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Classic Console Gaming All Over Again!

I can still remember the days when I play the PlayStation One console at home. In this post, I am going to talk about the 10 classic games in which I had played, but never forgotten ever since. I am able to play them once in while, but by means of using an emulator software for both PC and Android systems. Here are the following 10 classic PlayStation One games below that I played in the past.

This is the screenshot of the Gran Turismo (PSX) game.
1. Gran Turismo Series (1 and 2)

Asking a question. What was my first PlayStation One game ever played? Answer is Gran Turismo, the original and the first one. Gran Turismo is more of a sports car simulation, or even a racing. This game is some addicting in the past, since everytime you think about customization, like the tuning, car and body modifications, etc., you can’t stop until you have achieved the output of what your imagination had told you. I had also used to play with my bro with our cars modified, and we race in one track!

Also, Gran Turismo 2 came in place. The driving control experience were almost the same as the first one, only with the additions of new cars and different brands/manufacturers, as well as new race tracks and modes (the dirt rally course).

Start you engines! Fasten your seat belts!
2. Crash Bandicoot Series: Crash Team Racing

Who is a Batang 90s gamer without playing this one? Crash Team Racing is one of my memorable games in PlayStation One console to play. I can still remember playing this with my friends and relatives, since all you just need to do was to race through the tracks, and then stopping them with whatever weapons you have! Also, you can run through hidden shortcuts to outrun them!

There is also an HD remaster of this game, so better have a time to check it out to know the difference!

A role-play talk.
3. Legend of Legaia

As usual, I always have this game on any emulator that I have, whether on my old PSP, Android, or PC. Legend of Legaia is one of my best RPGs I ever played, since not only the storyline has built my inspiration (for making some unpublished fictional novel that I have), but also the gameplay, the Arts system, has made me moved a bit. I can remember that I can overkill a weak enemy by using the Miracle Arts move to inflict thousands of damage points!

Heroes don’t die. They just respawn, lol
4. Wild Arms 2nd Ignition

Of all RPGs that I had previously played, Wild Arms 2 is the best. It is just like watching an Anime series while you play it. This was also the game that I used to replay it repeatedly because I want to explore more of its features and gameplay, such as hidden items and skills, and also the takedown of the ‘optional’ powerful bosses. Of course, the cinematic opening and ending videos were Anime-styled and it produces a dramatic plot!

X battling Sigma.
5. Mega Man X (Rockman X) Series: X4, X5, and X6

Mega Man X4: For this game, it requires some considerable skills to master the art of jumping, dodging bullets and attacks, and also accuracy and tenacity of movements. Considered as difficult if you aren’t familiar with the tactics of the boss movements and attacks. It is better to memorize and predict their movements every time you die and respawn.

Mega Man X5: Depending on how fast you clear the stage, you will be given a Hunter Rank (B to SA, and so on). Higher Ranks allows you to have access to some parts to equip with your character. Like X4, you shall need some considerable skills to master the art of beating the bosses without even dying.

Mega Man X6: The last game in the PlayStation One port is considered to be the challenging one. X6 is still a very difficult game that not many people can finish. Considering the attack patterns made by the bosses in the game, this game is considered to be the hardest one to navigate. Press the SELECT button if you see an exclamation mark (“!”) that appears at the lower right of the screen as you play through the stage to see some messages.

For some little info, they were included as a bundle for the latest Legacy Collection (Anniversary Collection) of the game.

A scrolling-shooter game that is you versus the cyborg fishes, known as the Thiima.
6. G-Darius

Aside from being an Arcade, and a PlayStation One game, this was also ported on the PC system. Yep, this was one of the video games that I still remembered in my mind. There is one time that I used to overkill and destroy a boss by using the full-powered blue beam.

Rescuing someone from a dog with rabies…
7. Mega Man Legends (Rockman DASH)

Still a memorable, yet a difficult game to finish! Featuring this character from the popular Rockman / Mega Man series, it is a 3D action-shooter game. You will fight various robotic enemies, as well as having showdown battle between you and the Bonne Family! There are also mini-games to play, such as using your buster to pop-out balloons, or even racing through slaloms using your Jet Skates!

Home screen of the game.
8. The Misadventures of Tron Bonne (part of Rockman DASH series)

Rather than part of the series, but a prequel. This game was the one that I repeatedly playing until I totally mastered it. So far, it was easy to play than Mega Man Legends after all. You can setup your own team of Servbots to take down some group of enemies! Aside from being an action game, the genre of this was somehow mixed or called as ‘action-variety’ game. You can play RPG-type, puzzle-type, or even action-type, the default mode!

Hey, it’s a new record! Okay, it’s the Final Lap, keep it cool!
9. Ridge Racer Type 4

Take note that this game was also included as a free game in the recently released PlayStation Classic console.

Ridge Racer Type 4, or simply I call this as R4, is considered memorable for me, too. Of course, not only the usual cars that you usually encounter in any typical racing games, but also you will encounter special machines there, such as the racing rocket Utopia, or even the micro-machine Ecureuil.

10. Twisted Metal Series: 3 and 4
Twisted Metal 3.
Twisted Metal 4.

Both games are also memorable to me. I can still remember playing this game with my friends and relatives. Yep, I can do many tricks in this game, such as unlocking hidden shortcuts or secret rooms, or even doing the teleport (hyperspace) trick in Twisted Metal 4.

Aside from just a game, the soundtrack used was in the game disc itself! Simply put the disc in to your PS One console, or to an audio CD/DVD drive! You can listen to some songs made by Rob Zombie, Pitchshifter, and many more!

Summary and Ending

The following PlayStation One console video games has made my gaming experience memorable, and they are the following:

  1. Gran Turismo (1 and 2)
  2. Crash Team Racing
  3. Legend of Legaia
  4. Wild Arms 2nd Ignition
  5. Mega Man X Series (X4, X5, and X6)
  6. G-Darius
  7. Mega Man Legends
  8. The Misadventures of Tron Bonne
  9. Ridge Racer Type 4
  10. Twisted Metal Series: 3 and 4

There are other awesome games out there in which I never mentioned here, but somehow it has kept into my memories forever. So far, we have difference in taste and favoritism in video games. At least, you got an idea now which types of video games in which I liked most to play.

Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.