4:04. [6], As with the review from GameSpot, many reviewers made comparisons to the original Saturn version, often with a negative view of the changes made for the English-language release on PlayStation. It was ported to the PlayStation in 1998. He might as well have said it while jamming away on the eminently quirky and playable Silhouette Mirage. [4] Shyna learns that Edo experimented on and created a being called Armageddon who was both Silhouette and Mirage. [14] There are also secrets such as a debug mode, more options, and "Super Core Fighter 2",[21] a two player mini-game battle between Shyna and Zohar. The mirage isn’t dependent on how hot it is, but rather on the difference in temperature between the air just above the ground and the air above that, Coleman says. Gehena then notifies Shyna that all Silhouette and Mirage lifeforms will be located, identified, processed and returned to their original selves. 4:06. 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The game's primary mechanic is the two opposing attributes, "Silhouette" and "Mirage" and the way they are able to cause damage to each other. Silhouette Mirage is a 2D action side-scrolling video game developed by Treasure and released in 1997. [32][11] In Ikaruga, the concept of attributes is known as polarity which manifests as the player's ship being either black or white. This English-language release was criticised due to the alterations being detrimental to gameplay, making it less frantic and more difficult, thereby reducing the natural flow seen in the original. [16] (In actuality, Treasure would go on to make one further Saturn game, Radiant Silvergun.) The protagonist Shyna Nera Shyna[11] is a creation that is activated by the computer system Gehena. [4], Shyna also has the ability to triple jump, crawl and dash. WARNING! 9 Silhouette Mirage. There are, however, multiple endings, giving the game plenty of replayability. The game's primary mechanic is the two opposing attributes, "Silhouette" and "Mirage" and the way they are able to cause damage to each other. [21] This version was released as a PS one Classic on the Japanese PlayStation Network on August 25, 2010. We have a great online selection at the lowest prices with Fast & Free shipping on many items! You fight Delia, a Mirage boss, in a room where the two are out of reach of each other. Due to the polar nature of these attributes, Armageddon was split into two individual entities known as Medigo and Hal, respectively the Silhouette and Mirage leaders. Since getting on the correct side of an enemy is an integral part of gameplay, Shyna is capable of grappling, throwing and sliding, all of which can be used to get an enemy on the correct side so they can be damaged with the corresponding (opposite) attribute attack. Zohar, along with Shyna, is one of the few beings that also possesses both Silhouette and Mirage characteristics, and can switch between the two at any time. Silhouette Mirage - PS1 - Restoring The World ending - YouTube I own both Silhouette Mirage games (PS1 and Saturn). [8] Shyna is also armed with a reflector that allows her to bounce enemy projectiles back at them. +6 ref. When facing right she turns red and uses "Mirage" attacks and when facing left she turns blue and uses "Silhouette" attacks. His cigarette was replaced with a gloved hand, and the burning cross was replaced with a dragon. She can carry up to three at a time. Silhouette Mirage is an action side-scroller and features seven levels presented in a 2D view. Silhouette Mirage is an action side-scroller and features seven levels presented in a 2D view. Silhouette-attribute energy is harmful to Mirage enemies and vice versa. While Shyna changes attributes by facing in different directions, the ship in Ikaruga changes attributes with a button press. They called the game a success but also noted that Treasure's "tendency towards too much" and the unbalanced power-ups were substantial shortcomings. He decided to use chibi character designs because he was not skilled at drawing realistic characters. You can have more than one of the same type of Parasite at once. [1] The game's major mechanic is based around the concept of two opposing attributes, "Silhouette" and "Mirage". [2] The game's major mechanic is based around the concept of two opposing attributes, "Silhouette" and "Mirage". [19][20] The soundtrack was trimmed with the training music being replaced and a few minor background elements were simplified or removed. Silhouette Mirage is a regular2D Run 'n Gun game on the surface with obvious inspirations from Gunstar Heroes. [3] Treasure handled the port completely in house with a small team, including the difficult adaption of the 2D view into the PlayStation format. Due to this new spirit reduction feature, when Shyna reduces an enemy's spirit, she now also absorbs this spirit. She is eventually able to repair and reboot Edo. Treasure Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. The game is set on Earth in the year "2XXX"[13] after a system known as Edo has catastrophically failed and caused the world's inhabitants to be genetically mutated into beings known as either "Silhouette" or "Mirage". [17], Silhouette Mirage was released in Japan on the Sega Saturn on September 10, 1997. Silhouette Mirage is an Action Game by Treasure, released on the Sega Saturn and the Sony Playstation. Gehena then notifies Shyna that all Silhouette and Mirage lifeforms will be located, identified, processed and returned to their original selves. The only thing he does is fill his mana meter by inhaling the Mirage soup in the huge pot and use a long-range special attack. [12], GameSpot's review concluded that the game was poor with a rating of 4.6 out of 10. This song sung by Natsumi Okamoto. [24], Next Generation noted that the release of Silhouette Mirage showcased that Treasure was continuing to innovate within the bounds of an outdated video game genre. Tekken 3. According to director Masaki Ukyo, the original concept was to incorporate the idea of two different attributes to make a unique action game, and that other concepts such as grabbing, throwing and "Cash Bash" were added later in development simply because "we got all these cool ideas and wanted to add them". Game: Silhouette Mirage File Name: Silhouette Mirage.7z File Size: 513.02 MB Genre: Action/Platform System: Sony Playstation Downloads: 190,623 Rating: (4.93 /5, 43 votes) Top 25 PSX ROMs. The player only has a single life, but can continue up to nine times. Shyna's purpose is to track down and repair Edo to undo the damage that has been done and unite the two opposed types of beings that were created. [3] A small amount of coins are collected by killing enemies, however more coins can be obtained by mugging them using a technique called "Cash Bash". Silhouette Mirage[a] is a 2D action side-scrolling video game developed by Treasure and released in 1997. To defeat silhouette foes, you use the mirage shot, and to defeat mirage adversaries, you use the silhouette shot. The Silhouettes and Mirages can be differentiated by their colors; Silhouettes are blue and Mirages are red. Secondary mechanics in the form of various melee moves are used to get enemies onto the correct side of the screen so that when Shyn… The protagonist Shyna Nera Shyna[14] is a creation that is activated by the computer system Gehena. [15] Those that display both of the attributes are known as Proteans, and in addition to Armageddon, Shyna and Zohar are also such beings. A preview video for Lunar 2: Eternal Blue, another game localized by Working Designs, was also added to the game. Bittersweet Ending: That said, some of the endings are like this. [21] Cutscenes were enhanced to run at a slightly higher resolution. +5 unverified Chain Chronicle Smartphone RPG Also Gets TV Anime (Dec 13, 2014) The game is set on Earth in the year "2XXX"[10] after a system known as Edo has catastrophically failed and caused the world's inhabitants to be genetically mutated into beings known as either "Silhouette" or "Mirage". Silhouette Mirage OST - Leave the Tears Behind (Though I Cry, I'm Happy Inside - English version) by SupPalInd. [7] Some bosses are able to switch between "Silhouette" and "Mirage". Since getting on the correct side of an enemy is an integral part of gameplay, Shyna is capable of grappling, throwing and sliding, all of which can be used to get an enemy on the correct side so they can be damaged with the corresponding (opposite) attribute attack. The player only has a single life, but can continue up to nine times. The illusions’ arrows’ damage has been increased from 750% to 800%, reactivation cooldown has been increased from 6.5 seconds to 7.5 seconds. Shyna battles through Silhouette and Mirage creatures, including Medigo, Hal and Zohar. The US PS1 (working designs) release did get some changes (most of these changes are NOT present in the Japanese PS1 release as far as I … Upgrade to Good Ending Silhouette Mirage If met, kariohki will perform a Good Ending run of Silhouette Mirage instead of the Any% run. Shyna's purpose is to track down and repair Edo to undo the damage that has been done and unite the two opposed types of beings that were created. Crash Bandicoot. Shyna features as the female protagonist who is able to switch between these attributes at will by facing either left or right on-screen. The Playstation version was localized by Working Designs.. Years ago, in the colossal laboratory of Edo, genetic experiments produced the twin attributes of Silhouette and Mirage in a child called Armageddon. Not only does it have an exclusive character called Norimaro with an exclusive ending, but it also has endings for Mech-Zangief, Shadow, and Sunburned Sakura. The single released on July 24, 2013, in two version: Regular and Anime version, with the only difference is the CD cover. The series ended after 99 chapters on March 19, 2009. [12] They increased the gameplay difficulty,[12] and added vibration support and memory card selection. I wonder if that was my mistake". In 2000, Working Designs translated, made significant alterations to, and published the game for the PlayStation in North America. For Silhouette Mirage on the PlayStation, GameFAQs hosts videos from GameSpot and submitted by users. Shyna battles through Silhouette and Mirage creatures, including Medigo, Hal and Zohar. [12] Those that display both of the attributes are known as Proteans, and in addition to Armageddon, Shyna and Zohar are also such beings. [21], Edge praised the game as being a "frantic, polished battle" and commented on the novel mechanics of the game, however they ultimately summarised that its major flaw was that it "degenerates into mindless button bashing". [30], In retrospect, producer Kimura questioned some of his gameplay decisions that potentially resulted in the view that the game was too complex or overwhelming, especially how he introduced players to the mechanics of the game - "I unloaded all the details of the gameplay system (reflecting shots, money, etc.) Competitors shoot at four rows of 10 metallic silhouettes at increasing distances: Chickens first, then pigs, next turkeys and finally rams—40 targets in all. [29], IGN gave the game a very favourable 8.9/10 praising "revolutionary new play mechanics and an insane amount of depth". The review focused on the differences between the Saturn release, mentioning the "inflated weapon cost" and the mechanic involving draining enemies spirit which they stated was "the biggest flaw in the game". Silhouette Mirage OST - Though I Cry, I'm Happy Inside by SupPalInd. Gehena estimates that this process will take 932,000 hours to complete. Secondary mechanics in the form of various melee moves are used to get enemies onto the correct side of the screen so that when Shyna is facing them, she is able to use the correct, opposing attribute to damage them. It was first published by ESP for the Sega Saturn in 1997 in Japan. Victor Ireland was born on May 27, 1966 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Victor E. Ireland. 1:37. [9] Additional weapons/magic known as "parasites",[9] such as "Surosa" (single shots), "Cavitas" (homing blasts) and "Grattoni" (a powerful laser) can be purchased with coins from the Hare Wares vendor at certain points in the game. If you hit a silhouette … The game's story was also adjusted to accommodate these new characters, resulting in some more dialogue, a new battleground, and another ending. [21] Also, the Hare Wares sprites were censored/edited. Due to the polar nature of these attributes, Armageddon was split into two individual entities known as Megido and Hal, respectively the Silhouette and Mirage leaders. Fast & Free shipping on many items! [18], The game was ported to the PlayStation as Silhouette Mirage: Reprogrammed Hope in Japan on July 23, 1998. There’s more than one ending for Silhouette Mirage, but neither of them are “bad” endings; we didn’t want players to feel like one way was right and another was wrong. And Restored Edo (Sony Playstation) [6] Some character and location names that reference the Bible were also changed. [1] At the time the developer was shifting their focus to the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation, and announced that Silhouette Mirage would be their final game for the Sega Saturn. Generally, the stage you're on determines the level of the Parasite you can buy. WARNING! They even go as far to recommend importing the original Saturn release because "a perfectly fun game is now an unrewarding chore overwrought with tedium". [4] These melee attacks do not damage enemies. Zohar is another being with both the Silhouette and Mirage attributes, and switches between them at will, becoming a male form when Silhouette attribute (Metatron) and female in Mirage form (Sandalphon). However, in doing so, he/she also changes genders – the male is Mirage and called Metatron, while the female is Silhouette … First, we begin with old updated endings. [17] The character Shyna originally had a more typical fantasy witch design, but producer Koichi Kimura did not feel comfortable with fantasy settings, so gave the setting and character a futuristic design. Enemies are either "Silhouette", which can only be destroyed using "Mirage" attacks or "Mirage" which can only be destroyed using "Silhouette" attacks". [1] Sega, which had published Treasure's previous Saturn game, Guardian Heroes, expressed a lack of interest in releasing the game in the West. The broken down ratings for presentation, sound, gameplay and lasting appeal were all 9 or higher, with only graphics being given a 7, but with the note that "it does push the 2D power of the PS to the max". [22], American publisher Working Designs localized the PlayStation version for North America and made further alterations. You get a point for each silhouette you knock down. [11] In addition to being able to save progress, the game also uses a system of continues which was more common in arcade games or games from previous generations. Shyna battles through Silhouette and Mirage creatures, including Medigo, Hal and Zohar. [7] Additional weapons/magic known as "parasites",[7] such as "Surosa" (single shots), "Cavitas" (homing blasts) and "Grattoni" (a powerful laser) can be purchased with coins from the Hare Wares vendor at certain points in the game. [6] Shyna is also armed with a reflector that allows her to bounce enemy projectiles back at them. [5] Some bosses are able to switch between "Silhouette" and "Mirage". She is eventually able to repair and reboot Edo. Silhouette Mirage was developed by Treasure. And if you've played Radiant Silvergun, you know what it is. -Mirage- is the ending song of the Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou, starting from episode 1 onwards. Silhouette Mirage is an Action Game by Treasure, released on the Sega Saturn and the Sony Playstation. [2] Shyna learns that Edo experimented on and created a being called Armageddon who was both Silhouette and Mirage. Shyna's artillery in the world of Silhouette Mirage is the seven Parasites, which give her a variety of attacks to use. He is a writer and director, known for LUNAR: Silver Star Story Complete (1999), Alundra (1997) and Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (2016). S.A (stylized as S・A; pronounced "Special A") is a shōjo manga by Maki Minami.The series started serialization in the bimonthly magazine The Hana to Yume in 2003, and moved to the biweekly magazine Hana to Yume in 2004, after running for four chapters. [17] The gameplay mechanic of the player's power dropping if the spirit gauge falls was added near the end of development, and was based on a system Treasure used in Guardian Heroes (1996). Working Designs discovered that the game used virtual controllers to control enemy bosses, and took advantage of this to make Zohar a fully playable character during the credits. [8] In addition to being able to save progress, the game also uses a system of continues which was more common in arcade games or games from previous generations. [12] The Reaper and Geluve bosses are exclusive to the PlayStation version. 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