Posts Tagged ‘Nights into dreams’

Candy Coloured Clowns: Nights Into Dreams Out Now

By Adam Smith on December 18th, 2012.

I missed out on Nights Into Dreams but I feel I should describe it as ‘much-loved’, or possibly ‘cult favourite’? Does that sound about right? Steam describes it as follows: “Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked. With enhanced graphics, achievements, leaderboards, and playable content from Christmas NiGHTS”. The reason Steam is describing it is because the HD re-release is now available on PC for £5.99. Videos and words have led me to believe that it’s an on-rails flying game set in colourful dreams and nightmares.

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The Bright Coloured Nights Rises

By John Walker on July 5th, 2012.

Creatures without spikey hair were MURDERED by Sega.

When you think of Sega classics, it’s rather easy to forget Nights. The blue-spikey one gets most of that attention. But the Saturn-based a-bit-like-Sonic-thing is to return in an HD remake. Rather sickeningly keeping the awful “Nights into dreams…” moniker, and maintaining the lack of upper-case letters, it wouldn’t have been my first guess if someone had asked which Sega franchised would next be revived. But it was awfully popular in the 90s, and perhaps has fallen out of people’s memories in the decade since, despite already receiving a remake for the PS2 in 2008 – er, despite being two years into the PS3’s lifetime, and only in Japan. But clearly there’s more confidence this time. You can grab a quick glance of it in the trailer below.

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