Official Title  Twilight Syndrome - Special
Common Title  Twilight Syndrome - Special
Serial Number(s)  SLPS-01442-3
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Adventure

Developer  Human Entertaiment.
Publisher  Human Entertaiment.
Date Released  2 July 1998
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number


Serial Number In Disc SLPS-01442 SLPS-01443
Media Disc ID N / A N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  4959143900318  - 


Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

Twilight Syndrome Special is a compilation release featuring the first 2 games in the Twilight Syndrome serie:
- Twilight Syndrome: Tansaku-hen
- Twilight Syndrome - Kyumei Hen

Every high-school has its own dark secrets. Well, maybe not every; but in Japan, this seems to be a rather popular theme. Mysterious disappearances, ghostly photographs, untimely deaths, eerie sounds coming out of the music room - all these things attract the curiosity of three high-school girls: Yukari, Mika, and Chisato. At night, armed with nothing but a flashlight, the trio of heroines enters the dark school building, prepared to explore every corner, and investigate every urban legend they have heard of...

Tansaku-hen opens the Twilight Syndrome horror adventure series, defining its stylistic traits and gameplay. The game is divided into chapters, each dedicated to a particular "ghostly" story. Unlike most Japanese-style adventures, there is physical character navigation in the game; the player moves digitized images of the three girls on 2D backgrounds, in a manner somewhat similar to side-scrolling games - though many areas feature a third dimension, like in Western third-person perspective adventures.

The gameplay consists of two activities only: walking and occasionally choosing a dialogue option and/or action, as prompted by the game's narrative. There is no other kind of interaction, no inventory, and no combat. Different choices may lead to different endings; the next chapter can be accessed only if the player has not attained the "bad" ending.

Twilight Syndrome: Tansaku-hen abandons the nearly omnipresent anime/manga graphical style of Japanese games in favor of digitized images and photos of real people.

Twilight Syndrome - Kyumei Hen is a direct sequel to the first Twilight Syndrome game, continuing the spooky adventures of the three brave and reckless high-school girls: Yukari, Mika, and Chisato. The first mystery involves a girl named Sakura Himegami, who was killed in an accident many years ago; apparently, her ghost is still around somewhere. The trail leads to an abandoned path in the mountains; Mika decides to venture there, while the other two are going back to school at night, hoping to find more clues.

The gameplay is identical to that of the previous entry: the player navigates the digitized images of the girls over 2D backgrounds in a side-scrolling/third-person perspective manner, searching for clues, triggering scenes, and choosing responses and/or actions when prompted by the narrative. As in the first game, these choices may influence the course of the story, and lead to various endings of the chapters; reaching a "bad" ending prevents the player from continuing to the next chapter.

  Manufacturer's description:

All 10 episodes in the story omnibus + a.
Acoustic fear double sound effects 3D. Headphones are recommended.
Verification results are judged by the evil truth behind the rumors of Daikichi Gil. You can enjoy more of the following scenarios of Gil.
There is no complex operations. Anyone can play a simple operation.
Rumors spread of rumors out there until transferred to the school, familiar from the first fear, heart hit the ear.

  • Third person perspective.
  • 2D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Horror & Mystery themes.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  2 Blocks
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.7.0
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=2,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.7.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe Cdrom plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it (Digital only).
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 character / Move between answers -  D-Pad
  Run -  X Button
  Select action / Select answer -  Circle Button
  Cancel in menus -  Triangle Button



 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 505 x 512 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 17 KB
Dim. - 500 x 443 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 88 KB
 - Disc Cover

  • Twilight Syndrome - Tansaku-hen [SLPS-00102]  - 
  • Twilight Syndrome - Kyumei-hen [SLPS-00405]  - 

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