Silhouette Mirage PlayStation

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  • Summary: In an apocalyptic future, the Edo computer has gone beserk, dividing the world's inhabitants into two mutant classes. Silhouette and Mirage. Now, the watchguard computer safety system has sent forth the Messenger of Justice to travel to Edo and repair the damage before the world is lostIn an apocalyptic future, the Edo computer has gone beserk, dividing the world's inhabitants into two mutant classes. Silhouette and Mirage. Now, the watchguard computer safety system has sent forth the Messenger of Justice to travel to Edo and repair the damage before the world is lost forever. As the Messenger, Shyna Nera Shyna, blast, beat, and bash your way through seven wild and bizarre stages using friendly parasite weapons to aid your advance against wacky enemies, huge fully-animated bosses, and devilshly difficult obstacles. Providing the utmost in playability and replayability, the game wizards at Treasure, the brilliant minds behinds such international hits as Gunstar Heroes™, Dynamite Headdy™, Mischief Makers™, and Guardian Heroes™ have come up with another sure-fire classic that pushes the 2-D capabilities of your PlayStation® game console to its limit, and come up with a hit! Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. 89
    A brilliant 2D-action game that deserves a lot of praise. This game genre has been around since '80s, so it's awe-inspiring that a company would be able to bring such new and innovative ideas to something that's been done for so long.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    I'm all for surreal games, so Mirage gets my vote in that department. But all of that weirdness aside, the game is extremely original and provides tons of depth. And when you couple that with the Treasure name you get something you truly special and fun. [Feb 1998]
  3. How to put it politely? The music in Silhouette Mirage is utter and insanely crappy j-pop tunes that got stuck in my head in the worst possible way (headache!), almost tempting me to switch the TV's split-screen to get access to the audio of an annoying high-pitch sound of a test pattern in progress.
  4. Game Informer
    75
    The game is your basic shooter/platformer, but the innovation of having a hermaphroditic character that has to decide between stealing spirit or doing damage adds more play to the game than you might think. [Feb 2000]
  5. PSM Magazine
    60
    Despite its clever design and often charming presentation, however, the game unfortunately winds up being too quirky for its own good in many cases. [Feb 2000]
  6. This isn't the same Silhouette Mirage that debuted on the Saturn nearly three years ago, however - the game has somehow transformed from a delightfully quirky platforming romp into an average, unbalanced, and tedious exercise meant for "hard-core gamers."
  7. This once excellent, oddly addicting title that appeared on the Saturn three years ago has become little more than a tedious chore to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 14, 2015
    9
    This game is a forgotten gem in the midst of an era of transition between 2D and 3D games, something that influenced this is your styleThis game is a forgotten gem in the midst of an era of transition between 2D and 3D games, something that influenced this is your style "cutesy" oriental, very badly accepted in Western lands. Of to say the game looks is a Kirby merger with Megaman, including the game is very similar to Megaman in its controls. But mechanics of gameplay is very innovative, separation of enemies in Silhouette and Mirage is very well thought out as it was with the HP and "Mana" of the protagonist. On top of this, the story is quite deep, full of secrets that are revealed along the way. Worth leaving the ridiculous prejudice that has for many graphics and pay attention to the finer details of this amazing game.

    Sorry for my bad English, I am Brazilian and I did not learn very well yet. The text in Portuguese is below.

    Este jogo é uma pérola esquecida em meio a uma era de transição entre os jogos 2D e 3D, algo que influenciou isto é seu estilo "cutesy" oriental, muito mal aceito em terras ocidentais. Da para se dizem que a aparência do jogo é uma fusão de Kirby com Megaman, inclusive o jogo é bem parecido com Megaman em seus controles. Porém, mecânica de jogabilidade é muito inovadora, a separação dos inimigos em Silhouette e Mirage é muito bem pensada já que foi aliada ao HP e "Mana" da protagonista. Além de tudo isso, a história é bem profunda, cheia de segredos que são revelados ao longo da jornada. Vale a pena deixar o preconceito ridículo que muitos tem pelos gráficos e prestar atenção nos detalhes bons deste jogo incrível.
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  2. KarenF.
    Mar 1, 2005
    3
    This game is so cutesy that it makes me sick...boring enemies and bad plot. I feel sorry for all of those who actually bought this.

Awards & Rankings

#22 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999