[PS1] Wargame Pack Edition Limitee 2

Here whe have a French exclusive limited edition I have been after for a very long time. The pack contains the French variants of the games “Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes”, “Spec Ops: Covert Assault”, “Hidden & Dangerous” and three war models from Heller.

There also exists a “Wargame Pack Edition Limitee 1”, which has a cover artwork more similar to the “Spec Ops Trilogie” pack and includes the game “GTA 2” instead of “Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes”.

[PS1] Final Fantasy VIII Press Kit

The “Final Fantasy VIII” press kit is actually the exact same as the “Final Fantasy VIII Limited Edition Box-Set”, except that a press disc is included and instead of the normal variant of the game, the press kit has promo discs in a double jewel case without inlays or instruction booklet.

The really good looking cardboard box contains promo discs of the game, a CD-ROM with press information, an official white Playstation “Memory Card” in a blister pack, a green memory card protective case, a fold-out booklet containing stickers of various Playstation games (for the memory card protective case), a sheet of “Final Fantasy VIII” memory card stickers, a big double-sided “Final Fantasy VIII” poster and a “Final Fantasy VIII” t-shirt.

It could be a little more tricky to find the press kit than the limited edition, but it is not very rare. Since there are a lot of collectors for this game series, a press kit like this could be quite expensive.

[PS1] Playstation PSone SCPH-102C + Sector Playstation Watch Bundle

This is a very rare limited edition console pack. I suspect that it is an Italian exclusive, as the watch manufacturer Sector is located there.

The thin outer cardboard box, which has a small plastic window where the watch is displayed, contains the standard silver box variant of the Playstation “PSone SCPH-102C” console bundle and a Playstation watch from Sector. The watch comes in a nice looking display case, which also contains a “World Service Centers” booklet and some kind of certification card from Sector. The console box contains the usual stuff (a console, a white “Dual Shock” controller, power and AV cords, a scart adapter and printed materials).

This is an amazing addition to the collection!

[PS1] Velocity x3 Game Pack

Here we have a sealed copy of the rare “Velocity x3” game pack. It was released by Acclaim, in Australia and New Zealand exclusively.

In the cardboard sleeve you will find the Australian/New Zealand variants of the games “Vanishing Point”, “RC Revenge” and “Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000”. The cases have the same size as the ones for regular music-CDs.

[PS1] Crisis Beat Digital Press Kit

“Crisis Beat” digital press kit was unknown for me before this copy appeared on ebay.

It consists of a CD-ROM with press information in a sleeve and the U.K address on the back cover reveals that it was meant for the PAL territory. However, the only files available on the disc are screenshots from the game while the other folders are empty. Studio 3 was probably in a hurry when they made the kit and forgot to put the rest of the files on the CD.

[PS1] Rapid Racer Commemorative Disc

Here we have a limited edition of the game “Rapid Racer”. It was given away as a gift to the staff at Sony to celebrate the production of the 50 millionth European Playstation disc.

The disc has the following text printed on it: “Limited Edition to Celebrate Production of the 50 Millionth European Playstation CD” and comes in a totally black music-CD style case with a Playstation hologram sticker. No instruction manual is supossed to be included.

Commemorative discs are always hard to find and could be quite expensive as well.

[PS1] Syphon Filter 2 Press Kit

The “Syphon Filter 2” press kit is very uncommon and hard to find as a complete copy like this one.

The kit contains a small electric torch with the “Syphon Filter 2” logo, a metal clip, two batteries and a digipak that holds the two game discs and a CD-ROM with press information.

You will not see this awesome item for sale all too often and when it finally turns up, it usually costs quite alot.

[PS1] Playstation SCPH-1002 C

Here we have a Playstation “SCPH-1002 C” console bundle. The “C” means that the contents of this pack are adapted to European countries, others than U.K. British bundles have instead the letter “B” after the model number while Australian/New Zealand packs have an “A”.

The box contains a Playstation “SCPH-1002” unit, power and AV cords, an original controller, instruction manuals for the console and a guarantee paper. A “Demo 1” is supossed to be in this bundle as well, but since I am not 100% sure of which version it should be, I have chosen not to include one in the pictures.

You can find this pack quite often on ebay, but expect it to be a little bit more expensive than later Playstation models.

[PS1] Help 2001 Game Pack

This is the “Help 2001” game pack, released by Entertainment Software Charity (e.s.c.).

The bundle consists of a big cardboard sleeve holding the four games “TOCA Touring Car Championship”, “Tomb Raider”, “WWF War Zone” and “Ridge Racer Revolution”. A text on the front cover declares that “ALL PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF THIS PACK WILL GO TO HELP DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN”.

“Help 2001” can be quite hard to find nowadays, so if you see one for sale, grab it immediately!

[PS1] Hidden & Dangerous + Memory Card Bundle

This is for me, a previously unknown game + memory card edition, which I believe was released exclusively in France.

The bundle contains a French copy of the game “Hidden & Dangerous” and a 1 Mb memory card from Joytech. A barcode sticker is placed on the outside of the blister pack to cover the original barcode for the game.

A really rare object, but not necessarily so expensive.

[PS1] Tomb Raider Collectors Edition

“Tomb Raider Collectors Edition” was released in Australia and New Zealand exclusively, with a limited number of 10 000 copies.

The box is really good looking and contains the three first Tomb Raider games in special designed DVD cases. However, the games are oddly enough cheap re-releases. “Tomb Raider” and “Tomb Raider II” are Eidos Ricochet versions, while “Tomb Raider III – Adventures of Lara Croft” is the Platinum edition.

Due to the high release number of this object, it is quite common and should not be all too expensive to buy.

[PS1] Cindy’s Fashion World (U.K Variant)

Here we have “Cindy’s Fashion World”, considered by many to be the most rare standard PAL title for the Playstation.

I was lucky and paid about £1 for a mint copy. However, when I tested it on both a SCPH-9002 and a SCPH-7002 machine, it was very buggy. The intro played just fine, sound and picture was totally perfect. But when I got to the main menu, the screen went black. I was able to push buttons and move around with the D-pad and some sounds were heard. Somtimes glimpses of pictures and frames were visible as well.

Despite the mint condition, I thought the disc was damaged in some way and started to look for another copy. I finally found one and had to pay about £30 this time…

Imagine my suprise when that copy had the exact same issue! I was very confused and picked up my SCPH-5502 unit to try it there instead. Here, one of the games could not even get past the Playstation start up intro in the first few tries. When it finally did, it worked perfectly and so did the other copy. I then tried the games on a Playstation 2 console and they both worked flawlessly..

Very strange problem. I have never experienced this with any other Playstation game.

So now you might wonder: “After going through all this trouble, is the game any good?” The answer to that question is hidden in the fact that this is a low budget title from Phoenix…

[PS1] Games With Cardboard Cases

These four games are the only standard Playstation 1 titles that were released in cardboard cases.

“Tekken”, “Total NBA `97” and “Warhawk” were also released in normal jewel cases, while “Mortal Kombat 3” came in a normal music-CD case.

“Total NBA `97” is a bit different from the others. It has blue as basic colour and a piece of basketball rubber glued to the front cover.

None of these games are particularly rare or will cost you much money.

[PS1] Victory Boxing 2 Limited Launch Pack

This is a quite uncommon launch pack of “Victory Boxing 2”. The red plastic box has the shape of a boxing glove and the content is revealed by pulling off the yellow cardboard sheet on its back.

According to the seller of this item, this pack was handed out to video game retailers for the launch of the game. The bundle contains a “Victory Boxing 2” demo disc, instruction leaflet and a mouthguard in a plastic box with instruction manual.

This launch pack was totally unknown for me before I found this copy on ebay.

[PS1] Sphere 360°

This is a complete copy of the “Sphere 360°” controller from ASCII. It comes in a nice looking box that contains the controller, information and instruction papers and a “Sphere 360°” training disc.

The PAL version, which my copy of course is, seems to be a bit more uncommon than the NTSC one.

[PS1] Playstation Memory Card (White)

Official white-coloured “Memory Card” in a blister pack. There are tons of these in different colours on ebay, but make sure you get a European version if you are a PAL collector like me. On most official hardware you can often see this on the letter “E” that is printed after the product number, in this case “SCPH-1020 EW”. The “E” stands for Europe and the “W” stands for white which is the colour of the card.

[PS1] Speed Freaks + Multi Tap Bundle (Eastern European Variant)

“Multi Tap” packs are really rare objects. This “Speed Freaks + Multi Tap” bundle is the most common one of them though.

What makes this edition special is that it comes packed with an Eastern European variant of the game. The instruction booklet and the back cover of the disc case are written in Russian, Czech, Polish and Turkish. The cardboard box is the normal European multi-language one but with a barcode sticker that covers the original barcode. In game language is English only.

The pack contains the game “Speed Freaks” (which has “Not to be sold separately” typed on its back cover), a “Multi Tap” and instruction leaflet.

I have never seen this edition of the game before and can not find anything on the internet about it. Overall, Eastern European variants are often very hard to come across.

[PS1] G-Con45 + Ghoul Panic + Point Blank 2 Bundle

This is a quite unusual gun pack. The box, which actually is the “Point Blank 2 + G-Con45” bundle, has a big sticker on it that covers its frontside saying: “G-Con45 + Ghoul Panic + Point Blank 2”. A barcode sticker covers the original one on the back of the box.

Except for the two games and the light gun, the bundle contains a Playstation “AV Adaptor” and some instruction leaflets. Both games are the multi-language variants, but only “Point Blank 2” has the “Not to be sold separately” text printed on the disc case back cover.

I think this pack is a Dutch exclusive release, at least I bought my copy in Amsterdam and have never heard of any other collector who have found this in another country.

[PS1] Point Blank 2 + G-Con45 Bundle

This is the second gun pack from Namco in the “Point Blank” series. It contains the “Point Blank 2” game, “G-Con45” and a light gun adapter. The disc case has “Not to be sold separately” printed on its back and the instruction booklet is multi-language.

I think this bundle is a little bit more uncommon than the first “Point Blank” gun set and therefore tends to go for slightly more money on ebay.

[PS1] Ridge Racer Type 4 + JogCon Bundle

Here we have a really nice set. The original “Ridge Racer Type 4” game bundled together with the “JogCon” controller, in a thick cardboard box. The disc case has “Not to be sold separately” written on its back and also contains the “Ridge Racer Hi-Spec Demo”.

My copy is new, so the controller is still in its packaging as you can see on the image.

This edition turns up on ebay very often and is mostly quite cheap.

[PS1] Spec Ops Trilogie

This is an incredibly rare French exclusive limited edition. It contains the French variants of “Spec Ops – Airborne Commando”, “Spec Ops: Covert Assault”, “Spec Ops – Ranger Elite” and a model of a military jeep from Heller.

“Spec Ops Trilogie” was totally unknown for me before I found this copy on ebay. The seller said that he had only seen one other in over ten years and that one was in much worse condition than this still sealed copy. When searching the internet, I could only find this object in a few other peoples collections.

[PS1] Point Blank + G-Con45 Bundle

This box set from Namco contains the game “Point Blank”, “G-Con45” and an adapter for the light gun. The case for the disc has the text “Not to be sold separately” written on its back and the instruction booklet is multi-language.

It turns up on ebay once in a while and will probably cost you between £30-£100, depending on its condition.

[PS1] Time Crisis – Project Titan + G-Con45 Bundle (Scandinavian Variant)

This is by far the most common gun pack out there.

The box contains “Time Crisis – Project Titan”, the “G-Con45” and an adapter for the light gun. My copy of this bundle has the Scandinavian variant of the game in it and a sticker on the front of the cardboard box which says “Includes Swedish instructions”.

You can almost always find this pack on ebay and it is often pretty cheap by comparison with the other Namco “G-Con45” bundles.

[PS1] Herkules (U.K Variant)

This game is easy in the top 20 of the most rare Playstation 1 standard releases. “Herkules” is one of those cheap “Cartoon Film, Jigsaw Puzzle and Colouring Book” Phoenix titles and will probably only interest the obscure game collector or the ones who are going for a full PAL set.

Fortunately, when the game finally turns up for sale, it will cost you almost nothing.

[PS1] World Cup 98 (HMV Edition)

This is the well known HMV edition of “World Cup 98”. The difference between this and the original release is the shiny, holographic front cover. There was only one way to get your hands on this edition at the time and that was to pre-order it through the U.K media store company HMV.

It is listed quite often on ebay and should not be very expensive to grab.

[PS1] Tintin – Destination Adventure (U.K/Swedish Variant)

This is “Tintin – Destination Adventure”, the U.K variant. It is considered to be one of the more hard to get standard PAL releases.

I have lately seen this go for crazy high prices on ebay and I have heard of people paying as much as £400 for it. But as you can see, the U.K variant is the exact same as the Swedish variant and here in Sweden the game is actually pretty common. Unfortunately, the hype over this game being very rare has forced up the prices in Sweden as well, so you can expect to pay about £100-£150 for it on tradera.se nowadays.

[PS1] Multiplayer Mayhem Game Pack

This is a very rare game combo pack from “Infogrames” called “Multiplayer Mayhem”.

The games, “Worms Pinball”, “Hogs of War” and “Worms Armageddon”, are bundled together by a paper cover, which has its own barcode on the back. All three games are the “Best of Infogrames” versions, in spite of the fact that the cover displays the original ones, except for “Worms Armageddon”. “Worms Pinball” and “Worms Armageddon” have white stickers that covers the barcodes on the back of their cases.

I had never seen this game pack before I found this one on ebay. It must be extremely rare since I can´t find any information about it at all on the internet. If you know anything more about it, please let me know!

[PS1] Blue´s Clues: Blue´s Big Musical

“Blue´s Clues: Blue´s Big Musical” is a New Zealand/Australian exclusive release and one of the most rare standard PAL games.

It has a music-CD sized case with “Playstation” carved on the border and the Playstation hologram sticker on the front.

This game can be quite tricky to track down as a complete copy, but it will probably not cost you a fortune when you do.

[PS1] Tekken 3 Press Kit (U.K Variant)

The “Tekken 3” press kit is a pretty common item, but tends to catch quite high prices nowadays.

It contains the “Tekken 3” game, a press information CD-ROM, a folder with information about the characters (which is connected to the sleeve for the press disc) and a pamphlet with the background story of the game.

A really good looking kit which should not be too hard to find, as there is always atleast one copy up on ebay.

[PS1] Die Hard Trilogy + Scorpion Bundle

French exclusive release “Die Hard Trilogy + Scorpion”, is one of the more uncommon light gun bundles.

The bundle contains the French Platinum version of “Die Hard Trilogy”, the “Scorpion – Recoil Light Gun”, instruction leaflet for the light gun and a “G-Con” adapter.

This pack can be quite hard to track down, but you will probably get it for a pretty low cost when you find it.

[PS1] Resident Evil Pad

Official “Resident Evil” pad from ASCII. Complete with box, pad, instruction booklet and registration card. The controller is special designed for use with the “Resident Evil” games.

Not really that rare, but I have noticed it becoming more expensive over the years. A must have for “Resident Evil” collectors!

[PS1] The Hoobs Playtime Gift Pack (Australian/New Zealand Variant)

“The Hoobs Playtime Gift Pack” is a really rare object nowadays. My copy includes the Australian/New Zealand variant of the game and for a long time this limited edition was considered to be an exclusive release for these countries. I just recently found out that this pack also exists bundled with a Spanish variant of the game and the flags on the cardboard box back indicates that it probably was released in some other countries as well.

The game disc comes in a music-CD style case, which has “Not to be sold separately” printed on its backside inlay.

The box contains, except for the game itself, a character from the TV-show as a plush toy. I have never seen this limited edition packed with any other figure than this green one.

[PS1] World Cup 98 Limited Edition – EA Sports Fan Edition

A brand new and sealed copy of “World Cup 98 Limited Edition”. This box set contains the game itself, tournament wall chart & rules, red & yellow cards, a penalty blindfold, a disposable FUJI camera and a rubber remote control.

A great limited edition, loaded with stuff! I have seen a couple of these on ebay and they seem to catch quite high prices and even more expensive when sealed.

[PS1] Spider-Man Limitierte Sonderedition

This limited edition of “Spider-Man” is a German exclusive release. The big cardboard box contains the game itself, a blue Spider-Man T-shirt and a Spider-Man comic.

There are a couple of known copies in the hand of other collectors, but it rarely turns up for sale, so when I saw this one I grabbed it immediately. It was quite expensive, but the condition is really good. The game and the T-shirt are still sealed and the comic looks untouched.

[PS1] 7 Shoot Games

This is a sealed copy of the German exclusive game “7 Shoot Games”. It comes in a big cardboard box, similar to the ones old PC-games were packed in.

The game is quite uncommon but can be grabbed pretty cheap when it turns up on ebay. Overall this is a really good looking collectors item, well worth the money if your purpose is to display it.