Hi guys, hope you all had a good time over the holidays! New Year's Eve is just around the corner, bringing 2015 to a close. I like to think it was a success for the site, I got a fair chunk of stuff fixed and started the NiGHTS into Webcomics series. MidniteandBeyond also supplied us with a walkthrough of both "NiGHTS into Dreams…" and "Christmas NiGHTS" the latter of which is now available in the same location in the Gameplay section!
SEGA Symphony had an entire act dedicated to NiDs music, which I'm still hoping to hear haha! NiGHTS also featured twice in special events for Sonic Runners this year, showing that Sonic Team won't be forgetting NiGHTS any time soon
First4Figures revealed their magnificent NiGHTS statue this year as well, which is actually something I'd like to talk about just now. See the plan was, I was going to save up and buy myself one of these statues, and then buy two to give away on this site. Reality unfortunately had other plans, and ultimately I had to limit it to only 1 statue to give away here. Sadly, now it's looking like I won't be able to afford this one either, and even the one for myself is a bit touch and go just now. I was originally going to post here saying that I was going to have to cancel getting one for the site but this really irked me as I hate promising stuff and not delivering, I'm even on verbal record on RadioSEGA's SEGALounge talking about it.
Then I got thinking, what if there was a way the community could help out, since it's for a community event? I thought briefly of asking for donations but shut that down straight away. So I've thought of a way that I can work for the money needed for the giveaway statue, and the community can help me out with it as well. Commissions!
I'm offering full colour digital images of whatever fictional character you can think of. These will be of the same quality as the images I post here (though if I'm being paid I dare say I'll even up the ante)! Other examples of my work can be found here.
The price for a single character is £30, with additional characters being an extra £10 each. The background is included in the price. I'm totally ripping myself off here but I'm happy to do it as long as I can raise the funds to get a statue that will be then given away to one of you. It's a romantic thought isn't it, the community pulling together to create their own events? I like to think so haha. If you are interested in a commission space email me at "email@example.com" and I'll be in contact about whether or not a space is available (I don't want to bite off more than I can chew, I may have to do this in waves haha).
Thank you so much for reading this, I know it looks desperate, but that's because it is! XD I really want for there to be events such as giveaways on this site again but unfortunately this costs money, something I'm not in an abundance of. It's NiGHTS' 20th birthday on July so that's what I'm aiming for, a big celebration then with this statue as a prize!
Warming up the ol' graphics tablet,
Dex la Cabra~!
Has it really been a year since the last Christmas post on here!?
Naturally with the holiday right around the corner I had to get a new picture online! I'm uploading it now as I don't think I'll be able to tomorrow, so have it a day early! Also uploaded is the 4 page christmas special of NiGHTS into Webcomics which can be seen here!
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays to our non-Christian members You've all been on top form this year, here's hoping next year is as filled with NiGHTS stuff as this one was!
Don't eat too much ;D
Dex la Cabra~!
Well I wasn't expecting this! Sonic Runners updates today, allowing people to earn 3 new buddies; Christmas NiGHTS, a Christmas Nightopian and The Red Ideya of Courage! I needed a reason to get back into the game and it looks like I've found it haha, I'll update this page when I have more information (and am not getting ready for work ).
Well isn't this a wee delight? DiGi Valentine, the man who needs no introduction here, has released the next episode of "Who Dat?" and guess which nightmaren takes centre stage?
No not Reala, the other one!
I for one think that this is a job well done in describing NiGHTS, and I personally agree with the point that people often forget NiGHTS' Nightmaren heritage, long live the bad boy/girl!
Also was that this very site I spotted in the video? ;P
Glad the purple menace is still getting love,
Dex la Cabra~!
Happy Halloween everyone! I'm uploading the festivities a day early as tomorrow is my favourite day of the year, so I'm not sure if i'll be around to post tomorrow. I hope you all have a great time over the weekend, don't go too nuts with the candy ;D Are any of you doing anything NiGHTS related this Halloween? If so, be sure to share it with us!
"NiGHTS into Webcomics" also has a 4 page Halloween special today here (in the reading section to the left.) The normal upload schedule will continue on the 9th of November (the following Monday) continuing Elliots adventures in Splash Garden.
Despite its object-like appearance, The Ideya Captures in NiD are actually Nightmaren aswell. Beta footage of NiD showed that before the final release the Ideya Capture had a different model, looking more akin to a hot air balloon as opposed to the almost jellyfish-like form of the final version.
A resident of Nightopia, Octopaw appears throughout the various dreamscapes of JoD. Cowardly by nature, Octopaw will flee the player just for getting close, creating rings as it flies through the air. This is how the link missions are constructed, through following Octopaw and passing through every ring it leaves behind. Concept art exists of a Pink Octopaw which was never used in-game.
JP Remake Translation:
"A very cheerfully, innocent, race inhabiting Nightopia, the world of dreams. They love having a good time, which they do by showing passing visitors fun dreams doing things like singing or dancing. It's just in their nature to do whatever they can to let visitors enjoy themselves!"
In NiD Nightopians can be found within all of the levels bar Twin Seeds. They are a part of the games "A-Life system", and depending on how you treat them the music will change. This can be monitored on the "Christmas NiGHTS" demo disc, allowing you to see the happiness level of each Nightopian. This was included in the PS2 remake as well, and later on in the more recent port for PS3, Xbox 360 & PC.
The Nightopians have no hierarchy and are incapable of working together for a common goal. Through specific breeding however, a Superpian can be created (Malan has created a guide here for us all to use) which even builds a castle within the level it was created.
In JoD the Nightopians act the same as they do within levels in NiD, but in this game there is another feature. If you Paraloop either Nightopians or Nightmaren, instead of killing them like in NiD, they are transported to a separate world called "My Dream". Here they can be kept and are fed with Blue Chips. Any Nightmaren paralooped to here will eat Nightopians though, so it is in your best interest to remove them. Depending on how many Mepians or Nightmaren you have, the landscape will change accordingly.
Mepians are present in both games and are created the same way within the games; by throwing a Nightmaren, turning it into a sphere, and allowing the sphere to come in contact with a Nightopian. This will create an egg, inside of which is a fusion of the two called a Mepian. It is essentially a Nightopian with randomised Nightmaren features.
Hollows are Owl-like Nightmaren that spit orbs at NiGHTS if he flies straight in front of you. Being hit by this will cause NiGHTS to lose 5 seconds from the timer.
Mamus are peculiar Nightmaren that resemble fish. They surround themselves with spike balls which cause NiGHTS to lose 5 seconds when touched.
A Nightmaren resembling some form of shellfish, they will latch onto NiGHTS and drag him to the ground. They explode once they reach the ground, taking 5 seconds off the timer.
A sheep-like Nightmaren, They don't pose much of a threat to NiGHTS. They will inflate their puffy bodies to get in the way slightly, but are easily dispatched.
Verols appear like chameleons in their true form. They can disguise themselves as the games collectable Blue Chips, fooling you into taking damage.
Cuttles are an odd, almost jellyfish-like Nightmaren. They create a false ring of electricity which shocks NiGHTS should he make contact. This will result in 5 seconds being taken from the timer. The aim is to either fly through it or avoid it completely.
A tropical fish-like Nightmaren, Party will whip its tail at NiGHTS if the player gets too close. Contact will result in the usual 5 seconds from the timer.
A Nightmaren resembling a lion, Gaos run around the levels they inhabit and are quite fast. They will periodically surround themselves with electricity, causing NiGHTS to lose 5 seconds from the timer should he make contact during this time.
Crewle & Pole
Two Nightmaren working together, Crewle sits atop Poles head as they terrorise Nightopia. They attack by using the orbs around them to not only take 5 seconds from the timer but shrink NiGHTS. The players speed is proportionally slower in this temporary state.
These Nightmaren walks the floors of Nightopia, jumping at NiGHTS should he pass. They attempt to freeze you by spitting ice, resulting in 5 seconds gone from the timer.
A gumball shaped Nightmaren similar to Puffy from NiD. Donbalon has a four-pointed jester hat, a large clownlike nose, feathers and a large ruff around his neck. Underneath his waistcoat is his body, which has a patchwork appearance. His arms are incredibly thin & long, with white gloves over his hands.
Donbalon's arena is a vertical structure with various obstacles on the way up. The goal is to keep throwing Donbalon upwards past these obstacles and to the top, where he is popped by the sharp teeth of the face at the top.
His themes are called "Drifting Donbalon".
A gigantic fish-like Nightmaren covered in spiky armour and sporting a Salvador Dali-esque mustache, with huge wild eyes.
Girania is possibly the largest Nightmaren you face, towering over NiGHTS easily. He fights by swimming through the rock floor of his coliseum and leaping at NiGHTS, biting with his sharp teeth. To defeat him you must grab on to him and throw him. This breaks apart his body and reveals what his form is created by; hundreds of coloured orbs. Once you get to this stage, your aim is to Paraloop as many of these orbs as possible within the few seconds before he regenerates. The more you Paraloop, the smaller he becomes. Eventually he becomes small enough to defeat through regular throwing.
His themes are called "Giant Girania".
A chameleon with no legs, sporting a waistcoat, magician's cape and top-hat, topped off with a black and white magician's wand. Chamelan's definitely one of the sharpest dressed Nightmaren you encounter.
Chamelan's arena is arguably the most confusing at first. He hides behind a large veil you must Paraloop to tear, and try to locate where he has hidden behind it. Behind the veil are large playing cards, which count down to 1 the closer you are to his hiding place. There are also transparent cards that lead to bombs, but these are easily noticed and aren't typically a threat. Once you uncover Chamelan, he panics and doesn't run away, giving you time to give him a final Paraloop to his actual body, defeating him. A useful hint is that once Chamelan starts hiding behind the veil, you can see a slight shimmering where he is, which you can follow until he stops, allowing you to take him out as fast as possible.
His themes are called "Cackling Chamelan".
A cat dressed in witchs clothes with a pole for legs. She spawns smaller cats that only have heads and tails, like tadpoles.
If Chamelan's fight is the most confusing at first, Bomamba's is the most frustrating. She perches on top of a large table that hangs over a huge hole in the ground. The goal is to get every cat she releases to go down the holes in the table by tilting it from specific handles. If the cats are stationary for too long however, they will stand on their tails and rocket towards you. Once every table has been beaten Bomamba will plummet into the hole in the ground, defeated.
Her themes are called "Bony Bomamba".
Two dog-like Nightmaren linked by chains to an orb in the middle, which in the second battle turns out to be a third Nightmaren. The main two have large spiked orbs for bodies, the heads of snarling dogs and long thin legs with claws. The third Nightmaren has the same head, but made of energy. This head will appear and produce spikes on its body if NiGHTS takes too long to reach it.
The goal of this fight is to get to the middle orb and throw it, making the other two heads slam into each other. The Rocket Persona mask is needed to do so, as the the middle head will protect itself if you aren't fast enough getting to it. Simply slam their heads together enough times to beat them.
His themes are called "Clashing Cerberus".
A crown wearing spider that lives on rings of metal above a vat of lava.
Queen Bella will produce silk balls throughout the battle, which you must use to throw at the metal rings, destroying them and breaking her foothold over the lava. She will leap over the gaps you create in the rings if you are not quick enough. A well placed initial first shot can actually defeat Queen Bella. Simply destroy every segment of metal under her at once to send her to a horrid defeat burning in liquid hot magma.
Her themes are called "Queen Bella's Ball".