Monday, September 29, 2008

Wing Commander Privateer

Wing Commander PrivateerWing Commander Privateer was the first game to successfully evolve the Elite formula, even though lacking in the gazillions of procedurally generated planets. It also turned out to be a truly shining example of what quality PC games can achieve. And what a luxuriant box, eh? Anyway. Grab Wing Commander Privateer via eBay. Seller ships worldwide and has apparently also included the Righteous Fire expansion.

Failing to get yourselves a copy, you might want to try this freeware and quite frankly impressive Privateer remake: Gemini Gold. Oh, and this might be a pretty informative link too.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Nintendo Game Boy Classic and Encased

Nintendo Gameboy Game Boy caseNintendo's first truly global success, the Game Boy, can usually be picked up for 10$, meaning that this Game Boy lot that appeared on eBay can end up being quite a bargain. It happily comes in a not particularly common case and with five not-so-classic games too. Seller ships only to US addresses.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The beauty of the Sharp X68000

Sharp X68000X68000 keyboardThe Sharp X68000 was released in Japan back in (not-so-distant) 1994 and was not unlike a vastly upgraded Amiga 500 housed in a fantastic twin tower case. It sported a faster version of Motorla's 68000 processor, custom scaling and parallax scrolling chips, high-res, high-colour graphics, ample RAM, impressive sound capabilities and a great selection of arcade-ports like Parodious, Space Harrier and Castlevania Chronicles. Oh, and it provide a loving home for quite a few sexy little offerings too.

Find out more here, try an emulated X68000 by following this link or, better yet, have a look at this boxed Sharp X68000 XVI eBay auction. It's the 16Mhz version, mind, and it does come with a shiny keyboard and one game (Salamander). Seller ships worldwide and X68000 prices usually start at 160$, 85£ or 110 euros.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A spiffy Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3 by Amstrad

Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3Amstrad Speccy Spectrum +3 FDDThe last of the Spectrums and a glorious 8-bit machine, the Spectrum +3 was Amstrad's final attempt in keeping the Speccy alive by adding a lovely 3" disk drive to the already impressive Spectrum +2. Usually the average Spectrum +3 costs 40-50£ meaning that this auction of a boxed Sinclair Spectrum +3 in top condition is worth looking into. After all, this is not your average +3, as the computer has been completely overhauled, cleaned and restored to a very high level, all worn parts have been replaced (including the drive belt), and the read/write head has been aligned and calibrated professionally.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Oh no! More Lemmings for the Amiga

Oh no More Lemmings AmigaAs far as classic and definitive Amiga games go Oh no! More Lemmings is up there (there, there, don't you see?) with the best of them. It hasn't aged a day either and you can easily grab it for cheap via this Oh no! More Lemmings eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide, gameplay remains as fresh as a very fresh thing, graphics are still beautifully stylized and you'll be bidding on the complete boxed version of the game for your A500 or A1200.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128 128kDomark Heroes SpectrumThe ZX Spectrum 128 (a.k.a. Spectrum 128k), named so for its impressive 128k of RAM, was the last Spectrum that was produced under the watchful eye of Sir Clive. Extra RAM aside, the machine came with a Spectrum+ type keyboard, an updated ROM, an almost proper three channel sound-chip, the option to use a monitor and a very impressive -almost legendary- heat-sink. Find out more about the Spectrum 128 here and here.

For a chance at a fully working Spectrum 128 with all necessary leads & cables, a few games, one Kempston interface and, well, other stuff, do try this ZX Spectrum 128 eBay auction. Seller claims to be shipping worldwide and 128k Spectrums usually sell for 35-50£, 60-90$ or 43-60 euros.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sega Dreamcast, ChuChu Rocket and more

Dreamcast complete boxFor a Sega Dreamcast in what can only be a described as a great condition, complete in its box with all the original software and cables, look no further than this Dreamcast eBay auction. Seller only ships within the UK I'm afraid, but you'll also be getting 3 games, one of which is the brilliant ChuChu Rocket. Expect to pay 20-30£, maybe -if you're lucky- less.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

DOCS Wireless Sega Saturn Controllers

Yes! More Sega Saturn controllers and more reader suggestions to get your retro-consumerist juices flowing: the DOCS Wireless Sega Saturn Controllers only @ eBay and in all their boxed glory. Seller ships only within the US.

Update: For a non-eBay transaction you can contact the seller by emailing him at epicelite [@] gmail [dot] com.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A lovingly boxed Atari Jaguar

Atari Jaguar Box frontjaguar box insideatari jaguar box backWell, judging by these photos, this 64-bit (heh) Atari Jaguar is in top condition and in its well-preserved and pretty complete original box. Apparently it also is bundled comes with a controller, a manual, some leads and the not particularly impressive Cybermorph game. Seller ships worldwide and the average Jaguar sells for 40$, 28 euros or 23 pounds. Oh, yes, the Atari Jaguar auction link... Almost missed that.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Entex Arcade Defender

Entex Arcade DefenderBased on Eugene Jarvis' classic Defender, the Entex Arcade Defender handheld was released back in 1982 and still is a brilliantly playable and addictive handheld shoot-'em-up. It's fast, it's frantic, sports a ton of buttons (including those needed to enter hyperspace, change your ship's direction and throw a smart-bomb), two skill levels, impressive sound and is rather decent to look at too. Here's a bit more info on the thing.

Happily, you -yes, you, oh retro loving reader- can actually grab an Entex Arcade Defender handheld game via a lovely eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide. The unit seems to be in great condition and comes in its original box complete with manual.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

More Sega Saturn goodness

Sega Virtua GunSega Virtua StickWe all love Sega's accessories and so we must all thank heroic Retro Treasures reader g.d. for directing us to the rather fab Sega Virtua Stick and the equally iconic (and of course fab) Sega Virtua Gun. They both are for the Saturn of course and looking at the pictures should provide you with all the info you'd ever need. Prices seem very reasonable too.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Timothy Leary's Mind Mirror (C64/128)

Timothy Leary Mind Mirror EA C64 gameDid you know that Timothy Leary, the brilliant psychiatrist, writer and priest of LSD, once worked for EA? Well, he did, back in the days when said company was supposedly promoting games as art, and Mind Mirror was the fantastically odd result. Find out more about it here and here. For a complete, boxed copy of the C64 version of the game try this Mind Mirror eBay link. Seller ships worldwide.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Space Invaders Deluxe Arcade Cabinet

Space Invaders Deluxe Arcade Cabinet controlsSpace Invaders DeluxeSpace Invaders Deluxe ScreenJust look at it. It's video gaming history in its most beautiful. It also is the original arcade cabinet of Space Invaders Deluxe from 1980, and you can actually have it shipped over to your place for a (relatively) modest price. Provided you're a US resident and Space Invaders fan, that is. Find out more about this dedicated cabinet here and try to grab one via this Space Invaders Deluxe Video Arcade Game eBay auction. Shouldn't be ridiculously expensive either.