Shining and the Darkness [Model G-5506]

A 27-year-old Sega Mega Drive Game by SEGA Enterprises

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Information for the following ROM(s): shindarkj


Shining and the Darkness © 1991 Sega Enterprises, Limited.


Game ID: G-5506
Cartridge ID: 670-1301
Cover ID: 670-1302
Barcode: 4 974365 555061


Shining and the Darkness for Mega Drive was released on March 29, 1991 in Japan. It is known outside Japan as Shining and the Darkness.

Sega allocated the bare minimum budget offered to out-of-house developers for the creation of Shining and the Darkness. According to Hiroyuki Takahashi: "Because we were on such a tight budget, apart from the programming and graphics, I did nearly all of the work on [Shining in the Darkness]. I suppose the basic concept behind Darkness was 'realism'. I thought it would be exciting if the player could actually travel to a fantasy world and walk around, exploring old houses, dungeons and other places. It was in essence a continuation of the sense of excitement you'd get from moving through the dungeons in older games such as Wizardry. By 'reality' I'm not talking about true realism – I mean the feeling that you really are progressing through actual houses and dungeons, and the same thing applied to the battles."
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Developed by: Climax Entertainment

Written and Produced by: Hiroyuki Takahashi
Special Effects: Yasuhiro Taguchi
Assistant Director: Yoshinori Tagawa
Subtitles: Bob Timbello
Artwork and Design: Hidehiro Yoshida
Outline and Storyboards: Yoshitaka Tamaki
Music: Masahiko Yoshimura
Visual Support : Ryutaro Ishimatsu
Technical Support: Haruki Kodera
Director: Kan Naitō
Special Thanks: Media Mixture, Mad Cap


Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [JP] (june.12, 2007) [Model MA7J]
Sony PlayStation 3 [KO] (feb.10, 2009) "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection" by SCEI

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