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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.

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Starblade SEGA CD Environments can get pretty elaborate.
Starblade Arcade Destroyed a ship.
Starblade Arcade More ships to blast.
Starblade SEGA CD Continue screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Nov, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Mean Machines SEGA CD Dec, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Video Games 3DO Apr, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Game Players SEGA CD Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Nov, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games SEGA CD Jan, 1995 68 out of 100 68
Mega Fun SEGA CD Nov, 1994 63 out of 100 63
Play Time SEGA CD Dec, 1994 55 out of 100 55
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Aug, 1995 5 out of 10 50
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Jan 16, 2005 3 out of 10 30

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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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