Saturday, January 30, 2010

Nintendo Power Magazine Collection

Nintendo Power60 issues of Nintendo Power can be acquired via this eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide. Oh, and most issues are in good condition.

Friday, January 29, 2010

An interesting Spectrum bundle

Sinclair ZX Spectrum +Crash retro gaming magazineWith a Buy It Now price of £65.00 this particular bundle over at eBay is quite intriguing. You'll be getting a working ZX Spectrum + complete with all its leads and joystick, as well as an excellent selection of Crash magazines (with their tapes), quite a few books and extra mags, a Kempston interface and some games. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Atari Flashback 2

Not strictly a retro console, but definitely a console to play retro games on, the Atari Flashback 2 is a great and cheap way to enjoy some classic Atari 2600 gaming. It comes with 40 built-in titles, 2 joysticks and can even be modded to play proper 2600 cartridges. You can grab one (either new or used) for a truly modest price over at

As for the included games, they do feature such gems as Adventure, Centipede, Asteroids, Combat, Yars' Revenge, the exclusive Yars' Return, Pitfall, Video Chess and Super Breakout. Oh, and you can easily connect the old paddles to it too.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Sharp X68000

What you see above is admittedly a rather expensive and definitely overpriced specimen, but I haven't seen one appear on eBay for quite some time now and it does look good. Besides, the Sharp X68000 is a home computer that is really rare outside Japan. And it's got some jaw-dropping arcade ports too. So, as the seller does ship worldwide and does offer 5 games with the computer, you might be interested in this Sharp X68000 auction. Seller ships worldwide. It's definitely overpriced, mind.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Atari Jaguar CD & Six Games

Atari Jaguar CDIt might look like a toilet seat, but the CD add-on for the Atari Jaguar was a rather impressive piece of kit back in 1995. And it sported -not unlike the Xbox 360- a Virtual Light Machine by Jeff Minter. What's more, the Jaguar CD is where the vibrant Jaguar homebrew/indie scene is publishing its work and thus an essential accessory for the modern Atari retro gamer.

To grab a fully working Jaguar CD complete with 6 games follow the cunningly hyper-texted Jaguar CD @ eBay link. Seller ships worldwide and will be sending you some of the best Jag CD games ever released, namely Highlander, Myst and Dragon's Lair.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rush Rush Rally Racing (Dreamcast)

Apparently the Dreamcast is still getting some excellent new games and not all of them are shmups. Take Rush Rush Racing for example. It's a fantastic top down racer with excellent graphics, that sports single- and multi-player modes, 4 difficulty levels and at least 19 race tracks. Oh, and you can find out more and grab an excellently priced copy over at Play-Asia.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Commodore SX-64 Portable Color Computer

Commodore SX-64You've got to be fast with this one, but it's definitely worth your attention as the Commodore SX-64 is quite a rare little thing. It's the portable sibling of the Commodore 64, complete with colour screen and disk drive, and you can find out more about this 23-pound wonder of miniaturization over at Wikipedia,, Vintage Computers and/or of course the aptly named

To actually own one (the one pictured above to be precise) and (at the time of posting) for a good price, do try this Commodore SX-64 eBay auction. US only.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Fantasy Art of Oliver Frey

Oliver Frey ArtThe Fantasy Art of Oliver Frey is a spectacular and highly informative book, that will help everyone remember just how stunning a magazine cover could be. You do remember Crash and Zzap! 64 magazines don't you? Well, all of Mr. Frey's game related art (thus them covers too) can be found in those lovely 192 pages. The book has been out for quite some time, mind, but as I've just now gotten my copy, I couldn't help but recommend it.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter

Time to kick things off -not that everything for the new Retro Treasures is in place mind; far from it- with a classic Sierra adventure game for the Atari ST: Space Quest 1. It comes in its original (shrinkwrapped) box, is still a joy to play and the seller ships worldwide. Grab it via eBay.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Preparing to (re-)launch RT!

Retro Treasures is back! Yes, yes, it really is. Or it will actually be back very soon; right after some minor technical glitches are fixed and some behind-the-scenes upgrades are introduced to the blog. Oh, and if you'd like to suggest new features or would like to share an idea, this is the right time.

Cheers everyone!