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Lunar: The Silver Star (SEGA CD)

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Description

The hero of Lunar: The Silver Star is Alex, a young boy whose ideal is the great warrior of the past, Dragonmaster Dyne. But in order to become a Dragonmaster, Alex has to find the four great dragons who will grant him the permission. The girl Luna, with whom Alex is in love, accompanies him on his journey. But soon the young people discover that something, or someone, is trying to change the face of the world by resurrecting the ancient goddess Althena, with Luna being a key element in the plan.

Lunar: The Silver Star is a traditional Japanese-style RPG with turn-based battles. The characters in your party have distinct class attributes (fighter, priest, magic user, etc.). It is possible to move the characters over the battle field, which can sometimes prove strategically important (for example, spreading the characters to avoid being hit by an area spell).

Screenshots

Lunar: The Silver Star SEGA CD The heroine, Luna.
Lunar: The Silver Star SEGA CD Alex's home village
Lunar: The Silver Star SEGA CD Icy cave. I wonder how to push that boulder...
Lunar: The Silver Star SEGA CD Title screen, Japanese version

Alternate Titles

  • "ルナ ザ・シルバースター" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The Origin Of The Lunar Series. MasterMegid (897) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

The Press Says

All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Sega-16.com Jul 09, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Feb, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Defunct Games Jun 09, 2007 87 out of 100 87
SUPER-NES.COM 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Legendra Jan 03, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
HonestGamers Jan 04, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Consoles Plus Apr, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1993 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Players Feb, 1994 75 out of 100 75

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Freezes after big bosses...? 1 GNJMSTR (145)
May 15, 2014

Trivia

The original Sega CD Lunar: SS had many plot points and small details that were changed, deleted, or added to in the PlayStation remake. One of the most notable was that in the original, when you defeated the final villain he would change into a big hulking demon and attack you again. This was horribly cliche of anime and anime-based games at the time and was taken out later.

Related Web Sites

  • Alexandria the RPGClassics Database (Lunar gets the usual thorough RPGClassics-treatment with a detailed walkthrough, maps and lists for everything ranging from characters to items, shields, enemies etc.)
Kartanym (10781) added Lunar: The Silver Star (SEGA CD) on Sep 26, 2002