I’m not kidding. I purchased the PS1 version of Tokimeki Memorial for $6 on eBay before Christmas, and it arrived in the mail today. The shipping cost almost as much as the game itself XD I’ve got an American PS2 and I don’t have a PS1 memory card anyways so it’s useless even if I mod it, therefore I can’t play this on my PS2. The PSX emulator is really great though and it can play the original discs so I’ve got no problem. It’s more comfortable to play games on my PC in my room instead of heading to my parent’s room for TV and consoles.
Looking at the game’s art, you can probably tell at a glance the thing is made in the 1990’s. The art style is reminiscent of the typical 90’s shoujo manga style (especially the style used for school romance stories), and the clothes seem pretty outdated too. The ingame graphics are rather pixellated and have thick borders. The graphics for CG events feel like the style of retro PC-98 eroge minus the ero, but that’s not too surprising considering that it was made in that time.
I want to play Tokimeki Memorial 2 also, but it’s a 5 CD game and costs more on eBay (~$30 + shipping). I’ll buy it later, since I probably want a break from TokiMemo’s pure love romances. 20 normal school girls later, I’d probably end up wanting some…less normal ones.