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Myst
Publisher:
Sega Saturn
Acclaim (US), Sunsoft (EU), Sunsoft (JP), Wooyoung System (KR),
Sony PlayStation Portable
Sega (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn, PlayStation Portable
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP (1 track)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Shuttle Mouse
Genre: Adventure































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥7,800 T-1501G
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-8101H
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[2] MK81081-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81081-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81081-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81081-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$64,99 192056
Sega Saturn
KR
₩? T-26801H-08
Sega Saturn
TW
NT$? T-26801H-16



Sony PlayStation Portable
JP
¥3,800 ULJM-05094



Myst (ミスト) is a groundbreaking adventure game developed by Cyan Worlds and ported to the Sega Saturn by Sunsoft in 1994 as a Japanese launch title.

Acclaim Entertainment had also planned for Myst to be a launch title in the US[4], but was seemingly caught-off guard by Sega releasing the console early.

Gameplay

Myst was notable upon its original PC release for several key reasons. First, it was distributed on CD-ROM - one of the first games to do use the medium effectively. Rather than attempt to render 3D scenes in real-time, Myst relies on pre-rendered scenery making it look leagues ahead of its competition at the time.

Myst's point-and-click interface seen in the PC game does not translate to home console versions, so the Saturn copy is seen as an inferior product as a result. It claims, however, to be compatible with the Shuttle Mouse, even in Europe, where the peripheral was not released.

History

Legacy

Myst was followed by Riven: The Sequel to Myst, which also saw a release on the Sega Saturn.

A supposedly 99% complete prototype of Myst exists for the Mega LD platform. It is said that a LaserActive hardware bug which led to inconsistent behavior of screen transitions caused the game to be canceled. A Sega Mega-CD version by Sunsoft was also in development, and featured at Summer CES 1994 before also being cancelled.[5]

Sega published the PlayStation Portable port (handled by Midway) in Japan.

Magazine articles

Main article: Myst/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

VideoGames US 79.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
VideoGames (US) #79: "August 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #73: "August 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[6]
  • Fusion (US) Volume #1, Number #2: "September 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[7]

SSM JP 1994-01 941201.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1: "Extra issue of Beep! MegaDrive" (1994-11-17)

Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
52 №12, p110/111[8]
30 №160, p64[9]
63 №311, p38
100 №0102, p107[10]
87 №48, p78
40 №1, p146[11]
82 №37, p82/83[12]
95 №58, p100/101/102
88 №22, p66/67
78 №73, p37
67 №50, p63
80 №, p11Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[13]
Sega Saturn
72
Based on
12 reviews

Saturn, US
Myst Saturn US Box Back.jpgMyst Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Myst Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Myst sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
Myst Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Myst Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
Myst Saturn JP Box Back.jpgMyst Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Myst Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Myst Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Myst SS jp manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, BR
MystSaturnBRBack.jpgNospine.pngMyst Saturn BR Box Front.jpg
Cover
MystSaturnBRManual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, KR
Myst Saturn KR Box Back.jpgMyst Saturn KR Box Side.jpgMyst Saturn KR Box Front.jpg
Cover
Myst Saturn KR Box Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Saturn, TW
Myst Saturn TW Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngMyst Saturn TW Box Front.jpg
Cover

PlayStation Portable version

PlayStation Portable, JP
Myst PSP JP Box.jpg
Cover

Unreleased versions

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Myst
Publisher: Sunsoft
Planned release date:
Sega Mega-CD
1995-01[14], 1995-07[15], 1996
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Mega LD
Status of prototype(s): Two Mega LD prototypes found

Promotional material

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78
79 №17, p36[16]
79 №39, p87[17]
69 №56, p44/45
Sega Mega-CD
76
Based on
4 reviews

Mega LD version

Product Code: PEASJ1034 (Japan) / PEASU1034 (USA)

Mega LD, 02-110

Myst (02-110) MegaLD Disc SideB.pngMyst (02-110) MegaLD Disc SideA.png
Disc
Myst (02-110) MegaLD Front (Unofficial).jpg
Front (unofficial)
Myst (02-110) MegaLD Back (Unofficial).jpg
Back (unofficial)
Mega LD, 02-111

Myst (02-111) MegaLD Disc SideB.pngMyst (02-111) MegaLD Disc SideA.png
Disc
Myst (02-111) MegaLD Front (Unofficial).jpg
Front (unofficial)
Myst (02-111) MegaLD Front.jpg
Front, inset (unofficial)
Mega LD, Prelimary box art
Myst MegaLD Front.jpg
Cover

External links

References

  1. File:VideoGames US 77.pdf, page 65
  2. File:SSM UK 01.pdf, page 96
  3. http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/uljm05094.html
  4. Press release: 1995-05-10: ACCLAIM OBTAINS RIGHTS TO 'MYST' FOR SEGA SATURN
  5. File:CVG UK 153.pdf, page 17
  6. File:GamePro US 073.pdf, page 7
  7. File:Fusion US 0102.pdf, page 39
  8. File:CDConsoles FR 12.pdf, page 110
  9. File:CVG UK 160.pdf, page 64
  10. File:Fusion US 0102.pdf, page 107
  11. File:MAXIMUM UK 01.pdf, page 146
  12. File:MeanMachinesSega37UK.pdf, page 82
  13. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 13
  14. File:GamePlayers US 0802.pdf, page 11
  15. File:CVG UK 165.pdf, page 12
  16. File:MegaConsole IT 17.pdf, page 36
  17. File:MeanMachinesSega39UK.pdf, page 88