Illusion of Gaia, in the PAL Region known as Illusion of Time, is an action role-playing game released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994. It was developed by Quintet and published by Nintendo.
While the game has a large cast of characters, Will, Freedan, and Shadow are the only playable characters in the game. They each have unique abilities, and certain areas are impassable without a specific character. The characters gain techniques as part of the story. Will's techniques are all based on reaching new areas with incidental combat applications, while Freedan's techniques are more combat-oriented. Shadow arrives late in the game, but he is such a powerful character that Freedan becomes basically obsolete with Shadow's arrival.
The game takes place on a past earth, though most of the events that take place are fictional. There are however many real world areas such as the Great Wall of China and the Egyptian pyramids. Each of these ruins hold a piece of the final puzzle, unveiled at the top of the Tower of Babel.
Illusion of Gaia was rated the 186th best game made on a Nintendo System in Nintendo Power's Top 200 Games list.
- The game was featured on the cover of Nintendo Power V65.