Yumemi Mystery Mansion

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Yumemi Mystery Mansion
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Sega (Japan, Europe), VIC Tokai (US)
Developer:
Peripherals supported: CD BackUp RAM Cart, Sega Mouse
Genre: Adventure[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,8007,800 G-6027
Sega Mega-CD
US
T-23015
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4430
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£49.9949.99[5][6] 4430
Sega Mega-CD
AU
OFLC: G8

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Yumemi Mystery Mansion, known as Yumemi Yakata no Monogatari (夢見館の物語) in Japan, is a Sega Mega-CD adventure game. In North America the game was published by Vic Tokai, who renamed the game Mansion of Hidden Souls. It is reliant on full motion video and is compatible with the Sega Mouse. The game was followed by The Mansion of Hidden Souls and Torico on the Sega Saturn.

Gameplay

Yumemi Mystery Mansion plays similarly to D or Burn Cycle in which it is a first person point n click adventure. The player assumes the role of a young man named Jonathan and is tasked with finding his sister inside the titular mansion within 2 hours. (there is no pausing as the game is played in real time). The mansion is pre-rendered and movement is shown via short FMV segments. Items can be picked up and used in certain situations (such as puzzles) and the player can save progress at anytime once the diary is found.

Controls

Up move forwards, examine objects Left or Right turn on the spot A brings up inventory, navigate inventory C use item from inventory.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Yumemi Mystery Mansion Yumemi Mystery Mansion
English (US) Mansion of Hidden Souls Mansion of Hidden Souls
Japanese 夢見館の物語 Yumemi Yakata no Monogatari

Production credits

US version

Cast
  • The Hunter: Alan Bruce
  • Samantha and Woman Gambler: Maximilienne L. M. Ewalt
  • Female Soul and Woman 1: Rachel Fyffe
  • Pianist and Woman 2: Judy "The Wench" Montana
  • Butterfly Collector and Man 1: Will Southard
  • Jonathan: Greg Bowman
  • Man 2: Willis "Rushon" McGruder
  • Young Man: George McRae
Staff
  • Computer Graphics: S.S.D.
  • Music Composer: Yuji Nomi
  • Sound Effects: S.S.D.
  • Music Effects: Yuji Nomi
  • Coordinator: Keiichi Onogi, Hisaya Takabayasi
  • Audio Talent and Production Provided by: DMP Entertainment
  • Directed by: David Platshon
  • Script and Voice Over Produced by: Kent Russel for Sega of America
  • Supervisor: David S. Stone
Mansion of Hidden Souls™
The End
(C)1994 Sega Licensed to Vic Tokai
Source:
In-game credits

European version

Cast
  • The Hunter: Alan Bruce
  • Samantha and Woman Gambler: Maximilienne L. M. Ewalt
  • Female Soul and Woman 1: Rachel Fyffe
  • Pianist and Woman 2: Judy "The Wench" Montana
  • Butterfly Collector and Man 1: Will Southard
  • Jonathan: Greg Bowman
  • Man 2: Willis "Rushon" McGruder
  • Young Man: George McRae
Staff
  • Computer Graphics: S.S.D.
  • Music Composer: Yuji Nomi
  • Sound Effects: S.S.D.
  • Music Effects: Yuji Nomi
  • Coordinator: Keiichi Onogi, Hisaya Takabayasi
  • SOE Production: P Chapman/P Holt
  • Audio Talent and Production Provided by: DMP Entertainment
  • Directed by: David Platshon
  • Script and Voice Over Produced by: Kent Russel for Sega of America
  • Supervisor: David S. Stone
Yumemi Mystery Mansion™
The End
(C)1994 Sega
Source:
In-game credits

Japanese version

Cast
  • Boy: Ai Orikasa
  • Girl: Satomi Koorogi
  • Hunter: Kenyuu Horiuchi
  • Collector: Kinryuu Arimoto
  • Pianist: Ai Orikasa
  • Lady: Satomi Koorogi
  • Artist: Yasunori Matsumoto
  • Gambler: Akiko Takeguchi
Staff
  • Computer Graphics: S.S.D.
  • Music Composer: Yuji Nomi
  • Sound Effects: S.S.D.
  • Music Effects: Yuji Nomi
  • Vocal Recording: Audio・タナカ
  • Coordinator: Keiichi Onogi, Hisaya Takabayasi
  • Supervisor: David S. Stone
夢見館の物語 © 1993 Sega Enterprises
The End
Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Yumemi Mystery Mansion/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #17: "February/March 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-11: "November 1993" (1993-10-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-12: "December 1993" (1993-11-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-01: "January 1994" (1993-12-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
80
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
79
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
74
[13]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
76
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
80
[15]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
91
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
93
[17]
GamesMaster (UK)
65
[18]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
90
[19]
Joypad (FR) PAL
83
[20]
Mega (UK) PAL
66
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
69
[22]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
65
[23]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-U
75
[5]
Player One (FR)
77
[24]
Play Time (DE)
69
[25]
Sega Magazin (DE)
70
[26]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[27]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
72
[28]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
57
[29]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
81
[30]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
88
[31]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
75
[32]
Supersonic (FR) PAL
83
[33]
Supersonic (FR)
83
[33]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
65
[34]
Sega Mega-CD
76
Based on
26 reviews

Yumemi Mystery Mansion

Mega-CD, JP
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Cover
YumemiMysteryMansion MCD JP Spinecard.JPG
Spinecard
YMM MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
YumemiMysteryMansion MD jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, US
YMM MCD US Box Back.jpgYMM MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
YMM MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Mansionhiddensouls mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
YMM MCD EU Box Back.jpgYMM MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
YumemiMysteryMansion MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
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Disc
Mega-CD, AU
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
612,331,440 CD (EU) 4430
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
632,579,808 CD (JP) G-6027
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
612,333,792 CD (US) T-23015

Track list

1. Data track
2. CD Warning message (special) (00:38)
Running time: 0:38

References

  1. File:YMM MCD JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/mega-cd/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-06-22 19:24)
  3. GamePro, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 183
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mega, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-17), page 33
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Mean Machines Sega, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-02-28), page 54
  6. Mega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 56
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 107
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 95
  9. EGM², "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 113
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 83
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1994" (JP; 1993-12-08), page 27
  12. Consoles +, "Avril 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 100
  13. Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 102
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 44
  15. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1993-12-03), page 1
  16. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 5 May 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 38
  17. GamePro, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 50
  18. GamesMaster, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-17), page 72
  19. Hippon Super, "January 1994" (JP; 1993-12-03), page 38
  20. Joypad, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 110
  21. Mega, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-17), page 32
  22. Mega Fun, "05/94" (DE; 1994-04-20), page 111
  23. MegaTech, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 10
  24. Player One, "Avril 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 96
  25. Play Time, "6/94" (DE; 1994-05-04), page 130
  26. Sega Magazin, "Juni 1994" (DE; 1994-05-11), page 30
  27. Sega Magazine, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-15), page 92
  28. Sega Power, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-03), page 32
  29. Sega Pro, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 66
  30. Sega Zone, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-24), page 38
  31. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 84
  32. Sonic the Comic, "October 28th 1994" (UK; 1994-10-15), page 11
  33. 33.0 33.1 Supersonic, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 34
  34. Video Games, "5/94" (DE; 1994-04-27), page 87