For detailed information about this series, see: Illusion of Gaia at Wikipedia

Illusion of Gaia,known in Europe and Australia as Illusion of Time, is an action role-playing game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, in Japan on November 27, 1993, and in North America on September 1, 1994.By Enix published the game in Japan, and Nintendo published it worldwide.

The story takes place,when the game begins, Will stumbles into a "Dark Space" where he meets a strange being called Gaia. Gaia tells Will that he must leave his home and save the world from a coming evil. A comet is approaching, and it will bring ill fortune to the world. As he travels, Will gains the ability to change into other forms, each with special powers: Freedan, a dark knight, and Shadow, a solid form of energy.

It is later revealed that the comet is in fact an ancient weapon used during the last Blazer War, and has the power to change the shape of the world. In the ruin of Angkor Wat, it is discovered that the comet's repeated approach and effect on the Earth has prevented the world and mankind from evolving into a more modern state.

Will and his friends travel the world and collect artifacts known as Mystic Statues. At the climax, Will and Kara reach the Tower of Babel, where it is then revealed that Will is the Dark Knight, and Kara is the Light Knight. The two knights join to form Shadow and use the ancient statues to release the ultimate power, the firebird.

Attacking the comet directly, which soon manifests itself as Dark Gaia, Will and Kara manage to destroy its power, returning the world to normal. The spirits of Will's parents inform them that the world will return to normal and that no one will conserve any memories of the adventure. Saddened by that fact, Will and Kara join one last time as Shadow to return to Earth.

The final scene is left ambiguous. All of Will's friends are depicted in what appears to be a modern-day school, implying that even if they forgot about their time together, they remained friends in the "real" world.

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ActRaiser19931127 November 27, 1993Illusion of Gaia is a spiritual successor to ActRaiser.3

4Arrow L Soul Blazer19931127 November 27, 1993Metal Mantis and Turbo the Dog from Soul Blazer appear in Illusion of Gaia.1