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Snatcher
Publisher: Konami
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Saturn
Original system(s): PC-8801
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP (1 track)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega-CD
Justifier
Genre: Adventure































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-95035
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.99[2] T-95035-05
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-95035-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? T-95035-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-95035-50
Sega Mega-CD
AU
$? ?



Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-9508G




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Snatcher (スナッチャー) is a graphic adventure game originally developed for Japanese computers of the late 1980s. It was originally released for NEC's PC-8801 in 1988, before being ported to the CD-ROM², then the Sega Mega-CD, and later, the Sega Saturn. The Mega-CD version is the only version of the game released outside Japan.

It was Hideo Kojima's first adventure game. He followed it with his second adventure game, Policenauts.

Production credits

Mega-CD version

  • Producer: Tomikazu Kirita, Yutaka Haruki
  • Creator: Hideo Kojima
  • Character Design: Tomiharu Kinoshita
  • Supervisor: Jeremy Blaustein
  • Director: Yoshinori Sasaki
  • Assistant Director: Mitsuhiro Togo
  • Staff:
    • Main Programmer: Masahiko Saito
    • Sub Programmer: Yoshinori Sasaki, Hidenari Inamura
    • Utility Program: Mitsuhiro Togo, Hidenari Inamura
    • Sound Programmer: Osamu Kasai, Akira Souji
    • Main Graphic Designer: Satoshi Kushibuchi
    • Graphic Designer: Keita Nose, Yuichi Kobayashi, Keiichirou Toyama, Sakura, Junko. K, Mihoko
    • Sound Design: Keizou Nakamura, Masanori Adachi, Kazuhito Imai, Masanori Ouchi, Akira Yamaoka
    • Scenario Command Compiler: Toshiya Adachi
    • Scenario Command Interpreter: Hidenari Inamura
    • Scenario Rewrite: Mitsuhiro Togo, Jeremy Blaustein
    • Package Design: Shogo Kumasaka, Satoshi Imaeda
    • Package Illustrator: Yuji Kaida
    • Translator: Scott T. Hards, Intac
  • Cast:
    • Gillian Seed: Jeff Lupetin
    • Metal Gear: Lucy Childs
    • Random Hajile: Ray Van Steen
    • Jamie Seed: Susan Mele
    • Mika Slayton: Kimberley Harne
    • Katrina Gibson: Lynn Foosaner
    • Snatcher: Jeff Lupetin
    • Napoleon: Jim Parks
    • Harry Benson: Ray Van Steen
    • Jean Jack Gibson: Jim Parks
    • Elijah Modnar: Ray Van Steen
    • Ivan Rodorigez: Jim Parks
    • Lisa: Lynn Foosaner
    • Chin Shu Oh: Ray Van Steen
    • Female Employee: Lucy Childs
    • Narrator: Ray Van Steen
    • Telephone Operator: Lynn Foosaner
    • Ramen Guy: Ray Van Steen
    • Fortune Teller: Susan Mele
  • Special Thanks: Michael Blaustein, Atsushi Fujio, Taeko Hayasaka, Kazuki Muraoka, Yoshihiko Oota, Motoaki Furukawa, Yoshikazu Matsuhana, Kenji Shinohara, Shinya Inoue
  • Produced By: Konami Co., Ltd.


Saturn version

  • Cast: Yusaku Yara, Mami Koyama, Kikuo Inoue, Kaneto Shiozawa, Miina Tominaga, Ryuji Saikachi, Isao Inoguchi, Goro Naya
Staff
  • Producer: Kazuhisa Hashimoto
  • Game Designer/Script Writer: Hideo Kojima
  • Scenario Command Compiler Programmer: Hiroki Honda
  • Main System Programmer: Tadaaki 'ぴょん' Tsunashima
  • Game Object Programmers: 〠Akinari Takaki〠, Takao 'ヤバ' Yamagishi, Kazuki 'Tails' Araki, Atsushi 'Pachi_Nakatani' Mizutani, Hiroyuki 'Gaglae' Asada
  • Adaptation: Kensuke Yoshitomi, Takao 'ヤバ' Yamagishi
  • Dot Graphics Drawers/Arrangers: Junko '❤' Koike, Mi '?' Kimura, Naoya '★' HATSUMI, Jun '6ゾロ' Asami, Takayuki '❄' Andou
  • 3D Graphics Modelers/Animaters: Masaya Shiraishi, Haggy, Tachan
  • Movie Data Editer: Yukito Komori, Akinari Takaki
  • Sound Programmer: Akiropito
  • Sound Mixer: Masanori Adachi
  • Music Composers/Arrangers/Performers: Kida Sun, Syouichirou Hirata
  • Sound Effects: Keizou Nakamura
  • Guest Composers: Akira Yamaoka, Hiroshi Tamawari
  • Guest Performer: Tappy
  • Original Score Composers: Kazuki Muraoka, Motoaki Furukawa, Akira Yamaoka, Hiroshi Tamawari, Kida Sun
  • Package&Manual Designer: Kazuhiro Iwasaki
  • Package Illustration: Tomiharu Kinoshita
  • Public Relations Officers: Nobuko Tsuboi, Hiroki Tabata, Taro Miyake
  • Special Thanks: H.'Spark'Ueda, Masayuki Aizawa, Mitsuhiro Togo, Hidenari Inamura, Makoto Toyama, Rieko Komatsubara, Youhei Kiyohara, Yumiko 'Arg' Takahashi
  • Executive Producer: Kazumi Kitaue
  • Developed by: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo Co.,Ltd.
  • Presented by: Konami Co.,Ltd.
  • (C)1988 1996 Konami All Rights Reserved.


Magazine articles

Main article: Snatcher/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 064.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US)

#64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)


also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[3]

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №158, p54-56[4]
85
76 №16, p73
84 №65, p44[5]
93 Vol 2, №12[6]
83 №67, p118[7]
87 №1/95, p38/39[8]
90 №24, p82
92 №7, p20
84 №28, p56-59
85 №27, p72-74[9]
60 №1, p99[1]
82 №62, p84
80 №40, p58/59
85 №2, p90[10]
60 №72, p69[11]
Sega Mega-CD
82
Based on
16 reviews

Mega-CD, US
Snatcher MCD US Box Back.jpgSnatcher MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Snatcher MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Snatcher mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, UK
Snatcher MCD EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSnatcher MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Snatcher MCD UK spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Snatcher MCD UK Disc.jpg
Disc

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №381, p32
80 №1996-06, p231[12]
83 №, p10Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[13]
Sega Saturn
78
Based on
3 reviews

Saturn, JP
Snatcher Saturn JP Box Back.jpgSnatcher Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
625,192,176 CD (UK) T-95035-05
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
625,192,176 CD (US) T-95035
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
546,176,736 1995-02-13 CD-ROM (JP) T-9508G V1.000

References

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