappointing, but they really may as well sell everything else, so when the do sell Air Raid it will probably be by itself.

Unknown said...

yep, it's back up minus air raid.

Ends in 3 days on Apr 12th.

JJ Hendricks said...

Thanks for the heads up pepsi_max2k. It looks like the seller is doing what we expected. Selling off everything else. Hopefully they will soon list Air Raid in its own auction.

Missy( said...

I remember seeing an air raid cart when I was younger.
It was in a Cash Converters.
I remember commenting about the shape and the fact it had a handle, of course I couldn't have known what it was at the time.

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Anonymous said...

if last bidder had any sense they would have forced the conclusion of the auction at the last posted bid. You don't get to just yank something down from an auction because you were to stupid to realize what it's worth before you post it. It's part of ebay user agreement and legally binding. Unless it's basically in the auction to reserve removal as a right. Either that or it's been destroyed. But with that one I'd be demanding to see the burnt twisted cartidge.lmao

Anonymous said...

You can cancel any auction as long as there isn't less than 12 hours left.

MegaMac said...

Whoever genius decided to go and tell them what they had really shouldn't have. That's stupid. It's the seller's job to know what they have. If they don't, it's their loss. If I were them, I'd be suspicious of why my auction was selling for a crazy price, but if I wasn't any sort of gamer, I'd revel in the thrill of the ever increasing amount. On the other hand, it was a nice gesture to let them know...but still. To find such treasures is what you call a "deal". A good deal.

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