OG PS1/Saturn Group Buy 2020

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A public fundraiser to secure various Sega Saturn/PlayStation 1 prototype discs was conducted sometime in 2020 by the Obscure Gamers community. The builds available for purchase were primarily used for magazine reviews and previews somewhere in the PAL region. This release also contains a few PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable builds as well. A total of around 15 discs were acquired and dumped. The dumps were released on April 2nd, 2021.

All discs have been dumped with a Plextor PX-W5224A on latest firmware, and with DICUI unless the discs had C2 errors. In which case they're dumped with CloneCD. We tried dumping with other drives but, the plextor still gave the best results so all are plextor dumps.

The Saturn build dates are based on the most recent file as mastering time stamps were wrong in cases.

The following people kindly donated towards this release:

  • Aqua
  • Biscuit
  • DRW
  • Damien
  • DeveloperJeff
  • Fusion
  • Gravatos
  • Haus
  • Hi_Ricky
  • Jordan
  • Kabojnk
  • Mementomori
  • MrPinball64
  • MysteriousCube
  • NGR
  • NexxBox_One
  • RunWhiteBoyRun
  • Shadowth117
  • Vindios
  • Yaz0r

Original fundraising thread on ObscureGamers.com.

Prototypes Obtained (Unique Builds):


 SystemDateRetail build datesRetail release dates
3D Baseball (Sep 19, 1996 prototype)Sega Saturn19 September 1996 18:35:56JP Nov 8, 1996
EU Unreleased
US Nov 7, 1996
JP Jan 31, 1997
EU Unreleased
US Nov 30, 1996
Area 51 (Jul 11, 1996 prototype)Sega Saturn11 July 1996 15:02:40JP Dec 5, 1996
EU Jan 2, 1997
US Nov 10, 1996
JP Feb 7, 1997
EU Jan 2, 1997
US Oct 31, 1996
Baku Baku Animal: World Zookeeper Contest (Apr 26, 1996 prototype)Sega Saturn26 April 1996 10:44:08JP Oct 4, 1995
EU May 14, 1996
US May 1, 1996
JP Nov 10, 1995
EU May 14, 1996
US Aug 31, 1996
Bug Too! (Nov 8, 1996 prototype)Sega Saturn8 November 1996 01:14:22JP Dec 20, 1996
EU Feb 17, 1997
US Nov 19, 1996
JP Jan 31, 1997
EU Feb 17, 1997
US Nov 30, 1996
Complete Onside Soccer (Feb 27, 1996 prototype)PlayStation27 February 1996 18:29:38JP Dec 15, 1997
EU Aug 5, 1996
JP Jan 29, 1998
EU Aug 5, 1996
US Unreleased
Crimewave (Jul 16, 1996 prototype)Sega Saturn16 July 1996 18:08:46JP Apr 24, 1997
EU Nov 6, 1996
US Jan 23, 1997
JP Jun 27, 1997
EU Nov 6, 1996
US Feb 28, 1997
Dance Factory (Feb 22, 2006 prototype)PlayStation 222 February 2006 12:32:52US Feb 23, 2006
EU Feb 27, 2006
US Aug 29, 2006
EU Sep 1, 2006
Dance Factory (Jan 21, 2006 prototype)PlayStation 221 January 2006 17:37:56US Feb 23, 2006
EU Feb 27, 2006
US Aug 29, 2006
EU Sep 1, 2006
DiRT 2 (Aug 11, 2009 prototype)PlayStation Portable11 August 2009 14:54:55EU Aug 13, 2009
US Aug 13, 2009
JP Nov 5, 2009
US Sep 8, 2009
EU Sep 11, 2009
Grid Runner (Jul 27, 1996 prototype)Sega Saturn27 July 1996 13:28:41JP Oct 18, 1996
EU Oct 4, 1996
US Sep 12, 1996
JP Dec 27, 1996
EU Oct 4, 1996
US Nov 30, 1996
Hyper 3-D Pinball (Apr 9, 1996 prototype)Sega Saturn9 April 1996 11:29:08JP Oct 21, 1996
EU Aug 7, 1996
US Sep 13, 1996
JP Jan 17, 1997
EU Aug 7, 1996
US Oct 31, 1996
NHL PowerPlay '96 (Apr 19, 1996 prototype)Sega Saturn19 April 1996 13:32:34JP Nov 26, 1996
EU Jan 21, 1997
US Jun 6, 1996
JP Feb 7, 1997
EU Jan 21, 1997
US 1996


Final/Matched Discs:

System Game Name Disc Label Notes
Sega Saturn Impact Racing IMPACT RACING SATURN 8/7/96 Matches US final.
Sega Saturn Three Dirty Dwarves 3DD 9/16/96 Matches US final
Sega Saturn Virtua Cop 2 VCOP2 Final Matches US final
Sega Saturn Virtual On V.ON Final Matches US final
Sega Saturn Hyper 3D Pinball Hyper 3D Pinball 61003.1 Saturn Matches US final
PlayStation Motocross Mania MOTOCROSS MANIA FINAL/REVIEWABLE PSX Matches US final

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