PS1 Beginners BUYING GUIDE & Best Games
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PS1 Beginners BUYING GUIDE & Best Games

August 24, 2019

Metal Jesus: Metal Jesus here and I am back
again with Reggie. How is it going, guy? Reggie: It’s going good, brother. Today we’re
going to do a PlayStation 1 buying guide, so get ready. Metal Jesus: That’s right. So we’re going
to cover the hardware as well as ten games that we think are just perfect for a new collector.
Let’s take a look. All right, dude, so let’s talk about the hardware. We have the original
Model 1 right here. Reggie: My favorite system of all time, the
system that got me back into video games. Metal Jesus: Now one of the great things about
the PlayStation 1 is that it’s pretty cheap to collect for. You find these everywhere
and you find them cheap. Reggie: The reason why is, because the PS2
system, you have backwards compatibility so you can play all PS1 games. So it made this
system pretty much worthless. It’s one of the most worthless systems price range wise… Metal Jesus: Right, right. Reggie: …out there. Metal Jesus: But it’s fun to collect for. Reggie: It definitely is and I would advise
people to start collecting for it because the games are so cheap, especially the good
ones. The system is $5 to $10 at the most. Metal Jesus: But there are some things to
look out for if you’re at a thrift store or maybe at a garage sale, and that is that they
made a ton of different models of these. And they kept revising the hardware a little bit. Reggie: Trying to get it right. Metal Jesus: Trying to get it right. So here
is the very first model, and this comes not only with the typical PlayStation AV out,
which we all know and love today, but it also comes with RCA, the two audio outs, and then
also the yellow outs. Reggie: What do you think people mostly use
those for? Do you think they use them at all really? Metal Jesus: Honestly I’m not really sure
why they have this in here other than audio files love the two audio outs because Sony
was primarily known for making audio hardware back in the day. And so when they made the
original PlayStation, they actually put an excellent audio chip in here. And so a lot
of collectors back in the ’90s who were buying CDs, this was their preferred way of listening
to them. Reggie: Oh, wow, I didn’t know that. Metal Jesus: So this version here actually
would hook up to your stereo and you would have a fantastic audio player. It’s so cool
but they got rid of this though. Reggie: Pretty fast, I think. Metal Jesus: I think so. Reggie: Back then, I’ve never seen any. Metal Jesus: And that’s the thing is that
there’s a bunch of different models of this. We’re not going to cover all of them, but
there are a couple things you want to know. So they got rid of these. They also got rid
of the parallel ports here and the serial ports. Now the parallel port was used for… Reggie: A GameShark, which I used mine for
to help with a couple of games that I’m struggling with, but it was another good thing about
the GameShark. It was the GameShark Pro that you could actually go into games, because
back then, you couldn’t really look at game cinematics like Resident Evil or Mega Man
X4, and look at the cartoon scenes. With that GameShark, you could go to the video scenes
automatically and just watch them, which was pretty cool. It was a good device for it. Metal Jesus: That’s cool. Reggie: But I think that Sony seeing that
kind of stuff, they didn’t like that because it would open up more possibilities for… Metal Jesus: They didn’t really use it, and
so I think as the revisions went on, it’s like they just lost the serial port and also
the parallel ports. Reggie: It could have been used as an expansion
pack too, right, possibly? Metal Jesus: Yeah, it could have been. That’s
the thing is that when they built this, that was very PC-like to add those two things in
there. They could have technically added a printer, because that’s how PCs back in the
days would add printers. But there’s a couple of things you need to know about this though.
So the first couple versions of the PlayStation were notorious with skipping FMVs, and a lot
of it has to do with the way that they built the laser mechanism. They were made of plastic
and so they would wear as time went on. And you mentioned how you would flip it over… Reggie: Yeah. Metal Jesus: …to get it to play. Reggie: I flipped it over just to get my play
out of it, because it was kind of sad when you pay for a Java system that’s not working
properly. So as a young teenager, I just flipped it upside down. I did whatever I could do
to get it to work. Metal Jesus: The other thing is that they
were known at least early on for overheating. Reggie: Overheating. They made fans that went
under the system for it. The fans were pretty limited because they actually stopped making
them because they made the new model’s systems work. So I’ve never seen too many of the fans
out there, so it’s probably pretty cool. Metal Jesus: Yeah, it’s pretty interesting.
So we have another model here where you can see in the back they removed the extra audio/video
out of here. But they kept improving them to the point where they made… Reggie: My favorite version, the PS1 system.
Now this PS1 system, I actually bought it with a monitor, which I thought was pretty
cool because I was going to the military at the time, and they were talking about being
in the field and stuff like that and have entertainment. So this was my entertainment.
The monitor, really solid. It actually has those ports on the back of this monitor. Metal Jesus: Yeah. Reggie: Now this is a third-party monitor.
It’s not the official Sony one, but this one’s still pretty good. The system is actually,
as you can see, a lot smaller. It’s pretty much the same system, but the design is so
much unique. It’s smaller. It’s quieter. Metal Jesus: You can tell they are just refining.
It’s smaller and better. Reggie: They really did a good job on the
system. I’m still impressed looking at it right now. Metal Jesus: Well, I love the fact that Sony
keeps revising their hardware. They do this with every system whether it’s the PSP, the
PlayStation 2, the PlayStation 3. They always make slimmer versions. Reggie: They did it three times with the PS3,
which I was like, “Wow, okay.” Metal Jesus: Yeah, it’s cool that they do
that. At some point, it’s going to be like this big and it’s going to be in your pocket
and you can attach your keys to it. Reggie: It’s really awesome. Metal Jesus: So that’s a quick overview of
the console itself, but it was such a popular console that there was a ton of other stuff
for it. So where did we start with the controllers? Reggie: Yeah. Metal Jesus: The very first version of the
controller was this. The world was introduced to the PlayStation controller. A couple things
here. Notice that there’s no thumb sticks. So that was not originally part of the design. Reggie: To be honest with you, it’s very similar
to a Super Nintendo controller. That’s one reason why I started to like… Just with
the layout of the blend on the side, I feel like it’s close… That why I liked it a lot. Metal Jesus: Interesting. Okay, so like kind
of a natural transition for you, right? Reggie: Mm-hmm. Yeah, very easy. Metal Jesus: And then of course you have another
variation here. Reggie: Yeah, a red one which I don’t remember
I found this at with cool color, I guess. Metal Jesus: Oh, yeah, totally, but they did
eventually do one with thumb sticks. Reggie: Yeah, the Dual Shock. This is not
the first version of the Dual Shock. They had another one that we don’t have, but this
one was the defined version of it, and I remember this one came out during the time that Metal
Gear Solid Head came out where they were really expanding on the vibration function, which
was really cool. Metal Jesus: Well, and also thumb sticks are
really useful for 3D games, and so during this transition from 2D games to 3D games
and controlling things with an analog stick in 3D space, it just became more natural and
they stuck with it. It was nearly perfect. Reggie: The other thing I should mention,
when they made these sticks, Ape Escape was another game that these analogue sticks were
really used for. So it was a really cool control for it. Metal Jesus: So while you’re out collecting
for controllers, you also need to take into consideration you will need a memory card. Reggie: Yeah, and I want to tell you a little
quick story about that because I had got two games for my system. Before I even got it,
my mom helped me buy the system. I finally got the system, got home, was so excited to
play it, didn’t realize I needed a memory card. So I played one of the games. [Inaudible
0:07:34] all the way to the end. Metal Jesus: How many kids have this exact
same story? Reggie: Yeah, I know, right? And I didn’t
want to turn the system off because I didn’t want to start over again. Metal Jesus: Well, if you think about it coming
from the NES and back when cartridges were the thing, they would have a battery save
backed up into it. Reggie: Yeah, those CDs where… Metal Jesus: So you wouldn’t even think of
that. It’s like, “Of course.” But CDs obviously can’t do that, so they need a way to save
and so these are very important. Reggie: Very, unless you want to start the
game from the beginning every time. Metal Jesus: What’s also important too about
these is that even if you don’t play your PS1 games one PS1, let’s say you play them
on a PlayStation 2, you still need to use a PlayStation 1 memory card. Reggie: Yeah, you do. Metal Jesus: It’s always good to have a stack
of these around. Reggie: Yeah, it really is. Metal Jesus: All right, so what else have
we got? Reggie: We’ve got a multitap port. It’s not
the official multitap. I don’t know what happened to mine, but this is the knockoff one I had.
Pretty cool still. It’s not as cool as the first model, because the first model actually
slides on the system like a block. Metal Jesus: You highlight something here
is that that again there were so many third-party solutions for the PlayStation 1. It’s kind
of crazy. You’ll be out looking at stuff and you’ll see something you’ve never seen before.
Some third-party controller or memory cards were really popular, everything. Reggie: Yeah. Metal Jesus: Oh, yes. Reggie: Another one, the light gun. Guncon
1 actually. Metal Jesus: Sweet. This thing is awesome. Reggie: Time Crisis. What else? Point Blank
was another good game for it. This is pretty awesome. I didn’t get mine until later down
the line, but if I had this in the beginning, I would’ve been playing a lot of cool, light
gun games, because those were my favorite type games in my PS2. Metal Jesus: Oh, yeah, and like you said,
this is just such an awesome arcade experience in your house. Reggie: But you definitely need have to have
two TV or… Metal Jesus: You do. One thing to note is
that if you’re going to play light gun games, they do not work on modern HD televisions.
You do need an old-school CRT, so keep that in mind. Reggie: Let’s see what we have here. Metal Jesus: Yeah, you brought these. Okay,
I’ve heard of these. These are the pocket station. Reggie: Pocket stations. Metal Jesus: What is this? Reggie: It’s like a MEmu just like the Dreamcast
one. But for some reason, Sony of Japan, they want to bring it out to America but it’s compatible
with one game in America, which is Final Fantasy VIII. It was a game I was playing pretty
crazy. By hooking this to the game, you could actually with a memory card slot you could
unlock other spells. They weren’t unlockable by other means except through these systems.
So that was pretty cool. Metal Jesus: Yeah, I can see where these would
be appealing because again it’s like when you’re not home and you’re at school, you
can still do some sort of gaming. That was the idea. Reggie: Yeah, exactly. Metal Jesus: Because at the time, Sony didn’t
have a portal, so this was it. Reggie: Pretty much, but I think by that time,
they were in talks about it because they had an idea that they wanted to get into the model
somehow. But another thing is that those are the original Sony mascots on the cover. Metal Jesus: These cats. Reggie: Yeah, these cats. I’ve got their names
but… Metal Jesus: Oh, interesting. Reggie: Because Sony has so many mascots.
Other systems don’t have that many, but Sony has. You don’t know who their main mascot.
The first one was Crash. I don’t know who it is now. And another item I got which is
like a pocket station, I guess. It’s called pockets guy [SP]. I have no idea what this
is, and I got it. And it looks like a pocket station. I haven’t really opened and messed
with it yet, but maybe somebody else will know what it is. Metal Jesus: Wow, interesting. It says it’s
a memory card but maybe it’s got some sort of screen or something like that. Reggie: Yeah, something. I don’t know. Metal Jesus: All right. So that is the hardware.
Let’s take a look at some games. All right, so we have a stack of ten games that we think
pretty much anybody who’s going to be getting a PlayStation 1 collection, so just go out
and buy. Reggie: Games like we usually use are games
that kind of define the system. Metal Jesus: These are not necessarily hidden
gems. They’re just again it’s like, “Go get them,” right? Reggie: All right. Metal Jesus: Let’s start with Crash Bandicoot
3: Warped. So, dude, first of all, I think this is one of the best crash games ever.
Honestly if I was to say, I think it’s like a masterpiece. It’s that good. Reggie: I hate to say this, but on my first
time playing that game, I think it was last night. I think I played it once when I was
younger, but from what I’ve played off, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t played it yet. This
game is pretty sick. The platforming on this game, and the voice acting and the story is
really cool. Metal Jesus: Well, I think also to the graphics.
At this point, they knew this is not a dog. They knew how to make awesome games in a PlayStation
1. Reggie: Yeah, they learned that system. Metal Jesus: This showcases that. It’s got
so much going on. Personally I think the platforming is just perfect. It’s the best version of
the Crash series. Anyways, highly recommended. Reggie: Did you like the one-hit kills in
that game or…? It had pet [SP] points. That kind of made me mad a little. Metal Jesus: Well, I never liked those, but,
no, you’re right. These games have always been tough. Although I feel like this game
is easier than the first game. Reggie: Yeah. Metal Jesus: The first game is really hard
for me for some reason. I don’t know why. I think it’s just that they have refined it
quite as much. Reggie: Somebody else had totally said the
same thing to me. They said that one was the best one to play. Metal Jesus: Yeah, definitely. Reggie: All right, another game here. I got
this from my buddy, Joe. Die Hard trilogy, this is three games in one based off the first
three Die Hard movies, which I think they have five of them now. Metal Jesus: Let me just say, I haven’t played
this game but it’s so wild that we have a movie tie-in game. Who knew, right? Reggie: I know, and it’s pretty good actually.
The voice acting is corny because they’re like imitations of the actors, but they’re
good imitations. They’re like corny… Metal Jesus: Bruce Willis. Reggie: Yeah, like, “Get the hell out of here,”
like in the first movie. Metal Jesus: Oh, okay, trilogy so it is the
first three movies. There was Die Hard, Die Hard 2 and then Die Hard with a Vengeance. Reggie: The first Die Hard is basically you’re
rescuing hostages out of a building. You’re shooting the bad guys. Just rescuing people.
That’s how that game mainly is from what I’ve played. The second game is like a rail shooter.
You’re at the airport, which is like the second movie. He was at the airport and you’re shooting
the bad guys, trying not to shoot the civilians of course. They like getting in the way. And
the third game, which was pretty cool, is basically a car chase, car racing game. You’re
trying to race to get the bombs in town in a time limit. Samuel L. Jackson character
is telling you where to turn to get to the bombs in time. And of course people are in
your way in the streets. I tried to dodge them but they’re just in the way. Metal Jesus: Okay, I just noticed something
in the back here. We forgot to mention the mouse, and this game supports the mouse. Reggie: It supports the mouse. I did not know
that. That’s probably for the first person shooter. Metal Jesus: Yeah, probably. I could see why
that would be pretty interesting. Yeah, so we didn’t show the mouse. We have it and we
just completely forgot about it. That’s cool it supports that. All right, so next up is Castlevania: Symphony
of the Night. A lot of people consider this to be probably the best Castlevania game or
at least up to this point for sure. Reggie: My second favorite Castlevania game
is Symphony Of The Night. It is really cool because the intro starts you off from the
previous game’s storyline, which really is actually really cool the game did that. So
that sucks you in like that, and the game pretty much starts you with a newer character.
And you’re basically just going through this massive castle trying to get to the last boss. And the story really unfolds going through
the game. It’s really pretty cool. You’ll say it kind of feels like a Metroid type game
like Metroid and stuff like that. Metal Jesus: This is one of those games that
kind of created that term though, Metroidvania. Reggie: Basically because it’s massive, wherever
you’ve been, you create a map where you’re going. So you can always backtrack and know
where you went, but in new areas, you’re kind of just building the map, which is cool. Metal Jesus: The other thing about this game
is that people even today say this has one of the best gaming soundtracks, and so again
it’s just a really well-rounded game so definitely. Reggie: Yeah, definitely. My second favorite
Resident Evil game, Resident Evil 2. When this game first came out, I was bugging my
mom to get a ride to the store. I was trying to do whatever I could to get down there to
get it. Finally got home and played it. Played it with my cousin but he didn’t want to help
me play because we were both scared to play through it. And this game was… Man, it is
massively good and scary. Metal Jesus: Now one of the things, on this
one, it says it supports the Dual Shock analog controller. So was this one…? Reggie: They made a version of it after the
regular version came out. It was before the Dual Shock because Dual Shock had just come
out at the time. Metal Jesus: Now is this a director’s cut
or something? I know there’s different versions. Reggie: No, this is just the Dual Shock version
of that one. Dual Shock version added the extreme mode, I think, to the game, which
is pretty cool. Metal Jesus: Awesome. All right, I’m going
to be shocked. You brought a fighting game. Reggie: Yeah, Soul Blade. Metal Jesus: Which turned into Soul Caliber
right? Reggie: It’s actually really called Soul Edge.
I don’t know why they changed the American name. Metal Jesus: Oh, interesting. Reggie: Maybe, I don’t know. Very good game.
Still playable to this day. It’s a solid fighter. It’s very cheap. It’s probably $5-$10 at the
most, I would think. It’s got a lot of good characters in. The arenas, you can knock people
out of the arenas if you’re really good. Solid characters, solid music and a story mode,
afighting game with a story mode. That’s always a plus to me. Metal Jesus: Yeah, that’s cool. Reggie: Next game, Puzzle Starsweep. Now a
lot people don’t even know what this game is. Metal Jesus: I had no idea. Reggie: It’s a puzzle game but it’s a unique
puzzle game because it plays like a battle Tetris type, but it’s different. It’s where
you have to switch the blocks to match the colors. It’s hard to explain because I haven’t
played it that much myself but the game is only $5 and it’s really addicting. It has
a versus mode, and a story mode, and an arcade mode. Metal Jesus: That’s cool. Never heard of it. Reggie: It’s unheard of like one of those
last PlayStation 1 games that came during the end of its lifeline. Next game is a platform
game, Rayman. You have to have this game if you’re going to have a PlayStation system. Metal Jesus: Okay, so this is the 2D platform
Rayman game before they switched over to 3D, which I definitely prefer the 2D ones. Reggie: I do, too. Metal Jesus: Okay, wow. I haven’t played this.
This looks awesome though. It’s beautiful. Reggie: The graphics are really like… they
stand out really good. Metal Jesus: Okay, cool. Reggie: Starts off really easy then it gets
kind of hard. Metal Jesus: Wait, before you show that one. Reggie: Okay. Metal Jesus: We had a challenge and that is
that the PlayStation 1 is known for so many role playing games. And so we’re like, “Dude,
we’ve got to have a role playing game in this video. Which one do you choose?” So we ran
through all of them. Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, Xenogears. Reggie: Then we said one at the same time. Metal Jesus: Yeah, we did. Actually I was
surprised you said this one, because it’s one of my favorites. It’s the first RPG I
ever played on PlayStation 1, and that is Chrono Cross, and I love this game. It’s funny
because a lot of people will say, “Oh, Chrono Trigger is better,” and that is a really good
game but I really, really love this game. Reggie: I like Chrono Cross better, and the
Chrono Trigger, a lot of people hate me for saying that but there’s reasons why that I
like this one better. Metal Jesus: For me, it just starts off right
off the bat with the beautiful music that is in this game. That opening cinematic just
sets the stage. I love the battle system in this game. I think it’s one of my favorites. Reggie: The battle system is… and one thing
about the battle system, if things get too tough, no matter what, you could always run
away. There’s no like you can’t run away, which I hate when you’re trying to get some
boss. Metal Jesus: I know because it penalizes you
for sucking. I’m already hurting and you’re going to make it hurt more. Reggie: Let me grind a little bit more and
then I’ll come back okay. Metal Jesus: This game is massive, too, so
it’s definitely a huge value. Not enough people talk about it, so it’s awesome that you and
I both picked it at the same time. It’s so funny. All right, so the next one, we had to add
these through. That’s right. The Point Blank series and it’s because the light gun games
on the PlayStation 1 are so much fun, so well made and I love these games. Reggie: You could tell by what they put into
these games. I played the first two. I didn’t play the third one that much. It’s addicting.
You really want to try to win. And then some of the games are funny, because you’re trying
to save one of the guys being set on fire, and you’re shooting all these items and the
time limit and everything. Metal Jesus: Yeah, but lots of humor in there.
This is the kind of game where if we have a party at my house and the light gun is set
up, we’ll put these in over like say Time Crisis, even though I love Time Crisis. People
can get into this that aren’t even necessary gamers just because, I don’t know, it’s just
something whimsical about them. Reggie: Yeah, anybody could play it. It looks
really fun and something you could hop into and have fun. Metal Jesus: Yeah, those are great games.
The next two games here actually. I guess they’re our last ones. So you originally had
Moto… What was that, Motor? Reggie: Moto Grand Prix. Metal Jesus: That’s right. Metal Jesus: It’s from the same makers as
the next game we’re going to bring up. Metal Jesus: But I was like, “Dude, as awesome
as that game is, Gran Turismo.” Reggie: Gran Turismo. The reason I didn’t
choose Gran Turismo at first because I never got out to it, but I remember all my friends
were into this game. I wasn’t like into cars back then, so maybe that’s why I wasn’t… Metal Jesus: No, this is a simulator and these
games definitely they can try your patience because they’re are not Arcadian, and so they’re
a very different experience I think. Reggie: Because you’re building up your cars
and stuff like that. Parts stuff like that. Metal Jesus: But I think for me back when
the PlayStation first came out, I had a roommate who had a PS1 and he showed me Gran Turismo
and I was a PC guy. I was a little bit of a snob. I was like, “Oh, consoles, right?”
Dude, Gran Turismo blew me away. It’s a hardcore simulator and it really impressed me at the
time. Reggie: Tell me this. Is it still playable
today? Metal Jesus: It is, it is because it’s such
a well-made game. You could probably argue that maybe the physics now are better in newer
versions, and they probably are, but I think the thing is you can go too far with that.
Some games are unplayable because they’re so hard to control say with a controller.
This games is just the right amount of difficulty, plenty of content. I don’t know. I just think
that they’re definitely some of the best driving games on the PS1. Reggie: I agree, man. I’m going to give it
ago. Metal Jesus: You should definitely check it
out. All right, so that is our quick, little buying guide to the PlayStation 1. Although
we did forget one controller. It’s the biggest controller of them all. Actually I think the
only thing bigger would be like the Steel Battalion controller on the Xbox One. Reggie: Yeah. Metal Jesus: So, dude, what is this? Reggie: This is the analog controller which
was used… it’s actually used for quite a few games for this system. One game I remember
on top of my head right now is Elemental Gearbolt. You can use it for that. Metal Jesus: Which I think is a light gun
game. Reggie: It’s a light gun game and you can
play this one. So can you imagine playing that game with multiple controllers? Metal Jesus: Dude, this is awesome. I guess
actually probably Ace Combat. Reggie: Ace Combat, too. Metal Jesus: Yeah, it has a little hat here
and everything. Wow, it’s so interesting. Reggie: They took it out the function for
three for some reason. Metal Jesus: Wow, it’s cool. So as you can
see, there’s an awful lot to collect for when it comes to the PlayStation 1. We’ve only
barely touch on it. Here is the mouse as well, which again it’s like they had a mouse. It’s
so awesome. Reggie: I know and the mouse is used for a
clock tower point blank I’m assuming. Metal Jesus: Also I’m looking over here Discworld,
so some adventure game as well. Reggie: Oh, Discworld as well. Metal Jesus: Yeah, so much to collect for
with the PlayStation 1. So this just the tip of the iceberg, but we’d love to know what
you guys recommend for new collectors. What games do you think they should go out, get
day one. We’d love to know, too, because there’s some on that that we haven’t heard of or we
don’t have in our collection. Reggie: Yeah, and another thing, the mouse
can’t be used for Point Blank. I actually mentioned that earlier so just don’t want
anybody get confused. Metal Jesus: But it’s kind of a hit and miss,
and that’s the other thing too on the back of these. It will tell you right down here
below what they support and how much space they use up on the memory card and stuff like
that. All right, man, awesome video. Thanks for coming on. Reggie: All right. Metal Jesus: All right, guys. Thanks for watching
my channel. Thanks for subscribing. Take care. Reggie and I have done a bunch of PlayStation
1 videos. So if you’re new to collecting for the PlayStation 1 or you’re just looking for
some hidden gems, we also cover some PAL games and a bunch of stuff. So definitely check
out my channel. I release new videos every single week. So you’re going to want to subscribe.
Thanks for watching.

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  1. My local mom and pop game store was giving away memory cards with every ps2 sold. RIP Game Day.
    Ps it's a digital memery card probably has 5 cards on it.

  2. I have that same story about the memory card when I was a kid. I didn't know what they were or even that they existed. I had no idea why I had to restart Crash Bandicoot over and over again.

  3. Wasn’t the pocket sky just a way for you to manage your saves without it being plugged into the system? I think you used the screen to look through your saves and you could delete them if you wanted to…I’m probably wrong about that, but that’s what I remember of it at least.

  4. Idk wtf people are on about how it’s $5-$15 max no it’s like $20-$50 because not everyone can find a ps1 at a garage sale the most interesting thing I saw was a wii

  5. I probably played a bajillion hours of Final Fantasy Tactics which is far and away my favorite FF game. An early predecessor to that was a rare gem called Vandal Hearts which sported….blood. Had a rather compelling story. I recommend both of those.

  6. Gotta have Spyro the dragon and
    Twisted metal and metal gear.
    And I really liked the gex games. Other than that I think that's a really solid list, a bit of everything.
    I know I am missing a bunch. Any game with the GREEN greatest hits label is going to be a great game. I use to only get greatest hits and it never let me down.

  7. I have a similar story to Reggies except for the Dreamcast. Played Sonic adventure for four hours solid. Went to save the game and didnt realise i needed a vmu. I thoughtit was like the Saturn and had some save ram onboard.

  8. Here's my list of games that I liked.
    Bust A Move
    Twisted Metal 2
    Jet Moto
    Gran Turismo
    Tekken 3
    Metal Gear Solid
    Syphon Filter

  9. soulblade sucks dude, tekken would be a much better choice, and ray man? what about battle tanx? and so on, most of your games choices are crap,srry but this is the truth

  10. I remember getting really hooked on the first Oddworld game – that might have been the first PS1 that really got me. It was so weird and different from anything else up to that point – part platformer, part puzzler, amazingly graphic graphics, and refreshingly original storyline. I just remember putting in a ton of time on the game, beating it, then learning that there's an alternate ending if you save all of the little Oddworld slave people. So then I was unable to rest until I "truly" finished the game. As a result, I didn't have any time for Resident Evil, Rayman, or Gran Turismo. Too busy with Oddworld…

  11. Yeah ok Symphony of the night is incredible… However it’s absurdly expensive. I wouldn’t recommend it as one of your first purchases.

  12. PS1 had so many great games.
    When I think back how many hours I spend on my PS1 x)
    Here is my list of recommended games:
    Metal Gear Solid

    Tomb Raider

    Resident Evil

    Dino Crisis

    Silent Hill

    Legacy of Kain

    Final Fantasy


    Dead or Alive

    Street Fighter

    Bloody Roar

    Crash Bandicoot



    Gran Turismo

    Need for Speed


    Micro Machines V3


    Grand Theft Auto

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee / Abe’s Exodus



    Time Crisis

    Point Black

    Heart of Darkness
    And probably many more I can't remember right know x)

    Those gaming magazines back in the days containing those black demo discs, articles about tips and tricks in games and upcoming new stuff.
    Was a great time.

  13. My brother had the PS1 and I was an N64 kid. BUT for the PS1 I loved Gran Turismo 2 and Spyro, that little dragon controlled by analog sticks was amazing to a little kid. And this week ive been replaying them both on a GPD xd +

  14. Gran turismo was the first game I played on the ps1 it is basically what made me a fan of Sony. The replay value for gran turismo is still high today.

  15. Actually there were cd based systems that don't need memory cards. The sega saturn had 500 blocks of internal save memory. Sony made customers buy memory cards for ps1-ps2 to make more $$$$=Greedy!

  16. 17:10 A list of absolutely, “just buy them now” games…

    Reggie hasn’t played it that much and MJ hasn’t even heard of it 🤷‍♂️

  17. The original controller is similar enough to a SNES controller that I made a retro controller for the Square rereleases back in '04 by swapping a PS board into a SNES case and the D-pad and ABXY lined up. I had to add a couple thin switches for start and select and wired up L1 and R1. I didn't use the L2 or R2. I still have it too, along with my phone and OEM screen that I got brand new at Target on clearance in '04 for $25.

  18. Brave fencer musashi is an amazing game as well! It is another game from square that is definitely worth the money.

  19. One thing I never got is why company's (including Sony) why they never had a CRT option for HDTV's, like come on with the Technology that we have these days.

  20. The PS1(or X whatever) was the first system I had and completed a ton of games. When the PS2 came out I felt sad for my PS1. I still have 2 though!

  21. The serial port on back is to play Japanese games there was a little drive you plugged in to make them Japanese compatible

  22. I’m surprised you skipped over the dual shocks predecessor with the long grips and concave sticks

  23. Played die hard so much the demo version that when i bought the game i wasnt interested lol .. one game i loved back then was command and conquer fucking classic days rent the game see if its worth buying memories

  24. Jet Moto and Destruction Derby 2 are my favorite PS1 games. Jet Moto was the first game I can remember playing with licensed sponsors like MTN DEW and Axiom, which I thought was cool when I was a kid.

  25. i accidentally wrecked my light gun when i first bought flat screen tv… thought the gun was broke and took it apart… boy was i pissed when i found out the reason why it didn't work to begin with

  26. i had some brown transparent Memory Card who could switch between 20 times 15 Slots, you needed to hold all 4 L buttons and then you could Switch and it would tell you the numbers in Red Digital Numbers on the Memory card… it was complicated but MAN was it useful…

  27. you do realize the gen 1 ps1 the ons's that that had rca output were actually developer consoles, later revisions removed the rca off the rear of the console though until the ps1 with power came out the parallel port was still a fixture to the console..

    though very rare the ps1 original did have a screen available for it as well the ps1 mini dc did, as did the the ps2 phat and later 32 inch tv with console built-in..

    Not sure if the tv model ever saw a release state side though i know some pal regions did get the built in ps2 tv bundle ..

    ps3 has 3 versions
    1. tray
    2, slide door same mechanics as the ps1 and ps2 slim
    3. disc insert

    Main boars revisions:

    playstation 7
    ps2 9 7 within phat 3 in the slim version version 7 did appear within the 1st models of the of the p2 slim however it did have atleast have 2 revisions within the slim chassis..

    ps3 had 6 revisions noting due to longevity of the laser the last update that was released that i got sony canned backward compatibility…

    ps4 had 5 revisions before the pro and atleast 2-3 under pro..

  28. Games that I recommend; Tomb Raider Trilogy I, II, and III, Alone in the Dark III, and Spyro Year of the Dragon.

  29. Alien Trilogy
    Abe's Odyssey
    Abe's Exodus
    Fear Effect
    Akuji The Heartless
    All fantastic games.

    Point to note: Resi 2 came on two discs with two parallel but independent storylines that criss-crossed during the playthrough. Once you'd finished disc 1, you played disc 2 with an alternate character who had access to a different POV. This gave Resi 2 loads of replayability and great value for money.

  30. Soul Blade became Soul Edge because a copyright troll sat on the word "Edge" for decades. He was even one of the people in charge of the IGDA. Fun times.

  31. The old man that owned the mom and pop game store in my town gave a memery card to every kid that got. Ps1 he probably lost a little money but I remember mr stan 20 years later. Thanks game day

  32. The Tony Hawk series were a masterclass and I believe should be included in a must have. Especially THPS2 which is a masterpiece. Select Free Skate and ride around in the map for hours 😀

  33. The dual stick controller came out w/o the dual shock first.
    Dual shock was introduced with gran turismo. I worked at electronics boutique at westlake (seattle) at the time.

  34. Some games you didn’t cover that I think are good ones would be any of the final fantasy games, frogger, nightmare creatures, rally cross 2, road rash, test drive 5, tony hawk 1 & 2, twisted metal 1 & 2, crash 2 and crash team racing

  35. The Games are cheap. Hah, depends what games all three of the original crash games cost a hell of a lot for games that old.

  36. Also to be noted if you want to save ps1 games on ps2 you need an official sony memory card and not a third party memory card as they show up as a pocketstation.

  37. My personal fav, not in order:
    Jackie Chan Stuntmaster
    Road Rash Jailbreak
    Harvest Moon Back to Nature
    Bishi Bashi Special
    Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 Enter Electro
    Spyro Series
    Tom & Jerry – House Trap
    SIM Theme Park
    Pac-Man World 20th Anniversary
    Matt Hoffman Pro BMX
    Hot Wheels- Extreme Racing
    Power Rangers – Lightspeed Rescue
    Digimon Rumble Arena
    Captain Commando
    Donald Duck – Goin Quackers
    Monsters, inc. – Scream Team

  38. Parappa the rapper is really awesome and the game not alot people know about the runner up um jammer lammy, gotta have those for the system

  39. The games you show in this video are good examples of absolute classics for the PS. I recently bought my second PSone with screen and love it.

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