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Release year: 1993 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Quintet

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Illusion of Gaia (AKA Illusion of Time or ガイア幻想紀 – Gaia Gensōki, lit. “The Gaia Fantasy Chronicles” in Japan) is an action role-playing game developed by Quintet that was released for the SNES in 1993 and 1994. Those were good years for 16-bit RPG epic games!

Everyone knows that Enix was one of the pioneers of RPG games during the early days of the Super Nintendo console. They released Soul Blazer, a weird mixture town-building and RPG. The approach was effective but unpopular so the game was underrated and sales didn’t go too well. Illusion of Gaia, was their second attempt.

This game depended on the well-loved and typical story of a young, ordinary boy who turns out to be the chosen one. In Illusion of Gaia, the boy is named Will. Initially, Will only has a flute, which gives him special powers that he will need to collect to stop a comet from wiping out all life in his world.

Enix decided to give the protagonist more combat involvement as he is now able to move not only in straight lines but also diagonally. He also has other moves like tornado spin and the slide tackle that were unseen in the hero of the Soul Blazer.

Illusion of Gaia Cover Box

Illusion of Gaia Cover (SNES)

The graphics in Soul Blazer were considered dull, simple, and lifeless. Illusion of Gaia learned from the faults of its predecessor and had colorful environments with beautifully designed sprites. It might not be groundbreaking in the graphics department during that era, but it was enough to bring life to the game and what it intends to convey.

Enix is not new to great soundtrack and they prove it once again in Illusion of Gaia. Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma were part of the Gaia Trilogy but each one had a different soundtrack composer. Each soundtrack was fine and appropriate for the game it was composed for. Some people say this is one of the best SNES games, you agree?

Illusion of Gaia for the SNES might be the weakest link in the trilogy, but it’s still one of the most noteworthy RPGs during that time. This might be the reason why Enix decided to publish it outside of Japan and translated it to english, french, spanish and german.

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