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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Here we have a sealed copy of the “asciiPad” from ASCIIWare. Finding one complete with the box is actually quite difficult nowadays.
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.
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.
This is for me, a previously unknown game + memory card edition, which I believe was released exclusively in France.
The bundle contains a French copy of the game “Hidden & Dangerous” and a 1 Mb memory card from Joytech. A barcode sticker is placed on the outside of the blister pack to cover the original barcode for the game.
A really rare object, but not necessarily so expensive.
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.
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 copy of the official Playstation console case. Just like the official CD case, it could be quite tricky to find it boxed.
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!
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.
“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.
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 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 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.