Archive for the ‘PSOne’ Category

Alundra

Today In Retro Gaming: Alundra (PS1)

There’s nothing like a good action/RPG hybrid to close out the year, and December 31st, 1997 saw the US release of this adventure on the original Playstation by Working Designs, the now-defunct purveyors of Japanese awesome.  As the titular silent protagonist, you alone have the power to enter the dreams of others and do battle [...]

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Today in Retro Gaming – Courier Crisis

Today in retro gaming, we remember Courier Crisis for the Playstation, released in 1997, in which Paperboy found himself all grown up, living in the big city, and turning to the life of insanity known as ‘bicycle courier’ to pay the bills.  “Grand Theft Schwinn”?  Eh…not exactly.

Criticom

Today in Retro Gaming – Criticom (PS1)

Today in retro gaming, we acknowledge the release of Kronos Digital’s not-so-gripping fighting game of not-so-epic proportions with an ad more exciting than the game it advertises.  How does this sort of thing keep happening?

Area 51 Box

Today in Retro Gaming – Area 51 (PS1)

November, 1996: the arcade game which did not exist spawns a home version for PS1 which also does not exist.  Welcome to Midway’s light gun, on-rails shooter.  Welcome…to Area 51!

Doom

Today in Retro Gaming – Doom (PS1)

It took a few years, but Midway ported the PC classic Doom to the Playstation and unleashed Hell on earth all over again back on this day in 1995.  Almost two decades later, we’re still playing Doom on our Playstation consoles thanks to the release of iD’s incredible trilogy earlier this year.  Got your shotgun [...]

Agile Warrior F111X

Today in Retro Gaming: Agile Warrior F-111X (PS1)

Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Agile Warrior: F-111X on the Playstation.  Released on the 2nd of November in 1995, Agile Warrior arrived on the heels of its launch title competition (Air Combat) by two months.  To stand out from the small crowd of flight simulators appearing on Sony’s machine, Virgin Entertainment’s [...]

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Today in Retro Gaming – Grand Theft Auto 2 (PS1)

Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Grand Theft Auto 2.  While it wasn’t yet the powerhouse we know today, Rockstar’s sequel to its original top-down crime spree spectacular upped the ante with more weapons, missions and vehicles…and a brand-spankin’ new city to call your own.

Alien Resurrection Box

Today in Retro Gaming – Alien Resurrection (PS1)

Scary games debuting in October is a course of history, so it’s no surprise Alien Resurrection sprang into stores on the 10th of this month.  What is surprising?  It came out in 2000, more than three years after the movie.  Somebody’s got some explaining to do.

Clock Tower manual

Today in Retro Gaming – Clock Tower (PS1)

If you consume horror games the way most people consume Big Macs, if you regularly stroll through Resident Evil with one hand tied behind your back, if you routinely play Fatal Frame for laughs, then you probably consider yourself the type of badass who doesn’t scare easily.  You’d take it as a personal affront to [...]

Tokyo Highway Battle Box

Today in Retro Gaming – Tokyo Highway Battle (PS1)

As the Fast & Furious franchise has shown, there’s no end of love for people driving fast cars at insane speeds for crazy reasons.  Speed nuts and racing enthusiasts have been with us since the invention of the wheel, but it takes a particular brand of lunatic to engage in illegal street racing.  The good [...]

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