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.
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.
Here we have a complete copy of the rare Gamate title “Volcano Panic”. The box has English text with a sticker on the lid containing the games title in Chinese. The instruction manual is in Chinese.
“Legend of Dragon Knight” is a very rare Gamate game. This variant has English text on the box with a sticker on the lid containing the title in Chinese. Since this is a re-release from UMC, the Bit Corp related material on the box is covered by various stickers. The instruction booklet is in Chinese.
I had never seen this variant of “Fist of Thunder” before I found this copy on ebay. The box has the title of the game in Chinese only, while the game description on the back is in English. Both the box and the card has the UMC design and the instruction booklet is in Chinese with English text on the back.
The other known Taiwanese variant does not have the UMC design on the box. I have never seen the game card for it, but I suspect that it is not having the UMC design either.
This is a complete copy of the super rare game “Famous”. The box (which has the UMC design) has a mixture of English and Chinese text and there is a sticker with the Chinese title on the lid. Except for the Chinese instruction booklet, a set of stickers with characters from the game is also included.
I suspect that there might be another Taiwanese variant of this game, that not has the UMC box design and UMC design on the card, but I have never seen it.
“Punk Boy” is another really rare game for the Gamate system. The box and the card has the UMC design and the text on the box has a mixture of English and Chinese text. The instruction manual is in Chinese.
Finding a complete copy of “Robin Hood” for the Gamate system is indeed not easy. The box, the instruction manual and the game itself are entirely in Chinese. Included is also a cool Robin Hood sticker.
Finding a complete copy of the Gamate game “Kiki Inland” is extremely hard. The box has English text, a sticker on the lid containing Chinese letters (probably the title of the game) and a sticker with trademark information from UMC that covers the Bit Corp text on the back. The instruction booklet is in Chinese.
Here we have a complete copy of the Italian GIG-variant of the game “Treasure Hunter”. It has a different artwork on the box and the instruction booklet than the other known variants of this game. The box and the instructions are completely in Italian.
This is the Italian variant of “Pipemania”. It is very common and has Italian text on the box and in the instructions.
“Nightmare of Santa Claus” is a real classic for the Gamate. This is the Italian variant so the artwork on the box and the instruction manual are slightly different from the other known variants of the game. The most notable distinction has to be the appearance of Santa Claus, who looks a little bit more respectable on this version.
This is the Italian variant of “Mini Golf”. It has Italian text on the box and in the instruction booklet.
Here we have the Italian GIG-variant of the Gamate game “Magic Jigsaw”. The box and the instruction manual are both completely in Italian.
This is a complete copy of the very common Italian variant of “Kung-Fu Fighter”. It has Italian text on the box and in the instruction booklet.
The Italian GIG-variant of “Kill Shot” is common and should not be very hard to find. The box and the instruction booklet are in Italian.
Here we have the very common Italian variant of the Gamate game “Flipuzzle”. The box and the instruction manual are completely in Italian and have a different artwork than the other known variants of this game.
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.
This is the Italian variant of the Gamate game “Box Forum”. It is quite common, just like most of the Italian GIG-versions and has Italian text printed on the box and in the instruction booklet.
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.
The Taiwanese variant of “Flipuzzle” is very hard to find compared to the much more common Italian GIG-edition of the game. The box has English text and the instruction booklet is in Chinese.
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.
Here we have a nice Spanish game pack from Acclaim. It contains the Spanish variant of “Shadow Man” and the Platinum version of “Alien Trilogy”.
I had never seen this blister pack before I found this copy on ebay.
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.
“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.
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”.
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.
This is a complete copy of “Galaxy Invaders” for the Gamate. It has English text on the box and in the instruction manual.
There are always some Italian GIG-editions out on ebay, but finding the international one could be quite tricky.
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.
Loose carts of “Witty Apee” turns up quite frequently since it was included in some console bundles, but finding a complete copy like this, is indeed not easy.
The box has English text and a sticker on the lid containing Chinese letters. Some Taiwanese variants came with double manuals and “Witty Apee” is one of them, so except for the standard Chinese instruction booklet, there is also an English manual included.
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 “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.
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.
“Dinosaur Park” is a super rare fighting game for the Gamate system. It is entirely in Chinese, but offers the possibility to switch into English text in the game through the options menu.
This copy is complete with the cartridge, dust cover, instruction booklet and a sheet with stickers of characters from the game.
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.
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.
“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 complete copy of the Gamate game “Kung-Fu Fighter”. It has English text on the box and in the instruction booklet. A sticker on the backside of the box, that covers the Bit Corp logo, reveals that this is a UMC re-release of the game.
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.
This copy of the Gamate game “Tennis” has English text on the box and in the instruction manual. It is a re-release of the game, which originates from the time when UMC had taken over the Gamate brand from Bit Corp. You can see this on the back of the box, where UMC has covered the Bit Corp text with a UMC sticker.
What is really special with this variant is the cartridge. On a black border, below the graphics (which has green as background colour, instead of the usual yellow), is the text “UNISYN CORP.” printed. Thanks to the valuable information from ZABORGER in the comment section, I now know that UNISYN CORP. is the previously company name of UMC. Many thanks for that ZABORGER!
There also exists a variant of “Bomb Blaster” with a cartridge that also has the exact same “UNISYN CORP.” print.
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.
Here we have a complete copy of the Gamate game “Time Warrior”. It has English text on the box and in the instruction booklet.
There is always a couple of Italian GIG-versions for sale on ebay, but finding the international variant could be quite difficult.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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 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”.
Here we have a copy of the first game pack from Disney.
The box contains the three Disney games “Mickey’s Wild Adventure”, “Disney’s Tarzan” and “Disney’s Story Studio – Mulan”.
This game pack should not be all too hard to find.
This is the European version of the 10 Million Model “Memory Card”. It was produced by Sony in limited numbers to celebrate that ten million Playstation consoles had been sold. The “Memory Card” is the most common item in the 10 Million Model line.
It consists of a silver Playstation “Memory Card” in a black cardboard folder which has the text “NOT FOR RESALE” printed on the back, a sticker for the card and the instruction paper.
In comparision with the other pieces in the 10 Million Model line (the console and controller), the “Memory Card” is not so hard to find.
“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.
Here we have a complete copy of “The Golden Pyramid”. It is one of the very last games developed for the Gamate system, which at this time was completely taken over by UMC (United Microelectronics Corp). The Gamate games from this period are often written entirely in Chinese and have very good graphics in comparision with the games from the Bit Corp era.
The box, game, instruction booklet and the registration card for “The Golden Pyrmaid” are all in Chinese.
UMC releases are unbelievable hard to find these days, especially complete copies.
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.
“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 quite odd box variant of the Playstation “SCPH-5502 A” console bundle. This unit normally comes in a box with yellow as background colour even in New Zealand/Australia, but somehow, they also had this strange red variant for the same model. It looks very similar to the NTSC box for “SCPH-5501”, except for a couple of minor difference.
The bundle contains a Playstation “SCPH-5502” console, an original controller, AV and power cords and a region specific instruction booklet. A “Demo 1” disc is supossed to be included as well, but since I have no idea about which version it should be, I have chosen not to include one in the photos.
It could be quite hard to get one of these packs, especially if you are not living in Australia or New Zealand.
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 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.
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.
This is a new and complete copy of the Playstation “PSone SCPH-102B” bundle.
The pack contains the console, a white “Dual Shock” controller, a RFU adaptor, an AC adaptor and printed materials.
This is a very common item that you will find on ebay at any time.
Here we have a very uncommon variant of the Playstation “SCPH-1002” bundle. The box looks similar to the one that belongs to the model “SCPH-5502”, but has a few differences. For example; there are no stripes over the yellow background, different games are displayed on the backside and there is a sticker on the front instead of a print, declaring that a demo disc is included.
The bundle contains a “SCPH-1002” console, an original controller, power and AV cords, instruction manuals and a guarantee paper. With the valuable information from JP in the comment section, I now know that the demo that should be included in this pack is SCED-00456. Many thanks for that.
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 is a really nice edition of the Gamate game “Bomb Blaster”. Uranium, the company that distributed Gamate in Switzerland, decided to release the games in these awesome multi-language blister packs.
The box for the game is the international version and along with the English instruction booklet, there are also instructions in German and French.
These editions are very hard to find and are even more rare than normal international variant Gamate games. My copy is new and sealed.
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 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.
I have finally found a complete copy of this extremely rare variant of the Gamate console! The most noticeable difference between this unit and the more common one, is that the D-pad and the built-in speaker got a different look. Before, I had only seen a photo of the box for this variant, but never ever saw it for sale.
The pack consists of a Gamate console, the game “Witty Apee” in a plastic folder, stereo headphones, English instructions for the console, English instructions for the game and a paper sheet with Swedish instructions for the console on one side and a manual for “Witty Apee” on the other.
Except that the box has this rare version of the Gamate console depicted on it, also the game card, the Swedish instructions and the English console manual has it, as you can see on the images.
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.
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 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.
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.
“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.