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Night Striker
Publisher: Taito,
Sega Saturn
Ving
Developer:
Developer(s) of original games: Taito
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Saturn
Original system(s): Arcade Boards
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (18 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
3D Control Pad
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,800 T-11014



Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-19901G



Night Striker (ナイトストライカー) is an arcade game developed by Taito. It is a futuristic on-the-rails shooter which plays similarly to Sega's Space Harrier, though has you pilot a hover vehicle instead.

The game was brought to the Sega Mega-CD in 1993, where graphically it was downscaled for the weaker hardware. It was also brought to the Sega Saturn as Night Striker S (ナイトストライカーS) in 1996 - essentially the same game, but with an extra "Saturn Mode" and a few small enhancements. No versions have ever left Japan.

Production credits

Saturn version

Source: In-game creditsMedia:NightStrikerS_Saturn_JP_SSEnding_Or.pdf[1]
Create Staff
  • Producer: Tohru Sugawara
  • Director: Kenshi Kaito
  • Software: Tohru Sugawara, Hideki Hashimoto, Toshiaki Tsukano, Tmr-Win Iromust, Takashi Kitabayashi
  • Character: Kohzoh Igarashi, Minori Ishino, Yakako Kojima, Kenshi Kaito
  • Hardware: Toshiyuki Sanada
  • Electric: Tomio Takeda
  • Mechanic: Tohru Yamamoto, Tohru Hirata, Tomio Suzuki, Nobuyuki Iwasaki
  • Design: Shinobu Sekiguchi, Akio Nomura
  • Sound: Music Composed, Mar., S.E Editor, Nui&Yasu, By Team Zuntata
  • Executive Producer: Keisuke Hasegawa
  • Special thanks to: Many Other People


Source: In-game creditsMedia:NightStrikerS_Saturn_JP_SSEnding_Ex.pdf[2]
Saturn Staff
  • President: Ryozo Sugawara
  • Director: Takashi Noto
  • Programmer: Atsushi Taguchi, Nonchi, Takumi Amano
  • Graphic: Naohiro Washio, Hiroaki Matsukawa
  • CG Movie: Hisanori Saitou
  • Data Management: Naoki Inaba
  • Promotion And Manual Writer: Ryusei Baba
  • Marketing: Junko Shiihashi
  • Special Thanks: Taito Corporation, Yuu House Co., Ving Co., Team Zuntata, Kenshi Kaito, Masaya Konya, Toru Hosaka, Taka, Kanta Watanabe, Masayuki Kokubu, Tetsuya Tanabe, Yosuke Nakano, Toshiyuki Kikuchi, Kohshi Nagato, Yoshimasa Hagiwara, Goro Kashima, And You !!

Track list

Saturn version


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


2. Opening - Urban Trail (02:57)
From: Opening - City Stage


3. Boss 1 (01:26)


4. Round Clear (00:38)


5. Trance Parlent In Blue (03:34)
From: Suburb Stage


6. Boss 2 (01:08)


7. Brain Worker (02:25)
From: Underground Factory Stage


8. Boss 3 (01:14)


9. Aquarius (02:26)
From: Maritime Stage


10. Fly Away (02:30)
From: Sky Stage


11. Boss 4 (01:19)


12. Terarist (03:40)
From: Building Quarters Stage


13. Boss 5 (01:23)


14. Ma-Gu-Ri-Vu (03:05)
From: Temple Stage


15. Burning Road (02:42)
From: Subterranean Tunnel Stage


16. Boss 6 (01:43)


17. Chimere (01:45)
JP: シーメール
From: Ending


18. Commune (00:56)
From: Name Set


19. Urban Trail (02:37)
From: City Stage
Running time: 37:28

Magazine articles

Main article: Night Striker/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SSM JP 19960322 1996-05.pdf

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Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #19: "1996-05 (1996-03-22)" (1996-03-08)

SSM JP 19960412 1996-06.pdf

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Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #20: "1996-06 (1996-04-12)" (1996-03-22)

SSM JP 19960426 1996-07.pdf

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Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #21: "1996-07 (1996-04-26)" (1996-04-12)

SSM JP 19960510 1996-08.pdf

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Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #22: "1996-08 (1996-05-10, 24)" (1996-04-26)

SSM JP 19960628 1996-10.pdf

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Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #24: "1996-10 (1996-06-28)" (1996-06-14)

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
3 №13, p50-52
23 №11, p52
20 №3, p32/33
17 №20, p76/77
9 №11, p56/57[3]
19 №46, p52/53[4]
36 №23, p64
Sega Mega-CD
18
Based on
7 reviews

Mega-CD, JP
NightStriker MCD JP Box Back.jpgNightStriker MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
NightStriker MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
53 №1996-11, p228[5]
70 №, p13Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[6]
Sega Saturn
62
Based on
2 reviews

Saturn, JP
NightStriker Saturn JP Box Back.jpgNightStriker Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
NightStriker Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
NightStriker Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc

References

  1. File:NightStrikerS_Saturn_JP_SSEnding_Or.pdf
  2. File:NightStrikerS_Saturn_JP_SSEnding_Ex.pdf
  3. File:MeanMachinesSega11UK.pdf, page 56
  4. File:SegaPower UK 46.pdf, page 52
  5. File:SSM_JP_19960712_1996-11.pdf, page 230
  6. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 15