The most successful 8-bit home micro ever and a brilliant games machine too, the Commodore 64 can still offer hours of digital entertainment. To start your C64 collection, you can try this boxed Commodore 64 eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide and an average (unboxed) C64 price would be 20$, 14 pounds or 14 euros.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
The FM Towns Marty, a Japan exclusive console released in 1991, was a truly revolutionary 32-bit games machine sporting both a disk and a CD drive, and -most importantly- offering backwards compatibility with the 1989 FM Towns computer and thus the best ever version of Maniac Mansion. You can find out more about it here and here, and get yourselves one via this Fujitsu FM Towns Marty eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide, the console comes complete with all leads and cables and also a mouse and a joypad. The FM Towns Marty usually sells for more than 300$, 212 euros or 205 pounds.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Gods wasn't the best game the Bitmap Brothers produced, but it still is a minor arcade adventure classic with fantastic graphics and interesting design. What's more, you can grab it boxed for your Amiga via this lovely Gods auction link. Seller ships to N. and S. America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
If you simply want to have a legendary 1k Sinclair ZX81 for your vintage computing and retro gaming needs, better avoid this rather impressive boxed, new, Sinclair ZX81 with the Buy It Now price of £225.00 (seller ships worldwide). The average ZX81, after all, goes for less than a sixth of that price. Then again, what we have here is a truly rare, mint condition, obviously unassembled ZX81 in kit form, that might have sold for a more than reasonable price two decades ago, but is as collectible a Sinclair as they get these days.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Level 9 was a legendary adventure game company with a soft spot for (usually illustrated) text adventures and thus a provider of top quality 1980s 8-bit interactive fiction. Have a look at this readily available and complete in its box Jewels of Darkness Level 9 collection for the C64 and C128 and see what I mean. Seller ships worldwide and the included games (on tape) are none other than Colossal Adventure, Adventure Quest and Dungeon Adventure. Alternatively have a look at the Level 9 Memorial.
Monday, December 22, 2008
The Famicom Disk System by Nintendo, a gaming contraption that never made itself available to NES owning westerners, provided Famicom gamers with a cheap alternative to cartridges and brought disk-based gaming to the console masses. Quite a few 8-bit classics were originaly released on this format, that was, well, originaly released in 1986 as an add-on to the Famicom. Interested? Well, you might care for this boxed Famicom Disk System auction then. Seller ships worldwide. Famicom Disc Systems tend to go for roughly 100-120$.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
With a Buy It Now price of 50$ and a chance of getting it cheaper, this classic Sega Genesis & Games eBay auction is a truly well priced bundle. You will be getting a boxed Genesis 2 with its power supply, 4 controllers and 25 games including Street Fighter 2, Out of this World, Chuck Rock, NBA Action '95 and Sonic Spinball. US only.
Friday, December 19, 2008
I don't know if I'm the only Speccy-lover that never knew about this, but Ultimate's Nightshade on a Microdrive is quite possibly as high tech as you can get with the Spectrum, provided of course said cartridge-tape hybrid doesn't explode on your face. Get it here (heh). Seller ships to Europe, United States, Australia and Canada.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Please, oh dearest retro heads, do excuse my lack of updating for the past few days... I was really busy, I was. Besides, I'm already back and full with new ideas for this very Retro Treasures-y blog. You just wait and see...
Anyway. For now, do have a look at this particularly quirky Atari Video Music C-240 that dear reader Boris (many thanks, mate) discovered. Seller ships only within the EU. It's a music visualizer from the seventies with a ton of buttons and knobs that you can hook up to your stereo and TV and see all those trippy moving colours man... Here's the video that will explain everything.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Ever since Atari was kind enough to release the protection codes for the Jaguar, the homebrew scene for that vastly underrated 64-bit console exploded. Well, relatively. Anyway. What's more important is the fact that the Jaguar CD is where the majority of the homebrew scene focused and if you are into that kind of thing (or into retro collecting, that is) you can grab one from eBay. How? By following this Atari Jaguar CD & CDs auction link. Seller ships worldwide and includes the truly awful JagCD version of Blue Lightning, a copy of Vid Grid and a demo of Myst. An average price would be something around 80 euros, 70£ or 105$.
Monday, December 1, 2008
What you see above, the complete Quest for the Rings for the Magnavox Odyssey 2 (a.k.a. the Philips Videopac G7000 in Europe), is one of the most impressively boxed video games ever released and a rare and luxuriant board game/video game hybrid. The Quest for the Rings was released in 1981 as part of the sadly short-lived Master Strategy series and you can enjoy a truly wonderful and quite related video here. Oh, and to try to grab a rather rare(-ish) and in apparently very good condition copy do follow the obvious The Quest for the Rings eBay link. Seller only ships within the US I'm afraid.