[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-1002 C

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.

[PS1] Hidden & Dangerous + Memory Card Bundle

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.

[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] 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.

[PS1] Speed Freaks + Multi Tap Bundle (Eastern European Variant)

“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.

[PS1] 7 Shoot Games

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.