Nights: Nights Into Dreams Support Thread


Smash Rookie
Aug 12, 2018

Nights into Dreams... is an action game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega Saturn in 1996. The story follows teenagers Claris and Elliot, who enter Nightopia, a dream world where all dreams take place. With the help of Nights, an exiled "Nightmaren", they begin a journey to stop the evil ruler Wizeman from destroying Nightopia and consequently the real world. Players control Nights flying through Claris and Elliot's dreams to gather enough energy to defeat Wizeman and save Nightopia. The game is presented in 3D and imposes time limits on every level, in which the player must accumulate points to proceed.

Development began after the release of Sonic & Knuckles in 1994, although the concept originated during the development of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 two years prior. Development was led by Sonic Team veterans Yuji Naka, Naoto Ohshima, and Takashi Iizuka. Naka began the project with the main idea revolving around flight, and Ohshima designed the character Nights to resemble an angel that could fly like a bird. Ohshima designed Nights as an androgynouscharacter. The team conducted research on dreaming and REM sleep, and was influenced by the works and theories of psychoanalysts Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. An analogue controller, the Saturn 3D controller, was designed alongside the game and included with some retail copies.
Nights into Dreams received acclaim for its graphics, gameplay, soundtrack, and atmosphere. It has appeared on several lists of the best games made. An abbreviated Christmas-themed version, Christmas Nights, was released in December 1996. The game was ported to the PlayStation 2 in 2008 in Japan and a high-definition version was released worldwide for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows in 2012.

“A sequel, Nights: Journey of Dreams, was released for the Wii in 2007.”



Smash Journeyman
May 2, 2018
I've only played NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. But, I do support! I really hope the series gets a revival. Whether it's for the 3DS or Switch, I wouldn't mind at all. I just really want a revival.


Smash Journeyman
Jan 30, 2015
I only played a few levels of Nights into Dreams... but I really admired its beauty and uniqueness. One of the finest games of the fifth generation of gaming consoles. NiGHTS is definitely not undeserving of a spot in Smash. Sad how little support she has around here.


Smash Cadet
Jul 18, 2018
New Zealand (North Island)
Switch FC
SW 4992 4736 4492
I've never played either NiGHTS games, but a friend of mine told me about it since he has the game on steam, and I instantly fell in love with the series after watching the Journey of Dreams cutscenes online. I've still yet to get the original game on steam or find some Facebook Mom trying to sell their copy of Journey of Dreams, but I already know NiGHTS is well deserving of a slot in Smash Bros, and I also belive the NiGHTS series has alot of potential for a revival (IIRC Bayonetta was revived from being in Smash Bros)


Smash Cadet
Apr 27, 2014
hmm remember when I would post about NiGHTS joining Super Smash Bros & some guy told me that would never happen! But I still hope it could happen.
Nov 7, 2018
I may be a few hours late, but happy an 24th anniversary of NiGHTS into Dreams to all of you! (it's also on a summer sale until 9th)

Also, this game holds a special place on my heart in nostalgia, so I'm all okay for a supporter list.
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