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Densetsu no Ogre Battle

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Densetsu no Ogre Battle
Publisher: Riverhillsoft
Developer:
Publisher(s) of original games: Quest
Developer(s) of original games: Quest
System(s): Sega Saturn
Original system(s): Super Famicom
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (17 tracks)
Genre: Simulation































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-5305G



Densetsu no Ogre Battle (伝説のオウガバトル) is a 1993 strategy RPG by Quest for the SNES and the first game in their Ogre Battle series. It was ported to the Sega Saturn by Riverhillsoft in 1996. While the original SNES version and an eventual PlayStation port were released outside Japan, this port was not. One sequel, Tactics Ogre, would be ported to Saturn a month later.

Plot

Twenty-five years prior to the beginning of the game, Empress Endora conquered the continent of Zetegenia. During her reign, a resistance organization called the Liberation Army forms to free the continent from her rule.

At the beginning of the game, the protagonist, whose name, gender, and other characteristics are chosen by the player, takes command of the Liberation Army. Throughout the course of the game, the protagonist is joined by various other characters, such as Lans Hamilton, a knight who served the king of Zenobia until the king’s death; Warren Moon, a wizard with the ability to divine the future; Tristan, the rightful prince of Zenobia; and many others.

After the Empress is slain, it is discovered that she was manipulated by Rashidi, a dark wizard in the Empress’ employ. The protagonist defeats him, but before Rashidi dies, he uses his blood to release Demundza, the king of the Underworld who was sealed away after the first great Ogre Battle. The protagonist and their army manage to seal Demundza away again before he can become too powerful. There are multiple outcomes to the story depending on various factors such as the protagonist's alignment, their reputation, and which characters they choose to recruit.

History

Versions

The Saturn version of the game makes a number of additions to the SNES original, offering more frames of animation, more colours and a higher resolution. The change is less drastic than the PlayStation port which opted to re-draw the backgrounds using polygons.

Production credits

SegaSaturn Staff
  • Programming: Mitsuru Saito, Keiji Ohnishi, Tetsuo Niizeki, Shinobu Kobatake, Yoshio Fukushima
  • Graphics: Satoshi Goto, Hiroko Iwatani
  • Additional scenario: Shinta Takamura, Kazuyuki Miura
  • Development support: Yasutaka Shinoda, Atsushi Fukuda
  • Music: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki, Ken Inaoka
Narration Production
  • Casting coordinate: Radon'86
  • Narration director: Junko Araki (Radon'86)
  • Generalization: Kenji Uga (Q-Tec)
  • Recording Engineer: Keiji Aoyama (Q-Tec), Setsuo Yamai (Q-Tec)
  • Voice actors: Mitsuaki Madono, Tsumugi Ohsawa, Kenyu Horiuchi, Takehito Koyasu, Eiichiro Suzuki, Taro Arakawa, Yu Hachinohe, Akio Ohtsuka, Ai Orikasa, Ryu-taro Okiayu, Jyu-rota Kosugi, Keiko Himukashi, Yo-ko Asagami, Rika Fukami, Rei Igarashi, Shigeru Nakahara, Fumihiko Tachiki, Kaori Takii
Original Staff
  • Game Design: Yasumi Matsuno
  • Programming: Nobuo Morioka, Takashi Sato, Masaya Ogawa
  • Graphics: Hiroshi Minagawa, Akihiko Yoshida
  • Music: Masaharu "Rezon" Iwata, Hitoshi "YmoH.S" Sakimoto, Hayato Matsuo
Cooperation
  • Special thanks to: Kazumasa Takasaki, Yoshihiko Miyazaki, Toshihiko Ichimaru, Ryo-ichi Takeyama, Shigekazu Ueno, Shin-ichiro Kawabata, Hideaki Miyakushi, Takashi Takezawa, Shinji Tachikawa, Nobuhiro Ito (Q-Tec), Yukio Kakehi
  • Production assistance: Jackpot, Quest, Q-Tec, Datam Polystar, Cybersound
  • Producer: Junji Shigematsu
  • Executive Producer: Kazuhiro Okazaki

Presented by: Riverhillsoft Inc.
(C) Quest
(C) 1996 Riverhillsoft Inc.


Track list


1. [data track] ({{{time}}})


2. Kagerou (00:36)
JP: かげろう
EN: Schlieren


3. Guerrilla War (03:33)
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


4. Do or Die (02:25)
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


5. Yabaissu (00:06)
JP: やばいっス
EN: Rout
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


6. Brass of Victory (00:06)
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


7. Kaihou no Yorokobi (00:16)
JP: かいほうのよろこび
EN: Level End


8. Overture (01:05)
JP: おーばーちゃー
Composed by: Hitoshi Sakimoto
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


9. Entrance Parade (02:59)
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


10. Beginning of Tale (01:45)
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


11. Jijii no Inori (02:13)
JP: ジジィのいのり
EN: Fortune Teller
Composed by: Hitoshi Sakimoto
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


12. Atlas (01:43)
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


13. Yasuraka ni Nemure (00:25)
JP: やすらかにねむれ
EN: Rest in Peace
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


14. Madoromi no Hitotoki (01:09)
JP: まどろみのひととき
EN: Coma
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


15. Wave of Darkness (03:18)
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


16. Morning Star (00:20)
Composed by: Masaharu Iwata
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


17. Neo-Overture 1 (03:08)
Composed by: Hitoshi Sakimoto
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka


18. Neo-Overture 2 (02:52)
Composed by: Hitoshi Sakimoto
Arranged by: Hiroaki Iwatani, Tomohiro Akaki. Ken Inaoka
Running time: 27:59

Magazine articles

Main article: Densetsu no Ogre Battle/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SSM JP 19960712 1996-11.pdfSSM JP 19960712 1996-11.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #25: "1996-11 (1996-07-12)" (1996-06-28)
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SSM JP 19960809 1996-13.pdfSSM JP 19960809 1996-13.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #27: "1996-13 (1996-08-09)" (1996-07-26)
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SSM JP 19960913 1996-15.pdfSSM JP 19960913 1996-15.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #29: "1996-15 (1996-09-13)" (1996-08-23)
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SSM JP 19960927 1996-16.pdfSSM JP 19960927 1996-16.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #30: "1996-16 (1996-09-27)" (1996-09-13)
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SSM JP 19961011 1996-17.pdfSSM JP 19961011 1996-17.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #31: "1996-17 (1996-10-11)" (1996-09-27)
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SSM JP 19961108 1996-19.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #33: "1996-19 (1996-11-08)" (1996-10-25)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №413, p31
73 №1996-19, p230[1]
82 №, p10Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[2]
Sega Saturn
75
Based on
3 reviews

Saturn, JP
DnOB Saturn JP Box Back.jpgDnOB Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
DensetsunoOgreBattle Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
DensetsunoOgreBattle Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc

References

  1. File:SSM_JP_19961108_1996-19.pdf, page 232
  2. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 12