Retro games dealer reveals childhood favourites going for a mint in 2020

As Christmas approaches, teenagers up and down the country will have their eye on the latest games consoles. 

But classic games, stashed away in the attic, could be the key to earning a little extra money this year, with some vintage favourites from your childhood potentially worth over £800. 

Andy Brown, managing director at Console Passion and a leading UK retro games dealer with more than 19 years experience, revealed how much retro Sega, PlayStation and Nintendo games could be worth.   

NES classic Gargoyles Quest II fetches a minimum of £200, while Mega Man X3 goes for £800.

Here, Mr Brown, in collaboration with Rainbow Riches Casino, offers his top picks…

Mega Man X3: £800

This Super Nintendo Entertainment System game has an estimated value of over £800 and was released 1st December 1995

This Super Nintendo Entertainment System game has an estimated value of over £800 and was released 1st December 1995. 

The final SNES entry in the hugely popular Mega Man X series likely suffered commercially at the time, as attention turned to the new 32-Bit consoles. 

With original cartridges in short supply, but the character as popular as ever among fans, it is now a highly desired collectible.

The game follows the player in a fictional future world populated by both humans and intelligent robots called ‘Reploids’, some of which are labelled as ‘Mavericks’ and commit crimes.  

The heros of the game must must battle a Reploid scientist named Dr. Doppler and his loyal group of Maverick followers to save the world.  

The Death and Return of Superman: £500 

The Death and Return of Superman on the Sega Mega Drive has an estimated value of over £500 and was released 27th November 2011

The Death and Return of Superman on the Sega Mega Drive has an estimated value of over £500 and was released 27th November 2011

The Death and Return of Superman on the Sega Mega Drive has an estimated value of over £500 and was released 27th November 2011. 

Comic book properties definitely aren’t a modern invention, and back in the ’90s Superman spent his time rampaging around, punching bad guys, in this Streets of Rage style outing. 

This variation of the game, based on a storyline by DC Comics, features classic characters Superboy, Steel, Cyborg Superman, the Eradicator, and Doomsday.  

A set number of villains will enter the screen and only after they are defeated can the character continue on to the next level of the quest. 

San Francisco Rush 2049: £400

The third game on the list, San Francisco Rush 2049, played on the N64 is estimated at being worth over £400 an was released in October 1999

The third game on the list, San Francisco Rush 2049, played on the N64 is estimated at being worth over £400 an was released in October 1999

The third game on the list, played on the N64 is estimated at being worth over £400 an was released in October 1999. 

This futuristic racer featuring rocket boosters, stunts and often forgotten among the mainstream today, it maintains true cult appeal. 

The racing video game was developed and published by Atari Games for arcades, but later released on the Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, and Dreamcast by Midway Games.

The futuristic game is set on tracks in a representation of San Francisco where cars are able to extend wings from their sides to travel around the racecourse. 

Castlevania Symphony of the Night (Limited Edition): £350

This limited edition version of Castlevania Symphony of the Night on the Sony PlayStation has an estimated value of over £350 and was released 2nd October 1997

This limited edition version of Castlevania Symphony of the Night on the Sony PlayStation has an estimated value of over £350 and was released 2nd October 1997

This limited edition version of Castlevania Symphony of the Night on the Sony PlayStation has an estimated value of over £350 and was released 2nd October 1997.

Highly sought after due to the inclusion of rare artwork and the game’s soundtrack, the value of this PlayStation title is also enhanced by the sheer adoration in which the side scrolling Metroidvania classic is held. 

The platform-adventure action role-playing game sees players roam Dracula’s castle to defeat an entity controlling Richter Belmont, the self-proclaimed lord of the castle and protagonist of the game series. 

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