The box for this Taiwanese variant of “Jewelriss” has English text and contains the usual sticker on the lid with the games title in Chinese. My copy is a re-release from UMC and therefore has stickers that covers the Bit Corp related material on the box. The instruction manual is in Chinese.
Except for this variant, there exists at least two other Taiwanese variants of “Jewelriss”.
The Taiwanese variant of the Gamate game “Galaxy Invaders” is one of those titles that was released with both a Chinese instruction booklet and an English one. The box has English text with a sticker on the lid that contains the games title 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.
Here we have a complete copy of the super rare Gamate game “Bao Qing Tian”. Like most of the later UMC titles this game is entirely in Chinese and so are the box and the instruction booklet. A sheet with stickers containing different characters from the game is also included.
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 the rare French/German Yeno-variant of the game “Galaxy Invaders”. The English text on the back of the box is concealed by stickers, containing French and German text instead. A fold-out instruction manual is included, with French on one side and German on the other.
This is the uncommon variant of the Gamate game “Myth of Asamia” from Yeno, the company that imported and sold Gamate in France and Germany. Yeno has used the box from the international variant and covered the English text on the back with stickers that contains French and German text instead. Yeno-variants usually have the game description in both French and German on the box, but “Myth of Asamia” has it in French only.
Two separate fold-out paper manuals are included, one in French and one in German. Yeno never included the English instruction booklets in their editions.
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.
“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.
The Italian GIG-variant of the Gamate game “Myth of Asamia” has a different artwork on the box and the instruction manual than the other known variants of this game. The box and the instructions 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 Italian GIG-variant of “Dino Ball” comes with an instruction booklet in Italian and the international box variant which has English text. There also exists another Italian variant of this game where the box is in Italian instead.
Here whe have a French exclusive limited edition I have been after for a very long time. The pack contains the French variants of the games “Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes”, “Spec Ops: Covert Assault”, “Hidden & Dangerous” and three war models from Heller.
There also exists a “Wargame Pack Edition Limitee 1”, which has a cover artwork more similar to the “Spec Ops Trilogie” pack and includes the game “GTA 2” instead of “Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes”.
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.
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 “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.
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.
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.
This is a very rare limited edition console pack. I suspect that it is an Italian exclusive, as the watch manufacturer Sector is located there.
The thin outer cardboard box, which has a small plastic window where the watch is displayed, contains the standard silver box variant of the Playstation “PSone SCPH-102C” console bundle and a Playstation watch from Sector. The watch comes in a nice looking display case, which also contains a “World Service Centers” booklet and some kind of certification card from Sector. The console box contains the usual stuff (a console, a white “Dual Shock” controller, power and AV cords, a scart adapter and printed materials).
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.
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.
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.