Burning Rangers is a 1998 3D action video game developed by Sonic Team
and published by Sega for the Sega Saturn. The game is set in a
futuristic society threatened by frequent fires. Players control one of
an elite group of firefighters, the Burning Rangers, who extinguish the
fires and rescue civilians from burning buildings. Most of the tasks the
players complete are centred around collecting energy crystals used to
transport civilians to safety. Development began shortly after the
release of Christmas Nights in November 1996, when Yuji Naka started
working on a game focused on saving people rather than killing them.
Sonic Team chose the themes of firefighting and heroism. Burning Rangers
received mostly positive reviews, especially for the game's soundtrack
and audio. Responses to the graphics were mixed; while some critics
asserted that the game had the best visuals on the Saturn, others
faulted its poor collision detection and occasional glitching. The game
was among the final five Saturn titles released in America.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The College of Arms, one of the few remaining official heraldic
authorities in Europe, was established by royal charter in London.
Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates,
was defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
The Steel Workers Organizing Committee, precursor to the United
Steel Workers of America, had a major success when it signed a
collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel.
American basketball player Wilt Chamberlain, then playing for
the Philadelphia Warriors, scored 100 points in a game against the New
York Knicks, still a record in the National Basketball Association
Aboard the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 28, Czechoslovak military
pilot Vladimír Remek became the first person from outside the Soviet
Union or the United States to go into space.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (law) Waste or misapplication of the assets of a deceased person by an
executor or administrator; devastation.
2. (law) In full, writ of devastavit: a writ issued against an executor or
administrator claiming compensation for such misapplication of assets.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
There are two ways of confronting the country's problems. One is
through a management style based on adventurism, instability, play-
acting, exaggerations, wrongdoing, being secretive, self-importance,
superficiality and ignoring the law. The second way is based on realism,
respect, openness, collective wisdom and avoiding extremism.
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