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Based on the movie of the same name, a mystical circular portal called a "Stargate" has been uncovered. In attempting to unlock its secrets, its power is unlocked creating a passageway to a different world named Abydos. A special forces team is sent to the new world to investigate but is soon ambushed and its supplies taken including a powerful nuclear bomb.

As Colonel O'Neil, a variety of objectives must be met starting with the recovery of supplies and the finding of other teammates, including civilian archaeologist Daniel Jackson. Once regrouped, O'Neil must lead the attack on the god, Ra and escape back to Earth before the power of the nuclear bomb can be unleashed on this new world.

The game is a side-scroller platform adventure. The player controls O'Neil on a variety of objectives and is armed with a rifle weapon and grenades. Embarking through desert, caverns and nomad towns... eventually to the palace of Ra.


Stargate SNES Out in the desert, the nomadic camp
Stargate Genesis Title screen
Stargate Genesis Wandering in the desert
Stargate Genesis The pause screen gives also the status on the current mission

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Alternate Titles

  • "スターゲイト" -- Japanese spelling

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GamePro (US) SNES Jun, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
GamePro (US) Genesis May, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Super Power (Sweden) SNES May, 1995 88 out of 100 88
GameFan Magazine SNES May, 1995 87 out of 100 87
GameFan Magazine Genesis Apr, 1995 85 out of 100 85 Genesis Sep 24, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Mega Play Magazine Genesis Jun, 1995 68 out of 100 68
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1995 2.75 out of 6 65
Video Games SNES Jun, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis May, 1995 3.9 out of 10 39


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