Final Fantasy VIII

PlayStation Final Fantasy VIII

Double Jewel Case Release (With Mini-Guide)


Role Playing Game
Square Electronic Arts L.L.C.
September 9, 1999
6 62248 99904 3
Sony ID:
SLUS-00892, 00908, 00909, 00910
014810, 014820, 014830, 014840
1 Player
1 – 15 Blocks
Analog, Vibration
Teen Animated Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes
Box Copy:

A member of an elite military team, Squall is forced into a conflict beyond imagination. To survive, he must contend with a desperate rival, a powerful sorceress, and his own mysterious dreams.

  • Realistic, detailed characters and background graphics enhanced by a breathtaking musical score.
  • An epic story based on the theme of love, set in a massive new world
  • New Junction System allows characters to be customized with powerful magic spells drawn from enemies
  • Nearly an hour of stunning motion-captured CG cinemas seamlessly integrated into gameplay





It should be pointed out that there may be a missing variant, but I haven’t be able to find out a way of confirming it. The original Day 1 releases of Final Fantasy 8 included a Mini-Guide from Brady Games as a bonus. At the moment, all known variants are Greatest Hits, and none of them came with the Mini-Guide. The question is if there was a second printing of the black label release without the mini-guide. I can’t recall ever seeing a sticker calling out the free guide, so for now, the answer remains unknown.

That said…VARIANTS. The first Greatest Hits was the usual GH treatment.

PlayStation Final Fantasy VIII

Greatest Hits Release – Squaresoft (SLUS-GH)

The next release was reprinted to update the company logo to the then newly merged Squaresoft and Enix. With the merger, it meant there was no need for Square’s publishing partnership with Electronic Arts. Note that from here on out, all PSRMs now end in “1” rather than “0”.

PlayStation Final Fantasy VIII

Greatest Hits / Square-Enix Release

Next up on the variant train, the back copy of the packaging was updated and somewhat re-organized.

PlayStation Final Fantasy VIII

Greatest Hits / Square-Enix / Re-Arranged Back Copy

Lastly, the game was republished years later for sale on Square-Enix’s online store. Because Sony was no longer manufacturing PSX games at the point, there was no black dye to be had, so the game discs are official “Silver Bottom” variants.

PlayStation Final Fantasy VIII

Greatest Hits – Silver Bottom Discs



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