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'''Megami Tensei''' (デジタル・デビル物語 女神転生, Dejitaru Debiru Monogatari: Megami Tensei) is the first game in the Megami Tensei series. It was developed by "Wolf Team" (the subsidiary of Nihon Telenet which is now "Namco Tales Studio"), and was released for the Famicom by Namcot in 1987 (there was also a prior version released for the MSX.
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{{For|the first [[Atlus]]-developed RPG game in the ''Megami Tensei'' franchise|other things with the name "Megami Tensei"|Megami Tensei (disambiguation)}}
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|romaji = Dejitaru Debiru Sutōrī: Megami Tensei
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|developer = [[Atlus]]
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'''''Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei''''' is the first of two games in the [[Megami Tensei (Series)|''Megami Tensei'' series]] released for the Family Computer. It started the ''Megami Tensei'' franchise as we know it, though [[Megami Tensei (Telenet)|a related title of the same name]] was released for various computers some months earlier. The game's title refers to [[Yumiko Shirasagi]]'s true identity as the reincarnation of the great goddess [[Izanami]].
   
It was later enhanced-remade along with [[Megami Tensei II]] in a Super Famicom games known as ''[[Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei]]''.
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An enhanced remake of this and ''[[Megami Tensei II]]'' was later released for the Super Famicom, titled ''[[Kyūyaku Megami Tensei]]''. The original game was also later ported to mobile devices.
   
== Gameplay ==
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On June 18, 2020, {{w|Bandai Namco Entertainment|Bandai Namco}} announced that ''Megami Tensei'' would be a part of the third DLC wave for the ''Namcot Collection'' on [[Nintendo Switch]].
A large part of the game is devoted to scrolling, three-dimensional dungeon, something which was quite revolutionary for it's time. The game pioneered many of the features which are now trademarks of the [[Megami Tensei (Franchise)|Megami Tensei franchise]]. It, along with Square's ''Final Fantasy'' and Enix's ''Dragon Warrior'', set the standard for console RPGs, and each game managed to spawn a series which would take these different formulas to new heights.
 
 
The game also focuses very heavily on demons, which have gone on to become a trademark of the series. It was later followed by a sequel, and then by the follow-up [[Shin Megami Tensei]], (a name that would be used by most future games in the franchise). There have also been many spin-off series, including the [[Last Bible (Series)|''Last Bible'' trilogy]], [[Majin Tensei (Series)|''Majin Tensei'' series]], the ''[[Persona (Series)|Persona]]'' games, and the ''[[Avatar Tuner]]'' dualogy.
 
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
''Megami Tensei'' is based on the ''Digital Devil Monogatari'' trilogy of books written by Aya Nishitani, but is not a direct adaption. It actually takes place after both [[Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei]] and [[Digital Devil Story: Warrior of the Demon City]], involving a scenario in which Loki and [[Set]] are resurrected by [[Lucifer]].
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{{Q|Akemi Nakajima, a programming genius, invented a [[Demon Summoning Program|Devil Summoning Program]]. But after gaining physical bodies, the demons Loki and Set attacked the summoner. He was saved by a mysterious transfer student, Yumiko Shirasagi. Nakajima and the magic-wielding Yumiko joined forces and repelled the demons... However... The demons have not surrendered. Lucifer, a once beautiful angel who was cast into Hell, is planning to conquer the human world! A demonic palace has appeared in Asuka... where the tomb of the goddess Izanami rests under Shirasagi Mound. The powerful Izanami has been captured by Lucifer, and her chamber sealed within the palace. To save Izanami... defeat the resurrected Loki and Set, and Lucifer himself, Nakajima and Yumiko walk through the palace's entrance... But will they ever be able to return to the surface...?|''Megami Tensei'' (''KMT'') Intro}}
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Set after the events of the [[Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei|original novel]] and its [[Digital Devil Story 2: Warrior of the Demon City|sequel]], the game's plot begins with the demon lord [[Lucifer]] having taken [[Izanami]] hostage and raising a [[Daimakyuu|massive labyrinth]] at the Shirasagi Mound, as well as reviving the previously slain demon lords [[Seth (demon)|Set]] and [[Loki]] to serve as his minions. [[Akemi Nakajima]], armed with his [[Demon Summoning Program]], and [[Yumiko Shirasagi]] enter the labyrinth to rescue Izanami and defeat Lucifer.
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==Characters==
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* [[Akemi Nakajima]] (中島朱実): Hero
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* [[Yumiko Shirasagi]] (白鷺弓子): Heroine
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* [[Cathedral of Shadows|Jakyou no Yakata]]: Devil [[Fusion]]
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* Kaifuku no Izumi: Healing Fountain
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* [[Cerberus]]: Recruitable Demon
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* [[Minotaur]]: Boss of the [[Tower of Daedalus]]
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* [[Medusa]]: Boss of [[Bien]]
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* [[Loki]]: Boss of the [[Valhalla|Valhalla Corridor]]
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* [[Hecate]]: Boss of the [[Mazurka Corridor]]
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* [[Seth (demon)|Seth]]: Boss of the [[Rotting Sea of Flames]]
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* [[Lucifer]]: Final Boss
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* [[Izanami]]: Major Character
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* [[Rick]]: Minor Character
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* [[Gaia]]: Minor Character
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==Gameplay==
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A large part of the game is devoted to navigating a scrolling, three-dimensional dungeon, something which was quite revolutionary for its time. The game pioneered many of the features which are now trademarks of the [[Megami Tensei (Franchise)|''Megami Tensei'' franchise]]. It, along with Square's ''Final Fantasy'' and Enix's ''Dragon Quest'', set the standard for console RPGs, and each game managed to spawn a series which would take these different formulas to new heights.
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The game also focuses very heavily on demons, which have gone on to become a trademark of the series. It was later followed by a [[Megami Tensei II|sequel]], and then by the follow-up ''[[Shin Megami Tensei]]'', a name that would be used by most future games in the franchise. There have also been many spin-off series, including the [[Last Bible (Series)|''Last Bible'']] series, [[Majin Tensei (Series)|''Majin Tensei'']] series, the ''[[Devil Summoner (Series)|Devil Summoner]]'' series, the ''[[Persona (Series)|Persona]]'' series, the ''[[Digital Devil Saga (Series)|Digital Devil Saga]]'' games, and the ''[[Devil Survivor (Series)|Devil Survivor]] ''series.
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==Gallery==
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{{Gallery|title=Boxart|collapse=hide|class=none
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|File:Megami Tensei Box Art.png|Full boxart
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{{Gallery|title=User Manual|collapse=hide|class=none
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== Characters ==
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==Trivia==
* [[Akemi Nakajima]]
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* [[Yumiko Shirisagi]]
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*According to an archived Atlus mobile site, they ported Megami Tensei to cell phones.
* [[Loki]]
 
* [[Cerberus]]
 
   
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2287/ Unofficial translation patch]
   
==See Also==
 
*[[Megami Tensei Spells]]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 12:38, June 18, 2020

This article is about the first Atlus-developed RPG game in the Megami Tensei franchise. For other things with the name "Megami Tensei", see Megami Tensei (disambiguation).

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei is the first of two games in the Megami Tensei series released for the Family Computer. It started the Megami Tensei franchise as we know it, though a related title of the same name was released for various computers some months earlier. The game's title refers to Yumiko Shirasagi's true identity as the reincarnation of the great goddess Izanami.

An enhanced remake of this and Megami Tensei II was later released for the Super Famicom, titled Kyūyaku Megami Tensei. The original game was also later ported to mobile devices.

On June 18, 2020, Bandai Namco announced that Megami Tensei would be a part of the third DLC wave for the Namcot Collection on Nintendo Switch.

PlotEdit

"Akemi Nakajima, a programming genius, invented a Devil Summoning Program. But after gaining physical bodies, the demons Loki and Set attacked the summoner. He was saved by a mysterious transfer student, Yumiko Shirasagi. Nakajima and the magic-wielding Yumiko joined forces and repelled the demons... However... The demons have not surrendered. Lucifer, a once beautiful angel who was cast into Hell, is planning to conquer the human world! A demonic palace has appeared in Asuka... where the tomb of the goddess Izanami rests under Shirasagi Mound. The powerful Izanami has been captured by Lucifer, and her chamber sealed within the palace. To save Izanami... defeat the resurrected Loki and Set, and Lucifer himself, Nakajima and Yumiko walk through the palace's entrance... But will they ever be able to return to the surface...?"
Megami Tensei (KMT) Intro

Set after the events of the original novel and its sequel, the game's plot begins with the demon lord Lucifer having taken Izanami hostage and raising a massive labyrinth at the Shirasagi Mound, as well as reviving the previously slain demon lords Set and Loki to serve as his minions. Akemi Nakajima, armed with his Demon Summoning Program, and Yumiko Shirasagi enter the labyrinth to rescue Izanami and defeat Lucifer.

CharactersEdit

GameplayEdit

A large part of the game is devoted to navigating a scrolling, three-dimensional dungeon, something which was quite revolutionary for its time. The game pioneered many of the features which are now trademarks of the Megami Tensei franchise. It, along with Square's Final Fantasy and Enix's Dragon Quest, set the standard for console RPGs, and each game managed to spawn a series which would take these different formulas to new heights.

The game also focuses very heavily on demons, which have gone on to become a trademark of the series. It was later followed by a sequel, and then by the follow-up Shin Megami Tensei, a name that would be used by most future games in the franchise. There have also been many spin-off series, including the Last Bible series, Majin Tensei series, the Devil Summoner series, the Persona series, the Digital Devil Saga games, and the Devil Survivor series.

GalleryEdit

Boxart
 
Megami Tensei Box Art
Full boxart
User Manual
 
MegamiTensei-UserManual 01
 
MegamiTensei-UserManual 02
 
MegamiTensei-UserManual 03
 
MegamiTensei-UserManual 04
 
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MegamiTensei-UserManual 18

TriviaEdit

MT1 Mobile
  • According to an archived Atlus mobile site, they ported Megami Tensei to cell phones.

External LinksEdit


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