The Five Most Expensive SNES Games of All-Time

There is no doubt that people typically pay a lot of money for certain video games. One of the most popular game systems ever developed was the Nintendo SNES. From that system, some of the most well-loved games have been produced. Today, those games have easily become among some of the most expensive examples in existence. If you’re looking for any of the games listed below, you should get ready to shell out a rather large amount of cash in order to get your hands on one. These games are among the most popular Nintendo SNES games ever produced and they command a high price. As a matter of fact, you’re not likely to get out of the deal for less than $100 and if you’re looking for the game that’s listed in the number one spot, you can easily spend up to six times that amount.

5. Super Mario RPG –  $100

It shouldn’t be a surprise that anything regarding Super Mario Brothers wound up on this list. What you might be surprised about is that it only managed to land in the number five position, as many people would probably think that it could have easily been the number one most expensive game ever produced for this system. While that honor definitely goes to another game, this one is certainly nothing to sneeze at. The Super Mario Brothers universe is a popular one that continues to generate new fans each and every day. That is precisely why this game ended up on the list. When you stop and think about it, spending $100 on a single game is a huge commitment. The thing is, that commitment only becomes more involved from here on out.

4. Kirby’s Dream Land -$255

This was one of the most popular games ever produced by the manufacturer when it was released and it remains so to this day. It’s also extremely difficult to find. During its original run, it was snatched up by people left and right and so far, no one has been willing to part with it. This has created a situation where anyone that is looking for the game is not only going to have to look high and low in order to find it, but also part with a considerable amount of money in order to get it.

3. Harvest Moon -$390

Much like the game listed above, this one is a good example how the value of the game can easily be driven up when there aren’t that many to be had in the first place. For one reason or another, Harvest Moon was not produced for the same length of time that many other games were produced for the SNES system. This was something most people couldn’t really wrap their heads around, as it was a relatively popular game that was capable of holding its own and then some. Nevertheless, those individuals that had become dedicated fans of the game decided to snatch up every copy they could get their hands on when they realized that there weren’t that many around. If you’re a collector, you’ll have to part with a lot of money in order to get one and if you’re looking for an example that you can still play on your own system, you might change your mind when you realize that you will have to shell out almost $400 for a single copy.

2. Mega Man X3- $400

This is a relatively obscure game that most people don’t even seem to be aware of. The thing that makes it worth so much money is that for those that did realize its value, it became something of a collector’s item early on. While there still aren’t a lot of people that are clamoring to get this game, those that are won’t be able to get it for a song. As a matter of fact, the game itself is about twice as expensive as the entire SNES system was when it was brand new.

1. EarthBound – $590

This is the perfect example of supply and demand. The same thing that you learned about in high school economics class, provided you paid attention, is going on here. This is a game that is in high demand and it’s also available in relatively low numbers. That makes it the most coveted game on the entire list and it also means that the price is going to go up exponentially. After all, the more people that are interested in limited items, the more money that particular item becomes worth. In this case, the game is worth something to the tune of about $600.


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