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Apr 13, 2011 at 3:47:33 PM
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As you probably know I'm a sucker for obscure games and I recently "discovered" a Dutch company by the name of Phoenix who is notorious for producing arguably the worst PS2 and PS1 games out there

My goal is to make a list, similar to the 505 Game Street list with all info on Phoenix Games Group releases

to get you an idea of the general quality of the games, this is a part of the cartoon thats on the PS2 game Animal World Soccer:



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Apr 13, 2011 at 10:02:16 PM
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Apr 14, 2011 at 12:01:42 AM
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I own the first 2, and i have about 7 more
I will make the list when i have some time off from studying

http://www.playstationcollecting.com/da ... ortby=name


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Apr 14, 2011 at 1:23:52 AM
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6 of those ps2 games are mine I'll see if I have any more


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Apr 14, 2011 at 7:10:47 AM
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Well alot of the hard work has been done already. http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/... Plenty of trash there to keep collectors busy. I've got about 6 or 7 already and thats without me going out of my way at all to get them.

Unfortunately (or fortunately) I think this company is dead. They haven't released anything since 2007 and there website (http://www.phoenixgamesgroup.com) is down.

The only one I have actually played is RC Toy Machines. I can honestly say this is the most bland and boring racer I have ever played. And I have played alot.


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Apr 14, 2011 at 10:28:08 AM
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I thankfully have got none of those, I stay well clear of those sort of games.


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Apr 14, 2011 at 11:54:52 AM
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I just came across the cover art for Animal World Soccer.
I'm thinking about how much of a Disney rip off the cover art is
when I noticed something the looked Familiar with my Legend of Herkules.



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Apr 14, 2011 at 11:59:16 AM
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Apr 14, 2011 at 4:22:18 PM
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This company has some awful games that I won't even try to collect, no matter how rare they become they do suck. The only exception of a game I kinda enjoyed was Road Rage 3, but still it's not quite good.


Apr 14, 2011 at 6:09:28 PM
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and how about Sonic Wings for the PS1?


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"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up" - C.S. Lewis

aka XtinctHeD and Dr. Retro

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Apr 14, 2011 at 6:16:13 PM
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Ah, I thought all this sounded familiar-- is phoenix games either a branch of, or work with, "Midas Interactive" who also made budget games for ps1 and ps2? Cos I think I had a game with both companies on the case (no sure which game).

Here are the most memorable games I own from them (there are loads of sports sims and kids puzzle games I havent even bothered picking up)



First Midas game I bought. Found it in a little dingy shop in the middle of nowhere, lol. Its like a futuristic sports game. I got 4-0 on my first match, lol. But then I tried doing the world cup and got beaten so badly it pissed me off, so I haven't played it since. You can place bets on a variety of weird teams, use weapons etc. Its actually pretty good.



Found in the same shop. It is basically a wipeout clone, but with anime cutscenes, and some pretty cool music. Again, not a bad game.



Um....lol? The word "dire" springs to mind. Its so bad its good. I have kept it for the novelty. Its a racing game. With trucks. lol.



This game is actually really good! Its an FPS, with four playable chracters, pyrokinetic powers and good music. For me its become a cult game. An underrated B-game that I would like more people to play. I wish Midas had made more FPS games on the ps1.


Apr 14, 2011 at 6:41:48 PM
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as far as i know Midas is a different company and had no affiliation with Phoenix, the only common ground is the shitty games they produce


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Apr 14, 2011 at 6:45:40 PM
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Some company called "Ignition" a very shite game. And its not snap. Its a strange puzzle game.


Apr 14, 2011 at 9:27:53 PM
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Is it like bejeweled?


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Apr 14, 2011 at 10:56:39 PM
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robin hood the siege 2 - playstation

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/robin-hood-siege ... 41588b0999


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Apr 30, 2011 at 8:37:18 PM
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Anybody interested in Drag Racer USA from Phoenix Games? I accidentally bought an extra copy. I'm willing to trade it for any other Phoenix games game i don't have yet as long as it is complete and in good condition.

Alternatively i will also sell it for EUR 4,00 + shipping.


May 10, 2011 at 9:27:25 AM
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Yea, pretty terrible games imo. No love not what so ever went into making the game.
I have some disney titles for PS1 aswell there were obvisously designed for children, but I am not even sure they would find any fun in them. It's basically a puzzel, colouring in and a cartoon based on Notra dame (spelling?) and 101 dalmatians.

They must of played their own games, surely and thought . WOW this is terrible.


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May 11, 2011 at 6:22:14 PM
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This ones for you Xed...Carwash Tycoon


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May 11, 2011 at 10:52:48 PM
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Dont have that one
Bought chemist tycoon last weekend


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They put Destiny Island from Kingdom Hearts on the Peter Pan cover.




Jul 5, 2011 at 10:53:07 AM
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Originally posted by: K-J N.

They put Destiny Island from Kingdom Hearts on the Peter Pan cover.





wow that is a DAMN sharp eye you got there!
and... wow.. how lazy


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Jul 5, 2011 at 4:12:33 PM
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Got a copy of girl zone if anyone is interested.


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Jul 8, 2011 at 3:22:59 PM
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lol, that phoenix gamesd interview is hilarious..."the only thing I like better than mulan is ripping off mulan and making better mulan..."


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I found something interesting using way back machine on phoenix's own homepage.

[attachment=0:362ga93i]kidsplaygroundbig.jpg[/attachment:362ga93i]

It say's it's available now (2007) but I haven't seen it before. It's not in defconsoft's database and I can't really find any info about it.

There were also a bunch of ps2 games, found these in their game catalogue:

Air Raid 3
American Pool 2
Animal Soccer World
Arcade USA
Carwash Tycoon
Caveman Rock
Chemist Tycoon
Cinderella
City Soccer Challenge
Clumsy Shumsy
Combat Ace
Countryside Bears
Crabby Adventure
Crazy Golf
D-Unit Drift Racing
Dalmatians 3
Dead Eye Jim
Dinosaur Adventure
Doomsday Racers
Downhill Slalom
Drag Racer USA
The Empire of Atlantis
Extreme Sprint 3010
Finkles World
Fruitfall
Furry Tales
G-Force
Gecko Blaster
Girl Zone
Go Kart Rally
Grand Slam Tennis
Guerrilla Strike
Habitrail Hamster Ball
Hansel & Gretel
Hoppie
Iron Chef
Kidz Sports Basketball
Kidz Sports Ice Hockey
K.O King
Legend of Camelot
Legend of Herkules
Little Red Riding Hood
London Cab Challenge
Mambo
Maniac Mole
Marble Chaos
Mighty Mulan
Monster Eggs
Monster Trux Extreme
Moto X Maniac
The Mouse Police
Myth Makers Orbs of Doom
Myth Makers Super Kart GP
Obliterate
Ocean Commander
Offroad Extreme!
Peter Pan
Pinball Wizard
Pinocchio
Power Volleyball
Probiker 2
RC Toy Machines
Robin Hood 2
Roller Coaster FunFare
Saint & Sinner
Search & Destroy
Shadow of Ganymede
Skateboard Madness Xtreme Edition
Skysurfer
Sniper Assault
Snow Rider
Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys
Son of the Lion King
Space Rebellion
Speedboat GP
Steam Express
Street Warrior
Superbike GP
SWAT Siege
The Toys Room
Turbo Trucks
Wacky Zoo GP
White Van Racer
WWC World Wrestling Championship
X-treme Quads
Xenic


Found these in their release schedule only:

Arcade Legends
Cartoon Kingdom
Elvish
Flower Fever
Games Galaxy 2
Jello
Peter Pan 2
Polar Rampage
Retro Galaxy 2
Snooker 147
Transworld Skateboarder
Veggy World
War of Heaven