Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This Nintendo NES auction will most probably be a great chance to start a NES collection for retro gamers worldwide. Not only will you be getting the console itself, a light-gun two controllers and six games, but one of these games will be none other than the brilliant and relatively obscure Solar Jetman. The only drawback is that the AV cable is missing, but you can easily find those on eBay and Amazon.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Actually, make that five sealed, boxed Apple II games and one sealed, boxed Apple II GS graphics utility all available via one handy auction. The collection includes three excellent Infocom text adventures (Hollywood Hijinx, Deadline and Ballyhoo), two submarine sims and Top Draw. Seller ships worldwide.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Day of the Tentacle (Lucasarts, 1993) is a beautiful and unsurpassed adventure game created by the Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman with a little help from Ron Gilbert. It also happens to be the sequel to Gilbert's groundbreaking Maniac Mansion. Though the game itself isn't particularly rare, its triangular toblerone-shaped boxed version -the one you see above- has been known to sell for over 500$. It's rare. And beautiful. Also, I own a copy which I adore, though you too dear friends can follow the link to this Day of the Tentacle auction and join our happy club. Seller ships worldwide.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Donkey Kong, or to be precise its Game & Watch conversion, is one of my all time favourite handheld games and still plays a mean, brilliant and highly addictive game. Trust me and bid on this Donkey Kong G&W which might just not get as pricey as these things get. Seller ships only to US and Canadian addresses.
Monday, November 22, 2010
The first truly popular, truly affordable and good looking British micro that was also capable of playing some truly classic games was none other than the Sinclair ZX81; the Spectrum's daddy. Oh, and you can grab one (probably) for cheap via this boxed ZX81 eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.
Friday, November 19, 2010
We all know that the Speccy never really had a chance at offering the best version of Elite, but we must also admit that, though slightly slow, this port is quite excellent. Probably one of the best Spectrum games ever too (according to Retro Gamer mag at least). So, uhm, you'll be happy to know that this boxed Elite has hit eBay. The game comes complete with novella, instructions, keymap, poster and Lenslock. Seller -wisely- ships worldwide.
Oh, and lacking a Spectrum, you can always find out more about Elite and grab a variety of free copies of the thing via the site one of its creators has created: The Elite Homepage.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I might only own Nintendo's Popeye mini-arcade, but I've wasted quite a few hours of my childhood playing the excellent Snoopy Table Top by Nintendo. It never occurred to me back then that it would eventually turn into a collector's item. You can grab a boxed version of Nintendo's Snoopy via eBay. Seller will ship to most places excluding roughly 120 countries (!).
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Atari Pong, the first consumer product of the legendary company and a huge hit during the holiday season of 1975, is a beautiful vintage console, that will shockingly let you play Pong on your very own TV! Imagine that. You can find out more about it here and here and try to grab a complete boxed version of the thing via this Vintage Atari Pong System auction. Seller ships only within the US.
Monday, November 15, 2010
The impressive and rather stunning big box of the Shadow of the Beast for the Amiga is quite a rare site these days. Not ridiculously rare mind, but this Amazon Beast listing was all I managed to find after a week searching eBay and a few other sites. It comes complete with that classic free T-shirt too.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Telegames Personal Arcade, the US version of Bit Corporation's DINA 2-in-1, is an obscure and pretty rare machine. To be absolutely frank, I had never heard of the thing till Retro Treasures stalwart Ion Myke let me know of his latest eBay discovery: a boxed Telegames Personal Arcade (seller ships only to US addresses). Oh, and if you're still wondering what the console is all about, well, it can play both ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000 (most of them), was released back in 1986 and looks rather nice too.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Provided you live in the UK (or have someone there to buy your retro stuff for you) this lovely Amiga CD32 lot that recently hit eBay should be of interest. Not only will you be getting the consolized, CD-sporting version of Commodore's 32-bit A1200 complete with two controllers and all necessary bits, but also a fine collection of games including the excellent Chaos Engine, Diggers, Wing Commander, Heimdall, Litil Divil and Simon the Sorcerer.
Monday, November 8, 2010
The first cart-based handheld console was released back in 1979 by Milton Bradley and it was no other than the rather legendary Microvision. To try and grab the lovely handheld console, you could give this US only Microvision eBay auction a go. The console seems quite perfect in its condition and comes with 5 boxed games (Cosmic Hunter, Baseball, Star Trek Phaser Strike, Pinball and Connect Four) and an unboxed copy of Blockbuster.
Friday, November 5, 2010
If you are looking for an excellent real-time strategy game for your CPC look no further. War in the Middle Earth can be grabbed via eBay for less than four pounds. Seller ships worldwide, and the game is both an innovative strategy offering and incredibly faithful to Tolkien's work.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wonder Boy in Monster World II might not be the cheapest Game Gear game you can grab, but Play Asia have just slashed its price, so, well, now might just be the time to grab a copy; actually make that one copy, as there only seems to be one available. It still is a lovely and very Sega platformer mind.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Ion Myke, a true Retro Treasures regular, has discovered an expensive little something for the SEGA fans among you. It's this very complete, very working and possibly overpriced SEGA SG-1000 console in its very lovely box. The seller is based in Japan and is willing to sell worldwide. As for the console, well, it's a beauty in what seems like a very good condition. And if you're still wondering what a SG-1000 is all about, click here.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
As classic a text adventure as classics get. The original Zork by Infocom has once again appeared on eBay, though this time it comes boxed and in its Atari 8-bit version. The game comes complete with manual, map, disk, hint book, reply card, reference card and Infocom poster. Seller ships to Europe, United States, Australia and Canada.
Monday, November 1, 2010
The SEGA Mega Jet, a slightly portable version of Megadrive/Genesis that was designed for airplane use, is a rare and highly sought-after 16-bit Sega collectible. You can find more about it here and here, and -better yet- you can try and grab a boxed SEGA Mega Jet via eBay. Seller ships to United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia, and Mexico.