Shining Wisdom

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Shining Wisdom
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega (Japan, Europe), Working Designs (US)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Genre: Action RPG[1], RPG[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 GS-9057
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
T-12702H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81381-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81381-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[4] MK81381-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
FSHI08SSC
OFLC: G

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Shining Wisdom (シャイニング・ウィズダム) is a 1995 action RPG in Sega's Shining series of games for the Sega Saturn.

Production credits

Japanese version

(C)Sega 1995 (© SEGA 1995)

US version

  • Program: Yasuhiro Taguchi, Akiko Sato, Takeshi Nohara, P. E. Jareth Hein, Yutaka Yamamoto
  • Subscript: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • English Translation: Victor Ireland, Kei Kuboki, P.E. Jareth Hein
  • Map Design: Shuji Shimizu, Ayumi Shindo, Tatsuya Niikura, Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Character Design: Hiroshi Kajiyama
  • Map Graphics: Shigeki Kimura, Fumihide Aoki, Masayuki Hashimoto, Hiroto Nakashima, Ayumu Shindo, Keisuke Futami, Mieko Koguchi
  • Map Organization: Yusuke Sugimoto
  • Character Graphics & Movie: Tomoko Murakami, Junko Nakamura
  • Music: Motoaki Takenouchi
  • Sound Effects: Satoshi Murata
  • Game Manual: Don Shirley
  • Sales & Publicity: Kelly Knight, Matt Atwood
  • Lead Tester: Bonnie Shirley
  • Support: Shinobu Shindo
  • Map Illustration: Shin Yamanouchi
  • Directed by: Yasuhiro Taguchi
  • Produced by: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Special Thanks to: Camelot Co., Ltd., R.I.S. Co., Ltd., Rit's Co., Ltd., Treasure Co., Ltd., Cindy Ireland, Brodrico Suave, Jin Shimazaki, Shin Hamanaka
  • Created by: Sonic Co., Ltd.
© Sega 1995, 1996

Magazine articles

Main article: Shining Wisdom/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Next Generation (US) #18: "June 1996" (1996-05-21)
also published in:
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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
81 [14]
83 №38 [1]
85
82 №3, p51
Sega Saturn
83
Based on
4 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR) PAL
40
[15]
Consoles News (FR) PAL
80
[16]
Consoles + (FR) NTSC-J
91
[17]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
87
[18]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[4]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
55
[19]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
80
[20]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
60
[21]
Gambler (PL)
82
[22]
GameFan (US)
92
[23]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
75
[24]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
73
[25]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
65
[26]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
89
[27]
Joypad (FR) PAL
87
[28]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
69
[29]
Maximum (UK)
75
[30]
Mega Force (FR) NTSC-J
87
[31]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
84
[32]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
61
[33]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-U
92
[34]
neXt Level (DE) PAL
60
[35]
Player One (FR)
60
[36]
Sega News (CZ)
85
[37]
Sega News (CZ)
59
[37]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
79
[38]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
88
[39]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
88
[40]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
60
[41]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
65
[42]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
84
[43]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
80
[44]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
84
[45]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
81
[46]
Sega Saturn
76
Based on
34 reviews

Shining Wisdom

Saturn, JP
ShiningWisdom Saturn JP Box Back.jpgShiningWisdom Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
ShiningWisdom Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
ShiningWisdom Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
ShiningWisdom Saturn US Box Back.jpgShiningWisdom Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
ShiningWisdom Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Shiningwisdom sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
ShiningWisdom Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
ShiningWisdom Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, AU
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Cover
ShiningWisdom Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
98,746,368 CD-ROM (EU) MK81381-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
95,121,936 1995-07-19 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9057 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
100,813,776 CD-ROM (US) T-12702H V1.000

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Saturn

References

  1. File:ShiningWisdom Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-30 22:53)
  3. http://www.sega-saturn.com/saturn/other/june-n.htm (Wayback Machine: 1997-06-06 05:51)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Computer & Video Games, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-09), page 78
  5. GamePro, "June 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 55
  6. Next Generation, "July 1996" (US; 1996-06-18), page 73
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 45
  8. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 8 August 1996" (US; 1996-07-09), page 19
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 47
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 79
  11. Next Generation, "October 1996" (US; 1996-09-17), page 196
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 75
  13. Game Informer, "October 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 7
  14. GamesMaster, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-06-06), page 53
  15. CD Consoles, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 134
  16. Consoles News, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 91
  17. Consoles +, "Septembre 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 134
  18. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 122
  19. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 24
  20. Famitsu, "1995-08-18,25" (JP; 1995-08-04), page 1
  21. Fun Generation, "09/96" (DE; 1996-08-14), page 71
  22. Gambler, "10/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  23. GameFan, "Volume 3, Issue 10: October 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 18
  24. GameFan, "Volume 4, Issue 9: September 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 22
  25. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 5 May 1996" (US; 1996-04-xx), page 61
  26. GamePro, "July 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 98
  27. Joypad, "Octobre (Joypad International supplement)" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 24
  28. Joypad, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 94
  29. MAN!AC, "06/96" (DE; 1996-05-08), page 68
  30. Maximum, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-03-29), page 150
  31. Mega Force, "Octobre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 100
  32. Mega Force, "Été 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 66
  33. Mega Fun, "07/96" (DE; 1996-06-19), page 70
  34. Mean Machines Sega, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-0x-xx), page 72
  35. neXt Level, "September 1996" (DE; 1996-08-14), page 79
  36. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 126
  37. 37.0 37.1 Sega News, "Prosinec 1996" (CZ; 1996-1x-xx), page 21
  38. Sega Power, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-05-09), page 56
  39. Sega Pro, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-10-05), page 54
  40. Sega Saturn Magazine, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-03-23), page 80
  41. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 166
  42. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 15
  43. Sonic the Comic, "1 October 1996" (UK; 1996-09-18), page 10
  44. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue One" (UK; 1996-08-xx), page 30
  45. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 50
  46. Video Games, "9/96" (DE; 1996-08-28), page 90


Shining Wisdom

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Main page | Comparisons | Magazine articles | Reception


Books: V Jump Books Game Series: Sega Koushiki Guide Book Shining Wisdom (1995) | Shining Wisdom Koushiki Guide Book (1995)
Music: Shining Wisdom (1995)

Prereleases: Shining Wisdom Hibaihin Mihonban

Shining series of games
Sega Mega Drive
Shining in the Darkness (1991) | Shining Force (1992) | Shining Force II (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jashin no Kuni e (1992) | Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya (1993) | Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict (1995)
Sega Mega-CD
Shining Force CD (1994)
Sega Saturn
Shining Wisdom (1995) | Shining the Holy Ark (1996) | Shining Force III (Scenario 2, 3, Premium Disc) (1997-1998)
Game Boy Advance
Shining Soul (2002) | Shining Soul II (2003) | Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon (2004)
Sony PlayStation 2
Shining Tears (2004) | Shining Force Neo (2005) | Shining Force EXA (2007) | Shining Wind (2007)
Mobile phone
Shining Road to the Force (2005) | Shining Force Chronicle I (2005) | Shining Force Chronicle II (2005) | Shining Force Chronicle III (2006) | Shining Road II (2006) | Shining Wind X (2008) | SFCE Tokei (2012)
Windows PC
Shining Tears Material Collection (2006) | Shining Wind Fan Fest (2009)
Nintendo DS
Shining Force Feather (2009)
Arcade
Shining Force Cross (2009) | Shining Force Cross Raid (2010) | Shining Force Cross Elysion (2012) | Shining Force Cross Exlesia (2013) | Shining Force Cross Exlesia Zenith (2014) | Blade Arcus from Shining (2014)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Shining Hearts (2010) | Shining Blade (2012) | Shining Ark (2013)
Sony PlayStation 3
Shining Resonance (2014) | Blade Arcus from Shining EX (2015)
Sony PlayStation 4
Blade Arcus from Shining EX (2015) | Shining Resonance Refrain (2018)
World
Characters | Equipment (Items, Accessories, Weapons) | Magic | Geography | Timelines
Shining related media
Albums
Sound Story of Shining and the Darkness (1991) | Shining Force Special Sound CD (1992) | Symphonic Suite Shining Force II (1993) | Symphonic Suite the Another Story of Shining Force (1994) | Shining Wisdom (1995) | Shining the Holy Ark Original Soundtrack (1996) | Shining Force III Original Soundtrack (1998) | Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon Original Sound Tracks (2004) | Shining Tears (2004) | Shining Force Neo Music Collection (2005) | Shining Theme Music Shiro SAGISU Collection (2005) | Shining Tears Music Collection (2005) | Shining Force EXA Music Collection (2007) | Shining Wind Music Collection (2007) | Shining Tears X Wind Original Soundtrack (2007) | Shining Force Feather Soundtrack (2009) | Shining Hearts Kaizoku Hihou Fan Disc (2010) | Shining Force Cross Raid Original Sound Track (2011) | Shining Hearts Original Soundtrack (2011) | Shining Blade Haru no Shin Seikatsu Ouen Fan Disc (2012) | Shining Blade Character Song Album (2012) | Shining Ark Tenshi no Fandisc (2013) | Shining Force Cross Original Sound Track (2014) | Shining Resonance Music Collection (2015)
Audiobooks
Shining Tears Drama CD Vol. 1 Dark Side: Memories and departure (2006) | Shining Tears Drama CD Vol. 2 Light Side: Yuushatei Hanjouki (2006) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 1 (2007) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 2 (2008) | Shining Force EXA Drama CD (2008) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 3 (2008) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 4 (2009) | Drama CD Shining Force Feather (2009) | Drama CD Shining Hearts (2011)
Books
Guide book: Shining and the Darkness Koushiki Guide Book (1991) | Shining Force Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (1992) | Shining Force Battle Guide (1993) | Shining Force II: Inishie no Fuuin Game Guide Book (1993) | Shining Force CD Koushiki Guide Book (1994) | Shining Wisdom Koushiki Guide Book (1995) | Shining the Holy Ark Koushiki Guide Book (1996) | Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin Official Guide (1997) | Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin Perfect Navi (1998) | Shining Force III Scenario 2: Nerawareta Miko Official Guide (1998) | Shining Force III Scenario 2: Nerawareta Miko Perfect Navi (1998) | Shining Force III Scenario 3: Hyouheki no Jashinguu Perfect Navi (1998) | Shining Force III Koushiki Settei Shiryoushuu (1999) | Shining Soul Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (2002) | Shining Force: Kuroki Ryuu no Fukkatsu Final Complete Guide (2004) | Shining Tears Final Complete Guide (2004) | Shining Tears Saikyou Kishidan Ikusei Guide (2004) | Shining Tears Official Strategy Guide (2005) | Shining Force Neo Force Master Ikusei Guide (2005) | Shining Force Neo Final Complete Guide (2005) | Shining Force Neo Official Strategy Guide (2005) | Shining Force EXA: The Master Guide‎ (2007) | Shining Force EXA Official Strategy Guide (2007) | Shining Force EXA Final Complete Guide (2007) | Shining Wind Saisoku Guide Book (2007) | Shining Wind Final Complete Guide (2007) | Shining Tears X Wind Original Soundtrack (2007) | Shining Force Feather: The Master Guide‎ (2009) | Shining Force Feather Complete Guide (2009) | Shining Hearts Saisoku Guide Book (2010) | Shining Hearts Complete Guide (2011) | Shining Force Cross Raid Guide Book 1st (2011) | Shining Force Cross Raid Guide Book 2nd (2011) | Shining Blade First Blader's Guide (2012) | Shining Blade Complete Guide (2012) | Shining Force Cross Settei Shiryoushuu (2012) | Shining Ark Complete Guide (2013) | Shining Blade & Ark Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2013)
Art book: Works for Shining the Holy Ark (1996) | Shining Force III Koushiki Settei Shiryoushuu (1999) | Shining Force EXA Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2007) | Shining Force Feather Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2009) | Shining Hearts Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2011)
Unsorted: Shining and the Darkness Kouryakuhon (xxxx) | Shining Force: Kamigami no Isan Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Shining Force Kouryaku no Tebiki (xxxx) | Shining Force II Inishie no Fuuin Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Shining Force II Inishie no Fuuin Kouryaku no Tebiki (xxxx) | Shining Force Gaiden Final Conflict Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Shining Force Gaiden & Gaiden II Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Tony's Artworks from Shining Worlds (xxxx)
Film
Shining Tears X Wind (2007) | Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan (2010)