Game Information
Shining in the Darkness
Shining in the Darkness
Original System:
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
Developer:
Sonic Co. & Climax Co.
Gameplay Style:
First person dungeon crawler
Release and Version Information
These are versions of the game that have been released to the public. There are of course other releases such as pirate copies/compilations and preview/demo copies in which various aspects of the game may be different, some of which may be found listed in the Collectables section.
Shining & the Darkness
Version:
Japanese
System:
Sega Mega Drive
Released:
29 March 1991
System:
Sega Mega Drive
Price:
8,700 yen
Rarity:
Common
Publisher:
Sega Japan
Shining in the Darkness
Version:
USA
System:
Sega Genesis
Released:
1991
System:
Sega Genesis
Price:
Unknown
Rarity:
Common
Publisher:
Sega USA
Shining in the Darkness
Version:
European
System:
Sega Mega Drive
Released:
November 1991
System:
Sega Mega Drive
Price:
UK24.99
Rarity:
Uncommon
Publisher:
Sega Europe
Shining in the Darkness
Version:
Brazilian
System:
Sega Mega Drive
Released:
Unknown
System:
Sega Mega Drive
Price:
Unknown
Rarity:
Hard to Find
Publisher:
TecToy
Shining in the Darkness
Version:
Asian
System:
Sega Mega Drive
Released:
Unknown
System:
Sega Mega Drive
Price:
Unknown
Rarity:
Hard to Find
Publisher:
Unknown
Overview
"The King of Thornwood is beside himself with worry. His daughter and his most trustworthy knight, Mortred, have disappeared. You, as the son of Mortred, must unravel the mystery!"
  - from the Shining in the Darkness box.

Shining in the Darkness was the first in Sega's Shining series of games. It was released in 1991 for the Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis for those of you in the USA). The style of gameplay is quite different than that of the later Shining games, with the exception of Shining the Holy Ark for Sega Saturn.

Shining in the Darkness sees you as the young son of the brave Knight, Sir Mortred. While accompanying Princess Jessa to the Queen's Shrine, your father and the Princess strangely vanish, and it is your quest to discover their whereabouts. As you wander through the dungeons (1st person perspective) and converse with the King and his associates in the castle, the mystery will start to become a little clearer. Battling through hoardes of evil monsters, you strive to become a Shining Knight to defeat the evil Dark Sol and avenge your father.

An epic tale, this game will last you quite some time, with it's tough riddles, seemingly endless labyrinths and involving storyline. A absolute 'must' for all Shining fans!