Psycho Dream

aka: Dream Probe
Moby ID: 52201
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Description

Psycho Dream is a side-scrolling action game with light platforming elements, similar in style to Valis games, though less story-driven. The game is set in predominantly modern-day environments. The player can choose to control either Ryo Shizima or Maria Tobari, two demon hunters who must save an innocent girl named Sayaka and rid the world of rampaging monsters. The two protagonists share the same stages; only single-player mode is available.

Both demon hunters rely mostly on close-range attacks - Ryo with a sword, Maria with a whip, though they can also use guns. Most of the gameplay consists of slowly walking through monster-infested areas, eliminating enemies and avoiding obstacles, which often requires jumping and ducking. Power-ups are obtained from fallen foes. Depending on their color, these power-ups can increase the attack level of a weapon, envelop the character in a protective force field, or restore his/her health. Rare red power-ups are unique to each character: Ryo dons a special armor that hits enemies with bouncing lasers, while Maria gets in touch with her angelic nature, growing wings and firing homing energy balls.

Spellings

  • サイコドリーム - Japanese spelling

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Critics

Average score: 69% (based on 5 ratings)

Trivia

Cancelled North America release

Psycho Dream was scheduled to be localized by Renovation Products and released in North America under the name Dream Probe in late 1993 or early 1994. The project was cancelled, along with two other Telenet Japan titles, Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō (to be called The Journey Home: Quest For The Throne) and Arcus Spirits (to be called Arcus Odyssey), shortly after Renovation Products was bought out by Sega.

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Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Nintendo Switch added by Rik Hideto.

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Game added July 18, 2011. Last modified December 18, 2023.