Jet Set Willy – Sealed

Posted in Commodore 64 on May 9, 2016 by drewturpin

Here we have a copy of the ground-breaking platformer Jet Set Willy for the Commodore 64, which was released in 1984 by Software Projects.

JSW C64 (sealed) 1

This was the sequel to Manic Miner with the coding being converted by Shahid Ahmad and the music by George Neophytou.

JSW C64 (sealed) 2

Until recently I have never seen a sealed version of this game, complete with “Software Projects” tear strip. So when one appeared on ebay I had to make sure I got it, which I did for only £9. Over the years I have seen a few sealed copy of Jet Set Willy for the ZX Spectrum, however I feel this is far rarer which makes it difficult to put a value on it.


Manic Miner – Sealed

Posted in BBC Micro on November 15, 2015 by drewturpin

Manic Miner is one of the most famous platformers of the 80’s and although originally released for the ZX Spectrum, it was soon ported to other 8 bit machines of the day. Here we have the BBC Micro version released by Software projects.

Manic Miner BBC (sealed)

This particular copy is sealed with the official “Software Projects” tear strip, and was bought on ebay recently for £5. Sealed versions of this game are not seen that often, but worth hunting down as it nice little piece of gaming history.

Centipede – Sealed

Posted in Commodore 64 on July 24, 2015 by drewturpin

Atari’s classic shooter Centipede on the Commodore 64 was a decent enough conversion for the machine back in 1983.

Centipede (1)

This cartridge version of the game is new and sealed, making it more collectible. However a few of these are still available on ebay, but expect to pay £15 and upwards to get one.

Centipede (2)

Final Fantasy XII – Promo Disc

Posted in Playstation 2 on July 3, 2015 by drewturpin

Here we have the promo disc of the Playstation 2 game Final Fantasy XII, originally released in 2006.

Final Fantasy XII Promo (1)

It comes complete with insert which contains details of the game’s controls. Everything in is a near mint condition and I managed to get this through an ebay auction for under £5.

Final Fantasy XII Promo (2)

These discs do show up on ebay occasionally, and can be picked up for around £10.

Final Fantasy XII Promo (3)

Vib Ribbon – Promo Disc

Posted in Playstation 1 on June 12, 2015 by drewturpin

Here we have the promo disc of the underrated game Vib Ribbon, originally released in 2000 on the Playstation 1. This rhythm video game was a unique experience on the Playstation 1 as the actual software loads directly into the consoles Random Access Memory (RAM). This then allows for the player to use any music with the game, creating their own levels to play through. Due to the game simple black and white vector graphics, it was largely overlooked in the UK, however two sequels did appear on the Playstation 2, but only in Japan.

Vib-Ribbon Promo

Although the promo disc doesn’t appear that often on ebay, it can be picked up for around £10. Unusually the more common original game disc tends to be more expensive to buy on ebay, costing in the region of £25.

Silent Hill 3 – Promo Disc

Posted in Playstation 2 on May 29, 2015 by drewturpin

This is the promo disc version of Silent Hill 3, the third in the franchise and the second game to appear on the Playstation 2.

Silent Hill 3 Promo (1)

The game disc comes in a slim clear CD case and contains a proper insert.

Silent Hill 3 Promo (2)

Expect to pay around £30 for a copy, as most of these tend to be on “buy it now” auctions on ebay.

Silent Hill 3 Promo (3)

Metal Gear Solid 3 – Sealed

Posted in Playstation 2 on May 15, 2015 by drewturpin

Here we have a sealed copy of the classic Metal Gear Solid 3 – Snake Eater, however this is the re-released version from 2011.

MGS 3 sealed

As this release is fairly recent it should be relatively easy to find on ebay, and can be picked up for around £10.