Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Speccy +2 from Amstrad

Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2I still believe the Amstrad produced ZX Spectrum +2 to be an excellent choice for retro gamers. It's a cheap 128k Speccy you can connect to a monitor, won't set you back a fortune and comes in a pretty compact form. European residents can even grab one for the very good Buy It Now price of £34.99 via this very eBay link. The computer comes with all necessary bits to get it working, a boxed joystick, the manual and a selection of original games. These include the excellent Popeye and personal favorite Oh Mummy.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Panasonic REAL2 FZ-10 3DO

Panasonic REAL2 FZ-10 3DO Being fast, might just get you this one FZ-10 3DO by Panasonic Play-Asia seem to have in stock. Always an interesting console that 3DO...

Lynx Tournament Cyberball Artwork

Atari Cyberball ArtWhat you see above is (allegedly) the original painting of Cyberball's (for the Atari Lynx) box art, and was once happily showing itself in Atari's HQ. Actually, it's the actual (heh) proof piece of artwork, it's obviously as unique as any piece of art and comes in a nice frame. Bid on it here. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Atari XE Game System

atari xe game cartridgesatari xe gs game systemIt's neither the cheapest, nor the most common 8-bit console around, yet it still looks sort of off. Must be the pastel colours. Anyway. Collectors and gamers interested in Atari's weirdest console should have a look at this Atari XE Game System eBay auction. The seller ships worldwide and has been nice enough to include everything you might possibly need: console, keyboard, 7 games, joysticks, a lightgun, the Music Composer app and even a cassette deck. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Replay: The History of Video Games

Replay: The History of Video Games bookI think I've been waiting for this book for quite some time. It is after all the first serious attempt at tackling the history of video games. You know, the history, not just their history in the US and Japan, but everywhere, which of course is bound to mean a ton of Speccy references. You can grab a copy of Replay here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Boxed Spectrum 128

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128 BoxWell, here's something that should interest quite a few Sinclair collectors, as the seller ships to N. and S. America, Europe, Asia and Australia. And, yes, it is the beautiful Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128 in its own complete box you are looking at. The final and rarest computer Sinclair ever produced before being sold off to Amstrad. Ah, yes, the auction link.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blockout! Breakdown! Odyssey 2 (!)

Blockout! Breakdown! Odyssey 2Blockout Breakdown Odyssey 2 boxAt less than 8$ this complete-in-box copy of Blockout!/Breakdown! for the Odyssey 2 is quite the bargain. It also looks really good and you can grab it here. Seller only ships to US and Canada addresses. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Akumajo Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku

Akumajo Dracula X: Gekka no YasoukyokuIf you own a Japanese Sega Saturn and always thought that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a fantastic game, you really have to grab a copy of Akumajo Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku. Play Asia is offering it for what seems like a really good price, though it only has three copies available; you might want to hurry.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Civilization in a box (Amiga)

amiga sid meiers civilizationA beautiful box for an amazing and quite obviously groundbreaking game: Sid Meier's Civilization. It's the complete Amiga version and you can grab it via this eBay Buy-It-Now offer. Seller ships only within the UK.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The complete Commodore CDTV

Commodore CDTVAmiga CDTV keyboard Oh, yes. This eBay auction will let you own a rare(-ish) piece of Commodore history. It includes the CDTV system, its keyboard, the remote, the necessary cables and one shiny CDTV disc. Seller ships worldwide. If you must know, the CDTV was an early, failed attempt at a CD based multimedia console, and in essence was nothing more than an Amiga 500 with a tacked-on CD drive.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Famicom Titler by Sharp

Sharp Famicom Titler

Released in 1989, the Famicom Titler truly is an odd little offering. It's a licensed Nintendo Famicom compatible console by Sharp, sporting both a S-Video output and the surreal ability to actually add subtitles to your games. Apparently you could even record small demos too, as the Titler came with a microphone and stylus to further enhance its video editing capabilities. Anyway, you can find out more here.

What you now need to know is that the Famicom Titler is a rare and thus expensive system, and you can try and own an unboxed one via this Sharp Famicom Titler AN-510 eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sega Master System II

Sega Master System 2Retro Treasures is back and suggest European readers have a look at this lovely boxed Sega Master System II eBay auction. It comes complete with two controllers, the necessary cables and 6 games, including Golden Axe, Shinobi and Sonic the Hedgehog. That's all for now, but I do suggest you expect more. Soon. Very soon.