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Title: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: zapiy on April 19, 2012, 21:01:56 PM
It occured to me i have paid some silly prices for games in my time. I remember paying 59 for Madden 99 on the N64 and 55 for AvP on the Jaguar.. these were the prices whilst the systems were still very much in the market.

So whats the most you have spent?
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: TL on April 19, 2012, 21:13:49 PM
I seem to remember I got 5 off AVP so it was only 50, I did however pay 54.99 for a few other Jaguar games like Sensible Soccer and Brutal Sports Football. when they were new.
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: nakamura on April 19, 2012, 23:23:00 PM
55 for Sensible Soccer was nuts, one of the biggest cons in gaming history. I also paid around that for it on the SNES which sucked as the Amiga version was better and cost miles less.
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: TL on April 19, 2012, 23:41:39 PM
Quote from: "nakamura"
55 for Sensible Soccer was nuts, one of the biggest cons in gaming history. I also paid around that for it on the SNES which sucked as the Amiga version was better and cost miles less.

Yeah I was not impressed by the price but that is Telegames for you, they always were expensive. At least it had some good improvements over all the other versions though.

I remember playing the SNES version and finding that it was very slow and very easy.
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: Vyothric on April 20, 2012, 14:18:45 PM
Some of my N64 games cost about 40 quid back in the day. That's the most I've ever spent on a game.
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: zapiy on April 20, 2012, 18:13:52 PM
Yeah it was Telegames i purchased mine from.
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: Console Compulsive on April 20, 2012, 20:00:20 PM
If I remember this right, a couple of years ago I won Surgical Strike for the Mega CD at the handsome price of 39 inclucing postage from Ebay. Wouldn't normally have gone quite that far but I entered in a bidding war with someone who had beaten me on two previous items.
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: dubchaser on April 20, 2012, 21:15:05 PM
$600
+
80 import tax (USA to UK)

Battlesphere Gold (Atari Jaguar).
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: TL on April 20, 2012, 21:20:26 PM
Quote from: "dubchaser"
$600
+
80 import tax (USA to UK)

Battlesphere Gold (Atari Jaguar).

I will never ever be able to understand why people fork out all that money for Battlesphere, it's not even that good.
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: zapiy on April 20, 2012, 21:30:32 PM
Wow, a proper collector there.... ;)
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: dubchaser on April 20, 2012, 21:33:48 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "dubchaser"
$600
+
80 import tax (USA to UK)

Battlesphere Gold (Atari Jaguar).

I will never ever be able to understand why people fork out all that money for Battlesphere, it's not even that good.
It's more than I wanted to pay believe me but it is only money, there to be spent and enjoyed.  I only got this as had the opportunity with redundancy money.

I've actually not played it that much, maybe a couple of hours.  I can't quite seem to 'get into it'.   :)
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: sunteam_paul on April 21, 2012, 09:33:50 AM
I think it was about 60 I paid for Street Fighter II on the PC Engine, perhaps more because I had to get a 6 button pad to go with it. I don't even like SF2 that much.
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: dot.fyre on April 21, 2012, 11:42:54 AM
Most of the "big" PS1 games cost me 50 at the time - Tekken 2, Wip3out, RE, Silent Hill, MGS.
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: DreamcastRIP on April 21, 2012, 17:34:30 PM
My top five most expensive game purchases,

Samba de Amigo official game + maracas box set (DC, NTSC-J, CIB) - approx. 90, iirc
GORF Special Edition (Jaguar CD, CIB) - 86
Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn, PAL, CIB) - approx. 85, iirc
Judgement Silversword (WonderSwan Color, CIB) - 68, iirc
Snatcher (Mega-CD, PAL, CIB) - approx. 55, iirc

Oh, and 400+ for OutRun Online Arcade (PS3, bonus Blu-ray Disc player included)! ;)
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: Misery on April 22, 2012, 06:47:07 AM
$150 for freaking DDP:DOJ, on the PS2.

.....and I ended up not really liking it.   Though the Death Label mode was fun.
Title: Re: Whats the most you have paid for a game?
Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on April 24, 2012, 10:01:08 AM
don't think I've ever gone over 25 on a rare retro title - and mayeb 40 for a current gen title.   I'm happy to be patient and save cash - but some titles I'm looking for will no doubt raise my ceiling :(