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Wild Arms, (SCPS-10028)

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Wild Arms, (SCPS-10028)

Wild Arms, (SCPS-10028)

Wild Arms, SCPS-91038 (PlayStation the Best)
Wild Arms, SCPS-91306 (PSOne Books)

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Wild Arms is a Western-themed role-playing video game developed by Japanese software company Media.Vision and Sony’s internal studio Contrail. Originally released in Japan in 1996 for the Sony PlayStation video game console, it was later translated and released in North America in 1997 and Europe in 1998 by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is noteworthy for not only being one of the first role-playing video games on the PlayStation, but also one of the few to feature a Western American setting and motif. The game features 2D computer graphics for normal gameplay, while battle sequences are rendered in 3D.

WildArms-01dTaking place in the fantasy world of Filgaia, Wild Arms follows the adventures of a band of miscreants and adventurers called Dream Chasers who scour the world in search of excitement and fortune. The player assumes control of a young boy named Rudy who has the ability to operate powerful weapons called Ancient Relic Machines (ARMs), forbidden remnants of a lost age that resemble guns. Along with his companions Jack and Cecilia, the group must use their respective skills to navigate through the vast wastelands and dungeons of Filgaia and prevent an otherworldly threat from reviving their lost leader and destroying the world.

The story builds gradually, and though a bit confusing at times, reveals interesting bits of our characters’ sordid pasts. Overworld adventuring is standard, but Wild ARMs stands out in its Dungeon scenarios, presenting challenging and downright fun puzzles to solve around every corner.

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V-Rally 1 – Championship Edition, (SLPS-01149)

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V-Rally 1, SLPS-01149, Championship Edition

V-Rally 1, SLPS-01149 (Original) Championship Edition
V-Rally 1, SLPS-91099 (Playstation the Best)
V-Rally 1, SLPS-91430 (PSOne Books)

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V-Rally ’97 features 11 licensed rally vehicles and over 40 tracks with variable weather, terrain, and time of day. Freely adjust such parameters as suspension, gear ratios, and steering before competing in the following three play modes: Arcade, Championship, and Time Trial. Arcade has you advancing through multiple competitions grouped by difficulty, each consisting of four stages. Championship is an eight-race tournament that involves earning points for every top-three finish, while Time Trial lets you compete against the clock or another vehicle.

vrally-01bV-Rally also includes head-to-head racing via split-screen display, adjustable difficulty settings, and multiple camera views. A memory card is required to save progress and controller configurations.

Features
Choose from 11 authentic rally vehicles for competition on over 40 tracks
Includes three play modes: Arcade, Championship, and Time Trial
Challenge a friend via split-screen display

Manufacturer’s description:
Official cars from 1997 WRC season.
Multi-player mode.
Varied weather and terrain conditions.
Real time 3D imaging and Dolby Surround Sound.
2 Tracks – the largest number ever.
Totally realistic rally road handling.
Real engine sound and radio communication with professional co-drivers.

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Vandal Hearts 1, Ushinawareta Kodai Bunmei, (SLPM-86007)

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Vandal Hearts 1, Ushinawareta Kodai Bunmei, SLPM-86007

Vandal Hearts 1, Ushinawareta Kodai Bunmei, SLPM-86007 (Original)
Vandal Hearts 1, Ushinawareta Kodai Bunmei, SLPM-86067 (Playstation the Best)
Vandal Hearts 1, Ushinawareta Kodai Bunmei, SLPM-87278 (PSOne Books)

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You assume the role of Ash Lambert, a hero torn between saving his country and restoring honor to the disgraced Lambert dynasty. As he struggles with his inner demons and personal problems, he will meet various companions throughout his journey. They will help your character fight to overthrow the oppressive regime and ward off an ancient being that threatens the world.

vandalhearts-01eVandal-Hearts is a 3D turn-based strategy game. Unlike many games of the genre, the various battlefields have sloped surfaces that will either work to your advantage or against you. It will be up to you to accommodate your strategy and amount an appropriate offensive assault against your foes as well as set up defensive measures.

Each character raises experience the more he or she moves and kills. Experience points result in your character becoming stronger and increases his or her overall level. Level increases usually allow your characters to move greater distances on the battlefield, wield new weapons and use new magical spells. When a character reaches a specific level, they can visit a town’s Dojo — an area of training and class upgrading.

Class upgrading is an important aspect of Vandal-Hearts — it allows your characters to become more advanced and stronger. For example, a hero can upgrade to a champion and eventually a paragon. A soldier can turn into a swordsman (a sword fighter) or a guardsman (a strong person with great armor). He can then choose to become a duelist or a dragoon depending on what you chose previous. Except for your hero (Ash), each character is given a wide variety of upgrades and classes. Continue reading ‘Vandal Hearts 1, Ushinawareta Kodai Bunmei, (SLPM-86007)’ »

Tomb Raider 2, (SLPS-01200)

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Tomb Raider 2, (SLPS-01200)

Tomb Raider 2, SLPS-01200 (Original)
Tomb Raider 2, SLPS-91119 (PlayStation the Best)
Tomb Raider 2, SLPS-91434 (PSOne Books)

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Lara Croft is back in her biggest adventure yet! The Dagger of Xian is believed by Chinese religion to withhold unbelievable powers. Whoever wields the dagger and thrusts it into their heart will assume the powers of a legendary dragon. Players assume the role of Lara and must track down the dagger before it falls into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, the wrong hands are after the artifact; two cultist groups lust for the dagger’s power.

tombraider-02dDeveloped by Core Designs and published by Eidos, Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft is the sequel to the smash-hit Tomb Raider. As Lara, players will trek through 18 massive levels throughout the world. The journey will have you visiting the Great Wall of China, the streets of Spain, various shipwrecks, oil rigs, and the icy climate of Tibet.

Like the original, each level is represented by a plethora of puzzle solving elements and exploration. Puzzles come in the form of pushing blocks into locked positions, throwing switches, and uncovering the path to the next level. You’ll need to have a keen sense of observation as helpful items are littered throughout the level. These include health and ammunition pickups, keys, levers, and bonus relic items.

Lara will also make good use of her acrobatic and weaponry skills. Among her new skills is the ability to wade in shallow water and climb up walls via ladders and ropes. Levels are crammed with a barrage of new baddies including dangerous sharks, electrifying eels, bats, tigers, and trigger-happy humans. Fortunately, the adventurer is prepared for battle; she’ll utilize her patented dual pistols, an Uzi, an underwater harpoon rifle, shotguns, and an M-16 assault rifle. Continue reading ‘Tomb Raider 2, (SLPS-01200)’ »

Time Crisis, (SLPS-00666)

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Time Crisis, SLPS-00666

Time Crisis, SLPS-00666 (Original)
Time Crisis, SLPS-91087 (PlayStation the Best)
Time Crisis, SLPS-00635 (With GunCon)

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As Richard Miller, your primary objective is to eliminate all moving targets and save the girl; if you accept this mission, there will be lots of carnage and death following in your wake.

Developed by Namco and previously released in the Arcade, Time Crisis is a first-person on-rails light gun shooter; there are two versions — one with the Guncon peripheral and one without. Using either control method, you’ll blast your way through three stages, each with four areas filled with hired goons and vile boss characters. When the action stage begins, you’ll start from a crouched position while enemy troops try and thwart your objective. While they’re reloading, stand up and start spraying the area. You will have the option of crouching behind objects at anytime during gunfights. Just remember to keep your gun reloaded!

TimeCrisis-01dSTORY:
The main plot of the original Time Crisis arcade game release involves an attempted coup in the fictional republic of Sercia. For a millennium, the Garo family ruled Sercia with an iron fist. In 1995, the V.S.S.E. International Intelligence Agency sent William MacPherson, who successfully toppled the Garo regime and became its first democratically elected president.

The last remaining member of the Garo family, Sherudo Garo, sought to recapture the throne from the hands of President MacPherson. He sends a mercenary named Wild Dog and kidnaps the president’s daughter, Rachel. Garo demands military secrets in return for Rachel’s safe return or he will kill her by sunset. V.S.S.E. sends its best agent, Richard Miller (also called the One-Man Army) to break in, invade Garo’s castle and rescue Rachel.

GAMEPLAY:
Time Crisis is a three-dimensional first person rail shooter similar to Virtua Cop and The House of the Dead installments, in which the player holds a light gun and goes through the motions of firing at on-screen enemies. Time Crisis is best known for its cover system, in which players can duck behind cover to avoid enemy fire and reload his weapon. There are three stages, each consisting of three areas and a boss fight. Continue reading ‘Time Crisis, (SLPS-00666)’ »