Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
This particular Sinclair ZX Spectrum + (48k) might not be the cheapest one around, but it still is one of the very best Spectrums you can get your retro-loving hands on. The micro has been fully serviced, comes with a selection of excellent modifications and impressively sports a 30 days warranty! What's more, the auction includes the complete box of the Speccy (with polys, manual, cassette and everything), a Panasonic cassette player, a joystick and its interface, all leads and 13 games. Seller ships only within the UK.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The trend of attempting to convert 8-bit consoles to 8-bit micros was pretty strong back in the 80s, though it never really took off with the public. Still, artifacts such as this Mattel Intellivision Computer Module remain lovely curios to collect and make for some excellent retro gadgets. This one in particular comes complete and pretty much unopened in its original box. Everything seems to be in perfect shape and the seller ships only to US addresses.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Let's assume for a moment you'd love to buy your trusted C64 a modem and have figured out what to do with it. Well, which one should you buy? Sadly, I can't really answer that myself, but this MasterModem CM300 does look very retro and quite lovely. Besides, it also comes with its manual. As this link is to magisterrex, the modem can be shipped worldwide.
Gold Rush by Sierra is a unique adventure, that, despite its shortcomings, remains an incredibly interesting parser-driven offering with a unique theme and more than a few innovative ideas. You can of course play it online (for free) over at the excellent Sarien.net or buy this excellently preserved, boxed copy of Gold Rush over at eBay. Seller ships worldwide.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A factory sealed, boxed copy of the already rare Banjo-Tooie by Rare (heh) for the Nintendo 64 is a pretty expensive, but definitely lovely thing to own. Expect it to reach stratospheric prices. Seller ships worldwide.
Monday, April 23, 2012
With a Buy It Now price of 45 pounds and some of the most reasonable (international too) shipping prices around, this boxed Amiga 500 is a great chance to own the historic 16-bit micro. The computer comes complete with all necessary cables, the PSU, the mouse, the Amiga 500 and Basic manuals, Deluxe Paint II, 20 disks filled with software and quite a few boxed games.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
As treasured reader and discoverer of retro oddities Bob so eloquently put it... Now you too can make your highly portable, original GameBoy into an almost completely stationary, desk-bound monstrosity thanks to the Game Boy Booster! You can of course grab said Saitek monstrosity over at eBay, but do keep in mind the seller is shipping only within the UK.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Flight Simulation by Psion is an aptly named flight-sim for the humble Sinclair ZX81 and probably the only attempt at a realistic simulation using only ASCII characters. You can grab it via this Flight Simulation auction. Seller ships only in the UK.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Never thought two of those ill-designed Atari 5200 joysticks could sell for so much... Then again this Atari 5200 Controllers auction is far from over, their price is bound to reach shocking levels and both joysticks are admittedly both new and boxed. Seller ships to Europe, North America and Australia.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Afterlife might be one of the more obscure Lucasarts games, but it also is a pretty excellent take on the SimCity formula with tongue held firmly in cheek. It's not everyday you get to micromanage both heaven and hell... Anyway, you could grab this lovely, boxed PC CD-ROM copy of Afterlife and find out more about this oft forgotten gem. Seller ships to Europe, North and South America.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
If you live in the US and care for retro consoles, well, you should definitely have a look at this TurboGrafx-CD auction. The seller had bundled the excellent TurboGrafx-16 console with its relatively rare CD add-on and has even thrown in one joypad, two joysticks, a multitap, the AC adapter, the system CD Hu-card and seven games. Said games include Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Ys Book I & II, Lords of the Rising Sun and Dungeon Explorer.
The Fairchild Channel F, besides looking spectacular in a distinct 70s way, was the very first console to use proper ROM cartridges and remains a lovely collectible you can own via this Fairchild Channel F auction. The console is apparently in working order, comes with its two controllers, its box and seven games to wow your friends with. Seller ships only within the US.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Not only does Retro Treasures have the best readers there are, it has also been blessed with readers like Paul that can discover such gems as this boxed Memotech MTX 500. The micro is in apparently excellent condition, comes complete in its box (with polys) and is accompanied by all necessary leads, a manual, the power supply and some software. Seller ships only within the United Kingdom.
Now, in case you were wondering, the Memotech MTX 500 is pretty powerful 8-bit with 64kb of RAM, a Z80A CPU, a properly ptoper keyboard and some pretty impressive audiovisual capabilities. It never really set the world on fire, but did get its share of games and software and remains one of the most beautiful computers of its era. Find out more about it here, here and here.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Most of Atari's Add-A-Pak software/hardware bundles has such titles as The Atari Accountant or Home Manager, but dear Retro Treasures reader Gary discovered something pretty amazing (and very obscure indeed): Atari Add-A-Pak: The Arcade Champ. A lovely and mostly forgotten box sporting 2 CX40 joysticks, one Pac-Man cartridge, one Qix cartridge and a lovely cartridge storage case for Atari's 8-bit home-micros.
The seller has five of said packs available and each one is apparently complete, in good condition and properly boxed. Seller is also, rather handily, shipping worldwide.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Ah, yes, the Commodore Amiga CDTV. An ill-fated yet inspired attempt at a CD-based console that was ahead of its time and sadly flopped. The CDTV, you see, was essentially a redesigned Amiga 500 with a CD-ROM drive, a wireless controller and a shocking price-tag. Nowadays, you can grab one for much cheaper. Take this Amiga CDTV for example. It will cost you 55 pounds and comes complete with 2 controllers and 3 cd titles. Seller ships to N. and S. America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Game Boy Light, though rare, is something definitely worth its asking price, as it's much more than a collectible console. It's the best Game Boy ever and a beautiful handheld with a stunning, back-lit and very crisp black-and-white screen. You can grab a fully working one via this Game Boy Light (silver) auction, complete with a copy of Tetris. Seller ships worldwide.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Granted, the 32X was a disastrous move by Sega and an underwhelming add-on for its 16-bit hit console, but it still is a relatively affordable retro offering with a some excellent games. Especially arcade ports. Oh, and you can buy one via this Sega 32X eBay auction. The console comes complete in its box and the seller ships worldwide.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Retro Treasures reader Paul has discovered a pretty unique retro treasure: a DraCo Cube. A rare and unique computer I had never heard of before and one of the most powerful (and proper) Amiga clones released after Commodore's demise. The computer comes with a 68060 CPU, a 2GB hard-disk, a CD-ROM, a floppy drive, a keyboard, a mouse, a digitizer card and a pretty impressive graphics card. Mind you, this is a fully working machine, that can run the vast majority of Amiga software and games. Find out more about it here. Seller ships worldwide.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Time is running out and this auction for the particularly rare Tatung Einstein 256 will soon be over, so I do suppose that interested parties should hurry. All the information you might need about the 8-bit wonder you see above and successor to the much more common Einstein TC01 can be found on the auction page and also here. The micro on sale comes with a manual and some software on a disk. Seller ships worldwide.
The Sega Master System Handle Controller is a pretty impressive and actually good steering wheel peripheral for Sega's 8-bit console, that's pretty much ideal for racing games and (arcade-y) flight-sims. It's also quite the rarity, as it was only released in Europe, sold badly and was always too easy to break. Complete, boxed Handle Controllers are obviously even rarer, meaning that you should probably have a look at this Sega Master System Handle Controller eBay auction. It even comes complete with it poly inserts. Seller ships worldwide.
Monday, April 2, 2012
River Raid by Activision is among my favourite Atari 2600 (a.k.a. Atari VCS) games and one of the first shoot-'em-ups in the contemporary sense. What's more, it comes in a beautiful box, you can own (complete with the cartridge and everything) via this River Raid eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide. Oh, and did I mention this is a sealed box?