Colorful 2D graphics , 64k of main memory and a whole 2k of high-quality sound memory, what more could anyone wish for from a video game system.
Released 1990 the two versions of the system were known as the AES (Advanced Entertainment System, the home version) and the MVS (Multi Video System, the arcade version). Yes you'll never guess it!.. theres one up for grabs on ebay with 5 games namely:
King Of Fighters 94
Samurai Showdown 2
King Of The Monsters
Fatal Fury and Magician Lord
Seller in US ships Worldwide
Neo Geo AES with 5 games on ebay
Friday, September 28, 2007
A classic disk version of Worms and the Amiga 1200 AGA Theme Park (CD version), both brilliant games and both in their original packaging, are now up for grabs. Seller ships to Europe and the starting price is just ridiculously low.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The PC Engine LT is essentially the Laptop version of NEC's PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 console, that's only marginally smaller than its non-portable siblings. The console was released in 1992, sported a still impressive 4" LCD screen, a TV tuner that worked only in Japan and was connectible both to the PC Engine CD and other external sources (think DVD players and game consoles). Without doubt the top console of the PC Engine line and one that sort of flopped due to its extreme price.
Today the LT is even more expensive, rarer and thus immensely collectible, occasionally going for more than a couple thousand dollars. Obviously it still is an excellent video gaming console that's fully compatible with the PC Engine and can provide hours of Bonk, Alien Crush and shmup fun. Find out more here and here.
To own your own (heh), try your luck at a certain boxed NEC PC Engine LT eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Another UK only eBay rarity that besides the boxed Limited Edition N64 and gold controller cunningly mentioned above (the Nintendo 64 UK Golden Eye pack), comes complete with 2 more controllers, memory card, gamester tremor controller pak, a jumper pak, all the leads and full instructions. Among the 11 games included you can find such relatively rare/absolutely fantastic games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Golden Eye, Perfect Dark and Super Mario 64.
This way to the boxed Lt Ed N64 Console, gold controller,11 games & accessories auction. This way to N64 Gold Controllers.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
You've got your Sega Saturn and now you just wanna party like it's 1995... You're thrilled with this most noble of consoles, but you want to immerse yourself in the hype that surrounded it. Who wouldn't?
Monday, September 24, 2007
For the price of just one contemporary game you can get yourselves a lovely 16-bit SEGA MegaDrive console, its quirky Mega CD add-on, a selection of accessories & controllers (including a Lightgun) and nine (8 for the Sega Mega CD and a Sonic cartridge) brilliantly retro games. That's the financial beauty of retro gaming or, to be more precise, this SEGA MegaDrive, Sega CD, Accessories & 9 Games eBay bargain is the utter example of said beauty.
Under normal circumstances said lot would cost you over 65£, thus it's quite a bargain. Seller ships only to the UK (prepares catapult...).
Sunday, September 23, 2007
According to the wise readers of the prestigious Retro Gamer magazine Jet Set Willy is one of the best platform games ever made. Yes, and it got voted despite being absolutely painfully hard. Must be the humor, wackiness, surreal levels, addictive gameplay and brilliant cover me thinks. Anyway, have a look at a video review and then go on and grab a lovely Jet Set Willy tape for your C64. It's an eBay auction and the seller is willing to ship to Europe, America, Japan and Australia.
Oh, and do have a look at the brilliantly freeware Jet Set Willy Online MMO. It's the best game ever, you know.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
An unused, absolutely pristine ZX Spectrum is quite a shiny rarity and definitely not the cheapest retro gaming fix you dear amateur video game historians can get yourselves. It's an expensive item for the manic collector and will require some serious bidding over @ the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Computer New in Box 1982 1st Ed eBay auction.
Seller ships worldwide and the computer comes complete with its original -barely touched- accessories, namely the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Power Supply, Horizons software starter pack (still in a sealed cellophane wrapper), Sinclair guarantee card, 2 sets of cables, Introduction Manual - first edition 1982 and BASIC programming manual - first edition 1982.
Not exceedingly rich? Well, good for you:
Boxed Spectrum Plus & games
ZX Spectrum +2 with 70 games
ZX Spectrum classic with 33 games, books & joystick
7 classic Ultimate Speccie games
Friday, September 21, 2007
The wildly successful Atari 2600, released 1977 and credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code. The Atari 2600 was officially retired by Atari on January 1, 1992, making it the longest-lived home video game console in US game history. It had a lifespan of 14 years and 2 months, nearly three times the typical running span of a console.
Atari 2600 & 40 games on ebay
Full games list on ebay site, seller in US ships only to US.
Not impressed? okay try the following. . . .
Atari 2600 joystick, TV remote control video
Atari 2600 home-made handheld
Atari 2600 game code art
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Discovered by dear FK over at the Saturn Junkyard, this is an expensive yet very rare console aimed almost exclusively at the obsessed and/or pointlessly rich collector. Oh, yes, this is a Hitachi HiSaturn Navi, which means it's an incredibly difficult to find, very expensive Sega Saturn, only manufactured by Hitachi and sporting an (optional; this time included!) LCD portable screen, MPEG decoding bits, a GPS and built-in Karaoke functionality. Find out the dirty details here.
The boxed HiSaturn Navi that has just hit eBay comes complete with LCD screen, external power supply, S-video cable, Hitachi Controller and navi GPS cable. Sadly no manual is included. Seller ships worldwide.
Boxed HiSaturn Navi & LCD screen only @ eBay
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The Colonel's Bequest:
the first of the short-lived 'Laura Bow Mysteries' series, uses 4-bit color (16 colors) and a typing interface. On #4 (31/2"" disks)
Colonel's Bequest on ebay
Dagger of Amon Ra:
Sequel released 1991 on #5 (3 1/2" disk) particularly known for its vaguely menacing background art and its humorous depiction of flesh-eating Dermestid beetles. No time like the present to put those dusty floppy drives to work
Dagger of Amon Ra on ebay
Who is Laura Bow?
Monday, September 17, 2007
Okay so I admit your going to need a Vectrex for this most excellent lot on ebay, but for those of you lucky enough to own the 8 bit graphically vectorishly integrated console, then the following is worthy of note..
Star Trek, Cosmic Chasm, Spinball, Blitz, Solar Quest, Starhawk, Clean Sweep, Web Wars, Rip Off and Armor Attack.
Ten Vectrex Cartridges on ebay.com
What is a Vectrex?
Friday, September 14, 2007
Ahhh... the SEGA Game Gear. Another casualty to the Game Boy and another colour handheld console that drained batteries fast enough to make sure no kid ever played it outside his/her room. Still, it was quite a console (a beefed-up Master System with 4096 colours in the palm of your hand), had a ton of software released for it and even some utterly weird add-ons. Reading this excellent GG feature would definitely reveal more.
Now, to the online shopping/bidding bit. A Sega Game Gear with 8 games, TV Tuner and Game Master auction has been sighted over @ eBay and happily the seller is willing to ship worldwide. Oh, and if you must absolutely know the Game Master allows for Master System games to be played on the go, whereas the games you'll be getting include Sonic, Klax & Slider.
Before you bid, do know that your average Game Gear goes for 15£/30$/22€, each game for roughly 2£/4$/3€ and the TV Tuner for a bit over 10£/20$/15€.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Listed as "borderline unbelievably rare" by this handy Intellivision game rarity guide.. erm Here
Fathom by Imagic was published 1983, originally designed to be a children's game with (mostly) friendly characters and an easily understood goal to rescue the mermaid trapped in the mystical cage beneath the sea. Seller in Us, ships only to US.
Fathom for Intellivision on ebay.com
Course you may need, well alright then, will need an intellivision to play it on so....
Intellivision Bargains on ebay.com
What's an Intellivision?
Ok, this is UK only, but it's shaping up to be a pretty amazing bargain, especially considering you'll rarely see a Sega Dreamcast console sell for less than 20£. Consequently, a starting bid of 5£ means this Dreamcast accesories & games eBay auction is definitely worth a look. The lot includes a console, 2 controllers, a VMU, a light-gun and 5 games, among which Soul Calibur, Crazy Taxi 2 and House of the Dead 2 are worth selling your soul to Cthulhu for.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The home-computing peripherals that hit the shelves back in the 8-bit era were quite a spectacle. From Spectrum interfaces, to mini-printers, TV screen grabbers, extra drives, joysticks, tv tuners and microdisks, the sky was the limit. Still, the Amdrum by UK based Cheetah for the Amstrad CPC range was and still is special. Actually, quite a bit on the rare side of things too.
The Amdrum is compatible with the CPC 6128, 664 and 464 (though not with any of the currently available emulators) and offers a fully functioning drum machine with 8 different drum sounds. Saving songs on tape/disc, loading of extra sounds and hi-fi connection are also supported. Find out more here.
For a fully functional boxed Amdrum complete with software and neccessary cables, try this Amdrum Digital Drum System eBay auction. Seller ships to Europe, US, Australia and Canada.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Ah, yes, the Atari Lynx version of Psygnosis' Lemmings. An excellent game for Atari's unloved handheld console, a faithful recreation of the Amiga original and a pretty rare & expensive cartridge usually selling for more than 50£ (or 100$/80 euros). Attempt to grab one over at eBay by following a certain link to certain Atari Lynx Lemmings auction.
Monday, September 10, 2007
A collection (30) of Text Adventure Masterpieces from beyond the mists of time, erm well okay then 1990. Contains almost every Infocom text adventure for PC and Mac except The Hitchhiker's Guide and Shogun. The games and manuals (on the CD as .pdf files) are in English. Seller in Germany Ships Worldwide.
Masterpieces of Infocom on ebay.com
In the meantime checkout the Interactive Fiction Archive, a large archive of free-to-download and play interactive fiction
Created by Tim Schafer, awarded the Best Adventure of all time title by the venerable Adventure Gamers website and expanding (including too!) the innovative classic that was Ron Gilbert's Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a rare top-class point-and-clicker. It's funny, beautiful, smart, quite difficult and features some decidedly silly time travelling. Grab yourselves a decently priced (used) boxed copy of DOTT @ Amazon.com. Oh, and to play it, better have a look at ScummVM or this handy retro PC gaming guide.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Start by reading this SMS buyers guide and then do decide if this admittedly impressive Sega Master System bundle auctioned off @ eBay is woth it. Mind you, you'll be getting the original -rarer & better- version of the console, 2 control pads, the light gun, all necessary cables and 27 games including Sonic, Shadow of the Beast, Rampart and Strider II. Seller ships to UK only.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Assuming you accept the fact this very blog is bringing you the best in retro gaming eBay auctions, while also searching for hidden retro bargains/stashes everywhere and taking into consideration you're all a rowdy retro-headed lot that would like to see 10 updates per day, well, the following list is for you.
Disclaimer: We know the logic behind the previous sentence is lacking, but (?) this selection of retro outlets will be constantly updated.
Amigakit.com offers UK, US, Canadian and European stores for everyone interested in Commodore's classic Amiga computers. Expect anything from brand new Amiga 1200 hardware, to hard disks, add-ons and a modest selection of software.
NeoStore, a part of Neo-Geo.com, might not be able to provide you with those lovely Neo Geo consoles, but if you're looking for SNK accessories and games, then this is your place.
Play-Asia.com is carrying a selection of classic games & consoles. The Dreamcast, Saturn, N64 and PSOne seem to be heavily supported too, as are new software releases for retro consoles.
The Recycle Video Games Network is a network of brick and mortar stores, with US & Canadian web shops, with a decent collection of retro and contemporary games & DVDs.
RetroGames.co.uk offers the standard Sega, Atari and Nintendo retro collection, but also -and that's the important part- an amazing selection for us 8-bit home computing lovers. The ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 sections are truly awesome, though other formats aren't neglected either.
Retro Scene, another online store filled with absolutely anything they could ..uh.. fill it with, is also the place for grabbing them elusive PC, 3DO, Atari, CD32, Amiga, PC Engine and C64 games.
The online shop of Retro-Trader has a huge range of retro collectibles, magazines, books, handhelds, computers, consoles and games. Highlights include Amstrad CPC hardware, Pong consoles, CD-i games and some rather impressive arcade machines.
Sega~Parts.com, having merged with Left Coast Games, is now able to cater to your Sega, Atari Jaguar, Neo Geo, Sega CD, you-name-it video game needs. Games for contemporary consoles are also sold.
Zebra Systems has created a Sinclair ZX81 Products page that's your one stop shop for anything ZX81 related: complete kits, printers, RAM packs, software, books and an assortment of unusual Sinclair items.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
A complete NES system with RF and A/V cables,power cable, 2 classic controllers, an orignal "grey" zapper, A power pad, "zoomer" flight style controller, the NES 4 way/wireless adapter and 99 games including some very rare titles indeed, Contra Force for example.. nice!!.
The bad news is the seller in US, ships only to US.... darn!... drat! even..
Nes System and 99 Nes Games on ebay.com
Nes Games Rarity Guide
Monday, September 3, 2007
Introduced in 1982 by Atari as a replacement for the Atari 2600. The 5200 was created to compete with the Mattel Intellivision, but wound up directly competing with the Colecovision shortly after its release. Despite this competition and a stuttering economy, the Atari 5200 developed a strong cult following with its library of high-quality games.
ergo I thought you'd like this
Atari 5200 with 11 Games only on ebay.com
and if you didn't like that well maybe you'd like these
The Dot Eaters (5200 fan site)
Atari 5200 games rarity thingamajigamy
And apparently an upgraded -supposedly rare- version of it, namely the one with the 16-bit 1801VM1 processor. Find out more on the ordinary BK-0010 micro and its games here or try to grab the rather exotic version shown above over at an ELEKTRONIKA BK 0010 USSR DEC PDP-11 eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.