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    Default PSX Hidden Gems

    I haven't purchased any PSX (one) games in quite a while and with all the cheap used titles out there I thought I might pick up a few. I'm not looking for top 20 list, I know all of the blockbuster titles. I'm more interested in some hidden gems that may have gone unoticed perhaps because they came out early on or later when there seemed to be 50 games a month being released. What are your favourite PSX hidden gems?

    UPDATE: here is the compiled list. I left out a few like Ape Escape that i thought were too well known to be considered hidden gems.

    Ballistic
    Battle Arena Toshinden 3
    Blast Radius
    Builder's Block
    Carnage Heart
    Colin McRae 2.0
    Critical Depth
    Crossroad Crisis
    Crusaders of Might and Magic
    DarkStone
    Deception III
    Devil Dice
    Dino Crisis 2
    Disruptor
    Dracula: Last Sanctuary
    Dracula: The Resurrection
    Dragon Quest IV
    Dragon Warrior 7
    Dune 2000
    Einhander
    Elemental Gearbolt
    Felony 11-79
    G. Darius
    Galerians
    Gekioh: Shooting King
    Ghost in the Shell
    Grind Session
    Guilty Gear
    Heart of Darkness
    Hot Shots Golf
    Incredible Crisis
    Intelligent Qube
    Italian Job, The
    Jade Cocoon
    Jesse James: The Gunfighter
    Jumping Flash
    Jumping Flash II
    Kagero: Deception 2
    King of Fighters (Any Version)
    Koudelka
    Looney Tunes Sheep Raider
    Martian Gothic
    Metal Slug X
    Micro Maniacs (aka Fox Kids presents Micro Maniacs)
    Motor Toon Grand Prix
    Nectaris
    No One Can Stop Mr. Domino
    Omega Boost
    Pandemonium
    Pepsiman
    Pipe Dreams 3D
    Poy Poy
    Project Overkill
    Puzzle Star Sweep
    Quake II
    Raiden Project, The
    RC Copter
    Red Alert (any/link)
    Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012
    Roll Away
    Rollcage
    Rollcage II
    Saiyuki: Journey West
    Saltwater Sportfishing
    Sanvein
    Sheep
    Silent Bomber
    Skullmonkeys
    Street Sk8er
    Strider 2
    Strikers 1945
    Super Buster Bros Collection
    Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
    Tecmo's Deception
    Tempest X3
    Ten Pin Alley
    Thunderforce V
    Tobal No. 1
    Trap Gunner
    Turnabout
    V.I.P.
    V-Rally 2
    Wipeout 3 (link)
    Xevious 3D/G+

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    Default hmmmm

    Well....


    King of Fighters (Any Version): Was Good,
    Sheep:I found entertaining but I'm a kid, so you might not find it too interesting...
    Thrasher Sk8 And Destroy:Great, but icky control and flawed
    Street Sk8er:Very Limited appeal. You really don't controll the tricks, but being a skater I found this one charming.


    My Thinking is really off seeing as I JUST Woke up, I will post more later...

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    Poy-Poy in all its great gameplay joyfullness
    I love you guys, in a no-sexula way.

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    you have to get poy poy, It's a really fun game with friends.



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    Incredible Crisis might get overlooked because it was released pretty late. It's a bunch of fun wacky mini games obviously designed for japan. You can find it new for around 15 bucks. Plus it's got an awesome soundtrack done by the Japanese Ska Orchestra!

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    The Italian Job - Loads of driving-mission fun for less than $10.

    Jesse James: The Gunfighter - Rail-mounted shooter, but has a cool look and spaghetti-western feel. Also, less than $10.

    Can't Stop Mr. Domino - Bizarre Japanese release that made it over here. Set up lines of dominoes for tumbling combinations.

    Intelligent Qube - I always thought this was kind of a hidden gem of a game, 'cause I didn't hear much about it when it came out. Now, expect to pay through the nose for it. Either people have discovered how great a game this truly is and demand has skyrocketed, or it's more rare than I ever thought....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniderman
    Can't Stop Mr. Domino - Bizarre Japanese release that made it over here. Set up lines of dominoes for tumbling combinations.
    Ahem... *cough* I believe you are referring to the mighty "No One Can Stop Mr. Domino."

    And it's simply a fantastic, must have game. Wacky and fun, can you chain all the tricks together at once? You'll see some groovy extra stuff if you can. Outta sight.

    I'd also suggest Devil Dice, another Art Dink title that you really have to play to appreciate. Screenshots don't do it justice, it's a great head to head (to head to head if you like, supports up to 4 players) puzzle contest.

    I'll second Sheep and Incredible Crisis. Oft misunderstood gems that are out there waiting for you to grab 'em up.

    The rest of the list is good too!
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    Sheep
    Pipe Dreams 3D (I spent HOURS playing one round of this Saturday night)
    Builder's Block
    Tempest X3
    Xevious 3D/G+
    ...and quite a few others. Basically, almost anything in my collection.

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    Elemental Gearbolt -An excellent fantasy-themed light gun game that no one seems to talk about much. Tough to find, but worth it.

    Ghost in the Shell -Based on the anime and manga (seriously, it borrows equally from each source), it's a rather fun 3-D platform shooter designed by the makers of Jumping Flash.

    Skullmonkeys -A little-known platformer from the creator of Earthworm Jim, this one's kinda basic in gameplay, but it's got enough amusing Claymation style and humor to make it worth a look.

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    "...Mr Domino!" is good...a few I picked up most recently:

    RC/Helicopter
    Martian Gothic (survival horror; EXTREMELY challenging!)
    Dracula: The Resurrection/Last Sanctuary (both Myst-type horror)
    Saltwater Sportfishing

    And Einhander, Project Overkill & Kagero: Deception 2 if you can find 'em...
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    Tempest X3 is mine- got it under $5 at my local EBX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubersaurus
    Dragon Warrior 7 loves you. Oh it's true, it's true.
    Yes it is true!

    And Metal Slug X is a great game. :grin:

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    - The Jumping Flash and King's Field games.
    - I also agree on Incredible Crisis and Metal Slug X.

    - As for imports, the almighty Internal Section, Squaresoft's BEST non-RPG game. If you like games like N20, Rez, and Frequency - Get this, now. I command you.
    - And of course, Dragon Quest IV Remake.

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    Oh, I forgot Dune 2000. Still my all-time fave in the real-time strategy genre, and the PS1 version is lovely, especially if you've got a mouse.

    The one thing I miss on the PSone is the "link" jack - I finally get more than one Playstation, and lo and behold, I can't do death matches now. Damn.

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    V.I.P. - yes the game based on the Pam Anderson show, actually fun...
    Looney Tunes Sheep Raider
    Einhander
    Ten Pin Alley, wonderful bowling game
    Critical Depth - underwater Twisted Metal - a little slower, but very good
    Hot Shots Golf
    Mr. Domino
    Incredible Crisis
    Motor Toon Grand Prix - the best cartoon / kart style racing game ever
    Jumping Flash

    That should cover most of my list...

    eep...I can't find my copy of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo PANIC!!!

    whew...there it is, hidden under my sister's Dukes of Hazzard game...

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    Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is a great very overlooked game.If you can find it that is. :grin: x_x

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    My friend used to have Puzzle Fighter, then his ex girlfriend stole it...last I heard she moved to virginia.
    Check out the Kleppings!
    Make Way For Madness!
    "9 is a poor man's 11, and 11 is a Baker's Ten."
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    If I could AFFORD Puzzle Fighter I'd get it...

    My list:

    Jumping Flash 1 and 2
    Pandemonium (I liked it!)
    Omega Boost (great game!)
    Nectaris
    G. Darius
    Metal Slug X
    Strikers 1945
    Puzzle Star Sweep
    Strider 2
    Elemental Gearbolt
    Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
    Galerians
    koudelka (slow but good)
    Saiyuki: Journey West
    Intelligent Qube (well-known now, but didn't used to be)

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