Rare vintage video games and consoles for sale at Lichfield auction

Super Metroid from 1994

The Lichfield Auction Center in Fradley Park was filled with the nostalgic sounds of retro game music as cataloguers relived their youth.

Live now with Richard Winterton Auctioneers until Monday May 30, the timed sale has been described as “extremely evocative” for gamers.

Game Boy RPG Knight Quest

Three sealed Super Nintendo SNES games from the mid-1990s, all from a single owner’s collection, are expected to sell for hundreds each.

Super Metroid from 1994 is estimated at £600-800, Donkey Kong Country 2 from 1995 is estimated at £400-500 and Terranigma, also from 1995, is estimated at £600-800.

“SNES is when gaming really became a global phenomenon,” said a spokesperson for Richard Winterton Auctioneers.

“The RPG (role-playing game) Terranigma was only released in Japan and Europe, which makes it a bit more unusual and, of course, rarer.

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“The entire games section of the sale is truly representative of the formative years and development of video games and hugely evocative – especially for Gen X and Millennials.”

The sale also includes a Legendary Edition of HALO 3 from 2007 featuring Master Chief’s Spartan Helmet, consigned by a Lichfield collector, which is expected to sell for £300-400.

The first generations of consoles are represented by an Adman Grandstand TV game 3000, a ZX Spectrum 16k, a boxed Amiga 1200 and a SEGA Master System.

There’s also a Pokémon Crystal for Game Boy Color and Pokémon Trading Cards, including a full Core Set – worth £300-£400 – as well as a Jungle Set and a Fossil Set.

Vintage comics range from original X-Men editions, including several first appearances of Apocalypse, Kitty Pride, and Emma Frost, to Spiderman, including The Green Goblin’s Last Stand, and Avengers comics, including early Falcon and Snape appearances.

The Richard Winterton Auctioneers games and hi-fi sale is now live at bid.richardwinterton.co.uk/auctions/8188/srric10297.

The sale begins to close at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30.

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