Friday, July 30, 2010

Atari 2600 Mario Bros.

Atari 2600 Mario Bros.Mario Bros. is a nice little arcade conversion for the Atari 2600 and I absolutely love the fact that Amazon has copies ranging in price from 11$ to 350$. How very odd; or not. Have a look!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Vermin Game & Watch (boxed)

Vermin Game & WatchIt's one of those relatively rare Game & Watch handhelds by Nintendo and you can get it via this eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide, and the game -Vermin- seems to be both boxed and in absolutely mint condition.

Snatcher: PC Engine Pilot Disk

Snatcher Pilot Disk PC EngineSnatcher for the Sega (Mega) CD has been featured quite a few times on this very blog and so I thought I'd interest you in something, well, slightly more obscure: the Snatcher Pilot Disk for the PC-Engine Super CD-ROM. The CD will only run on Japanese/Asian consoles and is essentially a glorified demo version of Snatcher, that Konami released before the full game. The Pilot Disk contains a hefty playable demo, a video preview of Snatcher, a database of game characters and quite a few more quirky features.  

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's a BitCorp Gamate!

BitCorp Gamate handheld

If you are interested in a truly obscure and quite rare handheld console of the first Gameboy era, well, the Bitcorp Gamate is a must buy, despite the fact that it usually sells for more than 75$, 60 euros or 50 pounds. The Gamate you see went largely unnoticed, sported mostly dire games and only got one positive review ever, meaning it quite possibly is the rarest cheap handheld ever produced. You can find out more about it here and here.

To grab one, well, do try your luck at this BitCorp Gamate auction at eBay. Seller ships worldwide and seems to be offering a well-preserved and fully working console, complete with three games: Galaxy Invaders, Monster Pitfall and Money Maze. Nice.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

1942 (Famicom)

Hurry and you might grab the last (and bargain priced) copy of 1942 for the Nintendo Famicom Play-Asia has to sell you. Ah, yes, click here.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sega Genesis & Sega CD & Games

Sega Genesis Sega CDA lovely collection sporting a Sega Genesis, the Sega CD add-on and 8 decent games (4 for each system), including the amazing Sonic CD. Seller ships only within the US, and I'd suggest you didn't pay more than 100$-115$. Oh, yes, the link.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The ultimate vintage PC games collection

full throttlemyst boardgameOkay, if this weren't a USA only auction I'd already be bidding on it, as those 149 games and peripherals are -to say the least- amazing. Among them you'll find such boxed rarities and gems as The Dig, Fallout 1 & 2, The Space Bar, Rama, the Myst board game, joysticks, an assortment of weird controllers, the Police Quest Collection and even a 386SX PC (to name a few). Amazing, eh? Bid away!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Final Fight for the Sega Mega CD

Final Fight Sega CDIt's a beat-'em'up classic for your once innovative and still under-used Sega Mega CD. What else would you need to know? Perhaps the fact that this is a pre-owned copy and that this version of Final Fight comes with quite a few extras and a remastered soundtrack? Hmm, guess that should do. Grab it from Play-Asia.

Boxed Sega Mark III

Sega Mark III consoleSega Mark 3"What is a boxed Sega Mark III ?", I pretend to hear you ask. Well, it's the Japanese version of the Sega Master System and it comes in a box. It also is a relatively rare Sega console (at least outside Japan, it is), quite a beauty to look at, grants access to some rather unique games and peripherals, and also happens to be the third 8-bit console Sega released in the Mark series. You can find out more about it here, here and here. To grab the one pictured above you should try this eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

One Oric-1 in a box

Oric-1This machine still looks lovely, despite its horrible keyboard and the fact that getting games to load on it can apparently be quite troublesome. Anyway. Good news is you can find an almost unused (allegedly) specimen via eBay. Said Oric-1 comes in its original box, with its original accessories and its shockingly original manual. Seller ships only within the UK. Oh, and this older Oric-1 post of Retro Treasures might be enlightening.

Monday, July 19, 2010

SAS-C Development System (Amiga)

Amiga C++For the talented and creative people that want to program for the Commodore Amiga the way mother nature always wanted, here is the rather impressive 6th version of the SAS-C Development System for the Amiga. It's a powerful C++ compiler, that comes complete with all its manuals, disks and stuff. You can even read an old review of the thing here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pepsi Invaders (Atari 2600)

Pepsi InvadersPepsi Invaders cartridgeAnother legendary game has appeared on eBay: Pepsi Invaders for the Atari 2600. It's a Space Invaders variant commissioned by Coca Cola, where the rather traditional aliens have been substituted by the letters P, E, P, S and I, and players, using their infinite lives have to kill them all in less than 3 minutes. So far, so unspectacular. Still, only 125 copies of the game have been known to exist as it was only released -without a proper box- in a 1983 convention and given only to the 125 sales executives attending it. You can find out more about it and download a working ROM here  and you can bid on it here. Seller ships only within the United States.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Impossible Mission C64

Impossible MissionOne of the best and most demanding Commodore 64 games ever, Impossible Mission, can be grabbed via this auction, provided you're fast enough. Seller ships worldwide. To play an emulated version just click and download the game.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Playful Intelligence Commodore 64

Commodore 64 wedgeA Commodore 64 still boxed in its original Playful Intelligence box might not be incredibly rare, but it still is a beautiful sight for any retro gaming lover. After all it comes with a cartridge sporting 4 games, one Commodore joystick and -most important of all- a Commodore GS Software Manual (well, ok and a proper C64 one too). Oh, and you can grab one complete in its box via eBay. Seller only ships within Europe.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Laffer Utilities

The Laffer UtilitiesI remember buying this one ages ago and simply knowing it was the most obscure Leisure Suit Larry offering I'd ever own. Not incredibly rare mind, just obscure, as The Laffer Utilities (version 4.01, no less) was published by Sierra and was nothing more than a lovely collection of DOS-based anti-productivity utilities packed in a brilliant little box. Interestingly, Amazon got a copy. Grab it!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Atari 2700 RC Stella Prototype Console

Atari 2700 RC Stella Prototype ConsoleAtari 2700This one will be expensive, but so very unique you simply have to have a look. It is after all an auction for the truly Atari 2700 RC Stella prototype, the forgotten and very Atari 2600 variant with the wireless joysticks and the radical redesign. Oh, and seller does indeed ship worldwide.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Amiga 1200 with hard disk

The ultimate gaming machine has to be an Amiga 1200 with a 2.8GB hard disk, and this is exactly what you can grab via this (UK only) auction. As for me, well, I don't really think I have to elaborate on the matter.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Akira (Nintendo Famicom)

Akira FamicomHaven't played it, but Akira for the Famicom is both an adventure game and based on the excellent Akira film. You can grab it via Play Asia, where -happily- it's on sale!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Vectrex Arcade System

Vectrex arcade systemAh, dear Vectrex, beautiful as ever I see and still sporting your amazing monochrome vector graphics. Gamers looking to grab you complete with an excellent selection of games and goodies can try this auction, you know. Seller ships only within the USA, and has been kind enough to bundle 15 games, two controllers and a variety of other lovely bits the console. As for you dear readers, don't expect to pay much less than 400$ though. The Vectrex is quite a rarity, but one definitely worth the money you'll pay for it. 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sega Master Gear Converter

Sega Master Gear ConverterWe all know that Sega's Game Gear is in fact an updated and obviously handheld Master System, but that isn't really helpful. We still need Sega's Master Gear Converter to play SMS games on the thing and you can grab one of these lovely little accessories, complete in its original box, via this eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Metal Slug 5 (Neo Geo AES)

Metal Slug 5 Neo Geo AESNeo Geo AES games can get very expensive and Metal Slug 5 even more so. It remains of course a great game, a classic perhaps, and one you can own for quite a few hundred dollars, euros or pounds. For a complete boxed copy you could try this auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Radiant Silvergun (Saturn)

Radiant Silvergun SaturnPossibly the most famous shooter for the SEGA Saturn. Grab a copy of Radiant Silvergun for the Japanese Saturn via eBay. Seller ships worldwide.