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Starblade (SEGA CD)

Starblade SEGA CD 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 SEGA CD And for a good reason - the game uses high quality video, a combination of shaded and unfilled vectors, and scaling sprites.
Starblade SEGA CD Game over
Starblade SEGA CD Barrage of enemy fire starts even before you land.
Starblade SEGA CD Environments can get pretty elaborate.

Promo Images

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

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

Video Games & Computer Entertainment Nov, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Mean Machines Dec, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Game Players Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
GamePro (US) Nov, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games Jan, 1995 68 out of 100 68
Play Time Dec, 1994 55 out of 100 55
The Video Game Critic Nov 17, 2017 D+ 33 Jan 16, 2005 3 out of 10 30
neXGam 2002 2.8 out of 10 28
Defunct Games Apr 25, 2004 19 out of 100 19


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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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WildKard (13003) added Starblade (SEGA CD) on Dec 02, 2003
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