Official Title  Kamaitachi no Yoru Tokubetsu-hen
Common Title  Kamaitachi no Yoru Tokubetsu-hen
Serial Number(s)  SLPS-01794
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Adventure  / Sound novel

Developer  Astroll.
Publisher  Chunsoft.
Date Released  3 December 1998
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLPS-01794
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
523 MB
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
185 MB
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  4932345996082  - 


Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

Kamaitachi no Yoru ("The Night of the Sickle Weasels"?) is a sound novel developed and published by Chunsoft. The game was first released on November 25, 1994 for the Super Famicom. It became available on the Virtual Console in February, 2007 for 800 Wii Points. The story-line was written by Takemaru Abiko and production was directed by Kazuya Asano and Koichi Nakamura.

Kamaitachi no Yoru was the second sound novel developed by Chunsoft, and its popularity brought a myriad of other companies to develop similar games. The term "sound novel" was originally a registered trademark of Chunsoft, but is now regarded as a whole genre of its own. The game sold close to a million copies (including remakes and ports), making it a financial success as well.

The game revolves around Toru and his girlfriend Mari, who are suddenly drawn into a horrible murder mystery while on vacation at a skiing lodge. The first part of the games develops as a crime-solving adventure. Additional murders occur if the player is unable to find clues, and the story culminates into a horror movie-esque ending.

When the player completes the main story with a certain number of different endings, two additional stories (the occult chapter and spy chapter) are unlocked. When all three stories are finished with every possible ending, two more self-parodical stories also become available. Fulfilling one final requirement allows the player to unlock a parody of Torneko no Daiboken: Fushigi no Dungeon.

The additional stories cover a wide variety of themes, and are completely unrelated to each other and to the main story. Though the same set of characters is used throughout the game, the character settings differ significantly in each story.

* Toru: The main character of the game. He was given the name Toru Yajima in later instalments, but was simply referred to as "Toru" in the original version. He has a one-sided crush on Mari, and was overjoyed when she invited him to go on a skiing trip with her.
* Mari: The heroine of the story. She was given the name Mari Kobayashi in later instalments, but was simply referred to as "Mari" in the original version. She attends the same college as Toru, and her uncle owns a ski lodge in Shinshu. It is yet to be known whether she has feelings for Toru.

PlayStation version:
* A flow chart was added, and choices were colored according to whether they had been chosen in previous playthroughs. The player may also replay past scenes.
* Vibration added.
* Two more additional stories were added.
* Changes in unlocking the extra story-lines and parodies.
* Improved graphics.
* Added background information on characters.

  Manufacturer's description:

Packed with tips for solving mysteries! ! Journal unpublished novel version of game! ! Now is a criminal who is.

  • First person perspective.
  • 2D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Mystery theme.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  3 Blocks
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller / Analog Controller ( Dual Shock Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  Yes
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.9.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=1,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.9.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe Cdrom plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  Yes.
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move between answers:  D-Pad
  Select answer:  Circle Button
  Menu actions:  Triangle Button



 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 1415 x 1402 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 1019 KB
Dim. - 1765 x 1376 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 1019 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 500 x 503 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 45 KB

  • Kamaitachi no Yoru Tokubetsu-hen [Playstation the Best] [SLPS-91187]   

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