Forbidden Siren 1 & 2 – Promo Discs

Posted in Playstation 2 on October 19, 2014 by drewturpin

These are the promo disc versions of Forbidden Siren 1 and 2 (known as just Siren outside of the PAL regions). This is a series well worth a look if you are in to survival horror, as there is a little more depth than most of games in this genre.

Forbidden Siren Promo

The games main protagonist has the psychic ability of “sightjacking”, which enables them to hear and see through the eyes of other character in the game.

Forbidden Siren 2 Promo

These discs do tend to turn up every so often on ebay, and can be picked up for between £5 and £10 each.

Resident Evil 4 – Promo Disc

Posted in Playstation 2 on October 10, 2014 by drewturpin

This is the promo disc version of the classic Resident Evil 4, and comes in a slim clear CD case containing a proper insert.

Resident Evil 4 Promo (1)

I have been after this particular promo for a while now, and was very pleased to snap one up from ebay for £20.

Resident Evil 4 Promo (2)

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

Resident Evil 4 Promo (3)

Silent Hill: Origins – Sealed

Posted in Playstation 2 on September 20, 2014 by drewturpin

Here we have a sealed copy of Silent Hill: Origins, which is the fifth game in the franchise and a prequel to the first game, being set seven years before the events of the original Silent Hill.

Silent Hill Origins Sealed

This copy of the game was picked up off ebay for about £10, however I expect in the years to come sealed games like these will appreciate in value.

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.

Metal Gear Solid 3 Tin (1)

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.

Metal Gear Solid 3 Tin (2)

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.

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