Official Title  The Book of Watermarks
Common Title  The Book of Watermarks
Serial Number(s)  SCPS-10094 & SCPS-10095
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Adventure 

Developer  Arc Entertainment
Publisher  Sony
Date Released  15 July 1999
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number


Serial Number In Disc SCPS-10094 SCPS-10095
Media Disc ID N / A N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
724 MB
( .bin / .cue )
720 MB
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
480 MB
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
452 MB
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover
  •  4948872 100946  - 


Menus and gameplay are in English.

Game based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest". The game's plot is about that the Prince of Naples Ferdinand have to help the Duke of Milan the magician Prospero to find his books of magic.

Prospero used his magic to create the palace and temples of the island but one day his 13 books of Magic dissapear and Prospero's magic lost. Without Prospero's magic the island is going to collapse so Ferdinand quest is about finding them searching in the mysterious island and library.

The game opens with a quote from Shakespeare's play The Tempest, on which the game seems to be loosely based. The plot concisely unfolds during the full-motion video that follows. And with an American actor! Jack Donner, who appeared in series like Star Trek and Mission: Impossible, and more recently in the J. Edgar movie, stars as the game's narrator. Not only that, but the whole game is in English! There is almost no text during gameplay, but the FMVs punctuating your progress are all spoken in English (and subbed in Japanese).

According to the play, Prospero uses the magical powers of its books to bring the conspirator to the island and punish him. In the process are also brought the King of Naples, Alonso, Antonio's accomplice, and his son the Prince of Naples, Ferdinand. Antonio and Alonso are completely absent of this game, however. You assume the role of Ferdinand, towards whom Prospero seems to have no hostility, and you seek to get your hand on the Duke's 13 magical tomes on Celes Island. There is no text and no major event taking place during gameplay - and neither is there any kind of psychological development regarding the characters, as Ferdinand remains silent for the whole of the game.

The book number 13 is called the Book of Watermarks.

  Manufacturer's description:

Based on the Shakespeare play of the "Tempest", the adventure game adventure that the world unfolds in CG graphics high quality.

  • First person perspective
  • 2D graphics
  • Preredenred graphics
  • Mystery & Magic themes.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller / Analog Controller ( Dual Shock 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  Yes
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  Not tested.
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
  Close view of some objects - D-Pad down
  Use / Operate objects - Circle button


 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 512 x 512 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 157 KB
Dim. - 654 x 512 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 261 KB
 - Disc Covers


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