Shining Force

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Shining Force
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System(s): Sega Mega Drive, iOS, Virtual Console, Steam
Publisher: Sega
Sound driver: Cube
Genre: RPG[1][2], Simulation[3]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥8,7008,700 G-5512
Sega Mega Drive
$64.9564.95[5] 1312
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
DM 129.95129.95[6] 1312
Sega Mega Drive
£49.9949.99[7][8] 1312
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Wii Virtual Console
Wii Virtual Console
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
Wii Virtual Console
¥333 (350)350i[17]
$2.992.99[19] 71120
ESRB: Everyone
€2.492.49[19] 71120
PEGI: 7+
£1.991.99[19] 71120
PEGI: 7+
$3.493.49[19] 71120
Steam Linux
$0.990.99[21] 71120
ESRB: Everyone
Steam Linux
€0.990.99[21] 71120
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
£0.790.79[21] 71120
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
$1.351.35[21] 71120
Steam OS X
$0.990.99[21] 71120
ESRB: Everyone
Steam OS X
€0.990.99[21] 71120
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
£0.790.79[21] 71120
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
$1.351.35[21] 71120

Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention, known as Shining Force: Kamigami no Isan (シャイニング・フォース 神々の遺産) in Japan, or more commonly just as Shining Force, is a turn-based tactical role-playing game released in 1992 published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive. It was the second release in the Shining series following the 1991 RPG Shining in the Darkness, however Shining Force is the first tactical RPG in the franchise.

Emulated versions were released for the Wii Virtual Console, iOS and Steam. The iOS version was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015.[22]


Chapter 1 - Runefaust Invasion

Max is a young swordsman who trains under the wing of Lord Varios, in the Kingdom of Guardiana. One day, the King informs them that the Gate of the Ancients, a place Guardiana has watched over for centuries, might have been reached by the forces of Runefaust. Max accepts the King’s plea to leave with a small force assembled by the adviser Nova to stop their antics and they are successful, but as the commander of Runefaust’ troops dies, he laughs at them, as Lord Kane from Runefaust should be invading Guardiana by now. Max quickly returns to Guardiana, just in time watch Varios being killed by Kane and then leaving. The King, also heavily wounded, reveals that the Gate can only be opened with a key, and instructs Max to find it before Runefaust and to discover the motivations behind their actions. The King also dies and Mae, distraught by her father Varios’ death, joins the force.

Max heads to the Kingdom of Alterone, which is an ally of Guardiana and lies close to the northwest. There, he finds that the King was threatened about his Kingdom’s safeness by Kane and is thrown to prison. Max is saved by Khris and the force heads back to the castle to talk with the King, which begs forgiveness and excuses himself about being under Kane’s power. He gives Max a last advice, a hint to a secret passage and to head to Rindo and then Manarina as there’s someone there that can help him.

Chapter 2 - Spirit of the Holy Spring

The Force reaches Rindo, only to find that Kane has bought all the ships and has sailed away. There is only one ship left, which belongs to the Mayor, who doesn't allow them to have it.

Defeated, the Force takes the advice of Alterone’s King and heads off to Manarina, which has an Arcane College where the best mages are trained, and where Anri, the Guardiana King’s daughter, is studying magic. There, Max finds Anri and tells her about her father and Guardiana. After a brief period of denial, followed by despair, Anri joins the Force. Max then speaks to Otrant, which informs the Force that to get the key to the Gate of the Ancients before Runefaust, they need to retrieve the Orb of Light from the Cavern of Darkness. The Force does so and when they return with the object, Otrant tells them they should use it on the Pool of the Ancients, which is tied with the Gate somehow. Max uses the Orb, and the Spirit of the Holy Spring tells Max that the Legacy of the Ancients is an evil being that has been sealed away for 1,000 years and someone called Darksol is searching for the key to unlock that seal.

The Force returns to Rindo, where they find that the Mayor’s grandson is missing. They head towards the place he was last seen in, the new Circus. The Force enters and is surprised by an horde of monsters. After defeating them and saving the child, the Mayor gives them his ship in gratitude. The Force is ready to set sail but then they are greeted by Mishaela, an evil witch, who burns the ship down. The Force returns to the Mayor, to ask for more advice. He tells them that the next town with ships is Uranbatol, which is to the northeast. Since it’s a long way, he tells them to stop at Shade Abbey first. There Force meets two bird warriors, Balbaroy and Amon, and they’re all caught up in a battle by Darksol. After being victorious, the two birdmen take them to Bustoke.

Chapter 3 - Secret Weapon of Runefaust

Chapter 4 - The Great Fortress of Balbazak

Chapter 5 - Gateway to the Hidden Shrine

Chapter 6 - Descendant of the Sacred Dragon

Chapter 7 - The Lost Civilization

Chapter 8 - Rise of the Ancient Castle



Main article: Characters (Shining Force)

The force is made by various warriors, which will join at various locations of the game, some with specific tasks that need to be completed to access them. Every character has their own specific class which helps determine their stats, abilities, weapons that can be equipped, and magic that can be learnt. There are a grand total of 30 playable characters in Shining Force.

  • There are seven stats in Shining Force: LV (level), HP (health points), MP (magic points), AT (attack power), DF (defense power), AG (agility, which determines their place in each turn), and MV (movement, which determines the amount of squares they are allowed each turn).
    • EXP is given by attacking enemies, and/or using offensive or defensive magic. The characters will gain levels accordingly and all their stats except MV are raised randomly. Which stats each character is awarded is somewhat random. Because of the random nature of the level-ups, each character's growth may vary from playthrough to playthrough. That said, all characters have their independent strengths and weaknesses, which make them unique even amongst the same classes.
    • As mentioned before, once a unit hits level +10, he or she can be promoted to an upgraded class, which will reset their level to 1 but will boost their stats as well.
  • Each character can carry up to four items of any kind, along with an accessory and a weapon equipped.
    • There are several items in Shining Force. Amongst them, the most important are healing items (related to stat restoring while on battles mostly) and boosting items (related to permanent stat increase).
    • There are only one type of accessories, rings and five main classes of weapons: Arrows and Launched Weapons (arrows, shells and shots), Axes, Polearms (not named) (lances, halberds and spears), Staves and Magical Weapons (Rods, Staves and Sticks) and Swords (katanas and swords). These can be equipped by everyone which shares a class, and has the objective of raising stats. Some have spells when used (though there's a chance they'll break).
  • There are fifteen types of spells, eight offensive (Blaze, Freeze, Bolt, Desoul, Dispel, Muddle, Slow and Sleep) and seven defensive (Heal, Aura, Detox, Shield, Boost, Quick and Egress), which use certain MP points to be cast. Some can hit just one ally / enemy while others have an area of effect, and can hit several allies / enemies in a cross shape formation.

Playing Modes

Exploration Field

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Shining Force features exploration fields like any standard RPG, with objectives such as picking up information or interacting with citizens. While strolling through the various towns and villages the force is represented by the force leader Max. The buttons A and/or C are used to access menus and to confirm actions and B is to return on the menu or for cancelling options.

Exploration Field Menu

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  • TALK - While standing close to someone, it will start a conversation.
  • MAGIC - Accesses magic but is mostly useless while in these fields.
  • SEARCH - Searches the area where Max is turned to. If the area or object doesn’t have anything attached to it, nothing will be found.
  • ITEM - Accesses the inventory, the D-Pad highlights the item. Each character can carry one equipped weapon, along with four unsorted items or weapons.
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    • USE - Uses a selected item.
    • GIVE - Switches items around.
    • DROP - Discards a selected item.
    • EQUIP - Equip or take off a weapon.

Recurrent Locations

Shop Menu (Items and Weapons)

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Talking to the seller will allow buying items and weapons for the force.

  • BUY - Displays the standard item and weapons list.
  • SELL - Sells something from your inventory. Naturally, the selling price is always lower than the buying one.
  • REPAIR - Repairs a broken item.
  • DEALS - Accesses special items on sale.

Abbey Menu

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Talking to a priest will allow curing or reviving the force, upgrading a character's class or saving the game.

  • SAVE: Saves the game exactly as it stands.
  • CURE: Cures status ailments for a sum of money.
  • PROMOTE: Once a character achieves level +10, he or she can be promoted to a different class, which will give them many advantages.
  • RAISE: Revives characters that were killed in battle.

Headquarters Menu

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The Headquarters is where the force assembles. It has three rooms, a vestibule of some sort, where talking to Nova will access the Headquarters Menu, a red carpet room, where the active force waits ready to march, and a bar to the back, which serves as a common room for the reserves.

  • ADVICE: Nova will give his useful advice for the upcoming battle.
  • JOIN: Chooses the active party, as only twelve can take part in one battle at one time.
  • STATUS: Access each character's status windows.
  • ITEM: Accesses the inventory.

Battle Field

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Shining Force also features battle fields, where the player moves the characters in turns across the scenario overlaid with a square grid, which can be seen as somewhat similar to chess. Battles are gained by either destroying every enemy, the Boss (which defeats all others) or move outside of the battle field map. As an extra, some bonus' items are given if specific goals are met. Battles are lost if the leader of the force dies and the game will switch back to the last accessible priest, losing half the Gold the Force was carrying.

Battle Menu

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Pressing A or C will access the battle menu. All of the options except Stay will enter a fight screen animation. Pressing START will hide the status windows, both while idle on the battle field or while in a fight screen animation.

  • ATTACK - Attacks an enemy if he's in range, which depends from the kind of weapon the character has equipped. Characters can fail their attacks and sometimes they can attack twice.
  • MAGIC - Accesses magic, if the character knows it.
  • ITEM - Accesses the inventory. Using DROP or EQUIP doesn't require a turn.
  • STAY - Holds position without any kind of active action.

Game Command Options Menu

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Pressing the B button will make a white highlighter box appear around the character. Moving it to any character and pressing A or C will access the character's stat windows. The latter has the extra of displaying their movement for the next turn. Pressing A in an empty slot will access the Game Command Options.

  • MAP - Access the battlefield map, displaying the location of the force in green and the enemies in red.
  • QUIT - Saves and quits the game.
  • MESSAGE - Disables battle messages (level-ups and special items are still displayed).
  • SPEED - Changes the text speed.

Pressing B will make the white highlight return to the character which is supposed to move.



Shining in the Darkness was developed by Sonic Co. - a small four-man team of developers headded by Hiroyuki and Shugo Takahashi, with help from Climax Entertainment. Despite its minimal funding the game was successful, and a sequel was subsequently requested by the corporation. Though hopes were put in place for more funding, Sega again kept production costs down, and so Climax Entertainment were brought in to help out once more.

Takahashi believed that most RPGs of the time only focused on telling an interesting story, treating battles and the coupled system as a tacked on extra rather than a core part of the experience. He wanted to challenge that notion, making a game with an engaging battle system. Shining Force was inspired primarily by Kure Software Koubou's Silver Ghost, a RPG for the PC-88 line of computers released in 1988. Silver Ghost's battle system consists in real-time actions and a multi-character system, in which the player controlled the leader of a "force" and attacked enemies by running into them, with the rest of the force following and engaging in combat with anything that comes close to them.

Takahashi had worked on Dragon Quest previously, and had wondered how the battle system could be improved. Silver Ghost and the tiled chess-like movement of units typical of tactical RPGs provided the answer, as it introduced the concepts of distance and range.

The game's English translation is controversial, due to the omission of vital plot points and character backstories (including that of the game's main protagonist, Max). It is also inconsistent, with the names of characters occasionally changing between scenes (one such example is Lord Kane, sometimes referred to as "Cain").

Sequels and re-releases

Shining Force was a success for Sega, being followed up by Shining Force II and Shining Force III in 1993 and 1997 respectively as well as a number of spin-offs. Moreso than Shining in the Darkness, Shining Force and Shining Force II helped guarantee a future for the series, which continues until this day.

The game was remade in 2004 by Amusement Vision as Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon, however this title is not considered to be canon to the series (from an English perspective), as despite its similar story and more accurate English translation, numerous story changes were made for undisclosed reasons. In its Mega Drive form, Shining Force has appeared in numerous compilations, including Sega Archives from USA Vol.3, Sega Smash Pack 2, Sega Mega Drive Classic Collection Volume 4 and Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection. It was also released for the Wii's Virtual Console service in 2008.

Other media associated with this game include an encyclopedia, several game guides, a soundtrack release, a manga series (3 volumes) and The Curse of Zeon, a six part story published in Sonic the Comic (issues #73-78).


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Shining Force Shining Force
Japanese シャイニング・フォース 神々の遺産 Shining Force: Kamigami no Isan

Version history

Main article: Shining Force/Changelog.
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 7.3MB 201212012012-12-01 iOS 6 support. [23]
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 6.2MB 201007292010-07-29 [24]


Main article: Shining Force/Comparisons.

Production credits


The Music was composed by Masahiko Yoshimura while the Sound Effects were programmed by Dogen Shibuya and Enzan Shibuya.

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Shining Force/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Shining Force/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 [25]
88 [26]
89 [27]
70 [28]
88 №7, p65
80 №1992-04, p86
92 №12, p14/15
92 №9, p54/55
90 №17, p76-78
91 [29]
94 №32, p82/83
89 №44, p58/59
92 №13, p44/45
92 №18, p67
93 №20, p36/37
86 №9, p26/27
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
20 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
Console Mania (IT)
Digitiser (UK) PAL
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
Mega (UK) PAL
Mega Force (FR)
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
MegaTech (UK) PAL
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
Player One (FR)
Sega Magazin (DE)
Sega Power (UK) PAL
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
Sega Force (SE)
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
23 reviews

Shining Force

Mega Drive, JP
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Reg Card
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Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, US (alt)

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Mega Drive, US (?)

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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, Asia
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Mega Drive, KR
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e0594abe
MD5 4b4acbe75ff7aaeb534ab78ed95910d1
SHA-1 7cbb3ed31c982750d70a273b9561a9e1b2c04eea
1.5MB 1993-04 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 9378fbcd
MD5 72ab457fd395da1879ed4f6d29b09af1
SHA-1 ef8afbdc9af931d9da34d72efc8a76f0d5f4379d
1.5MB 1992-03 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ce67143a
MD5 f010071423a7b174251df9db823677fa
SHA-1 f026c9243431c9c2d4b0660e340158816a22b869
1.5MB 1993-03 Page

External links


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  5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "October 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 34
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 49
  7. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 55
  8. 8.0 8.1 MegaTech, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-23), page 76
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  29. Mean Machines Sega, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-24), page 74-76 (74)
  30. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1992" (JP; 1992-03-07), page 35
  31. Console Mania, "Novembre 1992" (IT; 1992-xx-xx), page 64
  32. Digitiser (UK) (1993-07-30)
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  39. Mega Fun, "09/93" (DE; 1993-08-18), page 76
  40. Mean Machines Sega, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-24), page 74
  41. Player One, "Juin/Juillet 1993" (FR; 1993-06-10), page 82
  42. Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 48
  43. Sega Power, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-03), page 58
  44. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 42
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Shining Force

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Main page | Comparisons | Maps | Changelog | Magazine articles | Video coverage | Reception | Promotional material | Region coding

Books: Shining Force: Kamigami no Isan Settei Shiryoushuu (1992) | Shining Force: Kamigami no Isan Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (1992) | Shining Force: Kamigami no Isan Hyakka (1992) | Shining Force Kouryaku no Tebiki (1992) | Shining Force Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (1992) | Shining Force Battle Guide (1993)
Music: Shining Force Special Sound CD (1992)

Shining series of games
Sega Mega Drive
Shining in the Darkness (1991) | Shining Force (1992) | Shining Force II (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jashin no Kuni e (1992) | Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya (1993) | Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict (1995)
Sega Mega-CD
Shining Force CD (1994)
Sega Saturn
Shining Wisdom (1995) | Shining the Holy Ark (1996) | Shining Force III (Scenario 2, 3, Premium Disc) (1997-1998)
Game Boy Advance
Shining Soul (2002) | Shining Soul II (2003) | Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon (2004)
Sony PlayStation 2
Shining Tears (2004) | Shining Force Neo (2005) | Shining Force EXA (2007) | Shining Wind (2007)
Mobile phone
Shining Road to the Force (2005) | Shining Force Chronicle I (2005) | Shining Force Chronicle II (2005) | Shining Force Chronicle III (2006) | Shining Road II (2006) | Shining Wind X (2008) | SFCE Tokei (2012)
Windows PC
Shining Tears Material Collection (2006) | Shining Wind Fan Fest (2009)
Nintendo DS
Shining Force Feather (2009)
Shining Force Cross (2009) | Shining Force Cross Raid (2010) | Shining Force Cross Elysion (2012) | Shining Force Cross Exlesia (2013) | Shining Force Cross Exlesia Zenith (2014) | Blade Arcus from Shining (2014)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Shining Hearts (2010) | Shining Blade (2012) | Shining Ark (2013)
Sony PlayStation 3
Shining Resonance (2014) | Blade Arcus from Shining EX (2015)
Sony PlayStation 4
Blade Arcus from Shining EX (2015) | Shining Resonance Refrain (2018)
Characters | Equipment (Items, Accessories, Weapons) | Magic | Geography | Timelines
Shining related media
Sound Story of Shining and the Darkness (1991) | Shining Force Special Sound CD (1992) | Symphonic Suite Shining Force II (1993) | Symphonic Suite the Another Story of Shining Force (1994) | Shining Wisdom (1995) | Shining the Holy Ark Original Soundtrack (1996) | Shining Force III Original Soundtrack (1998) | Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon Original Sound Tracks (2004) | Shining Tears (2004) | Shining Force Neo Music Collection (2005) | Shining Theme Music Shiro SAGISU Collection (2005) | Shining Tears Music Collection (2005) | Shining Force EXA Music Collection (2007) | Shining Wind Music Collection (2007) | Shining Tears X Wind Original Soundtrack (2007) | Shining Force Feather Soundtrack (2009) | Shining Hearts Kaizoku Hihou Fan Disc (2010) | Shining Force Cross Raid Original Sound Track (2011) | Shining Hearts Original Soundtrack (2011) | Shining Blade Haru no Shin Seikatsu Ouen Fan Disc (2012) | Shining Blade Character Song Album (2012) | Shining Ark Tenshi no Fandisc (2013) | Shining Force Cross Original Sound Track (2014) | Shining Resonance Music Collection (2015)
Shining Tears Drama CD Vol. 1 Dark Side: Memories and departure (2006) | Shining Tears Drama CD Vol. 2 Light Side: Yuushatei Hanjouki (2006) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 1 (2007) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 2 (2008) | Shining Force EXA Drama CD (2008) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 3 (2008) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 4 (2009) | Drama CD Shining Force Feather (2009) | Drama CD Shining Hearts (2011)
Guide book: Shining and the Darkness Koushiki Guide Book (1991) | Shining Force Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (1992) | Shining Force Battle Guide (1993) | Shining Force II: Inishie no Fuuin Game Guide Book (1993) | Shining Force CD Koushiki Guide Book (1994) | Shining Wisdom Koushiki Guide Book (1995) | Shining the Holy Ark Koushiki Guide Book (1996) | Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin Official Guide (1997) | Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin Perfect Navi (1998) | Shining Force III Scenario 2: Nerawareta Miko Official Guide (1998) | Shining Force III Scenario 2: Nerawareta Miko Perfect Navi (1998) | Shining Force III Scenario 3: Hyouheki no Jashinguu Perfect Navi (1998) | Shining Force III Koushiki Settei Shiryoushuu (1999) | Shining Soul Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (2002) | Shining Force: Kuroki Ryuu no Fukkatsu Final Complete Guide (2004) | Shining Tears Final Complete Guide (2004) | Shining Tears Saikyou Kishidan Ikusei Guide (2004) | Shining Tears Official Strategy Guide (2005) | Shining Force Neo Force Master Ikusei Guide (2005) | Shining Force Neo Final Complete Guide (2005) | Shining Force Neo Official Strategy Guide (2005) | Shining Force EXA: The Master Guide‎ (2007) | Shining Force EXA Official Strategy Guide (2007) | Shining Force EXA Final Complete Guide (2007) | Shining Wind Saisoku Guide Book (2007) | Shining Wind Final Complete Guide (2007) | Shining Tears X Wind Original Soundtrack (2007) | Shining Force Feather: The Master Guide‎ (2009) | Shining Force Feather Complete Guide (2009) | Shining Hearts Saisoku Guide Book (2010) | Shining Hearts Complete Guide (2011) | Shining Force Cross Raid Guide Book 1st (2011) | Shining Force Cross Raid Guide Book 2nd (2011) | Shining Blade First Blader's Guide (2012) | Shining Blade Complete Guide (2012) | Shining Force Cross Settei Shiryoushuu (2012) | Shining Ark Complete Guide (2013) | Shining Blade & Ark Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2013)
Art book: Works for Shining the Holy Ark (1996) | Shining Force III Koushiki Settei Shiryoushuu (1999) | Shining Force EXA Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2007) | Shining Force Feather Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2009) | Shining Hearts Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2011)
Unsorted: Shining and the Darkness Kouryakuhon (xxxx) | Shining Force: Kamigami no Isan Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Shining Force Kouryaku no Tebiki (xxxx) | Shining Force II Inishie no Fuuin Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Shining Force II Inishie no Fuuin Kouryaku no Tebiki (xxxx) | Shining Force Gaiden Final Conflict Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Shining Force Gaiden & Gaiden II Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Tony's Artworks from Shining Worlds (xxxx)
Shining Tears X Wind (2007) | Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan (2010)