Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked.
User reviews: Very Positive (282 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 17, 2012

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"Nights is a creative, challenging experience that's just as hard to peel away even today, and serves to remind how brilliant Sega was in its prime."

About This Game

Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. 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, this beloved title is back and better than ever.

Key Features:

  • Hd Dreams

    See NiGHTS come to life like never before with HD graphics and widescreen. All 7 original dreams have been enhanced for an invigorated gameplay experience.

  • Christmas Nights
    Experience the holiday season early with playable content from Christmas NiGHTS.

  • Achievements and Leaderboards
    Track your progress against the most dedicated NiGHTS fans in the world.

  • Saturn Dreams
    Long-time fans can re-play the game in its original form.

  • Extras

    The Movie Theater and Gallery offer a behind-the-scenes look at the story and artwork that make NiGHTS into dreams… so special.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/Win7/Win 8
    • Processor:Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz/Athlon 64 3000+ or Equivalent & above
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 8600/AT Radeon HD3650) & above
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Additional:2GB Memory required on Vista
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & above
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB (NVIDIA GeForce GTS250/ATI Radeon HD 4850) & above
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Additional:2GB Memory required on Vista
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 52 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
It's a good port! You'll probably want a controller for it.

This was by far and away Yuji Naka's best game. It's an early illustration of how games can be art. Naka proved through level design and gameplay you could create a cohesive story with virtually no narrative. Armed only with metaphors and imagery; the story is imparted in a way that no other art form could allow.

In my 15 years owning NiGHTS on Saturn; I never realized any of this. It was only when I repurchased this game recently that I started seeing how brilliant the story is. I won't ruin the imagery and the different ways it relates to the overall theme. I will say however that it's a timeless coming of age story. Each and every piece of scenery is a metaphor for growing up. One can quite literally relive different phases of their childhood through this imagery.

When I say every piece of scenery, art, gameplay, and level design. I mean it quite literally. It was all designed metaphorically to relate to the process of maturing into an adult. You could write a book about how the art can be interpreted alone.

Not only this, but it's so simple anyone can complete the game. Yet so complex you'll never be able to truly master the tracks. If you're a Sonic fan and want a sense of speed. This game gives it to you like no other. By taking away the platforming elements. The developers could focus the gameplay on acrobatic moves and highscoring through high speeds with few obstacles to slow you down.

The dynamic/evolving music engine was also quite novel and innovative. By nurturing the nightopians, breading them with the nightmarens, or destroying the nightopians the moods of the creatures would change. Depending on their mood the music would change slightly. This system allows the music to stay fresh and familiar, but never truly repetitive. Being able to interact with the nightopians in such a unique fashion really gave some players a bond with the world of NiGHTS.

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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Extremely fun score based game, it's quite fun trying get the highest score. There ARE a few hackers that hold the usually 5 or so scores which I wish they'd fix but other than that great game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
For someone who played NiGHTS since childhood, and being a big fan of the NiGHTS series, this has been amazingly nostalgic to me.
After my friend gifted this to me, i was surprised.. for how good the port is and that it actually exists in steam, including that there's both Saturn version and the newer version in the game, leaving the choice up to your nostalgic factor.
I'd recommend mostly for those who played NiGHTS before, but also for those who'd love to experience an amazingly artistic game of the old SEGA.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
It's a charming game that's still really fun to play even to this day.

It's one of those games that everyone should play.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Relaxing, trippy, charming.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Game created by Sonic Team for SEGA Saturn. You can really feel the matter of speedrunning and going for perfect scores, espacialy when you have limited time. It has both remastered and oldschool version of the game. I prefer remastered one. I might some day try to master it though it's not easy.

Pros:
- Good game for both casuals (just to pass levels) and hardcores (fully complete);
- Sonic fans might like it;
- Mechanic at first confusing but later on easy to understand;
- Great music.

Cons:
- Honestly I don't know what's bad in this game... IMO I don't like kids in this game but without them the plot would be in chaos.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
This has been one of my favourite games since the Saturn, and this version is pretty much the same game with shinier graphics. I haven't had any technical problems with it so far and the controller is smoother to play with than a Saturn controller. NiGHTs is difficult to compare with other games, it is like a platformer but with lots of flashy acrobatic flying around the screen instead of jumping. The system will take a lot of getting used to but after that it's actually quite a simple game to play. It is good for short play sessions, most of the challenge will come from trying to beat your own scores as the process of completing the game is quite easy. The story and world are fun, you are in a dream world being invaded by nightmares, it ranges from chill-out to surreal to faintly creepy. There is no death, only running out of time, but the timing can be very tight and enemies will knock 5 seconds off your 120 second time limit. The music is pretty cool, if a little experimental.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Super old game surprised its here on steam now, i use to play this on Sega Saturn when that console was actually.....well a console lol. For an older game it has tight controlls and is a time attack game, if you dont like suqeezing every last second out of a game this one is not for you.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
This game is great. Better than I remember.. Most of you playing are playing because its something nostalgic for you from your childhood.

Some of you are confused and wrong about what this game does and doesnt have..

Controller and Fullscreen Support -- It has both.
1080p -- Check.

That being said, it is apparently difficult for some people to find these options.
Right click on the game in your Steam Library, Click Game Configuration.

When that comes up, pick your controler, and or set your resolution and fullscreen mode if you like.

Next.. There are two game modes "Sega Saturn Dreams" and "Brand New Dreams"
From what I can tell, Sega Saturn Dreams is just that -- Full Saturn Port.. No high-res graphics..
But!
Brand New Dreams Fixes all of that, fresh new graphics, full 1080p support WIth at least the first level being almost exactly the same, but better! (I dont know about the others, i havent played fully through it yet.)

This game is everything you want.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I did not grow up with the Saturn (or the Dreamcast), so I was kinda looking forward to playing this game for the first time. I honestly did not expect much from the gameplay going into it. I committed to getting all the A-ranks and achievements, and I ended up having a lot of fun (and some frustration) doing it.

First of all, I was suprised with the game's soundtrack and sound design. I absolutely love the soundtrack and have been listening to it all week. NiGHTS' character design is amazing, and although the 3-D cutscenes are looking dated, I had to remind myself that this game came out in 1996. All things considered, I'm pretty impressed by this game, and there's no denying that the ending, with the credits and the song, definitely put a little tear in my eye. They also included some unlockable goodies (cutscenes, artwork, an interview with the creator, and a different game mode which is mostly a reskin).

Aftering experiencing NiGHTS into dreams, I definitely wish I had grown up with this game. If you're into the SEGA style of games or story-telling (like Sonic Adventure stuff), then you might give this one a try.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Awesome, charming and beautiful. It's a platform game without a platform, because you fly all over the scenario. The gameplay is speedy and the soundtrack is the best I ever listened in my lifetime of gaming. If SEGA had continued following this formula, we could still have better titles like this nowadays. It's easily one of my favorite games. Better played with a controller.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
I can get high just by looking at it
AcidTrip/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
I have no idea what's going on, but it's captivating and I like it. Controls feel great and the soundtrack is super upbeat. Reading the manual — or "How to play" — is probably a good idea. (Never played NiGHTS before, so no nostalgia factor here.)
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Got from humble Sega bundle, don't know how to play, can't understand anything, 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
go buy this
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
I can see why this game made people buy a Sega Saturn.
I can also see why a lot of people didn't buy a Sega Saturn.
Controls take some time getting used to, but when you do the game's pretty great.
I recommend playing it if just for the final level.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
I can see from the other reviews that many of you can't figure out what to do. I don't really blame you because the game doesn't directly explain it. You have to collect at least 20 of the small blue orbs to destroy the large blue orb, then go to the gazebo looking thing to advance to the next part of the level. The stars and rings and such are all for points.

This game is extremely fun once you figure out what you're doing. If you're in the right mood, it can even be a magical experience. It's easy to see why it became a cult classic.

The remastered graphics in "Brand New Dreams" look great, but even the original Sega Saturn graphics hold up surprisingly well.

The only complaint I have with this game is that it's very short and easy, but leaderboards and achievements give it replay value.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
When I purchased the Jet Set Radio port there were severe controller issues that rendered it unplayable, for the longest time that kept me from purchasing the NiGHTS port. Now that I've played the port however it controls like butter on a hot knife, its fantastic. Outside of a few missing extras this is the best way to play, just make sure to grab a analog controller for the best experience.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
This game is so nostalgic for me. When I was child I tried this game at a supermarket and liked it, and when I went home I recommended it to my brother. Then, we went to the supermarket again so he could test it. We didn't know the game's title but we called it: "wizard and witch" :D

This game is weird but makes you happy. Amazing soundtrack though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
A mediocore port of a spectacular set of games. This set includes the Sega Saturn Nights into Dreams, the Japan only PS2 update of the game, and Christmas Nights, the festive pseudo sequel. The graphics are quite good, even the older version, but with the updates it looks excellent, giving a dreamlike visual to a beautiful world. The music is excellent, suitably cheerful most of the time, but apprehensive when fighting the bosses and above all else, ethereal, dreamy, and very appropriate.

I am a bit biased, I love Nights, I admit, however we do need to talk about the controls. The original had the Sega Saturn controller with a special analog stick offering unparalleled freedom and maneuverability with Nights, our main character. The Steam version uses...the keyboard. Good god...it is very clunky and to my knowledge, the game does not support the use of a control pad. However, if you have a logitech controller, you can map the keys to the control pad, which is HIGHLY recommended. Otherwise, the controls are a chore for such a beautiful, stellar game. With a controller, while not as good as on the Saturn, it is...enjoyable enough.

Do I recommend you get this package? Well, the Saturn version controls better, but for the price, convenience, and the graphical updates, I must recommend you pick this up...just be sure you have a logitech controller to map the controls to it, otherwise you may not enjoy the game as much as you should. Nights is a classic that should not be missed, just be prepared to tangle with the controls.

It is a great amount of content for the price.
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