Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Double Dragon C64 cartridge

Dear Retro Treasures reader Max has once again discovered a lovely rarity: the Double Dragon C64 cartridge. The game, a truly elusive bit of Commodore 64 history, was released by Ocean back in 1991 and though the best version of Double Dragon on the micro, it leaves a lot to be desired. Still, if you are willing to sink more than 100 pounds into a rarity, it should do fine. Seller ships only within the UK.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Loom (Sealed)

Loom. Such a beautiful, whimsical, lyrical game by Lucasfilm and Brian Moriatry. Such a visually stunning, musical point-and-click adventure... Also a pretty expensive rarity you can grab via this Loom auction. It's the complete, boxed and sealed version and the seller ships worldwide.

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis for the ZX Spectrum, the US GOLD - Lucasarts 1992 boxed version to be exact, is easily one of the rarest and most expensive Speccy games around and one you can grab via this Fate of Atlantis auction. The game remains mediocre, but it comes complete in its very well preserved boxed and is quite the collectible. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Boxed Sega Saturn

The Sega Saturn is a lovely console that has proven itself a true 2D gaming, CD-based powerhouse that could also decently do 3D games. Why not grab one boxed Sega Saturn via a certain eBay auction? Seller ships worldwide and the console comes complete with manual, leads and controller.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Atari Falcon 030 & Soundlifter

The Atari Falcon, the last computer ever produced by Atari, was a powerful yet sadly unsuccessful and OS-crippled beast. Inside the ageing Atari ST case the Falcon sported a powerful 68030 processor, a DSP processor and some vastly upgraded graphic chips. Back in 1992 that was a lot of power, even when taking into account the poor sound capabilities of the thing... Apparently though it was already too late for Atari. You can find out more about the Falcon here and here.

To actually own one you could do worse than checking this Atari Falcon 030 auction out. It's a fully working computer in great cosmetic condition, that comes with 4MBs of RAM and the pretty rare Soundlifter expansion. Seller ships worldwide.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Manic Miner (ZX Spectrum)

Yes, it's the dirt cheap yet very best platformer of all time; it's Manic Miner for the ZX Spectrum. Interestingly it also is the MAD Mastertronic release in mint condition and the seller ships worldwide. Go grab Manic Miner then!

The Royal V-64 Apple II clone

The Royal V-64 clone is such an obscure micro that neither I nor the wise Blake of the ByteCellar (who also discovered it) had ever heard of it. Then again, finding anything about said machine online is virtually impossible and even the seller of this highly intriguing Royal V-64 on eBay doesn't seem to know much. At least we all know it's some sort of an Apple II clone, though definitely not one listed on Wikipedia.

The particular and apparently rare Royal V-64 on offer is sold as-is (and might not work properly after all), but does come with some interesting peripherals. Seller ships only within the US.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Eli's Ladder for the Atari 2600

This is the very first time I've seen a copy of obscure Atari 2600 rarity Eli's Ladder on eBay and it's selling for a hefty $3,000. Then again, one has to admit that according to the legend only ten copies of the game are known to exist and, even, accept the truth that the last time this game's manual (!) sold itself was for $2,000.

This particular cartridge comes with its instructions and works great. It also has an intact front label. You can find out more on Eli's Ladder here. Seller ships only within the US.

Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64)

A boxed copy of Conker's Bad Fur Day for the Nintendo 64 can be very expensive. Not that this surreal and unexpectedly naughty platformer isn't worth it, but, well, you could simply go for a Conker's Bad Fur Day cartridge, you know. Wont be ridiculously cheap either, mind, but at least you wont have to sell your N64... Seller ships worldwide. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Apple IIc & Games

This Apple IIc & games auction is seriously tempting. Very tempting actually, but I do know that I'll have to restrain myself. Or maybe not. Hmmm. I'll call the buying council. Anyway. Bid on it for a complete, boxed Apple IIc and 10 gloriously boxed games, among which you'll find Elite, Sargon II and Wings of Fury. Seller ships worldwide and everything seems to be in excellent condition.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dreamcast Dreampoint Portable TV

The rare SEGA collectible that is the Dreamcast Dreampoint Casio Portable TV is a lovely little retro gadget. It also, quite obviously, is a TV.

Said TV was given (only in Japan) as a reward for collecting 10,0000 Dreampoints. It is a (for the time) high-res splash-proof little thingy, that's easily connected to a Dreamcast (or any console for that matter). This 12-ounce, 2.3-inch-screen TV offers color viewing for up to four hours on four AA batteries. It also has the capability to receive both VHF and UHF channels.

You can grab it via this Dreamcast Casio Mini TV eBay auction. Seller ships to America, Europe and Asia. It comes with the original strap, an AC Adapter, the instruction manual, the Dreamcast connection manual and some other papers/flyers.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Intellivision II & 11 Games

Well, here is your chance to start your Intellivision II collection with a little help from eBay. You'll be getting an apparently boxed Intellivision II, a boxed Intellivoice module and 11 boxed games including Pitfall and Frogger. The only problem is you'll be needing your own power adapter. Seller ships only within the US.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dungeon Master & Chaos Strikes Back

Dungeon Master, arguably the most important 16-bit CRPG, was originally an Atari ST exclusive and thus something ST gamers had always been immensely proud of. And fairly so, for Dungeon Master remains a great and gracefully aged game, that even managed to get itself a pretty decent yes slightly derivative expansion; yes, that would indeed be Chaos Strikes Back. Oh, incidentally, you can actually grab both games (in their boxes) for the Atari ST by following this Dungeon Master / Chaos Strikes Back link. Seller ships within Europe.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monkey Island (Sega CD)

The Secret of Monkey Island, the ground-breaking first entry to the Monkey Island series and an excellent adventure, did get a pretty great Sega CD port that you can handily grab via this Monkey Island (Sega CD) auction. Seller ships only within the US.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Tamiya's Unknown N64 Prototype

To be perfectly honest, if the seller of the incredibly obscure prototype cartridge you see above didn't sport a 100% positive feedback score (by more than 1000 people), I wouldn't consider posting about it. It is after all an auction for the prototype cartridge of Tamiya Racing 64; a game nobody seems to have heard of and thus an incredibly rare prototype of an unreleased Nintendo 64 game. Seller ships worldwide and this is bound to be expensive.

Apparently and according to the seller the game was developed by Intermetrics, a company supposedly close to Looking Glass Studios, whereas it does seem to sport quite a few similarities with Mini Racers. Hope the buyer gets to further investigate things...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Boxed Bundle of Atari ST Games

Following the announcement of my precious Bundle in a Box, I couldn't help but link to this boxed bundle of Atari ST games. It's a lovely selection of games for Atari's 16-bit wonder and includes such gems as Sensible Soccer, Xenon, The Bard's Tale and even ST BASIC. Seller ships worldwide.

SierraVision Oil's Well (C64)

The original 1983 version of Oil's Well (released under Sierra's SierraVision label) remains a lovely, oil-drilling, critter murdering, arcade game that should probably make us all feel bad about ourselves, but is too enjoyable to put down. Though the 1990 PC version of Oil's Well remains my favourite, this practically new, boxed, Commodore 64 cartridge version of Oil's Well is far more collectible. Seller ships worldwide and the auction is proving pretty popular...  

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Grab both them 48k &128k Spectrums

Both a boxed ZX Spectrum 48 and a boxed ZX Spectrum 128 can be grabbed via this pretty huge Sinclair Spectrum auction; provided you are in UK that is. What's more, you'll also be getting an Interface 2, three books, all the required bits to get things running, the manuals and an impressive collection of 100 games. Uhm, not much to add there really. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wing Commander (SNES)

Seeing the original Wing Commander released on anything less than a ninja-PC was quite a shock back then, but I've now learned to quietly accept these things. Anyway, Wing Commander on the Nintendo SNES was a pretty impressive port of this truly classic space fighting sim and you should probably give this Wing Commander (SNES) auction the attention it deserves. It's the complete boxed version of the game and is in mint condition. Seller ships only within the US.

Modded Tandy CoCo 3

The third iteration of the Tandy Color Computer, the aptly named CoCo 3, was the last and best in the line of CoCos. It was after all released in 1986, sported 128k of RAM that could be extended to half a mega, featured a new graphics chip, better sound and even came in a much slimmer and better looking case, all the while remaining largely compatible with the earlier CoCo micros. Apparently, it was internal politics that killed it off and not its quality...

Anyway, what I actually wanted to say is that you can easily grab an excellent Tandy Color Computer 3 over that the lovable magisterrex retro site. The computer seems to be in great condition and comes with two incredibly handy modifications: an on/off switch and a cooling fan. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sega CDX (CiB)

Europe got the Multi-Mega and the US got the Sega CDX and everything was nice and tidy with Sega's hybrid console. Sadly this boxed Sega CDX auction doesn't help mix things up with being only available to buyers within the US, but it's a pretty impressive offer nonetheless. The rare CDX comes complete in its box (with games, cardboard bits, manuals and everything) and seems to be in excellent condition. 

Oh, and you may need to be reminded that the CDX is the handy combination of a Sega Genesis and a Sega CD in one handy console. It's even compatible with the 32X

Friday, February 3, 2012

12 Sierra Games

Twelve classic Sierra adventures in their lush original packaging can happily be yours via this mouth-watering Sierra Game Lot eBay auction. Among them you'll find a sealed copy of Space Quest I, a rare silver box edition of King's Quest II, my beloved Space Quest IV, the excellent Quest for Glory II and the CD-ROM based King's Quest VII. Everything seems to be in excellent condition and the seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Texas Instruments TI-99/4A NIB

I wont once again mention the fact that the TI-99/4A was my very first computer or that it remains a lovely thing to own. I will instead focus on admiring this pretty amazing Texas Instruments TI-99/4A that has been discovered by the dear Retro Treasures friend MadPlanet. It seems like a perfectly preserved specimen of one of the earliest 16-bit micros ever, that comes complete in its box containing everything the computer shipped with originally. The TI-99/4A has apparently never been removed from the box and is thus a de facto rarity. Seller ships only within the US.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Complete Cocktail Maker (Acorn Electron)

Don't you love those obscure yet incredibly cheap retro offerings even time itself seems to have forgotten? Of course you do dear, of course you, and so do I. That's why I simply had to point you to this Complete Cocktail Maker auction. It's the boxed Acorn Electron version of something had never before seen and the seller ships only within the UK.

The game was released back in 1985 and was an educational/novelty thingy that sported 300 cocktail recipes. You can find out more about it right here.