Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Sega Dreamcast Dreameye

The Dreamcast Dreameye boxSega Dreamcast DreameyeThe Sega Dreameye for the Dreamcast was released -only in Japan- in order to give Sega-philes another unique gadget to play with. The Dreameye is essentially a 3 megapixels digital camera, that comes boxed complete with a headset and some innovative (for the time, of course) software, that actually wasn't only about games. You can find out more about it here. Oh, and it's supposed to be a rather rare accessory too.

What's more, you can now grab a boxed and quite expensive SEGA Dreamcast Dreameye via eBay. Seller ships worldwide. The unit is apparently brand new, boxed, shiny and complete. It only works with a Japanese Dreamcast though.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two 3DO consoles & 21 games

3D0 FZ-10 FZ-1Let's be brief. Follow this very eBay link and find a US only auction for the two best known versions of the Panasonic 3DO, that comes complete with all proper bits and pieces to get you playing, 2 controllers and 21 games. Games include Road Rash, Star Wars Rebel Assault, The Need for Speed, Total Eclipse and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. Oh, and you can start learning stuff about the 3DO over at Wikipedia.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Boxed Atari 7800

Atari 7800The Atari 7800, despite its lack of anything resembling decent sound capabilities, is a great and cheap retro console (usually selling for less than 40$; more when boxed), that besides sporting its own range of good games also offers full Atari 2600 compatibility. You can get your hands on a boxed specimen via this Atari 7800 eBay auction. Seller only ships within the US.

What's more, the console comes complete with 2 controllers, a/c adapter, all cables and 27 (!) games. Among them you will find such timeless arcade favourites as Robotron 2048, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Xevious, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Yars Revenge and Pac Man. Oh, and to find out everything about the 7800 and its software do follow this link.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Complete Monkey Island Bounty Pack

Monkey Island Bounty PackMonkey Island Bounty PackI know this classic and quite frankly fantastic Monkey Island collection is really rare -especially in its complete- though I'm not quite sure it's actually worth the asking price of say 100£. Then again if you are a Lucasarts collector or a Guybrush groupie with cash to spare, then there's nobody stopping you and you will definitely appreciate this complete & boxed Monkey Island Bounty Pack. Seller ships to N. and S. America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Jon Ritman's Monster Max

Jon Ritman Monster MaxMonster Max, a game released in 1994 for the classic monochrome Nintendo Game Boy, is one of those absolutely brilliant gaming gems that the wider public criminally overlooked. It is also an excellent isometric arcade-adventure, that some actually consider better than Head over Heels. Yes, that good and you can grab Monster Max via eBay too. Seller ships worldwide.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Your Sinclair Chance

Sinclair ZX Spectrum boxedEveryone in the world wants a ZX Spectrum. Especially those that don't actually own one yet, care for a boxed specimen, don't want to overspend and would rather pay low worldwide shipping costs. That's why this ZX Spectrum eBay auction seems so sweet. 'ave a look. It even comes with a few tapes to get you started.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Boxed Lynx mk. 1 & 15 games

Lynx mark 1Atari lynx gamesPretty self explanatory them pics from a certain lovely Atari Lynx I & 15 games eBay auction, aren't they? Oh, and guess you should also know that the seller ships worldwide, that average Lynx prices start at 20£, 30$ or 22 euros (meaning this one should go for quite a bit more), while the average boxed Lynx game goes for 5£, and that you can always emulate the thing for free.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sega Mega Drive 2 & Sonic 2

Sega Mega Drive 2It's boxed, shiny, black, 16-bit, PAL and comes with what many consider to be the best Sonic game ever: it's an excellent Sega Mega Drive 2 @ eBay. Seller ships worldwide.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Metal Slug 5 Neo Geo MVS kit

Metal Slug 5An excellent run and gun game that comes complete with everything you need to turn your MVS into a proper Metal Slug 5 arcade cabinet? Yes, please! It's Metal Slug 5 MVS @ eBay in its complete and very mint form. Seller ships worldwide and, besides the cart, you'll also be getting cabinet stickers, flyers, a marquee banner (!) etc.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Acorn Archimedes A3000

Acorn Archimedes A3000It might not have been as successful as the BBC Micro, but the Acorn Archimedes A3000 was a true -and almost affordable- dream machine. It was released back in 1989, came with at least 1MB of (expandable) RAM, offered simple hard drive support, was fairly powerful in 3D, had high resolution 4096 colour graphics, featured a good sound chip, and above all sported that amazingly powerful and innovative RISC technology ARM CPU. It actually was way more powerful than the Amiga and even had the best version of Elite ever.

Find out more about the A3000 here, here or here. For your emulation needs either try the seemingly impressive and quite commercial Virtual Acorn or the freeware Red Squirrel.

Now, why not have a look at this fantastic Acorn Archimedes A3000 eBay auction? Seller ships worldwide, and you'll be getting a truly complete machine with hard disk, 4MB of RAM, tons of software, a mouse, DOS emulator, manuals, cables and a selection of other lovely bits. Paying anything less than 40£, 60$ or 45€ should be considered a great chance at a bargain.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Timex Sinclair 1000 and Timex printer

Timex Sinclair 1000 and Timex personal printerThe Timex Sinclair 1000 is the American version of the Sinclair ZX81; the two machines are nearly identical, though the Timex did ship with a whole extra kilobyte of RAM! Imagine that. Anyway. Find out more about the Timex Sinclair here and have a look at a free online emulator here. Also do have a look at this Timex Sinclair 1000 & Personal Printer eBay auction. Seller only ships to US and Canadian addresses.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Saturn Bargain Time

Sega Saturn Sega RallyWith a Buy It Now price of only 15£ this Sega Saturn (PAL) console is a fantastic bargain, though one available for UK residents only. And it even comes complete with two controllers and everyone's favourite racer SEGA Rally. Be fast.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Julian Rignall's All Time Top 10 (C64)

Julian Rignalls All Time Top 10Apparently the legendary games journalist is a man of great taste and has always been one. I mean, have a look at his alleged top 10 Commodore 64 games: Mega Apocalypse, Lords Of Midnight, Split Personalities, Guardian 2, Dan Dare, Driller, Cauldron 2, Barbarian 2, Delta and Zoids. Grab them all via this fantastic Rignall C64 boxed collection.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A fantastic Atari 400 bundle

Atari 400Released back in 1979 the Atari 400 was a truly impressive and quite pricey home computer. It was powerful, it was expandable, it sported amazing colour graphics, it was built to last and it cost something around 600$. Happily you can nowadays actually get your hands on one via this lovely Atari 400 bundle that appeared on eBay for much less. Seller ships only within the US, and is kind enough to include 12 cartridges, 4 controllers, a trackball (!), the datasette and a fantastic selection of manuals, books and, err, bits.

Friday, April 3, 2009

SNES & 5 Games (NTSC/US)

Nintendo SNES NTSC gamesIf you're looking for a well priced Nintendo 16-bit console with all necessary bits, you should really try this Nintendo SNES (US) eBay auction. It comes with 5 games and two controllers. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bandai Atmark Pippin by Apple

Bandai Atmark PippinApple Pippin BoxedThe (Apple, Bandai, Atmark etc) Pippin is a rare and sleek beast, that was -in part- the result of Apple's attempt to invade the console market, utilizing the then-impressive PowerPC 603 processor, a CD-ROM, an ultra slow modem and a stripped down version of the Mac operating system. Obviously, it flopped impressively and has turned itself into an expensive and rare collector's item. You can find out more about it here and here.

On the other hand you can have a look at this fantastic boxed and apparently mint Bandai Atmark Pippin @ eBay that dear reader Boris discovered. The seller ships only within Europe and includes a pretty impressive software selection, the rare memory card and that odd joypad everyone would like to try. Mind you, I've seen Pippin consoles sell for over 500 euros...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist

Freddy Pharkas Frontier PharmacistIf you ask me (which you should) Freddy Pharkas is the best game Al Lowe of Leisure Suit Larry ever created. It's funny, smart, beautiful, original, innovative and sports great puzzles, graphics and music. The game was released by Sierra back during the adventure golden era in 1993. You can read a review here and find out more about it from Al Lowe himself. And do grab a boxed copy of the PC version via this Freddy Pharkas eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.