Tactics Ogre

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Tactics Ogre
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Riverhillsoft
Supporting companies:
Licensor: Quest
Original system(s): Super Famicom
Developer(s) of original games: Quest
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (11 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: RPG Simulation[1], Simulation[2]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] T-5306G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Non-Sega versions

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Tactics Ogre (タクティクスオウガ) is a game in Quest's Ogre Battle series of strategy games. It was first released in 1995 on the Super Famicom before being ported to the Sega Saturn in 1996 — one month after a port of Densetsu no Ogre Battle was released. Neither of these versions were released outside Japan, however a PlayStation port would be brought overseas later.


The Saturn version of Tactics Ogre is very similar to the SNES version, though as 256x224 is not a supported video mode on Sega's console (unlike the PlayStation), the game appears "thinner" than its rivals and cutscenes are pillarboxed. There is, however, a wider view of the playfield and an enhanced soundtrack missing in the PlayStation conversion. It also has voiceovers for "important" cutscenes.

Also included in the Saturn version is an art gallery.

Production credits

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Narration production
  • Casting coordinate: Radon'86
  • Narration director: Junko Araki (Radon'86)
  • Generalization: Kenji Uga (Q-Tec)
  • Recording Engineer: Koji Aoyama (Q-Tec), Setsuo Yamai (Q-Tec)
  • Voice actors: Nozomu Sasaki, Yumi Touma, Toshihiko Seki, Takehito Koyasu, Kazuhiko Inoue, Ken-Yu Horiuchi, Masaki Aizawa, Kazutoshi Naba, Kinryu Arimoto, Maya Okamoto, Shou Mayami, Fumihiko Tachiki, Yasuo Muramatsu, Run Sasaki, Masaru Hachinohe, Tsumugi Ohsawa, Mami Kingetsu
Original stuff
  • Art Directed & System CG Designed: Hiroshi Minagawa
  • Illustrated & BG-CG Designed: Akihiko Yoshida
  • Additional CG Designed: Kazutaka Matsuda, Ryouichi Nakamura
  • Main System Programmed: Tatsuya Azeyagi
  • Battle Mode Programmed: Nobuo Morioka
  • Additional Programmed: Katsuyuki Ito
  • AI-Battle Programmed & Sound Manipurated: Toshiki Imai
  • Music Composed, Arranged & Produced: Masaharu "Rezon" Iwata, Hitoshi "Ymoh.S" Sakimoto
  • Additional Planned: Takayuki Yasumitsu
  • Game Designed & Directed: Yasumi Matsuno
  • Special thancs to: Nobuhiro Ito (Q-Tec), Yukio Kakehi, Kazuyuki Miura, Yoshihiko Miyazaki, Toshihiko Ichimaru, Ken-Ichirou Hayashi, Atsushi Fukuda
  • Production assistance: Quest, Crosstalk, Q-Tec, Datam Polystar
  • Producer: Junji Shigematsu
  • Executve producer: Kazuhiro Okazaki
  • Presented by: Riverhillsoft Inc.
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In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Tactics Ogre/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

TacticsOgre Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

TacticsOgre Saturn JP Flyer.pdf
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-19: "1996-19 (1996-11-08)" (1996-10-25)
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-21: "1996-21 (1996-12-13)" (1996-11-22)
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-22: "1996-22 (1996-12-27)" (1996-12-13)

Physical scans

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Tactics Ogre

Saturn, JP
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TacticsOgre Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
TacticsOgre Saturn JP Disc.jpg
TacticsOgre SS jp manual.pdf

Technical information

Main article: Tactics Ogre/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
433,986,336 1996-11-13 CD-ROM (JP) T-5306G V1.003

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Saturn (JP) Extra files
Folder / File Type Size description
COMMENT.TXT TXT 18,825 Messages from the developers.
TAC_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 299 About this game.
TAC_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 37 About original game
TAC_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 38 Copyright


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Books: Tactics Ogre Perfect Manual (1997) | Saturn Ban Tactics Ogre Koushiki Guide Book (1997)

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