The holy grail of Sega CDs...
Konami's Sega CD version of their digital comic game Snatcher is, to this day, one of the most highly sought-after titles on the system. Created by Hideo Kojima (of Metal Gear Solid fame), Snatcher features a deep and involving storyline filled with compelling characters and mature themes.
At a time when many anime-style games like this were being left in Japan, the release of Snatcher in North America proved to be a bold experiment by Konami, but ultimately an experiment that would never be repeated.
"Simply EVERYTHING about this game is totally perfect, from the beautiful graphics that haven't lost anything in the conversion from 512 colors to 64, to the music, which is actually BETTER on the Sega-CD, to the flawless narration and voice acting."
- Nick Rox, GameFan December 1994
"By applying a software technique, we managed to increase the on-screen display colors to 112. We also changed the color pallets around so we're happy about the display quality."
- Yoshinori "Moai" Sasaki (assistant manager, R & D Dept. VI, Konami Co., Ltd), EGM January 1995
"For Sega CD, this is mildly ground breaking."
- Next Generation Premiere Issue