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Rogue mutants, named Lufian were originally bred to manage food production in the overpopulated and resource scarce Earth, but they've revolted against their human masters. The army has been soundly defeated, and now it's up to two teenage heroes, 14-year-old Saki Amamiya and 15-year-old Airan Jo to save the day. As the story advances, the heroes find out the Lufian's true intention and that the mutants could jeopardize the future of Earth!


Sin and Punishment Nintendo 64 Main menu
Sin and Punishment Wii Uh-oh Brad, looks like we caught up with you.
Sin and Punishment Wii The boss of the training area, the father of the coach, he thinks you're trying to steal his daughter.
Sin and Punishment Wii Gunning a Armed Volunteer off his aquatic ride.

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Alternate Titles

  • "罪と罰・地球の継承者" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishousha" -- Japanese N64 and Wii title
  • "Sin and Punishment: The Successor to the Earth" -- US working title

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Critic Reviews

Insert Credit Nintendo 64 Jun 25, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
Video Games Nintendo 64 Jan, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Wii Jan 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Nintendojo Wii 2007 9 out of 10 90
IGN Wii Oct 02, 2007 9 out of 10 90
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Dec, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Nintendojo Nintendo 64 Jul 15, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Digitally Downloaded Wii May 12, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mag'64 Wii Apr 17, 2011 7.25 out of 10 72
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Dec 07, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71


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1001 Video Games

The N64 version of Sin and Punishment appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

References to the game

The main character Saki Amamiya appears in the Wii game Super Smash Bros.: Brawl. Saki appears not as a playable character, but as an Assist Trophy, which are items that summon characters from throughout Nintendo's history. Saki will slash with his sword and jump up and blast with his cannon.

Voice acting

The audio for this game was in English (Japanese subtitles), even though it was never released in the U.S.


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    • 2007 – Best Wii Virtual Console Game of the Year
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