Collecting GameCube items is becoming a hobby that costs more and more every day. Today, we’re going to look at the most expensive and rare games.
Since the Nintendo GameCube will be officially considered “retro” in 2021, experienced Nintendo fans and people who are just getting into these long-running series have been looking everywhere for the rarest GameCube games. Some GameCube games have become much harder to find since they came out, either because they didn’t come out outside of Japan or because they didn’t do well when they did.
We used pricecharting.com to find the most expensive GameCube games on the market right now, taking into account the prices of new GameCube games. This is because the collector’s market is always changing, which causes prices to change as time goes on.
Pokemon XD: Gale Of Darkness
|Average New Price||$415|
As a sequel to Pokemon Colosseum, which is so popular that it will be on our list of the strangest GameCube games, but not for a while, Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness takes players back to the Orre region about five years after the events of Pokemon Colosseum.
Shadow Lugia is giving Cipher a lot of trouble, and the game follows Michael as he goes up against Cipher admins to find out what’s going on with the Shadow Pokemon. This is the last Pokemon game for the GameCube, and you’ll need a lot of money to get it.
|Average New Price||$458.13|
Chibi-Robo is kind of a modern-day success story. The game didn’t sell very well when it came out and was shoved to the back of TV cabinets everywhere, but it’s become a sought-after collector’s item because of its quirky style, cute graphics, and likeable main character.
The game wasn’t worth much at all until 2015, when it may have gotten more attention than it ever had before. If you want to get Chibi-Robo now, you have to really want to hang out with this cute little robot friend.
Pure Evil: A Resident Evil Two-Pack
|Average New Price||$575.24|
Pure Evil was a release of both Resident Evil and Resident Evil Zero. Both games are well-known and still very popular. Most of the games in the series have had remakes or remasters, but if you want to play the original game as it came out, you should be ready to pay.
It’s not bad to get two games for the price of one, but when Pure Evil costs several hundred dollars, it becomes a real collector’s item for only the most dedicated Resident Evil fans.
Fire Emblem: Path Of Radiance
|Average New Price||$610|
Since Nintendo first started making home systems, Fire Emblem has been one of its most popular series. However, as a series goes on, its older games become harder to find. This is the case with Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
This is the ninth game in the series, but it’s only the third to come out in North America. Longtime fans of the series and beginners who want to see where it all began will have to pay a lot of money to go back to the good old days.
Cubivore: Survival Of The Fittest
|Average New Price||$633|
Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest was only launched in Japan by Nintendo until another company, Atlus, which is now much more well-known, picked it up and changed it so it could be played in other places.
In Cubivore, the player controls the titular Cubivore, which eats other animals and creatures to change, grow, and get stronger. Since 2010, the price of new copies of Cubivore has gone up and down on the second-hand market.
Wario World K-Mart Edition
|Average New Price||$723.51|
Even though it’s nothing like what it used to be, K-Mart used to be a nationwide department store like Walmart and Target. And in 2000, K-Mart sold a version of Wario World that came with a guide from Nintendo Power.
Today, it’s hard to say if you’re more likely to find a K-Mart or a K-Mart version of Wario World, but the game is very popular, especially if it’s still sealed.
|Average New Price||$760|
Gotcha Force is a fighting and shooting game where the main goal is to collect gachapon toys and use them in battle. When the game came out, there wasn’t a lot of advertising for it, so it didn’t sell very well. Still, the game has a lot of fans even now, and even though it was re-released in Japan, it’s still very hard to find in North America.
Hardcore GameCube collectors will have to spend over $100 just to get a copy of the disc. Many collectors also want a new and full copy of the games they buy, which will cost the large amount above.
NCAA College Basketball 2K3
|Average New Price||$792.53|
Since there are so many sports games on so many consoles, a basketball game may seem out of place. However, fully licensed sports games seem to become less common as time goes on and console generations change.
A big reason why this game is so rare is that it uses the name “college hoops” in-game, while most basketball games of the time (even within the same franchise) used “college basketball.” Today, this one-word difference can earn you a lot of money.
Go! Go! Hypergrind
|Average New Price||$799.95|
Go! Go! Hypergrind is a game about skateboarding that was made in Japan, but it was never released there. In the game, an animation studio is having a contest to find the star of their new cartoon. The player controls a skateboarder who wants to be the star of the new show.
The price of this strange game has gone through the roof since 2016, when it was only number 12 on our list of the most expensive GameCube games.
Pokemon Colosseum Pre-Order
|Average New Price||$1,270|
Pokemon Colosseum was a great addition to a tried-and-true recipe. It added more moving character models and the Shadow Pokemon, which is a good name for it. Genius Sorority thought it was a big step in the right way and took it very seriously.
This game has been made in more than one way. Jirachi, who helped pay for the movie, was put on an extra disc. The same deal was offered on the pre-order disc. Around 2019, the ads started to show up online. Since then, they have become even harder to find.
Super Monkey Ball Two-Pack
|Average New Price||$1,499.99|
Two different Super Monkey Ball games for the Nintendo GameCube are included in the Super Monkey Ball 2 Pack. This package has the Players’ Choice versions of both Super Monkey Ball and Super Monkey Ball 2, the game that came after it.
This game is so hard to find that it’s hard to even find one for sale. A few have come up for sale over the years, but it’s not often and they don’t go for very little. If you find a new copy of this very rare package, you will have to pay $1,500 for it.
Cubix Robots For Everyone: Showdown DVD Bundle
|Average New Price||$2,537|
Cubix was a cartoon TV show that was first shown in South Korea. For a short time, it was also popular in the US. Connor is the only kid in town who doesn’t have a robot. To keep Cubix as his own robot, he needs to fix him in 24 hours.
Cubix Robots For Everyone: Showdown also came with a DVD of the show. If you have a copy that includes both Snake Game and the show, you have something very special.
Disney Sports Basketball
|Average new Price||$2,828|
Disney Sports Basketball came out on two big Nintendo devices of the time, the GameCube and the Game Boy Advance. It has all of our favorite Disney characters playing basketball against each other in friendly games.
The game is hard to find because it got bad reviews when it came out, especially for the GameCube version. As a result, fewer copies were sold in general. Even harder to find is a new copy of the game, so this is definitely another valuable Disney favorite to add to your collection.
|Average New Price||$3,850|
Box room is always a hot commodity in Pokemon games. We used to buy extra software for our GameCubes so we could store up to 1,500 of them from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire…
If you lived near the Pokemon Center in New York City or got a special Pokemon Colosseum Bundle Pack GameCube in Europe, you could get these games. If not, you were out of luck, and if you want a copy now, you’ll have to pay the high price listed above.
Sonic Heroes And Super Monkey Ball Duo Pack
|Average New Price||$12,615|
Sonic and Super Monkey Ball have been released together an odd number of times in the past, like on the Switch version of Sonic Forces. However, the Sonic Heroes + Super Monkey Ball release is now the most expensive GameCube game.
These two mega-Sega games, Sonic Heroes and the original Super Monkey Ball, came in a pack. Since then, the worth of this highly sought-after collector’s set has continued to soar.