Wednesday, September 29, 2010

C64 Robocop 2 cartridge

C64 Robocop 2 cartridgeWell, you could play the cartridge version of Robocop 2 on your standard C64, but the truth is that Ocean released it mainly for the spectacularly failed C64 GS console. It still is a lovely 8-bit game mind and you can grab it via this UK only Robocop 2 auction.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Super Nintendo Retail Display

Super Nintendo Retail DisplayWise Retro Treasures reader Gary has been kind enough to point me (and subsequently, well, you) to this rather excellent Super Nintendo Retail Display that recently appeared on eBay. It's quite a rarity and definitely a beauty, and will happily play your valued NTSC SNES games. Seller ships only to US addresses.

Monday, September 27, 2010

After Burner Deluxe Arcade

After Burner Deluxe ArcadeSega AfterBurner Deluxe ArcadeYou'll have to drive all the way to Kaukauna, WI, United States to pick this one up, but I'm pretty sure this will be a trip worth making. The Deluxe Afterburner arcade cabinet will be waiting for you there, in all its fully working, full-motion SEGA glory. The impressive cabinet seems to be in impeccable shape and, let me assure you, that the game itself hasn't aged a day. Besides there's no way your PC would ever be able to emulate the physical thrill of getting thrown around by a huge arcade machine. Oh, and here's the link you were waiting for: Afterburner Deluxe @ eBay.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Boxed Commodore Plus/4

Commodore Plus/4The Commodore Plus/4, despite sounding pretty good on paper and coming with four built-in professional apps, didn't set the world on fire. To be brutally frank, it failed. Despite that, the Plus/4 remains an intriguing little home micro and you can grab one (complete in its box with manuals and stuff) via this Commodore Plus/4 eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The King of Fighters '94 (Neo Geo)

The King of Fighters '94When SNK released King of Fighters '94 back in, well, 1994, I was deeply impressed and quite excited at a brand new Neo Geo fighting game. I was also quite good at the thing, despite never standing a chance at Street Fighter II. What's more, I never believed a copy of the game would ever be available for what can only be described as a bargain price of less than 40$ (30 euros). Go figure. You can grab KoF 94 at Play-Asia.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pokemon Mini

Pokemon Mini

If it weren't for the latest issue of the excellent Retro Gamer magazine I would never have looked into the rather obscure handheld console that is Nintendo's Pokemon Mini, and that dear friends would have been quite a shame. This handheld is after all the tiniest one Nintendo ever released and, despite looking like some sort of LCD game, by far the smallest machine that works with cartridges I've ever seen. Pokemon Mini sports a small black & white screen, an accelerometer (!), a vibrator force-feedback thingy, a real-time clock and infrared connectivity. 10 official games and a ton of homebrew ones have are already available for it and you can find out more about it and even try an emulator via the excellent

Searching around eBay, I did find this lovely, though not exactly dirt-cheap, Pokemon Mini. Seller ships only within the US and is offering the Wooper Blue version of the system, complete with one game (Pokemon Party Mini). Shockingly, this is the cheapest one I managed to find, as prices for a console with a couple of games can go up to 100$; possibly more.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BBC Micro and, well, stuff

BBC MicroA fully operational BBC Micro complete with disk drive, tape recorder, books, programs and games available via this rather lovely BBC micro eBay auction. Seller ships only within the UK, and here's a lovely little emulator for people not living in Britain.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Atari Video System X (Prototype)

Atari Video System XAtari 5200 prototypeThe Atari Video System X was the prototype console that almost got itself called PAM, but eventually evolved to become the not spectacularly succesful Atari 5200. You can find out more about it here and here, though I can assure this is an incredibly rare console. And a good looking one too. Oh, and you rich people can now own an Atari Video System X prototype via this (US only) VSX eBay auction. The unit is in pristine condition.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another ZX Spectrum +

A wise choice for lovers of British 8-bit micros, this ZX Spectrum + that appeared on eBay, has everything you need to start your Sinclair addition anywhere in the world (hint: seller ships worldwide). Besides the computer's box, manual and necessary paraphernalia, you'll also be getting a joystick with its interface, a tape recorder, and a variety of games, including the infamous Cassette 50

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Boxed C64 games lot

A fantastic selection of C64 boxed classics, complete with some extra disks, some equally boxed utilities and a copy of GEOS. Among the included games you will find: BAT, Aliens, The Last Ninja and more than a few D&D CRPGs. Get the lot here. Seller ships only within the US. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

North & South (Amiga)

North & SouthThis one definitely brings back fond memories of simple strategy, excellent cartoon visual, frantic platforming and furious action-RTS battles. Also, I'm pretty sure that North & South hasn't aged a day. Here's your chance to grab a boxed copy of the game for the Commodore Amiga: North & South @ eBay. Seller ships worldwide.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

GG Ultimate Soccer

If you're interested in a, well, interesting Game Gear football game, guess you could give Ultimate Soccer a chance. Never played it on the go myself, but I did think the MegaDrive version was okay. You can grab it from Play-Asia.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

GoldStar Portable CD-I Player

GoldStar Portable CD-I Player GPI-1200MMy first properly working PC was a Goldstar you know, but having sold it and its blazing fast 12Mhz processor off ages ago, I've been wanting a retro Goldstar gaming machine ever since. The amazing portable CD-i you see above would be quite nice, though I'm afraid I can't spare the required cash right now. If you, oh wise reader, on the other hand feel like spending that little bit extra on such an excellent retro rarity this GoldStar Portable CD-I Player GPI-1200M eBay auction is your chance. It's almost new, it is.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Complete SEGA SC-3000

SEGA SC-3000

Retro Treasures featured the rare beauty that is Sega's SC-3000 home micro only once, and that was ages ago, which apparently is a shame. The SC-3000 is a beautiful, rare, unique and very collectible Sega computer. It was released in 1983 and sold mainly to Japan, Australia and New Zealand, was based on the Master System's console daddy, sported some impressive for the time graphics and many excellent games. You can find out more about the SC-3000 here and you can try an emulator for the thing here.

In order to own the actual machine, you can try a certain -particularly impressive- Sega SC-3000 auction @ eBay. You will not only be bidding on a mint condition, boxed, home-micro, but also on the very rare Super Control Station, the equally rare Sega modem, a data cassette player, 8 cartridges and 3 games on tape. Seller ships worldwide.

Monday, September 6, 2010

On retro console cables

Handy things they are and easy to misplace. Also, them cables that connect your dear vintage console to your not-so-dear retro TV do tend to get in the way of crisp image after 10 or so years, and that's why this RGB Scart cable for the MegaDrive and Genesis seems like a good idea. After all, it does provide with the best picture quality possible (I think). Seller ships worldwide and even has a lovely online store @

Friday, September 3, 2010

Amstrad CPC 464 Plus

Amstrad CPC 464 PLusThe vastly upgraded Plus range of the CPC micros isn't as common as the vanilla one and it even comes with impressive sprite handling capabilities. The computers also look quite futuristic, are filled with little extras and sport a 4096 colour palette. What's more, you can grab a beautifully boxed Amstrad CPC 464 Plus via this eBay auction. Seller should be able to ship anywhere, provided you contact him before bidding.