[PS1] The Glove

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”.

[PS1] Playstation SCPH-5502 C

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.

[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] Playstation Analog Joystick

The official Playstation “Analog Joystick” is a massive controller, mainly designed for flight simulation games and such.

Small rubber suckers, which could be put beneath the controller to make it steady, are included in a plastic bag with instructions.

This apparatus is quite uncommon with the box and the cost for it should be around £50-£150 depending on the condition.

[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.