― webber, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 02:24 (twelve years ago) link
Abe's Oddyssey too.
― abanana, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 02:48 (twelve years ago) link
Webber - I wanted to get Kurushi/Intelligent Qube - I vaugely remember playing it way back when - but the cheapest one (on Amazon, at least) was going for $84.99 + $3.99shipping - YIPES.
― Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:50 (twelve years ago) link
You know what's another great PS1 game is Devil Dice. Does anyone remember that game? Did it come out on any other system?
― antexit, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:55 (twelve years ago) link
there is a psp version out in japan, with wifi support
― webber, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 04:30 (twelve years ago) link
but yeah devil dice ruled
I got to try out Power Shovel over weekend! It's definitely not essential, but it may just be the most absurd game I've ever played... Unfortunately I can't find a youtube video of it in action...
― Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 04:47 (twelve years ago) link
WipEout 2097 (called something else in some regions) >>>>>>>> WipEout
Spyro 1 is inconsequential and pointless but SO MUCH FUN. FFVII is cool too. There's a groundbreaking thing called Rascal which is shit, don't buy it.
― Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 06:03 (twelve years ago) link
driver was the shit - seeing cop cars fly over you and smash into each other as you slammed on the brakes, reversed, and sneaked into an alley; being able to REWIND that scene and play it back from any angle = so so awesome!
― Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 10:32 (twelve years ago) link
and yeah cosign re: wipeout 2097, that was the definitive version in my mind (the one with "firestarter")
― Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 10:33 (twelve years ago) link
Shame the final level was ridiculously hard.
― onimo, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 11:34 (twelve years ago) link
I think I preferred the original Wipeout, but only because I was better at it.
― onimo, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 11:35 (twelve years ago) link
Driver 1 was stupidly great frantic raw fun, fuck the plot, bugs and crap menu system.
Second Abe's Oddyssey as well, such fond memories. Especially the speed running levels, fucking frustrating to suss out after millions of attempts but everso satisfying when completed.
I might even venture Tomb Raider 1 ?
― Ste, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 11:40 (twelve years ago) link
I still rate it as the best TR game.
Abe games thirded - Exoddus was really more of the same but no less rewarding. The emotional Mudokens were a nice addition. Also: exploding farts!
― onimo, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 17:52 (twelve years ago) link
I don't know if anybody on here cares (I don't even care, because I don't see when I would ever bother to do this, but it is kind of interesting) - the latest ps3 firmware update (out today) allows you to play every single ps1 game you own over wifi remote play on your psp.
So basically you put the ps1 disc in your ps3, travel wherever you want in the world where there is wifi, log onto your ps3 via psp remote play and play the game.
Also, I just ordered a copy of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. Watched a clip on youtube and the graphics (color palette?) reminded me a little of Bioshock. I don't think I ever played it before, but I do remember it a little...
― Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 18:37 (twelve years ago) link
oh tomb raider is easily the best game ever released for ps1, and probably still the greatest console game ever
― Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 20:09 (twelve years ago) link
it was one of those games that people who had never even played videogames before bought a PS1 just so they could play it - there was awhile there in 1996 and 1997 when it seemed like everyone was playing it, asking each other where they had gotten up to
― Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 20:10 (twelve years ago) link
I never finished it :(
― Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 20:20 (twelve years ago) link
-- Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:33 (Yesterday) Bookmark Link
Apropos of sod-all, I played the entire 2097 soundtrack at the gym this morning. It chucks you straight into The Zone for burst cardio.
― Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:26 (twelve years ago) link
that is seriously the nerdiest thing i've ever heard.
― antexit, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 23:04 (twelve years ago) link
But but but but but but it's all Chemical Brothers and Cold Storage and Prodigy and FSOL etc. It's just an omgawesome compilation, really.
PS1 games came with music as CD audio (track 2 onward), so you could stick the discs in any old CD player and they'd play normally.
― Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 23:08 (twelve years ago) link
The list so far then...
Bushido Blade 1 & 2
Buster Brothers Collection
Dragon Quest VI
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy Tactics
Front Mission 3
Hogs of War
Metal Gear Solid
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
PaRappa the Rapper
― Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 23:54 (twelve years ago) link
A few I disagree with:
Colony Wars was what graphics whores of 1997 were jizzing over; the gameplay is nothing special.
Spyro gave me headaches (literally).
Resident Evil: the Gamecube version is supposedly a big improvement.
FFVI and Chrono Trigger should not be played in their PS1 versions as they are poorly emulated with long load times.
― abanana, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 00:13 (twelve years ago) link
crash bandicoot 2?
― webber, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 03:58 (twelve years ago) link
adidas power soccer, the first football game i can remember that let you kick people in the head
― webber, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 04:02 (twelve years ago) link
micro machines v3 was awesome; if you had a multitap you could play 8 player simultaneously (each person took half a controller each)
i remember toshinden being THE reason i wanted a ps1, which is weird because i never bought it and it's pretty much the worst game ever
― webber, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 04:05 (twelve years ago) link
― Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 04:37 (twelve years ago) link
Pro Evo 6
― darraghmac, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 15:29 (twelve years ago) link
the only reason everyone got toshinden is because it was:
2) manga girl with knives and diaphonous clothes
― Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 15:38 (twelve years ago) link
bushido blade 2: not essential
colony wars was AWESOME
i don't know what you mean by the gameplay not being special?? you control a spaceship that does NOT move like an airplane - it took me a few hours just to get the hang of that
then you had to fire EMP weapons at giant battleships, tow them off by some distance, fire rockets into other things, and race away while they exploded behind you - god that game was awesome - it was also very very hard. i would coug my jorts to play an updated version
― Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 15:40 (twelve years ago) link
oh my god yes - tomb raider
was TH4 on psone?
― sunny successor, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 16:47 (twelve years ago) link
second grind session. thrasher: skate or die was awesome too. matt hoffman pro bmx. THPS4 was indeed on ps1. gran turismo 2 brought me as much pleasure as gt1, i think. dance dance revolution 3rd mix + ps1 + two cheap dance pads duct taped to plywood = a fifty dollar ddr machine with the best mix. i remember enjoying 3xtreme a bit. no love for coolboarders 2 and 3?! I'm so sure that ps1 = the reason that "extreme" sports exist because those games were usually the funnest :/
― Will M., Wednesday, 19 December 2007 17:01 (twelve years ago) link
oh, and syphon filter. although that probably feels mad dated by now (hell, it even felt dated after MGS)
― Will M., Wednesday, 19 December 2007 17:02 (twelve years ago) link
gah reading stuff about colony wars: vengeance (which i never played) makes me want it so bad:
Examples of missions include defusing mines that lie in the path of the mothership you are guarding. Free floating asteroid rocks must be found and then mined for an essential crystal. Collect radioactive objects with your grappling hook and then drop them off at the entrance to a black hole. Of course there are several dog fights and planet-based missions, where the battles will take place across a range of highly detailed landscapes.
― Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 17:16 (twelve years ago) link
then you had to fire EMP weapons at giant battleships, tow them off by some distance, fire rockets into other things, and race away while they exploded behind you - god that game was awesome - it was also very very hard
so hard. i never got very far, but i still thought the game was cool. it was a good wing commander substitute.
― Jordan, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 17:18 (twelve years ago) link
have there been any similar games for gamecube/ps2/etc.?
second grind session.
THERE WAS A SEQUEL?!??!?!
― sunny successor, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 17:35 (twelve years ago) link
I remember my roommate playing through Colony Wars with an invincibily code and unlimited weapons on THE WHOLE TIME.
― antexit, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 17:52 (twelve years ago) link
Resident Evil 2 not on here yet? It might be a little annoying to play now, as there's a lot of backtracking in it, but it's the first game I ever really had the experience of total cinematic immersion. It's also the first game that scared the shit out of me (the licker in the interrogation room). I played the whole thing through THREE TIMES.
― antexit, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 17:57 (twelve years ago) link
(the licker in the interrogation room)
So much money! I have probably related this story, but owell, I was playing a friend's house where I got to that part of the game, had the gooseberries scared out of me and everyone watching me, and where I promptly died. I played through again, and my friend's bro came in and I guess wanted to show off their then-advanced hi-fi surround sound system. He put the sound on the speakers, and I was all, "WTF are you doing? This is the scary part!" And he was all, "What scary part?" CUE LICKER CRASHING THROUGH GLASS AND EVERYONE FREAKS!!!!! I think I had to give up the controller at that point.
― Leee, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 20:17 (twelve years ago) link
Is that the one that only appears when you walk past it the second time? Great trick. Silent Hill has a room where you can here something moving in a cabinet, but if you open it it's just a cat. Then when you go to leave the room along the same path as you entered it, a monster pops out of another cabinet.
― abanana, Thursday, 20 December 2007 03:31 (twelve years ago) link
I just loved on Grind Session how every time you timed out on the Detroit level, you heard "No hip-hop connection between us and Janet Reno."
― Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 20 December 2007 04:49 (twelve years ago) link
When I said "second grind session" i meant, like, i second the motion. i did not mean to get your hopes up. i always liked it more than the tony hawk games!
― Will M., Thursday, 20 December 2007 15:40 (twelve years ago) link
yeah, resident evil 2 was pretty sweet. i guess it has been eclipsed in my mind by res evil 4, which is all-time.
― Jordan, Thursday, 20 December 2007 16:36 (twelve years ago) link
I kind of forgot you can download some ps1 titles pretty cheap via the ps3. In the US so far there isn't a lot (but there are some titles from the essential list)...
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night ($9,99)
Crash Bandicoot ($5,99)
Destruction Derby ($5,99)
Hot Shots Golf 2 ($5,99)
Jet Moto ($5,99)
Jumping Flash ($5,99)
Rally Cross ($5,99)
Spyro the Dragon ($5,99)
Syphon Filter ($5,99)
Tekken 2 ($5,99)
Twisted Metal 2 ($5,99)
Wild Arms ($5,99)
― Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 20 December 2007 17:32 (twelve years ago) link
Resident Evil 2's definitely the best RE on Playstation 1
― latebloomer, Thursday, 20 December 2007 17:33 (twelve years ago) link
AWWW JET MOTO!!!!! That game ruled! Well, the second one anyway. Twisted Metal also k-classic.
― Will M., Thursday, 20 December 2007 20:46 (twelve years ago) link
BET was incredibly stupid in all of the right ways.
― HI DERE, Thursday, 20 December 2007 22:04 (twelve years ago) link
There was some game called Iznogoud, which reviewers hated and loved saying so using the obvious pun over and over and over again.
― Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 20 December 2007 22:12 (twelve years ago) link
I never played suikoden II! I still need to get around to suikoden V!!
― TOMBOT, Saturday, 10 January 2009 22:52 (eleven years ago) link
anyone played these
internal sectionnanotek warriortombibrave fencer musashijumping flashC12front mission 3
― cozwn, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:41 (eleven years ago) link
― cozwn, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:45 (eleven years ago) link
i played front mission 3 and destrega. the former is pretty good but nowhere near as fun as front mision 1, but better than 4. destrega is a hilarious game to paly when it's 1999 and you're well drunk but as a "serious" fighter it's grossly unbalanced and kinda shit really.
― &U HAEV MY AXE LOL (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:37 (eleven years ago) link
jumping flash: loved the huge jumps when I first played it, but I recently bought it on psn and it's not so good. It's really ugly and it has tank controls.
― abanana, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 22:29 (eleven years ago) link
Jumping flash and Jumping flash 2 are probably my all-time favorite personal cult games! JF2 is way better than the first one.
Some other great games I don't see here yet:-Ape Escape -Bust-A-Move (don't know which version we had, prob. '99)-Resident Evil 3, which has gotten a bad rap, historically, I think. The initial reviews were really positive, and I had more fun playing it than either parts 1 or 2. I especially liked the survival mode that unlocked after you beat it.-Tenchu 2, which was much better than the first one.
I never actually got to play Vib-Ribbon but I always wanted to.
― Dan I., Wednesday, 21 January 2009 05:40 (eleven years ago) link
a giant cube made out of styrofoam filled with dead flies
― burt_stanton, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 06:11 (eleven years ago) link
it really is incredible that you have a hard time getting girls to date you, burt
― spells don't effect me, just hit em for the xp (Lamp), Wednesday, 21 January 2009 12:41 (eleven years ago) link
get it? PS1 the arts center? Hilarious.
― burt_stanton, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 15:08 (eleven years ago) link
according to your posts your the one not getting it
― spells don't effect me, just hit em for the xp (Lamp), Wednesday, 21 January 2009 15:19 (eleven years ago) link
I have an easy time getting girls to date me, I have a hard time not being a righteous fruitcake and screwing it up. I stand by my lame gag, btw.
― burt_stanton, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 15:29 (eleven years ago) link
I FINALLY GOT VIB RIBBON!
it's freaking hard
― Tracer Hand, Monday, 2 February 2009 21:39 (eleven years ago) link
I got gitaroo man, it's also freakin hard
― cozwn, Monday, 2 February 2009 22:31 (eleven years ago) link
haha Brave Fencer Musashi!
I can't remember if I told this story on this board elsewhere before, but when I was in first year university I had a roommate who would play video games in this windowless room with gray-painted walls for hours and hours and hours at a time (36 hours on Ocarina of Time entirely uninterrupted, except, one hopes, by bathroom breaks). He would become just completely demented after awhile. In the middle of one of these binges, I overheard him on the phone, calling Slocki, desperate and deranged, at god knows what time: "HELLO MARK HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET ABOUT BRAVE FENCER MUSASHI?"
― antexit, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 00:13 (eleven years ago) link
curious - anyone play Poy Poy? I haven't but heard its a great multiplayer game.
― CaptainLorax, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 00:13 (eleven years ago) link
I recently found an old stockpile of PS1 RPGs. Give me an honest assessment of which of these games are actually worth revisiting in the year of two thousand ought nine:
Chrono CrossPersona 1Vagrant StoryValkyrie ProfileXenogears
― Nhex, Friday, January 9, 2009 11:17 AM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
Chrono Cross - I remember liking it when it came out, it tried to do something different and had some things going for it, iirc (great music, an abundance of extraneous characters but a lot of them were actually p. compelling, esp compared with much less fleshed out PCs from games with smaller casts, like ff9, kinda sloppy overall and it admits asmuch by the end, when [i remember j parish pointing this out] [lol] it assembles some toddler versions of the main characters around the portal to the last boss and employs them as expository devices that explain the entire convoluted plot to u) - not really sure i could recommend it, but fool around with it for a couple hours and you'll probably have an idea of how much you'll dig it
Valkyrie Profile - idk
Vagrant Story - top 50 all time, any platform
Xenogears - the worst JRPG ever released in north america (keith olbermann voice)
actually went back and beat xenogears in 07 or 08, as i was cleaning up old games that i'd never beaten and my save before the final dungeon had remained untouched since 99 or 00 - there's a nice element of strategy to the gear fighting, since your attacks all draw from a limited supply of fuel and if you run out you are fucked, but the gears themselves are so powerful that you're really never in any danger. one of the most persistently irritating/infuriating random encounter systems ever, one that would famously interrupt you mid-jump during some of the game's ill-advised platforming sections. you play a guy with a ponytail, who is often naked for no reason you can discern, and whose best bud is another guy with a ponytail. filled with insidious pedophile pandering bullshit (not as bad as xenosaga in this regard). hideous sprite based characters. every smidgen of action is bracketed by hours of goopy bullshit like this:
Krelian:And what if that 'Will' itself was predetermined? What then? Oh whatfolly!? Humansare just primitive life forms that have no such thing as free will... Mankindhas merely beenallowed to live in an imperfect state... "as is", "as will be"... It is forthis veryreason... because humans have this wretched 'will' or whatnot... that humansmust experiencesadness and loss. For someone to gain something means another must lose it...It is impossibleto make humankind share limited "things" and "affections"... So I came to theconclusion thateverything must be reverted back to where it all began. To go back to when allwas one...waves, and nothing else... It is not my -Human's- ego... It is the will of the'Waves' ...the will of -god-...
that's some verbatim dialogue, dogg
positives: music, one subplot towards the end of the game references 'soylent green'
brave fencer musashi is a game that is basically made to 'sell' u on the gay lifestyle idk how else to describe it
― welcome to the own zone population you (cankles), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 00:16 (eleven years ago) link
Thanks for the opinions, guys! I definitely fear Xenogears but want to give it a shot for at least Mitsuda's score. Cool that Vagrant Story seems to really be liked, I was very unsure about that one.
I still haven't really gotten into these yet, since my knowledge is really spotty on PS1 emulation. I have to boot into Windows and use ePSXe or just PSX, and get distracted by the kajillion other games I can play. Anyone know a working PS1 emulator for Mac OS X? I've looked into it but couldn't find one that has been developed since the transition to Intel.
― Nhex, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 01:54 (eleven years ago) link
you can get a real one for 18 pounds:
― Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 12:27 (eleven years ago) link
I'll sell you one, or http://pcsx.gpost.dk/
― cozwn, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 12:39 (eleven years ago) link
I've tried that one, sadly I haven't gotten it to work.
― Nhex, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 13:43 (eleven years ago) link
just played the first couple of tomb raider levels again, PS1 version - such a great game
i tried the TR1 remake (legend, or something?) which looked fantastic but which was RUBBISH
― Tracer Hand, Monday, 9 February 2009 13:40 (eleven years ago) link
It was anniversary, which I thought was pretty good, one interminable sequence aside.
― Andrew Farrell, Monday, 9 February 2009 16:14 (eleven years ago) link
It was suggested that I bump this over here, hello!
Laugh and Peace - Vib-Ribbon OST
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 11:11 (four months ago) link