Last time, I showed off the Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere assets from the long-forgotten Namco 1999 Press Kit. Now it’s time to look at the other three games: Ridge Racer Type 4, Dragon Valor, and Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis.
Presumably, these screenshots denote a beta of the PAL version of the game (the folder name says
If anyone can confirm/refute this, I’d love to hear!
Stills from the game’s intro in unprecedented quality (720×390, lossless compression – much better than the actual intro you can see here).
The images are PSD files; their filenames denote the frame numbers in the intro.
After writing this article, I found even more high-resolution intro stills on the Press Day Art Disk (Europe). Check them out if you’re making your own remastered intro 🙂
High-resolution logo, lossless compression, with alpha channel!
This game doesn’t seem to have a large fanbase, so I’ll keep it short: There’s nine screenshots from a
10% state of the Japanese version, taken in February 1999 (i.e. long before the game’s release). They are immense in size, so I didn’t bother uploading them here.
There’s also ultra-high-resolution character art (3800 pixels high!) and a logo with full alpha transparency preserved.
Screenshots from the Japanese game version; photos of Anna; logos.
That’s it for now. I hope that my little journey through Namco’s 1999 titles helps preserve these almost forgotten disc contents. Even better if you enjoyed it!