Myst

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Myst
System(s): Sega Saturn, PlayStation Portable
Publisher:
Sega Saturn
Acclaim Entertainment (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
Sega Saturn
Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Adventure[1][2]

















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 (8,034)7,800e[3] T-1501G
    Sega Saturn
    US
    T-8101H
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Saturn
    EU
    MK81081-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    MK81081-50
    USK: 0
    Sega Saturn
    PT
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £44.9944.99[6] MK81081-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    PL
    179zł179
    Sega Saturn
    BR
    R$64.9964.99 192056
    Tectoy: 13+
    Sega Saturn
    KR
    T-26801H-08
    Sega Saturn
    TW
    T-26801H-16
    Sony PlayStation Portable
    JP
    ¥3,800 (3,990)3,800 (3,990)[7] ULJM-05094
    CERO: 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[8], 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 (with a release date of January 1995[9]) before also being cancelled.[10]

    Sega published the PlayStation Portable port (handled by Midway) in Japan.

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Myst Myst
    English (US) Myst Myst
    Japanese ミスト Myst
    Korean 미스트
    Chinese (Traditional; Taiwan) 密斯特


    Magazine articles

    Main article: Myst/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in VideoGames (US) #79: "August 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    • GamePro (US) #73: "August 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[11]
    • Fusion (US) #0102: "Volume 1, Number 2: September 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[12]
    Logo-pdf.svg
    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
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    CD Consoles (FR)
    40
    [13]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    30
    [14]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    63
    [15]
    Fusion (US)
    100
    [16]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    95
    [17]
    Joypad (FR)
    87
    [18]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    73
    [19]
    Maximum (UK)
    25
    [20]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    87
    [21]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    82
    [22]
    Magazina Igrushek (RU)
    90
    [23]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    82
    [24]
    Player One (FR)
    95
    [25]
    Saturn+ (UK) PAL
    68
    [26]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    88
    [27]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    78
    [28]
    Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
    67
    [29]
    Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
    75
    [30]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    80
    [31]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    75
    [32]
    Sega Saturn
    74
    Based on
    20 reviews

    Myst

    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, 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 Sat EU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Myst Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, DE
    Myst Saturn EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Myst Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, PT

    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

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    Myst
    System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Mega LD
    Publisher: Sunsoft
    Planned release date:
    Sega Mega-CD
    1995-01[33], 1995-07[34], 1996
    Status of prototype(s): Two Mega LD prototypes found

    Promotional material

    Physical scans

    Mega-CD version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Digitiser (UK)
    78
    [35]
    Mega Console (IT)
    79
    [36]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    79
    [37]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    69
    [38]
    Sega Mega-CD
    76
    Based on
    4 reviews

    Myst

    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

    1. File:Myst Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee1.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-20 23:04)
    3. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Extra issue of Beep! MegaDrive" (JP; 1994-11-17), page 9
    4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/MjH0aRW37V0/m/0MSz2t9lnj4J
    5. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/JzHO19siSFc/m/WDh31PaANxkJ
    6. Sega Saturn Magazine, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-10-26), page 96
    7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/uljm05094.html (Wayback Machine: 2006-07-02 03:01)
    8. Press release: 1995-05-10: ACCLAIM OBTAINS RIGHTS TO 'MYST' FOR SEGA SATURN
    9. Mega Power, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-20), page 6
    10. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 17
    11. GamePro, "August 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 7
    12. Fusion, "Volume 1, Number 2: September 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 39
    13. CD Consoles, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 110
    14. Computer & Video Games, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-15), page 64
    15. Famitsu, "1994-12-02" (JP; 1994-11-18), page 38
    16. Fusion, "Volume 1, Number 2: September 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 107
    17. GamePro, "November 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 66
    18. Joypad, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 78
    19. MAN!AC, "12/95" (DE; 1995-11-08), page 68
    20. Maximum, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-09-01), page 146
    21. Mega Force, "Octobre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 124
    22. Mega Fun, "12/95" (DE; 1995-11-21), page 90
    23. Magazina Igrushek, "5/1995" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 94
    24. Mean Machines Sega, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-09-29), page 82
    25. Player One, "Novembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 102
    26. Saturn+, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-14), page 59
    27. Sega Magazine, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-09-12), page 66
    28. Sega Power, "December 1995" (UK; 1995-10-19), page 37
    29. Sega Pro, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-09-07), page 63
    30. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "9/1996" (PL; 1996-xx-xx), page 1
    31. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 13
    32. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 37
    33. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 2 February 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 11
    34. Computer & Video Games, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-12), page 12
    35. Digitiser (UK) (1995-12-14)
    36. Mega Console, "Luglio/Agosto 1995" (IT; 1995-xx-xx), page 36
    37. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-11-xx), page 88
    38. Sega Pro, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-02-28), page 44


    Myst
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