Thursday, May 31, 2007

TurboGrafx-16 console and 36 games

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Commodore CDTV

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

Lunar The Silver Star for Sega CD

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

Lunar The Silver Star on

Friday, May 25, 2007

Commodore Amiga 500+ Cartoon Classics

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 for Sega Mega CD

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 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

Panzer Dragoon Saga for Sega Saturn

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

Sunday, May 20, 2007

TurboGrafx-16 with Turbo CD add-on

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

Thought games for the TurboGrafx-16 were hard to come by? Pssst!!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Sega Mega Drive & Mega CD & 28 Games

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

Nintendo 64 DD Dev Kit

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 @ 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
More info on the Nintendo 64 DD can be found over at the utterly impressive Reviews of DD games here.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Gabriel Knight Mysteries Limited Edition

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

Tomy Omnibot- FK's Birthday Special!

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.

Want to become the owner of one of these retro automatons? Care to form an army with my Tomy Omnibot so we can take over the world and enslave humanity? MWWUAHAHA!!!!!

Then look here!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sega Saturn Modem and Keyboard

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.

For more Saturn related nonsense, step through this virtual door to find the Saturn Junkyard...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Alex Kidd Master System and 10 games...

Ah! Alex Kidd, Sega's ill fated original mascot! Before Sonic flaunted his spikey blue speed riddled ass all over the world, Sega had a rather odd looking posterboy in our Alex. The oldest Master Systems have an Alex game built in, and this fine example has a bundle of games to go with it, and is obviously in full working order...

A brilliant bundle for any Master System wannabe... In fact there is a rather Master System lacking Gnome out there who could do a lot worse than taking advantage of this particular lot.

Have a look here...

Ye Panasonic 3DO Controller and 5 games

No console and controller aside, not just any five games mind you.

The Daedalus Encounter
Way Of The Warrior
Escape From Monster Manor
and Immercenary.

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

Sega Saturn with 14 Games including Nights

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

already got a Saturn, take a visit to the Saturn Junkyard dedicated Saturn addicts Blog

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Donkey Kong Country SNES

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

ZZAP! 64 Issue One

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 auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Sega Master System and 80 games

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

Commodore 64 Lot

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
Marble Madness
Indiana Jones in the Lost Kingdom
Dragon's Lair
Skate or Die
Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One on One
Fight Night

All in their original packaging, and available from

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

Vectrex console & games

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

Pokemon Pinball! Gameboy Colour!

This is a truly fabulous game and well worth the few quid it would cost you to buy it!

Why, by my reckoning you could pick this package up for about... ooohhh... not a lot.

...but if you did, you 'd have a lot of vibrating, pinball, Pokemon fun.

Say "Pikachu!" for shits and giggles!

Arsenal Dreamcast Shirt

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

Bonk3 Bonk's Big Adventures

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

The Bonk compendium

*A HuCard is a memory card with it's own integrated circuit developed by Hudson Soft