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Sol-Feace
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Renovation,
Sega Mega-CD
Wolf Team (JP), Sega (US)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Original system(s): X68000
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥6,800 T-32024
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? ?
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£49.99[2] 4130
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F 4130
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 130 4130
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas 4130



Sega Mega Drive
US
$69.99[3] 49206



Sol-Feace (ソル・フィース) is a 1990 shoot-'em-up for the Sharp X68000 by Wolf Team. It was ported to the Sega Mega-CD and in North America, to the Sega Mega Drive by Renovation under the name Sol-Deace.

Sol-Feace was one of the earliest Mega-CD games to be released, debuting in Japan in December 1991 as one of two launch titles for the system (the other being Heavy Nova). It was also a launch title for the Mega-CD in Europe, sharing a box with Cobra Command and being bundled with launch units in the United Kingdom and Italy. It would also be bundled with launch North American Sega CD units, and as it was never given a stand-alone release, effectively went out of production when the redesigned Sega CD units went on sale.

Story

In the year 3300, a supercomputer called GCS-WT is built to unite society (spread out over 300 solar systems) through diplomacy, but decides to spiral society into a dystopia it rules as a dictator. Only the scientist Edwin Feace was able to escape GCS-WT's reign — by leaving the solar system and settling a newly discovered planet, where he builds the Sol-Feace, a ship which, when mass produced, should form a sizable enough army to defeat GCS-WT. Unfortunately, GCS-WT finds out and kills Feace and the natives of the new planet who aid him, leaving only two soldiers and one Sol-Feace to stop GCS-WT.

Gameplay

Sol-Feace is a generic shoot-'em-up: A, B, and C all shoot and can be held down for rapidfire. Powerups can be found by shooting capsules. Touching extra weapons with the upside or downside of the ship determines where they are be mounted. The angle of said extra weapons can be altered by moving forward or backward.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Mega-CD version

Magazine articles

Main article: Sol-Feace/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 032.pdf

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #32: "March 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

GamePro US 034.pdf

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GamePro (US) #34: "May 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №3/92, p121[5]
87 №6, p62/63[6]
89 №124, p70[7]
85 №151, p111[2]
90 №43, p60[8]
80 №5, p50
80 №40
79 №24, p154[9]
55 №9, p47
56 №9/93, p37[10]
80 №2, p20-23[11]
84 №5, p60[12]
74 №18, p74
85 №1, p42/43
Sega Mega-CD
79
Based on
14 reviews

Mega-CD, US
SolFeace MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
SolFeace MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Solfeace mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
SolFeace MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega-CD, JP
SolFeace MCD JP Box Back.jpgSolFeace MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
SolFeace MCD JP spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
SolFeace MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №34, p42[3]
56 №18, p67
89 №11, p38[13]
71 №7/92, p45[14]
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
4 reviews

Mega Drive, US
SolDeace MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Soldeace md us cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. File:SegaVisions US 10.pdf, page 52
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 151.pdf, page 111
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:GamePro US 034.pdf, page 44
  4. File:SegaVisions US 08.pdf, page 58
  5. File:ASM DE 1992-03.pdf, page 119
  6. File:ConsolesPlus FR 006.pdf, page 62
  7. File:CVG UK 124.pdf, page 70
  8. File:GamePro US 043.pdf, page 62
  9. File:Joystick FR 024.pdf, page 154
  10. File:MegaFun DE 1993-09.pdf, page 37
  11. File:MegaTech UK 02.pdf, page 20
  12. File:SegaPro UK 05.pdf, page 60
  13. File:Supergame BR 11.pdf, page 38
  14. File:VideoGames DE 1992-07.pdf, page 43