DevelopmentIn the US, the game was originally to be released for the Saturn, but recognizing the rapid decline of the platform's market in the United States, Working Designs reluctantly cancels the Saturn version and transfers the project to the Sony PlayStation. The title is also changed to Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, as the PlayStation version contains exclusive features not found in the Sega CD or Saturn versions of Lunar.
Media artWorking Designs released four different sets of game CDs each with different art on the CDs and one set with fan art submitted to Working Designs by a frequent contributor. You can see them all at the Working Designs online museum.
ExtrasThe game was released as Collector's Edition with a hardbound instruction manual, a cotton cloth map, and four CDs: two game CDs, one soundtrack CD, and one 'Making of Lunar' CD.
ReferencesIf you visit the library in Vane, take a close look at the bookshelves. One of the books is an erotic novel. When Alex attempts to read it, Nall interferes and makes a comment about this book being out of place in the library.
ReleaseOn December 31, 1999, US publisher Working Designs pulls off a revolutionary marketing move by voluntarily ceasing shipments of the game, thereby turning the game into an instant collector's item. The advertising campaign announcing the decision stirs up controversy with its light-hearted mockery of game collectors who spend their time and money on the eBay auction web site, but the ads also spur a renewed interest in Lunar.
Version differencesThere are some differences between this PlayStation remake and the original Lunar: The Silver Star (beside the obvious change in graphics and added animé movies). Certain characters join your party or leave it at different times. Several scenes were added, such as Luna's impressive "singing scene" on the ship. During the final battle, the boss mutated into a demon in the original game, but this was thought to be too cliché and removed from this PlayStation release.
Voice actingAshley Angel, voice of Alex, also voiced Alex in the original Sega CD release of Lunar: The Silver Star in North America.
Korean songsWhile the 2000 South Korean Windows version features Korean voice acting, the songs weren't dubbed. Instead, it features the same English songs as the 1999 English PlayStation release.
Information also contributed by DarkBubble, Sciere, Stillman, Unicorn Lynx and Ms. Tea
Contributed by Entorphane (375) on Feb 14, 2002. [revised by : Ms. Tea (33220) and Patrick Bregger (247556)]. -- edit trivia