List of Saint Seiya video games

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Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya logo.jpg
Genre(s)Action
Developer(s)Various
Publisher(s)Bandai
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Composer(s)Various
Platform(s)Android, Game Boy, iOS, LCD game, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, WonderSwan Color
First releaseSaint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu
August 10, 1987
Latest releaseSaint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul
September 25, 2015

The Saint Seiya video game series are based on the manga and anime series of the same name created by Masami Kurumada. The games are of various genres, mostly fighting games and beat 'em ups, with occasional elements of role-playing games and platform games. Other genres include educational games and card battle games.

Several video games have been released based on the series. Most video games refer mainly to the classic series from 1986.

Since 1987, many video games based on the property have been released in Japan, with the majority being published by Bandai. Most of the releases remained Japan-exclusive until 2005, with the exception of the first title in the series, Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu, which was also released in France. Recent games in the series were also made available in Australia, South Korea, Brazil and parts of South America and Europe. In 2013, a title in the series was released in North America for the first time.

Characters from Saint Seiya have appeared in a number of games published by Bandai and Bandai Namco Entertainment including Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden (1988), Jump! Ultimate Stars (2006), J-Stars Victory VS (2014) and Jump Force (2019).

Main series[edit]

Title Original release date

Japan

North America

PAL region

Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu Japan August 10, 1987 (Famicom) N/A France 1987 (NES)
Notes:
  • Role-playing game originally released in Japan in 1987 for the Famicom[1]
  • Gameplay has platforming and beat 'em up elements
  • Released in France in 1987 with text translated to French
  • An enhanced port of the game was released for the Bandai Wonderswan as Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu Hen Perfect Edition in 2003
Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu Kanketsu Hen Japan May 30, 1988 (Famicom) N/A N/A
Notes:
  • Role-playing game originally released in Japan in 1987 for the Famicom[2]
  • Gameplay has platforming and beat 'em up elements
Saint Paradise: Saikyō no Senshitachi Japan November 13, 1992 (Game Boy) N/A N/A
Notes:
  • Card battling game released only in Japan for the Game Boy in 1992[3]
Saint Seiya: Typing Ryu Sei Ken Japan December 19, 2002 (PC) N/A N/A
Notes:
  • Educational game released only in Japan in 2002[4]
Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu Hen Perfect Edition Japan July 31, 2003 (Wonderswan Color) N/A N/A
Notes:
  • An enhanced port of Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu
  • The story covers the first 73 episodes of the original anime series[5]
  • The game earned a score of 19/40 from the Japanese magazine Famitsu[6]
Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary Japan April 7, 2005 (PlayStation 2) N/A Europe June 30, 2005 (PlayStation 2)
Notes:
  • 3D fighting game that adapts the same episodes as the previous game, with characters from the first series of the classic series of Saint Seiya[7]
Saint Seiya: The Hades Japan February 1, 2007 (PlayStation 2) N/A Europe September 29, 2006 (PlayStation 2)
Notes:
  • Sequel to Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary
  • The game adapts the original video animation series concerning the plot surrounding Hades
  • Released in Europe and Australia in 2006[8]
Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle Japan November 23, 2011 (PlayStation 3) N/A Europe March 16, 2012 (PlayStation 3)
Notes:
  • Beat 'em up game originally released in Japan as Saint Seiya Senki
  • Released in Europe and Australia in 2012[9]
  • Released in South America as Los Caballeros del Zodiaco: Batalla por el Santuario (Spanish-speaking countries) and Os Cavaleiros do Zodíaco: Batalha do Santuário (Brazil)
Saint Seiya Omega: Ultimate Cosmo Japan November 29, 2012 (PSP) N/A N/A
Notes:
  • Fighting game released only in Japan for the PlayStation Portable[10]
  • Based on the Saint Seiya Omega anime
Saint Seiya Online Japan 2013 (PC) N/A N/A
Notes:
  • The game was first shown to be in production on July 14, 2006 on Masami Kurumada's blog,[11] but it was not until November 7, 2008 that more information was released about the title, including a picture from the game with the five main Bronze Saints in their original colors[12]
  • The title was to be released originally in August 2009 by Sega Japan and Perfect World Beijing, but the release was delayed
  • Open beta testing of the game began on May 16, 2013 only in China; the game was discontinued in China on December 31, 2018[13]
  • Saint Seiya Online features a 65-piece orchestral music score composed by Masamichi Amano and performed by the Angel City Studio Orchestra
  • Recording took place at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers Studios[14]
  • The game was officially made available in Brazil on September 25, 2017
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers Japan October 17, 2013 (PlayStation 3) United States November 26, 2013 (PlayStation 3) Europe November 22, 2013 (PlayStation 3)
Notes:
  • The story covers all three major acts in Kurumada's original manga: the Twelve Temples arc, the Poseidon arc and the Hades arc[15]
  • Released in South Korea on October 17, 2013
  • Released in South America as Os Cavaleiros do Zodíaco: Bravos Soldados
Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul Japan September 25, 2015 (PlayStation 4) United States October 6, 2015 (PlayStation 4) Europe September 25, 2015 (PlayStation 4)
Notes:
  • Originally released for Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 in September 2015
  • Ported to personal computers and released on November 27, 2015[16]
  • The game features characters of the classic series Saint Seiya and Soul of Gold[17]
  • Released in South America as Os Cavaleiros do Zodíaco: Alma dos Soldados

Mobile games[edit]

  • Saint Seiya Cosmo Slottle, released on January 10, 2014 by Namco Bandai for iOS platforms only in Japan, and later released for Android compatible devices.[18] The events are based on the classic series, and the game offers slot-machine and pachinko gameplay.[19] The plot covers the Galaxian Wars arc and the Twelve Temples arc as interpreted by the anime adaptation.[20]
  • Saint Seiya: Big Bang Cosmo, a trading card game released on April 1, 2014 for Yahoo's and DeNA's mobile phone game portal, Mobage.[21] Support for the game ended in 2017.[22]
  • Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy - Knights of the Zodiac, an action role-playing game initially released on January 29, 2016 for Android and iOS devices in Japan as Saint Seiya: Zodiac Brave.[23] The game features characters from the classic manga series and was released worldwide in English in 2017.[24][25]
  • Saint Seiya: Awakening (originally released as Saint Seiya Tencent in 2017), a role-playing game released globally in June 2019.[26]
  • Saint Seiya: Galaxy Spirits, an action role-playing game released on May 13, 2019 for Android devices.[27]

Related games[edit]

Crossovers[edit]

The following games feature characters from the Saint Seiya universe:

LCD games[edit]

LCD games were released in Japan and Italy featuring characters from Saint Seiya.[34]

  • Saint Seiya: Explode, Pegasus Ryu Sei Ken (Japan, 1987)
  • Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Armagedon (Japan, 1988)
  • Saint Seiya: Burn! Seven Senses (Japan, 1988)
  • Saint Paradise: 12 Kyū Saigo no Seisen (Japan, 1992)
  • I Cavalieri dello Zodiaco: Electronic Game (Italy, 2001)
  • I Cavalieri dello Zodiaco: Il Duello Decisivo (Italy, 2008)

Pachinko[edit]

Several pachinko and pachislot machines have been released featuring Saint Seiya themes.

  • CR Saint Seiya Ōgon (2011)[35]
  • CR Saint Seiya Seidō (2011)[36]
  • CR Saint Seiya 99 Version (2012)[37]
  • Pachisuro Saint Seiya (2012)[38]
  • CR Saint Seiya: Hoshi no Unmei (2013)[39]
  • CR Saint Seiya: Hoshi no Unmei 77 Version (2014)[40]
  • CR Saint Seiya: Hoshi no Unmei 99 Version (2014)[41]
  • Pachisuro Saint Seiya Ōgon: Gekitō Hen (2014)[42]
  • Pachisuro Saint Seiya: Megami Seisen (2015)[43]
  • CR Saint Seiya: Beyond the Limit MLA (2015)[44]
  • CR Saint Seiya: Beyond the Limit XLA (2015)[45]
  • CR Saint Seiya: Beyond the Limit ZLA (2015)[46]
  • CR Saint Seiya: Beyond the Limit ZLB (2015)[47]
  • CRA Saint Seiya: Beyond the Limit 99 Version (2016)[48]
  • Pachisuro Saint Seiya: Kaikō Kakusei (2017)[49]
  • CR Saint Seiya 4: The Battle of Genkai Toppa (2018)[50]
  • Pachisuro Saint Seiya: Kaikō Kakusei Special (2019)[51]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu". StrategyWiki. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu Hen". StrategyWiki. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  3. ^ CavZodíaco - Game Boy (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  4. ^ CavZodíaco - Saint Seiya: Typing Ryu Sei Ken (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  5. ^ "Saint Seiya Perfect Edition". GameSpot. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  6. ^ WSC review archive
  7. ^ "Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Juu Ni Kyuu Hen". GameSpot. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  8. ^ "Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Juunikyuu Hen". GameSpot. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  9. ^ CavZodíaco - Os Cavaleiros do Zodíaco: Batalha do Santuário (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  10. ^ CavZodíaco - Sony PSP (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  11. ^ Masami Kurumada (July 14, 2009). "Saint Seiya Online revealed". kurumadapro.jp. Archived from the original on March 26, 2009. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  12. ^ Masami Kurumada (July 14, 2009). "More revealed about Saint Seiya Online". kurumadapro.jp. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  13. ^ CavZodíaco - Saint Seiya Online (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  14. ^ Dan Goldwasser (November 24, 2008). "Masamichi Amano scores Saint Seiya for SEGA". ScoringSessions.com. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  15. ^ Seiya-BS. Retrieved 2019-04-19]
  16. ^ Carter, Chris (November 13, 2015). "A Saint Seiya: Soldier's Soul PC port will be released this month". Destructoid. Enthusiast Gaming. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "Bandai Namco Europe". Archived from the original on September 13, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  18. ^ Dengeki Online - iOS (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  19. ^ CavZodíaco - Cosmo Slottle. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  20. ^ Dengeki Online (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  21. ^ Yahoo Japan. Archived from the original. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  22. ^ Amino Apps (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  23. ^ Seiya-SP - Oshirase ichiran (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  24. ^ Seiya-SP. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  25. ^ Saint Seiya Info - News. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  26. ^ CavZodiaco - Saint Seiya Awakening (in Portuguese)
  27. ^ The Enemy (in Portuguese)
  28. ^ At Wiki (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  29. ^ GameFAQs. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  30. ^ Line Apps. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  31. ^ Monster Strike. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  32. ^ YouTube - Evolution of Seiya in Jump Games 1989-2019. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  33. ^ Gematsu. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  34. ^ CavZodíaco - Minigames (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  35. ^ P-World 2011 - 1 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  36. ^ P-World 2011 - 2 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  37. ^ P-World 2012 - 1 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  38. ^ P-World 2012 - 2 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  39. ^ P-World 2013 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  40. ^ P-World 2014 - 1 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  41. ^ P-World 2014 - 2 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  42. ^ P-World 2014 - 3 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  43. ^ P-World 2015 - 1 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  44. ^ P-World 2015 - 2 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  45. ^ P-World 2015 - 3 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  46. ^ P-World 2015 - 4 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  47. ^ P-World 2015 - 5 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  48. ^ P-World 2016 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  49. ^ P-World 2017 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  50. ^ P-World 2018 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  51. ^ P-World 2019 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-19.

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