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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.


Starblade SEGA CD It's much easier to spot enemy on Sega CD, as destructible asteroids are readily visible... not that it helps.
Starblade SEGA CD Mission briefing.
Starblade SEGA CD Title screen
Starblade Arcade Shield is low.

Alternate Titles

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

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GamePro (US) 3DO Apr, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Coming Soon Magazine 3DO Mar, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide 3DO 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment 3DO Apr, 1995 8 out of 10 80
GameFan Magazine 3DO Feb, 1995 73 out of 100 73
Video Games 3DO Apr, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Game Players SEGA CD Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Mega Fun SEGA CD Nov, 1994 63 out of 100 63
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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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.


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

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