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.
“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.
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 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 press kit used to be quite common, but has become more hard to find over time. It consists of a nice little metal case with the “Gran Turismo 2” logotype on the cap, a press CD-ROM, the two game discs and two protective foam rubber discs.
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.
This is the Sony licensed controller “The Glove” from Reality Quest.
Except for the controller and the instruction booklet, a VHS tape is also included. The white label on the cassette says: “PLAY THIS DEMO TAPE FIRST. PAL VERSION. Learn about “The GLOVE” for Playstation Games”.
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 “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.
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 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 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.
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.
This is a very rare French variant of the “All Star Action” big box version.
Unlike the other “All Star Action” big box variants (Dutch/U.K, German and European), this one has a sleeve instead of a box with a cap. In the design it looks similar to the also blue coloured Dutch/U.K variant, but has a few differences. For example, the French variant says “12 STAR GAMES” in yellow letters on the front cover, while the Dutch/U.K one says “12 PS ONE GAMES” in red letters.
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 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.
I was totally unaware of the “LMA Manager 2001” promo pack before this copy appeared on ebay.
The fold-out cardboard case, which is embraced by a cardboard sleeve, contains the promo version of the game and an instruction booklet.
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.
The third triple pack from Disney is the most uncommon one. Except for this rare Swedish variant, where the games are stacked on each other vertically, there is also an Australian variant, where the games comes in music-CD sized cases bundled in a cardboard box similar to the other two Disney packs.
The pack contains the Swedish variants of the games “Disney’s Tarzan”, “Disney’s Aladdin in Nasira’s Revenge”, “Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove” and has a barcode sticker that covers the original barcode on the back of the cardboard box.
“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.
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.
This is a very rare French game pack which I had never seen before I found this sealed copy.
It is called “2 Hits à Prix Cadeau!” and contains the games “Racing Simulation – Monaco Grand Prix” and “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six”, bundled together in a cardboard sleeve with its own barcode.
A great add to the collection!
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 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.
“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.
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…
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!
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.
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!
The official Playstation “Mouse”. A white Playstation mouse pad is included in the box.
Quite common hardware.
This is the official Playstation “Memory Card”, boxed and with instructions. The card and the sticker for it, are still sealed.
Can be found on ebay all the time!
The original Playstation “Controller”, complete with box and instruction papers. Should not be too difficult to get hold of.
“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.
Here we have the “G-Con45” light gun from Namco. According to me the best gun made for the Playstation.
Not rare at all and can be picked up on ebay anytime!
The box also includes a light gun adapter.
The official Playstation “Analog Controller” is the predecessor of the later “Dual Shock” controller. It lacks the vibration function, got longer handles and is missing the rubber cover on the analog sticks.
It is not particularly rare, but can be quite tricky to find boxed.
The official Playstation “Multi Tap”, boxed with instruction leaflet. Not hard to find at all!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This seems to be an official Sony Playstation “CD Mechanism”. I have not seen one boxed, neither after nor before I bought this copy on tradera.se many years ago. If anybody got more details about this item, please let me know!
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.
These two games, “Contra – Legacy of War” and “Heart of Darkness”, are not particularly rare, especially not “Heart of Darkness” which is a very common title.
The interesting thing about them is that they were the only Playstation 1 releases that came with 3D glasses in the case. So make sure that they are included if you are going to buy these titles!
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.
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.
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.
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!
“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.
One of the more common and not so expensive limited editions out there.
This is the U.K version, but I know there exists at least one more variant of this and that is a multi-language one.
The big cardboard box contains the original “Wild 9” game and a white Playstation T-shirt.
This press kit is actually quite rare, but when found, it can often be bought for an affordable price.
It comes with the original “Tekken 4” game, a press information CD-ROM (both discs with paper covers glued on top), a scroll (which I have never opened) and two chinese exercise balls.
A great kit for a “Tekken” collector like myself.
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.
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.
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!
“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 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.
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.