Snatcher for Playstation Version Info

PSX Snatcher

This versions was released a few months before the Saturn one, in February 1996, making it the first 32 bit version of the game. The major changes Snatcher had in this jump are: music, into, colors and censorship. Don't get me wrong here, I love the version, just had high expectations. In the music department, themes that were between my favorites have been removed. I think that is the part that alienated me the most about this version. I also expected to be able to use a gun, since I did not have a Justifier at the time, but was disappointed. About the intro, they removed the scene added in the Sega CD version where Jaimie talks with Girian and a tricycle arrives. That, along with the other one where Randam shoots a Snatcher, have been redone in CG for this game (To watch them simply wait in the title screen). You can have a look at pics from these scenes in this trading cards. I personally do like the addition, but think that the characters could have been done quite better. Finally, about censorship. Scenes that have violent content (corpses, blood, etc) are displayed in a gray scale, distorted, altered or pixelated.

Some cheats have been found in this one (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, X, O in the options screen), to change the backgrounds that replace the black screen of previous versions. I also found out it contains a video of the intro (accessible through a second code from that menu), although when you play it, the intro is actually sprite based.

I do like the packaging, since it is the nice Japanese Playstation box (a bit thicker than standard CD boxes), but although it was the first Japanese version I got, it is the one I like the least.

Additions:

After Marc Laidlaw and I were actually going through the two scripts (PSX and Sega CD) side by side for the first time we noticed some interesting things.

For instance, there's a whole thread about Jean and candy that was added to the PSX and Saturn versions. Marc translated all the bits for your delight.

When you talk to Mika in the lobby About Gibson, the last part of the exchange is:

Mika: He might seem a little scary at first glance, but he can be a really nice guy. He goes to this orphanage a lot for children who've lost their parents to Snatchers. He always carries candy with him to give to them.

Search Gibson's clothes:

Metal: What's this? ...There was some candy in his pocket. I wonder why he had it?
(if you heard Mika's previous explanation) Gillian: He gave them out to kids at an orphanage.
Metal: What should we do with them?
Gillian: Let's keep them. I'm sure that's what he'd want.

Items:

(Look)
Metal: The pieces of candy that were in Jean's pocket.

(Investigate)
Metal: The candy Jean gave out to children at an orphanage.

(Show - Jamie)
Jaime: What's that candy?
Gillian: It belonged to Gibson, the guy I was supposed to work with.
Jaime: Why'd he have candy with him?
Gillian: Apparently he gave them out to kids at an orphanage.
Jaime: He sounded like a nice guy.

(second time)
Jaime: That's Gibson's candy, isn't it?

(Show - Cunningham)
Cunningham: What's that candy you've got there?
Gillian: (He doesn't know about it? Doesn't look like the chief and Gibson were very close.)

(Show - Mika)
(if you've given some to her already)Mika: That's Jean's candy, isn't it?
(if you haven't)Mika: I think I've seen that candy somewhere before.

(Show - Harry) (if you've given some to him already) Harry: That's Jean's, isn't it?
(if you haven't) Harry: Hey, that candy looks familiar.

(Show - Katrina)
(if you've talked about the candy already) Katrina: That's my dad's candy, isn't it?
(if you've given some to her already) Katrina: That's the same candy you gave to me, isn't it?
(if you haven't shown it to her) Katrina: I think I've seen that candy somewhere before.

(Show - Napoleon (Alton Plaza 1))
(if you've given him some candy) Napoleon: That's Gibson's candy, isn't it? He's a nice guy./He was a nice guy. <--depending on if he knows he's dead or not.

(Show - Plato's Cavern cashier)
Cashier: If it's candy you're looking for, I've got some better stuff than that.

(Show - Napoleon (Outer Heaven door))
Napoleon: No thank you, I don't like sweet things.

(Show - Isabella)
Isabella: Candy? You'll need to do better than that with me.

(Show - Homeless people)
Homeless people: Something like that won't fill ya up.

(Show - Lisa)
Lisa: What's that?

(Show - Napoleon (Alton Plaza 2))
Napoleon: That's Gibson's candy, isn't it? He always carried that around with him.

(Show - Oleen Hospital patrons)
Patron: Is that candy for pets?

Give candy:

(Mika)
Gillian: Jean's death must be hard for you... Here, have some candy.
Mika: Was this Jean's?
Gillian: Yeah, we found it in his coat pocket. He was a nice guy, just like you were saying.
Mika: Yeah, really nice...

(second time)
Mika: Jean...
Gillian: You could keep that for good luck.
Mika: Yeah, I think I'll do that. Thanks, Gillian.

(Harry)
Gillian: Here, take some candy. It belonged to Gibson. We found it in his coat. You knew about what he did with it, right?
Harry: Of course... He was a nice guy.
Gillian: You could keep that for good luck. I'm sure it'll watch out for you.
Harry: Yeah, I'm sure it will.

(Katrina - Gibson's house)
Gillian: Katrina, this must be such a shock for you... Here, have some candy.
Katrina: Thanks... Hey, this was my favorite candy when I was little. How'd you know?
Gillian: Actually, I didn't... So this is your favorite candy, huh?

(second time)
Gillian: Would you like some more?
Katrina: Thanks. It's strange, I feel stronger just by having this.
Gillian: Doesn't surprise me...

(third time)
Gillian: Here, why don't I just give you all of them, Katrina. Keep them for whenever you feel lonely.

(Talk about the candy)
Gillian: Actually, Katrina, this candy belonged to your father.
Katrina: It did?
Gillian: Apparently he would give them out to children at an orphanage.
Katrina: Really? He did that?
Gillian: We found them in his coat pocket at the scene where he died.
Katrina: Dad...

(Katrina - Apartment)
Gillian: Katrina, this must be such a shock for you... Here, have some of this candy.
Katrina: Thanks... Hey, this was my favorite candy when I was little. How'd you know?
Gillian: Actually, I didn't... So this is your favorite candy, huh?

(after she knows about it)
Gillian: I hope this candy makes you feel better, Katrina.
Katrina: This was my dad's candy... I could never eat this. I think I'll hold onto it instead.
Gillian: Sounds like a good idea.

(if she saw it at the house)
Katrina: This is the same candy from before, isn't it? I like it a lot.
Gillian: So this is your favorite candy, huh?

(again)
Gillian: Would you like some more?
Katrina: Thanks. It's strange, I feel stronger just by having this.
Gillian: Doesn't surprise me...

(If you explain the origin of the candy here, the conversation is the same.)

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