Friday, January 31, 2014
Gently mocking the likes of the now forgotten Norton Utilities, Sierra's The Laffer Utilities was a collection of mostly pointless, lovingly illustrated and sometimes funny utilities for MS-DOS PCs. The package came complete with a database of Al Lowe's jokes, silly wallpapers, a mock headline generator, a pointless AI thing and all sorts of weird stuff and you can find out more about them here.
To actually own the complete boxed Laffer Utilities, do have a look at this eBay auction for The Laffer Utilities (PC). Seller ships worldwide.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gunfright by Ultimate Play The Game, a lovely isometric shooter initially released for the ZX Spectrum, enjoyed an even lovelier port for Amstrad's 8-bit micro. And if you missed it almost 30 years ago, you can still grab it via eBay and this Gunfright (CPC) auction. It's the complete boxed game and the seller is shipping worldwide.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Never really thought that those ancient, lumbering computing beasts would ever appear on eBay, but it seems this particular PDP-12 has just proven me wrong. It should be fully operational too, though its buyer will have to (somehow) pick it up from its current home in Long Island (NY) and move it to a brand new '70s styled laboratory or secret base.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
From Double Dragon and Golden Axe Warrior to World Grand Prix and Dick Tracy this 16 games auction offers a lovely and varied selection of Sega Master System titles. Seller ships only within the UK.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The Game Boy Light, a sleek and back-lit Nintendo Game Boy, is the best iteration of the classic 8-bit handheld, yet also the rarest one. Also, it's just beautiful. And pretty modest on the battery consumption front too and you can grab a complete, golden (limited Japanese edition), boxed one via this GameBoy Light auction. Seller ships worldwide.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Interested in an exorbitantly priced controller for your N64? Care for one of the rarest joypads around? Well, look no further than this Millennium 2000 auction then. You'll be grabbing one of the 1000 joypads made and you'll be the proud owner of a truly lovely Nintendo 64 accessory. Seller ships worldwide.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Used to really want a Portfolio back in the day, though I'm still not sure what I'd have done with the thing. Still finding it appealing in its Atari Portfolio eBay auction suite today, mind you, especially considering it can always be used against Terminators. The Portfolio, something between a PDA and a '90s notebook, comes with a variety of built-in apps, a 5Mhz CPU, 128k of RAM and its very own DOS. It runs on 3AA batteries.
Seller ships worldwide.
Friday, January 3, 2014
The first (and apparently least successful) 32-bit console, the Amiga CD32, has made itself available in one handy eBay bundle. Bid on it for the console, a controller, a sampler CD and 10 games including the brilliant Sensible Soccer, Speedball 2 and Pinball Dreams. Seller ships only within Europe.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Happy new year everyone!
Here's a little something that's cheap, well aged and proper for those slow post-holidays retro gaming days. It's Wheelie for the ZX Spectrum and it's on eBay. Seller is shipping to more than a few countries.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Final Fantasy (NES) eBay auction. Seller ships (almost) worldwide.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
If you are looking for something well and truly obscure look no further than this View Master Interactive Vision console (of sorts) that recently appeared on eBay. And it's the complete thing too, coming in its original box with all the required bits and the VHS tape/game Disney's Cartoon Arcade. Seller is only shipping within the United States.
As for the console itself, it is a properly odd thing that utilizes a VCR and offers a quasi-interactive, FMV-like experience mainly focused on kids; as an added bonus it looks utterly unique and not unlike a toy.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
wishes you the very best for this holiday season and suggests you really hurry up if you'd like to gist yourself a lovely, obscure Nintendo Entertainment System (Famicom actually) clone. Just follow the link to this Hitex a-280 Computer Video System and grab the console, 2 controllers and the power supply.
Seller ships worldwide.