One Of The Rarest PsOne Games Getting PlayStation Network Re-release

By Spencer . August 10, 2010 . 8:52am

imageAsmik Ace published an experimental “game” called LSD: Dream Emulator back in 1998. LSD is probably better described as a multimedia experiment than a proper game because it doesn’t have a goal. LSD creates trippy environments with giant floating heads, skyscrapers, and bizarre face wallpaper for players to explore and, perhaps, interpret.


A copy of LSD is hard to get a hold of. Creator Osamu Sato said he’s seen the cult hit fetch prices up to 18,000 yen ($210) on Yahoo Auctions. More importantly, Sato also confirmed LSD will be re-released on PlayStation Network as a downloadable Game Archives title.

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  • Jellybit

    Ugh. Now I have to figure out how to get those Japanese PSN money cards for a reasonable price. Weak US dollar blues.

  • Normally I’d rather own the actual disc over purchasing off the PSN, but given the rarity of this title, I think I’ll be picking this up.

  • Scallion

    But there isn’t a manual to chew on in the digital version…

    • ShinGundam

      It, of course, has a digital version of manual ;(

  • Kunio_kun

    When does it drop???

  • Chow

    I tried it before. It’s very surreal, and I don’t think they really tell you what to do. You’re just sort of placed in a PSX-era FPS and set alone to wander around. I can’t remember if it’s a tile-based control or if it’s free walking. But I couldn’t stand playing it off my PC. This will be a must-buy for me. :)

  • thebanditking

    I hope Sony gets these up on the US/EU store soon I would love to play these games on my PSP!

  • MarkMario

    And Now I have to watch a LP of this (Looks really interesting)

  • This proves there’s a huge difference between the Japan store and the rest of the world. Wonder how it’ll sell. Even in Japan, I have a hard time believing this’ll sell well. Maybe it will, based on rarity alone. Still….

    …It’s not exactly a great game, guys.

  • Is the drug name reference intentional? Looks interesting enough..

    • Yeah it is. The game is based on a dream diary written by the producer under the effects of LSD. Pretty trippy indeed~

  • SanityCrisis

    After watching that video… the environment and surrealism reminds me of Yume Nikki. Which terrifies and intrigues me at the same time.

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