Gunstar Super Heroes
From Sega Retro
The game makes many references to classic Sega games, including After Burner, Flicky, Galaxy Force II and Thunder Blade. Unused music based on tracks from Altered Beast, ESWAT and Golden Axe has also been found.
In the past... Two heroes stood up against the Destructor, the God of Ruin known as Golden Silver.
After a mighty battle, these heroes defeated the God of Ruin at the Moon. However, when the heroes defeated the God of Ruin, it exploded, resulting in the creation of four new moons that eventually began to orbit the Earth.
Many years passed, and the moons were colonized. And so began an era of prosperity.
However, a fifth moon has recently emerged. A "machine" moon created by an organization only known as the Empire.
This man-made satellite looms ominously. It is apparently a part of the Empire's master plan to resurrect the God of Ruin once more, its obsession since it's discovery of a relic known as the Megalith.
However, the Empire's plan hasn't gone unnoticed. On the Earth, the organization known as "3YE" has secretly created an elite unit to counter the Empire's plan.
In recognition of the past heroes, this elite unit has been given the codename "Gunstar Super Heroes."
Red: A red-head with a temper, she (ambiguous in Japanese) is an expert marksman, and relatively new to 3YE (the 3rd Eye) as an operative. She's very impulsive, but optimistic and a little naive in nature. She's definitely not afraid to show her emotions. She lost her parents when she was just a child, and upon joining the organization, has considered Blue as her bigger brother.
Blue: Blue is a level-headed Gunstar, who rarely shows much emotion. He tends to be sarcastic about things, although he actually does have a strong sense of responsibility. He likes to alleviate stressful moments by teasing Red, whose personality is quite different from his own. Blue was also an orphan, so he can relate to Red.
Yellow: The commander in charge of the Gunstar Super Heroes, she relays the orders of 3YE to Red and Blue. She tends to worry, and thinks of herself as the mother figure for both Red and Blue, despite all of them being of similar age. Her past is shrouded in secrecy, although it's been rumored that she has an older brother.
Green: A former member of the Gunstar Super Heroes, for reasons unknown, he left and decided to join the Empire. It's said that he holds an ancient relic known as the "Seven Force." He also has a mysterious past that no one seems to know about.
Pink, Kain, and Kotaro: Pink is a well known bounty hunter. She rarely goes anywhere without her two minions, Kain and Kotaro, who both obey her without question. Recently hired by the Empire, they await the Gunstar Super Heroes at Cobait Village.
Orange: The captain of a huge warship, Orange loves melee combat, and is known for his incredible fighting skills and strength.
Black: The boss of a casino, Black is a devote follower of the Empire. He awaits the Gunstars at his Fortress, which is filled with many treacherous traps. Not much is known about his past, but it's said to be quite surprising...
Smash: Not much is known about Colonel Smash except that he obedienty follows General Gray. He is eager to face the Gunstars and prove his worth to the general.
General Gray: The head of the Empire, not much is known about the General's past. It's only rumored that he plans to resurrect the God of Ruin for unknown reasons and that he's hired Pink, Orange, Green and Black to help him. He has had clashes with 3YE in the past.
Director: Tetsu Okano (SEGA)
SEGA of America, Inc.
CEO: Naoya Tsurumi
SEGA Corporation (SOJ)
CS Marketing Dept. International Team: Shinobu Shindo, Yukiko Kato