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    Default Budget PS1 games- What are the best?

    I always used to laugh at these games whenever I saw them on the shelf, what with their generic titles and stock boxart, especially the ones by Agetec. But, I recently tried Boxing and was surprised at its quality. Are there any more of the Simple series that are good?

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    Top Shop, Tall: Infinity, Crossroad Crisis, Battle Hunter, and Shooter: Starfighter Sanvein are some of my favorites of the budget release PS1 games. I'm not sure if all come from the Simple 1000 series, though.

    Edit: You should probably change your post title. While Agetec put out some good budget games, there were other companies and developers that put out great budget titles, not necessarily from the Simple 1000 series. (and another Japanese sort of "Simple 1000" type series... can't remember the name of it though.) If we are going to discuss PS1 budget titles we shouldn't just stick to the Simple 1000 games >_>
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    Echo Night is my favorite Agetec game that i've played for ps1, it's worth checking out. Also i haven't played it yet, but Granstream Saga looks promising

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    Metal Slug X, great one from Agetec.

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    Edited the title, I'm talking about any budget PS1 title, not just the generic ones released by Agetec.

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    Agetec did release a lot of good PS1 titles that weren't the budget onse though, such as the awesome King's Field and Armored Core games.

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    Yes, because Agetec was once a "normal" publisher (a spinoff of ASCII Entertainment, turned into present company Enterbrain in Japan).

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    All-Star Slammin' D-Ball is decent. I'd much rather play Super Dodgeball on NES but, should you come across All-Star Slammin' D-Ball on the super cheap, I'd recommend it.

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    I found this puzzle game made by Jaleco called Super Bubble Pop for $3 at a thrift store. It was quite addicting and different as I hadn't seen many 3D puzzle games. You actually control a character that throws the bubbles. Has a very techno style soundtrack to it.
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    C-12: Final Resistance was released as a budget title at the very end of the PSone's life cycle. It's pretty fun. Also, I think Expendable might have been a budget release.

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    I really enjoyed The Italian Job, as well as both of the Shooter games from Agetec.

    And while I wouldn't necessarily consider it a budget title, I found a two pack at the end of the PS1's life of Rising Zan and Shadow Tower for 10 bucks. I loved Rising Zan when I bought it for 40, so I picked up the two pack, kept Shadow Tower for myself, then gave Zan to my best friend... and that game is mine once more as he gave me his entire Playstation collection (including FFVII and the black label Castlevania: Symphony of the Night I gave him for his 20th birthday) recently.

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    The Star Sweep game (whatever it's called) is a pretty fun little puzzle game. I also really like the two budget RPGs that someone put out (yeah I don't remember who): Eternal Eyes and Darkstone. One is a strategy-RPG, the other is a Diablo clone.
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    Castlevania Chronicles was a great budget title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drixxel View Post
    All-Star Slammin' D-Ball is decent. I'd much rather play Super Dodgeball on NES but, should you come across All-Star Slammin' D-Ball on the super cheap, I'd recommend it.
    I second this. It's a pretty good clone of the Kunio classic.
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    A couple have been mentioned already but here are my picks.

    Boardgame Top Shop
    Puzzle Star Sweep
    Power Shovel
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    Games that were budget repackages in shrinkwrapped double packs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneDavid View Post
    Power Shovel
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    ...so much fun anyway, but the controller adds significantly.
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    Not sure if this was originally budget but the Playstation Q-Bert title is cheap, lots of fun, and a superb update to the original.

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    Sanvein was really good, and Space Shot was definitely interesting. It has a dash move in its otherwise Thunderforce-like gameplay. I saw them for sale on the Japanese version of PSN, btw. (600 yen, I think).

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    I came across this page tonight:

    http://fuji.drillspirits.net/simple/

    Unfortunately it does not offer reviews, but I thought it might help you sort through the catalog.

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