NiGHTS into Dreams
Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams
by Sega
released July 5, 1996, December 1996
for Sega Saturn

NiGHTS into Dreams is maybe a year old in North America, which is when Sega's games for the Saturn weren't seeming to take advantage of the power Saturn had to offer. NiGHTS was one of the first games to turn heads to the Saturn, and was possibly one of the best things that happened to it. I myself know a few people that starting looking into Saturn after seeing some of NiGHTS' commercials.
This game is meant for all ages, but really not much for adults. The difficulty and storyline is pretty much fair evidence that it's not children -- probably ages 5 to 10 years old. But for whatever reason, it's one of the most fun games I've ever played.
The music is very good and fits the genre of the game perfectly. The Sound FX are pretty hard to notice during gameplay, but they're also very good. The graphics are even better than the music and FX - They're very clean and high-quality and it looks like they put a lot of work into making this game appear to be a 3D side-scroller.
Like I said this game is one of the most fun games I've ever played. It's kind of a, 'race the clock, collect the rings,' kind of game. A little look into gameplay, you start off as either a boy or a girl, your choice, and find a shrine which will turn you into NiGHTS, the flying character in purple, run out of time and you'll be turned back into the boy or girl. The whole game is very simple, and stays fun the entire time, so I would recommend this game to anyone with little kids.
Another thing to look for is Christmas NiGHTS--Kind of a Christmas gift from Sega. If you didn't get it in the mail, from either SEGA or a video game magazine, you can pick free copies of it in stores. It's the same thing as NiGHTS with a different play system. In the beginning you can select the date, and the game will comply with whatever date you set it at. For example, January 1, would be a New Year's Theme. And the game can be played and rewards can be won--Such as pictures, songs, commercials for NiGHTS merchandise, etc.

NiGHTS into Dreams

Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams

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