Monday, March 31, 2014

One big box of Atari XE GS gaming

The Atari XE Video Game System (a.k.a. Atari XEGS) is a console/home-computer hybrid that was compatible with Atari's 8-bit micro range and a direct,consolized descendant of the Atari 65XE. It was also a pretty versatile system that could be sold as either a stand-alone console or, in its deluxe version, as a complete, gaming-focused computer. It is said, keyboard empowered deluxe version you can grab via this Atari XEGS eBay auction.

What's more, the system comes in its original, complete box; a box from which it has allegedly never been removed. Yes, it's an essentially new Atari XEGS, complete with two games, all the manuals, main console, keyboard, joystick and light-gun. All that's missing is the Missile Command cartridge.

Seller ships to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, S. Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and Norway.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Space Quest V: The Next Mutation (MS-DOS)

Released in 1993, Space Quest V by Sierra was the last great adventure game starring Roger Wilco and, nowadays, a gracefully aged and good looking point-and-clicker. Apparently, its lovely box makes it a cool collector's item too, meaning that you'll most probably be interested in this Space Quest 5 eBay auction. It's the complete boxed, MS-DOS, floppy disc version of the game and the seller is shipping worldwide.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


NEC's PC-FX is a 32-bit, CD-based console that was released exclusively in Japan back in 1994. Despite being a 2D powerhouse, it was quite expensive and lacked out-of-the-box 3D acceleration; it thusly never really sold that well. The machine only got 62 games released for it and, to this day, remains the only console to look like a (beautiful) PC. Oh, and you can always grab this brilliantly preserved, complete and boxed NEC PC-FX via eBay. Seller ships worldwide.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Nintendo's 1981 Parachute Game & Watch

A truly classic handheld game, the first in Nintendo's Wide Screen range and a personal favourite, this Parachute Game & Watch seems to be in excellent condition. Comes complete with its battery cover and batteries. Seller ships worldwide.

Wonderland by Magnetic Scrolls (Amiga)

Wonderland was released by Magnetic Scrolls back in 1990 and was a brave attempt to re-imagine and save commercial interactive fiction. Not only was it a sprawling adventure sporting excellent graphics and more than a few animations that came in a big box filled with goodies, but it also featured an innovative, windows-based, point-and-clickable interface which minimized typing and made the gameplay just flow.

UK residents that have missed or misplaced said classic text adventure can still grab a complete boxed version of Wonderland for the Amiga via eBay. It comes with the manual, map, posters and all the discs you'd expect it to.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Philips CD-i

The last serious attempt by Philips to enter the console market, the incredibly intriguing CD-i, never really took off, but it did provide us with a unique console, an odd controller/remote and some of the strangest (though not best) Zelda and Mario games ever. Oh, and here's a lovely Philips CD-i on eBay.

The console is in working order, comes with two controllers and all the required bits and pieces, and 10 CDs covering everything from games to impressionism. Seller ships worldwide.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Alien 8 (ZX Spectrum)

One of Ultimate Play The Game's most famous isometric games, the sci-fi arcade adventure Alien 8, has happily appeared, complete in its box on eBay. And, yes, it really is a great game and you'll be getting its cryptic instructions along with it. Seller ships only within the UK.

PC-Engine Shuttle

NEC was never afraid to come up with strange console designs and the spaceship-like Shuttle version of its successful PC-Engine is definitely, well, weird. It was also a cheaper version of the original PC-Engine that was fully compatible with it and wisely came with a redesigned controller too. You can buy a working one via this PC-Engine Shuttle eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Linear Racing (Super Vision)

Proud owners of the Watara Super Vision haven't been blessed with an abundance of games; one has to simply admit that and go to the required extremes in order to grab new carts. Well, either that or one can grab this brand new, sealed copy of Linear Racing (Super Vision) that's up for auction on eBay. Seller ships worldwide. You can find a bit more about the game here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

One shiny, black Commodore CDTV

The Commodore CDTV is one of history's sleekest failed pieces of hardware. Essentially a keyboardless Amiga 500 with a CD-ROM drive in a black set-top box that was ridiculously priced and a bit under-powered for 1991. As for its software and games, well, what it mainly got were enhanced versions of existing games and those multimedia/edutainment things everyone was producing back in the early '90s. Oh, and it came with a truly intriguing controller.

Interestingly, though not extremely expensive, the CDTV doesn't appear very often on eBay and you'll be happy to know there's a Commodore CDTV auction waiting for your bids right now. You'll get the console, the remote/controller, the CD tray and the required cables.

Seller is shipping to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and Norway.

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders for the Amiga 500

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, probably the most taxing Lucasfilm adventure ever, has gone up for auction on eBay. It's the complete, boxed version of the game for the Amiga 500 and the seller is shipping worldwide. Oh, and that included spaced-out newspaper is simply brilliant.

[Update: it's not the ST, it's the Amiga version]

[Update 2: or is it?]

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The 1993 Space Hulk for MS-DOS

Not that faithful videogame adaptations of classic board games are something to be scoffed at, but the 1993 digital re-imagining of Games Workshop's Space Hulk was a truly inspired masterpiece. It was a (mostly) first-person, semi-real-time tactical affair that played as uniquely as it sounded and oozed both tension and atmosphere. It also came in a big box that you can own via this Space Hulk (MS-DOS) eBay auction. The game is being sold with all four discs and both manuals.

Seller ships only within the US.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Pioneer LaserActive w/ Sega Pac & Karaoke Pac

The Pioneer LaserActive was released in 1993 as an expensive and impressive cosnole/entertainment center that could play games, laser discs, CDs and karaoke discs. Its PAC modules allowed it to do even more; the Sega PAC let it run Sega CD and Genesis games, whereas the Karaoke PAC to function as a pro level karaoke machine. You can find more about it here, here and here.

Interestingly, you can bid on this Pioneer LaserActive auction on eBay and own one of these early '90s entertainment behemoths. The console comes with both the Sega and Karaoke PACs, a six-button controller and selection of Genesis and Sega CD games. Seller ships only within the US.

Everyone needs a Commodore 64!

The best selling computer of all time, the 8-bit Commodore 64 with its flashy sprites and brilliant SID chip, remains a fantastic machine to both game on and collect for. And what better way to start collecting than by grabbing this complete Commodore 64 that's been made available via eBay? Seller ships worldwide and you'll be getting the boxed micro, the boxed cassette deck, some manuals, books and software.

Nintendo Family Computer 3D System

Released exclusively in Japan, the 3D System for the Nintendo Famicom consisted of a pair of shutter glasses (and a few cables and things) that allowed gamers to enjoy compatible games with the illusion of 3D depth -- not unlike the much better known 3D glasses for the Sega Master System. The accessory is only compatible with 7 games and not particularly common outside Japan. You can own it complete in its box via this Family Computer 3D System auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

TOKI (Atari Lynx)

The Atari Lynx had the best arcade ports of all handhelds of its era; I know it, you know it and, thankfully, the developers of Toki knew it and made sure they kept with the tradition and did an excellent job. This ape-starring platformer shmup, you see, really shines on the Lynx and you can grab a complete, boxed version of it via this TOKI (Lynx) auction at eBay. Seller ships worldwide.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The complete Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (MS-DOS)

One big box filled with a ton of 3.5" discs, five manuals and hours upon hours of combat flight simulation fun can mean only one thing... Yes, the complete Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (Lucasarts, MS-DOS) is being auctioned off over at eBay and all those planes that never flew are waiting to be used in fantasy combat. The excellent base game, you see, is accompanied by the P-80 Shooting Star, He 162 Volksjager, Do 335 Pfeil and P-38 Lightning expansions.

Seller ships to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and Norway.

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Casio PV-1000 Console

Casio's obscure first video game console, the Casio PV-1000, was released in Japan in 1983 and, as you may have noticed, failed to make an impression. Built around the Z80A processor and sporting a tiny 2KB of RAM, it was underpowered when compared to the NES and only managed to have 15 games published for it. Obviously, it is nowadays a highly sought after rarity.

You can buy yourselves one via this sensibly priced Casio PV-1000 eBay listing. The console comes complete with the Casio-TJ 1 joystick, the power adapter, RF cables and a complete, boxed copy of the Pachinko UFO game. Seller ships to Europe, the U.S., South America, Japan, Australia and more than a few other places.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Neo Geo Pocket Color & 2 games

Released in 1999 the Neo Geo Pocket Color, the successor to SNK's black and white Neo Geo Pocket and the second SNK console mere mortals could afford, was a fantastic 16-bit handheld gaming device that plays brilliantly to this day. Its excellent built, smart (compact) design, vivid screen and great games, you see, just haven't aged.

Retro gamers interested in owning the machine should definitely have a look at this Neo Geo Pocket Color eBay auction. The console comes in its box complete with two boxed games: The Match of the Millenium: SNK VS. Capcom and CardFighters' Clash: SNK VS. Capsom. Seller ships only within the United States.

Mega Man X2 (SNES)

MegaMan X2 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is one of the best, more expensive and rarer 16-bit carts money can buy and thus a game solely for collectors. If you are prepared to spend over $400 here's the link to the complete, boxed cartridge at eBay: Mega Man X2 (SNES).Everything seems to be in a very good condition, nothing's missing from the box and the seller is shipping throughout Europe and the Americas.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The simple beauty of the boxed Speccy

The rubbery elegance of the 48k ZX Spectrum is up for grabs via this, well, unsurprisingly, this ZX Spectrum eBay auction. Bidders will be getting a working micro complete in its box, with power supply, an aerial cable, both original manuals and the Horizons tape. Seller ships only within the UK.

Sega Rally Championship (N Gage)

A rare, sealed, obviously boxed, quite expensive and, judging from rumours, actually good game for Nokia's N Gage has appeared on eBaySega Rally Championship. It's a collectors item apparently and the auction is bound to reach prices above $160. Seller's shipping to quite a few places, but not worldwide.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The complete Apple IIc experience

As far as stylish computers ago, the Apple IIc is up there with the original ZX Spectrum sporting a design that simply hasn't aged. What's more, the fourth of the Apple II models was a powerful micro with 128k of RAM that you can now own via this lovely Apple IIcI auction at eBay. Seller is shipping almost worldwide.

The winning bidder, besides the main computer, will also be getting the monitor, the monitor stand, the Apple Image Writer II printer, the power supply, four manuals, 8 discs containing original software (including The Oregon Trail) and 15 more 5.25" discs.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Some CPC Floppy Discs

Amstrad's preferred 3" floppies weren't particularly floppy one has to admit, though they were definitely durable. These days they aren't particularly easy to find either. So, provided you do live somewhere in the United Kingdom, you can grab yourselves nine 3" floppies for your CPC via eBay. They are used maxell's double sided CF2 discs and they are provided as is.

Tooth Protectors (Atari 2600)

Tooth Protectors, one of the first advergames and a Johnson & Johnson 1983 mail order exclusive, is a frantic and actually enjoyable rarity for the Atari 2600. It is also available via this Tooth Protectors eBay auction that will be live for another 8.5 hours. Seller ships only within the United States.