Sansara Naga (series)

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Sansara Naga
Sansara Naga 2
Super Famicom cover art
Developer(s) Advance Communication Company (FC)
Marvelous Interactive, Inc.
Production I.G, Inc. (SFC)
Groove Box Japan (GBA)
Publisher(s) Victor Interactive Software[1]
Composer(s) Kenji Kawai[2]
Platform(s) Family Computer
Super Famicom[3][4]
Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) Family Computer
  • JP March 23, 1990
Super Famicom Game Boy Advance
  • JP December 14, 2001
Genre(s) Role-playing game[1]
Mode(s) Single-player

Sansara Naga (サンサーラ・ナーガ?) is a series of Japan-exclusive video games. The first title was released in 1990 for the Family Computer, four years later Sansara Naga 2 was released for the Super Famicom, and finally in 2001 Sansara Naga 1x2 was released for the Game Boy Advance.

The characters were designed by Tamakichi Sakura.

Sansara Naga[edit]

Sansara Naga (Japanese: サンサーラ・ナーガ) is a role-playing video game that was published by Victor Music Entertainment exclusively to Japan for the Family Computer (ファミリーコンピュータ) on the 23rd of March, 1990. A fan-translation was finished and released in 2013 on the 28th of December for Sansara Naga by the hacking and translation group Stardust Crusaders. Sansara Naga is set in the fantasy-filled lands of India during the Vedic age and also mixes elements of Japanese folklore such as the legend of Brāhmaṇ Umibōzu (海坊主||"sea bonze"). Many of the NPCs in game will tell you that Cows are sacred animals and a few will mention the Tower of Ṛta Satya. There is a set of armor in the game called Dharma Armor, which will prevent the player from dealing or being dealt damage.

The story revolves around a Boy/Girl that steals a treasured Ostrich egg from the village of Orissa and decides to reflect upon one's actions; aspiring to become a Dragoon to restore their lost honor. The protagonist will set out on an adventure saving lives, performing good deeds, and raising a newly hatched dragon. There are bosses and many NPC street vendors will attempt to scam you with defective items or attempt to mug you. While the main protagonist does not level and their base stats are fixed at 40 STR, 40 DEF—The dragon that you raise does level. More unique game mechanics to this game include the ability to feed dead bodies to your dragon to raise his level, enchanted armors, field map events, hidden landmarks, a few side quests, and mini-games.

Sansara Naga's gameplay and gameplay mechanics are similar to those of Dragon Quest I, Pokémon and Earthbound.

The Silver Mountains are also referred to as Heaven.

Worthwhile NPC Encounters:

Al Sinha - A wise old Bhikṣu monk and legendary Dragoon. Large and small statues in the shape of a figure of him are lined up outside of the continent's borders. These tall silver statues can be seen rising out of the black chasm known as the 'Edge of the World'. His name, Al Sinha, means "Lion" in Sanskrit. You cannot progress in the storyline without speaking to Al Sinha. It is assumed that he has a few disciples.

Amrita - A lady Dragoon from Shakunta Village. Her name means "Nectar" in Sanskrit. She has a little brother and her own BGM.

Gratama Chef - Can be found at the four Gratama Huts in the world. You can order Take-Out to fight the Brahman boss and win a Beef Bowl.

Tāla - A female dancer from Ikushu Hot Springs. She also travels to Hoverpool Bar, also known as Hawapuru. Her name translates to "Rhythm" in Sanskrit.

Worthwhile Monster Encounters:

Fire Dragon - A very strong dragon located in the desert. Drops Fire Scale, which can be used to forge the powerful Fire Scale Shield and Fire Scale Armor.

Phurba - A one legged monster found in the mountains. Drops speed boots.

Pterosaur - A winged green dragon located in the desert with high attack speed and show-stopping power. Drops the best Mantle in the game.

Shiva Knight - A strong monster from Heaven with high attack speed. Drops one of the strongest swords in the game.

Batman - Drops Metal Bat.

Marut Knight - Drops Marut Mantle.

Sansara Naga 2[edit]

Sansara Naga 1x2[edit]

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the game a 30 out of 40.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

The Sansara Naga original soundtrack was composed and arranged by Kenji Kawai, with the participation of Rei Sakuma and many other musicians in its sequel. Sansara Naga 2 was published by Victor Entertainment in 1994.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  2. ^ Soundtrack information #1 at SNES Music
  3. ^ Japanese title at super-famicom.jp (Japanese)
  4. ^ "English-Japanese title translation". Superfamicom.org. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  5. ^ ゲームボーイアドバンス - サンサーラナーガ 1×2. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.122. 30 June 2006.
  6. ^ Soundtrack information #2 at VGMdb

Sansara Naga Translation: http://yojimbo.eludevisibility.org/Stardust_Crusaders_Files/complete/NES/sansaranaga/project.xml

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