Illusion of Gaia


sgm0205 - Developed by Quintet Co., Ltd. and Published by Nintendo of America Inc., "illusion of Gaia" is a highly prized game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in Japan on November 27, 1993, and in North America on September 1, 1994. This game is known in Europe and Australia as Illusion of Time, and is an action role-playing game. Illusion of Gaia was scored by Yasuhiro Kawasaki. Moto Hagio, the influential manga artist, is credited with the character designs. Novelist Mariko ?hara worked on the story. Illusion of Gaia is set in a partially historical but mostly fantasy-based version of Earth. The game contains several real-world sites, such as Incan ruins, the Nazca Lines, Angkor Wat, the Great Wall of China and the Egyptian pyramids. Each of these ruins hold a piece to the final puzzle, unveiled at the top of the infamous Tower of Babel. It is firstly believed to be the age of exploration (a period roughly corresponding to the 16th century; Christopher Columbus is mentioned at least once), and explorers have begun scouring the world in search of ancient ruins and the lost treasures and secrets within. Many return with nothing, and some are simply never seen again. Will, the protagonist of the game, is a survivor of one such ill-fated expedition. He accompanied his father, a famed explorer, on a sea journey to uncover the secrets of the Tower of Babel, but the explorers met with a mysterious disaster. Somehow Will managed to make it back to his hometown, but he does not remember how. Quintet reported that Illusion of Gaia sold 200,000 copies in Japan, 300,000 copies in North America, and 150,000 copies in Europe, adding up to 650,000 cartridges sold worldwide. In comparison, Soul Blazer sold 295,000 cartridges worldwide. GamePro praised the game's puzzle-solving elements, effect-heavy graphics, eclectic soundtrack and gentle difficulty slope. Illusion of Gaia was rated the 186th best game made on a Nintendo system in Nintendo Power's Top 200 Games list in 2006. It is a highly sought after game that has raised its cxost considerable. Pre-owned, includes game only. No instruction manual, box, or incerts are included.

Product Details

  • UPC: 0045496830311
  • Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • Region: Code NTSC-U/C (US/CA)
  • ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
  • Genre: Action / Role-Playing (RPG) / Fantasy / 2D Scrolling
  • Class: Licensed
  • Rarity Rating: "C+"
  • Game Format: Cartridge
  • Condition: Pre-owned, excellent condition

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