Friday, October 30, 2015
Rows upon rows of PC, Atari ST but mostly Amiga games along with some vintage productivity software can be grabbed in one fell swoop via this mouthwatering 400+ games eBay auction. Obviously, the games have not been tested, but most of them are apparently complete in their boxes and should be working.
Among the amazing stuff included you can find boxed copies of Elvira, Cannon Fodder, Midwinter, Civilization, Final Writer, Sensible Soccer, Sim Earth, Tactical Manager, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, The Chaos Engine, Wing Commander, Baal, Corporation, FIFA Soccer, Lure of the Temptress and Theme Park.
Seller, impressively, ships worldwide though could also arrange for pick-up (NE England).
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Sharp's brilliant Famicom/Disk System combination console, this most desirable lump of Nintendo's 8-bit history, can be grabbed via this Sharp TwinFamicom eBay auction. The system is fully functional and in good condition, has had a new drive-belt installed, comes with power supply, AV cable, two controllers and ten games on both cartridge and disk. The game do include Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3 and Mario Golf.
Seller ships worldwide.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Having a fully working and truly portable IBM PC compatible computer back in 1988 was a truly exotic idea. Having one that was remotely affordable too was simply outrageous and that's why Amstrad must have been incredibly proud of its PPC512 Portable Computer. Built around NEC's 8MHz V30 CPU, sporting a LCD CGA/MDA screen, 512kb of RAM, a disk drive and a full-sized keyboard, the PPC512 was indeed a proper PC. One that looked very nice too.
To own it, you can bid on this Amstrad PPC512 auction on eBay for a fully working machine. The PC comes with manuals, power supply, a couple disks and a carry case. Seller ships to most places worldwide.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
As far as incredibly ambitious --almost magical-- controllers go, nobody could ever fault the infamous PowerGlove by Mattel for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This was a suitably futuristic glove, a high-tech gadget that should have cost thousands of dollars and it would allow you to control your NES games via gestures.
Of course, it didn't really, though it did come relatively close considering the era and the asking price.
Now, the Power Glove may have never really worked properly, but it remains both iconic and collectible. What's more, you can grab it complete in its box via this PowerGlove (NES) auction on eBay. Its size is large, mind you.
Seller ships worldwide.
Monday, October 26, 2015
The rare and impressive virtual reality contraption for the Vectrex, the aptly named Vectrex 3D Imager, has once again appeared on eBay to let retro gamers experience true vintage stereoscopic graphics. The auction is all about a fully tested and working Imager head-gear and two games: 3D Mine Storm and 3D Narrow Escape.
Seller ships to the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Unsurpassed space fighting sim Star Wars: TIE Fighter by LucasArts was much more than an excellent game. It is actually what made the Empire sound like a plausible, logically evil state and I've always loved it for that. You can now love it too with the help of this Star Wars: TIE Fighter (PC) eBay auction.
The game comes complete in its box with 3.5" disks, manual, quick reference sheet and The Stele Chronicles book (a surprisingly enjoyable read). Seller ships only within Europe.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
By placing the CPU and the tiny 16 by 16 pixels screen in the cartridge and not the console, Jay Smith managed to create the very first handheld gaming machine back in 1981: the Milton Bradley Microvision. Sadly the tech and cost limitations of the time meant the Microvision failed to become a success and only got 12 games released for it.
On the other hand, you can bid on eight of those game and the console (which comes with one more game, Blockbuster) to play them on via this MB Microvision eBay auction. Everything works great and comes in its original box. Baseball and Connect Four are sealed.
Seller ships only within the US.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
And by complete I do mean that this particular Sinclair ZX Spectrum currently up for auction on eBay comes with everything you'll need to set it up: the computer itself, the power supply, the cassette player, the cables to connect everything to everything else and the (lovely) manual. On the software side of thins you'll be getting the Horizons Starter Pack and 12 original games including Jet Set Willy, Horace Goes Skiing, Sherlock and Scrabble.
The computer has not been tested. Seller ships to most places worldwide.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
I still find the notion of playing Turrican on a console weird, but also strangely alluring. What's more, everyone keeps telling me that Super Turrican on the SNES was really good, as was its imaginatively named sequel. So, uhm, why not bid on this excellently preserved (and fully working) Super Turrican / Super Turrican 2 (SNES) cartridge on eBay?
The game is rare and for US/NTSC consoles. Seller ships to most places worldwide.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Ah, yes, the first 32-bit console to hit the market and Commodore's final, desperate attempt to save itself can be grabbed via this Amiga CD32 eBay auction. The console is in good condition and fully working order and comes with its power supply, all the required cables, a controller that needs fixing and 19 games in their jewel cases. Among them you'll find Alien Breed: Tower Assault, Gloom, Simon The Sorcerer, Beneath A Steel Sky, Super Putty, Lemmings, The Last Ninja 3 and James Pond 2.
Seller ships to most countries in Europe, the UK, US, Russia, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Introduced in 1979, the Apple II Plus was very similar to the original Apple II, but came with a brand new and very powerful Applesoft BASIC in ROM and slightly enhanced graphics and disk handling capabilities. Unsurprisingly it sported the same MOS 6502 processor and was fully compatible with a huge library of games and software.
What's more, you can grab a complete, finely preserved micro via this Apple II Plus eBay auction. The computer on offer is accompanied by the Apple Disk II 5,25" drive, an Apple monitor with its stand, the Apple Joystick, one 16k expansion and a ton of manuals, disks, books and extras.
Seller ships in the USA.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Here's a mighty fine Nintendo Virtual Boy eBay auction that will allow you to grab a lovely, 3D, red and black, headache inducing Virtual Boy complete in its box along with five games: Virtual League Baseball, V Tetris, Panic Bomber, Mario's Tennis and Galactic Pinball. Everything comes with box and manual. Both the console and the games have been tested and are fully working.
Seller ships within the European Union.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
If you own a Japanese PC Engine and want to play what can only be described as the best home conversion of the definitive one-on-one beat-'em-up, then you should definitely check this Street Fighter II - Champion Edition (PC Engine) eBay auction. The game on offer comes on HuCard and it's complete in its wonderful, new, unopened case.
Seller ships to the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
One of the rarest Sega Mega CD PAL games and a European exclusive, platformer The Smurfs by Infogrames, has gone up for auction on eBay and seems like it will command a rather hefty price. The game is in very good condition, you see, and comes complete in its jewel case with CD and manual.
Seller ships to the US, Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Following the failures of the Sega CD and 32X, Sega's Saturn did do relatively well, but its wonderful and over-designed self never stood a chance against the PlayStation. Yes, despite some absolutely amazing arcade conversions and even despite offering the most impressive 2D graphics of its era. It was simply too expensive.
But, let bygones be bygones and focus on this Sega Saturn eBay auction instead. It will allow you to bid on the first Saturn model complete in its box and with an extra, analog controller thrown in. The console seems to be in excellent condition and comes with controller, power-cord, A/V cord, RF unit, manual and the Virtua Cop game sampler.
Seller ships worldwide.
Monday, October 12, 2015
WarCraft II or, more sensibly, Warcraft 2 was Blizzard's first true mega-hit and an absolutely impressive RTS that caused many a jaw to drop. The lovely cartoon-like graphics, the 3D cut-scenes, the excellent design, the scope of the story, the finely polished mechanics, the awesome units and the sheer size of the thing made sure Warcraft 2 earned its place in gaming history and thousands of game shelves all over the world.
For a chance to own the thing in its hefty big box you can bid on this WarCraft II (PC) eBay auction. The game comes complete with manual, CD, jewel case, leaflets and promo material.
Seller ships worldwide.
Snoopy was an impressive mini-arcade that sported an actual colour display and is nowadays a rare and highly collectible Game & Watch from Nintendo's short-lived Tabletop series. It's also a fun and highly addictive offering and one you could own via this Snoopy Tabletot Game & Watch eBay auction. The console comes in its box with instructions.
Seller ships to most places worldwide.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Time for some classic CRPG fun with this lovely Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Baal (PC) eBay auction, which will allow you to get your hands on the excellent sequel to Baldur's Gate that vastly improved upon the original and its Throne of Baal expansion -- the very last chapter to BioWare's Baldur's Gate series.
Shadows of Amn comes in its original box with the four CDs of the game, the Icewind Dale demo, a lovely map, the manual and the quick reference card. Throne of Baal comes with CD, manual and reference card.
Seller ships only within Europe.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
One of the best Disney gaming adaptations of the 8-bit era, DuckTales for the Nintendo Entertainment System remains a pretty much excellent action offering and a source of pure, justified nostalgia. Handily, a fine, fully working copy of DuckTales (NES) has been put up for auction on eBay, complete in its original box with cartridge, sleeve and manual.
Seller ships worldwide.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
It is rare to find the classic, wood-grain, four-switch Atari 2600 in nearly mint condition and even rarer to find it in an equally impressively preserved box. This Atari 2600/VCS eBay auction then should be considered pretty rare. Also, a fine chance to grab the console that admittedly started it all.
The Atari 2600 on offer comes in its original box with inserts, manual, flyers, catalogs, power adapter, RF switch-box, 2 joysticks and the paddle controllers. Everything seems to be in excellent condition, though no game carts are included.
Seller ships worldwide.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Brilliant Interplay RPG Fallout, the post-apocalyptic offering that went on to become one of my all time favourite games, did come in an impressive big box with a folding cover before it (once again) went on to digitize itself over at GOG. Still, you can grab it in its original and highly collectible box via this Fallout (PC) eBay auction.
The box and its contents seem to be in fine condition. Said contents include the game's excellent and rather hefty manual, the CD in its jewel case, the quick reference card and a couple flyers advertising Interplay's TSR games and Earth 2140.
Seller ships only to the US and Canada.
The wonderful Atari Lynx you see above, a brilliantly preserved mark II console, comes complete in its box with the Batman Returns cartridge (with manual) and the console's much needed charger. You can bid on it over at this Atari Lynx eBay auction.
Seller ships only within the UK.
Monday, October 5, 2015
I remember thinking Might and Magic II looked absolutely stunning on the Amiga --especially when compared to the Ultimas of the era-- and though it has certainly aged, it still looks lovely. And remains a classic, combat-heavy RPG by New World Computing. Also, you could buy a complete, boxed and sealed copy of it via this Might and Magic II (Amiga) eBay auction.
Seller ships to many places worldwide.
Friday, October 2, 2015
A stunning and apparently brilliantly preserved Sinclair ZX81 in an equally fine box has been put up for sale on eBay for a price that's actually sensible. The micro has been fully tested and is working. Also very, very lovely.
Seller ships to the UK, US, Germany and a few other places.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
This Amstrad CPC 6128 eBay auction is particularly tempting as its shipping costs seem incredibly decent, the micro is apparently in a fine working condition, the asking price will most probably remain very reasonable and the seller is actually willing to ship throughout Europe, Northern America, Australia, Russia, Japan and a few other places, which is pretty uncommon when it comes to Amstrad's bulky bundles.
As for the lovely computer on offer, it comes with the "green" GT65 monitor and the MP-2 module that will allow you to hook it up to a TV and enjoy all of its low-res colours. It looks as lovely as all 128k CPCs do.