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Dark Savior
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher:
Sega (US/EU), Climax Entertainment (JP)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (1 track)
Peripherals supported: 3D Control Pad, Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: RPG































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-22101G
Sega Saturn
US
$? 81304
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99続き...[1] MK81304-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81304-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81304-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81304-50
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?




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Dark Savior (ダークセイバー) is an indirect sequel to Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole on the Sega Mega Drive that combines 2D sprites with a 3D environment. It was released on the Sega Saturn in 1996.

Production credits

Staff
Map Unit
  • 3D Map Planner: Yoshimasa Arai, Shinya Nishigaki, Koji Sugimori, Kiwamu Mikogami
  • Chief 3D Map Designer: Hidehiro Yoshida
  • 3D Map Designer: Ryuchiro Miyazaki, Hirotada Kakusaka, Koji Konno
Character Unit
  • Character Designer: Kiwamu Mikogami
  • Chief Character Animator: Yoshiro Hirashita
  • Ryu Ya: Ryushiro Miyazaki
  • Koyuki: Shingo Yamada
  • Other Characters: Hidehiro Yoshida, Yojiro Hirashita, Koji Takahashi, Toshiaki Sakai, Tomonari Shinjo (Rit's), Hidetaka Matsushita (Rit's), Kahoru Kujo (Rit's), Akifumi Yama (Rit's), Yuichi Sakurai (Rit's), Koichi Murakami (Rit's), Katsunori Sato (Rit's), Miyuki Nakazawa (Max Entertainment), Reiga Yasuda (Max Entertainment), Kiyohumi Hino (Max Entertainment), Katsumi Yamamoto (Max Entertainment), Tetsuya Kadono
  • Effect Animator: Kazushige Inaba
  • Battle Director: Yojiro Hirashita
  • Assistant Battle Director: Kazushige Inaba
  • Interface Designer: Shingo Yamada
Program Unit
  • Chief Programmer: Kan Naito
  • Programmer: Yoshinori Tagawa, Kiyoaki Matsumoto
  • 3D Graphic Tool Programmer: Yasuhiro Kumagai
Sound Unit
  • Composer: Hiroshi Kondo
  • Sound Programmer: Masayasu Yamamoto
  • Sound Assist: Namie Moriya
  • DARK SAVIOR Theme Song: 「恋を眠らせて」
    • Performed: Ann Lewis
    • Lyrics: Toshio Terada
    • Music: Hiroshi Kondo
    • Arranged: Akihiko Matsumoto
  • Recording Director: Hidehiko Koike (Victor Entertainment)
  • Co-Director: Hirokazu Sakurai (Hipland Music)
  • Engineer: Akira Fueki (Victor Studio)
  • Assistant Engineer: Seiji Sekine (Victor Studio)
  • Artist Promotion: Yuichiro Etoh (Victor Entertainment), Yasuhiro Umeki (Victor Entertainment), Tatsuya Fukuo (Victor Entertainment)
  • Artist Management: Akihiro Makino (K-Rock Inc.)
  • Executive Producer: Akihiro Shimizu (K-Rock Inc.)
  • Recorded At: Victor Aoyama Studio, SINGLE "Koi wo Nemurasete" VIDL-10755, ALBUM: CD-EXTRA "LA ADELITA" VIZL-50001, VHS VIDEO "VIDEO WOMANISM II" VIVL-186
  • Parallel II Ending Theme: 「愛が待っている」
    • Performed: Kaori Aso
    • Lyrics: Shiiru Kawai
    • Music: Hiroshi Kondo
  • Recording Director: Masayoshi Tanaka
Movie Unit
Promotion Unit
  • Advertisement: Hirokazu Kanno (Sega Enterprises), Chika Ikegame (Sega Enterprises)
  • AD Designer: Yoshimasa Arai
  • AD Planner: Toru Murakami (Daiko Co., Ltd), Osamu Hatano (Daiko Co., Ltd)
  • Publicity: Mizuho Mochizuki
  • Publicity Assist: Tetsuhiro Watanabe, Mitsuyo Sasaki
  • Director: Koji Sugimori
  • General Manager: Shinpei Harada
  • Producer: Shinya Nishigaki
  • Executive Director: Kan Naito
Hyuperion Perspective
Parallel Scenario
(C)Climax 1996
Source: In-game credits



Source: US manualMedia:Darksavior sat us manual.pdf[3]


Magazine articles

Main article: Dark Savior/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

DarkSavior Saturn JP Flyer 1.pdfDarkSavior Saturn JP Flyer 1.pdf

PDF
JP flyer 1

DarkSavior Saturn JP Flyer 2.pdfDarkSavior Saturn JP Flyer 2.pdf

PDF
JP flyer 2

SSM JP 19960412 1996-06.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (JP) #1996-06: "1996-06 (1996-04-12)" (1996-03-22)

SSM JP 19960823 1996-14.pdfSSM JP 19960823 1996-14.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (JP) #1996-14: "1996-14 (1996-08-23)" (1996-08-09)
also published in:
  • (JP) #1996-15: "1996-15 (1996-09-13)" (1996-08-23)[4]

SSM JP 19960927 1996-16.pdfSSM JP 19960927 1996-16.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (JP) #1996-16: "1996-16 (1996-09-27)" (1996-09-13)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 続き...[5]
80 続き...[1]
70 №43, p76/77
68 №403, p31
81 №53, p67
100 続き...[6]
95 続き...[7]
68 続き...[8]
90 続き...[9]
80 続き...[10]
92 続き...[11]
70 続き...[12]
80 続き...Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[13]
80 続き...[14]
84 続き...[15]
Sega Saturn
82
Based on
15 reviews

Saturn, US
DarkSavior Saturn US Box Back.jpgDark Savior Saturn US Box.jpg
Cover
Dark Savior Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Darksavior sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
DarkSavior Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
DarkSavior Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, GR
DarkSavior Saturn GR Box.jpg
Cover
DarkSavior Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
DarkSavior Saturn JP Box Back.jpgDarkSavior Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
DarkSaviorSaturnJPSpine.jpg
Spinecard
DarkSavior Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
DarkSaviorSaturnJPManual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
377,086,752 CD-ROM(EU) MK81304-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
389,550,000 1996-08-05 CD-ROM(JP) T-22101G V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
381,393,264 CD-ROM(US) 81304 V1.000

Track list


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


2. CD Warning message (special) and some voice and songs (25:38)
Running time: 25:38

Extra content

This game has an extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
_ABSPR7.TXT TXT (Abstract) 8 Maker
_BIBPR7.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 8 Maker
_CPYPR7.TXT TXT (Copyright) 8 Maker
INDEX.HTM HTM 4,035 Messages from the developers.
README.TXT TXT 2,703 Messages from the developers.

Save data

The game makes use of the Saturn's internal battery back-up as well as the Saturn Backup Memory to save progress through the game as well as unlock extras.

Dark Savior Save Data
Name Comment File Size
DARKSAVE_## DarkSavior 32

References