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































Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • 中文
  • 한국어
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    JP
    ¥7,800 T-1501G
    Sega Saturn
    US
    $? T-8101H
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £44.99No results[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 (3,990)[3] ULJM-05094
    A

    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.More...[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) #0102: "Volume 1, Number 2: September 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[7]

    SSM JP 1994-01 941201.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1994-01: "Extra issue of Beep! MegaDrive" (1994-11-17)

    Physical scans

    Saturn version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    52 More...[8]
    30 More...[9]
    75
    63 №311, p38
    100 More...[10]
    87 More...[11]
    40 More...[12]
    82 More...[13]
    95 №58, p100/101/102
    88 №22, p66/67
    78 №73, p37
    67 №50, p63
    80 More...Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[14]
    Sega Saturn
    72
    Based on
    13 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

    Notavailable.svg
    Myst
    Publisher: Sunsoft
    Planned release date:
    Sega Mega-CD
    1995-01More...[15], 1995-07More...[16], 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 More...[17]
    79 More...[18]
    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

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    634,628,400 CD-ROM (EU) MK81081-50 V1.100
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    584,751,888 1994-10-25 CD-ROM (JP) T-1501G V1.050
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    584,751,888 CD-ROM (JP) T-1501G (Alt) V1.100
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    601,032,432 CD-ROM (KR) T-26801H-08 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    588,171,696 CD-ROM (US) T-8101H V1.001
    Sony PlayStation Portable
     ?
    CRC32 D5C31FB9
    MD5 DCF04CF2865AF16A87D2159615C9BDFA
    SHA-1 6C6381D4A93EC330F828BDD102FF46ED85C9C010
    876,707,840 UMD (EU)
    Sony PlayStation Portable
     ?
    CRC32 82B1E6C9
    MD5 E351970FBC6784216DCDE268B16C71A4
    SHA-1 967488AFB34359AF89B2BAD2289EF22235631F10
    1,552,384,000 UMD (EU) (v1.02)
    Sony PlayStation Portable
     ?
    CRC32 1355C734
    MD5 45923AC5C3D4B99DC099AB78B12EEF09
    SHA-1 6B68C3611BB6A5075F57E7C0F95D5C8E3E3122F3
    881,426,432 UMD (JP)

    External links

    References


    Myst
    Myst title.png

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