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Starblade (SEGA CD)

Starblade SEGA CD Title screen

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Description

Sitting in the gunner position of a "GeoSword" fightercraft, you must shoot your way through the enemy armada and bring the fight to their base planet, Redeye. Altogether you'll have around 10 missions to get through before the galaxy is safe and your wingmen will help you along the way. And during those missions, you'll be expected to shoot out the sides of huge enemy battlecruisers, travel inside of enemy carriers and travel through the canyons of Redeye to deliver your payload.

The PlayStation and the 3DO versions offer the choice between an arcade mode and an enhanced mode. In the enhanced modes that flat polygons are remade in fully textured polygons and the black bars on the sides have been removed to turn the image into a fullscreen view.

Screenshots

Starblade SEGA CD An unfilled enemy up-close and personal.
Starblade SEGA CD Mission briefing.
Starblade SEGA CD Attacking a giant enemy mothership.
Starblade SEGA CD Launching off the mothership... The gameplay portion of the game uses Sega CD's lowest resolution - 256x224

Alternate Titles

  • "Starblade α" -- PlayStation title

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The Press Says

Video Games & Computer Entertainment Nov, 1994 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Nov, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Players Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Mega Fun Nov, 1994 63 out of 100 63
Sega-16.com Jan 16, 2005 3 out of 10 30
neXGam 2002 2.8 out of 10 28
Defunct Games Apr 25, 2004 19 out of 100 19

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Trivia

Virtual Console version

The game's Wii Virtual Console version is notable for being one of the few games on the service to be played using the Wii Remote's pointer, alongside Namco's own Solvalou.

Awards

  • GameFan
    • 1994 (Vol 3, Iss.1) – Best Sega CD Action/Arcade Game of the Year

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