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Based on the movie of the same name, a mystical circular portal called a "Stargate" has been uncovered. In attempting to unlock its secrets, its power is unlocked creating a passageway to a different world named Abydos. A special forces team is sent to the new world to investigate but is soon ambushed and its supplies taken including a powerful nuclear bomb.

As Colonel O'Neil, a variety of objectives must be met starting with the recovery of supplies and the finding of other teammates, including civilian archaeologist Daniel Jackson. Once regrouped, O'Neil must lead the attack on the god, Ra and escape back to Earth before the power of the nuclear bomb can be unleashed on this new world.

The game is a side-scroller platform adventure. The player controls O'Neil on a variety of objectives and is armed with a rifle weapon and grenades. Embarking through desert, caverns and nomad towns... eventually to the palace of Ra.


Stargate Genesis Passwords are hieroglyphs, so take extra care writting them
Stargate SNES Fighting against a flying enemy
Stargate Genesis Battling the local fauna inside the cave
Stargate SNES The obligatory 3D level

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Alternate Titles

  • "スターゲイト" -- Japanese spelling

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GameFan Magazine Genesis Apr, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Consoles Plus Genesis Mar, 1995 78 out of 100 78
Play Time Genesis Apr, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun Genesis Mar, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Sega Force Genesis Mar, 1995 76 out of 100 76 Genesis Sep 24, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Electric Playground SNES Sep 01, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1995 2.75 out of 6 65
Video Games SNES Jun, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis May, 1995 15.5 out of 40 39


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