The Simple Series

A broad and extremely diverse range of low-budget, affordable games put out by D3 Publisher throughout the early PlayStation era. Includes both simple takes on popular concepts such as mahjong, tennis and driving, as well as highly experimental, unusual games such as Demolition Girl.


Developer: Various
Publisher: D3 Publisher
Available on: Various


Articles about the Simple Series

PS2 Essentials: Bust-a-Bloc - In many cases the games that are part of D3 Publisher’s sprawling budget-price Simple Series are enjoyably experimental, while in others they simply represent traditional gaming genres brought up to date with modern (for the time) visuals and sound. Bust-a-Bloc, or The Block Kuzushi Hyper as it was known in Japan, occupies a space somewhere between these … Continue reading PS2 Essentials: Bust-a-Bloc
PS2 Essentials: Radio Helicopter - One of the most charming things about D3 Publisher’s Simple Series is its straightforward naming convention, which brings to mind the good old days of Atari 2600 games called imaginative things like “Combat”, “Golf” and “Dodge ‘Em”. As such, with a game called The Helicopter — or the even more literal Radio Helicopter, as it was known in Europe … Continue reading PS2 Essentials: Radio Helicopter
PS2 Essentials: Demolition Girl/The Daibijin - One of the most interesting phenomena of the early PlayStation eras was D3 Publisher’s “Simple Series”, a range of low-budget — and budget-priced — titles produced by a wide variety of external developers. The series began on PS1 with some pretty straightforward interpretations of concepts such as mahjong, tennis or racing, but over time gradually … Continue reading PS2 Essentials: Demolition Girl/The Daibijin

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