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 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 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.
I was really suprised when I found this boxed copy of the Sony licensed “2 Way Fighting Commander” controller from Hori. I thought that it never was released in Europe, but as you can see on the flags and languages that adorns the box, it definitively was.
Here we have another French blister pack from Disney.
It contains the French variant of the game “Disney’s Treasure Planet”, a special designed controller and a special designed memory card.
This bundle is less common.
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.
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 bundle contains the game “Dance Europe” and a dance mat with instructions.
The design of this pack has a different look than its British counterpart “Dance: UK” + dance mat bundle, which is basically just the original dance mat box with a sticker on.
It should not be all too difficult to find a copy of this bundle on ebay.
This pack consists of the game “Dance: UK”, a dance mat with instructions and a registration card. A white sticker on the front of the box declares that it: “ALSO INCLUDES – PSONE DANCE UK SOFTWARE”.
You can find this bundle on ebay very often.
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 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.
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.
The “Specialized Joystick” from ASCIIWare is not very hard to find boxed and not so expensive either.
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…
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.
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 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!
This is the “Grip” controller from ASCII. It is designed to be managed by just one hand and was marketed as the “RPG controller” back in the days.
My copy is complete with box, controller and instructions. Not particularly rare or expensive.
The original Playstation “Controller”, complete with box and instruction papers. Should not be too difficult to get hold of.
This official Playstation “RFU Adaptor” is actually pretty hard to find boxed.
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.