Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A short break and a bit of Infocom

Hello dearest Retro Treasurers!

I'm just letting you know that this blog will go on a two weeks vacation and hence not do much to support your collecting hobby for that period. Also, let me wish you all a brilliant summer! It's something I really need  too as, well, exhaustion does have to be combated :)

In the meantime, of course, here's a lovely auction for the Mac version  of The Lost Treasures of Infocom. It comes packed in a big boxed, sports 20 of the best text adventures ever created and a ton of printed stuff to read. Seller ships to more than a few places worldwide.

Monday, July 7, 2014

25 boxed games for the Atari 2600

From the excellent Berzerk and Activision's Enduro to the stunning Battlezone and the ominously named Crypts of Chaos this 25 games (Atari 2600) auction has something for everyone. Provided said everyone is into early consoles retro gaming, that is, but that was pretty obvious. Seller ships (mostly) worldwide.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fresh Homebrew: Knight's Chance (Neo Geo AES)

According to the excellent Retro Collect, the lucky owners of Neo Geo AES consoles who also happen to have several hundreds of dollars just sitting there can grab a brand new game for their console: Knight's Chance. The game was also released last year for the MVS and is a collection of gothic-esque gambling games that costs $500.

Boxed Atari Jaguar CD

One rather rare, PAL and finely boxed Atari Jaguar CD has been put up for auction over at eBay. The toilet-shaped CD unit comes complete with its polys, original packaging, power supply and owners manual; oh, yes, and three boxed CD games too: Blue Lighting, VIP Grid and Myst. Seller is shipping worldwide and everything seems to be in excellent condition.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cadaver (Amiga)

The Bitmap Brothers, besides apparently wearing sunglasses while working, did some amazing things with the 16-bit micros, including stunning isometric fantasy-'em-up Cadaver; a game you can own for your Amiga via this Cadaver eBay auction and one that will allow you to finally be the gold hungry dwarf. This copy of Cadaver comes in its original box and includes the two disks and the manual.

Seller ships to the Americas, Australia, Europe and Asia.

Friday, July 4, 2014

SNK Neo Geo AES & games

The sleek SNK Neo Geo AES, the consolized version of the MVS arcade system, has always been an expensive and utterly impressive console; it still is and so are its games, but chances are you could save some money by bidding on this Neo Geo auction. The console comes complete with two controllers, the manual, the power supply, its video cable and eight (!) boxed games including Fatal Fury, Ninja Commando and Magician Lord.

Seller ships only within the US.

The Great Giana Sisters (C64)

The Great Giana Sisters, the excellent platformer that had to face Nintendo's wrath and be pulled from stores, is nowadays sort of a collector's holy grail -- also, you can happily bid on The Great Giana Sisters over at eBay. It's the PAL Commodore 64 version on tape you'll be hoping to grab and it comes in its original case complete with instructions. The game has been tested and the seller is shipping throughout the European Union.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Dig by Lucasarts (MS-DOS)

Though it's not as fondly remembered as most of the classic Lucasarts/Lucasfilm adventures, The Dig is a personal favourite. Its amazing alien world, the brilliant sci-fi plot, the involved and excellently designed puzzles, the oppressive atmosphere, the stunning pixel art and that impressive soundtrack make it an absolute must-play. Hence, grabbing The Dig (DOS) via eBay might be a pretty great idea if you love your retro pointing-and-clicking.

Mind you, it's the boxed MS-DOS version of the game you'll be bidding on and it comes complete with CD, jewel case, manual and reference guide. Seller ships to most places worldwide.

Sinclair Professional Series PC200

The rare and good looking Sinclair PC200 from Amstrad's short-lived Professional Series was a standard, reasonably priced and a bit behind the times IBM PC-compatible computer released in 1988. It tried to compete with the Amiga and ST and thus came in an all-in-one case with 512k of RAM, a pretty fast 8086 CPU, a 3.5" disk drive and, sadly, CGA/MDA graphics. Not surprisingly it flopped and is nowadays highly sought after.

Interestingly, you can grab a Sinclair PC200 off of eBay. It seems to be in good condition but is untested. Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Nintendo's Zelda Game & Watch

I vividly remember being amazed when I first tried the Game & Watch version of Zelda; it really felt like playing something that should be running on a computer and not on a tiny handheld; it was simply wonderful. Actually, it still is. And highly collectible too and that's why people should care for this Zelda Game & Watch auction.

It's for the complete, boxed version of the handheld with instructions, battery cover and everything and seems to be in great shape. Seller ships worldwide.

Commodore Amiga 500

The Amiga 500 was Commodore's most iconic 16-bit machine and a wonderful micro that was both sensibly priced and, well, groundbreaking. You can own one via this Amiga 500 auction, that will be getting you a finely preserved and fully working computer, a power supply and 2 disks with Workbench 1.3, Amiga Basic 1.2 and them Amiga Extras. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Even More Incredible Machine (DOS)

It's outrageous game box time courtesy of this particular The Even More Incredible Machine (MS-DOS) auction! It might not be in perfect condition, but it still looks properly bonkers, comes with the game disk and manual, and will most probably even come with a sensible price-tag. Oh, and did I mention what great games the Incredible Machines are? Well, they are.

Seller ships (for the most part) worldwide.