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NiGHTS into Dreams... (SEGA Saturn)

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Description

It all started about two young kids. First there is this boy named Elliot Edwards who loves to play basketball, but then he was humiliated in front of his friends by a group of older kids who wants to play in a "friendly" game. Then there is Claris Sinclair, she loves to sing, but when she step on the stage, she felt so nervous that she ran out to the exit like a coward.

NiGHTS was a first class Maren together with Reala. They were both created by Wizeman. As day pass by, NiGHTS notice how his master becoming so evil. So when he started to refuse on obeying his master's evil deeds, Wizeman punished him by locking him up into an Ideya Palaces.

But NiGHTS found out that he has a chance to escape his prison by combining his body to a human dreamer. Those dreamers were Elliot and Claris. He also found out that those two have a Red Ideya within them. As he finally free himself out of the Ideya Palace, he will find Wizeman and destory him with the help of Elliot and Claris.

Here you basically control Elliot, Claris and Nights. You start a level by choosing Elliot and Claris. Gameplay is similar to Sonic but unique in a way that it is best to use the special D-pad. As you fly through the levels you should pass through a certain number of loop rings to finish each level. You gain bonuses by dancing which can be easily achieved by using a D-pad.

Screenshots

NiGHTS into Dreams... SEGA Saturn Flying with NiGHTS
NiGHTS into Dreams... SEGA Saturn Main screen
NiGHTS into Dreams... SEGA Saturn Trying to find NiGHTS

Alternate Titles

  • "ナイツ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Strange, but awesome. Nick Seafort (22) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 A 100
Entertainment Weekly Sep 20, 1996 A 100
Sega Collectors Guild Apr 02, 2003 97 out of 100 97
The Video Game Critic Jan 11, 2005 A- 91
SEGA-Portal.de Sep 20, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Apr 26, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Jun 25, 2005 89 out of 100 89
IGN Aug 18, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 18, 2010 17 out of 20 85
Edge Aug 02, 1996 8 out of 10 80

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Girls liking video games 7 Katara (2)
Sep 02, 2007

Trivia

A sequel with the working title "Air NiGHTS" was in development for some time. Several different innovative control systems were suggested, such as the possibility of using a tilt sensor for the analogue pad or an entirely new control pad in the form of a wand. Unfortunately, the game never materialized, however it is speculated the some of the initial game concepts were later used for "Samba De Amigo".
Dwin1118 (22) added NiGHTS into Dreams... (SEGA Saturn) on Oct 11, 2002