Happy 20th Birthday To SNES RPG Terranigma

Happy 20th Birthday To SNES RPG Terranigma

Dayshot: On 20 October 1995, Enix released Quintet’s Tenchi Sōzō, a spiritual followup to their earlier ARPG Gaia Gensōki, or Illusion of Gaia, in Japan. Nintendo localised and published the game as Terranigma in Europe and Australia — lucky for us, because Terranigma never officially made it to North America.

Terranigma was, at its core, a dungeon-crawling action RPG similar to Zelda, but its story dealt with an alternate version of our Earth instead, with the main character, Ark, acting as a sort of guide to the evolution of the planet and its inhabitants. On his journey, Ark raised continents, revived plants and animals, resurrected the human race, and watched and influenced humanity’s growth throughout its history.

But, since this a Dayshot post, we should probably celebrate the anniversary with some art. Luckily, the fandom has been quite active over the years:

Time and Space by Vincent-Northwind

The Underworld Tribute by ObstinateMelon

Tenchi Sōzō by 毛蟹

Terranigma Poster [restored] by caffate

Tenchi Sōzō 20th Anniversary by 灯

Crysta from Terranigma by Borvar

20th!!! by mamemame

Terranigma Underworld Remake by FixelCat

Wall-Ark by Zapnir

Walking by mokke

Dayshot showcases some of the prettiest, funniest game-related screenshots and art that we can find.


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