Friday, October 2, 2015

A rather stunning Sinclair ZX81

A stunning and apparently brilliantly preserved Sinclair ZX81 in an equally fine box has been put up for sale on eBay for a price that's actually sensible. The micro has been fully tested and is working. Also very, very lovely.

Seller ships to the UK, US, Germany and a few other places.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Amstrad CPC 6128 w/ GT65 monitor

This Amstrad CPC 6128 eBay auction is particularly tempting as its shipping costs seem incredibly decent, the micro is apparently in a fine working condition, the asking price will most probably remain very reasonable and the seller is actually willing to ship throughout Europe, Northern America, Australia, Russia, Japan and a few other places, which is pretty uncommon when it comes to Amstrad's bulky bundles.

As for the lovely computer on offer, it comes with the "green" GT65 monitor and the MP-2 module that will allow you to hook it up to a TV and enjoy all of its low-res colours. It looks as lovely as all 128k CPCs do.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sid Meier's Civilization (PC)

Sid Meier's definitive and downright classic Civilization, the strategy game that attempted to simulate history and keeps getting sequels to this very day, remains a wonderfully addictive and impressively clever offering that hasn't aged a day. Besides, owning a box that asks you to Build An Empire To Stand The Test Of Time should be mandatory.

So, here's an eBay auction for Side Meier's Civilization (PC). The game comes on four 3.5" disks in its original, lovely box with hefty manual and technical supplement and will be happy to run under both MS-DOS and Win 3.1.

Seller ships worldwide.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

An essentially new Odyssey 2

This properly graded as near mint, essentially new, re-sealed and complete in its box Odyssey 2 console (by Magnavox) that has been put up for auction on eBay is a thing of retro beauty and one of the few consoles to ever ship with a built-in keyboard. What's more, it comes complete with one game cartridge, manual, styrofoam inserts, Odyssey 2 catalogs, leaflets and all the required parts to get things up and running.

Seller ships worldwide.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Timex Sinclair 1000 & extras

The Timex Sinclair 1000, the slightly modified US version of the Sinclair ZX81, was released in 1982 and did pretty well mainly due to its incredibly sensible launch price. The fact that it came with two whole kilobytes of memory must have helped quite a bit too, as must have done a rich library of software and peripherals.

To own such a micro, you could bid on this Timex Sinclair 1000 auction on eBay. The computer comes with manuals, books, a few tapes and the Timex Personal Printer. It hasn't been tested, but  -aesthetically- looks absolutely fine.

Seller ships worldwide.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Super Mario Bros. 3 (Famicom)

Just follow the link to this Super Mario Bros. 3 (Famicom) eBay auction for a chance to grab the truly classic Nintendo Famicom platformer compete in its original box with cartridge and manual. And, yes, if you are indeed wondering about this, the Japanese version of the game is different to its NES version in more than one ways.

Seller ships worldwide.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

One Radofin Tele-Sports III in one box

Among the countless Pong-cloning consoles of the 1970s, one would have to admit that the Radofin Tele-Sports III (and the wider Radofin range too apparently) easily stood out. Not only did it support colour graphics and allow for the use of cartridges, but some of its games weren't particularly Pong-like with Grand Prix being a prime example of said fact.

Happily, a boxed copy of Grand Prix has been bundled with the 10-in-1 games cart Superstar and an equally boxed console and made itself available via this Radofin Tele-Sports III eBay auction. The system is tested and working and comes complete with power supply and two controllers.

Sellers ships to most places worldwide.

Friday, September 25, 2015

X-COM: Terror From The Deep (MS-DOS)

The sequel to X-COM, the aptly named X-COM: Terror From The Deep is probably the most difficult turn-based strategy game I have ever encountered and an immensely satisfying thing to beat, involving lots of aliens, fragile squads, weird tech and epic underwater battles. Of course, it also comes in a hefty box complete with 3.5" disks, manual and everything, provided that is you grab a copy like the one available via this X-COM: Terror From The Deep (PC) eBay auction.

Seller ships to most places worldwide.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

NEC PC Engine SuperGrafx

The rare and wonderful successor to the PC Engine, the 16-bit powerhouse that is the NEC PC Engine SuperGrafx may have failed to dominate console gaming, but it did get a select few excellent  games released for it while retaining full backward compatibility with the PC Engine and even its CD add-on. Oh, and the SuperGrafx was exclusively released in Japan.

To own one, you could try your luck and bid on this PC Engine SuperGrafx eBay auction. The console comes in its original box with power supply and controller and five obviously rare games: 1941: Counter Attack, Aldynes, Battle Ace, Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) and Madō King Granzort.

Seller ships only within the UK, but one can never know what asking really nicely can accomplish.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Zelda's Adventure (CD-i)

Having never played a CD-i Zelda  game I simply cannot say whether they are all as bad as common wisdom would have us believe, though, admittedly, common wisdom does seem to agree that Zelda's Adventure is indeed the worst of the lot. It's a digitized affair staring Zelda herself and one that is played from an overhead perspective where apparently everything went wrong. From the blurry digitized graphics and the horrid acting to the virtually non-existent music and the ludicrous difficulty, nothing really worked.

Still, the game is quite rare today and considered by many an important collectible for the CD-i, meaning that more than a few people should be interested in this Zelda's Adventure (CD-i) eBay auction. The game comes in its jewel case and the seller ships worldwide.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Amiga 600 HD: The EPIC Pack

The compact Amiga 600 may have seemed rather underwhelming back when it was launched, but we have to admit that it's a lovely and incredibly handy A500 upgrade, that can be a highly desirable 16-bit micro. Especially when it comes (almost) complete in its EPIC collection box as is the case with this Amiga 600HD eBay auction.

Said Amiga 600 comes in the EPIC box with all the original software (Deluxe Paint III, Epic, Myth and Rome), all the manuals, RF lead, power supply, (third party) mouse and all the original inserts. The micro has been upgraded to feature 2MB of RAM and a 40MB hard disk and everything seems to be in excellent condition.

Seller ships to most places worldwide.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Sega Wondermega

The Wondermega is a combined Sega Megadrive and Mega CD manufactured by Sega and JVC, that also features a  DSP for audio enhancement, MIDI out, two microphone inputs and a S-video output. Well, at least Wondermega mark one does and its a mark one that's been put up for auction over at eBay. Here: Sega Wondermega.

Interstingly and unlike the CDX, the Wondermega is compatible with the Sega 32X and even had the Wonder CD peripheral released for it.

As for the particular Sega Wondermega on offer, it is in very good condition, comes in its original box, but lacks the 110V power supply. Seller ships worldwide.