Archive for March, 2015

Jet Set Willy II

Posted in Commodore Amiga on March 27, 2015 by drewturpin

The classic Jet Set Willy II, for the Commodore Amiga in 3½ inch disc format. Confusingly the insert is for Jet Set Willy, but the disk is marked and loads as Jet Set Willy II. This error seems to be common for all the releases of this version.

Jet Set Willy Amiga (1)

The Amiga release boasts scrolling rooms, improved graphics and sound over its 8 bit predecessor, however for some reason the room names are omitted from each of the screens. The scrolling screen and lack of room names seems to make this a different sort of platformer than the original single screen classic, and not nearly as good.

Jet Set Willy Amiga (2)

Unfortunately, unlike the Amiga version of Manic Miner, a port of the original game was not included on the disk, which was a great shame. This game does appear relatively frequently on ebay, but expect to pay in the region of about £10 for one.


Resident Evil Code: Veronica X – Sealed

Posted in Playstation 2 on March 20, 2015 by drewturpin

This is the sealed copy disc of Resident Evil Code: Veronica X. 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.

Resident Evil CVX Sealed

The updates were essentially a “Director’s Cut” which contain an extra nine minutes cut scenes, and some graphical changes. This sealed copy is of the re-released version from 2012. As this release is fairly recent it should be relatively easy to find on ebay, and can be picked up for around £10.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence – Promo Discs

Posted in Playstation 2 on March 13, 2015 by drewturpin

Here we have the promo discs of the enhanced version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (titled Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence).

MGS 3 Subsistence Promo (1)

Not only is there an updated version of the original game but also the inclusion of the two classics MSX games Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2:  Solid Snake, for the first time translated into English. The three discs are titled up “Subsistence”, “Persistence” and “Existence”, with the “Existence” disc including new re-cut cinematic scenes.

MGS 3 Subsistence Promo (2)

This particular promo doesn’t appear too often on ebay, so expect to pay in the region of £50 when it does. Also make sure in comes with the very small instruction sheet, as this is not always present.

MGS 3 Subsistence Promo (3)