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Solar Eclipse is a 3D space flight simulation shooter that takes place on and near the many moons of Saturn. You are a hot-shot pilot with a troubled past. You've been re-assigned to a new squadron aboard a Tomlinson-class carrier. There's trouble on a mining colony on the moon Janus. Your squadron is sent in to investigate, and uncover a lot more than they went looking for.

Solar Eclipse plays kind of like a sequel to Total Eclipse for the 3DO, which gameplay is similar to Space Harrier. You can view the game from a behind-the-ship perspective, or an in-cockpit perspective, but the scrolling is on rails and the player can only travel in one direction. In each of the 9 missions you will find wave after wave of enemy ships, and a powerful boss ship at the end.

The story in this game is told through a series of full-motion video clips. In addition to between-level scenes, FMV messages from your squad mates appear from time to time while you play the game.


Solar Eclipse SEGA Saturn Some missions take place in the rings of Saturn.
Solar Eclipse SEGA Saturn A giant explosion underground.
Solar Eclipse SEGA Saturn What is this, Babylon 5?
Solar Eclipse SEGA Saturn The in-ship view.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Titan Wars" -- Japanese/European Title
  • "タイタンウォーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Dec, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Dec 21, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 31 out of 40 78
Game Players SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 73 out of 100 73
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Video Games SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 68 out of 100 68
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn May, 1996 61 out of 100 61
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 52 out of 100 52
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Dec 24, 2000 D 25


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