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Following genetic experiments conducted by a group of scientists at the turn of the millennium, a biological explosion contaminated the genetic structure of life on Earth. Two attributes emerged from the ruins, known as Silhouette and Mirage; like Yin and Yang, they cannot exist without each other, but are fundamentally opposed in their nature and ideology. Only a Messenger, one who contains both attributes in a balance, is able to get to the Edo facility and reverse back the genetic disaster, destroying both Silhouette and Mirage. This messenger is a young girl named Shyna Nera Shyna.

Silhouette Mirage is a side-scrolling action game. The basic gameplay is somewhat similar to that of Gunstar Heroes. The game's standout feature is the concept of the two attributes. Depending on the enemy's attributes and the type of attack used by Shyna, damage can be increased, and spirit (equivalent to magic power) can be absorbed from enemies. Shyna can dash, jump, crouch, slide, and grab enemies, executing combo attacks. It is also possible to master moves, acquire money, and purchase special creatures called "parasites", which teach Shyna various types of attacks.


Silhouette Mirage SEGA Saturn This wall of text basically means 'uh-oh'.
Silhouette Mirage SEGA Saturn Don't be scared of Green Headed Guys, they're easy as PIE. Pumpkin pie...
Silhouette Mirage SEGA Saturn There's just something holy about this imagery.
Silhouette Mirage SEGA Saturn Mr. That was a nipple.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Silhouette Mirage: Reprogrammed Hope" -- Japanese PlayStation title
  • "シルエットミラージュ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews SEGA Saturn Dec 14, 2012 18 out of 20 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Jul 27, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation May, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Jan, 1998 85 out of 100 85 PlayStation Dec 14, 2012 17 out of 20 85 PlayStation Jan, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpy PlayStation Feb 04, 2000 77 out of 100 77
GamesFirst! PlayStation Feb 22, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot PlayStation Jan 21, 2000 4.6 out of 10 46
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jul 11, 2008 D- 16


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1001 Video Games

The PS1 and Saturn versions of Silhouette Mirage appear in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete trailer

During the localization process, Working Designs hid a special 5 minute trailer for Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete on the CD. This trailer is exclusive to Silhouette Mirage only, and if you have the game, pop the disc in your PSX and hold L1 as you turn the system on to view it.

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