You can generally find the Portuguese and Spanish variants of “Truck Rally” quite easy, but the U.K variant definitely belongs in the top of the most rare titles for the Playstation.
“2 Games: TOCA World Touring Cars/Jonah Lomu Rugby” is probably the most rare “2 Games” compilation of them all. It was released in Australia and New Zealand exclusively.
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”.
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.
This is a limited edition of the game “Beyblade – Let it Rip!”. It is probably German exclusive and is very hard to find.
It contains the German variant of the game, a Beyblade sack and a Beyblade cap.
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.
The U.K variant of “Yetisports World Tour” is one of those budget games that has become really hard to find lately. There are usually a couple of French variants to find at ebay, but you will seldom see the English one. I am predicting that this game is going to be very sought after in the near future, which will increase the value alot. So if you find a copy, buy it immediately while it is still quite cheap.
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.
Here is another uncommon French blister pack from Disney.
The bundle contains a French variant of “Disney Learning – Winnie the Pooh”, a special designed controller and a special designed memory card.
This is one of the more uncommon French blister packs from Disney.
It contains the French variant of “Disney Learning – Mickey”, a special designed controller and a special designed memory card.
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.
The U.K variant of the “This Is Football” press kit has the shape of a notebook and contains a red pencil, a white review copy of the game disc, a CD-ROM with press information and a fold-out leaflet which is connected to the cover.
This is one of the more common press kits out there.
You are looking at a complete set of unlicensed PAL games for Playstation 1. Well, actually only two of the titles could be defined as real games, since three of them are screensavers and one is a visually enhanced CD player with a mini game.
The text “FOR PLAYSTATION 2 & PSONE” is printed on the front covers, but since the games works on a Playstation 1 console, they are technically Playstation 1 titles. Playstation 2 is backward compatible, so it will play all Playstation 1 games, but Playstation 1 can never play a Playstation 2 game.
“Fun+Learn1ing – Volume 1” (educational game)
“Fun+Learn1ing – Volume 2” (educational game)
“Feeding Frenzy” (screensaver with predator theme)
“Virtual Aquarium” (screensaver with aquarium, space and lava lamp theme)
“Virtual Fireplace” (screensaver with fireplace, space and disco theme)
“DSP – Music Revelation” (except for the disc with the visually enhanced CD player, a music CD is included with soundtracks from various video games)
These titles are very hard to find.
This is the only complete copy of the “Destruction Derby Raw” press kit I am aware of.
Inside the neutral cardboard box, you will find the game disc, a CD-ROM containing press information and three destroyed toy stock cars. The cars and the discs are vacuum packed in “Destruction Derby Raw” labelled plastic bags. An information paper from the developer is also included.
For a long time I thought that the “Destruction Derby Raw” press kit only consisted of the game and the press discs. Therefore, it was really nice to discover that the kit was actually supposed to contain some more stuff.
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.
This kind of blister packs from Disney was only released in France.
It contains the French variant of “Disney’s Peter Pan – Adventures in Neverland”, a special designed controller and a special designed memory card.
This bundle is quite common.
The press kit for “In Cold Blood” is not easy to find nowadays.
It consists of a folder covered in graphics, which is holding the two game discs, a CD-ROM with press information, a small spray can and a pamphlet. The kit comes in a silver bag for static shielding. To reveal the text inside the information pamphlet, you are supposed to use the spray can on it. The liquid in it has dried since long.
This is a Playstation “SCPH-5502 C” console bundle.
It contains a Playstation “SCPH-5502” console, an original controller, AV and power cables, instruction manuals, registration booklet, guarantee paper and advertising. I have no clue about which version of “Demo 1” that is supossed to be in this pack, so I have not included one in the photos.
This bundle is common and you should be able to find a copy of it at any time on ebay.
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.
“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.
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.