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Lunar: The Silver Star
Publisher: Game Arts
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: RPG































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,800 T-45014
Sega Mega-CD
US
$59.99[1] T-127015



Lunar: The Silver Star (ルナ ザ・シルバースター) is a 1992 RPG by Game Arts for the Sega Mega-CD and the first in their Lunar series of RPGs. Working Designs translated it and released it overseas in 1993. Game Arts released an expanded remake for the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation in 1996 as Lunar: Silver Star Story.

It had a sequel, Lunar: Eternal Blue, released in 1994.

Production credits

Japanese version

  • Youichi Miyaji, Mitsuhiro Mazda, Kazunari Tomi, Kei Shigema, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Toshiyuki Uchida, Satoshi Uesaka, Takashi Hino, Ayano Koshiro, Hiroaki Okabe, Hiroyuki Koyama, Toshio Akashi, Takahiro Okano, Yuzo Sunaga, Takahiro Ohura, Akitoshi Satoh, Shunji Suzuki, Hajime Satoh, Sadao Kobayashi, Meiko Wada, Masatoshi Azumi, Masahiko Ikeya, Akiko Satoh, Harue Ohno, Daisuke Itoh, Kenzaburou Hirai, Katushirou Hirai, Itie Satoh, Makoto Satoh, Takeshi Takakura, Nobuaki Okachi, Mariko Uemura, Ari Kamijoh, Mr. Tom, Takeshi Miyaji, Tetsuya Amabiki, Kazuyuki Ohata, Toshimichi Masubuchi, Yoshihisa Segawa, Rika Okabe, Harumi Uesaka, Masae Satoh, Akira Kashiwagi, Hideki Kanai, Tsukasa Nishino, Kazuhiro Nakazawa
  • Cube: Isao Mizoguchi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Hiroshi Fujioka, Yoshiaki Kubodera, Dougen Shibuya
  • Studio Page One: Eiji Minami
  • Vocal: Mayumi Sudou
  • Voice Actor: Kikuko Inoue, Rokurou Naya, Kouichi Kitamura, Rei Sakuma
  • Studio Ash: Souichi Tsuji
  • Copyright©1992 Game Arts/Studio Alex
Source: In-game credits

US version

  • Cast
    • Alex: Ashley Angel
    • Luna: Rhonda Gibson
    • Nall: Jackie Powers
    • Quark: Hal Delahousse
    • Ghaleon: John Truitt
USA Team
  • Producer: Victor Ireland
  • Translation: Ryoji Mori, Hiroko Mori, Sayuri Howard, Victor Ireland
  • Proofing: Andy Hedman, Don Shirley
  • Assistants: Don Shirley, Dean Williams
  • Audio Re-Recording: Bill Staeck, Bill King, Victor Ireland
  • Opening Song
Japan Team
  • Youichi Miyaji, Mitsuhiro Mazda, Kazunari Tomi, Kei Shigema, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Toshiyuki Uchida, Satoshi Uesaka, Takashi Hino, Ayano Koshiro, Hiroaki Okabe, Hiroyuki Koyama, Toshio Akashi, Takahiro Okano, Yuzo Sunaga, Takahiro Ohura, Akitoshi Satoh, Shunji Suzuki, Hajime Satoh, Sadao Kobayashi, Meiko Wada, Masatoshi Azumi, Masahiko Ikeya, Akiko Satoh, Harue Ohno, Daisuke Itoh, Kenzaburou Hirai, Katushirou Hirai, Itie Satoh, Makoto Satoh, Takeshi Takahura, Nobuaki Okashi, Mariko Uemura, Ari Kamijoh, Mr. Tom, Takeshi Miyaji, Tetsuya Amabiki, Kazuyuki Ohata, Toshimichi Masubuchi, Yoshihisa Segawa, Rika Okabe, Harumi Uesaka, Masae Satoh, Akira Kashiwagi, Hideki Kanai, Tsukasa Nishino, Kazuhiro Nakazawa
  • Cube: Isao Mizoguchi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Hiroshi Fujioka, Yoshiaki Kubodera, Dougen Shibuya
  • Studio Page One: Eiji Minami
  • Studio Ash: Souichi Tsuji
  • Special Thanks: Cindy, Youichi Miyaji, S. Schmitt, Mike's Music & Sound, Jane Chaney, Sega, ...and You!
  • "Wheaties" Is a Registered Trademark of General Mills, Inc. Used with Permission.
  • Copyright 1993 Working Designs
  • Game Arts/Studio Alex
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Lunar: The Silver Star/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SegaVisions US 16.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #16: "December/January 1993/1994" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) #16: "January 1994" (1993-12-21)[2]
  • GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[3]
  • VideoGames (US) #61: "February 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[4]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[5]
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 7 No. 5 "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[6]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #58: "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[7]
  • GamePro (US) #60: "July 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[8]
  • VideoGames (US) #66: "July 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[9]
  • EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[10]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[11]
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GamePro US 064.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[12]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[13]
  • GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[14]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77 №31, p144[15]
60 №7, p75[16]
86 №16, p115[17]
76 №53, p50[18]
98
97
97
95 Vol 2, №12
90 №54, p252/253[1]
88 №18, p36/37
87 №2/94, p46[19]
82 №27, p38-40
86 №17, p50-52[20]
91 №52, p62/63
93 №29, p46-48
88 №3/94, p74[21]
90 Vol 6, №12
Sega Mega-CD
87
Based on
17 reviews

Mega-CD, US
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Cover
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Disc
Lunarss mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
LunarTSS MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card
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Alt disc 1
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Mega-CD, JP
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Cover
LunarTheSilverStar MCD JP Spinecard.JPG
Spinecard
LunarTSS MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
LunarTheSilverStar MCD JP manual.pdf
Manual

References

Lunar games for Sega systems
Sega Mega-CD
Lunar: The Silver Star (1992) | Lunar: Eternal Blue (1994)
Sega Saturn
Lunar Silver Star Story (1996) | Mahou Gakuen Lunar! (1997) | Lunar 2 Eternal Blue (1998)
Sega Game Gear
Lunar: Sanpo-suru Gakuen (1996)