I don't usually do this, but finally acquiring a copy of this game deserves some kind of celebration.
When I first joined GameTZ over 14 years ago, there were probably only a dozen or so games I placed on my Wanted list. The one that has had the dubious honor of never leaving it was Time Gal & Ninja Hayate, a 1996 Playstation port of two of Taito's Taitronics Laserdisc games from the mid-80's. While the best-looking home port surely goes to the even rarer and even more expensive Pioneer LaserActive version, the PSone port nonetheless blows away any of the shoddy Sega versions.
This might not be Little Samson or anything, but the game has held a fairly high ($150-$250) price point for over a decade. Given that its a QTE game with many different ports, it was hard to pull the trigger on it for all these years. Last week though a seller accepted a best offer on it, and finally, after 14 years, I can move this off the Wanteds.
The biggest selling point about Time Gal in particular is that is an absolutely gorgeous example of the Golden Age of Anime: the 1980s. Anime reached its peak during the decade and Time Gal falls smack in the middle, 1985. The art form would go on a steady slide from 1990 on, until reaching rock bottom with the low-grade CGI garbage that passes for anime today. Time Gal is a relic of a bygone age; of gaming but more importantly Japanese animation. Feast your eyes:https://youtu.be/j5nLn2LLvAY