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The 7th Saga (SNES)

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Description

Your character embarks on a quest to find the seven crystals that are hidden throughout the land of Ticondera. There are seven different characters to choose from, each with different beginning stats and specialties.

The game is presented in a 2.5D perspective, but shifts to an over-the-shoulder semi-3D view when combat initiates. Combat is turn-based, depending on which character you choose, your combat will either be almost entirely melee or magic-based. Potential enemies wandering around the world cannot be seen, however a radar map helps indicate enemies as as white dots.

Screenshots

The 7th Saga SNES Intro
The 7th Saga SNES This is one of the few SNES games where you can't go through beds ;)
The 7th Saga SNES Nice kitchen
The 7th Saga SNES Nice trees

Alternate Titles

  • "Seventh Saga, The" -- Common title
  • "Elnard" -- Japanese title
  • "エルナード" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

I wasn't overly excited about it. Tarzan Dan (23) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

The Press Says

Game Players Aug, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Total! (Germany) Nov, 1993 1.75 out of 6 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1993 7.6 out of 10 76
GamePro (US) Oct, 1993 3.5 out of 5 70
Mygamer.com Nov 16, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
GameCola.net Jan 01, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 17, 2012 13 out of 20 65
Legendra Sep 22, 2008 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
HonestGamers Jul 06, 2006 4 out of 10 40
HonestGamers Nov 03, 2010 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Version differences

Elnard became a harder game when it was localized as 7th Saga. Stat improvements gained through level ups are more generous in the Japanese original, and there are also differences regarding the amount of gold and experience the player gets from battles. There are various unofficial patches for use with a ROM file of 7th Saga which attempt to correct this and other issues, in order to provide a more balanced and less frustrating experience.
Ozymandias (67) added The 7th Saga (SNES) on Jun 06, 2002