Submitted by RexFury 170d ago | opinion piece

Looking back: PlayStation 1 demo discs

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. (Retro)

pedrof93  +   170d ago
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.

Mr_cheese  +   170d ago
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!!!
ChipChipperson  +   169d ago
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.
#1.2 (Edited 169d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
blackblades  +   169d ago
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.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   170d ago
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.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   170d ago
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!


#3 (Edited 170d ago ) | Agree(14) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
RexFury  +   170d ago
Great videos. Thanks for posting :)
TheFallenAngel  +   170d ago
I miss those demo discs that came with the magazines!
Bathyj  +   170d ago
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.
tigertron  +   170d ago
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.
BattleReach  +   170d ago
Ah, I remember playing the Driver demo from a PS2 Demo Disc, over and over again. Great times.
TheEnigma313  +   170d ago
I remember I was subscribed to Playstation Underground. Those were the days.
goldwyncq  +   170d ago
We get to play a demo disc this month - It's called Ground Zeroes.
RexFury  +   170d ago
Hahaha. I had a feeling this type of comment would pop up :p
RavageX  +   170d ago
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...
wannabe gamer  +   170d ago
i loved this things back in the day. made my day when i got a new demo disc full of goodies.
curtis92  +   170d ago
Pizza Hut ps1 demo disc with MGS. Changed my gaming life.
pedrami91  +   170d ago
Ahhh the memories....

ANIALATOR136  +   170d ago
I remember those Net Yaroze games on demo discs. Rocks and Gems and the like
e-p-ayeaH  +   169d ago
Rocks and Gems was addictive
MightyNoX  +   170d ago
The MGS demo sold like crazy. Yes, that's right, I said sold. Bootlegged copies were being offered at full price in my country.
arkard  +   170d ago
I played mgs1 demo over and over. That game was so amazing!
e-p-ayeaH  +   169d ago
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
#17 (Edited 169d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Relientk77  +   169d ago
I love the demo discs and still have all of mine.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Sakurai Details The Sound Collection For Super Smash Bros.

10m ago - Continuing his "Pic of the Day" rituals on Miiverse, today director Masahiro Sakurai details the... | Wii U

11 minutes of Super Smash Bros 3DS multiplayer (offscreen footage)

10m ago - Dealspwn reports: "Super Smash Bros may feel most at home on a big screen, but it's 3DS counterpa... | 3DS

Ocarina of Time's Kokiri Forest Recreated in VR

10m ago - VRFocus - Back in February 2014 indie developer DarkAkuma released a virtual reality (VR) adaptio... | PC

War Thunder - Not Your Average Military Simulator

20m ago - MMOGames has been given the unique chance to take a look at War Thunder, an MMO Military Simulato... | PC

The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) Review

Now - Dave checks out the remastered version of Naughty Dog’s latest. | Promoted post

The Mass Effect: Balancing Gaming with a Healthy Lifestyle

21m ago - Mike Bowerman discusses the importance of balancing his video game hobby while maintaining a heal... | Xbox 360