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Vay is the story of Prince Sandor of Lorath, and his quest to avenge the assassination of his parents and rescue his beloved Lady Elin. On what is to be the day of their wedding, Castle Lorath is assaulted by the Danek, who have been able to partially reconstruct alien mecha technology from a millennium ago. The castle defenses are powerless against the giant robots, and the king and queen are killed in the attack. The invaders steal Elin in the midst of her wedding vows. Prince Sandor, now the king of the realm, sets out to rescue his betrothed, and find a way to defeat the fearsome alien technology.

The game is a thoroughly "old-school" Japanese-style RPG, meaning that the focus of the game is on fighting random enemies in turn-based combat, gaining experience and gold in process, without any additional gimmicks. The characters come with pre-set "classes" (wizard, bard, etc.), and learn their own abilities/magic spells automatically as they level up.


Vay SEGA CD Opening cinematic, the story of an alien assault more than a thousand years ago
Vay SEGA CD Prince Sandor awakens, miraculously spared from the attack
Vay SEGA CD Sandor finds the bodies of his parents
Vay SEGA CD Overhead map

Promo Images

Vay Screenshot
Vay Screenshot
Vay Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 60 (July 1994)
Vay Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "VAY ~流星の鎧~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Vay: Ryūsei no Yoroi" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

Oy Vay! MasterMegid (902) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

Critic Reviews

SUPER-NES.COM 2006 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Sep, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90 Apr 03, 2011 8 out of 10 80 Feb 27, 2006 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGFan Jan 20, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Game Players Aug, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Video Games Aug, 1994 74 out of 100 74
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) May 11, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1994 27 out of 50 54


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In the village of Hectare in one of the houses, there is a NPC that says he knows the answer to Life, The Universe, And Everything, but he does not understand the cryptic answer. (It's 42)

This is a reference to Douglas Adams and his Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy novels. Life, The Universe, And Everything is the third book in the series.

Title translation

The Japanese sub-title translates to Meteor Armor.

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Eurythmic (2694) added Vay (SEGA CD) on Aug 22, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (257404)