Battle Arena Toshinden Remix

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Battle Arena Toshinden Remix
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Original system(s): PlayStation
Publisher(s) of original games: Takara
Developer(s) of original games: Tamsoft
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (11 tracks)
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 GS-9078
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$59.9959.99 81029
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81029-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81029-50
USK: 12
Sega Saturn
PT
STJSE0131
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[5] MK81029-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
219zł219
Sega Saturn
AU
FTOS00SSC
OFLC: M15
Sega Saturn
BR
193106
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

Battle Arena Toshinden Remix, called Toshinden S (闘神伝S) in Japan, is a 1995 3D fighting game for the Sega Saturn in Takara's Battle Arena Toshinden series of games.

Gameplay

Remix is an enhanced port of the 1995 PlayStation game, Battle Arena Toshinden (simply known as Toshinden in Japan). In its original incarnation it acted as the PlayStation's answer to Virtua Fighter, a battle it was largely considered to have won as a showcase for the then-new generation of hardware. Remix adds a new computer generated introduction to the game, as an all-new story mode, and a exclusive character called Cupido. This is Cupido's only appearance in the series.

History

Legacy

A "sequel" was later released under the name Battle Arena Toshinden URA, which derives from the PlayStation game Battle Arena Toshinden 2.

Versions

With the release of this Remix edition, Battle Arena Toshinden became the first Western title that could be compared directly across the Saturn and PlayStation[6], however the results generally favour Sony's machine, which operates at a higher resolution and a higher polygon count. The original Toshinden also runs faster, while the Saturn conversion has to make compromises owing to its lack of alpha transparency.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Battle Arena Toshinden Remix Battle Arena Toshinden Remix
English (US) Battle Arena Toshinden Remix Battle Arena Toshinden Remix
Japanese 闘神伝S Toshinden S

Screenshot

Main article: Battle Arena Toshinden Remix/Comparisons.

Production credits

Japanese version

Takara Staff
  • Executive Producer: Nobuyuki Okude
  • Producer: Takayuki Nakano
  • Director of Storyboard: Mitsunori Shozi
  • Official Illustrator: Tsukasa Kotobuki
  • Sound Composer: Yasuhiro Nakano (Tamsoft), Fumio Tanabe (Tamsoft)
  • Original Game Development: Tamsoft
  • Special thanks to: All Tamsoft Staffs
  • Cast: Masaaki Ohkura, Kaneto Shiozawa, Daisuke Gohri, Yukimasa Kishino, Ryotaroh Okiayu, Yohko Teppohduka, Megumi Terase
Sega Staff
Reprogramed Staff
  • System Programmer: Yukihiko Tani
  • Director & Programmer: Hiroaki Sano
  • Director of Graphic Design & New Character Motion Maker: Yoshihisa Shimizu
  • CPU Algorithm Programmer: Nobuhiro Mikami
  • Retsuden Mode Programmer: Manabu Takahashi
  • New Character Motion Planner: Seiichi Sekine
  • Retsuden Mode Planner & CG Design Works: Tetsuya Maeda
  • Character Modeler: Munemoto Matsushima, Masahiro Satoh, Hideyuki Kikuchi
  • Graphic design: Kazushige Nagai
  • CG Movie Works: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yoshitaka Maki
  • Illustrator of Retsuden Mode: Tsukasa Dokite, And You...


To Be Continued...
Source:
In-game credits[7]

Overseas version

Takara Staff
  • Executive Producer: Nobuyuki Okude
  • Producer: Takayuki Nakano
  • Director of Storyboard: Mitsunori Shozi
  • Official Illustrator: Tsukasa Kotobuki
  • Sound Composer: Yasuhiro Nakano (Tamsoft), Fumio Tanabe (Tamsoft)
  • Original Game Development: Tamsoft
  • Special Thanks to: All Tamsoft Staffs
  • Cast: Masaaki Ohkura, Daisuke Gohri, Yukimasa Kishino, Doug Boyd, Fred Smith, Sean Owens, Jana Goerlitz, JS Gilbert, Martin Galipolar, Tony Chapin, Beth Kaufman, Les Hedger
Sega of America Staff
Sega Staff
Reprogrammed Staff
  • System Programmer: Yukihiko Tani
  • Director & Programmer: Hiroaki Sano
  • Director of Graphic Design & New Character Motion Maker: Yoshihisa Shimizu
  • CPU Algorithm Programmer: Nobuhiro Mikami
  • Story Mode Programmer: Manabu Takahashi
  • New Character Motion Planner: Seiichi Sekine
  • Story Mode Planner & CG Design Works: Tetsuya Maeda
  • Character Modeler: Munemoto Matsushima, Masahiro Satoh, Hideyuki Kikuchi
  • Graphic Design: Kazushige Nagai
  • CG Movie Works: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yoshitaka Maki
  • Illustrator of Story Mode: Tsukasa Dokite

Takara Staff
  • Executive Producer: Nobuyuki Okude
  • Producer: Takayuki Nakano
  • Director of Story Board: Mitsunori Shozi
  • Official Illustrator: Tsukasa Kotobuki
  • Sound Composer: Yasuhiro Nakano (Tamsoft), Fumio Tanabe (Tamsoft)
  • Original Game Development: Tamsoft Corporation
  • Special Thanks to: All Tamsoft Staffs
  • Cast: Masaaki Ohkura, Daisuke Gohri, Yukimasa Kishino, Doug Boyd, Fred Smith, Sean Owens, Jana Goerlitz, JS Gilbert, Martin Galipolar, Tony Aldorando, John Chapin, Beth Kaufman, Les Hedger
SOA Staff
Sega Staff
Reprogrammed Staff
  • System Programmer: Yukihiko Tani
  • Director and Programmer: Hiroaki Sano
  • Director of Graphic Design and New Character Motion Maker: Yoshihisa Shimizu
  • CPU Algorithm Programmer: Nobuhiro Mikami
  • Story Mode Programmer: Manabu Takahashi
  • New Character Motion Planner: Seiichi Sekine
  • Story Mode Planner and CG Design Works: Tetsuya Maeda
  • Character Modeler: Munemoto Matsushima, Masahiro Satoh, Hideyuki Kikuchi
  • Graphic Designer: Kazushige Nagai
  • CG Movie Works: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yoshitaka Maki
  • Illustrator of Story Mode: Tsukasa Dokite
Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Battle Arena Toshinden Remix/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Battle Arena Toshinden Remix/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
81 №0906, p56
Sega Saturn
81
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 KByte (HU)
85
[8]
Consoles + (FR)
86
[9]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
76
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
25
[11]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
53
[12]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
65
[13]
Freak (IL)
86
[14]
Fun Generation (DE)
80
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
60
[16]
Hacker (HR)
71
[17]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
82
[18]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
82
[19]
Maximum (UK)
25
[20]
Mega Force (FR) NTSC-J
88
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
78
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
82
[23]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
74
[5]
Player One (FR)
75
[24]
Saturn+ (UK) NTSC-J
80
[25]
Sega Magazin (DE)
76
[26]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
84
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
87
[28]
Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
85
[29]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[30]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
70
[31]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
64
[32]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
91
[33]
Última Generación (ES)
86
[34]
Sega Saturn
74
Based on
28 reviews

Battle Arena Toshinden Remix

Saturn, JP
BATR Saturn JP Box Back.jpgBATR Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
BattleArenaToshindenRemix Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
BattleArenaToshindenRemix Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
BATR Saturn US Box Back.jpgBATR Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Batr sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
BATR Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
BATR Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, DE
BATR Saturn DE cover.jpg
Cover
BATR Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, PT

Saturn, AU
BATR Saturn AU back.jpgNospine.pngBATR Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover
BATR Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
530,658,240 CD-ROM (EU) MK81029-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
547,475,040 1995-10-31 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9078 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
530,658,240 CD-ROM (US) 81029 V1.000

Track list

1. Data track
2. Eiji's Theme (3:13)
3. Kayin's Theme (3:04)
4. Sho's Theme (3:40)
5. Sofia's Theme (3:17)
6. Rungo's Theme (2:58)
7. Ellis' Theme (3:38)
8. Mondo's Theme (3:24)
9. Duke's Theme (3:25)
10. Fo Fai's Theme (3:12)
11. Gaia's Theme (3:30)
12. Cupido's Theme (3:05)
Running time: 36:26

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Saturn

References

  1. File:BATR Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee1.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-02-27 19:54)
  3. http://www.inlink.com:80/~dkreaver/release.html (Wayback Machine: 1997-05-23 02:45)
  4. Computer & Video Games, "May 1996" (UK; 1996-04-12), page 64
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mean Machines Sega, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-03), page 90
  6. Ultimate Future Games, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-12-14), page 10
  7. File:BattleArenaToshindenR_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  8. 576 KByte, "Április 1996" (HU; 1996-xx-xx), page 20
  9. Consoles +, "Janvier 1996" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 106
  10. Computer & Video Games, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-12-10), page 78
  11. Computer & Video Games, "May 1996" (UK; 1996-04-12), page 93
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 28
  13. Famitsu, "1995-12-01" (JP; 1995-11-17), page 1
  14. Freak, "2/96" (IL; 1996-xx-xx), page 1
  15. Fun Generation, "01/96" (DE; 1995-xx-xx), page 66
  16. GamePro, "June 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 70
  17. Hacker, "07-08/1996" (HR; 1996-xx-xx), page 40
  18. MAN!AC, "02/96" (DE; 1996-01-10), page 36
  19. MAN!AC, "08/96" (DE; 1996-07-17), page 73
  20. Maximum, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-04-27), page 127
  21. Mega Force, "Janvier 1996" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 76
  22. Mega Fun, "01/96" (DE; 1995-12-20), page 29
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "February 1996" (UK; 1995-12-xx), page 54
  24. Player One, "Avril 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 104
  25. Saturn+, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-14), page 38
  26. Sega Magazin, "April 1996" (DE; 1996-03-13), page 70
  27. Sega Power, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-21), page 66
  28. Sega Pro, "February 1996" (UK; 1995-12-28), page 38
  29. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "11/1996" (PL; 1996-xx-xx), page 1
  30. Sega Saturn Magazine, "February 1996" (UK; 1996-01-24), page 76
  31. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1995-13 (1995-12-08)" (JP; 1995-11-24), page 195
  32. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 15
  33. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 59
  34. Última Generación, "Febrero 1996" (ES; 1996-xx-xx), page 58