Silent Hill: Genesis by lupus is an freeware fan-made adaptation of the original Silent Hill for Sega Mega Drive / Genesis in the form of visual novel, based on Silent Hill: Play novel for GBA. 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 affect the following walk through. Such kind of games is very popular in Japan, however totally unpopular in the west, therefore Silent Hill: Play Novel was never released outside this country.