Snatcher

Snatcher
TitleSnatcher
Aliasesスナッチャー, サイバーパンクアドベンチャー・スナッチャー
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
LinksWikipedia
DeveloperKCET
Publishers Konami
 Konami & Fudeba Software & Multiple:Option
 Fudeba Software

Description

On June 6, 1996 , a chemical weapon known as Lucifer-Alpha under development in Chernoton, Russia, is released into the atmosphere, resulting in the death of 80% of the Eurasian and Eastern European population which in turn results in the death of half of the world's population. The contaminated area becomes uninhabitable for a decade, when Lucifer-Alpha mutates into a non-lethal form. This tragic event later becomes known as "the Catastrophe".

Fifty years later, a breed of artificial life-forms or bioroids known as "snatchers" began appearing in the artificial island of Neo Kobe City, killing their victims and taking their place in society. Nobody knows exactly what they are or where they come from. As Gillian Seed, an amnesiac working for an Anti-Snatcher task force called J.U.N.K.E.R., the player's goal is to track down the source of the snatchers and discover Gillian's mysterious connections with them.

[From Wikipedia]

Releases

 Japanese
1988-11-26  SnatcherNot voicedNon-freeCommercial5 FloppiesMedia: 5.25" floppy disks

Due to time constraints, the developers were forced to truncate the story at the end of Act 2, leaving out the originally planned ending.
1988-12-13  SnatcherNot voicedNon-freeCommercial3 Floppies, 1 CartridgeMedia: 3.5" floppy disks

Due to time constraints, the developers were forced to truncate the story at the end of Act 2, leaving out the originally planned ending.
1992-08-07  Snatcher CD-ROMantic Pilot DiskPartially voicedNon-freeCommercial1 CDIt contains a playable demo of the first scene in Snatcher, with no actual differences with the final release. It also has a trailer [full version] of the game, character bios with voice over, an interview with part of the staff, and 3 excellent tracks in CD format, accessible as a Metal Gear jukebox (These are One Night In Neo Kobe, Tears Stained Eyes and Pressure of Tension).
1992-10-23  Snatcher CD-ROManticPartially voicedNon-freeCommercial1 CDThis version, in addition to offering improved graphics and audio, added voice acting during key portions of the game, as well as Act 3, the planned ending that was not included in the early versions.
1996-02-12  SnatcherPartially voicedNon-freeCommercial1 CDContains slightly redone graphics, 3D CG animated opening. Most of the graphic violence were censored.
1996-03-29  SnatcherPartially voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial1 CDContains slightly redone graphics, 3D CG animated opening. Has less censorship than PS version (no pixelizing).
 English
1994-12-1513+ Snatcher - NA EditionPartially voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial1 CDPlatform: Sega CD
Voice acting: English dubs.

Several changes were made to conform with the different censorship standards outside Japan.
Identical to European release, except for packaging and the manual that contains the Manga that was released in the PCE version (although B/W).
1994-12-1518+ Snatcher - EU EditionPartially voicedNon-freeCommercial1 CDPlatform: Mega CD
Voice acting: English dubs.

Several changes were made to conform with the different censorship standards outside Japan.
Has a different packaging to American release, while the manual instead of a manga has all the info and illustrations included in the second manual from PCE version.
2003-12-22  SnatcherNot voicedStory: Simple animationsFreewareDoujin4 FloppiesA standalone translation of MSX version of 'Snatcher'. Consists of 3 data floppy discs and 1 boot disc. v0.6.0 is a final version translating the whole game. Works on emulators.  
2008-03-06  Snatcher Pilot DSFreewareDoujinInternet downloadThis game is a demo (hence "Pilot") and is based upon the PC-Engine "Snatcher Pilot Disk," but uses the Sega CD version's assets.  
2015-04-15 SnatcherFreewareDoujinInternet downloadNintendo Virtual Boy's version.  
 Portuguese (Brazil)
2003-12-22  SnatcherNot voicedFreewareDoujin4 FloppiesA standalone translation of MSX version of 'Snatcher'. Consists of 3 data floppy discs and 1 boot disc. v0.9.9 is a final version translating the whole game. Works on emulators.  
 Spanish
2013-07-23 Snatcher (beta) (patch)FreewareInternet downloadFor Sega Mega CD / Sega Genesis. Compatible with both PAL and NTSC regions.  

Staff

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Character summary

Protagonist Gillian Seed
Voiced by
Jeff LupetinEnglish
Yara YuusakuJapanese
Main character Jamie Seed
Voiced by
Inoue KikukoJapanese
Susan MeleEnglish
Main character Katherine Gibson
Voiced by
Lynn FoosanerEnglish
Tominaga MiinaJapanese
Main characterMetal Gear Mk. II
Voiced by
Koyama MamiJapanese
Lucy ChildsEnglish
Main character Mika Slayton
Voiced by
Kimberley HarneEnglish
Tominaga MiinaJapanese
Side character Benson Cunningham
Voiced by Naya GorouJapanese
Side character Chin Shu Oh
Voiced by
Inoguchi IsaoJapanese
Ray Van SteenEnglish
Side character Harry Benson
Voiced by
Ray Van SteenEnglish
Saikachi RyuujiJapanese
Side character Isabella Velvet
Side character Napoleon
Voiced by
Jim ParksEnglish
Naya GorouJapanese
Side characterNarrator
Voiced by Ray Van SteenEnglish
Side character Random Hajile
Voiced by
Ray Van SteenEnglish
Shiozawa KanetoJapanese

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Popularity: ranked #652 with a score of 2.37

Bayesian rating: ranked #180 with a rating of 7.53

Screenshots

  Snatcher - NA Edition

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  Snatcher

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