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Terranigma (SNES)

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Description

In Terranigma, you play a young boy named Ark. He has grown up in his little village, isolated from the outer world by a stream of lava, and has never seen anything else beside it. One day, he and some other boys hear mysterious voices coming from beyond a door the village elder forbade them to open. Unable to resist their curiosity, the boys open the door, and Ark finds a box with a strange creature inside. By opening the box, Ark damages the balance between two co-existing worlds, and all the village people are turned into stones. Now Ark has to embark on a dangerous journey - to find five Towers, and to seek there the answers to his questions, and to liberate his people from a terrible curse.

Terranigma is an action game with RPG elements. Ark levels up after having completed an important quest or cleared out an area. He can attack enemies with various weapons, using various techniques: pierce, leap, dash, etc.

The game is closely connected to and often regarded as a part of a trilogy created by Enix, the first two games being Soul Blazer and Illusion of Gaia.

Screenshots

Terranigma SNES Background story
Terranigma SNES Fighting tough big knights
Terranigma SNES Title screen (Japanese version)
Terranigma SNES Climbing

Alternate Titles

  • "天地創造" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tenchisôzô" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Basically interesting, but has a few flaws compared to other RPGs of the time Bregalad (917) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
"Haunting, But Fulfilling" Lou Smith (6) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Strangely Depressing Tom White (14) unrated
An Archetypal Journey (but YOU won't know it) Remus Celloco (4) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

The Press Says

Nintendo Life Apr 19, 2009 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100
SUPER-NES.COM 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
RPGFan Apr 27, 2000 94 out of 100 94
RPGFan Jun 14, 2001 92 out of 100 92
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 02, 2010 18 out of 20 90
AllRPG Jun 17, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Total! (Germany) Dec, 1996 1.75 out of 6 85
Legendra Jul 09, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun Jan, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Thunderbolt Games Oct 25, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

There's a hidden room accessible by entering a trashcan located in the empty lot of Neo Tokyo, after defeating an enemy you'll be transported to an office where you can chat with a group of chickens hard at work programming. These fellows are actually Quintet, and they even explain that they are working on Illusion of Gaia 2 !

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אולג 小奥 (168604) added Terranigma (SNES) on May 05, 2003