Sunday, April 29, 2007

The gaming world of Commodore 64

When Commodore released the now legendary C64 they simply couldn't have imagined it would turn out to be the single most popular computer model ever produced, selling well over 17 million units. Then again, many (probably 5 billion minus 17 million) have never even touched this classic 8-bit powerhouse, and thus never heard the astounding tunes the SID chip could reproduce.

Thankfully, they now have another chance. They can simply get themselves a complete (boxed, too) Commodore 64 with all the cables and the obligatory cassette player along with 31 original games straight from ebay. Among the games there are such gems as Paperboy, Spy Hunter, Little Computer People, The Way of the Exploding Fist and the rather obscure Yes, Prime Minister.

Seller ships worldwide and you'd better hurry.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

King of Fighters Collection for Neo Geo SDK

First Published in 1994 by SNK, the game was originally designed to be a dream match of characters from the company's various arcade titles, particularly Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier. The success of the game lead to SNK releasing yearly installments of the series and numbered the games for the year they were released.

And yes you guessed it someone has compiled the releases for 94 95 96 97 98 99, that's 6 classics for the Neo Geo.. yours with a little bonus only on

Seller ships to US only

Monday, April 23, 2007

Vintage 2000 AD Comic

The comic that spawned the games Dredd vs. Death and Rogue Trooper for PS2. (Retro treasures themselves these days...) I LOVED this comic when I was a kid and have stacks of them in the loft at my mum and dad's house, including issue 1,2 and 3!

I wonder how much my collection would fetch? This one issue has an asking price of £7.99... Look here

Now I wonder how many games I could buy for my Master System if I sold all my comics...

Amiga 500 plus 83 games

Commodore's best-selling Amiga model and the first "low-end" Commodore Amiga 16/32-bit multimedia home/personal computer.

Now on your chance to relive the happy gaming days of yore, when loading times were moments of apprehension and adventure and not a reason for complaint.

Full list of games on link, Seller ships worldwide.

Amiga 500 plus 83 games on ebay

Commodore 64/128 games. A bag of them.

Sometimes an auction comes up that's just intriguing, even if vaguely described. Take this C64 games bag for example. It's all about 64 boxed games, 19 unboxed (?) ones and a lovely Commodore tape player. The names of the games are not stated and the seller only ships to the UK, but it's more than obvious the naughty Viz game is one of the lot.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Keystone Kapers for Colecovision

Published in 1983 by Activision, the game was based on the silent films of the same name (ask your Grandad). The player (Officer Keystone Kelly) must catch Harry Hooligan before he can escape from the shopping mall. There is no end to the game; each level gets progressively harder, adding more and/or faster hazards until Kelly loses all of his lives.

Of course if you haven't got a Retro Colecovision console this entry is entirely academic.

Keystone Kapers game for Colecovision on ebay

Alien Vs. Predator for the Atari Jaguar

Alien Vs. Predator by Rebellion (MobyGames entry, Wikipedia entry, Atari Age entry) is the best game to ever grace the 64-bit(-ish) Atari Jaguar, and a brilliant horror FPS. Actually, it's the first FPS to allow for 3 distinctly different game experiences, as players get to battle through its 3D gloomy environments as either a marine, an Alien or even an all-powerful Predator.

Unfortunately as AvP is one of the (admittedly few) reasons to own a Jaguar, people tend to stick with it. The game is thus quite rare. Then again, it's just hit ebay at what seems like a decent price, especially for a new & sealed game box. Click to see the Alien Vs. Predator auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Atari Lynx & 6 games

Ah, yes, the beloved Atari Lynx in its original king-sized shape. The first color handheld ever, the technological beast that easily overshadowed the Sega Game Gear and Atari's only attempt to enter the then-emerging handheld market. An amazing console with an excellent game library and a variety of unique features. My first games console. A complete and utter flop. Damn! Still, a piece of retro gaming paradise worth owning.

Anyway, you can learn more on the Atari Lynx here and browse through its games over at Atari Age. Heck, you can even get yourselves a Handy emulator for the thing, but to feel the very real, very physical sensation you'd better bid on an Atari Lynx with 6 games over at The seller ships worldwide and the games include Checkered Flag, APB and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

Other titles you might have to consider picking up:

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Shadow of the Beast Amiga

Shadow of the Beast (MobyGames entry), released by Psygnosis back in 1989 on the 16-bit powerhouse that was the Commodore Amiga (and subsequently on everything from the Atari Lynx to the C64 to the Sega MegaDrive/Genesis), was a major jaw dropper and an absolute killer-app. It featured unbelievable graphics, many levels of parallax scrolling, brilliant art direction and some rather impressive music. Oh, and it was a bastard to play. Probably the most difficult game I've ever touched.

For a chance to play (uh, touch?) this impressive piece of history and touch (play with?) its incredible over-sized box, better bid on Shadow of the Beast @ ebay. Seller ships worldwide and you'll probably get it for under a fiver.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Earthbound RPG for SNES

Tracy is modeling a divine silk evenin........ erm sorry...

Earthbound is an rpg released in Japan in 1994 as MOTHER 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushū (Gyiyg Strikes Back). The games simple graphics, compared to similar rpg's at the time, meant that releasing the game in the US was considered somewhat of a gamble. In an attempt to increase sales, the game extensively promoted within Nintendo Power, with various special offers, including a contest involving scratch-and-sniff stickers, as well as a Nintendo Power-published player's guide. Notably the game featured an oblique projection, while most RPGs at the time uses a top down view on a grid or an isometric perspective.

The game and the guide and the oblique projection have shown up on ebay...

Earthbound and Game Guide on ebay

Samba De Amigo Complete

Samba De Amigo (MobyGames entry) for the Sega Dreamcast, a unique maracas featuring rhythm-game develop by the (then) legendary Sonic Team, has hit one more time. Unfortunately though it's only available for UK residents and comes with a hefty 80£ Buy Now option.

Samba De Amigo DC auction

Mind you, you'll be bidding for a Japanese version of the game, complete with its rare peripherals and in -allegedly- mint condition.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Pikachu Nintendo 64

Admittedly, the thing pictured above still is a Nintendo 64 and it does come with 4 games (including The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time), but really, look at it. It's a bloody eyesore and Pikachu is the freaking reset button. Anyway, if you want this ...uhm... unique item better try your luck over @ Seller ships worldwide and N64s usually go 10£/18$/16€.

Saturday, April 14, 2007


If you enjoy dance music, Panzer Dragoon, Dreamcast rarities which cost a bit , The Saturn and ingesting shitloads of ecstasy, this game could be right up your street. It was right up my street for some of the reasons above.

Imagine an ambient soundscape built up by you, as you fly into the third dimension of your TV screen.

On the Dreamcast it was sublime. As a PS2 port it remains in the Games T.M. magazine's top 10 essential must have games.

But the PS2 is shit. Get it for Dreamcast. For a lot of money. Here...

Sega Saturn: Panzer Dragoon Saga

Panzer Dragoon Saga, a Holy Grail to most Sega collectors, is the rarest Sega Saturn game around, and definitely one of the best. It also is the only RPG in the whole Panzer Dragoon series, sporting some amazing (for the time) visuals, excellent semi real-time battles, a unique art-direction and a huge fully explorable game world. Now, Panzer Dragoon Saga has hit ebay (and it's still looking to be cheaper than the usual 100£) and is available worldwide:

Complete Panzer Dragoon Saga (PAL) auction

More info on the game:

Friday, April 13, 2007

Black Treamcast!

Some lucky person in the UK is going to get their hands on this most rare of Dreamcast collectables.... Ladies and Gentlemen the BLACK TREAMCAST! Gasp! This is a fliptop, LCD screened, portable, Dreamcast. It was produced by Honk Kong 'pirates' after the demise of Sega's best console. It wasn't fantastically received by Sega, who shut the operation down, making these babies as rare as rocking horse shit. But for a limited time only, you could own this jewel in the Dreamcast's crown. have a look here...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

16 Colecovision Games

You will of course need one Colecovison system, but once that minor hurdle has been overcome, this ebay Games lot includes such retro gaming delights as:

Qubert, Frogger Lock N'Chase, Armor Ambush, Astroblast, Space Fury, Donkey Kong, Venture, Zaxxon, Mouse Trap, Pepper 2.

16 Colecovision Games on
Seller ships to US only

Saint Etienne Dreamcast Shirt!

Everyone wants to wear Dreamcast related clothes. But no one wants to be associated with Arsenal FC, who had Sega and Dreamcast as it's sponsors at the turn of the Millenium - making it the premiere source for Dreamcast related clothing. Its been a conundrum that has frustrated us all for years. Until now.

Because it seems that Gallic football team St. Etienne, not only share their name with a quirky English dance-pop band fronted by the lovely Sarah Cracknell, (who incidentally once did a blinding cover of Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"), but they also had the good sense to use Sega's greatest cosoles name to adorn their shirts.

You can get one here. It does help however if you are a small child, have a small child to buy it for or are only 3ft tall like Gnome. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this nonsense. *Cough!*

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Intellivision, an Intellivoice and 41 games

The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. In 1983 Mattel introduced a new peripheral innovative for the time: Intellivoice, a voice synthesis device which produced speech when used with certain games, most of which would not work without the add-on component.

Renowned as the first 16-bit game console and the first system to feature downloadable games through "PlayCable", a device that allowed the downloading of Intellivision games via cable TV.

Luckily for us, such a configuration of retro loveliness has shown up on ebay

Intellivision, Intellivoice and 41 games

The Power of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2

Obviously one for UK residents only, but also a huge bargain making a trip to the island almost mandatory (unless of course one's afraid of planes, in which case swimming might be a good idea). Anyway. What I'm talking about is a beastly powerful ZX Spectrum Plus 2 (learn more @ Planet Sinclair) featuring an impressive 128K of RAM, a proper keyboard and a built-in tape recorder to make sure your retro games actually load. Happily you 'll get 18 boxed games to go with it (including: Operation Wolf, Robocop, Afterburner and Scrabble) and one of the eras notoriously unwieldy joysticks.

ZX Spectrum +2 with games auction

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

An original Sony PlayStation +goodies

It has sold over 100,000,000 million units worldwide, brought gaming to the masses, helped kill Sega and Atari, was the first console to ever make it into a club, provided the foundation for some brand new -now classic- franchises and was the first truly successful Sony invasion of the video games industry. What was it? Why, the original PlayStation (aka the Sony PSX) of course.

Now, if you never managed to get one of these classic consoles or if you had to settle for the later/cheaper PSOne, here's your chance to grab an original boxed PlayStation, an extra controller and six games (including FIFA 99, F1 World Grand Prix and Need for Speed 3). All you have to do is have a look at this lovely ebay PlayStation auction. Seller ships worldwide. Sole PlayStation units usually cost 10£/18$/15€.

Monday, April 9, 2007

White Sega Saturn

Plucked from the labyrinthine passages of ebay, The 'white' plastic is in fact a very light gray and shares its color with the later Dreamcast. The cartridge flag is visibly gray. Limited models of the Saturn had oval buttons. Some people report faster CD access time with this model. The last official game for the system, Yukyu Gensokyoku Perpetual Collection, was released by Mediaworks on December 4, 2000.

Ah yes Retro Treasures, where imported Japanese Retro Consoles that play imported retro Japanese games are all in a days work.

White Sega Saturn only from ebay

Amiga 1200 Fast 'N' Furious & extra games

Definitely not the cheapest Commodore Amiga 1200 around, as they usually start at 30£ and this one has a 55£ Buy Now option, but it (she?) is coming in the relatively rare Fast 'N' Furious Pack, which means the machine sports an impressive 2MB of RAM and is accompanied by the Trolls and Nigel Mansell's World Championship games.

Six more games (including the brilliant Pinball Dreams), lots of magazine cover disks, the original Workbench, a joystick, a mouse and Deluxe Paint should be considered as nice extras. Now, where to get this lot? Easy really...

Amiga 1200 bundle @

You can find out more about the Amiga 1200 here and here. Oh, and the seller ships throughout Europe.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Sega MegaDrive Arcade Stick

The Arcade Power Stick is, quite obviously really, a proper joystick thingy for all your Street Fighter 2 needs on the Sega MegaDrive. It is also pictured above and available (for UK residents only) through Click the following link to bid on the Sega Arcade Stick.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Atari 2600 Atlantis II

Many game companies in the 1980's held contests in an attempt to boost sales of their games and give their fans something fun to compete for. "Defend Atlantis" was one such competition, run by a company call Imagic.

Unfortunately for Imagic, there were a lot of good Atlantis players. In fact, more than a handful of individuals maxed out the score, so Imagic had to figure out a way to decide who the top four would be. They created a special contest version of Atlantis, which they called Atlantis II, that the top scorers would use for a tie-breaker. Atlantis II is basically the same as Atlantis, except that it's faster, harder, and lower scoring.

see Atari Age for full story

Low and behold one of these cartridges "appears" to have turned up on ebay, whether such a game warrants a $50,000 price tag, I'll leave up to you to decide

Atlantis II on ebay
for collection only in US

CDAccess: A retro CD-ROM games stash

It's amazing what some mindless google searching can come up with. Take for example. I didn't even know such a retro-gaming PC oriented outlet could ever exist, yet there it was, happily selling all its PC and Mac, retro and not-so-retro wares at pretty decent prices (usually around 20$). Highlights of the CDAccess inventory include: The 7th Guest, Zork Nemesis, Starship Titanic, a Lucasarts Archives collection and Fallout.

And to think I stumbled upon this while searching for abandonware alternatives to the Underdogs and Abandonia... Tsk.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Bally Astrocade with 7 games

An early video game console and simple computer system designed by a team at Midway, the videogame division of Bally. It was marketed for a limited time before Bally decided to exit the market.

The Astrocade included a BASIC programming language cartridge. Though incredibly supporting BASIC on the system was very difficult, because the display alone used up almost all the available RAM. The solution to this problem was very complex, and yet very clever, but we'll leave it to Wikipedia to fill in the blanks.

Bally Astrocade on

Nintendo NES Console Action Set

Gotta love those nicely bundled retro gaming consoles. The NES Console Action Set in particular, as it comes complete with a classic Nintendo console, a Zapper light gun, 2 controllers and a Duck Hunt/Super Mario Bros. double game pak cartridge. Lovely, isn't it? Grab it @, then. Seller ships to UK only and our constantly updated guide can help you decide on the price of the thing.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Ultima IV for C64

First released in 1985, the game is a rarity amongst RPGs in that the game's story does not center on asking a player to overcome an ultimate evil. Ultima IV is the first in the "Age of Enlightenment" trilogy, shifting the series from the hack and slash, dungeon crawl gameplay of its "Age of Darkness" predecessors towards an ethically-nuanced, story-driven approach.

Ultima IV lot contains:

2, Double-Sided Commodore 64 5 1/4" Diskettes in their Original Origin sleeves
1 Metal Anhk
1 Cloth Map
1 Original Ultima IV Product Box
1 "History of Britannia" Book (info about weapons, terrain, characters, armour, transportation, etc)
1 Book of Casting Spells
1 Origin Systems, Inc. Registration Card
1 Pamphlet about "The Way of the Avatar: An Ultima IV Clue Book"
1 Advertising Booklet of Other Origin Systems, Inc. Games
1 Pamphlet about "Quest for Clues" for game hints and solutions
1 Player Reference Card with Commands, Moon Phases, Language Decoder, etc.

wikipedia reference

Ultima IV only on
seller ships to US only

Commodore 64 and 120 games

The Commodore 64 (a.k.a. C64 and CBM 64) is the most popular computer system ever sold and with good reason. It was affordable, powerful, upgradable, featured the amazing SID sound chip, had hundreds -nay, thousands- of games developed for it and an extensive porn library. The C64 was such a hit back in the day, some would say it still is popular enough to develop for.

For the few millions though that (for whatever reason) don't have access to such a wonder here's the solution: A C64 with 120 games @ Yes, 120 games. Ten dozen. And a joystick. 2 tape players too.

Seller ships to UK only and a C64 without games usually sells around 10£.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

3DO FZ with 10 games

the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, is a line of video game consoles, released in 1993 and 1994 by Panasonic, Sanyo and Goldstar, among other companies. One of few CD-based consoles that feature neither regional lockout nor copy protection.

Reminiscent of Sony's Ps3 press policy, the 3DO's $699.95 price tag was initally defended by outlining the 3DO was not a video game console, but a high-end audio-visual system.

3DO with 10 games on
Seller Ships to US only

Sonic CD

Yes, Sonic CD, the biggest (84 levels) and best Sonic game ever and the only Sega Mega CD killer-app has hit Have a look! Seller ships to the U.K. only.

Monday, April 2, 2007

The Rocky Horror Show C64 game

Ah, The Rocky Horror Show (ZZap64 review)... What a movie, what a show, what a weird little 8-bit adventure game. Frank Furter fans will be ecstatic to know that the Commodore 64 tape Rocky tape has hit ebay and is being shipped worldwide. Do the time warp!