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You are a young boy named Ray, who lives with his foster-father in a small country house on an island. But he can not enjoy his idyllic life for a long time. Ray is told about the evil wizard Homncruise, who plans to conquer the world. Defeating Homncruise won't be easy: first Ray must find the magic crest of his fallen father, and build a strong team of legendary warriors, named Aquitallion. Only then will he and his comrades be ready to face Homncruise and save the world.

In this game you wander around the world map, visiting towns and dungeons, and fighting monsters in turn-based combat viewed from first-person perspective, much like in Dragon Quest games. You'll have two parties at your disposal, and will be able to switch between them at any time. One party is the Aquitallion, the "main" one, and the only one which can access plot-progressing areas. The other parties can be used for visiting dungeons and retrieving valuable items. At a certain point in the game, you'll also be able to build and manage your own town.


Secret of the Stars SNES Talking to a cat
Secret of the Stars SNES Fighting slimes in an open area
Secret of the Stars SNES Intro: talking to your foster-father
Secret of the Stars SNES Japanese title screen. Note the spelling: AQUTALLION instead of Aquitallion

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Alternate Titles

  • "Aqutallion" -- Japanese title
  • "アクタリオン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Dragon Warrior: Mystic Quest TarquinnFF3 (305) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

Video Games Sep, 1995 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) Sep, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Total! (Germany) Sep, 1995 2.25 out of 6 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1995 29 out of 40 72
RPGFan Dec 16, 2001 50 out of 100 50
Video Game Den Feb 22, 2010 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
SUPER-NES.COM 2008 4 out of 10 40 Apr, 2004 2.1 out of 10 21
HonestGamers Jun 14, 2010 2 out of 10 20


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Unicorn Lynx (181677) added Secret of the Stars (SNES) on Jun 21, 2004