Mystaria: The Realms of Lore

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Mystaria: The Realms of Lore
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (6 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: RPG[1], Simulation[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 GS-9021
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
81300
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
US
(Blazing Heroes)
81303
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81300-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81300-50
USK: 12
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[6] MK81300-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
199zł199
Sega Saturn
AU
FMYS04SSC
OFLC: G8

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Mystaria: The Realms of Lore, originally released as Riglordsaga (リグロード サーガ) in Japan, is a strategy game developed by Sega and Microcabin for the Sega Saturn. Two versions of the game were released in the US: one titled Mystaria: The Realms of Lore and the other as Blazing Heroes. The sequel, Riglordsaga 2, was only released in Japan.

A soundtrack album, Riglordsaga Original Soundtrack, was released in Japan shortly after the game.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Mystaria: The Realms of Lore Mystaria: The Realms of Lore
English (US) Blazing Heroes Blazing Heroes
Japanese リグロード サーガ Riglordsaga

History

Release

Shortly after release in the US Sega was forced to stop further shipments of Mystaria due to a copyright dispute with TSR, the publisher of Dungeons & Dragons[7]. TSR alleged that the name was too similar to Mystara, a setting used in the D&D world. Eventually an agreement was struck where Sega could sell off the remainder of their existing stocks, but with newly manufactured games dropping the use of Mystaria. The game was then re-released as Blazing Heroes after the original Japanese title of Riglordsaga was also thought to pose copyright issues[8].

Comparisons

Main article: Mystaria: The Realms of Lore/Comparisons.

Production credits

  • ゲームデザイン・チーフプログラマー: 中津 泰彦
  • プログラマー: 井上 敬司
  • シナリオ・プログラマー: 山川 富士男
  • シナリオライター・マニュアル: 泉 正人
  • キャラクターCG: 加藤 雅史
  • マップCG: 鎌田 公夫, 古屋 賢三
  • ミュージック・サウンドエフェクツ: 瓜田 幸春
  • スペシャルサンクス: 福田 康文
  • ツールプログラム
  • システムサポート: 山田 浩司
  • 3Dシステムサポート: 永井 勝也, 大野 功二
  • マーケティングスタッフ: 川越 隆幸, 菊池 博人, 竹崎 忠, 南雲 靖士, 野中 竜太郎
  • スーパーバイザー: 田中 秀司
  • アドバイザリースタッフ: 大場 洋, 小野 健一
  • ディレクター: 中津 泰彦, 佐伯 広人
  • プロデューサー: 大場 規勝, 石井 洋児
  • エグゼクティブプロデューサー: 重田 守, 大矢知 直登
InVision Interactive
Riglordsaga
(C)Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 1995
(C)Micro Cabin Corp. 1995
Source:
In-game credits (JP)


  • Designer/Lead Programmer: Yasuhiko Nakatsu
  • Programmer: Takashi Inoue
  • Scenario Programmer: Fujio Yamakawa
  • Scenario Writer: Masato Izumi
  • Character Designer/Artist: Masashi Kato
  • Map Designers/Artists: Kimio Kamata, Kenzo Furuya
  • Music/Sound Effects: Yukiharu Urita
  • Special Thanks: Yasufumi Fukuda
  • Tool Programmer: Hiroshi Yamada
  • 3D System Dreiver Support: Katsuya Nagai, Kouju Ohno
  • Supervisor: Hideji Tanaka
  • Advisory Staff: Hiroshi Ohba, Kenichi Ono
  • SOJ Coordinator: Ryoichi Hasegawa
  • Directors: Yasuhiko Nakatsu, Hiroto Saeki
  • Producers: Nokiyoshi Ohba, Youji Ishii
  • Executive Producers: Mamoru Shigeta, Naoto Oyachi
  • Manual: John McClain
Source:
US manual (Mystaria)[9]

Magazine articles

Main article: Mystaria: The Realms of Lore/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1995-07: "July 1995" (1995-06-08)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1995-08: "August 1995" (1995-07-07)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1995-08: "August 1995" (1995-07-07)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1995-09: "September 1995" (1995-08-08)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1995-09: "September 1995" (1995-08-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №358, p32
83 №33 [1]
Sega Saturn
87
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR)
80
[10]
Consoles + (FR) NTSC-J
95
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
95
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
81
[13]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
80
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
78
[15]
Freak (IL)
83
[16]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
70
[17]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
85
[18]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
81
[19]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
75
[20]
Hobby Consolas (ES) PAL
91
[21]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
86
[22]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
82
[23]
Maximum (UK)
50
[24]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
87
[25]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
86
[26]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
90
[6]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-J
50
[27]
Player One (FR)
95
[28]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
83
[29]
Secret Service (PL)
70
[30]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
86
[31]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
82
[32]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[33]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[34]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
70
[35]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
74
[36]
Ultimate Future Games (UK) NTSC-J
59
[37]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
82
[38]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
100
[39]
Sega Saturn
81
Based on
31 reviews

Mystaria: The Realms of Lore

Saturn, JP
RiglordSaga Saturn JP Box Back.jpgRiglordSaga Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
RiglordSaga Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Mystaria Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Riglordsaga Saturn JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, US (Mystaria)
Mystaria Saturn US Box Back.jpgMystaria Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mystaria sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, US (Blazing Heroes)
BlazingHeroes Saturn US Box Back.jpgBlazingHeroes Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
BlazingHeroes Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Blazingheroes sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
Mystaria Sat EU cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, DE
Mystaria Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, AU
Mystaria Sat AU back.jpgNospine.pngMystaria Sat AU cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
351,475,824 CD-ROM (EU) MK81300-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
351,273,552 1995-05-01 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9021 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
351,478,176 CD-ROM (US) 81300 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
225,643,824 CD-ROM (US) 81303 V1.000

External links

  • Sega of America webpage: Saturn
  • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Saturn

References

  1. File:RiglordSaga Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-27 20:57)
  3. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/kHxPYrXuKp0/m/L-lSTHknRAIJ
  4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/zcSBuLvurHc/m/EDi5tqkaU9MJ
  5. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/eJicx2uU8ys/m/qdOK2jtlPrEJ
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mean Machines Sega, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-01-28), page 68
  7. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/Mt-3tXhN8Rk/m/ZIk7Euql3RMJ
  8. http://sega-saturn.com/may-n.htm (Wayback Machine: 1996-11-14 19:27)
  9. File:Mystaria sat us manual.pdf, page 28
  10. CD Consoles, "Janvier 1996" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 70
  11. Consoles +, "Septembre 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 130
  12. Consoles +, "Janvier 1996" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 116
  13. Computer & Video Games, "February 1996" (UK; 1996-01-12), page 48
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 31
  15. Famitsu, "1995-07-28" (JP; 1995-07-14), page 31
  16. Freak, "4/96" (IL; 1996-xx-xx), page 1
  17. Fun Generation, "03/96" (DE; 1996-02-12), page 52
  18. GameFan, "Volume 4, Issue 1: January 1996" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 20
  19. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 1 January 1996" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 84
  20. GamePro, "March 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 82
  21. Hobby Consolas, "Enero 1996" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 104
  22. Joypad, "Octobre (Joypad International supplement)" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 22
  23. MAN!AC, "03/96" (DE; 1996-02-14), page 56
  24. Maximum, "January 1996" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 143
  25. Mega Force, "Janvier 1996" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 72
  26. Mega Fun, "03/96" (DE; 1996-02-20), page 78
  27. Next Generation, "November 1995" (US; 1995-10-24), page 172
  28. Player One, "Janvier 1996" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 70
  29. Saturn+, "Easter/April 1996" (UK; 1996-03-07), page 44
  30. Secret Service, "Kwiecień 1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 65
  31. Sega Magazin, "März 1996" (DE; 1996-02-14), page 70
  32. Sega Power, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-02-15), page 38
  33. Sega Pro, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-01-25), page 54
  34. Sega Saturn Magazine, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-12-15), page 84
  35. Sega Saturn Magazine, "August 1995" (JP; 1995-07-07), page 149
  36. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 14
  37. Ultimate Future Games, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-10-02), page 92
  38. Video Games, "3/96" (DE; 1996-02-21), page 90
  39. VideoGames, "January 1996" (US; 1995-12-xx), page 84


Mystaria: The Realms of Lore

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Books: Riglordsaga Koushiki Guide Book (1995)
Music: Riglordsaga Original Soundtrack (1995)

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Prereleases: Riglordsaga Hibaihin Mihonban (1995)