PlayStation: From A to Z – The Letters “X,Y,Z, and #”

PlayStation: From A to Z – The Letters “X,Y,Z, and #”

The From A to Z series lets our editors go back and take a look at games from past generations that are classics, overlooked gems, or just titles they remember fondly. The idea behind this is to pick five games from each letter of the alphabet, once a week to showcase. This delivers 26 weeks and 130 games to talk about. Hopefully it sparks some conversation, and of course plenty of memories.

Our first series will focus on Sony’s first entry into the console business, the PlayStation.

Let’s continue with the letters “X,Y,Z, and #”.



Still heralded as one of the greatest RPG adventures of all-time. This massive PSOne title is still a unicorn to most gamers. Even our Phoenix Down team was unable to finish the insanely long journey. If you enjoy RPGs at all, this should be on your bucket list.


You Don’t Know Jack

Sure this series is everywhere, but when it finally came to PS1, we were able to make use of that multitap. Cookie Masterson is still a genuis, and this title provided hours of late-night entertainment. Still one of the funniest trivia games of all-time.


Zero Divide

I’m not gonna lie, I picked this game simply because there were not many games that started with the letter “Z”. Among them, this is the one I played the most and it wasn’t great. It was an early big box game, a fighter, and not all that fun. Still it is robots beating the crap out of each other.


3D Lemmings

Everyone loves the suicidal nature of Lemmings. This puzzle game was a blast on the SNES for me, but with the PSOne came the revolution of 3D. Let’s be fair, it was not successful, but the idea was neat, and I had fun wrestling with the camera and panning around my parade of death.


40 Winks

I love that the box states Mario should move over…seriously this game was forgettable at best, but there was a certain charm to it. Every game on the PSOne wanted to beat Mario (spoiler, none of them ever did), but it was fun to watch everyone try.

Tune in next week for the next collection of titles.

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Ken McKown
Ken is the Editor-in-Chief of this hole in the wall and he loves to troll for the fun of it. He also enjoys long walks through Arkham Asylum and the cool air of Shadow Moses Island. His turn-ons include Mortal Kombat, Metal Gear Solid and StarCraft.

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