Air Raid is the most sought after game for Atari 2600 collectors. Released in limited quantities in 1984 by Men-A-Vision, the sky blue T-shaped cartridge can easily fetch several thousand dollars at auction – a boxed copy sold several years back for $US31,600+. To date, the manual for the game had never been seen.
That was until earlier this week, when a father and daughter found a complete copy of the game in their loft. The father worked for a convenience store which sold Atari games in the early 1980s, and was given a copy of the game by a sales rep. The father put the game in storage until hearing the price that the last copy sold for. Convinced that he still had the game, father and daughter searched high and low for the game.
The game is currently listed for auction on GameGavel, and is due to end on November 4th.