So as it stands, there’s already a LaserDisc database, which is extremely comprehensive, there’s a few divergent paths I’d like to take here.
- I want to grab all the info they have on the handful of Namco-produced LaserDiscs, and post that here, so it can be in a single place, and also as a way of preserving that data additionally.
- The scans for the Namco LaserDiscs are lackluster in most cases, and straight up missing in others. I hop to fix this eventually through scans.
- While I certainly have no method to play these discs, the entire contents of them all seem to be on YouTube already, and that will be linked to.
At then end of the day, most of these are just grainy videos of high-level gameplay. But it’s official footage of these games, produced on physical media of the day, and the metadata of this collection itself is worth preserving.
|Cover||Name (JP)||Name (EN)||Catalog No.||Released||Length||Packaging||Description||Best Available Video|
|スターブレード||Starblade||VILL-59||Apr. 21, 1992||32 min.||Four-page color insert, sleeve, obi.||Gameplay footage.||1080p60|
|ソルバルウ||Solvalou||VILL-71||Oct. 21, 1992||39 min.||Four-page color insert, sleeve, obi.||Gameplay footage.||1080p60|
|スティールガンナー||Steel Gunner||VILL-80||Jul. 21, 1993||55 min.||Four-page color insert, sleeve, obi.||Steel Gunner 1 and 2 gameplay footage, info on character designs.||YouTube|
|エアーコンバット||Air Combat||VILL-90||Mar. 24, 1994||26 min.||Sleeve, obi, others unknown.||Gameplay footage.||1080p60|
|リッジレーサー||Ridge Racer||VILL-98||Dec. 16, 1994||24 min.||Sleeve, obi, others unknown.||Gameplay footage.||1080p60|
|シアター6 ギャラクシ3||Galaxian³ Theater 6||VILL-101||Mar. 24, 1995||Unknown||Sleeve, possibly obi, others unknown.||Gameplay footage in widescreen.||1080p60 (1)|
|鉄拳||Tekken||VILL-102||Apr. 21, 1995||60 min.||Sleeve, obi, others unknown.||Gameplay footage and character bios.||YouTube|
|エアーコンバット22||Air Combat 22||VILL-103||Jul. 21, 1995||44 min.||Sleeve, obi, others unknown.||Gameplay footage.||YouTube|