To celebrate 25 years since the release of the original PlayStation in the UK, TigerTails Gaming are making the month of September a celebration of all things PS1.
In this video, TK delves into the madness that is Um Jammer Lammy, the semi-sequel to Parappa the Rapper. A glorious rhythm action game that is as fantastic as it is absolutely crazy. When you have a game about a socially anxious lamb who plays guitar, you know you’re in for a time that was only available on PlayStation. This video will take a look at the story, the game play, and the madness that is Um Jammer Lammy.
Hedgie and Xavier endure what is possibly the hardest challenge on the original PlayStation: Beating the opening to Driver and completing the car park mission. This was originally going to be a stream back in 2018, but Internet issues forced them to record it instead. At first is was going to bed edited down but instead it ended up being released as is so everyone can witness Hedgie’s evolution from total noob to someone who has half a clue on how to control the car. Will he beat the game before giving up, throwing the controller through the screen, and burning down an orphanage? Watch on and find out.
PlayStation Month continues as Xavier does battle against Syphon Filter for the first time since he was a young ‘un. Looking to complete the game in 2 sessions, this will be Part 1 of a 2 part series. Unless he beats the game today, in which case it won’t be. So join him and watch a game from 1999 kick his arse again.
On 29 Sept 1995, Sony released the PlayStation in the UK. Little did we know at the time, but it would go on to change the face of gaming as we knew it. So let’s celebrate it! 25 years is a good birthday to host a month long party for. So the whole month of September is going to be a celebration of all things to do with Sony’s original grey box. See below for the intro video to the month…
The intro to that video is somewhat special. It was burnt to a PlayStation format disc – and would have been run from the disc if it weren’t for the fact the HDMI upscaler used in the studio has a large on-screen display that lingers entirely too long. Everything from the game-play on was edited in afterwards but the opening was ripped from the PS1 disc I had burned. You can see the disc working (and the on-screen display) in the video below:
And if that’s not enough, how about a download link? If your PS1 is chipped (or you have a working disc swap method) you can download the .iso file I made, burn it to a blank CD, and run it in your own console. Bear in mind, this works best on an original (modified) console that’s able to run NTSC video (as I used the NTSC dimensions as it was quicker and easier to do that than work out a PAL equivalent that the PS1 could cope with). So PAL TVs may show a black & white image, even though it’s technically a PAL disc. I guess that warning works both ways – make sure your TV can handle a PAL signal if running outside of the PAL areas. If running in an emulator, don’t enable the bios display as the twinkles on the licence screen may loop in the background forever.
The video file is designed to loop until you press Start, whereupon everything stops and you’ll need to reset your console/emulator to restart proceedings. If you have the correct tools, you can also rip the .str file from the disc for your viewing pleasure (like I did to include it in the main video).
If I get the time, I might make a video explaining how I made the disc, but it would not have been possible without LameGuy64 who wrote the code and offered help in the PSXDev forums to those who came before me, and whose problems I learned from when compiling the code myself. Other thanks must go to the other members of the PSXDev forums who made tools and resources to help make creating homebrew PS1 discs a reality – this silly little project would not have been possible without their indirect help.
Stay tuned to TigerTails Gaming, both here and on YouTube, as there is going to be a bit more content coming out over the next month. The usual Friday livestreams have already been planned out and will feature some linked PlayStation titles (2 player games, using 2 consoles networked together with the link cable), as well the first live video in the Mystery Game series. I actually played the game that will be featured to ensure the disc worked, and I had quite a bit of fun with it – what Xavier will make of it remains to be seen. There will also be a new video every Tuesday featuring some videos that I have scripted and recorded. Xavier has also scripted a video which will hopefully be released in time. He will also be doing some Saturday livestreams, and there may also be additional mid-week streams too. So there’s lots of PS1 fun to look out for and enjoy.
Not quite a year since the last one, at least… This time TK has summoned Xavier and Hedgie together to revisit some ghosts of their past. This series started in 2016 would you believe (talk about a slow burn) and has seen the likes of Dalmatians 3, The 7th Guest, and most recently (or June 2018 as it’s otherwise known) Bishi-Bashi on the original Playstation. Now the length of time has been enough for TK to survive making the cast play another game, but what horrors or delights await them as another envelope is ripped open and its contents revealed.
Grab your popcorn, sit back, and laugh at the abuse TK gets as TigerTails Gaming plays yet another mystery game…
Music used in the credits: Fig Leaf Rag, by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)
Just over 2 years since the last mystery game, and TigerTails Gaming is back to do another one. This time it’s one that everyone might enjoy, or get rage over… Who’s to know? This time Hedgie has taken some time off so newcomer Tubbs joins in the fun as he plays alongside Xavier. What evils has TK given them to endure? Will they beat this game, or will this game beat them? Only one way to find out… Grab the popcorn and settle down for the third in the mystery game series.
Music used in the credits:
Fig Leaf Rag, by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)
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