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RayCrisis: Series Termination

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Title Screen

RayCrisis: Series Termination

Also known as: RayCrisis (JP/EU)
Developer: Taito
Publishers: Taito (JP), Working Designs (US), JVC (EU)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: April 20, 2000
Released in US: October 25, 2000
Released in EU: October 13, 2000


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
DummyIcon.png This game has unusual dummy files.


Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically:
  • Did Working Designs Working Designified this game too?
  • There should be a couple sounds from the Arcade release that are unused here.

ENCROACHMENT OVER 100%

Unused Graphics

Demo Leftovers

The folder TRIAL, only present in the Japanese release, contains leftover images from a demo version.

T_NOTICE.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trial1.png

T_TMESS1.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trial2.png

T_TMESS2.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trial3.png

TITLE/TITLE.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trialtitle4.png

TITLE/TTBAK1.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trialtitle1.png

TITLE/TTBAK2.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trialtitle2.png

TITLE/TTBAK3.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trialtitle3.png

Arcade Leftovers

File T_RATING.TIM in folder TIM is a leftover screen graphic from the original Arcade release.

RaycrisisPS1-arcaderating.png

In the Japanese release, there is also an additional folder in TIM titled TRASH, which contains even more leftovers from the Arcade release.

T_EPA.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trash1.png

T_FBI.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trash2.png

T_NTC_A.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trash3.png

T_NTC_J.BIN
RaycrisisPS1-trash4.png

Placeholder Tile

Present with some maps' water textures is a placeholder with a comment:

RaycrisisPS1-water.png

Text Translation
アニメする場所
A1
Place to animate
A1
(Source: tikal.)

Dummy File

ZZZZZZZZ.ZZZ, at the root of the game's disc image, is a padding file containing the following repeated string:

Text Translated

雨が雨が するどい 雨がきつい
雨 雨たちの 私たちの ミッ○ィー
しかも 半ずれ
雨がすごいよ y=x^2のように

The rain, the rain is nimble, the rain is harsh
Rain, our Mi**y of the rain
And yet, half-slip
The rain is great, like y=x^2

(Source: JacobLenstar)

Regional Differences

Options Menu

  • The Japanese release has PocketStation support, used to download a game titled RayPocket. This feature is not present in the game's localizations.
  • In the original Japanese release, there is a digital manual accessible by the image gallery which is absent in the localizations. This is also reflected in its menu selection:
Japan US/Europe
RaycrisisPS1-optionsJP.png RaycrisisPS1-optionsUS.png
  • Additionally, there are three images in the gallery exclusive to the Japanese release:

RaycrisisPS1-JPpicture1.pngRaycrisisPS1-JPpicture2.pngRaycrisisPS1-JPpicture3.png

Gameplay

  • The boss of the Emotion Part, known as Sem-Slut in the original Japanese release, had its name changed to Sem-Strut in the localizations.