Or, to be precise, two boxed and brand new Sega Dreamcast controllers, complete with two Vibration Packs and two VMUs (1 green, 1 blue) have kindly made themselves available on eBay. Seller ships worldwide.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Now, that's what eBay was meant for... A proper ZX Spectrum Jet Set Willy tape signed by the 80s gaming legend that was its creator: Matthew Smith. According to the seller, who kindly sells worldwide, the tape is in mint condition and has been signed by the man himself at the Classic Gaming Expo UK 2004. Seems like a well priced offering too. Oh, yes, the link: JSW Matthew Smith signed copy @ eBay. There you go.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
There was a time when you wouldn't even think of pirating a game, solely based on the quality and richness of its packaging. Take The Lost Treasures of Infocom for example. Besides sporting 20 fantastic games on five 3.5" disks, its lovely box came stuffed with a huge manual covering all included games, an equal in volume hint-book, a ton of excellent maps, feelies, parchment cards, reference cards, an Activision catalog and an assortment of other stuff. Oh, and, yes, you can still grab this box of delights via the aptly named The Lost Treasures of Infocom eBay auction. Happily, seller ships worldwide.
The games included are: Infidel, The Lurking Horror, Suspect, Ballyhoo, MoonMist, Witness, Deadline, Starcross, Suspended, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Planetfall, Stationfall, Enchanter, Sorcerer, Spellbreaker, Zork I, Zork II, Zork III, Beyond Zork and Zork Zero. Oh, and you can play some of them online and for free here.
Monday, June 23, 2008
A boxed MegaDrive II and an equally boxed Sega Mega CD II with 17 games (four of which CD ones) in all their 16-bit cutting-edge glory, should normally set you back for something around 75-100£. Hopefully though, this lovely Mega Drive, Mega CD & games eBay auction might just turn out being quite the bargain. Seller ships to UK only. The freeware Gens emulator on the other hand is available worldwide.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I think it's the first time Retro Treasures discovers an interesting enough US Nintendo SNES auction, most probably because I still think the Euro version of the console is so much more beautiful. Anyway, I digress. If you do care for a lovely US console bundled with twelve games that include such absolute classics as Super Mario All-Stars, Yoshi's Island, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II Turbo, well, this SNES & games auction is for you. Apparently, you'll also be getting all cables, 3 controllers and a lovely arcade-y joystick too. Seller ships worldwide.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
We all know the Intellivision lives and still is as brilliant a console as it was 30 years (well, 29) ago. This boxed Intellivision console with 28 games eBay auction then should interested everyone. Happily, seller ships worldwide too.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
And by complete, I mean this lovely 8-bit micro comes with a colour monitor, a TV-tuner, the Romantic Robot Multiface 2, two joysticks, original disk systems, all cables and the necessary manuals. So, uhm, if you want to get your retro gaming hands on this one, well, do try this Amstrad CPC 6128 eBay auction. UK only, mind. 6128s with a colour monitor are not that easy to find these days and they usually sell for £25+.
In case you know nothing about the CPC 8-bit wonder and its odd, though lovely, 3" disk drive try having a look at this enlightening link. Then try an emulator and download some free games. Oh, and for a look at Amstrad's game-related history try this article.
Monday, June 16, 2008
A rarity from Japan, the Nintendo Famicom Box (or is it Famicombox?) was primarily used in Japanese hotels, game shops and, well, a variety of public and semi-public places. The Famicom Box can store up to and let you select from 15 Famicom games. Find out more about it here and watch a video here. Mind you, what you just watched could be yours...
It is, after all, the same Nintendo Famicom Box with 10 games, 2 controllers, Light Gun and Light Gun Holster you can try and purchase via this Nintendo Famicom Box eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide. The games included are: Super Mario Bros, Mahjong, Baseball, Golf, Duck Hunt, F1 Race, Boukenjima, Senjou no Ookami, Makaimura and Pro Wrestling.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Namely, Yogi Bear & Friends in the Greed Monster, Crazy Kong, A view to a Kill, Crazy Comet, Pitfall, Yie ar Kung Fu, Fistfull of Fun, Koronis Rift, World Games, Spindizzy, Bionic Commando, Run the Gauntlet, Paperboy, Supercycle and Breakthru. Grab them for cheap via this Commodore 64 loving eBay auction. Seller ships to N. and S. America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
The Sega CDX (or Multi-Mega outside the US) was a brilliant portable little gaming gadget, that managed to combine a fully working Sega Genesis (or, well, MegaDrive), a Sega (Mega) CD and a complete and quite advanced potable CD player with a hefty price tag. Of course, it flopped and is now quite a rarity. You can find out more about it here, here and/or here.
What's more, and provided you are willing to spend a few hundred dollars (perhaps even less), there's a lovely US only complete Sega CDX auction @ eBay. The console seems to be in mint condition, comes packed in its original & complete box, with a manual, carrying case, 6-button joypad, all cables and 5 games that include Sonic CD and Lunar: The Silver Star.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
A Commodore 64 with a VIC-5141 floppy disk drive and an impressive selection of classic, erm, productivity software (The Print Shop, WordPro 3 Plus/64, Commodore VIC-1541 Test/Demo, Bank Street Writer, GEOS, SuperBase) wont help you set up a home office, but it really is something worth the time of the historically inclined. Them retro accountants too. After all, it can always play games too. Have a look at this C64 & FDD & software eBay auction and see if you care. Seller ships worldwide. A price around 35$, 18 pounds or 22 euros would be (way) more than reasonable.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Better hurry though as this Crash eBay auction will be over in less than 12 hours. Seller ships only within the UK and you'll be getting your Speccy loving hands on issues 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42 and 43. Failing to grab this lot, well, you could still enjoy the brilliantly preserved online edition of the mag here. For free of course.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
The Dragon 32 was a lovable 8-bit home computer from Wales that managed to be quite successful and receive its fare share of games, including a beautifully expanded version of Jet Set Willy. But you know that, don't you? Non? Try this historical link then. Or this more hardware oriented one. Perhaps something with gamers in mind?
Anyway. What you probably didn't know is that the 64k version of the Dragon, the aptly named Dragon 64, tried its luck in the US, where it was marketed as the Tano Dragon. Happily it flopped, meaning you can still buy brand a new (thus absolutely unused and very boxed) Tano Dragon for less than 40$ by visiting California Digital and sending them an e-mail. Alternatively try your luck at eBay.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I remember seeing a few of these go for 20£ and one for 30£, but I do have a feeling prices can get lower than that. Regardless. The Commodore 64 Communications Modem by, well, Commodore is an intriguing and not particularly common C64 peripheral that you can try getting your hands on via this C64 modem eBay auction. Seller ships within the UK only.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Six nice N64 games for much less than they'd cost you on the Wii Virtual Console, and you can try to grab them all via this eBay auction. US only I'm afraid. The games included are: Cruisin' USA, Cruisin' the World, WCW NWO Revenge, Madden 2000, NFL Quarterback Club 98 and Supercross 2000.