10 Things Only PS1 Owners Will Understand

10 Things Only PS1 Owners Will Understand

The original PlayStation happened a long  time ago and we all have memories about  it that are sometimes interesting to go  back to.today we will talk about 10 things only PlayStation 1 owners will understand.

10- Start screen

Is hearing that start screen on Christmas  morning when you first get a PlayStation  or let's say a couple Christmas mornings  in when you get some games that sound on  Christmas meant a new adventure, a plunge  to be taken and it's such an appropriate  sound for that.it's sort of a mirage  type sound of hey you're entering  another world message and there's also  just something about Christmas Day  itself that I think just works with  video games you're out of school, you're  allowed to do whatever you want, you feel  free in a way you don't and again  whether you were getting a PlayStation  booting it up for the first time or  getting a game after owning one for a  while it was your gateway to a new place.  a new world, a new adventure and you  didn't have to think about homework. 

9- Turning the PlayStation  upside down to get it to work 

Turning the PlayStation  upside down to get it to work. Now, you'll  find a large number of reasons why  people do this, some people will tell you  it helps with scratch disks some will  say it makes CDs that the inside plastic  ring is worn on and it may very well  actually help those things. But the real  reason why it works is because the  original model PlayStation had a plastic  slide that was reading the data overtime that slide would wear.  A. it was very  near the power source and conducted heat  and the heated up plastic was more  susceptible to wearing out because even  if ever so slightly it was just a bit  more malleable than if it had not been  hot the reason this would cause it not  to work is because part of the lens  would actually tilt away from the CD  which even if it happens ever so  slightly is something that stops it from  being able to work if you're not reading  the data you're not reading the data  it's that simple.  Turning the PlayStation upside down  would realign that lens and allow it to  read the data. Now, Sony eventually fix  this in a later PlayStation model where  they made the part out of metal rather  than plastic and put it a little bit  further away from the power supply that  doesn't mean that it doesn't work with  the other problems that people use  turning Playstations upside down to fix  because I could very well see it  actually helping if the inner ring of a  CD is worn but now you know the official  reason and if that's the first time  you've ever heard this and you've had a  PlayStation sitting around for years  that doesn't work go turn that thing  upside down and give it a shot.   

 8-memory cards Hey

Remember memory cards remember  having to figure out which save file  you're gonna sacrifice to go through the  new game or asking yourself the question  can I really leave the PlayStation on  all night. The answer is, of course, yes  you can. Leaving it on all night will  preserve your position in the game.of  course! WHY NOT?!?  Then there's always just playing the  whole game in one sitting which you  might die if you tried to do some  PlayStation JRPGs in one sitting or you  could just be like.EH I'm not gonna play that one.I  like it I know I want to beat it but  maybe I can just start from the  beginning some other time? This game is  more important to me and then you delete  it and then you feel guilty about it me  like I kind of just left it on all night  or played the game in one sitting.
7-CD  case

The official PlayStation CD  case do you remember this there were  actually a couple of these created in  different regions and you could buy them  alone and there were some bundles that  came with them alone you bought it and  kind of just a bit of an awkward box  that had a picture of the case on the  box which it's a box that holds a thing  that holds things. It had like a  see-through compartment...a little  triangle where you could see through to  the material just to like I guess to  make sure that they weren't ripping you  off.  Oh yes...Yes definitely that plastic nylon  stuff that they use for literally  everything like this from CD cases to  even like backpacks up to this day. Yes  that's very good stuff right there.YES!  
6-Nude code

All of the talk that there  was a nude code for Tomb Raider like  let's be completely clear here the 1990s  was a time when a lot of people were  growing up and Tomb Raider is a game  featuring well let's just say some stuff  that adolescent boys might like.  It's really not exclusive to boys? Girls  and whatever else?!? I'm sure work. We're kinda  like okay yeah yeah.those both of them.  Hi. Different strokes for different folks.  Right?!?  I remember the 1990s I remember the  response to Lara Croft people really  wanted there to be a nude code let's  just let's just go ahead and say like  how much people wanted that. They wanted  it so much that concerned parents kind  of thought it was there. People talked  about it so much and there was always a  bunch of outrage about it and they  continued to publish the games.  Eventually made ads that said.hey, still no  nude code! Like yeah, we know that's a  thing that people talk about but it's  not in the game. How many ads nowadays  can you remember where it's advertising  that the feature that a lot of people  request isn't in the game and isn't  going to be? I can't remember any other  ads like that for anything not just  games.

 5- Awesome game 

This is just the  awesome game lineup which I'm gonna go  ahead and say that gets number one for  most obvious. But seriously, some of the  games on PlayStation are just absolutely  amazing  and continue to define games as they are  today like Silent Hill, Resident Evil,  Legacy of Kain, Odd world. I mean HELL  more obvious games like Rayman and  Crash Bandicoot.  I mean Medal of Honor came out in 1999.  that's kind of the thing Call of Duty  spawned out of. You had Gran Turismo, you had  Wipeout, Spyro, Tenku Stealth Assassin  and like Final Fantasy 7. There's so much  you could say about the lineup of games  in the PlayStation...there's just a barrage of  endless amazing all the time it's  probably the easiest thing to remember...  that people who didn't have a  Playstation can't really remember.  

4- Pocket Station

There was a thing called the  "Pocket Station" the implication is a PlayStation  that fits in your pocket that is not  what a Pocket Station is. A Pocket  Station is a Dreamcast VMU for the  PlayStation. Allow me to explain, in Japan  the Dreamcast came out on November 27th,  1998 and they had a novel idea of making  a so there memory card had a screen and its  own controls and Sony was like yeah  you're not gonna get that over us now  well the memory card on the Dreamcast  went into the controller itself in the  then technically functioned on the  controller. PlayStation wasn't designed  with that kind of functionality in mind.  So, they made the Pocket Station into a  memory card that you could take the  screen off of and plug it into the  normal PlayStation memory card slot. Now,  the Pocket Station had quite a few of  its own interesting little quirks. It had  its own games for instance but bigger  games like Final Fantasy 8 had minigames  that would function with the Pocket  Station and you could use them to  collect items that you would use in the  real game. Again, basically the dreamcast  VMU. Keep in mind they hit the market  before the Dreamcast VMU. But they only  hit the market in Japan.  You could never officially buy this  thing in North America and I think  that's part of its luster so to speak. We  all heard about it we all saw it in  magazines and stuff like that  but it was the Dreamcast that actually  launched in America. So, it kind of won in  that respect but not really because of  what happened to the Dreamcast and  really just Sega in general I mean I'm  not trying to knock the Dreamcast as  great system but let's just say Sony  kind of had the last laugh there.   
3-System Link

Hoping to use the system link. Yes  the "System Link." A means to link systems  that almost no games ever utilized. I  mean don't get me wrong some pretty  awesome games did support it like DOOM,  Descent, the Command & Conquers, the  Wipeouts, Twisted Metal 3. It was pretty  heavy on the racing games...like nothing  against that that's actually great.  There's a lot of games that I think  probably could have benefitted from it  that they didn't even really try. I mean  the list of games it's compatible with  are certainly longer than what I've said  here. But, I promise you, I wouldn't have  played most of it and to be completely  honest the games that I would have  played I didn't because I would most of  the time be the one that bought those  games. It was a weird time in gaming  there's like people who really liked  cutesy games and people who really liked  not cutesy games. I liked both but YEAAAH.  If I remember right I only actually ever  got to use it a couple times and it was  with doom which to be fair was awesome.
2-The thing

The thing you know the thing   the thing put that plug in the thing we  got to get everybody on to the  yeah yeah. The thing is obviously a four  controller adapter. I'm just dramatisizing  the situation that's pretty much  how everybody referred to it though just  plugging the thing. The thing reminds me  very much of a time when playing games  together meant sitting on a couch  together, having a pizza, roasting some  chicken nuggets or eating a bag of Oreos  or some really unhealthy food but  together like it was just a different  time when that type of thing I just had  more fun with don't get me wrong I love  online multiplayer but the thing  definitely reminds me of a time I wish  would maybe come back. 

1- The  long load times

And finally the  long load times. Now, all of the first CD  based consoles were really load heavy.  The speed of the discs was not really  super high and they were definitely  trying as hard as they could to  demonstrate the difference graphically  between the 32-bit consoles in the  previous 16-bit ones that meant get  those FMVs rolling. High resolution  backgrounds don't compress that don't  compress that CD quality music that  doesn't mean mp3s that means .wave files but  that's how things are when they're  developing tech still if you can recall  the difference between playing Chrono  Trigger on the Super Nintendo and  playing Chrono Trigger on the  PlayStation. OOF.  That load time is brutal. 

What things do  you remember from the PlayStation?!? that  you know other people don't. Leave us a comment let us know what you think click like if you enjoyed the list.