This will be a quick post since this game deserves to be highlighted all by itself. The “Holy Grail” of all Atari games; Air Raid for the Atari 2600 is up on eBay right now. This game has been documented by almost every gaming website and even made news on CNN after selling for $31600. If you do a YouTube search you can even find the gentleman who bought it :). We’ll see how much this one will go for.
*BIG THANKS to Tyler Bartsch for the submission!
This is taken from the auction:
Based on the research I have conducted, this is only the 14th known copy of Air Raid by Menavision. I bought this game new in Texas around 83 or 84. It has been boxed up and following me around the country for decades. I recently decided to get out the old Atari 2600 and hook it up in the garage. As I was going through the games I rediscovered this one. Since it has no name on the cartridge, I did a web search and learned that it is the holy grail of 2600 video games.
Atari Age rates the rarity of this game 10 of 10 “Unbelievably Rare”.
Needless to say, I have decided to let the game go to a collector rather than play it in the garage.
I do not have the box or instructions for this game. The cartridge is in excellent shape with no cracks; however there is some yellowing around the seams from age. The label is also in excellent shape with no rips.
The auction will go to the highest bidder. I do not have a buy it now, so please do not ask for a “cash price”. I am happy to answer any questions and will try to respond quickly.