First released in US in August 1989, The TurboGrafx-16 was an 8-bit system, with a 16-bit graphics chip. 18 years later, Wrestled from the jaws of obscurity comes this little package from ebay
Up for grabs is a Turbo Grafx-16 console
one controller, one joystick
one AC adapter, one RF unit, one Multi-tap
and 36 games including Splatterhouse, Cadash, Raiden and Neutopia
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
A true pioneer, the Commodore CDTV was way more than an Amiga 500 with a CD-ROM drive and a fancy wireless remote. It was an attempt to bring multimedia and gaming right into the living room and onto the family TV. Sadly, it failed, but happily you can still learn more about the attempt here and attempt getting yourselves one over at ebay's cyber auction house.
It's not everyday a CDTV hits ebay you know, and this seller ships worldwide. CDTVs usually sell around 20£/35$.
Monday, May 28, 2007
An RPG originally created by Game Arts for the Mega CD platform in Japan but released in 1993 for the US market on the Sega CD. It quickly became the Sega CD's most popular RPG developing a huge following and has remained one of the most popular console RPGs of all time.
Now an almost immaculate copy resurfaces on ebay.com
Lunar The Silver Star on ebay.com
Friday, May 25, 2007
The Commodore Amiga 500+ was the final version of the 16-bit Amiga 500 home computer. It came with 1MB of RAM, sported an A520 modulator and the impressively multitasking Workbench 2.04. As for the cunningly named Cartoon Classics box set, well, it included an Amiga 500+, the classic 2D graphics programme Deluxe Paint 3, Lemmings, The Simpsons vs the Space Mutants and the rather shite Captain Planet eco-awareness game.
Happily anyone in the world can now grab an almost new Cartoon Classics Amiga over @ ebay. Just make sure you pay less than 30£/55$50 euros.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Snatcher, a game by Hideo Kojima, is arguably the best thing you'll ever play on your Mega CD (a.k.a. Sega CD in the US). It's a dark, adult, violent, engrossing and frankly very easy graphic adventure, sporting some excellent manga graphics, a cyberpunk plot of rare quality and an impressive voice-over. It also is the only game of the Snatcher game family aimed at the English speaking crowd. You can find out more over at Hardcore Gaming 101 or at Moby Games.
The game, quite a rarity, has indeed showed up on ebay.co.uk again, but this time it's quite the bargain, as the seller offers free shipping, even though only for European and US residents. So, uhm, better click here to bid on Snatcher.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The sole RPG in the Panzer Dragoon series by SEGA, released for the Sega Saturn in 1998. Panzer Dragoon Saga was developed as an RPG, rather than a rail shooter. The player's experience of the game was greatly enhanced by the distinctive soundtrack throughout the game. So large was the initial demand for the game, a shortage developed with many stores unable to meet their preorders for the title.
Panzer Dragoon Saga on ebay.com
Sunday, May 20, 2007
The TurboGrafx-16 also known as PC-Engine in Japan, is a video game console first released in Japan by NEC on October 30, 1987. The system was released in late August 1989 in North America.
The TurboGrafx-16 was the first video game console in North America to have a CD-ROM peripheral. The TurboGrafx-16 is an 8-bit system, with 16-bit graphics chip capable of displaying 482 colors at once.
Yes 482 colours, hell you could nearly count them, and if that wasn't enough to rock your World, take a look at this little beauty, which plays all Turbo Grafx 16 HuCards plus Turbo CD games
Turbo Grafx 16 Turbo CD System 1 Card with Case on ebay.com
Thought games for the TurboGrafx-16 were hard to come by? Pssst!!
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Better hurry up, as the auction for a Sega Mega Drive, a Mega CD and 28 of their games will be over in less than 10 hours, and with a current bid slightly above 20£ (including free postage) it's quite the bargain. Provided you live in the European Union that is, as the seller will only ship there.
Among the included games (15 MD games on cartridges and 13 Mega CD ones on 9 CDs) are such retro gaming gems as Sonic 1-3, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter 2, Shinobi, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Sewer Shark, Jaguar XJ220 and Alien 3.
Find out more about the Sega Mega Drive (aka Genesis in the US) here and pay Wikipedia a visit for Sega Mega CD info.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Let's say you -yes, you, oh wealthy reader- wanted to spend roughly 2000$ on ebay. What would you buy? A huge collection of vintage porn mags, a couple of Wii consoles with tons of games or a very rare Nintendo 64 DD development kit? Well, provided the Dev Kit is your thing (Bravo! Wise choice), here's the link to a unique Nintendo N64 DD Development Kit @ ebay.co.uk. The seller ships worldwide, and you'll be bidding for the following interesting bits:
- Japanese N64 (debugging unit) with a unique dome expansion cover.
- N64DD expansion unit. (development unit)
- Recordable N64DD Disk.
- Flash cart
- N64DD Development manual
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Yes, the ultra rare Sierra Gabriel Knight box set doesn't have to be that expensive. Actually, it shouldn't cost you more 15-20$ provided you try to grab it over from a certain Gabriel Knight Mysteries auction. Seller ships worldwide. Oh, and unfortunately some key parts of the box -such as the included novel- are missing. At least both games (Gabriel Knight & Gabriel Knight II) are included. Find out more about the games here.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Well I got lucky today and managed to inherit this rather fabulous Tomy Omnibot from my school. back in the 1980s this must have been as futuristic as anything you could find. I have coveted this particular specimen for years and now he is officially mine.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Online gaming is a standard feature of all current gen consoles. But way back in the mists of time (the mid Nineties) it was the saturn that was leading this innovative step forward on it's flagship console The Saturn. Released in Japan only, this Saturn modem and keyboard are as rare as rocking horse shit, and if it wouldn't get me into loads of trouble I'd buy them in a heartbeat. Marvel at its beauty here.
Monday, May 14, 2007
No console and controller aside, not just any five games mind you.
The Daedalus Encounter
Way Of The Warrior
Escape From Monster Manor
3DO controller + 5 games from the bowels of ebay
Of course a 3DO is essential to enjoy this ebay lot to it's fullest, but a technicality like that is unlikely to put you off. Psssst!
Friday, May 11, 2007
Beloved and underated 32 bit console, first released in the US and Europe in 1998. A bargain lot including this jewel in the retro gamers crown along with 14 games including Nights into Dreams, (aka Nights or Nid) and a light gun has just been upped on ebay. Although i'ts not clear why you'd want to shoot lights.
Sega Saturn, Games, Light Gun on ebay.com
already got a Saturn, take a visit to the Saturn Junkyard dedicated Saturn addicts Blog
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Donkey Kong Country (MobyGames entry) isn't the cheapest SNES game available and rightly so. It's a graphically jaw-dropping and extremely playable platformer developed by Rare, that made people who saw it believe it was running on the then-unreleased N64. It's an absolute SNES must have. Simply click to bid for a boxed version of the game over @ ebay. Seller ships to Europe only.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
As far as 8-bit video gaming mags go, ZZap! 64 was the undisputed king of the lot. It was brilliant, informative, interesting, genuinely funny and a must read for any European home-computing gamer. To find out more have a look at the excellent The Def Guide to Zzap! 64 website (featuring tons of retro gaming content and vintage reviews) or a certain Wikipedia entry.
To own a piece of history, the premiere issue of Zzap! 64 in mint condition to be precise, have a look at a most interesting ebay.co.uk auction. Seller ships worldwide.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Included is the Sega Master System console, the RF adapter, the AC Power Cord, 2 Sega Control Pads. Accessories include: 2 Sega Control Sticks, 3-D Glasses, 1 rapid fire unit
and the 80 games...?
take a look at this ebay Sega Master System lot
Friday, May 4, 2007
Nope nothing to do with the pillar of salt Lot, but two ebay auction lots with 12 C64 games Including:
Rendezvous with Rama
Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress
Indiana Jones in the Lost Kingdom
Skate or Die
Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One on One
All in their original packaging, and available from ebay.com
No Commodore 64 to play them on I hear you say... sad but not terminal...
well take a look at this very interesting C64 lot also from ebay.com
Usually going for 50-75£ in the retro gaming market, the Vectrex (first release: 1982 US, followed by a 1983 UK & Japan release) is a pretty rare and very unique console, sporting a crisp 9" monitor and some pretty impressive vector graphics. The console only had 28 games officially released for it, but is happily supported from an incredibly lively homebrew and indy scene to this day (try the Vectrex resource center, Vectrexcarts and Vectorzoa) .
Residents of North & South America, Europe and Australia with even a passing interest in retro gaming might be interested in a pretty interesting Vectrex and video games ebay auction. The (boxed) games are Rip Off, Starship, Cleansweep and Scramble. As for the console, well, it's in mint condition but consoley flavour and obviously coming with the built-in Minestorm game and a fancy Vectrex controller.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Why, by my reckoning you could pick this package up for about... ooohhh... not a lot.
Own (for whatever reason, really) a piece of a rather failed SEGA advertising history. Hop over to an Arsenal Dreamcast Home Shirt auction and ..uhm.. get an Arsenal FC size M shirt with a DC logo on it. Seller ships worldwide.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Retro title for the Turbografx 16 or Turbo Duo systems. Bonk3 featured many new play schemes, including candies that made the player shrink and grow, and cooperative multiplayer. The story puts the player up against the Evil King Drool in the Dinosaur Kingdom. The Bonk of the title was a mascot for NEC Turbografx 16 console.
A Bonk3 Hucard* for the Turbografx 16 or Turbo Duo systems has appeared for sale on ebay and has attracted some rather frantic bidding, despite the game having a pending release on Nintendo's Wii Virtual Console.
Bonk 3 on ebay.com
The Bonk compendium
*A HuCard is a memory card with it's own integrated circuit developed by Hudson Soft