Saturday, February 27, 2010

Monkey Island 2 - Original Art

This is a) beautiful and, b) an extremely rare original piece of art created as a cover concept painting for LucasArts' Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. This concept was one of three and was not chosen for the final painting. The painting is 7" X 10" was done in gouache (an opaque watercolor) on heavy illustration board and has been covered with acetate since it was created in 1991. This painting was included as a full page reproduction in the Rogue Leaders book and, as we all know, original artwork from LucasArts rarely, if ever, becomes available for sale. This one has been painted -and is being sold by- Steve Purcell himself.

Have a look at Steve's site (announcing the auction) here and go bid on this amazing piece of Monkey Island 2 art over at eBay. US buyers only, I'm afraid.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Amiga Alien Breed

Alien Breed box Team 17 An utter classic; Alien Breed by Team 17, though far from the most collectible game of all time, is a necessary addition to any Amiga game library. Try your luck at this eBay auction for a boxed copy. Oh, and you might want to try an excellent freeware remake for the PC too.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sinclair QL: in a box!

Sinclair QLNot the most common of sights, but not an absolute rarity either, this boxed Sinclair QL @ eBay is quite rare and seems to be in good shape. The computer comes in its original box and seems to have all its original books, software and leads intact. It might also turn out to be a bargain... Seller ships to Europe, United States, Australia and Canada.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Boxed Sega Mark III console & games

Sega Mark IIINot all things are cheap, though this pretty rare boxed Sega Mark III console bundle does deserve its eBay Buy Now price of 249$. Besides, it does come with 5 games (Hang On, Afterburner, Kenseiden, Phantasy Star, Doki Doki Penguin Land), a boxed FM unit, all necessary cables and two controllers. Seller ships worldwide. Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, the Sega Mark III is the original Japanese version of the Sega Master System.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Amazing Dreamcast controller bargain

Sega Dreamcast gamepadThanks Play-Asia! No, I mean it. Brand new Sega Dreamcast controllers for less than 7 euros is way better than anyone could hope... So, uhm dear readers grab your (PAL only, I'm afraid) Sega gamepads here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


SNK Neo Geo AESAnother chance to own the Rolls Royce of gaming consoles, the beautiful and gracefully aged Neo Geo AES by SNK. Have a look at this Neo Geo eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide and you'll be getting a console with all cables, one controller and the Baseball Stars Professional game. Paying less than 250-300$ should be considered a more than decent price.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Game Gear Columns

Game Gear ColumnsColumns is a game that has aged remarkably well and also something that still plays brilliantly on the go. Provided you actually take your Sega Game Gear with you on the train, that is. What's more, you can nowadays grab very well priced copies of Game Gear Columns from Play-Asia.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Panasonic FSA1 GT Turbo-R MSX

The Panasonic FSA1 GT Turbo-R MSX computer was a pretty powerful home-computer, that ultimately failed to save the MSX standard. You can find out more about it here and here, and you can always have a look at this eBay MSX offer. Seller ships worldwide. Oh, and yes, this is the last MSX computer ever produced. It's pretty rare too.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Atari TT030

Atari TT030The Atari TT030 was the ST's big and powerful 32-bit brother, that was filled with powerful custom chips and even sported a 32MHz CPU. Now, thing is, you can find more about it here and you can try and grab one (working main unit only it seems) via this eBay auction. It's a rather rare computer, mind. Seller ships to N. and S. America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The interesting Clear Classic USB Joystick

Well, I got to thank reader Uros for bringin this to my attention, as this is the incredibly retro gaming friendly Clear Classic USB Joystick. And yes, it does look like the classic Atari 2600 joystick. Heck, it even comes with 80 built-in 2600 games and is compatible with most emulators out there and definitely the Atari ones. Intrigued? Good, so am I. Find out more here.