Archive for the Playstation 1 Category

Resident Evil – Game Guide Book

Posted in Playstation 1 on June 7, 2013 by drewturpin

This is a game guide for the Playstation version of Resident Evil and, as you can see from the cover, is “totally unauthorized”. This small paperback guide, published by Brady Games, is of a particularly lower quality from the glossy guides we see nowadays. The paper quality is poor meaning the black and white screen shots are not the best and the page layout leaves a lot to be desired.

Resident Evil Guide (1)

However the guide itself is very well written which is probably why Brady Games were subsequently given the official license to produce future guides for the series. It is an interesting addition to my Resident Evil collection, and does not appear too often on ebay, however Amazon does have a few copies selling for around £10. This copy was picked up at a local bootsale for just ten pence.

Resident Evil Guide (2)

Grand Theft Auto 2 – Alternative Version

Posted in Playstation 1 on May 3, 2013 by drewturpin

This is a little bit of an unknown rarity and hence can be picked up cheaply if you are into your GTA franchise games. I didn’t know this even existed until I stumbled across a picture of it on ebay.

Grand Theft Auto 2 (1)

At first glance it appears to be GTA 1 as it uses an identical cover picture, with just the title being changed. Other differences between this version and the standard version also include the manual and disc artwork. Although it is interesting to note that the map is the same as in the one that is in the standard version, which is confusingly titled “GTa2″.

Grand Theft Auto 2 (2)

Vagrant Story – Promo Disc

Posted in Playstation 1 on March 22, 2013 by drewturpin

This is the promo disc of the Playstation’s Vagrant Story, developed and published in 2000 by Square (more famous for their Final Fantasy series of games). Although a role playing game at heart it does combine elements of other genres including puzzle solving and strategy.

Vagrant Story Promo

This disc was picked up with a few others from an ebay seller, and I managed to get this one and four others for £10, which I was very pleased with. I’ve not seen another one of these since so it is difficult to put a price on this, however if you are lucky to track one down then expect to part with at least £10.

Parasite Eve 2 – Promo Discs

Posted in Playstation 1 on December 14, 2012 by drewturpin

This is the two disc promo of the Playstation’s Parasite Eve 2, developed and published in 2000 by Square (more famous for their Final Fantasy series of games). The game is, unsurprisingly, the sequel to Parasite Eve, but unfortunately the original game was never released in PAL format. This game is more a survival horror than a proper role playing game, and is definitely worth playing if you are a fan of both genres.

Parasite Eve 2 Promo

This disc was picked up with a few others from an ebay seller, and I managed to get this one and four others for £10, which I was very pleased with. I’ve not seen another one of these since so it is difficult to put a price on this, however if you are lucky to track one down then expect to part with at least £10.

Metal Gear Solid – Memory Card

Posted in Playstation 1 on December 12, 2012 by drewturpin

This is a silver “Metal Gear Solid” branded Playstation 1 memory card, and was a pre-order bonus for anyone who bought the game from Woolworths. The card, produced by Joytech, did come in a CD style case with front and back inserts however I just have the card on its own.

Metal Gear Solid Card

This is not particular rare as about 25,000 were produced, however expect to pay about £5 for the card alone and over £10 if you can find one in its own case. I bought this off ebay for about £4 as a bit of an impulse buy. The overall condition is not too bad, however I would like a complete one with case at some point.

Grand Theft Auto – Limited Edition

Posted in Playstation 1 on November 16, 2012 by drewturpin

This double disc “Limited Edition” version of the first game of the infamous franchise is a nice item if you are a collector of the series. It comes in a standard Playstation box, with a different front and back cover and a change of livery for the game disc from the original release.

The main extra with this “Limited Edition” is the inclusion of a soundtrack CD featuring music from the game (i.e. the car radio). This is a decent little package and can be seen regularly on ebay. Prices should be in the region of £10, just make sure it is complete with both discs, manual and maps.

Silent Hill – Portuguese Release

Posted in Playstation 1 on November 9, 2012 by drewturpin

I am not exactly sure if this is a rarity but I would certainly say it was a bit of an oddity. Here we have an official Portuguese version of the Playstation classic Silent Hill.

Essentially this is the standard UK release including the English manual and inserts, but it does also contain a manual in Portuguese and an import sticker on the back of the case. This game was release in Portugal by Ecofilmes who were the official distributer of Playstation games at this time.

I picked this up from Gamestation earlier this year, but have absolutely no idea how they came by this. However at just 49p I think I’ve got myself a real bargain.

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