Friday, August 11, 2017

The Chaos Engine (Amiga 1200)

Legendary 16-bit coders The Bitmap Brothers released the finest run-and-gun shooter the Amiga had ever seen in 1993. It was none other than the excellent The Chaos Engine, a steampunk shmup set in Victorian times, and involving time travel, quality local co-op, shiny graphics, and near perfect design. It is a true AGA classic, and a game that never aged.

To grab it for your Amiga 1200 you can bid on this The Chaos Engine (Amiga 1200) eBay auction. The game on offer has been tested, and comes in its original box on two 3.5" disks with the manual.

Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Boxed Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128

It was admittedly slightly under-cooked and a tad late, but we all loved the ZX Spectrum 128. It was a beautiful machine to look at, offered much more RAM than the 48k model, had a pretty decent sound chip, and was meant to be the final Sinclair computer. It is also pretty rare these days, and if you always wanted one you should definitely be looking at this lovely ZX Spectrum 128 eBay auction.

The micro seems to be in good condition (though something might be off with the keyboard), and comes in its original, well-preserved box. The power supply, required cables, and manuals are also included.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

20 Games for the Sega CD

I still consider the Sega CD (and Mega CD) an extremely and inexplicably charming machine, that somehow and despite the broken promises managed to almost live up to the promise of an emphatically different next generation of gaming. Obviously Sega's 16-bit add-on didn't set the world on fire, but it did get several great and/or interesting games released for it.

So... You actually can buy 20 of said games via this 20 Sega CD games eBay auction. Each one comes complete in its box, and the collection on offer includes such personal favourites as Dungeon Master II, Rise of the Dragon, Dracula Unleashed, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective vol.II, NBA Jam, and Jurassic Park.  

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fantastic Commodore 64 Bundle

Commodore's record selling 8-bit computer has aged gracefully, and remains an utterly wonderful platform to play, reminiscent, and create on. Also, this amazing Commodore 64 Bundle currently being auctioned on eBay is a great, and most probably cost effective way of revisiting this definitive '80s micro and its software.

The Commodore 64 and monitor on offer work fine, and are accompanied by a printer and an apparently problematic disk drive. Add to those three complete copies of War In Middle Earth, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, tons of magazines, books, and 50 or so loose disks, and you have the beginnings of a great collection.    

Seller ships only within the US.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Loom (Mac)

The wonderful, poetic, and very musical adventure game that is Loom by Lucasfilm has once again appeared on eBay, and you can bid on it via this Loom (Mac) auction. It is the Macintosh version of the game, and comes complete in its original box with manual, audio tape, Book of Patterns etc.

Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The NES Action Set

Complete in its iconic box it is a lovely 8-bit console you can bid on via this Nintendo Entertainment System Action Set eBay auction. The NES on offer comes in its original box with Zapper, Zapper manual, Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cartridge, two controllers, all the cables and adapters, console manual, and set-up poster. Everything seems to be in good, fully working condition.

Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Switch Blade II (Atari ST)

Switch Blade II is a lovely action game for the Atari ST, yet it's still mostly forgotten. People who still remember it though, will be glad for this Switch Blade II (Atari ST) eBay auction, for it will allow them to bid on a complete, nicely preserved boxed copy of the game.

Seller ships worldwide. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Super Mario Land (Game Boy)

The first Mario game I ever played, Super Mario Land on the Nintendo GameBoy was released in 1989, and developed under the supervision of the legendary Gunpei Yokoi. It is an excellent, varied platformer with short shmup bits, that's been tailored both to the needs of gaming on the go, and to the GameBoy's humble hardware.

Happily, and before prices rise to ludicrous levels, you can buy a fully boxed, sealed copy of the game via this Super Mario Land (Game Boy) eBay auction. As is the case with all GameBoy cartridges this will happily run on any version of the handheld. 

Seller ships only within the US.

Monday, July 3, 2017

'Woody' Atari 2600 & Games

The classic 2600 console by Atari in its 4-switch, woody iteration can be grabbed via this Atari 2600 eBay auction. The console has been tested and is fully working, and comes with a couple joysticks and paddle sets, power supply, and nine games. Among the games you'll find Space War, Donkey Kong, Wizard of Wor, and Checkers.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Weird Dreams (Atari ST)

Weird Dreams is an appropriately weird, and still beautiful to look at intriguing little 16-bit game. It comes  with a 64-pages long novella in an impressively illustrated box you can bid on via this Weird Dreams (Atari ST) eBay auction. The game on offer is obviously complete in its sealed box.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Atari 800 & Disk Drive

The powerful, expensive, and rather innovative Atari 800 was never a huge success in Europe, yet interestingly it is a UK seller who has posted this lovely Atari 800 eBay auction. The computer is fully working, seems to be in fine cosmetic condition, and comes complete in its box. What's more, the buyer will also be getting a fully working 1050 disk drive, the rare 32k memory card, cables, and three cartridges (BASIC, Galaxian, Star Raiders).

Seller ships only within the UK.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (MS-DOS, Windows)

My favourite Space Quest game of all time, the time and graphic-modes hopping Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers by Sierra, has appeared on eBay once again. You can bid on a complete, sealed, lavishly boxed copy of it via this Space Quest IV (PC) auction. Mind you, this is the CD, VGA version of the game, meaning it comes with some of the best, and funniest narration ever.

Seller ships worldwide.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sega Genesis & 16 Games

Though not coming with any cables, this Sega Genesis eBay auction does look like quite the bargain. It is after all a lovely mark I console, and it does come with 4 controllers, and 16 games (most of which are boxed with their manuals), including the excellent Zombies Ate My Neighbors, NBA Live 95, Sonic 1, Mortal Kombat II, and Ecco: The Tides of Time.

Seller ships only within the US.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64)

A classic iteration of the classic series that birthed the kart-racing genre, Mario Kart 64 remains a lovely offering for Nintendo's 64-bit console, and an incredibly fun racer -- especially when played in multiplayer. Handily, you can bid on a working cartridge of the thing via this Mario Kart 64 (N64) eBay auction.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Apple's 1978 Apple II

One of the early Apple II computers by Apple has gone up for auction over at eBay. Constructed in 1978, and with an early serial number (13249), this particular micro is also in great cosmetic condition, and has been fully tested.  

Seller ships worldwide.

Friday, June 16, 2017

X-Wing vs. TIE-Fighter (PC)

Forward looking multiplayer space combat sim X-Wing vs. TIE-Fighter by Lucasarts remains one of the finest Star Wars games ever made for the PC, and a still immersive sci-fi flying experience. Interestingly you can grab X-Wing vs. TIE-Fighter complete in its box over at eBay for an incredibly sensible $18.99. The game comes in its big box with the game CD, manual, Quick Start guide, Making Magic CD, and all sorts of leaflets.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Atari Lynx mk.I

The original launch version of my favourite handheld console of all time, can be grabbed via this Atari Lynx eBay auction. The 16-bit machine on offer has been tested and is fully working; it comes with its manual in the original box.

Seller ships to most places worldwide.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Turbo the Tortoise (ZX Spectrum)

Released late in the ZX Spectrum's life by Codemasters, Turbo The Tortoise was a great platformer with good graphics that got itself some rather brilliant reviews. Nowadays it is a rather rare game, but you can still bid on a complete, finely preserved, and tested boxed copy of it via this Turbo The Tortoise (ZX Spectrum) eBay auction.

Seller ships only within Europe.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Boxed JVC X'Eye

The JVC X'Eye, an expensive and not particularly successful console combining a Sega Genesis, Sega CD and JVC Karaoke, is a highly collectible rarity these days. It also is a lovely curio from the 16-bit gaming era, and one you can bid on via this JVC X'Eye eBay auction. Though neither fully tested, nor complete in its box, this X'Eye does come with an interesting selection of CDs, power supply, RF cables, and a controller.

Seller ships to the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Australia.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Majyuuou (魔獸王) for the Super Famicom

Majyuuou, the King of Demons, was released by KSS late in the Super Famicom cycle in 1995, and that surely had something to do with how beautiful this fun action Metroidvania-lite game looks. What's more, this is a relatively obscure and very rare game for Nintendo's 16-bit console, and grabbing a complete boxed copy is both expensive and difficult.

This Majyuuou (Super Famicom) eBay auction then should be of interest to collectors. The cartridge comes complete in its box with manual and leaflets, and seems to be in good condition. Also, this is a stunning game box.

Seller ships worldwide.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Commodore Amiga 1200 & Software

The last of the mainstream Amigas, a wonderful 32-bit Commodore Amiga 1200 complete with its manual, mouse, PSU, and a great selection of games & software has gone up for auction over at eBay. The computer is in good condition, and the bundled software includes Wordworth, the Workbench and other system disks, Deluxe Paint IV AGA, Body Blows Galactic, Oscar, and boxed copies of Monkey Island, Lemmings 2, Alien Breed, and Alien 3.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Friday, June 2, 2017

14 wonderful Infocom games

Interactive storytelling masters and creators of the feelies Infocom were not only famous for crafting some of the best and most important text adventures ever. They also knew how to box these up in beautiful, immersive game boxes packed with goodies, maps, and excellent prose. As for this Infocom collection eBay auction, well, it is a fine chance to grab 14 of said classics in one move.

The games on offer are all complete in their respective boxes, and they all seem to be in good condition. Among them you will find A Mind Forever Voyaging, Wishbringer, The Lurking Horror, Trinity, Sorcerer, Stationfall, and Deadline.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

ZX Interface 1 for the Spectrum

Expanding the ZX Spectrum with the ZX Interface 1 allows the micro to network itself over simple local area networks of up to 64 (!) Spectrums, adds a RS232 port, and supports up to 8 Microdrives. It was quite the handy little expansion back then, and sounds even more interesting today. Also, you can still bid on one via this ZX Interface 1 eBay auction. The interface comes complete in its excellently preserved box with manual and cables.

Seller ships only within Europe.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Bard's Tale (Amiga)

Early Electronic Arts packaging was not just unique and elegant; it also housed some truly excellent and innovative games, back from an era when the company considered itself artful. Clever RPGs like cult favourite The Bard's Tale were the norm, and you can see what the norm was like by bidding on this eBay auction for a complete copy of The Bard's Tale (Amiga).

Seller ships worldwide.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Sega Game Gear & Columns

Though less impressive than the Atari Lynx, and less successful than the all-conquering GameBoy the Sega Game Gear remains an absolutely lovely 8-bit colour handheld with some excellent games. You can grab one via this Sega Game Gear eBay auction too. The console on offer is in good condition, is fully working, and comes with a Columns cart.

Seller ships worldwide. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Sega Megadrive)

Building on the success of the groundbreaking original Sonic game, Sonic 2 made Sega's hardware do some thoroughly amazing things, while simultaneously improving on the game's design and graphics. Then again, you obviously know all this, so, well, here's an eBay auction for Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Sega Megadrive). The game comes complete with manual in its original box.

Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jupiter Cantab's Jupiter Ace

One of the more obscure 8-bit British micros, the Jupiter Ace was released in 1982 for £89.95, and was built around the Z80 processor and the FORTH language. It never sold in large quantities, and despite retaining quite a few followers to this very day, the Jupiter Ace is rare.

You can still bid on one via this Jupiter Ace eBay auction though. The computer on offer is fully working, and seems to be in great cosmetic condition too. It is accompanied by the power supply unit, the RF lead, and a book on FORTH.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Snatcher (Sega CD)

A Retro Treasures favourite, Hideo Kojima's cyberpunk adventure Snatcher for the Sega CD has once again appeared on eBay. The particular game on offer seems to be in excellent condition, and comes complete in its finely preserved case with the manual, and even the foam insert.

Seller ships to most places worldwide.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Climber: A Crystal Screen Game & Watch

Climber is one of the most beautiful Crystal Screen handhelds Nintendo produced for its Game & Watch series, and also one of the most technically impressive. It is also a rare, retro little something you can bid on via this Climber eBay auction. The handheld on offer is in fine condition, and fully working.

Seller ships to most places worldwide. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

ColecoVision & Games

The 1982 ColecoVision sold over four million units, supported 32 (!) hardware sprites, and had over 100 games published for it, yet never survived the US video games crash. Still, Coleco's machine is a wonderful and technically impressive console to collect for, and there are few better places to start from than this ColecoVision eBay auction.

The console on offer has been tested, and is working. It is also bundled with the bits you need to get it running, and 27 games (some of which are boxed). The games include Gorf, Atlantis, Pitfall!, Star Strike, and Q*Bert.

Seller ships only within the US. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Super Mario Land (GameBoy)

The first Mario platformer I ever played was on the Nintendo Game Boy, and it was none other than the excellent and rather atypical Super Mario Land, a copy of which you could easily grab via this eBay auction. The cartridge on offer comes with its protective case, and manual.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SNES Mini & Games

Known as the SNES Mini, SNES Junior, or even SNES 2, the 1997-released console you see above is a compact, cuter version of the US Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Quite obviously it remains an excellent 16-bit console, and you can bid on one via this SNES Mini auction on eBay. The console has been fully tested, comes with all required leads and things, a controller, and six cartridges including Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars, Super Mario Kart, and Zelda: A Link To The Past.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Ancient Art of War in the Skies (MS-DOS)

The World War I installment in the ground-breaking Ancient Art of War RTS series, the brilliant Ancient Art of War in the Skies (DOS), has happily made itself available on eBay. The game on offer comes complete in its lovely box with manuals, disks, and registration card, and will happily run on and 286 (or better) MS-DOS PCs.

Seller ships worldwide.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Enterprise 64: Boxed and Wonderful

The last of the British 8-bit micros, the Enterprise by Intelligent Systems, despite being a solid micro that also offered ZX Spectrum compatibility and a rather odd built-in joystick, was released far too late. It simply stood no chance when faced with the Amiga and Atari ST. Its impressive 672x512 high-res graphics and 256 colours could not save it from becoming a rare computer to collect.

It's quite rare to see one of those on eBay too, but here's a finely preserved, boxed Enterprise 64 up for auction. It has been tested and is fully working, and comes complete with 128k of RAM, PSU, leads, BASIC cartridge, polys, and manual.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Classic Lotus Trilogy (Amiga CD32)

Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, and Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge are three of the very best 16-bit racing games ever developed and released, and some of the finest arcade racers ever. Obviously, they haven't aged a day either, and if you own an Amiga CD32, care for really rare games, and love your Lotus racers in a handy collection, you simply have to bid on this eBay auction for The Classic Lotus Trilogy (Amiga CD32). The game has been tested and comes in its original box.

Seller ships worldwide.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mega Man: The Wily Wars (Megadrive)

The rare and gloriously named Mega Man: The Wily Wars for the PAL Sega Megadrive has gone up for auction on eBay, and is already commanding a most respectable price. The game comes complete with manual and cartridge in its original box; everything seems to be in good to very good condition.

Seller ships to most places worldwide. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

An Atari 2600 and a lot of games

A wonderful woody version of Atari's original console has made itself available via this Atari 2600 eBay auction. It comes with two controllers, and 32 game cartridges  including a selection of quality classics such as Yar's Revenge, Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Pole Position, Super Breakout, Berzerk, and Missile Command

Seller ships only within the UK.

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Wrath of Denethenor (Commodore 64/128)


Sierra's ambitious 8-bit CRPG The Wrath of Denethenor, an interesting, quite rare, and relatively obscure top-down, hack-and-slash fantasy game, has made another rather unexpected appearance on eBay! Feel free to bid on this The Wrath of Denethenor (C64) auction for a complete boxed copy of the Commodore 64 version of the game game with manual, 5.25" disks, and assorted leaflets.

Seller ships to Europe and the Americas.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sinclair 128k ZX Spectrum +2 by Amstrad

Many of us hated the fact that Amstrad grabbed Sinclair for pennies, and essentially murdered its innovative soul, but we do have to admit that the ZX Spectrum +2 was a fine, affordable, and very handy micro. It was also unashamedly gaming focused, played nice with monitors and joysticks, sported all the extra 128k model goodies, had a decent keyboard, was properly reliable, and you can grab a fully working one via this ZX Spectrum +2 eBay auction.

The computer on offer comes with two manuals, all required cables, PSU, and a joystick. It is also accompanied by several (boxed) games and utilities including brilliant scrolling beat-'em-up Target; Renegade, classic budget title Super Sprint, and educational package Micro Maths.

Seller ships to many places worldwide.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Quake (PC)

The follow-up to DOOM, the final id game John Romero worked on, and a definitive classic that shaped the FPS for years to come, Quake is an amazing and truly ground-breaking game. It also happens to be a fantasy-horror shooter that has aged too gracefully, and one you can grab in its big lovely box via this Quake (PC) eBay auction. It's the original UK release, and it comes complete in its box.

Seller ships worldwide.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Floppies for the CPC 6128

The lovely, durable 3" floppy disks the Amstrad CPC 6128 utilized, were difficult to find even as early as the early '90s, and have been getting unsurprisingly trickier to get a hold of since then. Handily, this eBay auction will get you 10 diskettes neatly packed in their box for your CPC. And, yes, they can also be used on your Spectrum +3.

Seller ships only within Europe.  

Friday, April 28, 2017

Neo Geo CD

As CD drive prices dropped, and as CDs had always been vastly cheaper than cartridges, SNK attempted to make their Neo Geo powerhouse of a console (and its games) almost affordable, and thus the Neo Geo CD was born. With the exception of the tiresome loading times, it was and still is a great console, sporting some of the most impressive 2D games ever developed.

Handily, you can grab a fully working Japanese version of the machine via this Neo Geo CD eBay auction.  The console comes in its original box with two controllers, manual, and all necessary cables, bits and varied pieces.

Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fire Emblem (Game Boy Advance)

One of the best RPGs on the GBA, the excellent Fire Emblem has been put up for auction on eBay. It is a fully boxed and apparently finely preserved copy of the game you will be bidding on, and it comes with cartridge, box, manual, and inserts.

Seller ships to most places worldwide.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ishar: Legend of the Fortress (MS-DOS)

Ishar, the wonderfully imaginative fantasy RPG by French studio Silmarils, is a game I fondly remember, and actually one I do consider to have aged superbly. Also, you can bid on this fine Ishar: Legend of the Fortress (MS-DOS) eBay auction, and own your very own, very boxed, very complete version of the game for your PC. The game comes complete with manual, two 3.5" disks, and registration cards.

Seller ships worldwide.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

One Italian Sega Master System

Not really different from your garden variety PAL Master System, the Italian mark I system complete in its box can be grabbed via this Sega Master System eBay auction. The console comes with a copy of Hang On, two controllers, and the necessary leads and bits.

Seller ships worldwide (for free).

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Eric the Unready (MS-DOS)

A lavishly illustrated text adventure with a clever interface and an absolutely bonkers plot, Eric the Unready by Legend Entertainment was sadly one of the last major commercial interactive fiction releases. The 1993 game has aged very well indeed though, and remains funny, lovely to look at, and refreshingly challenging. It also comes in a lavish box you can grab a factory sealed copy of via this Eric the Unready (PC) eBay auction. Oh, and it's the fancy CD-ROM version you'll be bidding on.

Seller ships only within the US.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apple IIc

Care for a wonderfully elegant 8-bit micro that is compact enough to fit on your actual working desk? Well, the lovely Apple IIc and its tiny monitor should fit the bill perfectly. Bid on them via this Apple IIc eBay auction. The computer is in working condition, and comes with its monitor and power supply.

Seller ships only within the US.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Super Tempo (Sega Saturn)

Disco-themed cartoon platformer Super Tempo for the Japanese Sega Saturn is a wonderfully weird, wildly colourful, and rather rare action game. It also happens to be something you can bid on via this Super Tempo (Saturn) eBay auction. The game on offer comes complete with instructions in its original jewel case, and seems to be in fine condition.

Seller ships worldwide.