Friday, March 6, 2015

The GG Shinobi (Sega Game Gear)

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

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the SNES

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

Fresh Homebrew: Sacred Line (Genesis)

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

Super Mario All Stars SNES

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

VTech's Laser 200 Color Computer

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.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Classic NES Console Bundle

This particular NES Bundle on eBay will allow you to bid on a finely preserved and fully working Nintendo Entertainment System that has had a new 72-pin connector installed. The console also comes with two new controllers, a light gun, new cables and power supply, the RF switch and four cartridges including the following games: Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, Pinball, Skate or Die and Major League Baseball.

Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pitfall! by Activision (Atari 2600)

David Crane's Pitfall!, a game developed and published by Activision in 1982, is an excellent, genre defining offering that did some amazing things with the Atari 2600 hardware and remains both technically impressive and highly playable to this very day. It also sports some truly lovely box art, but so do all of Activision's early games.

To enjoy it in its original cartridge form and grab a lovely collectible for your game-shelf, you can bid on this Pitfall! (Atari 2600) eBay auction. It's the International Edition of the things and comes in its box with manual. Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Torch Z80 Disc Pack for the BBC Micro

Sturdily built and encased in dark metal, the Torch Z80 Disc Pack was a way to substantially upgrade the BBC Micro. It added two 5.25" floppy disk drives and a Z80 co-processor to the computer, thus providing it with impressive for the time and price-range storage and processing capabilities. Also, you can grab an untested but most probably working Torch Z80 Disc Pack via this eBay auction.

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sega Saturn Infrared Control Pads

Sega's very own wireless controllers for the Sega Saturn, complete in their original and rather lovely box with all the paperwork and required bits can be grabbed via this Saturn IR Pads eBay auction. You'll be bidding on two unused and essentially new controllers and the seller is shipping worldwide.

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Complete Ultima VII (PC)

Ultima VII, arguably the best installment in Origin's classic RPG series, complete with all its expansions and packaged in one hefty and still sealed box can be grabbed via this eBay auction for The Complete Ultima VII (MS-DOS). The box includes The Black Gate, Forge of Virtue, The Silver Seed and the masterpiece that is Serpent Isle.

Seller ships to most places worldwide.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Commodore 65 Working Prototype

It would have been the most powerful 8-bit micro, but it was never meant to be as Commodore cancelled it in the early '90s. Still, a few working prototypes of the Commodore 65 or C64DX were crafted and we do now know that this computer would have been something between an Amiga and a C64.

It would have come with a powerful 8-bit custom CPU clocked at 3.54Mhz, a graphics chip that would be able to display 256 colours from a palette of 4096, stereo sound provided by dual SIDs, 128k of RAM, a 3.5" disk drive and a new and vastly improved BASIC. Oh, and it would also sport a C64 emulation mode too and all sorts of other improvements. You can find out more about the C65 here, here and here.

Also and as the wonderful people of Retro Collect discovered, a wonderfully preserved, working and ultra-rare Commodore 65 appeared on eBay. You can bid on it via this Commodore 65 / C64DX / C65 prototype auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Toastrack fun: Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128

The 128k version of the ZX Spectrum didn't merely come with a few extra RAM chips. It sported a brand new audio chip, a BASIC sensible people could actually use and one of the most beautiful and sleek cases ever designed. Also, it failed to actually save Sinclair, but that's beside the point, the point being this lovely ZX Spectrum 128 up for auction on eBay.

The computer seems to be in excellent (and of course working) condition and the seller's shipping within the European Union.