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Soul Star
Publisher: Core Design, Victor Entertainment (JP)
Developer:
Distributor: Time Warner Interactive (US)
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥8,800 T-60184
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-115035
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.99[2] T-115035-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-115035-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? T-115035-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-115035-50
Sega Mega-CD
BR
R$? ?



Soul Star (ソウルスター) is a Sega Mega-CD third person shooter. An upgraded Sega 32X version, known as Soul Star X was once in development but was never released.

Gameplay

Soul Star makes heavy use of the Sega Mega-CD's scaling feature to acchive a pseudo 3D effect. Some stages keep scrolling automatically, similar to games like Space Harrier, while others can be explored freely, akin to Core Design's own Thunderhawk.

FMV cutscenes are used for briefings, available in multiple languages for the PAL release.

The game is partially non-linear. Players could choose their route after finishing the first mission.

Magazine articles

Main article: Soul Star/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM2 US 02.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[4]
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MeanMachinesSega26UK.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mean Machines Sega (UK) #26: "December 1994" (1994-10-28)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №157, p100/101[2]
82
70 №16, p80
93 №23, p64
84 №8, p20
77 №25, p94/95[5]
93 №25, p12/13/14/15
92 №48, p140/141
88 №10, p92/93
88 №60, p52
90 №38, p58/59
91 №26, p11
90 №72, p67[6]
Sega Mega-CD
87
Based on
13 reviews

Mega-CD, US
Soulstar MCD US Box Back.jpgSoulstar MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Soulstar MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Soulstar mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
Soulstar MCD EU Box Back.jpgSoulstar MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Soulstar MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Mega-CD, JP
Soulstar MCD JP Box Back.jpgSoulstar MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Soulstar MegaCD JP Disc.png
Disc
Mega-CD, DE
Soulstar MCD DE Box Back.jpgSoulstar MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Soulstar MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, BR
SoulStar MCD BR front.jpg
Cover

References

  1. File:EGM US 061.pdf, page 136
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 157.pdf, page 100
  3. File:Mega UK 20.pdf, page 79
  4. File:EGM US 062.pdf, page 107
  5. File:MeanMachinesSega25UK.pdf, page 94
  6. File:VideoGames US 72.pdf, page 67