Torico

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Torico
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega (Japan, Europe), Atlus (US)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP (1/1 track)
Peripherals supported: Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Adventure[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥6,800 (7,004)6,800e[3] GS-9056
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
T-14403H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81053-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81053-50
USK: 6
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[6] MK81053-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
FTOR01SSC
OFLC: G8

Torico, known as Gekka Mugentan Torico (月花霧幻譚 TORICO) in Japan and Lunacy in North America, is an adventure game reliant on full motion video comprised of pre-rendered 3D animation and a successor to Yumemi Mystery Mansion and The Mansion of Hidden Souls.

History

Development

Torico initially struggled to obtain Sega of America and Sega Europe's approval, at one point being publicly cancelled[7]. It was subsequently un-cancelled and released in early 1997.

Gameplay

The game plays almost identically to Yumemi Mystery Mansion, the player assumes the role of an amnesiac traveller named Fred. He can travel on pre-determined paths and movement is displayed via FMV. Like Jonathan in Yumemi Mystery Mansion, Fred can examine objects, some of which can be picked up and held in his inventory. In addition to the inventory seen in the previous two games, Torico introduces memory select which allows Fred to review any conversation he has had.

Unlike Jun in The Mansion of Hidden Souls, the player cannot control the conversation Fred has with other characters in any way, but can give items from his inventory in certain situations.

Disc A is fairly linear and is set in the City of mists. Fred navigates this quaint town and can enter buildings that are often inhabited by residents. Fred's goal is to find the city of moons. completing this disc ends in only one possible outcome.

Disc B can only be accessed once disc A is completed and is set in the city of moons. Unlike disc A, there are several possible outcomes on completing this disc, depending on what items are used and given. Fred's goal here is to recover his memory and find out his true background.

Controls

Left or Right choose direction of travel Up walk in selected direction, examine/pick up objects A use item from inventory B exit inventory without using item X inventory Z memory select

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Torico Torico
English (US) Lunacy Lunacy
Japanese 月花霧幻譚 TORICO Gekka Mugentan Torico

Screenshot

Main article: Torico/Comparisons.

Production credits

Cast
  • Fred: 子安 武人
  • Gordon: 中田 和宏
  • Zaboo: 藤田 淑子
  • Jade: 大塚 芳忠
  • Morse: 長島 雄一
  • Rose: 遠藤 春
  • HAL: 瀧本 富士子
  • MAC: 石森 達幸
  • Hannah: 榊原 良子
  • Gray: 梅津 秀行
  • MEG And LOUISE: 白鳥 由里
  • Anthony: 有本 欽隆
  • Ray: 翠 準子
Staff
  • 原案・協力: 竹本 健治
  • 企画: 土屋 佳緒里
  • 絵コンテ: 祝 浩司
  • 作曲: 鈴木 日出男, 神保 直明
  • 音響: 玉田 佳央子, 井上 雅晴
  • プログラム: 谷川 健一, 古幡 真一
  • 映像: 武田 則子, 岡村 光, 高見 典宏, 渡辺 真理
  • 録音制作: (株)AUDIO・タナカ
  • オープニング・エンディングミュージック: 野見 祐二
  • Supervisor: 伊佐 弘, Mark Flint, 佐藤 浩一, System Sacom
  • Producers: 山田 辰夫, 吉永 匠
  • 監督: 丸濱 博之
  • 製作: 株式会社セガ・エンタープライゼス
Source:
In-game credits (JP)[8]
  • Original Form: Kenji Takemoto
  • Planning: Kaori Tsuchiya
  • Continuity: Hiroshi Houri
  • Composers: Hideo Suzuki, Naoaki Jimbo
  • Sound Effects: Kaoko Tamada, Satoru Kurita
  • Program: Kenichi Tanigawa, Nobuhiro Miura
  • Picture: Noriko Takeda, Koh Okamura
  • Recording Production: Audio Tanaka Co,Ltd.
  • Opening & Ending Music: Yuji Nomi
  • Supervisor: Hiroshi Isa, Kouichi Satoh
  • Producers: Tatsuo Yamada, Takumi Yoshinaga
  • Director: Hiroyuki Maruhama
  • Production: Sega Enterprises Co,Ltd.

Magazine articles

Main article: Torico/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Lunacy Saturn US PrintAdvert.jpg
US print advert
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-09: "1996-09 (1996-06-14)" (1996-05-24)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-10: "1996-10 (1996-06-28)" (1996-06-14)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-11: "1996-11 (1996-07-12)" (1996-06-28)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №0406
83 №54, p34-35
Sega Saturn
87
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
56
[9]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
73
[10]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
50
[11]
GameFan (US)
91
[12]
GameFan (US)
81
[13]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[14]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
60
[15]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
73
[16]
Player One (FR)
89
[17]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
83
[18]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
66
[6]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[19]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
80
[20]
Strana Igr (RU)
80
[21]
Ultra Game Players (US) NTSC-U
66
[22]
Sega Saturn
73
Based on
15 reviews

Torico

Saturn, JP
Torico Saturn JP Box Back.jpgTorico Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Torico Saturn JP Disc1.jpg
Disc 1
Torico Saturn JP Disc2.jpg
Disc 2
Torico SS jp manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, US
Lunacy Saturn US Box Back.jpgLunacy Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Lunacy sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
Torico Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Torico Saturn EU Disc1.jpg
Disc 1
Saturn, PT
Torico Saturn PT cover.jpg
Cover
Torico Saturn EU Disc1.jpg
Disc 1
Saturn, AU
Torico Saturn AU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, TR
Torico Saturn TR cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
657,946,128 CD-ROM (EU) MK81053-50 (Disc 1) V1.002
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
666,293,376 CD-ROM (EU) MK81053-50 (Disc 2) V1.002
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
664,515,264 1996-05-20 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9056 (Disc A) V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
666,958,992 1996-05-20 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9056 (Disc B) V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1997-01-11 CD-R Page

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Saturn

References


Torico

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Books: Gekka Mugentan Torico Official Guide (1996)