In this entry of 'looking back' Level Complete's Sam Hewitt decides to go down a different route. Rather than looking back at an old game, he looks back the legendary PlayStation 1 demo discs.
Ps1 demo discs, Ps2 demo discs and even Ps3 has demo discs ! Those were the DAYS ! I remember only getting the Portuguese official PlayStation magazine only to get the demos . I kept those magazines even today ! It's super funny to read them now ! Like The Getaway being announced, A boss guide for FFX, Metal Gear Solid 2 walkthrough. Nostalgia.
The cheat books were brilliant as well. I remember there being a cheat code for crash bandicoot which allowed you to play a demo of crash racers!!!
I was just playing a ton of my old OPM demo disc, both PS1 and PS2, yesterday. Good times. Behind the scenes, cool moves and the PS2 save downloads sections. I remember constantly playing Tomba and Einhander on an old PS Underground demo I had when I firs got my PS1. I miss those times.
I remember getting a couple in those magazine, also remember my mom paying like $7 for those jam packs demo discs, glad we get demo free now. Those discs got me into the disgaea, dynasty warriors series.
I still have tons of PS1 demo discs. From the Jam Packs to the discs that came with OPM, even the Pizza Hut discs. I never got rid of them. I still remember being a kid and going crazy when I got a new demo disc. Demo discs actually made me buy more games.
A huge part of my childhood was playing demo discs! I couldn't afford to buy full games so ended up playing the same demos over and over again. Had a heck of a lot of fun though! https://www.youtube.com/wat... https://www.youtube.com/wat... https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Great videos. Thanks for posting :)
I miss those demo discs that came with the magazines!
The t rex blew me away, and the mantaray was hypnotic. Back when we used to buy magazines for demos and to get our information.
PS1 demo discs were one of my main sources of gaming, because as a kid I couldn't afford a ton of games so this was a good substitute, and often demos would be quite long. I would go down to a car boot sale every Sunday morning and buy demo discs for about a pound each. Shame they hardly do demos anymore, because demos are a great way of trying a game before you buy, which is handy particularly as games are so expensive on consoles.
Ah, I remember playing the Driver demo from a PS2 Demo Disc, over and over again. Great times.
I remember I was subscribed to Playstation Underground. Those were the days.
We get to play a demo disc this month - It's called Ground Zeroes.
Hahaha. I had a feeling this type of comment would pop up :p
Getting demos in the mail was always a great thing, couldn't wait to pop them in the system. Now all I ever get in the mail are bills.... And credit card offers...
i loved this things back in the day. made my day when i got a new demo disc full of goodies.
Pizza Hut ps1 demo disc with MGS. Changed my gaming life.
Ahhh the memories.... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I remember those Net Yaroze games on demo discs. Rocks and Gems and the like
Rocks and Gems was addictive
The MGS demo sold like crazy. Yes, that's right, I said sold. Bootlegged copies were being offered at full price in my country.
I played mgs1 demo over and over. That game was so amazing!
I remember when i played the Legend of the Dragoon demo thats what got me started on JRPGs! and i remember foundly that Digimon 2 and Pokemon season 3 were broadcasting on tv at the time. Other great fun ones i remember: - Tony Hawks 2 (it included the track editor) - Hogs of War - Spyro 3 - Metal Gear Solid - Bloody Roar 2 - Micro Maniacs - Rollcage - Destruction Derby 2 - Tenchu 2
I love the demo discs and still have all of mine.
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