Sunday, December 30, 2007

The SNES CD prototype's appropriately prototyped controller

If it hadn't been for WiiFanboy I'd probably wait for a few more days till I wished you all the best for 2008 and wrote another post, but truth is this bit just can't be missed, for this bit is as rare a rarity as they get. It is, you see, the prototype controller of the never released SNES CD that Nintendo and Sony almost released and that finally evolved into the PlayStation. Most probably never knew such a thing existed, and to be honest I was pretty certain the SNES CD and early Play Station use a SNES controller...

...An unreleased development controller for use with the unreleased SNES CD dev kit. This is 1st party unreleased hardware...

Anyway. Try grabbing the SNES CD prototype controller @ eBay. Seller ships worldwide. Oh, and it's not cheap.

Friday, December 21, 2007

SNES Street Fighter II Turbo Edition

Street Fighter II Turbo is one of the best 2D fighters ever and the SNES a lovely console to enjoy it, so... uhh... that's why I thought you'd care for this almost rare boxed SFII edition SNES eBay auction. The console, box and game are all in mint condition and the seller ships only to the UK. Oh, and your average un-boxed SNES usually goes for 20-25£.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Shiny Silver limited edition SEGA Dreamcast

It's rare, it's expensive and it's absolutely beautiful. For a chance to own it you probably could do worse than bid on this Limited Edition Dreamcast auction. Seller ships worldwide. Oh, yes, it does play some pretty fantastic games too.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Original Xbox Debug Kit

It's a Microsoft Xbox Debug Kit, it's barely retro, adequately bulky yet probably rare enough to interest the average collector. Also, it comes in perfect working condition complete with intact warranty seals and 128MB RAM instead of your average Xbox's 64 MB. Have a bid for the original Xbox Debug Kit @ eBay. Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Amstrad CPC 6128 with printer, software & games

An Amstrad CPC 6128 that can be shipped anywhere in the world is pretty rare, but one that's also bundled with a DMP-2000 printer and a decent selection of software is one of the rarest eBay home computing offers conceivable. Well, sort of. Anyway, follow this very Amstrad link to the auction and know that your average CPC goes for more than 10£/20$/13 euros. Oh, and here's the complete Amstrad retrospective.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Grim Fandango Classic

You can find tons of Grim Fandangos over at eBay, but truth is most of them wont be the original proper box release. Happily, that's not the case with this lovely Lucasarts related auction. It's Grim Fandango, one of the best games ever conceived and a magnificent experience regardless of medium, available they way Tim Schafer wanted it packaged. UK only.

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Super Nintendo Action Pack

Usually 20£ (40$, 28 eu) are more than enough to get you Nintendo's 16-bit SNES, I know. Then again, if you are into specialist stuff price means nothing, and that means you'd better have a look at this SNES, Scope, Games lot @ eBay. You'll be bidding for a boxed yet moderately priced SNES Action Pack complete with a Scope light-gun and the 6 mini games cartridge. As a bonus two boxed games (NBA Jam, Super Soccer) have been thrown in. Seller ships to Europe, N. & S. America and Australia.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The GAMATE Compact Video Game System

I have actually touched a Bit Corporation GAMATE (though admittedly ages ago), I have already blogged quite extensively on this rather failed Nintendo Game Boy rival, but I had never before seen the thing on eBay. Really. Never. Apparently then it's a rarity and you can try getting your hands on said quirky console via a certain boxed GAMATE eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.

The console comes in its original box complete with a game (Galaxy Invaders) and instructions. Oh, and just so you know, this is a monochrome handheld that has absolutely nothing to do with the GBA, but allegedly does feature a handful of interesting games.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Suspended by Infocom (C64 disk)

Interested in classic text-heavy interactive fiction experiences on your trusty Commodore 64? Care for some extra twists, indirect control and added difficulty too? Would even enjoy a shrink wrapped full sized Infocom box with that? Well, it seems this Suspended C64 eBay auction is what you've been waiting for. Seller ships worldwide.

Oh, and do find out more on the game and the reasons people consider it unique here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Retro Scene's Stock Clearance

Be fast, click here and you'll be able to grab some classic retro gaming stuff for as cheap as 1 euro, 1.5$ or 0.75£. Highlights among them Retro Scene bargains include the infamous Night Trap for the Sega Mega CD, the classic Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES, a C64 Designers Pencil and my favorite (and fondly remembered) Robocop for the Amstrad CPC.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Sega Saturn T-Shirt

Wanna show your love for the Saturn to everyone? Well, here's the easiest way to do that. Just bid on this not too expensive auction and you can be the proud owner of a rather lovely Sega Saturn T-Shirt. Still not convinced? Well, the current owner says its "very soft", not to mention Segata would like you to wear it, so grab it now!

Here's the link.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dreamcast Playstation Controller Adaptor

Want to play your Dreamcast games with two analogue sticks? Want to get a cheap third party Playstation dance mat to play the Dreamcast's rare dance game, Dance Dance Revolution? Well now you can with this rather ingenious adaptor. In fact it's the easiest way of playing new independently published Dreamcast game Feet Of Fury, developed by those wonderful people at The Goat Store!

Dreamcast Playstation Controller Adaptor shipping worldwide from South End UK for £6.99

Dance Dance Revolution shipping worldwide from Winsford UK buy it now price £9.95

Feet Of Fury bundled with Playstation adaptor $40 from the Goat Store!

The Super Spy (SNK Neo Geo AES)

I was under the impression that The Super Spy was a rather rare and quite expensive game for the Neo Geo, but apparently I was wrong. You can grab a copy for less than 10£ (20$, 14 euros) from this lovely SNK Super Spy selling eBay corner. Happily, the seller ships worldwide.

Oh, and you find more on this -unusual for SNK- first person action game at Moby Games, or read some enlightening reviews here and here.

Friday, November 23, 2007

A Nintendo SNES Demo System

Quite a rare SNES set-up if you don't mind me saying so, but you'll have to pick it up yourselves from Eastleigh, Hampshire, United Kingdom. In case you haven't noticed, it's an impressive demo unit for use in shops (I guess) complete with a SNES console, two controllers, the Soccer Kid game and a TV. Try your luck @ eBay.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Pretty huge Sega Master System lot

Sega's 8-bit powerhouse (a.k.a. the SEGA Master System) never really outsold anything, but it did manage to sell pretty well in Europe and Brazil, and managed to secure some rather impressive games. To grab an even more impressive yet extremely bargain-y UK only SMS collection follow the link to this Sega Master System x 4 & 50 games eBay auction. Oh, and do check the buyer's guide too.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Commodore 64 Music Maker

Why not make that aging SID chip sing again? Why not indeed, especially when a mint condition Commodore 64 Music Maker is within grasp? What's a Music Maker (I pretend to hear you ask)? Oh, it's just a plastic overlay for the Commodore 64 , which includes piano keys corresponding to keys on the keyboard and the software to help you play some music.

Click to the Commodore 64 Music Maker eBay auction. Happily, the seller ships worldwide and all necessary softwary bits are included.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Uber-sweet huge gaming lot spanning 30 years of video gaming history up for grabs

Thankfully the seller ships only to US, so I wont be tempted in doing extremely illegal things in order to grab this amazing collection, though this doesn't mean you dear US collectors don't have to give it a shot. Bid on 30 years of gaming and 1700 items @ eBay.

You'll be getting an amazing collection of rare and mainstream consoles, games, home-computers and peripherals ranging from the Atari 2600 to the Wii and the Xbox 360.

Actually, the following systems are represented in this auction: Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Jaguar, Atari Lynx, Coleco ColecoVision, Coleco Gemini, Coleco Telstar, Commodore 64/128, GCE Vectrex, Mattel Aquarius, Mattel Intellivision, Mattel Odyssey 2, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Xbox 360, APF TV Fun, Miscellaneous Handheld Games, Miscellaneous PC Games, SC Eight Thousand, Sega Pods, Miscellaneous TV Games, NEC Turbo Duo, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo NES, Nintendo Nintendo 64, Nintendo Super NES, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Nintendo Wii, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, SNK Neo Geo, SNK Neo Geo Pocket, Sony Playstation, Sony Playstation 2, Texas Instruments TI 99/4A, VM Labs Nuon.

Impressive, innit?

Monday, November 5, 2007

Boxed Chrono Trigger for your starved SNES

Care for an expensive rarity? A lovely game for your gracefully aging SNES perhaps? Well, you can't do much better than grab a complete boxed mint condition copy of Chrono Trigger for the NTSC SNES. Grab it via a certain Chrono Trigger eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Commodore Amiga CD 32 and tons of games

If only the Amiga CD 32 had a few more months... It could have saved Commodore you know, really could. Anyway, to grab this 32-bit pioneer of console CD gaming complete a few hundreds of games (on less than a dozen CDs) simply try this Amiga CD 32 auction @ eBay. Oh, and Amiga CD 32 usually sells for a bit over 30£. A UK only auction, mind you.

Friday, November 2, 2007

bargain.bin retro review: Sensible Soccer (Amiga)

Bargain.bin is another new column here @ Retro Treasures, cunningly developed to complement the recent addition of eBay Rampage and guarantee you hours of retro gaming pleasure. Oh, yes, and it will mostly be about reviewing and helping you track & grab classic yet affordable retro games.

Admittedly 1992 doesn't feel like ages ago, but try telling this to a 16 year old gamer used to calling football soccer and believing that FIFA is the best thing since sliced bread got sliced... Bah! Anyway, 1992 was, among other things, the year when Sensible Software, already acclaimed developers of Parallax, Wizball and Mega Lo Mania, released the best footie game ever: Sensible Soccer. Or to be precise: Sensi.

Sensi was rather obviously an Amiga 500 football game, that eventually went on and ported itself to every conceivable format (even the Atari Jaguar and the Xbox Live Arcade got a taste) and then spawned ten or so sequels, with the latest one being the surprisingly decent Sensible Soccer 2006. Truth is though, that as Sensi begot Sensi the line reached it's apex in Sensible World of Soccer; SWOS. It had everything the original had, better graphics, a management side and tons more. Was it a better game? Yes. Is the original Sensi still the best footie ever created? Yes. How come? Well, figure it out yourselves mates (hint: innovation).

Now, to the game per se and specifically to its Amiga version which was (still is really) by far the best one available. Sensi, not unlike Kick Off and Kick Off 2 before it, is a zoomed out top-down 2D football game complete with tiny stylized player sprites, who might not be able to control the ball or dribble that well, but definitely do run like hell and are incredibly responsive to the joystick's command. The game features quite a few 1992 national and club teams with proper names, a selection of different terrains that actually make a difference, rudimentary tactics, a surreal league, ueber stylish graphics, great sound, customizable players and in general anything you can imagine a 16-bit footie game could ever manage and more. Mind you though, them features were by no means the game's true strength, they were just the icing on the cake.

FIFA 08, you see, has got all of the above, amazing 3D graphics and tons more, but still plays like shit. Sensible Soccer on the other hand really managed to capture the spirit of the beautiful game and more impressively the pace. The thing feels proper, mostly since the developers tried to emulate the way the game is played and not the way it's presented on TV, and, what's more, all you'll need to enjoy is a one button joystick and mastery of the brilliant after touch mechanic. Oh, and the supported two-player game makes Wii Sports seem boring.

So, care for a verdict then? Good. Sensible Soccer is an absolute classic and as it also turned out to be a huge commercial success, you won't have trouble finding yourselves a cheap boxed copy. Believe me, it's football as the gods intended it to be.

Where to get it (tehe):
Sensible Soccer Amiga:,
Sensible Soccer in general:,
Sensible Soccer 2006: Codemasters, Play-Asia

More Sensi web-bits:

More bargain.bin retro reviews:
Berzerk (Atari 2600/VCS)
Target; Renegade (8-bits)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


This is probably the oddest thing I've found on ebay regarding videogames. According to the description this is a 6-in-1 console, being able to play games for the Genesis, TurboGraphx 16, Sega Cd and more. Odd? A lot, so you better check out the respective auction. Who knows, maybe someone out there has $500 to spend on this monster.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Lovely ZX Spectrum 48k Bundle

Admittedly the ZX Spectrum, Europe's best loved 8-bit computer, is easy to track down and buy rather cheaply. Still, this excellent Speccie bundle @ eBay is definitely worth checking out. It's cheap, comes with 13 boxed games, hundreds of pages worth of reading material, all the necessary cables/adapters and the seller ships worldwide.

Monday, October 22, 2007

eBay Rampage: Sega MegaDrive

The eBay Rampage, the latest (still underdeveloped) idea to hit Retro Treasures and something you're looking at right now, will hopefully turn into a regular feature of the blog, providing you with collections of usually thematic links from eBay. Expect at least one update (complete with small evolutionary step) to the series per week. Now, on to our latest 16-bit Sega MegaDrive discoveries.

YES! A rare Sega Multi-Mega with games. Worldwide, ends 26 Oct. 2007.

The Death and Return of Superman, and it's as rare as it sounds (uhh, very). Europe only, ends 23 Oct. 2007.

Sega MegaDrive Sonic Pack & 4 extra games. Worldwide, ends 27 Oct. 2007.

Sega MD II & Sega CD II with 10 games. UK only, ends 24 Oct. 2007.

25 boxed MD games. UK only, ends 30 Oct. 2007.

Streets of Rage 2. Europe & Australia, ends 26 Oct. 2007.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Atari Jaguar CD & Games

The Atari Jaguar CD, just like the Sega CD before it, was more than a CD add-on. It featured a variety of custom chips, extra memory, Jeff Minter firmware and managed to bolster the already doomed Jaguar's hardware specs. What's more, now that that the Jag's encryption codes have entered the public domain and cds are cheaper than hankies, the Jaguar CD is where the vibrant Jaguar homebrew scene is working its wonders and an essential accessory for Atari gamers.

Problem is the Jag CD, being almost a rarity, usually commands respectable eBay prices, sometimes even over 60£/85 euros. This boxed Jaguar CD & games auction, on the other hand, might just be a more reasonable bargain. The console on sale comes in its original box with complete instructions etc and you'll also get 2 demo cds and the Blue Lightning game. Seller only ships to Europe.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sonic Pocket Adventure (Neo Geo Pocket)

The Neo Geo Pocket wasn't the most successful handheld ever, but it was one of the first to get a proper Sonic the Hedgehog game (and a lovely Metal Slug one too). Sonic Pocket Adventure was released back in 1999 and is an almost direct port of the brilliant Genesis/MegaDrive Sonic 2 game. Now, all you have left to do is read an IGN review and buy a dead cheap brand new Sonic Pocket Adventure at Play-Asia. Grabbing a Neo Geo Pocket might come in handy too...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SD Gundam Dimension War (Virtual Boy)

Allegedly one of the rarest Nintendo Virtual Boy carts and one of the not particularly common games that sport a £499.00 Buy It Now price: SD Gundam Dimension War.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Vectrex Protector Limited Edition

Released as a limited edition of 100 copies, Vectrex Protector is a defender clone and one of the most sought after games for the Vectrex system. Protector was created by Alex Herbert in 2003. Rarity? top of the scale and if the "buy it now" price of $320 is anything to go by bidding is going to be hectic

A pristine copy (#74 of 100) has just appeared on ebay

Protector Limited Edition on

Review from
Vectrex systems on ebay (scarce....)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dreamcast Dreampoint Casio Portable TV Divers

Nebachadnezzar, a mysterious gaming entity, discovered the amazing rare SEGA collectible pictured right above this well-placed paragraph and are probably already drooling over. It is after all a Dreamcast Dreampoint Casio Portable TV Divers, or to put it another way an official Dreamcast Mini TV.

The TV was given (only in Japan) as a reward for collecting 10,ooo Dreampoints. The TV is a high-res splash-proof little thingy, that's easily connected to a Dreamcast (or any console for that matter) and comes complete with a SEGA Thank You letter. This 12-ounce, 2.3-inch-screen TV offers color viewing for up to four hours on four AA batteries. It also has the capability to receive both VHF and UHF channels.

Grab this rare, new and unused Dreamcast Casio Mini TV with a nice Thank You note only @ eBay. Seller based in Hong Kong, ships worldwide.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Complete 2-seat SEGA Rally Arcade

No need for further descriptions really. It's the actual thing, it's got two screens, two seats, two everything and it's up for grabs. The SEGA Rally arcade has hit eBay. Only for UK bidders.