Happy 20th Birthday To SNES RPG Terranigma

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

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:

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

Time and Space by Vincent-Northwind

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

The Underworld Tribute by ObstinateMelon

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

Tenchi Sōzō by 毛蟹

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

Terranigma Poster [restored] by caffate

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

Tenchi Sōzō 20th Anniversary by 灯

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

Crysta from Terranigma by Borvar

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

20th!!! by mamemame

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

Terranigma Underworld Remake by FixelCat

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

Wall-Ark by Zapnir

Happy 20th Birthday to Terranigma, the SNES RPG America Missed Out On

Walking by mokke

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


Comments

    Such a great game!

      I have that cartridge on my shelf, but I never played it. Perhaps I should!

        You should absolutely do so. Doubly so on a real SNES.

    Terranigma was one of my favourite J-RPG.

    A great story, amazing music & some really clever world building mechanics.

    Some things got annoying (such as lack of large healing in battles) but overall was such a fun game. Want it on the Wii U eShop.

    I can't say enough about how great Terranigma was. A really under-appreciated gem I always felt. Great combat, great story and that ending combined with that great ending tune....

    :(

    This was the original Dark Souls.

    Terranigma. What a classic. They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
    Here's the Terranigma episode of the Year of Retro Gaming.
    https://youtu.be/98wU8HGW3sk
    Love this game so much.

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