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The Namco neGcon and the Playstation Games Supported

The Namco neGcon and the Playstation Games Supported

Presented by Ghegs The Sony PlayStation was released in Japan on December 1994 and the 32-bit system brought with it much greater processing power than the previous console generation’s Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis could offer. With this, many genres could make the leap from 2D sprite-based games into 3D graphics and environment, better reflecting what the games were trying to portray. Racing games in particular benefited from the new hardware immensely. While the SNES had titles like F-Zero and Super [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation (PS1) Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation (PS1) Games

Even though the original Playstation is one of the most common consoles of all time, there are many valuable PS1 treasures to be found. Its diverse library is filled with RPGs and unique gems that collectors long for.   However, when we last surveyed the collectable PS1 market in early 2008, original Playstation titles seemed to have peaked in value.  Three and a half years later, we have seen the most popular games come back closer to reality (many games [...]

The Best Playstation (PS1) Games Under $10

I started the Cheapest Games series quite a while ago and I figured I should revise some of the posts to reflect some of the changing values and give more relevant recommendations.   Hopefully, this revised list of PS1 games will help you start or build up your collection without having to spend much — I’ve even included some affordable “hidden gems” at the bottom if you need to round out your collection on the cheap  (Prices listed are an average [...]

Sony PlayStation (PS1) 101: A Beginners Guide

Note from racketboy: Special thanks goes to Ack for putting most of this guide together! The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older console that they don’t know much about yet. Originally designed to be a peripheral for the Super Nintendo, Sony’s PlayStation brand would go on a steady climb through the late 1990s to dominate the market for two generations of games. But [...]

The Phenomenal Playstation (PS1) Shmups Library

Note from racketboy: Following up on his epic Saturn Shmups Guide, BulletMagnet, walks us through the original Playstation’s well-rounded shooter lineup. It’s difficulty to declare a solid winner in the 32-bit 2D shooter wars, but the PS1 puts up an awesome fight against the Saturn. This guide will take us on a journey through the Playstation’s best down to the quirky andmediocre. A couple of notes to keep in mind… First, while I obviously tried my best to include every [...]

2D Shooter Minigames on the Playstation (PS1)

Note from racketboy: As a suplement to the already monumental Playstation Shmups Guide, BulletMagnet, thought it would be interesting to take a look at some shooter-stlyle minigames that are included in other PS1 games. Aside from the huge amount of stand-alone shooter releases, a handful of non-shmup Playstation games included “mini-shmups” hidden in distant corners for players to encounter. Here are a few of the most notable ones – “Tiny Phalanx” (Zero Divide) Somewhere within the coded confines of this [...]

Games That Defined The History of the PlayStation (PS1)

The Sony PlayStation essentially came out of nowhere in the mid 1990’s to take on both Nintendo and Sega in the heated console wars.  With some impressive technology and a heavy marketing budget behind them, Sony rallied a number of the best game developers in the industry to create a powerhouse library of games – many of which laid a solid foundation for generations to come. This overview of the PS1 takes a look at the games that made the [...]

Enhance PS1 Graphics With The Best ePSXe Plugin Settings

Many hardcore retro gamers try to play most of their games on the original gaming hardware for the most authentic and enjoyable experience. However, the original Playstation is one of the consoles that most definitely prefer playing via an emulator. One of primary reasons I use ePSXe to emulate PS1 games is the amazing graphical options it provides via plugins. While You’re Here: More Must-Read PS1 Content to Check Out The Best Undiscovered PS1 Games Games That Defined This History [...]

The Cheapest Playstation (PS1) Games Worth Your Time

When you add a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy. However, most of us can’t spend afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. (Prices listed are an average eBay price for US games, including shipping) Check out the [...]

The Best Undiscovered Playstation (PS1 / PSX) Games

Usually, when you get a new-to-you console, you can usually find or remember the major games to check out. But what happens when you need something different to play? This is where the “Hidden Gems” come in.  (Digg This) Read More About My Criteria For Hidden Gems See All The Hidden Gems Articles Platformers Obvious Choices: Ape Escape, Crash Bandicoot, Rayman, Spyro the Dragon, etc Featured Game: Tomba! & Tomba! 2 From Gamespot’s Review “Tomba is like a blast from [...]