Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Eclectic Delights Bundle is Live!

Yes dear readers, the time for Bundle In A Box: Eclectic Delights has come! Yes, it's the latest in pay-what-you-want bundles, only this one is different. Everything is DRM-free, every game has been painstakingly selected for its indie appeal, most games are for both Mac and PC and it has a distinct retro flavour.

Let me elaborate on that distinct retro flavour then. Among the 9 games (excellent games, if  I may say so myself) you can grab for a pay-what-you-want price, there are five (5!) retro lovers will adore:
  • the shiny reimagining of Atari 2600 classic Adventure Flibble
  • traditional, mystery point-and-clicker Shadows of the Vatican
  • retro-flavoured, lovecraftian platformer Eversion
  • FMV fighting game Stay Dead
  • and 16bit-esque strategy offering Delve Deeper
The other four games are War of the Human Tanks, Fibrillation, The 4th Wall and The Adventures of Shuggy. Everything is accompanied by a healthy dose of extras such as soundtracks, comic books, and exclusive content for Droidscape: Basilica.

Oh, and by buying it you will also be supporting a most important charity and those modern bedroom developers too!

Friday, November 30, 2012

The extremely rare Mangia (Atari 2600)

Ready to throw tons of money on some mouth-watering retro collectibles? Excellent! Here, better bid on this boxed copy of Mangia for the Atari 2600 on eBay then. It's bound to sell for at least a couple thousand of dollars, as it indeed is the very rare boxed copy of the NTSC version of Mangia and is in apparently excellent condition. Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A brilliant Amiga 600HD in a box

The not particularly successful Commodore Amiga 600 may have been an unneeded updated to the already mediocre A500+, but it remains a lovely and very compact 16-bit micro. You can actually find this out by grabbing this boxed Amiga 600 via eBay. It comes complete in its box with a mouse, the full Workbench, Kindword, Deluxe Paint III, Pushover, Putty and Grand Prix. Keep in mind that the computer has had its RAM upgraded to 1MB and sports a 120MD hard drive. Seller ships to the European Union, Canada and the USA.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shiny new Dina 2-in1

It's been over two years since the last time Retro Treasures posted about the Dina 2-in-1 (a.k.a. the Telegames Personal Arcade) and let you know about that unique console that can play both ColecoVision and most Sega SG-1000 games and was released back in 1986. Happily, the time has come for another Dina 2-in-1 to appear on eBay; it's a boxed, practically new console, that comes with everything you'll need to plug it in and get it working. Seller ships only within the US.

(Thanks Terry!)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Infocom's Deadline (Apple II)

Infocom's brilliant and verbose mystery-'em-up piece of interactive fiction, Deadline, hasn't aged a day and has never really been surpassed. It's also a fine example of how to fully integrate feelies into gameplay, but, well, I digress. Deadline for the Apple II has once again appeared on eBay in its complete, boxed version and apparently fine condition. Seller ships only within the US. Grab it, will you?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Vectrex NIB

An unused, unopened and very mint Vectrex is both a thing of beauty and something that will definitely not come in cheap. Then again crisp vector graphics were never cheap and this Vectrex auction is too tasty to ignore. Seller ships only within the US.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Acorn Electron Bundle

Unlike the digital nature of today's bundles this lovely Acorn Electron Bundle is very physical (and quite bulky) indeed, though it does come with all sorts of retro goodness. First of all it includes a fully working Acorn Electron, the cheaper brother to the BBC Micro, and all the bits you'll need to get it working. Then, we have a selection of books and leaflets, some boxed pieces of software (yes, games too) and, to round everything up, quite a few unboxed tapes. Seller ships only within the UK.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Speedball 2 (Amiga CD32)

Truth be said, if you do actually own an Amiga CD32 and are lacking a copy of the Bitmap Brothers' Speedball 2 you are definitely missing out. Not, that the CD32 version of this brutal, futuristic sport is much better than its A1200 counterpart mind, but it definitely remains an excellent port of a fantastic game. One of the CD32's best. And you can grab it via this Speedball 2 auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Commodore Max Machine

Time for another discovery by Blake of ByteCellar; time for a Commodore Max Machine auction! It's Commodore's least known 8-bit micro, a Japan-only release, a proper rarity and a shiny, tiny machine, that you can now get boxed, in full working condition and complete with three games. Seller ships to the United States, Europe, most of Asia, Canada and Australia.

As for the Max Machine, well, it was a failed attempt at producing a stripped down and much cheaper Commodore 64 that would primarily load its games from a cartridge, what with it shipping with a ridiculously low amount of RAM. Also, the micro came with a much cheaper keyboard, but did sport the SID chip. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bomberman '93 (TurboGrafx-16)

You know Bomberman, you know Bomberman '93 and you definitely know that Bomberman '93 for the TurboGrafx-16 is a great arcade game. So, uhm, well why not grab its complete, boxed copy? Why not indeed? Just keep in mind the seller is only shipping to US addresses. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The CIB Super NES Super Set

If you've been looking for a NTSC Nintendo SNES, I do believe this lovely SNES Super Kit auction is what you've been waiting for. The console comes complete in its box, everything seems to be in great condition and, well, the SNES Super Set has always been an excellent choice, what with its two controllers,  and Super Mario World and Mario Paint cartridges. Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Deus Ex Machina (ZX Spectrum)

Another long break is over and Retro Treasures is back and ready to entertain you the old-fashioned, vintage-collecting, money-spending way. Or, well, something like that.

Anyway, and to get you spending right-away, here's a really rare copy of the amazing Deus Ex Machina by Automata for the ZX Spectrum. The game comes complete (yes, poster and all) in its box and remains as interesting an interactive audio-visual experience as ever. Seller ships to N. and S. America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Deep Space: The retro loving indie gaming bundle!

I haven't posted for quite some time, I know, but, I can finally show you what I had been working on: Bundle In A Box: Deep Space. Yes, it's the latest in pay-what-you-want bundles, only this one is different. Everything is DRM-free, everything sticks to the deep space theme, most games are for both Mac and PC and it has a distinct retro flavour.

Let me elaborate on that distinct retro flavour then. Among the 8 games (excellent games, if  I may say so myself) you can grab, there are five (5!) retro lovers will adore:

  • the shiny remake of classic Commodore 64 shmup Armalyte
  • Jeff Minter's psychedelic Space Giraffe
  • retro-flavoured platformer Robot Riot
  • TIE Fighter inspired The Wreckless
  • and ueber-colourful exclusive, debut arena shmup Death Ray Manta

The other three games are Dark Scavenger, Miner Wars Arena and Sol: Exodus and everything is accompanied by a healthy dose of extras such as soundtracks, books, exclusive content for Droidscape: Basilica and even the complete first issue of PlaySF.

Oh, and by buying it you will also be supporting a most important charity and those modern bedroon developers too!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Atari CommaVid Magicard

What you are looking at is not an Atari game, but an early version of the incredibly rare CommaVid Magicard. It is thus a programming tool for the Atari 2600/VCS that comes with a pretty hefty manual, overlay templates and that circuit board and will, according to Atari's marketing, turn your Atari into a "hobby computer". Have a look at the Atari CommaVid Magicard eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fantastic New Sega Master System Mark I

If you ever wanted the finest Sega Master System money can buy this boxed Mark I auction should make you happy. It's a fantastic console, complete in its box; also a console that has never even been removed from the styrofoam! Seller ships only within the US.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Infocom's Fooblitzky (Atari 8-bit)

Ah, yes, the venerable Fooblitzky: Infocom's attempt at a computer/board-game hybrid with graphics, that sadly flopped yet remains a highly collectible and interesting curio... Well, know that you can always bid on a complete, boxed version of Fooblitzky for your Atari 8-bit micro on eBay. Everything seems to be in excellent condition and the box comes complete with The Infocom markers, floppy disk, reference card, player boards, manual and the "bare essential" mini-manual. Seller ships worldwide.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The rare Interact Home Computer

I just love discovering micros I had never heard of before and, well, the Interact Home Computer is definitely one of the more obscure ones I have ever encountered. It was, according to Wikipedia,  manufactured by Interact Co. of Ann Arbor MI and only a few thousand were sold, thus making it a highly sought-after rarity. The micro came with 8k of expandable RAM, an Intel 8080 CPU, a built-in cassette recorder and keyboard, joystick ports and some rudimentary audiovisual capabilities. You can find out more about it over at Old-Computers.com.

Now, if you have a few thousand dollars to spend on vintage tech you could actually buy this boxed Interact Home Computer that appeared on eBay. It is in great working condition and comes complete in its box with two joysticks, the manuals and a ton of tapes. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Atari Jaguar, Jag CD & Games

If you've been looking for a chance to grab a complete, working NTSC Atari Jaguar (yes, that would indeed include the rare Jaguar CD) this Jaguar auction is definitely for you. Console and console add-on aside, you'll also be getting a controller, all necessary bits and cables, and 15 CD and cartridge games including Tempest 2000, Battle Morph, Raiden, Dragon's Lair and Pitfall. Seller ships worldwide.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Your Boxed Sinclair Spectrum 128!

Okay, technically it's not yours yet and that reference to Your Sinclair wasn't the most successful ever, but if you do live in the United Kingdom you should definitely have a look at this ZX Spectrum 128k auction. The micro comes in its box (complete with poly inserts) and is accompanied by the manuals, power supply and aerial cord. Everything is tested and working.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Space Quest in a Small Black Box

The very first copies of Space Quest that hit the gaming public came in a small, beautiful, black box; yes, just like the one you see above. Sadly the original black box run was quite limited and thus bidding on this Space Quest copy should be seen as bidding on a rarity. Mind you, it's the PC version of the game, everything looks to be in great condition and it even includes that coupon. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nintendo NES - R.O.B. Light-Up Store Display

Oooh, a rare and lovely Nintendo rarity: a Nintendo R.O.B. Light-Up Store Display! It's in great condition, comes straight from 1985 when Nintendo was trying to push the NES in toy-stores, looks absolutely wonderful and is very expensive. Also, it was something I wasn't quite sure ever existed. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wasteland for the Commodore 64/128

Mentioning copies of the Commodore 64 version of Wasteland seems to be evolving into a Retro Treasures trend so, well, here's a lovely boxed Wasteland game. It's for the C64 if you can believe it. Oh, yes! Everything seems to be in good condition, the disks are in full working order and, manual and leaflets aside, you'll also be getting the Wasteland Survival Guide cluebook. Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Sega 3-D Glasses

Ah, yes, an auction for the ever-elusive Sega 3-D Glasses for the 8-bit Sega Master System; they were quite  the novelty back then, weren't they? Of course they were and they still hold a certain retro charm. Besides, said auction will bag you the complete, boxed 3-D Glasses in full working condition. Seller ships worldwide.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Philips Videopac G7200

I've always wanted a Philips Videopac G7200, even though I always knew this bit of retro gaming tech can be far too expensive to both grab and ship. Take this Philips Videopac G7200 auction for example: the bidding starts at £600 and the seller ships only within the UK. Then again, the lucky winner will be getting the console boxed and complete with two controllers, manual, a game, a poster of the available games and them coveted poly inserts.

The Videopac G7200 is the computerised version of the G7000 (Odyssey II) and sports a lovely black-and-white monitor and, obviously, a keyboard. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Video Life (Atari 2600)

Based on Conway's Game of Life, Video Life is a simple yet incredibly interesting life-sim for the Atari 2600. It also happens to be one of the rarest games money can buy as, according to legend, less than 20 copies of it were ever made. You can buy the VCS version of Video Life over on eBay for $5000 or make an offer and get it for (slightly) less. The game comes complete with its manual, is tested and working, and the seller ships only within the US. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Super Famicom Box

The Super Famicom Box is the apt name that describes a rare, box-shaped Super Famicom that was exclusively launched in Japan and was destined to be only used in hotels. You can grab one via this Super Famicom Box auction. The console comes complete with 5 built-in games (Super Mario Kart, Super Mario Collection, Star Fox, Donkey Kong Country and Super Tetris) and a controller. It is in full working condition and the seller ships worldwide.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Australia's Paper Mario (N64)

According to legend only 1000 copies of the Paper Mario Australian edition for the Nintendo 64 were made, meaning that this boxed copy of Paper Mario is a true rarity. And the auction has already reached $360... Seller ships worldwide. 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Boxed, mounted Softporn Adventure (not stuffed)

Softporn Adventure is famous for being the text-adventure that directly inspired the creation of Leisure Suite Larry and for starring a naked Roberta Williams on its cover. It is also a very rare and thus expensive game especially when sealed as is the case with this Softporn Adventure auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Oh, and the game is now preserved in a glass frame (that is included in the auction). Handily, the mounting did not use any tape/glue so you can see the back and front of the box and, of course, remove it from its mounting.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Boxed Amstrad GX4000

Amstrad's first and final console, the failed Amstrad GX4000, remains on of the most futuristic, toy-like consoles ever and a most interesting 8-bit curio. You can grab it complete and like new in its original box (that among other stuff includes two joypads and the excellent Burning Rubber) via this Amstrad GX4000 auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ultima II: The Revenge Of The Enchantress

Richard Garriott's historically important yet not particularly brilliant (definitely surreal though) Ultima II: The Revenge Of The Enchantress can be grabbed complete in its box and in apparently very good condition via this eBay auction. The game is rare and you'll be bidding on its Apple II version. Seller ships worldwide.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wasteland (PC)

A boxed, sealed copy of Wasteland's 1988 version for the PC is a thing of beauty and a game that is both expensive and rare. Oh, and it will allow you to play one of the best CRPGs ever too. Here's the link to the Wasteland (PC) auction; seller ships only within the US.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lunar: The Silver Star (Sega CD)

Possibly the greatest Sega Mega CD hit in Japan, Lunar: The Silver Star also managed to get itself translated and ported to all other regions; well, all two of them to be precise. Anyway. You can grab a complete, mint, boxed copy of this fantastic RPG for your Sega CD via this Lunar: The Silver Star auction. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Colecovision Roller Controller

Well, the bundle is over (though work on the next one has already began) and I've even taken a couple of days off and am thus now happy to return to my retro-hunting duties. Now, to warm myself up, let me suggest you have a look at this lovely Colecovision trackball controller: the not-so-aptly named Roller Controller. The accessory is available via the ever-brilliant magisterrex.com and is can thus be shipped worldwide.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bundle In A Box is out of the box!

Not strictly retro, I know, but I do hope you will allow your humble host the luxury of pointing you towards Bundle In A Box - Adventure Bundle. It's something I've been working on for quite some time now and I do believe it has a certain retro/indie appeal, what with it featuring six rather brilliant adventure games and one text-adventure. Please, do have a look... It's a pay-what-you-want affair after all.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Limited Edition Gabriel Knight Mysteries

We are all pretty much aware of the sheer brilliance of Gabriel Knight I & II and the fact that a complete, boxed copy of Gabriel Knight Mysteries (LE) is quite the rarity. We should thus all be interested in this Limited Edition Gabriel Knight Mysteries eBay auction. It's the complete box including both games, the novel, the comic, the manuals etc. Seller ships only to US and Canadian addresses.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Atari Jaguar Cat Box

The Cat Box for Atari's Jaguar is one of the most interesting yet sadly rare accessories for the ill-fated 64bit-ish beast. It provides the console with composite and S-Video jacks, an RGB port, stereo audio jacks, networking capabilities, a DSP-through connector and more. You can grab one via this Atari Jaguar CatBox auction. Seller ships worldwide. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lovely, NiB Nintendo Game Boy

I am fully aware of the fact that you can get a GameBoy for much less, but you simply have to take a look at this lovely Nintendo GameBoy auction dear reader. You know, if only to admire the pictures of a brand new, unused GameBoy in its original, Tetris-including packaging. Seller ships worldwide.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Boxed Neo-Geo CD

Despite horrendous loading times the Neo Geo CD was the first, almost affordable Neo Geo console and the only way to play those amazing arcade hits in the comfort of one's place. Happily, you can still grab a Neo Geo CD without having to sell off said place. Try this Neo Geo CD auction, for example, and see for yourselves. It's the boxed, Japanese version of the thing and the seller ships worldwide.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Oric-1 (boxed)

Oric-1, the blue and white 8-bit micro with the tiny keys and the elegant design, that to this day remains my little obsession... I really have yet to grab one, mainly to play those wonderfully odd games Loriciel developed for the thing, you see. Anyway. Here's a pretty intriguing Oric-1 auction. It's the complete, boxed and untested micro. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Classic Adventure (C64)

Love adventures? Appreciate the classics? Well, Classic Adventure by Melbourne House for the Commodore 64 is definitely a game for you then. Just hurry; the auction will be over in the next 4 hours. Seller ships worldwide.

Atari 8-bit Prototype Collection

Four amazing even though untested Atari prototypes in good cosmetic condition can be bought via this Atari Prototypes eBay auction. If you can find the necessary money, you'll be the proud owner of the following prototypes: Atari 1450XLD (never released officially), Atari 1400XL (never released officially), Atari 1200 (evolved into the Atari 1200XL) and Atari 1090 XL Expansion System (never released officially). Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Monkey Island Bounty Pack (PC)

It might come in the simple, not particularly rare yet lovely jewel case, but this Monkey Island Bounty Pack auction is a fantastic opportunity to play and own three of the very best adventure games ever. Seller ships worldwide.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sony's venerable PlayStation

I know that the original Sony PlayStation is both historically important and definitely retro, but, somehow, this second fact just makes me feel old... Still, I couldn't help but noticing this lovely and most probably very modestly priced PlayStation auction on eBay. The console comes complete with the original gamepad, a memory card, and seven games including Tomb Raider II. Seller ships only within the US.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Amiga)

Leather Goddesses of Phobos by Infocom is a brilliant, sexy, funny and excellently written text-adventure, that has aged beautifully and still manages to provide with a ton of choices ranging from the gender of the main character to the game's naughtiness. Taking into account that the Amiga hasn't aged at all either, well, you should really take a look at this Leather Goddesses of Phobos auction.

The games comes complete in its box, meaning all the amazing feelies, including the unscratched scratch-'n'sniff thiny, are there and everything is in near mint condition. Seller ships worldwide.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Master System Mk I & 30 games

If you live in the UK and always craved for Sega's severely underrated 8-bit console, then this Sega Master System auction is definitely for you. You will not only be getting a mark I console (you know, the pyramid-esque thing that is compatible with both the 3D glasses and those games that came in cards) but also 28 boxed games, 2 built-in games, a joystick and everything you'll need to set it up. Among the included games, you'll find such classics as Speedball, Super Smash TV, After Burner, Sonic, Sonic 2, Super Kick Off and Operation Wolf.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

260 IN 1 (NES)

Aha! People seem to be bidding on a most intriguing 260 IN 1 pirate cart for the Nintendo NES (seller ships worldwide). Now, if the eventual buyer would be so kind as to let us know what those games are, I'd be delighted.

King's Quest (Master System)

The Sega Master System might not have been able to overshadow the NES, but it do pretty well and has a rich library of titles. Among them you'll even find the proper and historically important King's Quest I adventure, that you could easily grab via this King's Quest (SMS) auction. The game comes complete with its manual and box and the seller ships to N. and S. America, Europe, Australia and Japan.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bang Bang Busters (Neo Geo)

Neo Geo AES games are rarely cheap and Bang Bang Busters is not an exception. Just have a look at this Bang Bang Busters auction for the complete, boxed copy of the US AES version. Mind you, this is a new game for the old machine, that plays (according to at least one friend) great and of which only 100 carts were produced. Seller ships worldwide.