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Snatcher
Publisher: Konami
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Saturn
Original system(s): PC-8801
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP (1 track)
Genre: Adventure































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-95035
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.99[1] T-95035-05
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-95035-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? T-95035-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-95035-50



Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-9508G



Snatcher (スナッチャー) is a graphic adventure game originally developed for Japanese computers of the late 1980s. It was originally released for NEC's PC-8801 in 1988, before being ported to the CD-ROM², then the Sega Mega-CD, and later, the Sega Saturn. The Mega-CD version is the only version of the game released outside Japan.

It was Hideo Kojima's first adventure game. He followed it with his second adventure game, Policenauts.

Production credits

Mega-CD version

  • Producer: Tomikazu Kirita, Yutaka Haruki
  • Creator: Hideo Kojima
  • Character Design: Tomiharu Kinoshita
  • Supervisor: Jeremy Blaustein
  • Director: Yoshinori Sasaki
  • Assistant Director: Mitsuhiro Togo
  • Staff:
    • Main Programmer: Masahiko Saito
    • Sub Programmer: Yoshinori Sasaki, Hidenari Inamura
    • Utility Program: Mitsuhiro Togo, Hidenari Inamura
    • Sound Programmer: Osamu Kasai, Akira Souji
    • Main Graphic Designer: Satoshi Kushibuchi
    • Graphic Designer: Keita Nose, Yuichi Kobayashi, Keiichirou Toyama, Sakura, Junko. K, Mihoko
    • Sound Design: Keizou Nakamura, Masanori Adachi, Kazuhito Imai, Masanori Ouchi, Akira Yamaoka
    • Scenario Command Compiler: Toshiya Adachi
    • Scenario Command Interpreter: Hidenari Inamura
    • Scenario Rewrite: Mitsuhiro Togo, Jeremy Blaustein
    • Package Design: Shogo Kumasaka, Satoshi Imaeda
    • Package Illustrator: Yuji Kaida
    • Translator: Scott T. Hards, Intac
  • Cast:
    • Gillian Seed: Jeff Lupetin
    • Metal Gear: Lucy Childs
    • Random Hajile: Ray Van Steen
    • Jamie Seed: Susan Mele
    • Mika Slayton: Kimberley Harne
    • Katrina Gibson: Lynn Foosaner
    • Snatcher: Jeff Lupetin
    • Napoleon: Jim Parks
    • Harry Benson: Ray Van Steen
    • Jean Jack Gibson: Jim Parks
    • Elijah Modnar: Ray Van Steen
    • Ivan Rodorigez: Jim Parks
    • Lisa: Lynn Foosaner
    • Chin Shu Oh: Ray Van Steen
    • Female Employee: Lucy Childs
    • Narrator: Ray Van Steen
    • Telephone Operator: Lynn Foosaner
    • Ramen Guy: Ray Van Steen
    • Fortune Teller: Susan Mele
  • Special Thanks: Michael Blaustein, Atsushi Fujio, Taeko Hayasaka, Kazuki Muraoka, Yoshihiko Oota, Motoaki Furukawa, Yoshikazu Matsuhana, Kenji Shinohara, Shinya Inoue
  • Produced By: Konami Co., Ltd.

Saturn version

  • Cast: Yusaku Yara, Mami Koyama, Kikuo Inoue, Kaneto Shiozawa, Miina Tominaga, Ryuji Saikachi, Isao Inoguchi, Goro Naya
Staff
  • Producer: Kazuhisa Hashimoto
  • Game Designer/Script Writer: Hideo Kojima
  • Scenario Command Compiler Programmer: Hiroki Honda
  • Main System Programmer: Tadaaki 'ぴょん' Tsunashima
  • Game Object Programmers: 〠Akinari Takaki〠, Takao 'ヤバ' Yamagishi, Kazuki 'Tails' Araki, Atsushi 'Pachi_Nakatani' Mizutani, Hiroyuki 'Gaglae' Asada
  • Adaptation: Kensuke Yoshitomi, Takao 'ヤバ' Yamagishi
  • Dot Graphics Drawers/Arrangers: Junko '❤' Koike, Mi '?' Kimura, Naoya '★' HATSUMI, Jun '6ゾロ' Asami, Takayuki '❄' Andou
  • 3D Graphics Modelers/Animaters: Masaya Shiraishi, Haggy, Tachan
  • Movie Data Editer: Yukito Komori, Akinari Takaki
  • Sound Programmer: Akiropito
  • Sound Mixer: Masanori Adachi
  • Music Composers/Arrangers/Performers: Kida Sun, Syouichirou Hirata
  • Sound Effects: Keizou Nakamura
  • Guest Composers: Akira Yamaoka, Hiroshi Tamawari
  • Guest Performer: Tappy
  • Original Score Composers: Kazuki Muraoka, Motoaki Furukawa, Akira Yamaoka, Hiroshi Tamawari, Kida Sun
  • Package&Manual Designer: Kazuhiro Iwasaki
  • Package Illustration: Tomiharu Kinoshita
  • Public Relations Officers: Nobuko Tsuboi, Hiroki Tabata, Taro Miyake
  • Special Thanks: H.'Spark'Ueda, Masayuki Aizawa, Mitsuhiro Togo, Hidenari Inamura, Makoto Toyama, Rieko Komatsubara, Youhei Kiyohara, Yumiko 'Arg' Takahashi
  • Executive Producer: Kazumi Kitaue
  • Developed by: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo Co.,Ltd.
  • Presented by: Konami Co.,Ltd.
  • (C)1988 1996 Konami All Rights Reserved.

Magazine articles

Main article: Snatcher/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 064.pdf

Print advert in














GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[2]

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №158, p54-56[3]
85
76 №16, p73
84 №65, p44[4]
93 Vol 2, №12[5]
83 №67, p118[6]
87 №1/95, p38/39[7]
90 №24, p82
92 №7, p20
84 №28, p56-59
85 №27, p72-74[8]
60 №1, p99[9]
82 №62, p84
80 №40, p58/59
85 №2, p90[10]
Sega Mega-CD
84
Based on
15 reviews

Mega-CD, US
Snatcher MCD US Box Back.jpgSnatcher MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Snatcher MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Snatcher mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, UK
Snatcher MCD EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSnatcher MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Snatcher MCD UK spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Snatcher MCD UK Disc.jpg
Disc

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №381, p32
80 №1996-06, p231[11]
83 №, p10Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[12]
Sega Saturn
78
Based on
3 reviews

Saturn, JP
Snatcher Saturn JP Box Back.jpgSnatcher Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Snatcher Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Snatcher Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Snatcher Saturn JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Snatcher Saturn JP Card.pdf
Reg Card
Snatcher Sega Saturn JP Stickers.jpg
Stickers
Snatcher Saturn JP GetTheSoft.pdf
Get The Soft Card

References

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