Shining in the Darkness
Console icon Genesis/Mega Drive

Game icon

Developer

Climax Entertainment, Camelot Software Planning

Publisher

Sega

Released

March 28, 1991

Achievements

Author: Alfex (18)

There are 18 achievements worth 235 (294) points.

  • Rescue Gila

    251 (186) of 274 – 91.61%

    67.88% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    91.61% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the Trial of Strength

    260 (196) of 274 – 94.89%

    71.53% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    94.89% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the Trial of Courage

    222 (164) of 274 – 81.02%

    59.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    81.02% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open all the chests in floor 1

    175 (141) of 274 – 63.87%

    51.46% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    63.87% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the Trial of Truth

    180 (135) of 274 – 65.69%

    49.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    65.69% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Rescue Dai

    (10) (12)

    Rescue Dai

    168 (129) of 274 – 61.31%

    47.08% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    61.31% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the Trial of Wisdom

    165 (126) of 274 – 60.22%

    45.99% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    60.22% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • NOOOOOOO

    (25) (33)

    Defeat the Dark Knight

    127 (107) of 274 – 46.35%

    39.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    46.35% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open all the chests in Cave of Strength, including Chestbeaks

    120 (104) of 274 – 43.80%

    37.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    43.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open all the chests in Cave of Courage, including the Chestbeak

    121 (105) of 274 – 44.16%

    38.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    44.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open all the chests in Cave of Truth, including Ghosts

    119 (104) of 274 – 43.43%

    37.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    43.43% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open all the chests in Cave of Wisdom, including Ghosts

    115 (101) of 274 – 41.97%

    36.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    41.97% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open all the chests in floor 2

    120 (104) of 274 – 43.80%

    37.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    43.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open all the chests in floor 3

    122 (105) of 274 – 44.53%

    38.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    44.53% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open all the chests in floor 4, including Handeaters

    111 (99) of 274 – 40.51%

    36.13% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    40.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Awaken the Spirit of Light

    125 (107) of 274 – 45.62%

    39.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    45.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open all the chests in floor 5, including Handeaters

    117 (101) of 274 – 42.70%

    36.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    42.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • The end

    (50) (67)

    Defeat Mephisto a.k.a Dark Sol

    124 (105) of 274 – 45.26%

    38.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    45.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

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Comments:
Satanos 22 Jun 2017 00:48
someone please complete the whole
Megaqwerty 30 Jul 2020 00:30
All maps can be found here: http://shrines.rpgclassics.com/genesis/sitd/maps.shtml NOTE: not all chests are on these maps so you will need to explore every sector to find them all. The Cave of Wisdom and Level 4 maps specifically are missing chests.
WanderingNepNep 2 Nov 2021 22:36
I recommend these maps more: http://lastchaos-alphalight.blogspot.com/2019/04/shining-in-darkness.html
Emoon 25 Jan 2022 15:15
Mastered! A pity this gem is so underplayed; even more when compared to SF & SF2. Also currently way too *underscored* for a circa 30 hours RPG...
Sines 13 Mar 2022 21:30
A map, a map ! My kingdom for a good map ! Fairly grindy game, simple set but not much more could have been done. Encounter rate is through the roof and the spell that allow you to dodge them last very few steps. Lots of founding elements of the Shining series are already presents, from menus to music, enemies design and themes. Interesting game to play for the historical value but not much more.
Kinglink 17 Apr 2022 03:40
This REALY needs more achievements, the first achievement takes a decent chunk of time. Frameskipping and more and it still took me at least an hour. I'd recommend putting an achievement on the Royal Tiara, that's a good first achievement.
SynbiosRex 26 Jul 2022 16:19
The maps of rpgclassics, gamefaqs or lastchaos-alphalight aren't 100% accurate. You're better off using https://pixel-madness.com/shining-in-the-darkness-walkthrough/ if you want 100/200%.
anbernic 7 Apr 2023 12:13
Thank you so much for making this set! I think it was my second time going through the game, but it was a nice nostalgia trip. It holds up very well today, all things considered! So much personality crammed on it!
jroe206535 10 Sep 2023 18:26
Fun game overall. Set could definitely use some cheevos between completing the Trials and defeating the Dark Knight. (like acquiring the key items: keys, magic rope, medallion, etc.) That part of the set was a bit dry.

Still, thank you for the set! Was fun to go back and play.
daedalus007 8 Nov 2023 23:40
I'd like to see some achievements and a listing for this fantastic Shining in the Darkness rom mod:
https://forums.shiningforcecentral.com/viewtopic.php?t=23626

It is called SitD: v2.0 Battle Edition and reportedly it is very well-received! They did a lot of hex-editing manually rather than using the editor (which is probably why their mod is far more stable than mine).

I did one as well but it is buggy/untested:
https://forums.shiningforcecentral.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26510&p=718632
Centrespiral 15 Nov 2023 22:02
some earlier achievements would be good. an achievement for forming the party or defeating the first boss, or like suggested above, receiving the tiara (all of these events happen at basically the same time) would be good.

its my first time playing this game and im loving it. the achievements feel uninspired though.
Centrespiral 16 Nov 2023 11:07
another achievement suggestion, fully armoring yourself. happens early, but is an achievement. also, fully armoring your party.
Centrespiral 16 Nov 2023 11:08
after getting your party, if you are paying attention, you need to put resources towards getting everyone fully equipped. takes time. is an achievement.
ScruteyBaybeh 23 Dec 2023 05:23
Mastered. What an awesome game. Never played through the entirety of it until now. Thank you for the set, this now ranks among one of my favorite crawls.