The game received two awards in GameFan's 1994 "Megawards" (Vol 3, Iss. 1)
- Overall Action/RPG Game of the Year
- Best SNES Action/RPG Game of the Year
Collecting all 50 Red Gems opens up a special level, the boss of which is a much harder version of Solid Arm, the first boss of Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia's prequel. In fact, when defeated, he says "Blazer was strong, but you are stronger".