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Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya

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This is not a sequel to the game Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention for Genesis, but a sequel to a Shining Force Gaiden, which was released only in Japan.

After a prolonged war, the kingdoms of Cypress and Gardiana decided to join forces fighting the evil empire of Iom. Nick, the Prince of Cypress, that was conquered by Iom, had his hand turned into stone during the last battle, and therefore cannot wield his legendary Sword of Hajya. Nevertheless, he tries to recruit people who would help him to gain his kingdom back.

The game is a strategy RPG. You command a large party composed of several units, and most of the game is spent in battles. The turn-based battles occupy the entire location; during your turn, you command your troops to move around and to attack. Your main heroes gain levels in a RPG fashion.

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Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya Game Gear Title screen: US version
Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya Game Gear Title screen: Japanese version (Shining Force Gaiden II)
Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya Game Gear Text intro

Alternate Titles

  • "シャイニング・フォース外伝II ~邪神の覚醒~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya" -- In-game title
  • "Shining Force Gaiden II" -- Original Japanese title

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The Press Says

Game Players Game Gear Oct, 1994 91 out of 100 91
RPGFan Game Gear Apr 27, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Legendra Game Gear Jun 01, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Sep, 1994 6.8 out of 10 68

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Trivia

It was named Best Game Gear Game in VideoGames magazine (March 1995) 1994 Game Awards
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