Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei (Japanese Import)





  • Japanese Import Video Game
  • Remake of Digital Devil Story 1 & II (Famicom)

Details: In 1994, to capitalize on the popularity of the Shin Megami Tensei games, Atlus decided to remake the original two Megami Tensei games for the Super Famicom and toss them together on a single cartridge, dubbed Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei (Megami Tensei: The Old Testament.) While new intros have been added (and a save game feature for the first title.) For the most part, the graphics weren’t overhauled but entirely remade – they’re not bad but they do give the games a different visual feel. The featureless blue stone walls of the first game have been replaced entirely with creepy red carpets and grey bricks. Similarly, much of the second game is given an entirely different look, ditching the bizarre color palette in favor of a look similar to the first Shin Megami Tensei. The overworld in particular looks far better, with its seas of green water and cape-clad hero. Overall the improvements don’t bring it quite to the level of the other SFC Shin Megami Tensei games, which aren’t all that great looking to begin with, but they are a noticeable improvement over the Famicom releases. The music in the Famicom games was extremely well done and all of it made the transition perfectly, due to the arrangements of fan favorite composer Hitoshi Sakimoto.