Video Game History: Snatcher (Sega CD)

Snatcher Sega CD boxart Konami

For hardcore Konami/Sega CD fans, there are few games that rival the fan-favorite Snatcher. While it was released on several systems in Japan, it only appeared on the Sega CD here in America. It was the 2nd game by Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, which led many Metal Gear fans seeking to play this retro gem after hearing about it.

Main protagonist Snatcher Sega CD

Despite the pretty slick graphics for the time, it was really an old-school adventure game. Mostly running around through text-menus and whatnot. But it was inspired by movies like Blade Runner and The Terminator.

Character cast Snatcher Sega CD

It’s main draw is the story of course, and it featured impressive cut-scenes, cast of characters, and even voice-acting.

Tiny Metal Gear robot Snatcher Sega CD Konami

Since I’ve never owned a Sega CD, I never had the chance to play it myself. I’m surprised Konami hasn’t tried to release it on XBLA or PSN. I do admit that the old-school adventure genre is not exactly easy to swallow these days at least by this new generation of gamers.

Metal Gear mk II Snatcher Sega CD

But also worth noting is that there is a Metal Gear tank in Snatcher. The Metal Gear Mk. II is your assistant in the game. Unlike his giant brothers, he’s just a little bitty robot buddy.

Metal Gear mk iii Metal Gear Solid 4 guns of the Patriots

Kojima decided to bring it back in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. It provided a similar role for Snake as he did in Snatcher as a little helper.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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