From NES to Wii U

Nintendo single-handedly defined gaming in many gamers’ childhoods. Nintendo classics like Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon are considered the “Holy Trinity” of the gaming world. These games revolutionized the gaming industry and their influence is still prevalent to this day.

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Not just games, Nintendo consoles are also an integral part of gaming history. Each system brought a new innovation to the table. From the classic NES to modern handhelds, every console is revolutionary to some degree. Read on and take a look at the era-defining consoles with their respective rarest games.

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The rarest game for every Nintendo console

Below is the list of the rarest games for each Nintendo console. Take a look at these titles that got lost in the transitions of time. We hope some of them help you get those nostalgic tingles or may pique your curiosity.

NDA:

Nintendo Campus Challenge: There were only 25 copies of this cart because it was supposed to be an event game. The low number of copies is what made it so rare to find. This cartage consisted of a bunch of casino games like pinball machines and others that gave players a good challenge. Currently, there is only one active and working copy left worldwide.

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Nintendo 3DS:

The rarest game for the 3DS is Barbie Groom and Glam Pups! This may come as a shock because Barbie is a well-known franchise and games don’t fail very often. But this title had drawn the short straw, because the game was doing very poorly in the market, which led to the manufacture of very few copies.

Wii U :

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The entry for Wii U is very interesting. There are always games that give the player the experience of living a fever dream. And Tsukubon Shoutsho Runner is one of them! The game was about a cat who ran a business. Yes, you heard right.

In the game you have to serve real human customers as a chat. We smell real fishy deals here! This game was only released in Japan and maybe the whole setting was too absurd for the Japanese market too, as the game failed hugely with only 100 copies sold in the first week. Low sales caused new copies to stop being made, making it a rare find.

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What do you think of these titles? Did any of them pique your curiosity? Let us know in the comments below.

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