Starblade

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
SEGA CD
52
4.0
3DO
78
4.9
Arcade
...
4.5
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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 And for a good reason - the game uses high quality video, a combination of shaded and unfilled vectors, and scaling sprites.
Starblade SEGA CD And destroy this reactor core.
Starblade SEGA CD Continue screen
Starblade SEGA CD Main menu. Not much of a choice, huh.

Alternate Titles

  • "Starblade α" -- PlayStation title
  • "Starblade Alpha" -- Playstation informal title

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) 3DO Apr, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Coming Soon Magazine 3DO Mar, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Nov, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Game Players SEGA CD Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Nov, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
NowGamer PlayStation Feb 01, 1996 6.8 out of 10 68
CD Player 3DO 1996 6 out of 10 60
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Jan 16, 2005 3 out of 10 30
neXGam SEGA CD 2002 2.8 out of 10 28
Defunct Games SEGA CD 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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