Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary

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Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary
Saint Seiya The Sanctuary.jpg
Boxart for Saint Seiya The Sanctuary
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
PEGI rating: 7+
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53201
Japanese: SLES-53201 & SLPS-25476
German: SLES-53201
French: SLES-53201
Spanish: SLES-53201
Italian: SLES-53201
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53201
Release date: June 30, 2005
CRCs: 8A29E4F2
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25476
Release date: April 7, 2005
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Dimps Corporation
Publisher(s): Bandai
Genre: Action, Fighting
Wikipedia: Link
Game description: Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary is a fighting game based on the Saint Seiya franchise and follows the "Gold Saint Saga" of the TV series. The player takes the role of a Saint Seiya who has to save the life of the Goddess of Peace Athena. To do that he has to visit twelve temples representing the astrological signs.

The gameplay of each level is divided into two parts: Reaching the palace and defeating the Gold Saint. The former is a traditional hack & slash game where the player fights against hordes of enemies. He has the standard move repertoire to his disposal: regular attacks, dodging, blocking and special attacks. For the latter the player needs a certain amount of power in a special energy bar - it decreases with every special attack and increases if the player is hit. When reaching the temple the game switches to a one to one fighting game style. The basic gameplay stays the same but if the special energy bar is filled to the max the play can use an extremely powerful attack which results in a typical anime cutscene. But it is not without downsides: the enemy can block the attack by mastering a quicktime event (pressing a button in the exact moment it appears on screen). Then he starts an equally powerful counter attack which results in a sequence where both players need to mash buttons - if the counter attack is successful depends on which player is faster. If the life energy of one opponent is empty a similar sequence starts.

The multiplayer part is restricted to the one against one fighting style.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows 7
  • Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.40 GHz
  • Radeon HD5770
1.3.0 (5900 svn) GSdx 0.1.16 (5899 svn)
  • Mode: HW D3D11
    • Texture filter: Half
SPU2-X 2.0.0 (5893 svn)

LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5822)

Speedhacks:
  • EEC: 1
  • VUCS: 0
  • INTC, Wait Idle Loop, mVU Flag Hack.
DoctorMuerte


Trivia

  • Original names: 聖闘士星矢 -聖域十二宮編- (SLPS-25476)
  • Also known as Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Juu Ni Kyuu Hen (JP)



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