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Dark Savior (SEGA Saturn)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Dark Savior SEGA Saturn Intro ~ Other bounty hunters accompany Garian, the main character, to the dock where the prison ship lies.
Dark Savior SEGA Saturn Parallel I ~ Stairs up to the final battle of the first parallel story.
Dark Savior SEGA Saturn Parallel I ~ Final battle against Bilan (right) and M-Bilan (left).
Dark Savior SEGA Saturn Parallel I ~ The Death Valley.

Alternate Titles

  • "ダークセイバー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Superjuegos Mar, 1997 94 out of 100 94
Hobby Consolas Mar, 1997 91 out of 100 91
Legendra Jul 06, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Shin Force Apr 19, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Mega Fun Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Unlimited Jan, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Edge Mar, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games Jul 29, 2006 65 out of 100 65
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 D+ 33

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Darksaviour69 (190) added Dark Savior (SEGA Saturn) on Feb 22, 2005