This limited edition of the French exclusive game “Adibou Et L’Ombre Verte” is quite hard to find complete and in good condition. In the blue Playstation shaped suitcase you will find a copy of the game, a special designed controller, a special designed memory card and a case for the memory card.
This version of the “RFU Adaptor” was manufactured to fit the Playstation consoles that came after model “SCPH-1002”.
I have noticed that it is much harder to find a boxed copy of this adaptor today, than it was just a couple of years ago.
The German variant of the game “5 Star Racing” comes in a big cardboard box. It is a rare item and I have been after it for quite a long time. I am extra happy that the copy I found is still sealed.
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”.
Here we have the Italian variant of “Boom!”. GIG, the company that distributed Gamate in Italy, in some cases created totally new artwork for their game boxes and instruction booklets. At a first glance it might seems like that Italian “Boom!” has the same artwork as the international variant, but with a more closely look you can see that it has quite many differences.
The box and the instructions are both completely in Italian.
The Italian GIG-variant of “Bomb Blaster” has to be one of the most common games for the Gamate. Instead of “Bomb Blaster” it is called “Bomb Blast” and has this alternate title printed on the box, instruction booklet and the cartridge. “Bomb Blast” might actually be a more correct name for this game since that is what it is called according to the title screen. The instructions and the box are both completely in Italian.
Here we have a really cool British game pack released by Take 2. I had no idea that it existed before I found this copy on ebay.
The cardboard sleeve contains “Tunguska”, “Action Bass” and the Value Series version of “The Adventures of Monkey Hero”.
This is the U.K variant of the Phoenix game “Robin Hood: The Siege”. Usually there are some German copies to find on ebay, but the U.K variant has become pretty rare nowadays.
I had no idea that this French blister pack existed before I recently found this copy on ebay. It contains the French variant of the game “Disney’s Party Time With Winnie the Pooh” and a video cassette with the movie “Les Nouvelles Aventures de Winnie l’Ourson – Winnie et le tigre fou”.
This is the most common variant of the “All Star Action” big box versions. The blue cardboard box has Dutch text on its back, while the game itself is the U.K variant. This makes me believe that it was sold in both the U.K and the Benelux countries.
The German variant of the “All Star Action” big box version, is much more uncommon than the Dutch/U.K blue variant, but about equal in rarity in comparison to the European variant I think.
The yellow, oversized cardboard box that contains the game is still sealed.
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.
“Quiz Show” is a really rare Italian exclusive release. I searched this game every day for a couple of months before it finally appeared on ebay.
Here we have the red German cardboard box version of “Family Games Compendium”. It is a lot more uncommon than the black German variant, but not necessary very expensive. This copy is new and sealed.
This unusual memory card pack was released in France only. It contains the French variant of “Teletubbies – Play With the Teletubbies” and a yellow 1 Mb memory card from Joytech. A barcode sticker covers the original barcode for the game.
The “Vib-Ribbon” press kit is a really good looking piece and relatively uncommon.
Inside the plastic folder you will find the game disc, a CD-ROM with press information, a music-CD and a “Vib-Ribbon” poster.
The big box version of “All Star Racing” is very uncommon.
Unlike the other big box games, this one has a cardboard sleeve that covers the cardboard box. The game is the multi-language variant.
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!
Here we have a complete copy of the Sony licensed “Analog and Digital Steering Wheel with Foot Pedals” from Mad Catz.
A yellow sticker on the box states that except for the wheel, pedals and instruction booklet, this bundle also includes a cheeky Mad Catz watch.
This has to be the most common French blister pack from Disney.
It contains a French copy of “Disney’s Lilo & Stitch – Trouble in Paradise”, a special designed controller and a special designed memory card.
This bundle might be slightly more common than the other combo packs that was released in cardboard boxes.
It contains a “Not to be sold separately” copy of the game “Formula One 99” and an official Playstation CD case.
This is a quite uncommon French blister pack. It contains the game “V-Rally 2 – Championship Edition”, a memory card with the shape of a rally car and an official guide book for the game.
This is the black German big box version of the game “Family Games Compendium”. It is the most common one of the three known variants. You can find this on ebay quite often and should not be especially expensive.
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.
“Tekken Dark Resurrection” press kit is a quite common and good looking collectors item.
The red soft case contains a pre-production copy of the game, a CD-ROM with press information, an information booklet and a couple of combat survival cards. The cards displays screenshots from the game with a humorous element.
This is a quite common game combo from France.
Bundled in a blister pack, you will find re-releases of the games “V-Rally ’97 – Championship Edition” and “Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee”. Both games are French variants.
This is the very uncommon New Zealand/Australian variant of the Phoenix game “Buttsubushi”. It is the only known version with English text on the cover and in the instruction booklet. Just like many releases from New Zealand/Australia, the case has the same shape and size as the ones for music-CDs.
There also exists a much more common German variant of this game.
This is a quite uncommon Portuguese variant of “Tomb Raider”. The game comes in a blue cardboard sleeve which is advertising some kind of competition, held by the Portuguese publisher Ecofilmes in the early 2000s.
Several different games was released in this way, but not many copies seems to have survived and could therefore be quite hard to find nowadays.
“Animal Football”, a budget title from Phoenix, is one of the more rare games released to Playstation 1. Since the interest for these obscure titles has increased lately you can expect to pay quite alot money to get a complete copy of this game.
“Detective Mouse” is another uncommon release from Phoenix. It is often listed as one of the more rare titles for Playstation 1 and has therefore became quite expensive lately.
The “Colin McRae Rally 2.0” promo kit is a quite uncommon object.
In the fold-out box you will find a promo version of the game, instruction booklet and an electronic car park timer in a key chain with an instruction paper.
This is the second game pack from Disney and just like the first bundle, it is relatively common.
It contains “Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book – Groove Party”, “Disney’s Action Game Featuring Hercules” and “Disney/Pixar A Bug’s Life”.
“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.
“Evil Dead Limited Edition” is definitely one of my favorite objects in the collection.
It consists of the New Zealand/Australian variant of the game and a video cassette with the movie “Evil Dead”.
A really good looking set which is pretty hard to find, as it seems like it was only released in New Zealand and Australia.
The “Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere” press kit is a quite unusual item.
A big and nice looking cardboard box is holding the content, which consists of a game disc, a CD-ROM with press information and a keychain with the games logotype.
This press kit could be pretty expensive when it finally turns up for sale.
Here we have a Platinum copy of “Dancing Stage Party Edition”, bundled with a dance mat from Logic3. A sticker on the cardboard box declares: “Dancing Stage Party Edition included with this product”.
I had never seen this game + dance mat combination before.
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.
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.
Here we have a copy of the “Syphon Filter 3” press kit.
The cardboard folder, which has a magnetic seal, contains the game disc, a press information CD-ROM and some written information about the game.
This kit is quite common and not very expensive.
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.
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!
Here we have a sealed copy of the “asciiPad” from ASCIIWare. Finding one complete with the box is actually quite difficult nowadays.
Here we have a really nice limited edition, released in France only.
It contains the game “Formula One 99”, a white “Formula One 99” t-shirt and a “Formula One 99” cap.
You can find this pack quite often on ebay, but sometimes you will have to wait months before it turns up. My copy is new and sealed.
This is a combined Playstation 1 and Playstation 2 press kit.
It contains the promo versions of the game “Disney´s Treasure Planet” for the both consoles, a press information CD-ROM and a DVD called “The Making of Disney´s Treasure Planet – The Game”.
One of the more common and less expensive kits out there.
This is the most rare gun pack of the known French exclusives. It contains a copy of the game “Maximum Force”, a black light gun with instruction paper and a grey adapter.
This bundle is quite hard to find, but not necessarily very expensive.
Combo packs are really rare objects, so I had some luck when I found this one on ebay.
The pack contains the game “Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped” and an official Playstation CD case, bundled together in a cardboard box.
Prepare for a long hunt if you are after one of these rather expensive items.
This bundle is a French exclusive release. Just like the first “Die Hard Trilogy” gun pack, it could be quite tricky to find.
The box contains a French copy of the “Die Hard Trilogy 2” game, a “Scorpion – Recoil Light Gun” with instructions and a “G-Con” adapter.
This is a really rare edition of the game “Disruptor”.
It is the normal German double case variant, equipped with an extra cardboard sleeve that features a teddy bear and ratings from magazines as box art.
There exists an even more rare French release of this edition as well.
Here we have a sealed copy of a quite rare controller pack from Konami.
The bundle contains the English version of the game “Dancing Stage EuroMix” and a Konami dance mat.
I know that there also are French and Italian variants of this pack and I suspect there is a German version as well.
Here we have a boxed copy of the “Arcade Stick” from Namco.
The controller is not so rare, but highly sought after, since it is considered to be one of the best made arcade sticks that was manufactured for the Playstation 1.
“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.
This is a European, Diamond Black coloured “Dual Shock” analog controller for the Playstation 1.
There are plenty of these on ebay, in many different colours. A boxed copy should not be all too hard to find.
This is the “Arcade Stick” from ASCIIWare. It is much more uncommon than the “Specialized Joystick”, especially with the box.
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…
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.
This is a copy of the official Playstation console case. Just like the official CD case, it could be quite tricky to find it boxed.
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.
This gun pack contains the game “Time Crisis”, “G-Con45”, an adapter for the light gun and a flyer from Namco. “Not to be sold separately” is printed on the disc case back cover and the instruction booklet is multi-language.
The second most common gun bundle on ebay!
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.
Here we have the U.K variant of the music game “Beatmania” packed together with a special controller. The controller has the shape of a mini turntable and is designed specifically for the game.
A common and not so expensive edition that you can find on ebay almost any day!
This edition of “Puchi Carat” is pretty common. There is almost always a copy listed on ebay and often quite cheap to get.
The bundle contains the game and a special designed green controller. My copy is brand new and sealed.
“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.
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.
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.