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Magic Knight Rayearth (SEGA Saturn)

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Teen
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Perspective
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Description

The balance in the magical world of Cefiro is supported by the prayers of the lovely princess Emerald. When the evil Sage Master imprisoned her, the existence of the entire world was endangered. Using her spiritual powers, the princess contacted three Japanese high-school girls, Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, turned them into Magic Knights, and summoned them to Cefiro, where their goal is to save her and to restore the balance.

This adaptation of the eponymous manga and anime series is an action game with light role-playing elements, somewhat similar in style to Zelda games. The protagonists are all the three girls, but the player can controls only one of them at a time. Each one has advantages and disadvantages, as well as different fighting styles: Hikaru uses swords, Umi a rapier, and Fuu a bow. The player advances through the game by exploring the world, talking to non-playable characters, and fighting enemies in real-time combat. There is no experience system; new abilities (among them swimming and jumping) are gained as dictated by the story, and must be used in certain points in order to advance.

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Magic Knight Rayearth SEGA Saturn Introducing the three heroines
Magic Knight Rayearth SEGA Saturn Boss battle against a giant spider
Magic Knight Rayearth SEGA Saturn Sorry we asked...
Magic Knight Rayearth SEGA Saturn Chased by cheesy villain

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The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Oct, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Consoles Plus Feb, 1999 93 out of 100 93
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Apr 10, 2009 9 out of 10 90
RPGFan Dec 15, 1997 85 out of 100 85
RPGFan Oct 31, 1999 82 out of 100 82
RPGFan Oct 31, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1999 7.1 out of 10 71
RPGDreamers 2003 6 out of 10 60
Defunct Games Aug 09, 2007 60 out of 100 60
GameSpot Jan 06, 1999 5.1 out of 10 51

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Trivia

The game's cutscenes are all taken from the anime series.
אולג 小奥 (168604) added Magic Knight Rayearth (SEGA Saturn) on Nov 07, 2010