Silent Hill: Play Novel is an adaptation of the original Silent Hill for Game Boy Advance in the form of a visual novel. A visual novel is an interactive fiction game featuring mostly static graphics with text. At certain moments, the game asks a player to make a choice between two or more possible variants which can affect the rest of the story. In this way, it differs from the original game. Silent Hill: Play Novel was never released outside of Japan.
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, in which the player controls a boy named Andy, who happens to be Harry and Cheryl's neighbor. However, Konami ended the download service after a short time. 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.
- 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.
- Browser version
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