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Starblade PlayStation Title screen.


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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 PlayStation Power Reactor Octopus.
Starblade PlayStation Launching.
Starblade PlayStation Scramble.
Starblade PlayStation Enemies approaching.

Promo Images

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Starblade Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 65 (December 1994)
Starblade Screenshot
Starblade Screenshot

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

NowGamer Feb 01, 1996 6.8 out of 10 68
CD Player 1996 6 out of 10 60
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1995 5 out of 10 50


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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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