The Mansion of Hidden Souls

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The Mansion of Hidden Souls
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Peripherals supported: Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Adventure[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    JP
    ¥7,8007,800 GS-9005
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Saturn
    US
    81012
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    MK81012-18
    USK: 6
    Sega Saturn
    ES
    MK81012-06
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    FR
    MK81012-09
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £39.9939.99[5] MK81012-05
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    PL
    199zł199
    Sega Saturn
    AU
    FMAN09SSC
    OFLC: G

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    The Mansion of Hidden Souls, known as Shinsetsu Yumemi Yakata: Tobira no Oku ni Dareka ga... (真説・夢見館 扉の奥に誰かが・・・) in Japan, is a Sega Saturn sequel to Yumemi Mystery Mansion. Awkwardly its prequel is called Mansion of Hidden Souls in North America, which can lead to some confusion. It was followed by Torico in 1996.

    Gameplay

    Gameplay is similar to Yumemi Mystery Mansion and Torico in which the player assumes the role of Jun and solves a series of strange events with the NPC, Mike. the game uses FMV to render the titular mansion and the Jun can move down pre-determined paths and examine objects, some of which can be picked up and added to Juns inventory. Unlike the other two games in the series however, (or even similar FMV adventures such as D or Myst there are no puzzles. instead Jun has to converse with other residents to solve problems using either button A to react positively or C for a negative response. Jun can also give or receive items in successful conversations.

    Controls

    Up moves Jun forward, examine objects Left or Right rotates Jun on the spot, X brings up the inventory, A positive response, use or give item from inventory. C negative response.

    Versions

    Note: This is the only game in the series to be localised in languages other than English and Japanese.

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English The Mansion of Hidden Souls The Mansion of Hidden Souls
    Japanese Shinsetsu Yumemi Yakata: Tobira no Oku ni Dareka ga... (真説・夢見館 扉の奥に誰かが・・・)
    French Le Manoir des Ames Perdues The Manor of Lost Souls
    German Mystery Mansion: Das Haus Der Verlorenen Seelen Mystery Mansion: The House of Lost Souls
    Spanish La Mansión de las Almas Ocultas The Mansion of the Hidden Souls

    Screenshot

    Main article: The Mansion of Hidden Souls/Comparisons.

    Production credits

    Oversea version

    Source:
    In-game credits[6]
    Source:
    US manual
    [7]

    Japanese version

    Cast
    • Mike: Nozomu Sasaki
    • Elder: Jyou Fujimoto
    • Cathy: Megumi Hayashibara
    • Nezumi: Naoki Tatsuta
    • Jossie: Akiko Takeguchi
    • Danny: Masashi Sugawara
    • Sean: Tetsuya Iwanaga
    • Raymond: Kan Tokunaga
    • Hunter: Kenyu Horiuchi
    • Kandolla: Yumi Hikita
    • Artist: Yasunori Matsumoto
    • Girl: Satomi Koorogi
    Staff
    The End
    (C)Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 1994
    Source:
    In-game credits (JP)[8]

    Magazine articles

    Main article: The Mansion of Hidden Souls/Magazine articles.

    Physical scans

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    Publication Score Source
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    Publication Version Score
    CD Consoles (FR)
    40
    [9]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    75
    [10]
    Game Players (US) NTSC-U
    78
    [11]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    70
    [12]
    Joypad (FR)
    83
    [13]
    Maximum (UK)
    25
    [14]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    69
    [15]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    63
    [5]
    Player One (FR)
    65
    [16]
    Saturn+ (UK) PAL
    79
    [17]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    61
    [18]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    68
    [19]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
    69
    [20]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    63
    [21]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    30
    [22]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    51
    [23]
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    62
    Based on
    16 reviews

    The Mansion of Hidden Souls

    Saturn, JP
    TMoHS Saturn JP Box Back.jpgTMoHS Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    TheMansionofHiddenSouls Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    TheMansionofHiddenSouls Saturn JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, US
    TMoHS Saturn US Box Back.jpgTMoHS Saturn US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    TMoHS Saturn US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Mansionhiddensouls sat us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, UK
    TMoHS Saturn UK Box.jpg
    Cover
    TMOHS UK SAT.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, FR
    TMoHS Saturn FR Box.jpg
    Cover
    TMoHS Saturn FR Disc.jpg
    Disc
    ManoirSaturnFRManual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, DE
    TMoHS Saturn DE Box.jpg
    Cover
    TMoHS Saturn DE Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, DE (USK sticker)
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    Cover
    TMoHS Saturn DE Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, ES
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    Cover
    Saturn, AU
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    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    447,703,200 CD-ROM (DE) MK81012-18 V1.009
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    457,760,352 CD-ROM (ES) MK81012-06 V1.011
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    444,626,784 CD-ROM (EU) MK81012-50 V1.009
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    449,434,272 CD-ROM (FR) MK81012-09 V1.010
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    467,817,504 1994-11-11 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9005 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    444,278,688 CD-ROM (US) 81012 V1.006

    Track list


    1. (Data track)


    2. CD Warning message (special) (00:08) 
    Running time: 0:08

    Video

    The game's graphics are a mixture of still-image and animated cinepak files. most do not have audio, while others sometimes have a voice or music stream.

    audio

    Voice samples are raw 16bit audio clips played back at a rate of 22050khz. conversely the music during gameplay mostly consists looped 8bit raw clips played at 8000khz, while a select few are 16bit at 4000khz, unless it is integrated in a video stream. these raw audio clips can be imported into audacity and similar sound editors.

    External links

    • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Saturn

    References