Sightings - Games
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|Games: Together with Nakayoshi, Welcome to Nakayoshi
Park, and Panic in Nakayoshi World
Together, these three games make up the three instances where Sailor Moon and
other characters from the show appear in mixed-character games. The main theme
of these games is Nakayoshi, a monthly sho-jo manga magazine published by Kodansha
in Japan, which began publication in December 1954. Sailor Moon characters, along
with several other characters from various stories which have been featured in
Nakayoshi, appear in these games. While they are official games and technically
don't count as sightings, I thought it would be ok to include them since they are
Together with Nakayoshi is a 1993 RPG by Yutaka for the Nintendo. The basic plot
of the game is that a villain stole some drawing pens from the Nakayoshi artists
and the player must travel through 6 different manga worlds to save the day,
becoming a character from that world each time. Welcome to Nakayoshi Park was
released for the Game Boy by Bandai in 1994. The game consists of a collection
of mini games and a bonus level at the end. Panic in Nakayoshi World is a Super
Nintendo puzzle game by Bandai from 1994. The player can be one of four manga
characters and must help save Nakayoshi World from the evil King Daima. The game
is divided into 5 stages, with 6 rounds in each stage. The first 4 rounds of each
stage are puzzle rounds, the 5th is a bonus round, and the 6th is a boss fight.
Pictures: Examples of Sailor Moon Nakayoshi covers, Sailorvgame.org's web pages
on each game (in the above order) which include screenshots from each game.
Download the game files here
(these are the same files that are on Sailorvgames.org, I just like to have my
own copy in case something should happen). Thanks Sailorvgame.org and Wikipedia!
|Game: Mega Man X2
Released in 1994 by Capcom, this is the second game in the Mega Man X sub-franchise.
At the end of the game, the names of minor enemies are listed and one of them is
"Savor Moon R", an obvious parody of Sailor Moon R. You fight this sub-boss while
fighting Magna Quartz (they are it's satellites) in the Crystal Snail stage.
Depending on how fast you destroy Magna Quartz, you may face one or two of these
satellites. They move around in the air quickly to carefully aim their laser shots
that bounce off the walls and floor a few times before disappearing. Also, the
Savor Moon R satellites can't be harmed.
Download the ending credits and a video for the Crystal Snail stage
Malachite, barken8r, The Mega Man Universe, Wikipedia, and Megaman Wikia!
|Game: Torin's Passage
This is a Sierra Online game, designed by Al Lowe, and released on December 31,
1995. The sighting here is an "easter egg" (meaning hidden fun stuff you have to
find). Sometimes you have to do something special to find the easter eggs
but this one is in plain sight in Chapter 5 of the game.
It appears after you enter Lycentia's dwelling, by the usual means. The first
shot of the place features a hall with a bunch of green crystals lined up against
the walls. The crystal nearest the door on the right side contains Hotaru in her
The game's developers included a variety of other easter eggs in the game as well,
with several characters making cameo appearances including Darth Vader, Yoda, and
Taylor from the original Planet of the Apes film. While the other characters were
placed in there by the game's background artists, Hotaru was placed in the game
by Bryan Wilkinson, an art tech working on the game.
The interesting thing is, while Sailor Moon S was in the middle of its run in
Japan, Sailor Moon as a series was just starting to run in America. Makes one
wonder how Bryan Wilkinson knew about Hotaru in the first place... must have been
a fan before it even came to America! One last thing that makes this sighting
unique is the fact that Hotaru is spotted as you enter "Lycentia's" dwelling.
Lycentia is also the named used by the owner of
"~*~ Lycentia's Sm Graphics ~*~",
a popular site (however closed) for Sailor Moon game sprites and web graphics. It is
unclear if the two are actually connected or if it's just a coincidence.
Download a video of this part of the game here. Thanks Princess Latona, fuzzymonkey41, Novadestin, and Wikipedia!
|Game: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
The 13th installment of the Castlevania series, this is a 2D action-adventure
game developed and published by Konami in 1997. It is the first installment
released for the Playstation and the first in the series to introduced a new style
of open-ended gameplay mixed with RPG-like elements. It has been released for the
Playstation, Sega Saturn, Xbox 360, Playstation Network, and Playstation Portable.
There are reportedly two sightings within the game, however, I feel one is a little
exaggerated, if not just wishful thinking. The one I am referring to is the claim
that the Cutie Moon Rod is available as a weapon in the game. Yes, there is a
"Moon Rod" with "lunar markings" that has an attack a bit similar to that of the
Cutie Moon Rod, but its not really that simple. The weapon, for one, looks
distinctively more like the Crescent Moon Wand (with an extendable reach) and the
attack isn't really that similar except for the crescent moon shapes that fly
I am willing to grant its underlying impressions though because the game also
has one other Sailor Moon wand hidden inside itself. What looks like the Kaleidomoon
Scope can be seen as a piece of art on the back wall while fighting Galamoth in
the Floating Catacombs (although it is usually only visible when the player
jumps up). Neither are really exact matches, but together they do make one wonder.
Download video for these parts of the game (plus a video of Moon Scepter
Elimination for comparison) here.
Thanks Project WikiMoon, Castlevania Wiki, Novadestin, crimeinpartner, and Wikipedia!
|Game: Pop'n Music Animated Melody
Released by Konami in 2000 for the Game Boy Color, this is a game where you have
to press buttons in rhythm with whatever music is playing. One piece of music
featured is the instumental (although slightly computerized) version of Moonlight
Densetsu, one of the shows opening themes and a very popular song in its own right.
And, if you play well, you can see some Sailor Moon related images in the column
on the right.
Download a video of this part of the game and the game iteself
here (these are
the same files that are on Sailorvgames.org, I just like to have my own copy in
case something should happen). Thanks Sailorvgame.org!
|Game: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army
This is a Japanese single player action role playing game first published for the
Sony Playstation 2 on March 2, 2006 by Atlus. It was translated to English on
October 10th of the same year.
In the game, after investigating a haunted hill called Kurisu-zaka in Ginza, you
learn that the ghost appears during a full moon. When you arrive there during a
full moon a ghost car attacks you, angered that you are messing with it. The ghost,
named Oboroguruma, says "In the name of the full moon I will punish you!" before
the fight begins ...in chat speak no less. Although, to be fair, that is how he
Download a video of this part of the game here. Thanks Yoshimoon, The Classic Gaming Review Archive 2.0, leonyasch, and Wikipedia!