On December 19th, 1996, Terranigma was released in the west. Quintet's final SNES release and part of a loose trilogy which also includes the superb Soul Blazer and Illusion of Gaia / Time (and ActRaiser, if you're feeling generous), Terranigma ranks as one of the best RPGs to grace Nintendo's 16-bit system – or any console, for that matter.

Why are we reporting on this news? Well, it's now been 23 years since Terranigma launched in Europe and Australia – an odd anniversary, true, but those fine folks at OverClocked Remix have marked the occasion with a new album which pays tribute to the game's amazing soundtrack, originally composed by Miyoko Takaoka and Masanori Hikichi.

Amazingly, Terranigma didn't see a release in the US as Enix had closed its North American office by that point (Nintendo itself handled the European localisation) – which makes the PAL version all the more important (copies regularly sell for well over £100 on eBay).

At the time of writing Terranigma hasn't been re-released on any modern system; we'd love to see it come to Nintendo Switch Online, if anyone who can make that happen is reading this.

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