Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Nintendo Dolphin Dev & Debug Box

AMC DDH Nintendo Dolphin Dev & Debug BoxAMC DDH Inline Skating dev kit design doc manual gamecudeDolphin was the -slightly weird- codename Nintendo chose for the Gamecube during its development, meaning that what you see above is nothing less than a very early Gamecube development and debugging kit. And yes, you can bid on it via this AMC DDH Nintendo Dolphin Dev and Debug Box eBay auction. Seller ships -of course- worldwide.

Oh, and you might want to know that the thing comes complete with its hard drive, a controller, all necessary leads and a manual. And it's a properly working unit too. What's more, it also comes with the files of a full professionally developed game (Inline Skating) on its hard drive and the full printed version of its design doc! Here's a pretty relevant video.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Another boxed ZX Spectrum 48k

Speccy 48k tft monitorI've been searching for a boxed rubber-key Speccy that would be available worldwide, and, well, seems I've found one. Here is said lovely boxed 48k ZX Spectrum @ eBay. Seems to be in top condition too and even comes with 5 games. 10-15£, 14-21$ or 11-17 euro would be a fair price for the average Sinclair 8-bit wonder, though boxed computers might go for quite a bit more.

PS. If you are looking for a (sturdier) boxed Sinclair Spectrum + instead, do try this link.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Vectrex Lightpen

The Vectrex Lightpen Art MasterTime for another Vectrex rarity: time for the rather brilliant Vectrex Lightpen complete in its box with the self-explanatory Art Master cartridge. Grab it via eBay (seller ships worldwide). Oh, and these links should probably enlighten you.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Amiga CD32 joypad

Amiga CD32 joypadNot the best joypad ever designed, I know, but always handy for you lucky Amiga CD32 owners. Grab it here. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The complete Fujitsu FM Towns PC

Fujitsu FM Towns PCThe Fujitsu FM Towns is one of the few purely gaming oriented PCs and a shining example of just how impressive a Japanese computer can be. Anyway. You can find out more about it here, try an emulator here and get a complete and properly working Fujitsu FM Towns via eBay. Seller ships worldwide and is nice enough to include the original monitor, case, gamepad, keyboard and even a boxed game.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A fistful of Lemmings

Lemmings Sega Game GearA brand new highly specialized retro gaming e-shop has opened its virtual doors and it's none other than the aptly named Lemmings Ports Shop. It impressively sports over 50 versions of Lemmings covering every platform from the ZX Spectrum and the Atari Lynx to the Saturn and the Amiga. Prices seem more than reasonable and worldwide shipping is happily available. Oh, and you might also care for the obviously related Lemmings Ports blog.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Analog fun with Space Hulk

Space Hulk Games WorkshopBoard games and/or RPGs haven't featured heavily in Retro Treasures lately, but apparently now it's the time to change that. So, uhm, have a look at this fantastic Space Hulk eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide. And if you don't know what the lovely OOP Games Workshop board game that is Space Hulk is all about, do have a look here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Heimdall 2 (Amiga)

Heimdall 2A lovely isometric cartoon CRPG inspired by Nordic mythology and one of the most impressive Core Design offerings for the Amiga: Heimdall 2. You can apparently grab a boxed copy via a certain eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sinclair ZX81 16k RAM Pack

Sinclair ZX81 16k RAM PackYou've already got your glorious ZX81 and are all proud and refreshing your BASIC skills. Then again, it would be nice to try some classic and professionally produced games like Mazogs and 3D Monster Maze, wouldn't it? Well, I'm afraid you'll need some extra RAM in the form of a wobbly ram-pack for that. Go get a boxed Sinclair ZX81 16k RAM pack @ eBay and play away. Seller ships only within the UK.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A rare-ish NEC TurboExpress

NEC TurboExpressAlso known in Japan as the PC Engine GT, the NEC TurboExpress was a huge, battery devouring and absolutely excellent handheld, that was fully compatible with the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 console. Now, you can buy a TurboExpress with 16 games via eBay. Seller only ships to USA and Canada.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Apple Macintosh SE

Apple Macintosh SEA vintage computing beauty released in 1987, the Macintosh SE by Apple is still a sight to behold. It also happens to be a great gaming machine for stylish, high-res, black and white games and even some basic (for our time and age at least) office applications. Happily you can find out more about the Mac SE here, here or here and have a feel of how the thing worked via an online virtual SE.

To own a fully working SE complete with mouse, keyboard, official carry-bag and 20mb HD you could give this Apple Macintosh SE eBay auction a try. Seller ships only within the UK, which I'm afraid is downright nasty. I want one, you know.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Space Quest 3 (Atari ST/STe)

Space Quest III SQ 3Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon was the last (and best) parser driven installment in the Space Quest series and a rare adventure that mocked that whole gaming piracy issue. It also was a tough bastard to beat. Oh, well, that was the way Sierra wanted things. Anyway. Find out more about it by bidding on this complete & boxed Space Quest 3 for the Atari ST. Seller ships to Europe, United States, Australia, Canada and Japan.

Friday, March 13, 2009

ZX Spectrum +2 plus a ton of games

Amstrad Sinclair 128k Spectrum +2Everything you need to start your Spectrum gaming career can be found in this most impressive ZX Spectrum +2 & extras auction: a 128k Spectrum +2, its manual, the psu and leads, 3 joysticks, 1 mouse (!), 60 magazine cover tapes and 59 original boxed games. Seller ships worldwide and if you end up paying less than 50£, 70$ or 55 euros (which you most probably will) you'll have scored yourselves a truly brilliant bargain.

As for them games you'll be getting, they include some true classics like Turbo Outrun, Auf Wiedersehen Monty, Spindizzy, Star Wars, The Neverending Story, The Untouchables, Back to School and Daley Thomson's Supertest.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Vectrex 3D Imager

Vectrex 3D ImagerVectrex 3D Imager boxVectrex 3-D Imager manualDid I just hear a collective jaw drop? It's understandable you know, for what you see above is indeed a virtually unused Vectrex 3D Imager for, well, the excellent yet failed Vectrex vector based console. It was the first attempt for true -and colour!- 3D, or what would later be dubbed virtual reality, on a home console. Looks particularly cool too. Oh, and it was only released in small quantities in the USA.

For a rare and expensive chance to grab this awesome collector's item try this delicious Vectrex 3D Imager eBay auction. Seller ships to N. and S. America, Europe, Australia and Japan. The 3D Imager is apparently in mint condition, almost new actually, boxed and complete, meaning it comes with games, manuals etc.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

100 disks, 400 games and a C64 disk drive

C64 floppy disk drive disksFor the people who want to spend a couple hundred extra hours enjoying their Commodore 64, here are 100 C64 disks filled with over 400 games and the disk drive to enjoy them. Oh, and apparently not all games are ancient pirated copies. There's even a boxed version of Chase HQ thrown in. Seller ships worldwide.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sega Game Gear: The Coca Cola limited edition

Sega Game Gear Coca Cola editionSega gg coke boxedIt's one of the best known Sega collector's items and it has just appeared on eBay for a rather hefty price, but also fully boxed, complete and in what seems like an incredibly mint condition. It is, as you might have already guessed, the complete boxed Sega Game Gear Coca Cola edition and its seller is kind (or cunning) enough to ship worldwide. And yes, the Coka Cola Kid cartridge is obviously included.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Four Master System Games

SMS 8-bit gamesLemmings, Golden Axe, Speedball and Global Defense for your dear Sega Master System can be found via this 4 SMS games eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide and the Master System Junkyard is still around you know.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Another Acorn Electron

Acorn Electron MicroThe lovable Acorn Electron, the BBC's more competitively priced little brother, usually sells for 10-15 pounds, or, well, 11-16 euros, meaning that this Acorn Electron computer might just turn out to be the retro bargain you've been waiting for. Sellers ships only within Europe and includes a UK 240v PSU, a TV lead, them cassette leads, a First Byte joystick interface, the manual and the classic Blagger game.

Find out more about this rather popular (in the UK) 8-bit micro at Wikipedia, the aptly named Acorn Electron World and the lovely Stairway to Hell site. To emulate the Electron try the freeware Elkulator.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Sega Genesis Complete

Sega Genesis Sega CD 32XMeaning it's a Sega Genesis with a Sega CD and a 32X coming with 6 games, all necessary bits to use the thing and a nice and pretty much typical controller. You can bid on the lot over @ eBay.com. Seller ships only within the US and paying anything less than 150$ should be considered a bargain. Oh, and for those lacking the hardware, the Gens emulator should be able to cover all your Sega 16-bit retro gaming needs.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Captain Blood (Atari ST)

Captain Blood STReleased in 1988 by ERE Informatique under its avant-garde Exxos label, Captain Blood was a truly unique, impressively innovative and absolutely beautiful game. You can find out more about it here and here and you can grab a boxed copy of Captain Blood for the ST @ eBay. Oh, and do hurry. Seller only ships within the UK.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Boxed Speccy 48k

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k boxedNot a rare sight at eBay, but it's always heart warming looking at a boxed 48k Sinclair Spectrum. Especially when the seller ships worldwide. 10-15£, 14-21$ or 11-17 euro would be a fair price for this rubber-keyed 8-bit wonder. Oh, and five games are also included.