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Sin & Punishment

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Sin & Punishment
罪と罰 ~地球の継承者~
Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishousha
Japanese box art
Developer(s): Treasure
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Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 64
Category: Rail shooter
Players: 1-2
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Release dates
Japan: November 21, 2000
PEGI: 12
USK: 12

Sin & Punishment, originally titled Glass Soldier, is an on-rail shooter game for the Nintendo 64 developed by Treasure and published by Nintendo. The game was first released in November 2000 exclusively in Japan; the game was also slated for release outside Japan, but was later canceled. Sin & Punishment features full English voice acting with Japanese subtitles, making it a more notable title on the platform.

Because of high fan demand, along with the prominent at the time upcoming appearance of protagonist Saki Amamiya in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Sin & Punishment was released overseas via the Wii's Virtual Console service in September 2007. In 2009/2010, almost a decade after the original release, the game would also receive a sequel: Sin & Punishment: Star Successor for the Wii.


Nintendo website (Wii)

Created by the legendary development studio Treasure, this is a game that hard-core gamers and fans of Japanese imports recognize as one of the finest Nintendo 64® titles to have never previously reached North American shores. Its unique combination of English voice-overs with Japanese subtitles (preserved in this version) has only added to the enthusiasm for its eventual release here. Experience the frenetic pace of a classic shooter, while choosing from a variety of options and a number of different skill levels until you are ready to take on the full-blown challenge of Turbo Hard mode. Not to be outdone by the action, however, the intriguing story line gives the game its soul and draws you even further into the mix. Set in the near future, on an overpopulated Earth starved for resources, players uncover the intriguing mystery of two teenagers (Saki and Airan) and their battle against the Ruffians as they advance through level after level of nonstop action. Take a deep breath, gather your energy, and prepare to see why this game is so highly praised!

Nintendo website (Wii U)

Escape Tokyo, and crush the mutant threat.

The legendary studio Treasure delivers a high-energy thrill ride gamers recognize as one of the finest Nintendo 64™ titles. On a future Earth starved for resources, a new species engineered for consumption has mutated into monsters. Run, gun, and slash your energy sword through level after level of nonstop destruction to end their reign of terror.

Not to be outdone by the action, however, the story line lends the game its soul and draws you even further into the mix. Uncover the intriguing mystery of teenagers Saki and Airan as they go head-to-head with rival groups claiming to protect the Earth. A variety of options and a number of different skill levels are all you'll have to prepare yourself for the full-blown challenge of Turbo Hard mode. Take a deep breath, gather your energy, and feast your senses on this unforgettable high-speed roller coaster of Sin and Punishment.


Sin & Punishment is set in the year 2007. Major population increases have lead to food shortages worldwide. In an effort to solve the problem, scientists developed artificial life to use as food, cultivating them in Hokkaido, Japan. Over time, however, the lifeforms mutated and began to attack, becoming known as "Ruffians". In response, the Armed Volunteers, an international peacekeeping army, were called to stop the Ruffians, but they also oppress the people of Japan. Another force referring to itself as the Savoir Group, lead by a woman named Achi and supported by two other members, Airan Jo and Saki Amamiya, set out to defeat both the Ruffians and the Armed Volunteers and save Japan.


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Technical details

Technical details
Media: Nintendo 64 Game Pak
Digital download (Wii, Wii U)
Download size: Wii: 287 blocks
Wii U: 140.1 MB
Save data size: 2 blocks
Supported features: Rumble Pak
Input / compatible controllers: N64: Nintendo 64 Controller
Wii: Classic Controller, Nintendo GameCube Controller
Wii U: Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Classic Controller

Other releases

Title Cover art Platform Release date(s) Notes
Sin & Punishment Wii (Virtual Console) NA: October 1, 2007
JP: September 20, 2007
PAL: September 28, 2007
A re-release of the game as a digital download on the Wii Shop Channel. This was the first release of the game outside of Japan. The international versions were released at a higher price point of 1200 Wii Points.
Sin & Punishment Wii U (Virtual Console) NA:August 27, 2015
JP: April 27, 2016
PAL: September 3, 2015
A direct port of the game released as a digital download for Wii U, with Virtual Console emulator features. Once again, this title was released at a higher price point than other Nintendo 64 Virtual Console titles.

External links

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Sin & Punishment • Star Successor