Author Topic: What Is The Highest Price You'll Pay For Generation 2 Video Game (not selling)  (Read 439 times)


Depends on the game and system. Vectrex stuff if complete I would pay out for that. I am still searching for a new controller for mine. those things are not cheep, everything else maybe 10 bucks or so.


I paid (I think) $25 for a sealed copy of Krull for the Atari 2600. Its the only game I would have spent any money on from that era cause its one of my favorite movies of all time.

Most of the people here have commented on the lack of staying power from that generation and I happen to agree. The graphics/play style/etc even when 8-bit was new was so out dated at that time.

I just heard a story from a guy last week that said his mom just bought a real Atari 2600, So that may be proof that at least some people are looking to buy A generation 2 console, I don't have one but like I said on another post I now have a portable Atari emulator that emulates just about the whole entire single player library.

I don't really know why I like the games so much, I think it's how easy and well balanced the games are designed, and if you lose you don't miss out on anything, I definitely been bit by the generation 2 video game bug.

As far as the graphics go some of the Atari games do have better detail than others. But I don't like how uncomfortable the Atari joystick is for my non portable Atari Flashback console. but my Atari Portable device that I got is perfect and the most comfortable experience. It has a D-pad and all of the Atari triggers in button form not switches
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Obviously, there is a demand for these pre-NES oldies. Otherwise, you wouldn't keep seeing the retro mini-consoles, mini arcade cabinets, etc.

For me, the only pre-NES stuff that I would consider buying or have bought are Nintendo games like Donkey Kong & Mario Bros.  Coincidentally,  the only pre-NES games in my collection.

Honestly I don't even know if I'd want an Atari 2600 for free. I wouldn't play it, so it would be a waste of space. I only keep systems and games I actually play. My dad owned an Atari 2600 before I got my own NES as a kid, and I played it maybe a dozen times and really never enjoyed any of the games I tried on it. This is probaly because the 2nd generation of gaming is before my time but I just find the games overly simple and boring. NES is probably the oldest console that I could actually enjoy on a decent level. Even then, I'm more of a SNES guy.


Idealistically under $1, only if the entire library, in addition to the system, was included. I wouldn't get the Atari 2600, as I preferred the ColecoVision and Intellivision. The former might be better as Intellivision controllers are known to be prone to breakage.
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I’m all about retro, I love it, and even though both the Atari 2600 and the ColecoVision were the first consoles that I ever experienced, mainly the former, I honestly don’t think I would want any in my collection. For one, I don’t have the space for them; and secondly, I am 100% sure they’ll either gather dust or end up stored somewhere in my closet...or in one of those storage totes. Not that I don’t appreciate these consoles, on the contrary; I’m simply not interested in them as I would have been a few decades ago.