PlayStation Long Box: Project 'Capture'
This page is dedicated to tracking all long box variants.
 

ABOUT THIS LIST:
This is a photographical archive of all known PlayStation 1 ‘Long Box’ game releases and their variation re-releases. All games presented in this catalog are in my personal collection, so they are obviously verified to exist. More importantly, this doubles as a checklist and a want list. If you have a release that is not represented here, I would love for you to provide photographical proof, and more importantly, I would love to buy it off of you. You can contact me here!

HOW THE LIST WORKS:
Photograph Present: Confirmed and Owned Release
“No Known Variant”: There is no evidence to this version existing
(Notes underneath): Possible clue to existence or explanation of other reason for it not being on the list
(variant): The same long box type has had some sort of variant. Specifically, this covers:
 

+ NFL Game Day's "With and Without Sony Sports" change
+ NHL FaceOff's "With and Without Sony Sports" change
+ Ridge Racer's 'Not for Resale' Pack-In version
+ King's Field's odd coloring change and Logo swap
+ WipeOut's Slip Cover and New Artwork change

BOX TYPES:
Saturn Style - same as Sega Saturn / Sega CD; a 3 piece clear case
Ridged Case - a 2 Piece Plastic Box with bumpy edges on the spine
Flat - a 1 piece cardboard case with a flat image of the the ridged spine
Jewel Case - same as a music CD case; 3 to 5  pieces
Greatest Hits - the music CD style case now with a green banner

 

SPECIAL NOTE:
For those long box collectors who notice something missing, you’re right. Space Hulk is absent from this list, for several reasons, all of which I’ll explain here.

1.       Currently there is only one known copy of a Space Hulk long box. It was sold on eBay without a manual.

2.       Having discussed the case with the seller, researching various forums and several email interviews, no one has known of any other long box copies floating around, more importantly, there has been no sign of the manual.

3.       The manual is by far the most important part. Without this, the case sold on eBay would be nothing more that a display case, or promotional display case. The practice of a ‘real’ retail box being an advance display unit is not far fetched; many N64 companies did the same with the outer cardboard boxes during the system’s bigger days.

4.       Space Hulk was released 2 months after the final true long box game, which was Tecmo World Golf. There were regular, music CD style jewel case releases in the double digits between Space Hulk and Tecmo World Golf. It is highly unlikely that a company, especially EA, would resort back to old packaging from 2 months prior.

5.       EA re-released several of their long box games as double jewel cases, including Fade to Black, Triple Play 97, NBA Live 96, and Theme Park. It's possible that SH was scheduled for a long box release (and advertised as one) but was just tossed into the double jewel case lot at the 11th hour when the others were being re-printed.

 

Original PlayStation Long Box Types

Long Box Saturn Style (Clear) Long Box Ridged (Bumpy) Long Box Flat (Cardboard) Jewel Case Greatest Hits

3D Lemmings (Lemmings 3D)
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

A-Train
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Agile Warrior F-IIIX
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Air Combat
No Known Variant No Known Variant

Alien Trilogy
No Known Variant No Known Variant

Assault Rigs
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Bases Loaded '96: Double Header
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Battle Arena Toshinden
No Known Variant No Known Variant

(As "Not for Resale")

Battle Arena Toshinden 2
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Braindead 13
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Bust-a-Move 2: Arcade Edition
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Chessmaster 3-D, The
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

College Slam
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Criticom
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Cyber Sled
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Cyberia
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CyberSpeed
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D
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DarkStalkers: The Night Warriors
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Defcon 5
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Descent
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Destruction Derby
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DiscWorld
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Doom
No Known Variant

ESPN / ESPN 2 Extreme Games
No Known Variant No Known Variant

Extreme Pinball
No Known Variant No Known Variant

Fade to Black
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Fifa Soccer '96
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball
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Geom Cube
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Gex
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Goal Storm
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Gunship
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Hardball 5
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Hi-Octane
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

In The Hunt
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International Track and Field
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Johnny Bazookatone
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Jumping Flash!
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Jupiter Strike
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Kileak: The DNA Imperative
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King's Field
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Krazy Ivan
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Loaded
No Known Variant

Magic Carpet
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MLBPA Bottom of the 9th
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Mortal Kombat 3
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NBA In the Zone
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

NBA Jam T.E. (Tournament Edition)
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

NBA Live 96
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

NBA Shoot Out
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Need for Speed,  Road & Track Presents The
No Known Variant

NFL GameDay
No Known Variant

NHL FaceOff
No Known Variant No Known Variant

Novastorm
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Off-World Interceptor
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Panzer General
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PGA Tour '96
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Philosoma
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PO'ed
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Power Serve 3D Tennis
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Primal Rage
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Psychic Detective
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Raiden Project, The
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Rayman
No Known Variant

Resident Evil
No Known Variant Rumored Spotting! Greatest Hits was released
under the director's cut edition.

Return Fire
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Revolution X
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Ridge Racer
No Known Variant No Known Variant

Rise 2: Resurrection
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Road Rash
No Known Variant No Known Variant

Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Shellshock
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Shockwave Assault
No Known Variant No Known Variant Possible Spotting! No Known Variant

Silverload
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Skeleton Warriors
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Slam n' Jam '96
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Space Griffon VF-9
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Starblade Alpha
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams
No Known Variant No Known Variant

Street Fighter: The Movie
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Striker '96
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Tecmo World Golf
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Tekken
No Known Variant

Theme Park
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Thunder Strike 2
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Top Gun: Fire at Will!
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Total Eclipse Turbo
No Known Variant No Known Variant

Triple Play '97
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Twisted Metal
No Known Variant

V Tennis
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Viewpoint
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

VR Soccer '96
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Warhawk
No Known Variant

Williams Arcade Greatest Hits
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
No Known Variant No Known Variant

WipeOut
No Known Variant No Known Variant

World Cup Golf
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

X-Com: UFO Defense
No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant No Known Variant

Zero Divide
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Zoop
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