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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.


There are no 3DO user screenshots for this game.

There are 66 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "スターブレードα" -- Japanese PlayStation spelling
  • "Starblade α" -- PlayStation title
  • "Starblade Alpha" -- Playstation informal title
  • "スターブレード" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Apr, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
GamesCollection May 30, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Apr, 1995 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
3DO Magazine (UK) Feb, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Coming Soon Magazine Mar, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Oldies Rising May 14, 2013 15 out of 20 75
GameFan Magazine Feb, 1995 73 out of 100 73
Video Games Apr, 1995 71 out of 100 71
CD Player 1996 6 out of 10 60


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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.


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

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Terok Nor (29664) added Starblade (3DO) on Mar 31, 2004
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