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November 29, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Flintstones video games for the NES are no cereal box affair

Bella Thorne graced the front of Post's Cocoa Pebbles cereal as part of their Team Cocoa versus Team Fruity ad campaign. The real Flintstone battle wages online when you compare the prices of the 2 NES games!

Bella Thorne on Cocoa Pebbles cereal boxes You'll find a considerable price difference when trying to acquire the two Flintstone games for the Nintendo NES.

Flintstones The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy - NES game Flintstones The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy can be found for under $20. It was released in 1991 by Taito.
Flintstones Surprise at Dino Peak - NES game Flintstones Surprise at Dino Peak is often sold for over $700! It was published by Taito in 1993.

There have been rumors that Surprise at Dino Peak was an exclusive release for BlockBuster rental. This title may have originated as an exclusive, but games make money by the volume sold. A title exclusive to a rental chain store doesn't seem financially viable, however, the title may have initially been a rental title to stir up interest in it at retail.

There certainly seems to be something very different between the availability of these 2 games - the later being extremely rare.

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