Thursday, October 30, 2014
Metroid 2, or to give it its full name Metroid II: Return of Samus, is a brilliant and unbelievably atmospheric game that could only have worked on the Nintendo Game Boy and, happily, that's the platform it was launched for. Exclusively so. Then again, chances are you know this already and are ready to hop over to eBay and bid on this Metroid 2 auction.
It's the complete boxed version of the game and it comes with cartridge and manual. Seller ships to Europe, Asia, United States, Canada and Australia.
Japanese PCs have a long history of sporting brilliant, quirky ideas and wild design decisions, and are almost always lovely to look at. This particular FM Towns II I run into while searching through eBay is a fine example of the above. It's a great looking, elegant, compact machine with a built-in CD-ROM drive and dual disk drives, that comes both with a mouse and keyboard.
Now, as this update on the original line of FM Towns computers is rather obscure a) I can't say much about the things technical capabilities and b) it's probably quite rare -- at least in the West. Apparently, the PC was released in 1989 and came with the added ability to read audio CDs and upgraded graphics.
Seller's shipping to Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
For the Intellivision starved Retro Treasures reader, here's a lovely auction for Scooby Doo's Maze Chase (Intellivision) on eBay. This most intriguing and not incredibly common Pac Man-like offering comes complete on a cartridge, in its box with manual and overlays.
Seller ships almost worldwide.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
With Nintendo's infamous censorship policy defining the better part of '80s console gaming, it's no wonder that Sierra's classic Leisure Suit Larry games never appeared on the NES. Until now that is, as indie/homebrew studio KHAN Games have finally finished their excellent looking port of the original Larry game: Larry LLFLL or Larry and the Long Look for a Luscious Lover.The seemingly wonderful adaptation of the classic adventure has everything we all loved in the original, a refined interface and will run on your NES regardless of region. This means you'll actually be able to use the iconic joypad to buy a ribbed, oddly flavoured, yellow rubber, gamble and try to find love.
The Larry LLFLL cartridge will set you back an incredibly reasonable $50 and will come complete with dust sleeve, full colour manual, box and on board flash memory to save your games. Also, it looks fantastic.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The best Sega's MegaDrive has to offer has apparently been bundled in this amazing Sega MegaDrive eBay auction, that could even end up being quite the bargain too. The highest bidder will be getting a boxed MegaDrive II, a boxed Mega CD II, a boxed 32X, the boxed Menacer lightgun, the Justifier gun and Sega's 4-way adapter.
Oh, yes and 95 games including Virtua Racing Deluxe (32X), Road Avenger (CD), Prince of Persia (CD), Silpheed (CD), Earthworm Jim, Sonic The Hedgehog, FIFA 98, Speedball 2, Lemmings, Desert Strike, Vectorman, Strider, Castle of Illusion and Herzog Zwei.
Seller ships to the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Three Infocom boxes, filled with lovely Infocom interactive fiction goodies, in one big Infocom box is what the highest bidder on the Enchanter Trilogy eBay auction will be getting. The trilogy features complete copies of Enchanter, Sorcerer and Spellbreaker for MS-DOS and is rather rare(-ish) and a beautiful thing to play through if you ever loved Zork.
Seller ships worldwide.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Interested in the NTSC version of the very first 64bit (do the math etc) console ever? Good. This Atari Jaguar eBay auction is for you then. The console comes complete in its original box and all the bits that came in it (including the instructions and the Cybermorph game) and with four more games that brilliantly include both Doom and Alien vs. Predator.
Seller ships to the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I still refuse to believe Blizzard's StarCraft could ever be considered a retro game, though I will gladly admit it's still one of my favourite RTS offerings ever. And I definitely prefer it over its sequel.
Also, this StarCraft Collector's Special Edition Box on eBay looks rather amazing. It's the Terran version of the box and it comes with the game disk in its jewel case and the manual. Everything seems to be in excellent condition.
Seller ships worldwide.
The Commodore 128, the last 8-bit micro by Commodore, was an impressive machine that combined a C64, a CP/M computer and the new C128 with its powerful version of BASIC, 128kb of RAM and high-res graphics under one hood. But, why not can find out much more all by yourself by grabbing this fully tested and working Commodore 128 off of eBay?
Seller's shipping to the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Genesis CDX is small, handy and collectible, I'll give you that, but it never really was a brilliant idea; not when on launch it was more expensive than a Genesis with a CD add-on, but we can all assume than miniaturization did have to come at a cost. Anyway, the CDX didn't do particularly well and is nowadays quite the Genesis cartridge and Sega CD playing rarity. Just don't try hook it up to a 32X for it probably explode.
To grab one, you should probably bid on this Genesis CDX auction. The console is fully working and comes complete with power supply, TV cables, a controller and three games. Seller's shipping to most places worldwide.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Essentially the US version of The Assembly Line's Pipe Mania, Pipe Dream is a lovely action puzzler that has you frantically connecting pipes and testing your mouse-hand dexterity. What's more, you can grab a complete, sealed and boxed copy of it for Mac via this Pipe Dream eBay auction.
Admittedly, this version looks way better than the 8-bit one I was playing and comes with an absolutely stunning cover by Steve Purcell of Sam & Max fame.
Seller ships to most places worldwide.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Lucasarts' amazing, b-movie inspired, cartoony shooter has appeared on eBay and now you can bid on a truly rare Zombies Ate My Neighbors boxed copy for the SNES. It's one of the most sought after variants of the beautiful game and it's only available to US buyers.
The complete, original Atari 16-bit home computer can (belatedly) be yours by bidding on this lovely Atari 520 ST auction over at eBay. The micro on offer has been tested and comes in its original box, as does its black and white monitor. You'll also be getting a disk drive, a power supply, two joysticks, a mouse, a mousemat, instructions, a RF lead and a collection of 16 boxed games that includes more than a few fantastic pieces. You know, games like Populous, Sensible Soccer, The Immortal, UMS and Starglider 2.
Seller ships only within the UK.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Having appeared on the CPC, Spectrum and C64 since 1986, it was about time classic shmup Uridium made it to the MSX courtesy of dev team Trilobyte. And it's a mighty amazing conversion too; one you can download for free or preorder on cartrdige. The (numbered) cart will come in its very own plastic box, complete with cover, documentation and extra in-game content.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Lucky you! Here's an Oric-1 auction that will get you that small, lovely 8-bit computer, its power supply and 15 software tapes, including Harrier Attack, Centipede, Hunchback, Fantasy Quest and Chess. Seller shipping to the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Nintendo Entertainment System Control Deck, the one people tend to call NES Toaster and/or Top Loader, is a wonderful iteration of Nintendo's massively successful 8-bit console. Also one that can play unlicensed games and both US and Euro cartridges. Oh, and you can buy a boxed, new, sealed and thus unopened one via this NES Control Deck eBay auction.
Seller ships worldwide.
The BBC Micro, a huge hit in schools throughout Britain and a modestly popular computer throughout Europe, was one of the most powerful and versatile 8-bit micros of the '80s. Appropriately it was rather expensive too, though the winner of this BBC Micro eBay auction will most probably have to spend but a fraction of the original asking price.
The computer has been fully refurbished and apparently thoroughly tested and comes with two books -- the user guide and a simple little something on assembly. Seller ships worldwide.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Yes, it's that brilliant, classic adventure again: The Secret of Monkey Island by Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman. This particular copy currently up for auction on eBay is the complete, unused, boxed version of Lucasfilm's defining point-and-clicker and the seller is shipping worldwide. The game comes in its original box complete with dial-a-pirate copy protection thingy, 3.5" disks, manual and reference card.