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Developer Konami (SCD)
Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo (SS)
Publisher Konami
Platform(s) Sega CD
Sega Saturn
Release date Japan March 29, 1996 (SS)
USA December 1994 (SCD)
Europe January 1995 (SCD)
Genre Adventure
ESRB:ESRB T.svg - Teen
ELSPA:ELSPA 18.png - Eighteen years and older
Mode(s) 1 player
Sega CD:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Sega Saturn:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Sega Genesis / CD / 32x:

Snatcher is an adventure game, originally developed and published by Konami in 1988 for the NEC PC-8801 personal computer. It is a spin-off in the Metal Gear series and as such, is written by Hideo Kojima.

Snatcher was ported to two different Sega systems: Sega CD and Sega Saturn. The Sega CD version was a modified port of Snatcher for NEC's Super CD-ROM² released earlier in 1992, albeit with many references to pop culture, violence, and sexual innuendos being replaced with other elements or completely removed. It is the only version that was translated into English and the only one who did not release in Japan, albeit unofficial translations of the MSX2 version in English and other languages was been made by fans. Optional The Justifier support was also added to the shooting segments.

The Sega Saturn version, released more than a month after the PlayStation version, remained exclusive to Japan. Several elements from the Sega CD version, such as the Theme of Tara song, was brought to both 32-bit iterations of the game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スナッチャー
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