Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

Shining the Holy Ark (SEGA Saturn)

Shining the Holy Ark Screenshots

SEGA Saturn version

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Title screen

Title screen

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn At the behest of the King of Enrich, the mercenaries Melody, Arthur and Forte set off to capture a renegade ninja by the name of Rodi. They arrive at the mining site.

At the behest of the King of Enrich, the mercenaries Melody, Arthur and Forte set off to capture a renegade ninja by the name of Rodi. They arrive at the mining site.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Arthur and his team find Rodi deep inside the abandoned mine - a fight is unavoidable. But destiny has different plans - a ship crashes through the ceiling and causes the cave to collapse.

Arthur and his team find Rodi deep inside the abandoned mine - a fight is unavoidable. But destiny has different plans - a ship crashes through the ceiling and causes the cave to collapse.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Three Spirits descend from the ship. Since they feel responsible and they have need for a body too, the Spirits help Arthur, Melody and Rodi. Forte has been possessed by an Evil Spirit.

Three Spirits descend from the ship. Since they feel responsible and they have need for a body too, the Spirits help Arthur, Melody and Rodi. Forte has been possessed by an Evil Spirit.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Desire Mine ~ Monster encounters happen randomly during dungeon exploration. Battles take place in a turn-based format, allowing you to start physical attacks, use magic and items, or opt to run away.

Desire Mine ~ Monster encounters happen randomly during dungeon exploration. Battles take place in a turn-based format, allowing you to start physical attacks, use magic and items, or opt to run away.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Desire Mine ~ Nerd dreams come true. In the course of the adventure you may find pixies in the unlikeliest of places. Pixies can be used to launch a single first attack against monsters.

Desire Mine ~ Nerd dreams come true. In the course of the adventure you may find pixies in the unlikeliest of places. Pixies can be used to launch a single first attack against monsters.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn The world map is dotted with villages, towns, forests, dungeons and other locations that you can travel to and from.

The world map is dotted with villages, towns, forests, dungeons and other locations that you can travel to and from.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Desire Village ~ In villages and towns you can buy goods and new equipment, relax in the inn or save your adventure. Desire Village is the only place that has a blacksmith's shop.

Desire Village ~ In villages and towns you can buy goods and new equipment, relax in the inn or save your adventure. Desire Village is the only place that has a blacksmith's shop.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Desire Village ~ In the inn the two groups of mercenaries who were hired to capture Rodi meet. Arthur, Melody and Forte were sent out by the King, Basso and Lisa by the former chancellor, Sabato.

Desire Village ~ In the inn the two groups of mercenaries who were hired to capture Rodi meet. Arthur, Melody and Forte were sent out by the King, Basso and Lisa by the former chancellor, Sabato.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Desire Village ~ The armour shop.

Desire Village ~ The armour shop.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Equipment menu.

Equipment menu.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Forest of Confusion ~ Fighting a Bone Slave. Many of the foes have also the ability to use spells to heal, protect and do damage.

Forest of Confusion ~ Fighting a Bone Slave. Many of the foes have also the ability to use spells to heal, protect and do damage.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Forest of Confusion ~ The maps are not very detailed (they don't show chests, switches and other niceties), but they track the group's progress and are easy to navigate.

Forest of Confusion ~ The maps are not very detailed (they don't show chests, switches and other niceties), but they track the group's progress and are easy to navigate.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Forest of Confusion ~ Level up. As Arthur advances to level 5, he learns a new spell.

Forest of Confusion ~ Level up. As Arthur advances to level 5, he learns a new spell.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Forest of Confusion ~ The Wraith rises from the bowels of the earth. Every boss enemy is introduced by a short pre-rendered cut scene.

Forest of Confusion ~ The Wraith rises from the bowels of the earth. Every boss enemy is introduced by a short pre-rendered cut scene.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Forest of Confusion ~ In addition to magic and physical attacks, some enemies are able to execute special attacks. The 'Lingering Ghosts' can reduce the party member's speed and defense.

Forest of Confusion ~ In addition to magic and physical attacks, some enemies are able to execute special attacks. The 'Lingering Ghosts' can reduce the party member's speed and defense.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Town of Enrich ~ Inside the inn.

Town of Enrich ~ Inside the inn.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Town of Enrich ~ Arriving at the Enrich Castle, the group finds the King, Rilix and Forte in the throne room. There is some uneasy evil atmosphere about the place...

Town of Enrich ~ Arriving at the Enrich Castle, the group finds the King, Rilix and Forte in the throne room. There is some uneasy evil atmosphere about the place...

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Enrich Dungeon ~ In the dungeon, the group reaches an inner chamber and Sabato appears.

Enrich Dungeon ~ In the dungeon, the group reaches an inner chamber and Sabato appears.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Enrich Dungeon ~ This is absolutely no joke! Stop breeding like rabbits!!

Enrich Dungeon ~ This is absolutely no joke! Stop breeding like rabbits!!

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Aborigine Mansion ~ After finding the Gold Key in the dungeon of Enrich, the team sets off for the Aborigine Mansion.

Aborigine Mansion ~ After finding the Gold Key in the dungeon of Enrich, the team sets off for the Aborigine Mansion.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Aborigine Mansion ~ In the mansion the group finds Basso lying unconscious in a hallway.

Aborigine Mansion ~ In the mansion the group finds Basso lying unconscious in a hallway.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Aborigine Mansion ~ Twinhead making a breath attack.

Aborigine Mansion ~ Twinhead making a breath attack.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Aborigine Mansion ~ The clock room.

Aborigine Mansion ~ The clock room.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Graveyard Catacombs ~ The group meets Galm, the most powerful Vandal. On his advice, they start to the three shrines in the south, the west and the east, in order to find the Three Sacred Treasures.

Graveyard Catacombs ~ The group meets Galm, the most powerful Vandal. On his advice, they start to the three shrines in the south, the west and the east, in order to find the Three Sacred Treasures.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Mountain Cave ~ It's not what it looks like! That's one of Rodi's power attacks - at least for one turn the enemy will be perplexed and cannot attack the group.

Mountain Cave ~ It's not what it looks like! That's one of Rodi's power attacks - at least for one turn the enemy will be perplexed and cannot attack the group.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Far East Village ~ In the south of Enrich lies the Far East Village, the home of Rodi, his little sister Akane, and Doyle.

Far East Village ~ In the south of Enrich lies the Far East Village, the home of Rodi, his little sister Akane, and Doyle.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn South Shrine ~ The specialty of the southern dungeon is that the group has to traverse the shrine upside down from time to time. This can be achieved via the spiral passages and the Gravity Stone.

South Shrine ~ The specialty of the southern dungeon is that the group has to traverse the shrine upside down from time to time. This can be achieved via the spiral passages and the Gravity Stone.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn South Shrine ~ Melody's Elemental spell level 2. The Coin Beast has the highest defense of all foes - only magical attacks can do decent damage.

South Shrine ~ Melody's Elemental spell level 2. The Coin Beast has the highest defense of all foes - only magical attacks can do decent damage.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Enrich Dungeon ~ Taking the hidden underground passage to the throne room of the Castle of Enrich. Akane joins the team after they acquired the Sacred Sword.

Enrich Dungeon ~ Taking the hidden underground passage to the throne room of the Castle of Enrich. Akane joins the team after they acquired the Sacred Sword.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Enrich Castle ~ The group finds Rilix and the bodies of the King and Forte lying on the ground. Prepare for the hardest fight of the game...

Enrich Castle ~ The group finds Rilix and the bodies of the King and Forte lying on the ground. Prepare for the hardest fight of the game...

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn West Shrine ~ Using the Sacred Sword, the group is able to enter the western dungeon. Here the group will have to fight Hell Spirals and other monsters, ride on turtles, and run through walls...

West Shrine ~ Using the Sacred Sword, the group is able to enter the western dungeon. Here the group will have to fight Hell Spirals and other monsters, ride on turtles, and run through walls...

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn West Shrine ~ The boss of the West Shrine: King Snail.

West Shrine ~ The boss of the West Shrine: King Snail.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn East Shrine ~ Hattaris give the best experience points in the game (3,333 + up to 999 from the pixies). If you're not fast enough, this sleazy little bastard is likely to retreat.

East Shrine ~ Hattaris give the best experience points in the game (3,333 + up to 999 from the pixies). If you're not fast enough, this sleazy little bastard is likely to retreat.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn East Shrine ~ The boss monster of the East Shrine: Mad Blossom.

East Shrine ~ The boss monster of the East Shrine: Mad Blossom.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Enrich Castle ~ By presenting the Three Sacred Treasures before the painting in the mural room, the group enters "the paintings of the ancient ones".

Enrich Castle ~ By presenting the Three Sacred Treasures before the painting in the mural room, the group enters "the paintings of the ancient ones".

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Mirage Village ~ In the painting the team finds a village and the Tower of Illusion (seen in the background).

Mirage Village ~ In the painting the team finds a village and the Tower of Illusion (seen in the background).

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Tower of Illusion ~ The Hammer Ghoul occasionally drops the Dragon Sleeve, that is, together with the Strike Sleeve, the best gauntlet for Basso and Lisa.

Tower of Illusion ~ The Hammer Ghoul occasionally drops the Dragon Sleeve, that is, together with the Strike Sleeve, the best gauntlet for Basso and Lisa.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Tower of Illusion ~ The master of the Tower of Illusion: Blader. On the topmost floor the group will find the High Priest who will proceed with the ceremony of evolution.

Tower of Illusion ~ The master of the Tower of Illusion: Blader. On the topmost floor the group will find the High Priest who will proceed with the ceremony of evolution.

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Desire Mine ~ With the magic of Inferno, Arthur was able to remove the mystic barrier created by Rilix... One of Akane's power attacks. Chances are low, but the Spike Dragon may drop the Kusanagi...

Desire Mine ~ With the magic of Inferno, Arthur was able to remove the mystic barrier created by Rilix... One of Akane's power attacks. Chances are low, but the Spike Dragon may drop the Kusanagi...

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Desire Mine ~ The Kusanagi is Rodi's and Akane's best weapon. Although it has less ATT-points than the Muramasa and the Masamune, it's power attack can instantly kill nearly any enemy!

Desire Mine ~ The Kusanagi is Rodi's and Akane's best weapon. Although it has less ATT-points than the Muramasa and the Masamune, it's power attack can instantly kill nearly any enemy!

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn In the player stats you'll find a table with all pixies who joined your party (the shown table lists all 50 pixies of the game).

In the player stats you'll find a table with all pixies who joined your party (the shown table lists all 50 pixies of the game).

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn The queen of the pixies will reward you for collecting all 50 pixies...

The queen of the pixies will reward you for collecting all 50 pixies...

Shining the Holy Ark SEGA Saturn Godspeak ~ At the top of the mountain, the group finds Panzer standing next to the Holy Ark - the last battle is looming...

Godspeak ~ At the top of the mountain, the group finds Panzer standing next to the Holy Ark - the last battle is looming...