Official Title  Taiyou no Shippo - Wild, Pure, Simple Life
Common Title  Taiyou no Shippo - Wild, Pure, Simple Life
Serial Number(s)  SLPS-00330
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Action / Adventure / RPG

Developer  Artdink Corporation
Publisher  Artdink.
Date Released  26 April 1996
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLPS-00330
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 11
( 1 Data Track &
10 Audio Tracks )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  4988640100099  - 


Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

In Tail of the Sun, you are a caveman in prehistoric times. Your mission: to build an ivory tower of mammoth tusks tall enough to reach the tail of the sun. You are to develop your caveman tribe by hunting, swimming, running, climbing, and taking on other activities to raise your physical or mental attributes. You must venture off into a vast, untamed world to explore harsh terrains that consist of deserts, caves, forests, and ocean floors.

The player's ultimate objective is to build a tower of mammoth tusks that reaches the sun. To this end, he or she must gather enough food for the tribe to thrive and multiply, while exploring a large map full of various creatures and oddities.

The game was re-released in Japan on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable as a PSOne Classic in 2006

When the game begins, it drops the player off at his home village with no goals, objectives, or guidance. The protagonist is free, from the outset, to go nearly anywhere and do basically anything. The landscape the player character inhabits is not only shared by a variety of polygonal fauna, but by flora rendered in the form of Mochi of various shapes and colors, which have varying effects on one's health and various stats.

While exploring the fairly vast landscape, the player's character will need to sleep, and will often choose to do so while in the middle of hunting or swimming. One notable difference between the Japanese and North American releases of the game is that the latter allows the player to wake his or her caveman up when this occurs.

The world is quiet... Waiting to be filled. Slowly, the planet began to show vast transformations. Giant rains filled oceans in. Eventually, life sprang up. As time went by, more and more life began to appear, even plant life. Along with all these animals came the rise of one being in particular... HUMAN! Human started as a small group. Human seemed to have a vast reasoning and social intelligence. Out of the humans, one was picked to become their leader and main hunter. That one did most of the hunting and gathering.

As human minds grew, so did human desire and ambition. They looked ot the sky and noticed all the time that there was something up there. It looked as though it were burning and wouldn't stop. It was The Sun. The humans began a new course in life. They wanted to seek out a good enough resource to build a gigantic tower so that they could catch what they thought was the Tail of the Sun. They found the best resource to do this with was the tusks of a huge mammal called the mammoth. This was an immensely powerful beast that could only be killed by the most powerful weapons and the most skilled hunters. So, in order to fulfill their desire, the humans pulled together to find a way to kill this creature effectively and make their way to the Tail of the Sun. However, first thing's first. They've got to get their population and culture booming and under control.

  Manufacturer's description:

Enter a free-spirited world where instincts and survival rule.

Hunt, gather, and kill in a prehistoric land where man is animal, and the mammoth is king. Here, you begin your quest to catch the Tail of the Sun.

Hunt and explore a vast wilderness of mountains, tundra, and deserts.
Discover mystic ruins, hidden caves, and many other curious finds.
Experience real-time weather conditions as you roam, eat, sleep, age, and die.
Endure attacks from fierce saber-toothed tigers, eagles, and other wildlife.
Evolve a unique tribe to over 100 members.
Control your tribe's development with your choices and achievements.
Move up the food chain as new weapons and skills develop.
Plan ahead across many generations to reach your goal.

Includes 10 tribal CD tracks!

"This is one of the most immersive games we have seen on the PlayStation."
-P.S.X. Power

  • Third person perspective.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Prehistorik theme.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  2 Blocks
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Analog Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.2.0.5
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL2 GPU Core 2.0.0 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 5 (GLSlang Files (gpuPeteOGL2-slv/slf))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.2.0.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe CDRom Plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it.
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move character:  D-Pad
  Jump -  X Button
  Attack, throw (only with rocks, tusks and trees), eat (only with food), Wake up (must be tapped several times) -  Circle Button
  Run (must be held) -  Square Button
  Pick up, throw (only with rocks, tusks, and trees), eat (only with food) -  Triangle Button
  Move camera (must be held down) -  L1, R1, L2 or R2 Button
  Enter Option menu -  Select Button
  Pause game -  Start Button



 - Jewel Case Covers
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Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 559 KB
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Res. - 300 dpi
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Dim. - 1823 x 1800 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
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Dim. - 2279 x 1800 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 489 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 906 x 900 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 123 KB

  • Taiyou no Shippo - Wild, Pure, Simple Life [Playstation the Best] [SLPS-91034]   
  • Taiyou no Shippo - Wild, Pure, Simple Life [PSOne Books] [SLPS-91411]   
  • Taiyou no Shippo - Wild, Pure, Simple Life [SCPS-45099]   
  • Tail of the Sun [SCUS-94607]   

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