Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Grandstand Light Games Projection System by Playtime Productions is a beautifully rare and obscure portable gaming system from 1988 that, instead of connecting to a TV, comes with its very own, built-in projector. Granted, most of its games are simple Game & Watch style affairs, but the novelty must have been, well, err, novel indeed. Now, I don't have to time to get into more details as I'm sailing for Crete in a few hours, but I'm sure this Grandstand Light Games Projection System auction should be of interest. It comes with four games and seems to be in great condition. Seller ships worldwide. Oh, and see you in September!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Ahhh, the sheer beauty of the Apple IIc. The elegance. The wisdom in its design. The class. No matter how much I love everything Sinclair designed, I have to admit the IIc is the most beautiful 8-bit computer ever. And were I a US resident I frankly wouldn't hesitate grabbing this particular, amazing, complete and very much boxed Apple IIc. The micro, you see, is accompanied by a color monitor, the brilliant stand, an Image Writer II printer, all required cables, the manuals, the joystick and a selection of games and software. Everything is boxed and apparently in excellent condition.
Monday, August 22, 2011
30 excellent Commodore 64 games indeed and the seller is happily shipping worldwide! Among them you'll find such brilliant offerings as Zork I, Elite, Suspended, The Hobbit, Dragon's Lair, Sim City, The Bard's Tale, Leather Goddesses of Phobos, Hacker and Cutthroats.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The Sam Coupé by MGT, a truly ambitious 8-bit powerhouse that showed up too late to make a difference and suicidally cost almost as much as the Atari ST back in 1989, is a lovely micro to own. It sports a small selection of truly excellent games, shows what an advanced 8-bit computer could actually pull off, looks fantastic, is quite a rarity, has an active homebrew scene and even emulates the ZX Spectrum. And did I mention it looks lovely? Ah, yes, lovely indeed, let's move on then. You can find out more about the Sam Coupé and its thriving community here, here and here, and you can emulate it with the help of Sim Coupe.
To actually own one, you should really have a look at this rather fabulous Sam Coupe auction that the invaluable reader, commenter and provider of tips Bob discovered. You'll be getting the 512K RAM model, a new power supply & SCART cables, a disk drive, the Quazar soundcard and flash interface, some extra handy interfaces, a mouse, quite a few utilities and programs, several issues of the SAM Revival magazine, five games (including a particularly impressive version of Lemmings) and few more extras. Seller ships only to UK addresses.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Granted, Cheetahmen II is a terrible game. One of the worst ever released for money and a shocking disgrace to all NES gamers worldwide. So, uhm, why would you want to pay way over $1000 for such a monstrosity? Why would you even care for this NES Cheetahmen II auction? Because it's a bloody collectible, that's why. A true rarity. And it does come complete in its factory sealed box. Seller ships to N. and S. America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Posted by gnome at 8/19/2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Sam Coupé the last, most ambitious and least successful of the British 8-bit micros, despite failing to set the gaming world on fire, was a fantastic machine and a true collector's item. What better way to show it off then than a copy of Prince of Persia? A game, let me add, that is impressively almost on par with its 16-bit versions. Seller ships (not quite) worldwide.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The PC Engine GT was the only handheld I -wisely- felt could outdo the Lynx, though I always knew it couldn't be purchased. Not during my teenage years at least, though I can happily still tempt myself with such auctions as this NEC PC Engine GT one. Besides the excellent HuCard playing colour handheld -it was, let me remind everyone, fully compatible with the PC Engine- you'll also be getting the rather rare TV tuner and two games (Space Harrier, Kato Chan & Ken Chan). Seller ships worldwide.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Loom, the beautiful, whimsical and quite impressively musical adventure that Brian Moriatry designed and Lucasfilm published is a fantastic game; it also is point-and-clicker you can immediately grab for a decent price provided you follow this Loom (PC) link. You'll apparently be grabbing the complete, boxed, version of Loom for the PC, which would of course include the lovely 30' audio drama on tape. Seller ships worldwide.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The rare, shiny and beautiful Metal Gear Solid Edition of the Nintendo GameCube is one of the few reasons to actually pay much for a GameCube; the standard edition and even the Wii usually do their job just fine. Happily, Retro Treasures stalwart Boris has discovered a fantastic MGS Gamecube auction that comes in a most excellent, boxed condition. Seller ships worldwide.
Boris, one of the staunchest supporters of this blog, has gone and discovered something amazing indeed: a Master System Prototype Testing Unit. It quite obviously is an expensive Sega rarity that, besides playing Master System games, can test them for circuit issues. This dev console of sorts is in full working order and also comes with five game prototypes and an equally rare prototype of a SMS lightgun. Seller ships only within the US.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Happily then, you can bid on this intriguing IBM PCjr auction over at eBay. The computer comes complete with its monitor, an internal modem, the original Microsoft mouse, the parallel port expansion module, the IBM joystick and the infamous wireless keyboard. What's more, an excellent selection of software has been included both on disks and cartridges. Seller ships to US addresses only and I do suggest you carefully read the description of the thing.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Nuon technology, the evolution of Project X, was a brilliant idea that unfortunately failed to catch on, though a few DVD players sporting it were actually released. Nuon, you see, something the great and hairy Jeff Minter had worked on, added a ton of features to the average DVD player (zoom-in, audio-visualizers among other stuff), while also turning it into a powerful games console; a console that would actually play the best version of Tempest ever released.
The Nuon is sadly hard to find in this time and age, and I thus wholeheartedly suggest you have a look at this Samsung DVD-N501 Nuon auction. The thing seems to be in great condition and the seller is kind enough to ship worldwide. Mind you, the DVD-N501 was one of the two models released in North America. Oh, and should you grab it, do give Tempest 3000 a search.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
This will be a post that gets (almost) straight to the point. So, if you are interested in owning a Neo Geo AES version of the excellent King of Fighters 2002 you'd better check this auction out. Seller ships to UK addresses only.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
It was only when Blake of the excellent BYTEcellar twitted about this pretty brilliant SPARCstation 4 auction, that I actually realized a SPARCstation is nowadays considered retro. Time does indeed fly, doesn't it? This exotic machine is older than a Dreamcast and I do feel so very old... Then again, bidding on this vintage power-user's dream should make you feel much better. Mind you, the auction is for the computer only, which does come with 160MB of RAM and NeXTstep v.3.3 pre-installled. Seller ships only within the US.
The TRS-80 Color Computer 2, a micro more commonly known as the CoCo 2, was a rather stylish redesign of the first CoCo and you can find out more about it here and here. Provided you are a US resident you can also grab a lovely CoCo 2 bundle via this pretty amazing TRS-80 auction. The micro has been expanded to 64k of RAM and comes in its original box. You'll also be getting the manuals, brochure, cables, joystick and more than a few games, software packages and cartridges. Oh, and I guess you'd rather hurry...
Monday, August 8, 2011
We are all quite aware of the fact that the Commodore A1200 was a brilliant 32-bit computer that really excelled at both gaming and graphics design. As for the misguided yet tech-savvy souls that have still to experience the thing, well here's a fantastic A1200 auction. The computer comes in its original box, that might come with a broken disk drive, but it also sports two other disk drives for the buyer to install. It also comes with a mouse, two joysticks, all system disks and manuals, power pack, cables and a boxed copy of Deluxe Paint IV. Seller ships worldwide.
What's more the computer is bundled with an excellent selection of 17 boxed games, among which you'll find such Amiga-defining classics as Monkey Island 2, Alien Breed, Speedball 2, Project X, Cannon Fodder 2, Gods and Worms. Oh, and a ton of unboxed software, games and demos is also included.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
If you are looking for an obscure PAL release for the Nintendo NES look no further than the Spanish version of Nintendo's 3-in-1 cartridge featuring Super Mario Bros., Tetris and Nintendo World Cup. It's rare, it's lovely, it's quite expensive and you can bid on it via this Nintendo 3-in-1 auction. Seller ships worldwide and the game is complete in its box. Apparently in good condition too.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Those sharp vector graphics haven't aged a day and the Vectrex remains as brilliant and difficult to properly emulate as the day it was released. Guess you'll thus have to actually own one to fully appreciate its arcade-inspired games, analog stick and unique display, and this particular Vectrex & 6 games auction seems like a more than decent bundle. Seller ships worldwide.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I frankly can't understand why, but people seem to be rather interested in the relatively rare Hello Kitty version of the Sega Dreamcast. Well, taste is taste and should you care for such novelties this Hello Kitty Dreamcast auction is definitely one for you. The system on offer is a Japanese Dreamcast that comes boxed and complete with its memory pack, cables, manuals, keyboard, controller and -above all- two Hello Kitty games. Everything seems to be in excellent condition and bathed in pink. Seller ships worldwide.
Well, it's good news for you SEGA fans, as the excellent (and rather dear) Magisterrex retro gaming e-shop is currently having a 25% off SEGA sale. Hurry and grab some excellently priced games, consoles and accessories covering everything from the Genesis and Dreamcast to the Sega CD and Saturn. Oh, yes, and the 8-bit Game Gear and Master System too.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The Game Boy was the first proper handheld system and the runaway success that kept the handheld market firmly in Nintendo's grasp for over 20 years. It was, and to this day remains, a truly portable system with a ton of lovely games specifically designed to be enjoyed on the road and also the platform that gave birth to the Pokemon phenomenon. Anyway. Here are the most interesting GB, Game Boy Pocket and Game Boy Color offerings currently available on eBay:
The complete, original GameBoy bundle. Worldwide, ends 5 Aug. 2011.
Nintendo's rare Yellow Edition GB in its box. Worldwide, Buy It Now.
21 GameBoy Color games. Worldwide, ends 5 Aug. 2011.
Yellow Game Boy Color with game holder. US, ends 6 Aug. 2011.
The classic, cheap Nintendo GameBoy. US, Canada, ends 3 Aug. 2011.
Game & Watch Gallery - boxed. Worldwide, Buy It Now.
Game Boy Pocket, boxed with Tetris. Worldwide, ends 7 Aug. 2011.
Super Mario Land I and II. UK, ends 4 Aug. 2011.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The are obscure games, there are rare games and then there is Hagane: The Final Conflict for the SNES, and if you want to pay well over $500 for it, you could ACTUALLY go for this factory sealed copy of Hagane: The Final Conflict. The game, a lovely Shinobi-style action platformer, was only available at Blockbuster Video in the US and was published by Hudson Soft in 1994, but you can find out much more over at Hardcore Gaming. Seller ships only within the US.
Monday, August 1, 2011
A lovely, compact and impressively decent machine the Acorn Electron and it always had brilliantly packaged software. You can grab one for cheap pretty easily too, though this particular Acorn Electron auction is definitely worthy of your attention. Said Electron seems to be in great shape, comes with all necessary leads, a few boxed games (including the excellent Planetoid and Starship Command), more software & tapes and quite a few interesting extras. Seller ships within Europe only.