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Battle Arena Toshinden Remix
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Console: Sega Saturn
Region:U
Year: 1996
RFG ID #: U-060-S-00160-A
Part #: 81029
UPC: 010086810295
Developer: Nextech/Takara
Publisher: Sega
Rating:
T (ESRB): Animated Violence

Genre: Fighting
Sub-genre: 3-D Fighing
Players: 1-2
Controller: Virtua Stick or Standard Controller
Media Format: CD-ROM
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  • 118 of 7250 collectors (1.6%) have this game in their collection
  • 7 of 7250 collectors (0%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 0 of 7250 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

*Overview taken from the back of the box.*

Be prepared to meet your maker! Anything goes in this 360-degree tournament fighter-upgraded for Sega Saturn. You've got to pulverize all 9 opponents-including the never before seen Kupeed-with a vast array of special combo moves and expert weapon skills!

Losing means paying the ultimate price-your life! Includes a never before seen new character and tons of deadly new moves! If you are successful, even greater challanges await you as hidden challengers emerge to take you on!

Review:

I bought a Sony PlayStation on launch-day back in September 1995, and my first game purchase was Battle Arena Toshinden. This Saturn version came out a few months after with some nice additions not available in the PlayStation version. This aside, the Saturn version is not as graphically impressive as the PlayStation version.

The first obvious change to this game from the PlayStation game is a nice animated CG intro of most of the fighters. It's a bit reminiscent to the Tekken intro on the Sony PlayStation. This is a nice touch lacking from its PlayStation cousin, the video is a bit on the grainy side, however. Now, once at the main menu you'll notice the next difference which is the addition of a "Story" mode. Again, this is another nice touch which the Saturn version has over the PlayStation version.

In Story mode, you'll have a hard time not rolling your eyes at the voice acting...It's quite corny and the dialogue seems a bit off. Even still, I thought it's better that nothing. The control system is obviously similar to the PlayStation version, as with most 3D fighters, but the graphics are another story. Right away you'll notice everything is a bit more pixelated in this version, however, all-in-all, it's still not a bad looking game.

Even with all of these additions there is quite a major flaw in this game, however. Basically, the game is broken... Choosing Sofia as a character and setting the difficulty at "Very Hard", I easily beat the story mode as well as the regular arcade mode. I did this by using ONE button for at least 90% of the time... Yeah that's right...You can breeze/cheese through this game without even knowing how to pull off a special move! Trust me, you'll feel like you a king of fighting games after beating this one so easily on the hardest difficulty.

There is also a new character, Cupido, in this version. She is not present in the PlayStation version. There is nothing really special about her, however. In closing, even though this version is graphically not as impressive and has a less balanced difficulty level than the PlayStation, it still has some nice additions and overall is fairly enjoyable, for the duration of play.

Related Games:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sony PlayStation U S Battle Arena Toshinden 2 [Jewel Case] Playmates Interactive Entertainment (PIE) 1996 Fighting
Sony PlayStation U S Battle Arena Toshinden 3 Playmates 1997 Fighting
Sega Saturn U S Battle Arena Toshinden Remix Sega 1996 Fighting
Sega Saturn U S Battle Arena Toshinden URA Sega 1997 Fighting
Game Trivia:

  • On the back of the box, it has "Kupeed" listed as the name of the new fighter in the Saturn version. However, in the game her name is "Cupido."
FAQ's/External Links:

Easter Eggs:

  • ALTERNATE COLORS - While selecting a character, hold Down and press A, B or C for a different uniform.
  • BIG HEADS - At the title screen, hold L + R, then press START. Continue to hold L + R while you select your character.
  • BOSS CODE - At the title screen, press Up, Down, X, B, A, Y, C, Z, Start. You can now choose any boss on the character selection screen.
  • NEW CAMARA ANGLES - Start the game and pause it. Go to the Options menu and highlight "Exit". Hold L + R then press START. To change views, press Z to zoom out, Y to zoom in, L to spin left, or R to spin right.
  • PLAY AS GAIA - To play as Gaia, finish the game normally.
  • PLAY AS SHO - To play as Sho, finish the game in story mode.
  • PLAY AS CUPIDO - To play as Cupido, you'll have to enable Sho first. Once that's done, highlight Sho on the Character Select screen and press Up + A.
    CUPIDO'S MOVES - Canon Slice - F, D, DF, WS or HS
    Double Fireball - D, DB, B, WK or HK
    Air Double fireball - D, DB, B, WS or HS (Airborne)
    Aegis Shield - hold DF then press WS+HS
    Special Move - F, DF, D, DB, B, F, DF, D, DB, B, WS+HS
    Desperation Move - U, UB, B, DB, D, DF, F, HK
  • EASY SPECIAL MOVES While playing, press C or Z rapidly to perform a special move without executing complicated moves.
  • USE PLAYER 2'S COLORS To play as player 1 with player 2 colors, on the character selection screen, select your player and press X,Y or Z. This works with all characters, including Sho, Gaia and Cupido.
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