Omega Boost's Intro Might Be The Coolest Thing 90s Video Games Ever Did

This is Omega Boost. It was an OK shooter released in 1999 on the PlayStation. I remember it, and pay tribute to it here today, not for the game, but for everything around it.

Like the incredible FMV intro sequence, which goes from corny to amazing to "wow those aren't bad props and costumes for a video game". And a soundtrack that was so good it got its own CD release, a rarity at the time.

Or, for pub trivia fans, the most remarkable thing of all: that it was developed by Polyphony Digital, of Gran Turismo fame.

That makes it a rare thing! Because in nearly 20 years of existence, the studio has released nearly 20 standalone titles, and this is the only one that's not a racing game.

You can see the game's US intro above, while those with an aversion to guitars can check out the Japanese one here.


    No way! Omega Boost was awesome!

    Omega Boost was incredible on the ps1. I remember it being one of the best games I owned, I played it endlessly for years, always came back to it for either five minutes or five hours at a time, it was that kinda game. Absolutely adored it. I would love to see them remaster it for PSN and release a HD version!

    Yeah one of my fave ps1 games!

    I played the demo, strong 3D graphics that looked solid instead of hollow, top floor game.

    Omega Boost was cool because it used Gran Turismo's fairly decent replay edit software in its' mech shooter, which allowed you to basically make a totally awesome mech shooter movie.

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