Friday, May 15, 2009

Entering Hibernation Mode

I'm afraid the time has come to put this blog into what can only be described as hibernation mode. Unfortunately national service in the army can wait no more and it's 100% mandatory, meaning Retro Treasures will hopefully be back in a year or so. Well, ok, maybe less than that and -provided things go well- better than ever.

Take care everyone!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Six Colecovision Games

Colecovision GamesWhat you see is what you get: 6 Colecovision games. Happily available @ eBay and complete with their inlays. Seller ships worldwide.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Oric-1 Micro Computer

The Oric-1 Micro ComputerTangerine Computer Systems oric-1Released back in 1983 by Tangerine Computer Systems, the Oric-1 was a direct competitor to the ZX Spectrum. The Oric-1 came in 16 or 48k versions, sported proper 3-channel sound, featured a horrid keyboard and was based on the 6502A CPU, and despite (!) its colour-clash feature and similar price, failed to beat the Speccy. It did turn out to be pretty popular in France though, meaning a ton of quality and/or quirky games have been released for it. Find out more about the Oric-1 here, here and here.

To own a system for yourself you could try this boxed Oric-1 auction @ eBay, though you'd better have in mind that the computer is being sold as untested, meaning it just might be dead. Then again it might just be a huge chance at a bargain... Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

SNK Neo Geo AES & 3 Games

SNK Neo Geo AESneo-geo gamesThe Neo Geo AES remains the Rolls Royce of gaming and obviously hasn't aged a day since its original release back in 1990 (how time flies, eh?). So, uhm, why not bid on a shiny black SNK Neo Geo with 3 games on eBay? Seller ships worldwide and I'd expect it to sell for more than 300$, 200 pounds or 225 euros. The console comes complete with that amazingly luxuriant controller. As for the games (Magician Lord, Riding Hero, and NAM 1975) they are all boxed and come with manuals.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Amiga 500 Complete & Boxed

Amiga A500 500For a Buy It Now price of £29.99 (that's a mere 34 euros, that is) this Amiga 500 @ eBay is an interesting and bargain priced chance for a classic 16-bit gaming micro. Seller ships only within Europe and will also be providing you with the original box of the computer, the 1MB RAM expansion, a mouse, a joystick, 2 games and all the leads you could ask for.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Super Nintendo Starwing Edition

SNES Super Nintendo Starwing EditionTime for everyone's favourite curvy 16-bit console: the PAL version of Nintendo's Super Nintendo or SNES. You can now own it in its lovely UK Starwing version complete in its box via this SNES Starwing eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide and in case you're wondering, this is the complete boxed affair with one controller, the game cart and all necessary bits to use 'em. As for Starwing it's also known as Starfox...

The average SNES sells for 20£, 30$ or 22 euros. This boxed version then might just go for quite a bit more, though it definitely isn't the rarest of available versions. By the way, you might also enjoy this link too.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Commodore 64 in a box

Commodore 64Another one for the worldwide audience: a boxed Commodore 64 @ eBay. And let me remind everyone that the C64 was the most successful home micro ever and that you can always emulate it via the naughty sounding VICE emulator or play some of its better games online at C64s.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Manic Miner for the Speccy

Simple really. If you haven't got it already, get it. Now! Via this Manic Miner eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide and you'll be getting the original Bug Byte release. And if you don't know what you're missing, do yourselves a favour and find out.