Metal Gear Solid 3 – Limited Metal Edition

Posted in Playstation 2 on August 29, 2014 by drewturpin

This is the steelbook version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, official titled Limited Metal Edition. This version of the game is not particularly common, possibly because there is no difference between this and the original release apart for the metal case. Also it retailed at £59.99 when released back in 2005 so I would guess sales weren’t particularly high. This can be picked up easily enough of ebay, but expect to pay £20 or more for a copy. As with all steelbook editions the condition can vary, so be on the lookout for any dents or chips in the paintwork.

Final Fantasy Anthology – Promo Discs

Posted in Playstation 1 on August 9, 2014 by drewturpin

Final Fantasy Anthology is a compilation release of both Final Fantasy 4 and 5 for the Playstation. Essentially the two games are ports of the original Super NES releases with a few full motion videos (FMV) added for good effect.

FF Anthology Promo (1)

Here we have the two promo discs which are in mint condition. This is another promo that is not seen that often on ebay, so expect to pay upwards of £30 for the pair.

FF Anthology Promo (2)

Barbie: Race & Ride – Review Disc

Posted in Playstation 1 on July 5, 2014 by drewturpin

Here we have a rare review disc for the Playstation’s Barbie: Race and Ride.  Unlike promos discs these were sent out to magazines for previews/reviews at various times during the game’s.

Barbie Review (1)

The disc is a very distinctive white, which contrasts from the black of the promo, demo and rental discs. This disc is dated 05/10/1999 and is labelled as “Final 1.0” which I would assume would be a pretty much the final version of the game, as it was officially released on the 1st December 1999.

Barbie Review (2)

I picked this up at a bootsale for 50 pence, and although this would not be the sort of game I would normally collect, I am still happy to own a rare review disc in my Playstation collection. Review discs very rarely turn up on ebay, and when they do they tend to be on the more expensive side. I have never seen another review disc of this game so I have no idea of its value.

This Is Football 2002 – Press Pack

Posted in Playstation 2 on June 15, 2014 by drewturpin

This is the press pack for the Playstation 2 version of “This Is Football 2002”, which was released in 2001.

TIF 2002 - Press (1)


TIF 2002 - Press (2)

Included is a “Press Information (September 2001)” compact disc with the Playstation 1 PAL logo on it. Interestingly though this disc isn’t recognised as a valid disc by either the Playstation 1 or Playstation 2 hardware. Examining the contents through a PC shows that this disc just contains a number of images of the Playstation 2, Sony’s “Multitap” peripheral and promotional images of the game (but no actual game screen shoots).

TIF 2002 - Press (3)

The other disc is the actual game disc (not a promo disc) and is identical to the one you would get with the original release. Although the game itself was decent enough it couldn’t really compete with either the FIFA or PES franchises. Ultimate this franchise had to admit defeat and the last instalment of the game was “This Is Football 2005”, which was also release on the Playstation 2.

TIF 2002 - Press (4)

I picked this up from ebay a few years ago for under £5, which is a price I am more than happy with. However I am not sure what it is actually worth as I have not seen another one of these since.

Resident Evil Code: Veronica X – Promo Disc

Posted in Playstation 2 with tags , on May 10, 2014 by drewturpin

This is the promo disc of Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, and comes in a slim clear CD case containing a proper insert.

Resident Evil CVX Promo (1)

This game was originally released on the Sega Dreamcast as Resident Evil Code: Veronica back in 2000. This updated Playstation 2 version, with the added X in the title, was release in 2001. The updates were essentially a “Director’s Cut” which contain an extra nine minutes cut scenes, and some graphical changes.

Resident Evil CVX Promo (2)

This is another promo that is not seen that often on ebay, so expect to pay upwards of £30 if you are lucky enough to track one down.

Resident Evil CVX Promo (3)

The Complete Spectrum – Part 1

Posted in ZX Spectrum on April 27, 2014 by drewturpin

This is the first of a six part series of magazines published monthly from January 1983 by Database Publications Ltd. The magazine covered a range of topics for both beginners and expert Spectrum users. Essentially it was an extended user’s guide, teaching basic and machine code but also covering some of the many peripherals released for the machine.

The Complete Spectrum

I picked up this copy, along with several Sinclair related magazines, for £3 at a local bootsale. This magazine does not appear too often on ebay so prices are difficult to gauge, but expect to pay about £5 for a copy. Also because of the age of the magazine the condition can vary, so I would always email the seller to get a better understating of the overall state of the magazine (e.g. missing pages, rips, tears, writing etc).

Metal Gear Solid 2 – Promo Disc

Posted in Playstation 2 on April 11, 2014 by drewturpin

This is the promo disc version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and comes in a slim clear CD case containing a proper insert.

Metal Gear Solid 2 Promo (1)

This is another Metal Gear Solid promo I have been after for my Metal Gear Solid collection for a while now, and was very pleased to snap one up from ebay for just over £20.

Metal Gear Solid 2 Promo (2)

However expect to around £40 and upwards for a copy, as most of these on ebay tend to be on “buy it now” auctions.

Metal Gear Solid 2 Promo (3)


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