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Dark Savior (SEGA Saturn)

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The bounty hunter Garian is entrusted with the task of accompanying a monster named Bilan to a prison island. On the ship, Bilan escapes, and Garian must stop him before he reaches the captain's cabin...

...at which point the game's narrative is split into three different scenarios (called Parallels), which depend on how much time it has taken the player to reach the captain. Parallel I occurs if the player needed more than four minutes; in this scenario, Bilan escapes and goes on a killing spree, and Garian must catch him again. Should the player need between three and four minutes to reach the captain, Parallel II is triggered; Garian defeats Bilan, but the monster undergoes a surprising transformation, and Garian realizes that a deeper plot has to be uncovered. Finally, if the player manages to reach the captain under three minutes, Parallel III begins, with Bilan being confined, but escaping once again.

Dark Savior is a 3D action game with elements of platforming, puzzle-solving, and battles that resembles fights of a fighting game. The player navigates Garian through 3D environment, but the view switches to isometric perspective once a fight is triggered.


Dark Savior SEGA Saturn Parallel I ~ Lavian Ruins. Garian vs. Lavian Guard.
Dark Savior SEGA Saturn Parallel I ~ In front of the Silver Castle. Blue roses can be found along Kay's route. They serve as some kind of holographic transmitter.
Dark Savior SEGA Saturn Parallel I ~ The Death Valley is an eerie place - even dead flesh is taking shelter on trees!
Dark Savior SEGA Saturn Parallel I ~ The Death Valley.

Alternate Titles

  • "ダークセイバー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Superjuegos Mar, 1997 94 out of 100 94
Hobby Consolas Mar, 1997 91 out of 100 91
Mega Fun Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Jan, 1997 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited Jan, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Edge Mar, 1997 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Jan 09, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
Defunct Games Jul 29, 2006 65 out of 100 65
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 D+ 33


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Darksaviour69 (189) added Dark Savior (SEGA Saturn) on Feb 22, 2005