Silent Hill: Play Novel is an adaptation of the original Silent Hill for the Game Boy Advance in the form of a visual novel released exclusively in Japan. However, it has been translated into English by fans.
Silent Hill: Play Novel is an interactive story. At certain moments, the game asks the player to make a choice between two or more possible options which can affect the rest of the story. Besides the narration, the game features some puzzles and multiple endings. After reaching the ending, a player is awarded with Digital Trading Cards - 32 in total for all scenarios.
The game offers two main scenarios: one for Harry Mason and one for Cybil Bennett, available after completing Harry's scenario. There are also four additional scenarios available for download in Japan, which follows a boy named Andy, Harry and Cheryl's neighbor. However, Konami ended the download service after a short time.
- Silent Hill Memories - contains English translations for Harry's and Cybil's scenarios, with all story branches and pictures of all 32 trading cards.
- AlchemillaHospital.net - contains playable English translations for Harry, Cybil, and Andy scenarios.
|Silent Hill games|
|Main series||Silent Hill · 2 · 3 · 4 · Origins · Homecoming · Shattered Memories · Downpour · 9|
|Ports and re-releases||Play Novel · Mobile · HD Collection|
|Spin-offs||The Arcade · Orphan · Orphan 2 · Orphan 3 · The Escape · Book of Memories|
|Production||Team Silent · Konami · Climax Studios · Double Helix · Vatra Games · WayForward|
|Extras||Inspirations · Features|