Friday, March 27, 2015
Having sold over 2 million units and being the first properly affordable (and decent) 16-bit home computer ever, the Texas Instruments TI99/4A is a rather historic micro and the first computer I ever touched. It was a machine with an excellent keyboard, an easy to learn version of BASIC, great sound, decent graphics and dozens of great games. It also is something you can grab via this Texas Instruments TI-99/4A eBay auction.
The computer comes complete in its box and is accompanied by a couple of joysticks, PAL TV encoder, manuals and power supply. The computer is essentially untested, but should probably work fine.
Seller ships to the U.K., Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Australia, U.S., Russia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Israel.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Until you see the Atari Lynx handling dozens of exploding Lemmings with the ease of an Amiga you simply cannot appreciate just how well Atari's handheld could handle sprites. What's more, you'll also get to experience an amazing port of the classic action puzzler sporting excellent controls, lovely graphics and all the bells and whistles of the home computer versions. Oh, and it's a pretty rare game too.
To own a boxed copy of the lovely game cartridge complete with instructions you can bid on this Lemmings (Lynx) eBay auction. Seller ships to most places worldwide.
Friday, March 20, 2015
A beautiful ZX Spectrum 128 can be grabbed via this lovely eBay auction. It is the 128k RAM sporting Spectrum toast-rack you'll be bidding on; the one with the new BASIC, as you know, and the decent sound-chip. The micro comes in its original box, is fully working and seems finely preserved and comes with data cable, power supply and TV cable.
Seller ships only within the UK.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
It's amazing how much money collectors are willing to spend on rare yet absolutely horrible games. Take this sealed, boxed copy of the infamous Cheetahmen II (NES) that has appeared on eBay. At the time of writing and with more than 3 days left to go this ultra-rare and finely preserved abomination has had over 70 bids and already climbed to a price of $710. Wow. Wow, indeed.
On the plus side, seller ships to most places worldwide.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Vectrex, the glorious vector mini-arcade console we all love and cherish, has made itself available via this particular Vectrex auction on eBay, that lets you bid on a boxed, working console complete with controller and built-in game and a collection of 11 equally boxed games. The games on offer include such lovely offerings as Berzerk, Scramble, Web Warp, Armor Attack, Soccer/Football and Solar Quest.
Seller ships to the US, UK, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Russia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Israel.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Jet Pac, possibly the first truly great arcade offerings to appear on the ZX Spectrum and an Ultimate Play The Game classic, was one of the few games to take advantage of Sinclair's Interface 2 and get a cartridge release. You can grab said admittedly rare ROM cartridge via this Jet Pac eBay auction. The game comes complete in its box, has been tested and is working fine.
Seller ships to Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Shadow of the Comet, the official Call of Cthulhu adventure game by Infogrames, is one of the best cosmic horror adventures ever released. It is an absolutely excellent offering that truly captures Lovecraft's atmosphere and a finely designed and wonderfully illustrated game you can find out more about here, here and here.
Oh, and you could actually own your very own boxed copy of the thing via this Shadow of the Comet (MS-DOS) eBay auction. It's the floppy version of the game and comes with five 3.5" disks, the manual, an Arkham Planetarium invitation and a fantastic collection of feelies. Seller ships worldwide.
Friday, March 6, 2015
GG Shinobi is hands down the best scrolling fighter to ever appear on Sega's handheld and an excellent adaptation of the arcade classic that is as playable today as it was 24 years (oh, gods) ago. Crucially, this particular copy of GG Shinobi (Game Gear) currently on auction at eBay seems to have been perfectly preserved; complete and in its box. It's the Japanese version of the game, which, as you know, happily runs on consoles of all regions.
Seller ships to the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
The first RPG to ever feature Mario and one of Nintendo's finest 16-bit offerings, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is both an excellent and still beautiful game and a highly collectible rarity. Happily, people willing to spend quite a bit to finally own it can now bid on this Super Mario RPG (SNES) eBay auction for a complete, sealed game in its box.
Seller ships to most places worldwide.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Watermelon and Sasha Darko have developed and launched a brand new and rather exciting game that will happily run on both the Sega Genesis and MegaDrive: Sacred Line. It is a horror choose-your-own-adventure affair sporting some impressive sights and sounds and starring a truly intriguing private detective. Also a game that seems to have nailed the atmosphere.
Sacred Line is available in limited quantities and comes on a lovely cartridge accompanied by a manual and a box insert.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Super Mario All Stars version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System was nothing more than a normal console bundled with the Super Mario All Stars cartridge in a colourful box. And, yes, said All Stars cart includes Super Mario Bros 1, 2, 3 and Lost Levels all updated with shiny 16-bit graphics for the SNES era.
You can bid on a PAL, boxed version of the Super Mario All Stars SNES console on eBay. It comes with one controller, the necessary leads and the All Stars cartridge. Seller ships to most of Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Russia and Japan.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Released in 1983, the Laser 200 Color Computer may have not been a technological breakthrough, but it was one of the cheapest 8-bit micros of the era and also one that could output colour graphics. Designed in Honk Kong around the Z80A, the computer came with Microsoft's BASIC in ROM, 8kb of RAM and the ability to display up to nine colours. VTech's micro was also launched as the TX8000 in the UK and the rather famous Dick Smith VZ 200 in Australia and New Zealand.
To own one of these cute machines, you could always bid on this Laser 200 Color Computer eBay auction. The micro has been tested and is working, comes in its original box and is supplied complete with polly inserts, TV and tape leads, manuals, demo tape and power supply. Seller ships to Europe, United States, Japan, Canada and Australia.