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  • Snatcher
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  • Magical Bonuses: * Bonus to hit points bonus cap: 40 * Bonus to Constitution attribute bonus cap: 5 * Bonus to Dexterity attribute bonus cap: 5 * [L2]: Crush: 4% * [L4]: Slash: 4% * [L5]: 7% bonus to all bounty points earned. * [L6]: Thrust: 4% * [L8]: Bonus to armor factor (AF): 8 * [L10]: Fatigue: 4 pts * [L10]: 6% bonus to all realm points earned. * Can use item every: 15:00 min Cannot be traded to other players. Cannot be sold to merchants. Cannot be destroyed.
  • To obtain the skill point Pretty Lights, the player must not destroy any snatchers during the entire level.
  • In the English-language Sega CD version, two characters masquerading as Bill and Lance appear at a Konami-themed costume party held in the Outer Heaven show pub.They are replaced by Light and Pastel from the TwinBee series in the PlayStation and Wikipedia:Sega Saturn versions. However in the same 32-bit versions of the game, an ad for a Contra film is shown on a large monitor on a building in the Altamila (Alton Plaza) shopping center.
  • Snatcher is a Criminal of speed and damage.
  • Snatchers pick out a human target and fire a quill from their tail. Getting hit by this quill would instantly incapacitate the target, allowing the Snatcher to walk up and drag the human into its stomach. The Snatcher would then deposit the human in a pod, typically in designated hive areas, where the human would mutate into a Juvie. Like most other Swarm creatures, Snatchers were armored but were susceptible to attacks aimed at their unprotected stomach.
  • The Snatcher is an insect-like creature native to Bryyo. Snatchers have a unique symbiotic relationship with the Korba: Snatchers levitate food up to the Korba to feed it; anything the Korba cannot eat will be thrown back to the Snatchers for them to eat. Samus can utilise this partnership by letting Snatchers levitate her to desired heights before dissapating them with a Bomb. They are similar to, and may even be closely related to the Scorchbugs also found on Bryyo. Snatchers are found in the Hillside Vista and Main Lift rooms.
  • Snatcher(スナッチャー) is a cyberpunk-themed graphic adventure game produced by Konami, originally released in Japan for the NEC PC-8801 and MSX 2 computer platforms in 1988. It was followed by a CD-ROM-based remake released for the PC Engine video game console in 1992, which was subsequently ported and localized into English for the Mega-CD/Sega CD in 1994. Snatcher was the second video game written and directed by Hideo Kojima, following the original Metal Gear for the MSX2. The game's story centers around an investigator named Gillian Seed, who is assigned to investigate a breed of bioroids known as "Snatchers", who are killing humans and taking their place in society. The game is known for its heavy influence from cult science fiction films such as Blade Runner, Wicked City, Akira, and The T
  • The Snatcher will usually spawn in Surface Jungles, although it is possible for it to spawn in an artificial Underground Jungle during a Blood Moon or at a normal night when the Underground Jungle isn't too far away from the surface. The Snatcher has an almost identical, albeit slightly re-colored sprite to the Man Eater, but with lowered stat values. While fighting a Snatcher, a ranged approach may be more preferred, as you can simply stand out of its range and fire arrows or bullets at it. You can use a sword to take it out, but that opens you up to more damage.
  • On June 6, 1996, a chemical weapon known as Lucifer-Alpha under development in Russia, is released into the atmosphere, resulting in the death of 80% of the Eurasian and Eastern European population which in turn results in the death of half of the world's population. The contaminated area becomes uninhabitable for a decade, when Lucifer-Alpha mutates into a non-lethal form. This tragic event later becomes known as "the Catastrophe".
  • Snatcher (スナッチャー?, Sunacchā) is a cyberpunk-themed graphic adventure game directed and written by Hideo Kojima and produced by Konami. It was originally released in Japan for the NEC PC-8801 and MSX2 computer platforms in 1988. A CD-ROM-based remake for the PC Engine was released in 1992, which was subsequently localized into English for the Sega/Mega-CD in 1994 in North America and Europe. The enhanced version was later ported twice more to the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in Japan.
  • Snatchers are Twisted from The 3rd Birthday. They seem to have arachnid affiliations, as they look like spiders and they appear upside down, while hanging on the ceilings. One of the Snatchers' most annoying attacks are the constant barrage of black spikes, as well as firing two black orbs in front of an opponent, which will explode in black sharp spikes after a short while. Another attack is blinding the screen, which shouldn't be a problem unless there are Rollers or other enemies in the vicinity. They can drop to the floor and home in to Aya or a soldier and then start a barrage of hits. While on the ground they can also curl their legs into a sphere-like shape and start rolling around while damaging nearby opponents. But maybe the worst attack they can perform is to drop from the ceili
  • Snatcher is a cyberpunk-themed adventure game. It has gained a small cult following due to its mature storytelling, adult themes and, in later versions, voice acting. It was heavily influenced by various sci-fi and noir films, especially Blade Runner. It later got a radio drama in 2011, titled Suda51's SDatcher. It was produced by Kojima Productions, and Kojima himself acted as the project's drama planner.
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Fam
  • 33
Level
  • 45
Era
  • Post-Lambent Pandemic
rev2Score
  • A
  • 95.0
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hideb
  • true
Behavior
  • Has symbiotic feeding relationship with Korba
Sell
  • 0
Buy
  • 0
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Realm
  • All
Platforms
  • NEC PC-8801mkIISR, MSX 2, PC Engine CD, Mega-CD, PlayStation, Sega Saturn
  • NEC PC-8801, MSX2, PC-Engine, Sega CD, PlayStation, Sega Saturn
Games
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
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rev8Score
  • 95.0
  • 97.0
Enemy
  • Snatcher
agg1Score
  • 9
Producer
  • Tomikazu Kirita
  • Yutaka Haruki
Affiliation
Game
Name
  • Snatcher
Allgame
  • 4.500000
Text
  • Snatchers are cunning, albeit weak, bioforms. Unable to kill most prey on their own, they rely on the stronger Korba to do the work for them. Snatchers will swarm onto a target until it is overwhelmed. Once they have their prey, they use their powers to levitate the victim to a point where the Korba can devour them. What the Korba cannot digest, it expels to feed the Snatchers. This symbiotic relationship works well for both Snatchers and the Korba.
rev3Score
  • 88
  • 80.0
Genre
Type
  • Bracelet
Ratings
  • ESRB: T
  • ELSPA: 18+
Caption
  • Snatcher Stats
  • Snatchers attached to the Morph Ball
  • Cover of the original PC-8801 version, released in Japan in 1988.
Weakness
GMaster
  • 90.0
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bonus level
  • 28
AVR
  • 89.0
rev6Score
  • 87.0
CVG
  • 90.0
GameFan
  • 100.0
  • 90.0
rev10Score
  • A
rev1Score
  • 9
Species
Title
  • Reception
  • Snatcher
Media
Weapons
  • Quills
rev
  • Next Generation
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Game Players
  • RPGFan
  • Mean Machines Sega
  • Console Obsession
  • Games World
  • Mega Fun
  • Sega Collectors Guild
  • The Video Game Critic
  • Ultimate Future Games
Input
rev4Score
  • 92.0
Distinctions
  • Can levitate
temp
  • Works with a Korba to feed. Vulnerable to concussive blasts.
  • Morphology: Snatcher
rev7Score
  • 3
rev9Score
  • 85.0
Homeworld
Modes
rev5Score
  • 85.0
GamePro
  • 4
Released
  • 1996-03-29
  • --08-07
  • --10-23
  • --11-30
  • --02-12
  • --11-26
  • --12-13
  • --12-15
  • NEC PC-8801
  • PC-8801:
  • Sega CD/Mega CD
EGM
  • 33
  • 42
Artist
Developer
GSpy
  • 10
Composer
  • Masahiro Ikariko
  • Mutsuhiko Izumi
  • Seiichi Fukami
  • M. Shirakawa
award
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
  • [[w:c:gaming:List of video games considered the best
  • Retro Gamer
  • Top Ten Mega CD Games
Publisher
  • Konami
Director
  • Hideo Kojima
  • Yoshinori Sasaki
Players
  • Single Player
Designer
Location
Size
  • Small
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  • Snatcher is a cyberpunk-themed adventure game. It has gained a small cult following due to its mature storytelling, adult themes and, in later versions, voice acting. It was heavily influenced by various sci-fi and noir films, especially Blade Runner. Snatcher was written and directed by Hideo Kojima. It was developed and published by Konami. Originally released in Japan for the NEC PC-8801 and MSX2 in 1988, it was remade for the PC-Engine in 1992 and ported to the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1996. A Sega CD version was also produced specifically for English localization in North America, which was also released in the PAL region for European counterpart, the Mega CD. It later got a radio drama in 2011, titled Suda51's SDatcher. It was produced by Kojima Productions, and Kojima himself acted as the project's drama planner.
  • Magical Bonuses: * Bonus to hit points bonus cap: 40 * Bonus to Constitution attribute bonus cap: 5 * Bonus to Dexterity attribute bonus cap: 5 * [L2]: Crush: 4% * [L4]: Slash: 4% * [L5]: 7% bonus to all bounty points earned. * [L6]: Thrust: 4% * [L8]: Bonus to armor factor (AF): 8 * [L10]: Fatigue: 4 pts * [L10]: 6% bonus to all realm points earned. * Can use item every: 15:00 min Cannot be traded to other players. Cannot be sold to merchants. Cannot be destroyed.
  • To obtain the skill point Pretty Lights, the player must not destroy any snatchers during the entire level.
  • Snatcher(スナッチャー) is a cyberpunk-themed graphic adventure game produced by Konami, originally released in Japan for the NEC PC-8801 and MSX 2 computer platforms in 1988. It was followed by a CD-ROM-based remake released for the PC Engine video game console in 1992, which was subsequently ported and localized into English for the Mega-CD/Sega CD in 1994. Snatcher was the second video game written and directed by Hideo Kojima, following the original Metal Gear for the MSX2. The game's story centers around an investigator named Gillian Seed, who is assigned to investigate a breed of bioroids known as "Snatchers", who are killing humans and taking their place in society. The game is known for its heavy influence from cult science fiction films such as Blade Runner, Wicked City, Akira, and The Terminator.
  • In the English-language Sega CD version, two characters masquerading as Bill and Lance appear at a Konami-themed costume party held in the Outer Heaven show pub.They are replaced by Light and Pastel from the TwinBee series in the PlayStation and Wikipedia:Sega Saturn versions. However in the same 32-bit versions of the game, an ad for a Contra film is shown on a large monitor on a building in the Altamila (Alton Plaza) shopping center.
  • Snatcher is a Criminal of speed and damage.
  • Snatchers pick out a human target and fire a quill from their tail. Getting hit by this quill would instantly incapacitate the target, allowing the Snatcher to walk up and drag the human into its stomach. The Snatcher would then deposit the human in a pod, typically in designated hive areas, where the human would mutate into a Juvie. Like most other Swarm creatures, Snatchers were armored but were susceptible to attacks aimed at their unprotected stomach.
  • Snatcher (スナッチャー?, Sunacchā) is a cyberpunk-themed graphic adventure game directed and written by Hideo Kojima and produced by Konami. It was originally released in Japan for the NEC PC-8801 and MSX2 computer platforms in 1988. A CD-ROM-based remake for the PC Engine was released in 1992, which was subsequently localized into English for the Sega/Mega-CD in 1994 in North America and Europe. The enhanced version was later ported twice more to the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in Japan. The setting and story of Snatcher is heavily influenced by cyberpunk and science-fiction media, taking place in a large futuristic dystopian city. The story revolves around an investigator named Gillian Seed assigned to investigate a breed of bioroids known as "snatchers", who are killing humans and taking their place in society. Gameplay takes place in from a first-person perspective in a menu-based interface. The player can choose from pre-defined options such as "Look" and "Talk" to interact with the environment and its characters. Snatcher is widely regarded as groundbreaking for the adventure genre, in that it introduced visual novel characteristics to flesh out a deep back story. Sales outside Japan were poor due to Sega's waning support for the Sega/Mega-CD, but the game has gained a cult following. The game has spawned a spin-off role-playing game released in Japan titled SD Snatcher, and a radio drama, SDATCHER.
  • Snatchers are Twisted from The 3rd Birthday. They seem to have arachnid affiliations, as they look like spiders and they appear upside down, while hanging on the ceilings. One of the Snatchers' most annoying attacks are the constant barrage of black spikes, as well as firing two black orbs in front of an opponent, which will explode in black sharp spikes after a short while. Another attack is blinding the screen, which shouldn't be a problem unless there are Rollers or other enemies in the vicinity. They can drop to the floor and home in to Aya or a soldier and then start a barrage of hits. While on the ground they can also curl their legs into a sphere-like shape and start rolling around while damaging nearby opponents. But maybe the worst attack they can perform is to drop from the ceiling, run at great speed towards Aya, grab her, jump back to the ceiling and slowly carry her towards their web-like dimensional portal, instantly killing her if she doesn't Overdive into another person. If a Snatcher has been damaged, it may retreat from the battle and hang from the ceiling with just one leg. At this point it will start glowing in red color, meaning it's regaining its health. A good strategy to take out Snatchers is using strong launcher attacks to hit multiple Snatchers and stun them at the same time, and if the player is fortunate, use Overdive Kill. Heavy artillery fire is also recommended to quickly dispose of these nuisances, as some feats require that no soldiers are taken away by the Snatchers. If using sniper rifles, their rear leg's "knee" is their weak spot, although a well upgraded sniper rifle is enough to kill them in one shot in most difficulty settings. They also come in a rare red variant.
  • The Snatcher will usually spawn in Surface Jungles, although it is possible for it to spawn in an artificial Underground Jungle during a Blood Moon or at a normal night when the Underground Jungle isn't too far away from the surface. The Snatcher has an almost identical, albeit slightly re-colored sprite to the Man Eater, but with lowered stat values. While fighting a Snatcher, a ranged approach may be more preferred, as you can simply stand out of its range and fire arrows or bullets at it. You can use a sword to take it out, but that opens you up to more damage. Like the Man Eater, the Snatcher can be killed by destroying the block it is attached to, but it will not drop any loot. The Snatcher is in the background layer, and can move 'through' walls to attack you. * This monster can easily be killed in tight spots or underground by use of a Trident, Spear, Vilethorn, or the Dark Lance since these can penetrate walls and attack it even if it is not reachable by means of any other weapons. Caution is still necessary since it can lure you in, then suddenly grow in length again. * Unlike the very similar Man Eater, which is usually found underground, the Snatcher also cannot retract itself as much as the Man Eater and does not have as much health and defense, making it much easier for low- to mid-level players to kill.
  • The Snatcher is an insect-like creature native to Bryyo. Snatchers have a unique symbiotic relationship with the Korba: Snatchers levitate food up to the Korba to feed it; anything the Korba cannot eat will be thrown back to the Snatchers for them to eat. Samus can utilise this partnership by letting Snatchers levitate her to desired heights before dissapating them with a Bomb. They are similar to, and may even be closely related to the Scorchbugs also found on Bryyo. Snatchers are found in the Hillside Vista and Main Lift rooms.
  • On June 6, 1996, a chemical weapon known as Lucifer-Alpha under development in Russia, is released into the atmosphere, resulting in the death of 80% of the Eurasian and Eastern European population which in turn results in the death of half of the world's population. The contaminated area becomes uninhabitable for a decade, when Lucifer-Alpha mutates into a non-lethal form. This tragic event later becomes known as "the Catastrophe". Fifty years later, a breed of artificial life-forms or bioroids known as "Snatchers" began appearing in the artificial island of Neo Kobe City, killing their victims and taking their place in society. Nobody knows exactly what they are or where they come from. It is up to Gillian Seed, an amnesiac working for an Anti-Snatcher task force called J.U.N.K.E.R., and his Robot Buddy, Metal Gear, to track down the source of the Snatchers and discover Gillian's mysterious connections to them. A graphic-adventure game written and directed by Hideo Kojima, set in a Cyberpunk universe (with clear Blade Runner overtones), with all of the quirkiness the game designer is known for, and more than a couple Shout Outs to other Konami games and the Metal Gear series. In Japan, Snatcher was originally released for the PC 88 and MSX2 computer platforms in 1988 and then remade for the PC Engine in Super CD-ROM-ROM format in 1992, followed by another set of re-releases in 1996 for the Play Station and Sega Saturn. The only English version produced is the 1994 Sega CD version, which regularly sells on eBay for about $200, thanks to the game's limited distribution of a quarter million copies (due to the decline of the Sega CD add-on at the time of its release). Highly recommended for anyone with old Sega equipment (or KEGA Fusion); everyone else can follow along with the Let's Play's of both the original (in both screenshot and video formats) and SD Snatcher by Something Awful's Slowbeef and Snatcher counterpart 0xBEEF. Though no sequel to Snatcher was ever made, the game was remade on the MSX2 as a Super-Deformed RPG titled SD Snatcher, and a Spiritual Successor titled Policenauts was released for various platforms.