The Silhouettes and Mirages can be differentiated by their colors; Silhouettes are blue and Mirages are red. Silhouette Mirage is an action side-scroller and features seven levels presented in a 2D view. Treasure Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. 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". [17], Silhouette Mirage was released in Japan on the Sega Saturn on September 10, 1997. 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". Enemies are either "Silhouette", which can only be destroyed using "Mirage" attacks or "Mirage" which can only be destroyed using "Silhouette" attacks". And Restored Edo (Sony Playstation) Shyna battles through Silhouette and Mirage creatures, including Medigo, Hal and Zohar. Crawling and dashing allows the player to run up walls and along ceilings which acts as both an evasive and defensive technique and also as a means to reach hidden or seemingly unreachable areas. 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. She is eventually able to repair and reboot Edo. [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. I wonder if that was my mistake". [3] Both Shyna and enemies have [health, which is reduced by being hit with the opposite attribute attack, and "spirit" which is reduced by being hit with the same attribute attack. Gehena then notifies Shyna that all Silhouette and Mirage lifeforms will be located, identified, processed and returned to their original selves. This song sung by Natsumi Okamoto. WARNING! Shyna battles through Silhouette and Mirage creatures, including Medigo, Hal and Zohar. Silhouette has remained basically the same ever since. [12] The Reaper and Geluve bosses are exclusive to the PlayStation version. Most of the initial options are also locked in this version, and can only be modified by completing the game's five paths, upon which a special bonus feature is also unlocked.[9]. The single released on July 24, 2013, in two version: Regular and Anime version, with the only difference is the CD cover. It was first published by ESP for the Sega Saturn in 1997 in Japan. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The game's main character, Shyna, who is … 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. -Mirage- is the ending song of the Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou, starting from episode 1 onwards. [8][6], The game's difficulty was increased in the North American version, with weapon prices being increased, enemies causing more damage, and the player's spirit energy reducing as they use weapons. [23][11][21], Treasure re-used the dual attribute damage mechanic of Silhouette Mirage in their shoot 'em up game Ikaruga (2001). [17] He admitted that "The world was not so kind to Silhouette Mirage" because "For the people whom the system didn't really click with, this was a perplexing game". [2] The game's major mechanic is based around the concept of two opposing attributes, "Silhouette" and "Mirage". 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In 2000, Working Designs translated, made significant alterations to, and published the game for the PlayStation in North America. [4] The protagonist Shyna automatically changes between these different forms when facing in a certain direction. 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. She is eventually able to repair and reboot Edo. A small nation unearths an artifact that grants them unlimited power, which they use to conquer the world. [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. [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.) We have a great online selection at the lowest prices with Fast & Free shipping on many items! [32][11] In Ikaruga, the concept of attributes is known as polarity which manifests as the player's ship being either black or white. Get the best deals for silhouette mirage ps1 at eBay.com. Victor Ireland, Writer: LUNAR: Silver Star Story Complete. You get a point for each silhouette you knock down. Gehena estimates that this process will take 932,000 hours to complete. [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. The resulting score was 6/10. A preview video for Lunar 2: Eternal Blue, another game localized by Working Designs, was also added to the game. From the creators of such great games like the previously mentioned Gunstar Heroes, comes Silhouette Mirage a very unique take on the classic run and gun action you have come to expect from the developers with an added gimmick. [5] A small amount of coins are collected by killing enemies;[10] however, more coins can be obtained by mugging them using a technique called "Cash Bash". [7] Some bosses are able to switch between "Silhouette" and "Mirage". Silhouette Mirage OST - Leave the Tears Behind (Though I Cry, I'm Happy Inside - English version) by SupPalInd. Crash Bandicoot. First, we begin with old updated endings. 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. [1] Sega, which had published Treasure's previous Saturn game, Guardian Heroes, expressed a lack of interest in releasing the game in the West. Silhouette Mirage is a 2D action side-scrolling video game developed by Treasure and released in 1997. [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). Due to this new spirit reduction feature, when Shyna reduces an enemy's spirit, she now also absorbs this spirit. The illusions’ arrows’ damage has been increased from 750% to 800%, reactivation cooldown has been increased from 6.5 seconds to 7.5 seconds. 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: The number of illusions will now be shown in the buff window. 4:06. Fast & Free shipping on many items! He might as well have said it while jamming away on the eminently quirky and playable Silhouette Mirage. 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. Similarly with Silhouette Mirage, damage can only be done to the player or enemies by projectiles of the opposite attribute. The protagonist Shyna Nera Shyna[14] is a creation that is activated by the computer system Gehena. [22], American publisher Working Designs localized the PlayStation version for North America and made further alterations. Spirit determines how much damage a weapon does. His cigarette was replaced with a gloved hand, and the burning cross was replaced with a dragon. [5] Both Shyna and enemies have health, which is reduced by being hit with the opposite attribute attack, and "spirit" which is reduced by being hit with the same attribute attack. [19][20] The soundtrack was trimmed with the training music being replaced and a few minor background elements were simplified or removed. Difficulty by Region: Working Designs, in their usual Woolseyism attempts, also deliberately made the game harder by, among other things, making shots of one nature drain power when hitting a target of the same., Gainax Ending: The somewhat vague ending text may propel the game into Mind Screw territory. Upgrade to Good Ending Silhouette Mirage If met, kariohki will perform a Good Ending run of Silhouette Mirage instead of the Any% run. Silhouette Mirage OST - Though I Cry, I'm Happy Inside by SupPalInd. [17], Greg Orlando reviewed the PlayStation version of the game for Next Generation, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that "Befuddled baseball player Richie Ashburn once quipped, 'I don't know what it is, but I know I've never seen it before.' 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". 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. [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. [16] (In actuality, Treasure would go on to make one further Saturn game, Radiant Silvergun.) [3] Treasure handled the port completely in house with a small team, including the difficult adaption of the 2D view into the PlayStation format. 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. For Silhouette Mirage on the PlayStation, GameFAQs hosts videos from GameSpot and submitted by users. Shyna features as the female protagonistwho is able to switch between these attributes at will by facing either left or right on-screen. https://treasure.fandom.com/wiki/Silhouette_Mirage?oldid=4176. 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. [8] Shyna is also armed with a reflector that allows her to bounce enemy projectiles back at them. 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. Turns out the Japanese version of Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter has several endings that were cut for the western versions. Sonic R. Magic Knight Rayearth. Gehena then notifies Shyna that all Silhouette and Mirage lifeforms will be located, identified, processed and returned to their original selves. [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. Silhouette Mirage was developed by Treasure. There are, however, multiple endings, giving the game plenty of replayability. Generally, the stage you're on determines the level of the Parasite you can buy. 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. 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. The game's story was also adjusted to accommodate these new characters, resulting in some more dialogue, a new battleground, and another ending. She is eventually able to repair and reboot Edo. [21] This version was released as a PS one Classic on the Japanese PlayStation Network on August 25, 2010. [4] Shyna learns that Edo experimented on and created a being called Armageddon who was both Silhouette and Mirage. It was ported to the PlayStation in 1998. [4] These melee attacks do not damage enemies. Silhouette Mirage[a] is a 2D action side-scrolling video game developed by Treasure and released in 1997. 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". [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. She can carry up to three at a time. [5] Some bosses are able to switch between "Silhouette" and "Mirage". WARNING! 1997 Silhouette Mirage (Video Game) (ending storyboard) 1995 Shin Seiki Evangelion (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode) - A Human Work (1995) ... (storyboard artist) Hide Show Animation department (1 credit) 1997 Silhouette Mirage (Video Game) (assistant director: animation) [6] Shyna is also armed with a reflector that allows her to bounce enemy projectiles back at them. 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". [2], Shyna also has the ability to triple jump, crawl and dash. +6 ref. When facing right she turns red and uses "Mirage" attacks and when facing left she turns blue and uses "Silhouette" attacks. [6] Some character and location names that reference the Bible were also changed. [18], The game was ported to the PlayStation as Silhouette Mirage: Reprogrammed Hope in Japan on July 23, 1998. Silhouette Mirage is an action side-scroller and features seven levels presented in a 2D view. 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. Gehena estimates that this process will take 932,000 hours to complete. [4], Shyna also has the ability to triple jump, crawl and dash. Enemies are either "Silhouette", which can only be destroyed using "Mirage" attacks or "Mirage" which can only be destroyed using "Silhouette" attacks". [21] Also, the Hare Wares sprites were censored/edited. [29], IGN gave the game a very favourable 8.9/10 praising "revolutionary new play mechanics and an insane amount of depth". The player only has a single life, but can continue up to nine times. [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. Treasure games are probably the most notorious for this trope, with their unexpected mood swings, symbolic references, and/or Downer Endings (Gunstar Heroes, Silhouette Mirage, and Radiant Silvergun, to name a few) to complement their Unexpected Gameplay Change leave many to think that they are the Gainax equivalent to videogames. Silhouette Mirage OST - Though I Cry, I'm Happy Inside (Original Karaoke) by SupPalInd. [2] The protagonist Shyna automatically changes between these different forms when facing in a certain direction. If you hit a silhouette … 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. Silhouette Mirage OST - Ending of Nightfall by SupPalInd. You can have more than one of the same type of Parasite at once. 1:37. [1] The game's major mechanic is based around the concept of two opposing attributes, "Silhouette" and "Mirage". Bittersweet Ending: That said, some of the endings are like this. Parasites are purchased in shops. Silhouette Mirage is a regular2D Run 'n Gun game on the surface with obvious inspirations from Gunstar Heroes. Shyna's artillery in the world of Silhouette Mirage is the seven Parasites, which give her a variety of attacks to use. 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. The series ended after 99 chapters on March 19, 2009. [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". The player only has a single life, but can continue up to nine times. 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 … "[31], The PlayStation release received average reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic. 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. [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". [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. 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. While Shyna changes attributes by facing in different directions, the ship in Ikaruga changes attributes with a button press. +5 unverified Chain Chronicle Smartphone RPG Also Gets TV Anime (Dec 13, 2014) The protagonist Shyna Nera Shyna[11] is a creation that is activated by the computer system Gehena. Silhouette-attribute energy is harmful to Mirage enemies and vice versa. 4:04. 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. $1,811.24 $2,500.00 Choose Kirby's Colour Show Options Hide Options Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Kirby & The Amazing Mirror has spray paint items that allow you to customise your Kirby. Spirit determines how much damage a weapon does. [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. 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