Hi, and welcome to NiGHTopia!
You'll find a lot of info and media here about NiGHTS into dreams...,
the classic Sonic Team game, plus the excellent supplementary disc Christmas
NiGHTS, such as character profiles, a review, and probably the biggest
NiGHTS image gallery anywhere. Why not also check out the other areas
of the site, such as the download section where you can grab music and
video files and even fan games, the high score section where all my
personal times, links and scores are on display for you to compare yours
to, and the guestbook that allows you to leave your comments should
you wish to. If you prefer, you can e-mail me what you think about the
site. I welcome all comments and, if there are suggestions on how to
make this site better, I'm all ears :)
unless anything actually happens in the world of NiGHTS, barring silly
mobile phone games and cameos in other games, I won't update the site.
Yes, that means I'm going to update only if we get info on an actual
game coming out!!! Sorry about that... but if you're disappointed, just
go and look at the images, review, high scores and everything else this
site offers, which should be more than virtually any other NiGHTS fan
site out there.
Oh alright, I broke my word... read the last few updates below :)
...MOST RECENT UPDATES AND NEWS...
24 Mar 04 Another mail
from "Hugo". I've edited some links so they work but kept the mail body
14 Mar 04 A big treat for you all - over
100 new images from the Christmas NiGHTS Presents section, courtesy
of my Saturn, and my TV-In :) I've not bothered with naming them individually,
it'd take far too long, but they're all grouped according to the image
sections that they can be found in on the completed Presents screen. I've
had to host them elsewhere but it does mean that the traffic is offloaded
somewhere else without a bandwidth limit. As a result, I've had to add
them all to a brand new page 5 of the NiGHTS Museum section (click the
top link on the left), but it's also prompted me to edit the layout and
navigation method for the Museum as a whole, so now it's better looking,
and easier to use. What's more, all images now open in a new window, so
no more clicking of that back button :) CTRL-W or clicking the X at the
top right of the window will close it for you. As a reminder to myself
as well as to you, I was taking screenshots of the nice images you get
when you clear a present screen, but I didn't set things up right, and
I missed the third image (the one of NiGHTS), but got the Congratulations
image afterwards, so I've put an image placeholder on Museum Page 5 for
it, and will attempt to get it ASAP. The images (all 5MBs of them) are
all 720x576 screen captures, so they may look a little blurry, and for
a couple of moving shots, you'll see they might be a combination of two
frames (that's interlace for you), but they're excellent detail. I plan
on adding a few more in-game images soon... especially from NiGHTS itself.
I've paid for the webspace on which the NiGHTS intro and outro videos
are hosted, but it's still not back up. I'm not the only person paying
for it though, so I guess it depends on when the site owner can afford
his share too. I will keep you informed.
15 Feb 04
A couple of download links are currently offline because the containing
webspace required paying for. I'll let you know when it's back up.
24 Jan 04 I don't intend to keep the site as static as this for
as long as I have, so I do apologise for the lack of updates. I was sent
a curious e-mail about NiGHTS and religious references by a person called
"Hugo". I'll keep his contact details under wraps, but here's
the mail body:
I found some strange things about
Nights. It has secret religious references! First, the title of Nights
and Reala is "Nightmaren," which comes from "Nightmare," meaning :female
demon." Second, the main characters Claris and Elliot have symbolic
names. Claris is "Bright" and Elliot is "The Lord is My God." Third,
I noticed that "Wiseman the WIcked" reminds me of "Wise Man the WIcked,"
or wicked homo sapiens. In other words, two true beleivers are attacked
by wicked humanity and sent into the underworld. Note the alternate
name is "Ragnagard." It resembles a combination of "Ragna" (a baby name
page says it means "goddess") and "Gard" which alternatively means "yard,"
"enclosing." Finally, Nights, Super Monkeyball, and Billy Hatcher and
the Giant Egg came out in the same order as the Chinese Zodiac characters
of the Ram, the Monkey, and the Rooster/cockerel. Seems Naka-san truly
found some interesting inspiration here!
P.S. The font used in Nights apparently
is a modified Ondine/Formalscript 421 font. Look! I wonder what part from Jung's
writing Sonic Team took from? Another Nights page says this psychologist
inspired them! Nights is attracted to the idea of bravery...is /she
a coward? Coming up next in Reala: Reverie! Nights and Reala save ideas
from the corporate bubblegum machine!
Many links! I am sure dreaming!
Other things: look at Harlequin,
Jester and Kachina, I think they also are related, especially about
the Indonesian "divine jesters." How divine are Night and Reala? Punch
says: "Huzzah, Huzzah, the Devil's dead!" (from Kobbe's opera guide
on Birtqristle's Punch and Judy.) The "Punchiness" of Nights!
Gets you thinking, doesn't it? I'll have more updates soon.
05 Oct 2003 I've messed with the site coding so that it fits higher-res
screens and still works fine on smaller ones. I should have done it beforehand,
sorry!!! (at least you're getting updates now though ;)) In addition,
I've tidied the Downloads page up, and I also removed the What If..?
link, as it really doesn't seem to be attracting any attention whatsoever,
and I've not updated it for 4 years anyway.
04 Oct 2003 Even LONGER time since the last edit!!! I realised
that I had the ability to upload videos on a different webspace which
has a load of space left, so I have... the Intro and Outro to NiGHTS,
just for you :) And if you're good, I might even upload the Christmas
NiGHTS intro and outro as well, AND other items. Go check the downloads
06 Mar 2003 Long time since the last edit (that was in mid-2002
by the way - Ed, 05 Oct 03) !!! Stated my intention to leave the site
as it is until an actual NiGHTS game or even a sequel is announced. Mobile
phones games and cameos in other titles interest me not.