Truth be told, the storyline in Nectaris is pretty basic and rather
generic. And yet somehow, despite this, the story successfully
establishes the premise of the game and provides an appropriate context
and atmosphere for the lunar battles. Unfortunately, all but one of the
Nectaris games rehash, verbatim, the original storyline from 1989.
This is partly due to the fact that many of the releases were straight
ports of the original PC-Engine game, but it is also due to the fact that
Hudson Soft was uninspired (some might say lazy) when developing the
"updated" releases. So, what was the sole title that
actually attempted to add one or two twists to the original
storyline? 1994's Neo Nectaris ... although a bulk of Neo
Nectaris' story is recycled from the original as well.
Nectaris Storyline: Japanese vs. North American Versions (1989,
HuCard, PC-Engine / TurboGrafx-16)
8 panel storyboard. The original Japanese
presented with a brand new English translation (exclusive to BASE
NECTARIS) which reveals that the TurboGrafx-16 version made a few minor
alterations to the story when it was localized for North America. As a
bonus, the "Game Over" sequence is given the same treatment
(no significant differences between Japanese & English versions were
found). The unrivalled drama of the Original
Introductory Cinema (1989) awaits you in all of its' glory.
Nectaris Cinema Scenes (1994,
Super CD, PC-Engine DUO)
Does the image to the left look familiar? Yes, the opening cinema in Neo
Nectaris stays true the original storyline, but nearly all of the
imagery is brand-new and depicts lunar warfare and troop
movements. Neo Nectaris offers two more cinemas (midpoint
& ending sequences) that stand out as the only creative innovations
ever introduced to the Nectaris storyline. View the Neo
Nectaris Cinema Scenes (1994) and see what happens when Hudson
actually puts effort into a Nectaris game.
Storyline (1995, IBM PC-DOS)
Currently, the text of the introduction and ending is available...
despite being a German game, the story is in English (and is rather
confusing at times). Learn all about the Republik, Moonwars, Triton, and
the Technocons (yes, the Technocons!) in this adulterated version of the
basic Nectaris storyline. The "ancient generals" request your
presence at the German
Nectaris Storyline (1995, PC-DOS). May your tactics lead
| THINGS TO
LOOK FORWARD TO :
||Screenshots of the the cinema scenes from Nectaris
GB, PlayStation Nectaris and hopefully other titles as well.