Snatcher is an action-adventure game made by Konami. Hero Gillian Seed is working for a police organization named JUNKERS (Japanese Undercover Neuro-Cinetic Elimination Rangers). He is investigating the Snatcher-cases. Snatchers are Terminator-like robots, who eliminate people and take their places afterwards. Snatcher was the second game written and directed by Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid). The game is mainly played from the first-person-perspective. The player has the following commands to use: "Look", "Investigate", "Talk", "Ask", and "Move" (there are additional options appearing, too, though), furthermore you have to purchase key items or gain important information from other people.
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The whole game itself was modeled after Blade Runner
(1982), including one character modeled after Roy Batty. See more
The original PC8801 and MSX2 versions ended the game at Act II. Act III wasn't added until the PC Engine update in 1992 (see _Snatcher CD-ROMantic (1992)(VG)_(rg)). In a magazine interview, Hideo Kojima commented that he always felt that the original 8-bit versions were "incomplete" to him and never properly finished, due to a deadline from Konami to get the game out on time. Kojima has always planned on having Act III in the original version, but he wasn't able to fully implement it until the PC Engine version. See more