These four games are the only standard Playstation 1 titles that were released in cardboard cases.
“Tekken”, “Total NBA `97” and “Warhawk” were also released in normal jewel cases, but I have never seen “Mortal Kombat 3” in any other variant.
“Total NBA `97” is a bit different from the others. It has blue as basic colour and a piece of basketball rubber glued to the front cover.
None of these games are particularly rare or will cost you much money.
This game is easy in the top of the most rare Playstation 1 standard releases. “Herkules” is one of those cheap “Cartoon Film, Jigsaw Puzzle and Colouring Book” Phoenix titles and will probably only interest the obscure game collector or the ones who are going for a full PAL set.
Fortunately, when the game finally turns up for sale, it will cost you almost nothing.
These two games are not particularly rare, especially not “Heart of Darkness” which is a very common title.
The interesting thing about them is that they were the only Playstation 1 releases that came with 3D glasses in the case. So make sure that they are included if you are going to buy these titles!
This is “Tintin – Destination Adventure”, the U.K variant. It is considered to be one of the more hard to get standard PAL releases.
I have lately seen this go for crazy high prices on ebay and I have heard of people paying as much as £400 for it. But as you can see, the U.K variant is the exact same as the Swedish variant and here in Sweden the game is actually pretty common. Unfortunately, the hype over this game being very rare has forced up the prices in Sweden as well, so you can expect to pay about £100-£150 for it on tradera.se nowadays.
“Blue´s Clues: Blue´s Big Musical” is a New Zealand/Australian exclusive release and one of the most rare standard PAL games.
It has a music-CD sized case with “Playstation” carved on the border and the Playstation hologram sticker on the front.
This game can be quite tricky to track down as a complete copy, but it will probably not cost you a fortune when you do.
This is a sealed copy of the German exclusive game “7 Shoot Games”. It comes in a big cardboard box, similar to the ones old PC-games were packed in.
The game is quite uncommon but can be grabbed pretty cheap when it turns up on ebay. Overall this is a really good looking collectors item, well worth the money if your purpose is to display it.