"A real gem from the legendary shmup factory that is Treasure, Sin & Punishment delivers a consistently action-packed experience from start to finish. A Japanese exclusive that finally saw an international release through the Wii Virtual Console in 2007, the combination of ranged and melee combat results in a varied gameplay experience. The story is nonsensical, and it is rock-hard, but well worth playing."
User Reviews (8)
"A brilliant shooter on rails, and one of the BEST N64 games bar none. The waves of enemies never stop, but the atmospheres are so well done you may not want them to. The music is perfect for the game's frenetic pace. So region mod your console or by it on the Wii VC. It's a must play and own for any N64 enthusiast."
"Expect to die a lot. Expect the story to make no sense. Expect the controls to be a bit cumbersome. Then have those expectations blown apart with a on-rail platformer-like shooter that is plenty challenging, lots of wacky bosses, and the over-the-top action with constant enemy barrages paired with a near perfect frame rate. You can't find another shooter like this on the N64."
"I remember reading about Sin and Punishment in a Nintendo Power preview. Their enthusiasm for the game stuck with me and I was disappointed when it was never released. Thankfully its surprise release on the Wii gave me the chance. Other than the story making absolutely no sense to me, I rather enjoyed its frantic gameplay. I hope Nintendo continues to release classic imports."
"This game IS my number one game of ALL TIME. I remember the day my dad ordered this (due to us being Treasure fans, I made a Radiant Silvergun dedicated cabinet!), and man, was that a good day. AMAZING controls (for an N64 action/shmup), crazy levels that range from sidescrolling to behind-view on-rails, and some of the best bosses ever. It is super AWESOME!"
"Once a Japan exclusive, thanks to the power of the Wii VC, even the western audiences can get this action packed title easily. It's a really hardcore on-rail shooter, something you'd expect from a Treasure game. Getting used to the controls can take a while and it's really hard, even on the easy setting you have to be focused to get trough. Slice! Booooom!!!"
"Treasure's wonderful rail shooter had quite a reputation. It was the most desirable N64 import game back in the day but it would take me several years until I finally play this on the Wii's virtual console. It was well worth the wait as I discovered an amazing, hardcore experience filled with Treasure magic. Not for the inpatient gamers out there. Get this game!"
"An adventure unlike anything before, Treasure delivers a crazy, yet fascinating world to save. Sin & Punishment delivered a tightly-packed action game with a steep learning curve and awesome fights from the beginning to the end, one which is always kept as a milestone through the assist trophy of protagonist Saki himself since Super Smash Bros. Brawl. A hidden gem among the hidden gems!"
"Cabal shooters were never really a big thing. There are some prime examples, like Wild Guns, but none are as good and memorable as Sin and Punishment. The constant adrenaline rush keeps you on the edge all the time (a staple of Treasure) and everything just clicks together into one big masterpiece. It's never boring, never annoying, but always hard. Never forget that, soldier."
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