Official Title  Destruction Derby
Common Title  Destruction Derby
Serial Number(s)  SCES-00008
Region  PAL
Genre / Style  Driving / Racing

Developer  Reflections Interactive Limited.
Publisher  Psygnosis.
Date Released  10 December 1995
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SCES-00008
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 20
( 1 Data Track &
19 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.
  •  711719610328   


Menus and gameplay are in English.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Get down to your local sports arena for some crash 'em up vehicular destruction! Destruction Derby features only one main objective: destroy, smash, dent, bash, and crash your vehicle to put your opponents out of commission! If your car is the last car running at the end of a match-up, you win!

Destruction Derby features a few different racing styles including Wreckin' Racing, Stock Car Racing, Destruction Derby, and the Time Trials. The first paragraph sums up the Destruction Derby fairly accurately; players will select between a few different derby bowls and try to have the last vehicle running. Acting as the polar opposite, the Time Trials feature no demolition aspects as players try and beat their best lap times.

Likewise, the Stock Car Racing mode is a cut and dry racing season throughout the game's various tracks. Though you can still bash your vehicle into your opponents (and your foes will be doing the same to you), no points are awarded for spectacular crashes. That's reserved for the Wreckin' Racing Season mode! Acting as the meat and potatoes gameplay option of Destruction Derby, Wreckin' Racing is a lap-based destruction fest through five different divisions.

Players will race against other opponents throughout a variety of tracks, but unlike the Stock Car Racing mode, points are distributed for technically impressive crashes. For example, if you wreck an opponent's car or spin an opponent 360-degrees, you'll receive ten points! By spinning an opponent's car 180-degrees, you're awarded four points. And because Wreckin' Racing is actually a race of sorts, whoever finishes the track in first place is awarded additional points.

At the end of a Wreckin' Racing season, players will be thrown into the brawl for it all Destruction Derby. At the end of the Destruction Derby, everyone in your division's points are tallied; if you've obtained more points than anyone else, you'll move up to the next division! Be careful though -- you're punished for poor performances. If you finish in the last place of your division, you'll be demoted to the previous division.

In addition to all of this, there are a variety of multi-player options including the Duel, Team Pairs, Tag, and Seek and Destroy modes. In order to utilize these features, however, you'll need a Link Cable and two PlayStations. The Duel is a two-player romp on an empty track with the objective of either finishing the course or dismantling your friend. Team Pairs is an up to 40-player assault in teams of two. Players on the same team will want to work together (you'll share points) to ensure a top finishing position.

Tag pits you and a friend against 18 computer-controlled vehicles. At the beginning of the match, all 18 cars will be going after you or your friend; the idea is to survive as long as possible by tagging off. Finally, the Seek and Destroy option is an unfriendly version of tag. Not only are you not working together with your friend, but as soon as you ram into a computer-controlled car, that car will chase your friend. The battle rages back and forth until either you or your friend's vehicle has been taken out of commission!

Destruction Derby also features a variety of replay camera options, three different difficulty settings, and a pit compound to see how much damage you've done to other cars. So what are you waiting for? Get in there and destroy some cars!

  Manufacturer's description:

This ain't no dragstrip! It's the place where cars come to die.

You're on a mission to bash, smash and crash into the other guy until his auto (or yours) gives up the ghost. You've got the roll bars, crumple zones and hardened fenders. You'll need them.

Play against the fiendish computer opponents, or an even meaner group of other gamers via the PlayStation Combat Cable. The array of tracks and race styles will keep you coming back for more!

The GAME - to drive your opponents into the ground
The FEATURES - ultra realistic 3D wrecks, dents and crashes
The DRIVERS - multiplayer humans
The CRUNCHERS - intelligent personality computer characters
The POINTS - score big with spectacular spills and thrills
The CROWD - rough and ready, they're mean
All's fair in love, war... and Destruction Derby!

  • Third or First person perspectives.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Destruction derby theme.
Number Of Players  1 or 2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
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  Yes
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.9.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 53, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.9.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe CDRom Plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it (Digital only).
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.

  Steer -  D-Pad
  Accelerate -  X Button
  Brake / Reverse -  Square Button
  Fast steer -  R1 or L1 Button
  Toggles through in game views -  R1 or R2 Button
  Pause game -  Start Button


  Enter the following code at the Name Entry screen:
  Cow Mode -   !CUPCAKE! 
  Easy Victory -   DERBYMAN 
  Invulnerability -   !DAMAGE! 
  Ruined Monastery -   REFLECT! 
  Select Opponents -   NPLAYERS 
  View Credits -   CREDITZ! 

  Maximum Race Points -  
801E6462 6300

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Dim. - 1928 x 1438 pix.
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 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 640 x 634 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 38 KB

  • Destruction Derby [SIPS-60001]   
  • Destruction Derby [SCUS-94302]   

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Thanks to ORDIMANS for providing the game alternate front & back hires covers.
Thanks to SOHIZI for providing the game Platinum front & back hires covers.
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