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Auction Watch – 19/07/2014


Some good – and affordable – stuff this week.

Wario Land III (Game Boy Colour) – This is a buy it now, but there are apparently two available, and $35 is good for a new first party GBC game.

Game Boy Gallery 4 (Game Boy Colour) – Same as above, new and $35 buy it now

Rockman Collection (PlayStation NTSC-J) – A high price but a cool set

Daze Before Christmas (Mega Drive) – Best condition copy I’ve seen.

GameCube Bulk Lot – Doesnt specify if manuals are present, but lot includes Super Smash Bros Melee, Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door, Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, F-Zero GX, Resident Evil 4 and more.

Conker's Bad Fur Day (Nintendo 64)

Metal Gear Solid 20th Anniversary Collection Box Set (PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PSP)

Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GameCube)

Mario Party (Nintendo 64)

Star Fox 2 (Super Nintendo) – PAL Reproduction

Super Mario World: Return to Dinosaur Land (Super Nintendo) – PAL Reproduction

The Legend of Zelda: Parallel Worlds (Super Nintendo) – PAL Reproduction

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GameCube)

Secret of Mana (Super Nintendo)

Shenmue (Dreamcast)

Shenmue II (Dreamcast)

Shadow Warriors II (aka Ninja Gaiden II) (NES)

Nintendo 64 Fire Orange Console

Nintendo 64 Grape Purple Console

Nintendo 64 Ice Blue Console

PlayStation with Rental Case – Havent seen one of these in nearly 10 years


Auction Watch – 12/07/2014


A triumphant return?

Boxed Sega Saturn w/ Rayman

Boxed Sega Saturn Racing Wheel w/ Daytona USA, Sega Rally and F1 Challenge

Super Nintendo Nigel Mansell's World Racing Championship Bundle

Nintendo 64 Fire Orange Console

Super Nintendo Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Bundle

Nintendo 64 Grape Purple Console – Has a tear on one side.

Nintendo 64 Fire Orange Console

Boxed Colecovision Atari Expansion Module – Box is damaged

Nintendo 64 Grape Purple Console

Snowboard Kids 2 (Nintendo 64) – Another illustration of how ridiculous the Nintendo 64 scene is getting

Night Trap (32X CD) – A nice curio but not at that price

Grandia II (Dreamcast)

Killer Instinct + Bonus Watch (SNES)

Pilotwings (SNES)

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Game Boy)

Mario Party (Nintendo 64)

Pokemon Snap (Nintendo 64)

Diddy Kong Racing (Nintendo 64)

Lylat Wars (Nintendo 64)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)


Video Game Ad of the Day: Glover

Glover is a somehwat divisive platformer from the fifth generation era. Some people found it to be quite charming, others hold it up as a shining example of the deluge of middling mascot platformers which largely met their demise in the sixth generation era.


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The site’s hiatus will end effective immediately. Things may change a little, but we’ll aim to deliver content worth reading and watching again – even if it takes an age to produce.

Thank you for your patience.


In hibernation

I have been struggling to produce meaningful content on Retro Gaming Australia for about two years. The demands on my time, professionally and personally, have increased over the years, and time spent working on the site takes away from things that have a higher priority.

Over the last month, I undertook an experiment to see if I could cope with not updating the site, and walking away for a while. The experiment was a success.

The site and its projects will effectively go into hibernation for a while. We will also not be appearing at PAX this year.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Mega Man X3

Mega Man X3
Mega Man X3 is one of the final titles to be released on the SNES (outside of Japan, anyway). Due to the limited release of and demand for the game, it has quickly become one of the most expensive SNES titles on the secondary market.


Auction Watch – 23/03/2014


Lots of stuff around this week.

Just a reminder – items posted in Auction Watch are complete and in what I consider to be “good” condition. Unless noted, items are PAL and from Australian sellers.

Mega Man X (SNES)

Skies of Arcadia: Legends (GameCube)

Gran Turismo 4 PlayStation 2 Bundle

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past / Four Swords (Game Boy Advance) – haven’t seen one in this good condition ever – even when it was available new from retail.

Keio Flying Squadron (Mega CD)

Rainbow Islands (NES)

Mega Man 64 (NTSC-U Nintendo 64) – new & sealed

Kid Icarus (NES)

Mario Paint (SNES)

Nintendo Game Boy (launch version) – first retail version of the original Game Boy. Don’t often see them CIB.

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (Mega CD)

Pokemon Fire Red (Game Boy Advance)

Pokemon Emerald (Game Boy Advance)

Pokemon Sapphire (Game Boy Advance)

Mario Party (Nintendo 64)

Xbox Store Kiosk – Pickup from Penrith only


Video Game Ad of the Day: Fatal Frame (Project Zero)

Fatal Frame
Video games don’t come much scarier than Fatal Frame (or Project Zero for the rest of us). Main character Miku goes to the mysterious Himuro Mansion to look for her brother Mafuyu, who has been missing for several weeks. The mansion is full of evil spirits, which Miku can vanquish with her special antique camera.


Auction Watch – 16/03/2014

A day late – sorry!

Complete Metroid Collection

DuckTales Remastered Press Kit

Street Gangs (NES) – AKA River City Ransom

Pier Solar Reprint Edition (Mega Drive)

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube)

Diablo (PlayStation)

Spider-Man / Venom: Maximum Carnage (SNES)

Mortal Kombat (SNES)

Action 52 (Mega Drive)

Mega Man in Dr Wily's Revenge (Game Boy)

Battletoads in Ragnarok's World (Game Boy)

Super Game Boy (SNES)

NES Toploader – Missing the 3-in-1 cart

SNES Street Fighter II Bundle

Atari 2600 6 switch woody w/ AV mod


Video Game Ad of the Day: Phantasy Star

Phantasy Star
Phantasy Star is one of the great console RPGs of the 1980s. It was groundbreaking upon release for a number of reasons – fantastic graphics, a much more complex story than most games at the time, and a female lead character.