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Night Striker
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Saturn
Publisher: Taito,
Sega Saturn
Ving
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Developer(s) of original games: Taito
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (18 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
3D Control Pad, Mission Stick
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,800 T-11014



Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-19901G




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Night Striker (ナイトストライカー) is an arcade game developed by Taito. It is a futuristic on-the-rails shooter which plays similarly to Sega's Space Harrier, though has you pilot a hover vehicle instead.

The game was brought to the Sega Mega-CD in 1993, where graphically it was downscaled for the weaker hardware. It was also brought to the Sega Saturn as Night Striker S (ナイトストライカーS) in 1996 - essentially the same game, but with an extra "Saturn Mode" and a few small enhancements. No versions have ever left Japan.

Production credits

Mega-CD version

  • Producer: Yoshio Imamura
  • Director: Takashi Shiokawa
  • Programmers: Daikoku Hisaya, Yoshihiro Yokota
  • Artists: Munenori Morikawa, Satomi Yokose, Yoko Gotan, Shrine
  • Sound
    • Arranged by: Hisayoshi Ogura, Tamayo Kawamoto, Yasuhisa Watanabe, Shuichiro Nakazawa, Masahiko Takaki
    • Mix Engineer: Masao Saotome
    • Assistant Engineer: Yoshihiro Rakumitsu
    • Manipulated by: Masaki Sekishima
  • Special Thanks: Kenshi Kaito, Eiji Takeshima, Anthony Gurr, Yoichi Sato, Pony Canyon Inc., Scytron & Art Inc.
(C)Taito Corporation 1993 All Rights Reserved
Source: In-game credits (JP)Media:NightStriker_MCD_JP_SSCredits.pdf[1]


Saturn version

Create Staff
  • Producer: Tohru Sugawara
  • Director: Kenshi Kaito
  • Software: Tohru Sugawara, Hideki Hashimoto, Toshiaki Tsukano, Tmr-Win Iromust, Takashi Kitabayashi
  • Character: Kohzoh Igarashi, Minori Ishino, Yakako Kojima, Kenshi Kaito
  • Hardware: Toshiyuki Sanada
  • Electric: Tomio Takeda
  • Mechanic: Tohru Yamamoto, Tohru Hirata, Tomio Suzuki, Nobuyuki Iwasaki
  • Design: Shinobu Sekiguchi, Akio Nomura
  • Sound: Music Composed, Mar., S.E Editor, Nui&Yasu, By Team Zuntata
  • Executive Producer: Keisuke Hasegawa
  • Special thanks to: Many Other People
Source: In-game creditsMedia:NightStrikerS_Saturn_JP_SSEnding_Or.pdf[2]



Saturn Staff
  • President: Ryozo Sugawara
  • Director: Takashi Noto
  • Programmer: Atsushi Taguchi, Nonchi, Takumi Amano
  • Graphic: Naohiro Washio, Hiroaki Matsukawa
  • CG Movie: Hisanori Saitou
  • Data Management: Naoki Inaba
  • Promotion And Manual Writer: Ryusei Baba
  • Marketing: Junko Shiihashi
  • Special Thanks: Taito Corporation, Yuu House Co., Ving Co., Team Zuntata, Kenshi Kaito, Masaya Konya, Toru Hosaka, Taka, Kanta Watanabe, Masayuki Kokubu, Tetsuya Tanabe, Yosuke Nakano, Toshiyuki Kikuchi, Kohshi Nagato, Yoshimasa Hagiwara, Goro Kashima, And You !!
Source: In-game creditsMedia:NightStrikerS_Saturn_JP_SSEnding_Ex.pdf[3]


Track list

Mega-CD version


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


2. commune (00:36)
From: NAME SET


3. commune (Arrange) (00:43)
From: NAME SET


4. OPENNING 1 (00:11)


5. OPENNING 2 (00:19)


6. URBAN TRAIL (01:26)
From: 市街のテーマ


7. URBAN TRAIL (Arrange) (01:32)
From: 市街のテーマ


8. TRANCE PLANET IN BLUE (01:48)
From: 郊外のテーマ


9. TRANCE PLANET IN BLUE (Arrange) (01:49)
From: 郊外のテーマ


10. BRAIN WORKER (01:14)
From: 地下工場のテーマ


11. BRAIN WORKER (Arrange) (01:15)
From: 地下工場のテーマ


12. AQUARIUS (01:25)
From: 海上のテーマ


13. AQUARIUS (Arrange) (01:27)
From: 海上のテーマ


14. FLY AWAY (01:24)
From: 上空のテーマ


15. FLY AWAY (Arrange) (01:24)
From: 上空のテーマ


16. TERARIST (01:51)
From: ビル街のテーマ


17. TERARIST (Arrange) (01:51)
From: ビル街のテーマ


18. Ma-Gu-Ri-Vu (01:30)


19. Ma-Gu-Ri-Vu (Arrange) (01:33)


20. BURNING ROAD (01:25)
From: 地下道のテーマ


21. BURNING ROAD (Arrange) (01:24)
From: 地下道のテーマ


22. WARNING (00:09)


23. BOSS 1 (01:16)


24. BOSS 1 (Arrange) (01:33)


25. BOSS 2 (01:00)


26. BOSS 2 (Arrange) (01:14)


27. BOSS 3 (01:13)


28. BOSS 3 (Arrange) (01:30)


29. BOSS 4 (01:11)


30. BOSS 4 (Arrange) (01:37)


31. BOSS 5 (01:11)


32. BOSS 5 (Arrange) (01:30)


33. BOSS 6 (01:34)


34. BOSS 6 (Arrange) (01:44)


35. Ma-Gu-Ri-Vu (Intro) (01:05)


36. ROUND CLEAR (00:31)


37. ROUND CLEAR (Arrange) (01:27)


38. Chimere (01:45)
JP: シーメール
From: ENDING


39. Chimere (Arrange) (01:48)
JP: シーメール
From: ENDING
Running time: 49:25

Saturn version


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


2. Opening - Urban Trail (02:57)
From: Opening - City Stage


3. Boss 1 (01:26)


4. Round Clear (00:38)


5. Trance Parlent In Blue (03:34)
From: Suburb Stage


6. Boss 2 (01:08)


7. Brain Worker (02:25)
From: Underground Factory Stage


8. Boss 3 (01:14)


9. Aquarius (02:26)
From: Maritime Stage


10. Fly Away (02:30)
From: Sky Stage


11. Boss 4 (01:19)


12. Terarist (03:40)
From: Building Quarters Stage


13. Boss 5 (01:23)


14. Ma-Gu-Ri-Vu (03:05)
From: Temple Stage


15. Burning Road (02:42)
From: Subterranean Tunnel Stage


16. Boss 6 (01:43)


17. Chimere (01:45)
JP: シーメール
From: Ending


18. Commune (00:56)
From: Name Set


19. Urban Trail (02:37)
From: City Stage
Running time: 37:28

Magazine articles

Main article: Night Striker/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

NightStrikerS Saturn JP Flyer.jpg

Saturn flyer

SSM JP 19960322 1996-05.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-05: "1996-05 (1996-03-22)" (1996-03-08)

SSM JP 19960412 1996-06.pdf

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

SSM JP 19960426 1996-07.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-07: "1996-07 (1996-04-26)" (1996-04-12)

SSM JP 19960510 1996-08.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-08: "1996-08 (1996-05-10,24)" (1996-04-26)

SSM JP 19960628 1996-10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-10: "1996-10 (1996-06-28)" (1996-06-14)

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №1993-06, p22[4]
81 №, p83[5]
53 №233, p39
3 №13, p50-52
23 №11, p52
20 №3, p32/33
17 №20, p76/77
9 №11, p56/57[6]
19 №46, p52/53[7]
36 №23, p64
Sega Mega-CD
33
Based on
10 reviews

Mega-CD, JP
NightStriker MCD JP Box Back.jpgNightStriker MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
NightStriker MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
53 №1996-11, p228[8]
70 №, p13Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[9]
Sega Saturn
62
Based on
2 reviews

Saturn, JP
NightStriker Saturn JP Box Back.jpgNightStriker Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
NightStriker Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
NightStriker Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
538,777,344 CD (JP) T-11014
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
446,546,016 1996-05-06 CD-ROM (JP) T-19901G V1.300

References