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A Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan, (SLPS-02050)

Passing-Fancy February 12, 2018 No Comments PlayStation 1 Games , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan, SLPS-02050

A Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan, SLPS-02050 (Original)
A Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan, (Artdink Best Choice)
A Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan, SLPM-87282 (SuperLite 1500 Series)

PlayStation Games – A



A Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan (also called “A-Train” in the export version) is part of a series of train simulation video games, originally developed and published by Japanese game developer Artdink in Japan. The first game in the series was published in 1985. The first release in the United States was Take the A-Train II, published in 1988 by the Seika Corporation under the title Railroad Empire. However, the most well known U.S. release is Take the A-Train III, published in 1992 by Maxis as simply A-Train.

AResshadeIkouZ-01bReleased in December 1993 for the NEC PC-9801, FM Towns Marty, Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. It was later re-released on March 17, 2000 for Windows 95 and 98 under the title A-Train 4 15th ANNIVERSARY, and again on March 26, 2004 under the name A-Train 4 XP, this time including support for Windows 2000 and XP.

A Ressha de Ikou Z – Mezase! tairiku oudan (ak A-Train Z) was released in May 1999 for the Playstation 1 console and it was re-released on the PSP in June 2006.

The version Z features 3D view of the city and trains, different trains, rails and cities. The goal is to make the biggest train empire and the game ends when the player run out of money.

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Eikan wa Kimini 4, (SLPS-02173)

Passing-Fancy January 5, 2018 PlayStation 1 Games , , , , , , , , , , ,

Eikan wa Kimini 4, SLPS-02173

Eikan wa Kimini 4, SLPS-02173 (Original)
Eikan wa Kimini 4, SLPS-02813 (Artdink Best Choice)

PlayStation Games – E



Eikan wa Kimini 4 is a simulation game in which the player is the new coach and manager of a Japanese baseball team, he can choose in which team he wants to coach, the team uniforms, the tactics, the different training for each week and during the games he can decide the kind of throws and tactics.

The game features also a vs mode in which two players can load their own personally created teams from a memory card and play a match against each other.

EikanwaKimini4-01dBaseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan. It was introduced to Japan in 1872 by Horace Wilson, who taught at the Kaisei School in Tokyo. The first baseball team was called the Shimbashi Athletic Club and was established in 1878. Baseball has been a popular sport ever since. It is called yakyu in Japanese, combining the characters for fielding and ball.

The professional baseball association is called Nippon Professional Baseball. Japan has two leagues, as in the United States. The Central and Pacific Leagues each consist of six teams. The Pacific League uses the designated hitter style of play. The pro baseball season is eight months long with games beginning in April, and a Championship held in October. Teams play 144 games, as compared to the 162 games of the American major league teams.

The rules are essentially those of Major League Baseball. In the Nippon league, however, tie games are allowed, and technical elements are slightly different: a smaller baseball, strike zone, and playing field are used. The Japanese baseball is wound more tightly and is harder than an American baseball. The strike zone is narrower “inside” than away from the batter.

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Lagnacure, (SLPS-01009)

Passing-Fancy September 8, 2015 No Comments PlayStation 1 Games , , , , , , ,

Lagnacure, SLPS-01009 (Original)

Lagnacure, SLPS-01009 (Original)
Lagnacure, SLPS-02833 (Artdink Best Choice)

PlayStation Games – L



Lagnacure is a 3d RPG game with cartoon character and an isometric view. In which the player controls a group of characters that will begin a big adventure. The game got a sequel a few years later called Lagnacure Legend.

In the game, the player controls a young boy who’s dream is to become the best fighter of the world. That’s why he’s in a martial arts school. The game begins when some of the students are going to a fighters tournament; After he loses, he discovers that things will never be the same again for him, and some strange things start happening around his town.

Lagnacure-01cManufacturer’s description:
RPG fantasy depicting the adventures of a hero fighting swordsman Lean Toward the title of world’s strongest. We packed your own elements, such as a memory card battle system in addition to the battle system highly strategic to fight by making full use of attack a variety of magic that is fed to the active and continuous tricks, after clearing is served in exchange for the match.

Third person perspective.
3D graphics
Cartoon graphics
Medieval Fantasy theme. (more…)

Carnage Heart (SLPS-00151)

Passing-Fancy March 16, 2015 No Comments PlayStation 1 Games , , , , , , , ,

Carnage Heart (SLPS-00151)

Carnage Heart (SLPS-00151) (Original Version)

Carnage Heart (SLPS-02540) [Artdink Best Choice]

Carnage Heart (SLPM-87239) [Superlite 1500 Series]

PlayStation Games – C



Carnage Heart is a video game for the PlayStation, developed by Artdink. Its gameplay is a mecha-based, turn-based strategy game, where the player takes the role of a commander in a war fought by robots. The robots, called Overkill Engines (OKEs), cannot be directly controlled in battle; they must be programmed beforehand to behave in a certain way under certain conditions using a flow diagram system.

The game also features a fairly complex negotiation system that allows the player to purchase, research, or upgrade new equipment and parts. The OKEs themselves can be upgraded as well through this system, allowing for extended use of the same model for as long as possible. The various companies involved in the negotiation process can also provide valuable information about the purchases of the enemy, allowing the player to better plan for the next advancement in enemy technology. (more…)

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