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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 Wandering in the desert
Stargate SNES Out in the desert, the nomadic camp
Stargate Genesis Finishing level one
Stargate Genesis Looks familiar?

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Alternate Titles

  • "スターゲイト" -- Japanese spelling

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GamePro (US) Genesis May, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
GameFan Magazine Genesis Apr, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun SNES Jun, 1995 78 out of 100 78
Consoles Plus Genesis Mar, 1995 78 out of 100 78
Play Time SNES Jul, 1995 78 out of 100 78
Sega Force Genesis Mar, 1995 76 out of 100 76
Electric Playground SNES Sep 01, 1995 7 out of 10 70 Genesis Sep 24, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Genesis Apr, 1995 60 out of 100 60
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Jun, 1995 6 out of 10 60


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