July this year marks 27 years since the Game Boy handheld console was released in North America. The Game Boy was an extremely popular gaming device, and was only discontinued in 2003 after 14 years in production. If you didn't have one as a kid, you definitely knew someone who did. Now, the console and games alike have become a bit of a collectors item.
Old games from your childhood that are sitting in your attic or in a box at your parents place may be a secret gold mine - but only if you have the right games. Here are some of the most expensive game cartridges for the Original Game Boy.
Metroid II: Return of Samus
The second instalment in the Metroid series, Metroid II:Return of Samus is an Action-Adventure game that was released in 1991. A recent search on eBay has the game valued between $14 and $100.
While Castlevania Legends is the third in the Castlevania series on the original Gameboy, it is also the most valuable in the series too. Released in 1998 it received pretty average reviews. A recent search on eBay has the game valued between $75 and $90.
Mega Man V
The fifth in the Mega Man series, this is also once of the most expensive. Released in 1994, the Japanese version was called Rocketman World 5. Current searches on eBay value the game cartridge alone at $95 - $121.
Trip World was released in Japan, and Europe only in 1992-1993 making it extremely hard to find in America. In fact, when researching this game I was only able to find two on eBay. This cute platform game has since been released on 3DS virtual console, however the original Game Boy cartridge is valued between $236 - $353 on eBay at the moment.
NIV Bible & the 20 Lost Levels of Joshua
This Bible game was released in 1996 without the content of Nintendo. Released by Wisdom Tree, is was made available to purchase in Christian Book shops across America. Because this game was unlicensed, the game cartridge is not standard, and does not fit in older model Game Boys. A quick search on eBay has this game priced between $191 and $403.
Know as Puzzle Boy II in Japan, this puzzle game was released in North America in 1992. Another in its series, Spud's Adventure, is also very rare. Amazing tater is currently selling for between $293 and $1123 on eBay.
Do you own any of these treasures?