Shining Force CD

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Shining Force CD
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Sega[1]
Developer:
Licensor: Sonic! Software Planning
Original system(s): Sega Game Gear
Peripherals supported: CD BackUp RAM Cart
Genre: RPG[2], Simulation[3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,8007,800 G-6036
Sega Mega-CD
US
4656
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4656-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.9944.99[6] 4656-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK

Shining Force CD (シャイニングフォースCD) is a compilation of two previously released Shining Force games, Shining Force Gaiden and Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya, both originally for the Sega Game Gear. Shining Force CD makes significant improvements to the graphics as well as offering a higher quality CD audio soundtrack.

The game is broken into four "Books" comprising 53 battles in total, more than any other Shining Force game.

Story

Towards the Root of Evil

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The ambassador of Cypress, Woldol, visits Gardiana and presents a jeweled box as a gift for Queen Anri. Opening the box places her under a sleep spell, which Woldol declares that only King Edmond of Cypress can awaken her from. Gardiana launches an invasion of Cypress in retaliation, but a month passes and no word is heard from the Gardiana army.

The player controls Nick, a visitor, who is chosen to be the new leader of the Gardiana Shining Force. The party travels to the kingdom of Cypress to rescue Gardiana's captive soldiers and find a way to cure Queen Anri. On their journey, they are joined by members of the Cypress resistance force, who are fighting to free Cypress from the influence of Woldol, who murdered the rightful king and installed Edmond as a puppet ruler in service to the evil god Iom. The Gardiana army also learns that Nick is the son of the late king.

In a final assault on Cypress's castle, Edmond is killed. Nick battles Woldol using the Sword of Hajya, which can only be wielded by those of the royal bloodline of Cypress and is the only weapon which can break Iom's power. Though victorious, Nick is infected with a venom that turns his right arm to stone. With Queen Anri cured by Prince Nick's actions, Gardiana becomes Cypress's ally.

The Evil God Awakes

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Cypress and Gardiana are now at war with Iom, a nation devoted to the evil god of the same name. The player now assumes the role of Deanna, a young man found wounded by the cliffs near Cypress's castle by two young Cypress soldiers, Natasha and Dawn. Nick and his troops depart to battle Iom, leaving Mayfair (a former member of the Cypress resistance) and several soldiers in charge of the castle. Once recuperated, Deanna joins them on guard duty, and though shy by nature, he begins to bond with Natasha.

An Iom agent steals the Sword of Hajya from the castle. A small team of young soldiers left to guard the castle, led by Natasha and guided by Mayfair, set out to hunt down the thief and redeem the Sword of Hajya. Their pursuit takes them to the neighboring kingdom of Emild, whose ruler has been sacrificed to Iom and replaced with the shapeshifting general Gordon. They recover the Sword of Hajya from Gordon, but immediately after a mysterious benefactor informs them that Prince Nick was defeated and taken prisoner.

Natasha's force now heads to Iom to rescue Prince Nick. Their mysterious benefactor repeatedly comes to their aid but refuses to identify himself. They learn that Warderer, the king of Iom, is sacrificing members of royalty to Iom in order to summon the god to their world and that he intends to make Nick the next sacrifice.

When the Cypress force confronts Warderer, General Hindel of Iom rescues Nick. Nick explains that Hindel betrayed Iom in order to save Deanna, Hindel's brother and that the Cypress force's mysterious benefactor was sent by Hindel. Deanna had in fact been wounded by a Cypress soldier while serving in an invading force from Iom. Following this revelation, an enraged Warderer kills Hindel and sacrifices himself to Iom, thereby summoning the evil god. Nick and his men defeat Iom, sending him back to Hades. With the war over, Natasha and the others return to Cypress with Prince Nick. Deanna ultimately decides he must return home to Iom, despite his love for Natasha and the new friendships he has formed in Cypress. But Natasha, who has fallen in love with Deanna, insists on going with him.

A New Challenge

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The player again assumes the role of Nick. Several months after Iom's defeat, Prince Nick's coronation ceremony is interrupted by an old woman named Dava. She asserts that Nick is unworthy of being crowned king and kidnaps Queen Anri. To prove himself worthy of the crown, Prince Nick must lead the Cypress army and his friends from Gardiana to rescue the lost queen.

The Museum

Nick and his friends are visiting the most historic museum in Cypress when the exhibits of Nick's greatest enemies suddenly come to life.

Gameplay

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Battle map and scene

Shining Force CD is a turn-based tactical role-playing game. The player progresses through a series of turn-based tactical battles interspersed with short cutscenes. Battles take place in square grids, and each unit occupies one square. Each unit can move up to a fixed amount of squares along the battlefield, determined by its Movement statistic. Depending on its location relative to enemies and to allies, a unit can also perform one action: attack, cast a spell, use an item, or search the area. Some commands, such as equipping or dropping items, do not count as actions. The order of turns is determined by the unit's Agility score and a random seed. Characters gain experience points from attacking, using magical abilities, and defeating foes, which allow them to gain levels that increase their statistics and sometimes grant them new abilities. Defeated enemies also drop gold, which can be used to buy weapons and other items. Units are defeated when they lose all of their hit points. They receive a defensive benefit from the Land Effect of the tile on which they are standing. Between cutscenes, the player is allowed to save the game, promote characters, resurrect fallen characters, and buy and sell weapons and other items at a store. The game features simplified, menu-driven camps that replicate the headquarters, priests, and shops of the Mega Drive games.

Each allied unit is represented by a character with his or her own background and personality. Each allied unit has a class, which defines a set of abilities for that unit and determines their spells that they can learn and the weapons that they can equip. A unit can be promoted to another class at any level between 10 or 20. Upon promotion, the character's level resets to 1 and statistics are reduced by a fixed amount, although they begin higher if the character is promoted at a higher level. Characters have the following statistics:

  • HP: The number of hit points that the character has, which is the amount of damage the character can take from enemies before dying.
  • MP: The number of magic points that the character has, which is used for casting spells.
  • Attack: The amount of damage that the character deals to enemies.
  • Defense: The amount of damage that a character can absorb without losing hit points.
  • Agility: The priority in which a unit takes a turn in battle.
  • Movement: The number of tiles that a character can move in battle, which is affected by the type of terrain (except for flying units).

Statistics can also be improved through the use of items. The character's race can also affect how he or she performs in battle. For example, elves are less affected by rough terrain but centaurs are more affected. The player's army can consist of as many as 12 members, and members can be swapped in and out of the active party in between battles, with the exception of the team's leader, who must be present in every battle.

The goal of each battle is to defeat all enemies or sometimes to defeat the leader of the enemy force. The Shining Force is defeated if the team's leader falls in battle. Defeated characters can be revived after each battle. The player can also choose to escape the battle by casting Egress with the leader of the Shining Force. Even if the player army is defeated, the player can recover allies and retry the battle. The Force keeps any experience that is obtained, regardless of the battle's outcome, but players lose half of their gold if the team leader is defeated.

The game is divided into four "Books." The first two Books, which are available immediately and can be played in either order, contain the adapted versions of the Shining Force Gaiden games. Book 3 is a new scenario that becomes available after completing the first two Books. Character statistics from Books 1 and 2 can be carried over to Book 3 by saving the game on a CD BackUp RAM Cart since the Mega-CD's internal memory is insufficient to store all the required data. Book 4 is a special battle that is unlocked by finding a hidden item in Book 2 and completing the first three Books.

Characters

Many of the characters are related to characters from Shining Force.

The spell level requirements include the level of the character at promotion. For example, if Nick is promoted at level 10, he learns Bolt at level 6 after being promoted.

Book 1

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Nick
Race: Human Initial class: Swordsman (SDMN) Promoted class: Hero (HERO) 
Leader of the Shining Force. A young man introduced by Ruce as the leader of the expeditionary force. Nick is the prince and heir to the throne of Cypress but conceals this fact to the other characters. Nick is the only character who can equip the Sword of Hajya.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Egress
Initially learned
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Bolt
Level 16 Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
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Ruce
Race: Dwarf Initial class: Warrior (WARR) Promoted class: Gladiator (GLDT) 
The son of Lug. He helps organize the Gardiana expedition to rescue the missing soldiers sent to Cypress.
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Shade
Race: Elf Initial class: Archer (ACHR) Promoted class: Sniper (SNIP) 
The son of Hans.
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Sig
Race: Half-Giant Initial class: Monk (MNK) Promoted class: Master Monk (MMNK) 
The nephew of Gong.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Heal
Initially learned Level 3 Level 18 Level 26
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Detox
Level 6 Level 16
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Dispel
Level 10
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Hell Blast
Level 14 Level 22 Level 30
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Wendy
Race: Elf Initial class: Mage (MAGE) Promoted class: Wizard (WIZ) 
The younger sister of Tao and Diane.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Blaze
Initially learned Level 8 Level 15 Level 30
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Freeze
Level 4 Level 15 Level 19
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Sleep
Level 12
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Attack
Level 27
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Apis
Race: Centaur Initial class: Knight (KNTE) Promoted class: Paladin (PLDN) 
The son of Ken. He wears a red headband similar to Mae, which implies that she may be his mother.
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Cray
Race: Human Initial class: Monk (MNK) Promoted class: Master Monk (MMNK) 
A monk who joins the party after the Gardiana expedition crashes its ship onto the shore of Miniyom and rescues him and his sister from the Cypress forces.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Heal
Initially learned Initially learned Level 13 Level 27
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Muddle
Level 7 Level 22
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Boost
Level 10 Level 21
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Hell Blast
Level 13 Level 24 Level 30
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Claude
Race: Birdman Initial class: Birdman (BDMN) Promoted class: Bird Battler (BDBT) 
A member of the Cypress resistance who travels to Miniyom to join the Gardiana expedition. He joins the party at the end of Chapter 1 and provides a ship to take the Force to Asreet Island.
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Stock
Race: Centaur Initial class: Ranger (RNGR) Promoted class: Bow Knight (BWNT) 
A Cypress resistance member who tries to conceal the resistance base from the army of Woldol.
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Mayfair
Race: Human Initial class: Priest (PRST) Promoted class: Vicar (VICR) 
The daughter of the archbishop of Cypress. Woldol killed her father and blinded her. She joins the Force along with Stock after they liberate the town they are in. She serves as the advisor to the Force in Books 2 and 3.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Heal
Initially learned Initially learned Level 12 Level 21
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Muddle
Initially learned
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Hell Blast
Level 8 Level 14 Level 24 Level 28
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Aura
Level 16 Level 19 Level 26 Level 30
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Yeesha
Race: Human Initial class: Mage (MAGE) Promoted class: Wizard (WIZ) 
A mage who is sealed inside a tower with a spell by Bazoo. She joins the party after the Force defeats Bazoo and frees her.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Blaze
Initially learned Initially learned Level 13
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Slow
Initially learned Initially learned
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Bolt
Level 16 Level 22 Level 27 Level 30
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Desoul
Level 19 Level 25
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Gyan
Race: Beastman Initial class: Beast (BST) Promoted class: Berserker (BRSK) 
Prince Nick's personal bodyguard and advisor. He is unaffected by rough terrain. He joins the party after meeting them near the beginning of Chapter 3.
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Domingo
Race: Magical Creature Promoted class: Magical Creature (MCRT) 
A magical, flying creature. He is a hidden character who joins the party if he is found in Battle 12.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Blaze
Initially learned Initially learned Initially learned
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Freeze
Initially learned Initially learned Initially learned Level 20
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Bolt
Level 6 Level 12 Level 17
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Desoul
Level 9 Level 15
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Kashing
Race: Centaur Initial class: Knight (KNTE) Promoted class: Paladin (PLDN) 
One of the surviving soldiers initially sent to Cypress from Gardiana. He joins the party after the Force finds him in the Death Tunnel on the way to Gundoll Fort.
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Gates
Race: Dwarf Promoted class: Gladiator (GLDT) 
Another surviving member of the Cypress invasion force. He joins the party outside of Gundoll Fort.
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Shriek
Race: Birdman Promoted class: Bird Battler (BDBT) 
Another surviving member of the Cypress invasion force. He is kept captive by Dantom inside Gundoll Fort and joins the party after the Force defeats Dantom.
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Randolf
Race: Centaur Promoted class: Paladin (PLDN) 
A member of the Cypress army who joins the Force after they defeat King Edmond out of loyalty to Prince Nick.
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Amigo
Race: Magical Creature Promoted class: Magical Creature (MCRT) 
A magical, flying creature. She is a hidden character who joins the party if she is found in Battle 19. She is the only healer in the series who can fly.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Aura
Initially learned Initially learned Level 9 Level 17
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Boost
Initially learned Level 12
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Hell Blast
Initially learned Initially learned Level 15 Level 20
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Dispel
Initially learned
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Lug
Race: Dwarf Promoted class: Gladiator (GLDT) 
Called Luke in Shining Force. Member of the original Shining Force and father of Ruce. He joins the party in the last battle to help defeat Woldol, bringing with him the Sword of Hajya.

Book 2

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Deanna
Race: Human Initial class: Swordsman (SDMN) Promoted class: Hero (HERO) 
Leader of the Shining Force. Cypress soldiers find him wounded, and he is nursed back to strength in Cypress. He is a soldier of Iom but conceals this from the people of Cypress. He leads the party to recover the stolen Sword of Hajya. It is later revealed that he is the brother of Hindel. He is the romantic interest of Natasha.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Egress
Initially learned
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Bolt
Level 16 Level 20 Level 35 Level 40
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Natasha
Race: Human Initial class: Mage (MAGE) Promoted class: Wizard (WIZ) 
Leader of the Shining Force. A Cypress guard who helps lead the party to recover the stolen Sword of Hajya. She is the romantic interest of Deanna.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Egress
Initially learned
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Blaze
Initially learned Level 8 Level 17 Level 30
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Freeze
Level 4 Level 13 Level 22
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Attack
Level 26
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Jaha
Race: Dwarf Initial class: Warrior (WARR) Promoted class: Gladiator (GLDT) 
A young Cypress guard who often tries to shirk his guard duty. He wears a pot as a helmet.
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Eric
Race: Centaur Initial class: Knight (KNTE) Promoted class: Paladin (PLDN) 
A young Cypress guard who often tries to shirk his guard duty. He tries to impress Dawn.
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Dawn
Race: Centaur Initial class: Knight (KNTE) Promoted class: Paladin (PLDN) 
A young Cypress guard who takes her duty more seriously than Jaha, Eric, and Luke.
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Luke
Race: Human Initial class: Monk (MNK) Promoted class: Master Monk (MMNK) 
A young Cypress guard who often tries to shirk his guard duty.
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Slade
Race: Human Initial class: Priest (PRST) Promoted class: Vicar (VICR) 
A priest from the Thames village. The Iom soldiers are holding the villagers hostage and claim that they will be released in exchange for the Sword of Hajya. He joins the party after Mayfair convinces him that they can save his people together.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Heal
Initially learned Initially learned Level 18 Level 27
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Muddle
Level 7 Level 15
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Boost
Level 10
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Hell Blast
Level 12 Level 24 Level 30
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Graham
Race: Centaur Initial class: Ranger (RNGR) Promoted class: Bow Knight (BWNT) 
Graham steals the Sword of Hajya for Iom. He ends up defecting and joining the Cypress army at Thames.
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Chester
Race: Elf Initial class: Archer (ACHR) Promoted class: Sniper (SNIP) 
A castle guard of Emild. He leads the Force to King Emild to reclaim the Sword of Hajya. He joins the party after learning that the king has been assassinated by Iom forces.
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May
Race: Foxling Initial class: Mage (MAGE) Promoted class: Wizard (WIZ) 
The royal sorceress of Emild. She rushes to the castle to save the king when she sees it crumbling. She joins the party after learning that the king has been assassinated.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Freeze
Initially learned Initially learned Level 12
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Slow
Initially learned Level 9
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Bolt
Level 15 Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
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Desoul
Level 18 Level 23
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Sarah
Race: Kyantol Promoted class: Vicar (VICR) 
Fought with Prince Nick along with Randolf and Claude at the unsuccessful battle at Algam Fort. They find the Cypress army at the end of Chapter 2. She serves as the advisor to Natasha's party after the Shining Force is split and joins the party after it is reunited.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Heal
Initially learned Initially learned Initially learned Level 12
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Hell Blast
Initially learned Initially learned Level 14 Level 18
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Muddle
Initially learned Level 8
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Aura
Level 6 Level 10 Level 16 Level 20
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Randolf
Race: Centaur Promoted class: Paladin (PLDN) 
A returning character from Book 1. Fought with Prince Nick along with Sarah and Claude at the unsuccessful battle at Algam Fort. They find the Cypress army at the end of Chapter 2, and Randolf joins Natasha's party.
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Claude
Race: Birdman Promoted class: Bird Battler (BDBT) 
A returning character from Book 1. Fought with Prince Nick along with Sarah and Randolf at the unsuccessful battle at Algam Fort. They find the Cypress army at the end of Chapter 2, and Claude joins Deanna's party.
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Rohde
Race: Dwarf Promoted class: Gladiator (GLDT) 
A worker who helped build Algam Fort and knows its weak point. He joins Natasha's party after they liberate his village.
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Rush
Race: Human Promoted class: Samurai (SMRI) 
Called Musashi in Shining Force. He is a hidden character who joins the party if he is found in Battle 18.
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Higins
Race: Human Promoted class: Shinobi (SNB) 
Called Hanzou in Shining Force. He is a hidden character who joins the party if he is found in Battle 21.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Katon
Level 7 Level 17
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Raijin
Level 11 Level 15 Level 20
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Gyan
Race: Beastman Promoted class: Berserker (BRSK) 
A returning character from Book 1. Prince Nick's personal bodyguard and advisor. He joins the party as they approach the shrine of Iom and shares with the group a shortcut to it.
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Nick
Race: Human Promoted class: Prince (PRNC) 
The leader of the Shining Force in Book 1. He is captured by the Iom army. He joins the party in the last battle after the Force rescues him.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Egress
Initially learned
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Bolt
Initially learned Initially learned Level 15 Level 20

Book 3

Most of the characters from the first two Books are available to use, with the notable exceptions of Mayfair and Gyan. The game can carry over the statistics of the player's characters from the previous Books. If not continuing from previous saves, the game provides the characters with a set of default statistics. For characters who are available in both Books, the game selects the version that the player has leveled up higher. Hidden characters are only available if they were found in the previous Books. Prince Nick is the leader of the Shining Force, and Mayfair is its advisor.

  • Nick
  • Ruce
  • Shade
  • Sig
  • Wendy
  • Apis
  • Cray
  • Claude
  • Stock
  • Yeesha
  • Domingo
  • Kashing
  • Gates
  • Shriek
  • Randolf
  • Amigo
  • Deanna
  • Natasha
  • Jaha
  • Eric
  • Dawn
  • Luke
  • Slade
  • Graham
  • Chester
  • May
  • Sarah
  • Rohde
  • Rush
  • Higins

Book 4

Book 4 consists of a single battle and always contains the same roster of characters rather than allowing the player to choose a party as in previous battles. The game can carry over the statistics of the player's characters from Book 3. Otherwise, it provides the characters with a set of default statistics. Prince Nick is the leader of the Shining Force.

  • Nick
  • Ruce
  • Shade
  • Wendy
  • Claude
  • Deanna
  • Natasha
  • Jaha
  • Eric
  • Dawn
  • Luke
  • Sarah

Items

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Camp

Items are sold in shops, found in chests, or sometimes dropped by defeated foes.

Category Item Cost (in gold) Description
Auxiliary
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Angel Wing
40 Escapes the battle and returns to camp.
Healing
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Antidote
20 Cures poison.
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Medical Herb
10 Restores about 10 HP.
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Healing Seed
200 Restores about 20 HP.
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Healing Rain
20,000 Restores all HP for all allies.
Boosting
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Cheerful Bread
500 Increases 4-5 HP.
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Powerful Wine
500 Increases Attack by 2-4.
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Protect Milk
500 Increases Defense by 2-4.
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Quick Chicken
500 Increases Agility by 2-4.
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Running Pimento
1,500 Increases Movement by 1-2.

Equipment

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Character status

Cursed items occasionally prevent the bearer from attacking.

Weapons

Book 1
Category Weapon Cost (in gold) Attack Range Notes
Arrows
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Wooden Arrow
60 +3 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-2.png
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Iron Arrow
100 +6 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-2.png
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Steel Arrow
300 +11 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-2.png
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Robin Arrow
700 +16 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
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Assault Shell
2,200 +19 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
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Great Shot
5,500 +23 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
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Buster Shot
9,500 +26 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
Axes
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Club
40 +3 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Short Axe
120 +6 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Hand Axe
200 +9 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Middle Axe
380 +14 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Battle Axe
800 +20 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Heat Axe
1,600 +25 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Casts Blaze Level 2.
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Great Axe
5,000 +28 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Axe of Atlas
9,000 +30 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Casts Blaze Level 3.
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Evil Axe
14,000 +34 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed.
Gloves
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Leather Glove
180 +5 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Power Glove
500 +10 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Battle Glove
500 +15 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Iron Claw
4,500 +20 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
Staves
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Wooden Staff
40 +4 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Bronze Rod
140 +6 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Power Stick
600 +9 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Flail
1,400 +15 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Protect Staff
3,200 +16 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Increases Defense by 2.
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Holy Staff
7,800 +20 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Demon Rod
12,000 +30 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed. Absorbs MP when used.
Spears and Lances
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Wooden Stick
50 +3 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Spear
120 +6 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Bronze Lance
250 +9 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Steel Lance
400 +13 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Power Spear
780 +18 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Chrome Lance
1,500 +22 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
Shining Force CD, Weapons.png
Halberd
5,500 +24 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Valkyrie
8,500 +28 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
Swords
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Wooden Sword
60 +3 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Short Sword
100 +5 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Middle Sword
180 +8 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Steel Sword
680 +16 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Broad Sword
1,200 +21 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Critical Sword
4,000 +26 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Dark Sword
15,000 +35 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed. Casts Desoul Level 1.
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Sword of Hajya
+41 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Can only be equipped by Nick.
Book 2
Category Weapon Cost (in gold) Attack Range Notes
Arrows
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Iron Arrow
110 +8 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-2.png
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Steel Arrow
300 +11 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-2.png
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Robin Arrow
700 +15 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
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Assault Shell
2,200 +19 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
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Great Shot
5,500 +23 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
Shining Force CD, Weapons.png
Buster Shot
9,500 +26 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
Axes
Shining Force CD, Weapons.png
Short Axe
120 +6 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Hand Axe
200 +9 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Middle Axe
380 +14 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Heat Axe
1,600 +25 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Casts Blaze Level 2.
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Great Axe
5,000 +28 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Axe of Atlas
9,000 +30 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Evil Axe
14,000 +34 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed.
Gloves
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Leather Glove
180 +5 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Power Glove
500 +10 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Battle Glove
1,200 +14 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Iron Claw
4,500 +18 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Evil Claw
12,000 +30 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed.
Staves
Shining Force CD, Weapons.png
Wooden Staff
45 +3 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Bronze Rod
140 +6 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Iron Rod
240 +9 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Power Stick
600 +12 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Flail
1,400 +16 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Protect Staff
3,200 +20 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Increases Defense by 2.
Shining Force CD, Weapons.png
Holy Staff
7,800 +24 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Restores 2 HP after each turn.
Shining Force CD, Weapons.png
Demon Rod
12,000 +30 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed.
Spears and Lances
Shining Force CD, Weapons.png
Spear
120 +6 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Bronze Lance
250 +9 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Steel Lance
400 +13 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Power Spear
780 +18 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Chrome Lance
1,500 +22 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
Shining Force CD, Weapons.png
Halberd
5,500 +24 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Valkyrie
8,500 +28 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Evil Lance
14,000 +35 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed.
Swords
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Short Sword
100 +5 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Middle Sword
180 +8 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Long Sword
350 +12 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Steel Sword
680 +16 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
Shining Force CD, Weapons.png
Broad Sword
1,200 +21 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Critical Sword
4,000 +26 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
Shining Force CD, Weapons.png
Light Sword
10,000 +33 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Sword of Hajya
+33 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Can only be equipped by Nick.
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Dark Sword
15,000 +34 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed. Casts Desoul Level 1.
Samurai Swords
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Samurai Sword
6,000 +28 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Can only be equipped by Rush.
Book 3

Weapons in Book 3 are found by searching or dropped by fallen enemies.

Category Weapon Cost (in gold) Attack Range Notes
Arrows
Shining Force CD, Book 3, Items.png
Hyper Cannon
9,900 +23 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
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Shut Cannon
12,800 +28 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
Axes
Shining Force CD, Book 3, Items.png
Chirrup Hammer
100 +19 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Large Axe
9,400 +27 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Earth Axe
13,100 +32 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Increases Movement by 1.
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Kamikaze Axe
14,500 +41 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed. Reduces Defense to 0.
Gloves
Shining Force CD, Book 3, Items.png
Work Glove
50 +5 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Misty Knuckles
5,200 +13 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Giant Knuckles
7,600 +17 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Casts Muddle Level 1 on use.
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Kizer Knuckles
13,900 +25 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed. Reduces Agility to 0.
Staves
Shining Force CD, Book 3, Items.png
Great Rod
8,200 +19 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
Shining Force CD, Book 3, Items.png
Mystery Staff
11,200 +24 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Restores 2 MP after each turn.
Spears and Lances
Shining Force CD, Book 3, Items.png
Javelin
9,200 +24 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Chrome Lance
12,000 +29 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Venom Javelin
14,200 +35 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Cursed.
Swords
Shining Force CD, Book 3, Items.png
Buster Sword
11,000 +25 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
Shining Force CD, Book 3, Items.png
Counter Sword
14,800 +30 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Increases counter chance.
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Iris Blade
+36 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed. Reduces Movement to 0.
Samurai Swords
Shining Force CD, Book 3, Items.png
Samurai Sword
6,000 +24 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Can only be equipped by Rush.
Ninja Swords
Shining Force CD, Book 3, Items.png
Shinobi Sword
8,800 +20 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Can only be equipped by Higins.
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Murasana
15,000 +1 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Can only be equipped by Higins.
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Murasame
15,000 +25 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Can only be equipped by Higins.

Rings

Ring Cost (in gold) Description
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Power Ring
10,000 Increases Attack by 5, casts Attack.
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Quick Ring
12,000 Increases Agility by 5.
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Protect Ring
10,000 Increases Defense by 5, casts Boost Level 1.
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Running Ring
10,000 Increases Movement by 2.
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White Ring
10,000 Increases Defense by 10, casts Aura Level 2. Can only be equipped by Heroes and Vicars.
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Black Ring
8,500 Cursed. Increases Attack by 10, casts Blaze Level 2. Can only be equipped by Wizards.
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Evil Ring
9,500 Cursed. Increases Attack by 10, casts Bolt Level 2. Can only be equipped by Wizards.

Magic

Category Name Level Mana cost Area of effect Range Description
Auxiliary
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Egress
1 8 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0.png Escapes the battle and returns to camp.
Healing
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Aura
1 7 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png Restores HP for units in an area.
2 11 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE high.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
3 15 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE high.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
4 20 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0.png Restores all HP for all allies.
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Detox
1 3 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cures poison.
2 6 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Cures poison and paralysis.
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Heal
1 3 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Restores HP for an individual unit.
2 5 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
3 10 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
4 20 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0.png Restores all HP for an individual unit.
Offensive
(Mage/Wizard)
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Blaze
1 2 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Deals fire magic damage.
2 6 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
3 10 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
4 10 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Bolt
1 8 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Deals lightning magic damage.
2 15 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE high.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
3 20 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE high.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
4 20 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
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Freeze
1 3 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Deals ice magic damage.
2 7 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
3 12 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
4 12 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
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Hell Blast
1 2 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Deals wind magic damage.
2 5 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
3 8 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
4 8 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Desoul
1 8 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Small chance of one-hit kill.
2 13 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
Offensive
(Shinobi)
Shining Force CD, Spells.png
Katon
1 6 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Deals fire magic damage.
2 10 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
3 12 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Raijin
1 15 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE high.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png Deals lightning magic damage.
2 18 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE high.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
3 20 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
Support
Shining Force CD, Spells.png
Attack
1 7 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png Boosts attack.
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Boost
1 2 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Boosts defense and speed.
2 5 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE high.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Dispel
1 5 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Silences target (prevents casting magic).
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Muddle
1 6 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Confuses target.
2 11 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE high.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Sleep
1 4 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Puts target to sleep.
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Slow
1 3 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Lowers enemy defense and agility.
2 6 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png

Production credits

Book 1

Source:
Book 1 ending credits
Shining Force CD, Book 1 MCD credits.pdf
[7]

Book 2

Source:
Book 2 ending credits
Shining Force CD, Book 2 MCD credits.pdf
[8]

Book 3

Shining Force CD Fighting Staff
  • Programmers: Yasuhiro Taguchi, Kenji Numaya, Yutaka Yamamoto, Tsukasa Tanaka, Chikaaki Tokuhiro, Masashi Muramori
  • Subscript: Shugo Takahashi
  • Map Design: Shuji Shimizu, Tatsuya Niikura, Ayumu Shindo
  • Character Design: Hiroshi Kajiyama
  • Graphics: Masayuki Hashimoto, Fumihide Aoki, Satomi Yokose, Kensuke Suzuki, Ayumu Shindo, Junko Nakamura, Orm-Gai Fukuda, Natsuyo Shinzawa, Kanae Yamada
  • Music Composition and Orchestration: Motoaki Takenouchi
  • CD Recording: Two Five Co.
  • Sound Effects: Dogen Shibuya
  • Narration: Kotono Mitsuishi
  • Manual: Naoko Okada, Riko Kushida, Maguler Design
  • Directed by: Yasuhiro Taguchi
  • Produced by: Shugo Takahashi
  • General Produced by: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Special Thanks to: Rit's, R.I.S. Co.,Ltd, Seraphic Co.,Ltd., Winds Co.,Ltd.
  • Created by: Sonic Co.,Ltd.
  • TM & © Sega 1994, 1995
Source:
Book 3 ending credits

Book 4

Shining Force CD Burning Staff
  • Programmers: Yasuhiro Taguchi, Kenji Numaya, Yutaka Yamamoto, Tsukasa Tanaka, Chikaaki Tokuhiro, Masashi Muramori
  • Subscript: Shugo Takahashi
  • Map Design: Shuji Shimizu, Tatsuya Niikura, Ayumu Shindo
  • Character Design: Hiroshi Kajiyama
  • Graphics: Masayuki Hashimoto, Fumihide Aoki, Satomi Yokose, Kensuke Suzuki, Ayumu Shindo, Junko Nakamura, Orm-Gai Fukuda, Natsuyo Shinzawa, Kanae Yamada
  • Music Composer: Motoaki Takenouchi
  • Sound Effects: Dogen Shibuya
  • Manual: Naoko Okada, Riko Kushida, Maguler Design
  • Directed by: Yasuhiro Taguchi
  • Produced by: Shugo Takahashi
  • General Produced by: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Special Thanks to: Rit's, R.I.S. Co.,Ltd, Seraphic Co.,Ltd., Winds Co.,Ltd.
  • Created by: Sonic Co.,Ltd.
  • © Sega 1992, 1993, 1994
Source:
Book 4 ending credits (JP)

Overseas version

Source:
US manual
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Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Shining Force CD/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Logo-pdf.svg
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-07: "July 1994" (1994-06-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-08: "August 1994" (1994-07-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86 №11, p80
Sega Mega-CD
86
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
75
[10]
Consoles + (FR)
92
[11]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[12]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
70
[13]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
94
[14]
Joypad (FR)
92
[15]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
83
[16]
Mega (UK) PAL
91
[17]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
80
[18]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
85
[19]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
88
[6]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
75
[20]
Player One (FR)
90
[21]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
85
[22]
Sega News (CZ)
85
[23]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
84
[24]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
86
[26]
Todo Sega (ES)
90
[27]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
70
[28]
Sega Mega-CD
84
Based on
20 reviews

Shining Force CD

Mega-CD, JP
ShiningForceCD MCD JP Box Back.jpgShiningForceCD MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
ShiningForceCD MCD JP spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
ShiningForceCD MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
ShiningForceCD MCD JP manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, US
ShiningForceCD MCD US Box Back.jpgShiningForceCD MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
ShiningForceCD MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Shiningforcecd mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
ShiningForceCD MCD EU Box Back.jpgShiningForceCD MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
ShiningForceCD MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
ShiningForceCD MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Shining Force CD MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega-CD, FR (Blister pack)
SFCD MCD FR blister back.jpgSFCD MCD FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Mega-CD, PT

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
506,698,416 CD-ROM (EU) 4656-50
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
506,345,616 CD-ROM (JP) G-6036
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
506,345,616 CD-ROM (US) 4656

Track list

1. Data track  
2. Sonic Software Planing (0:10) 
3. Shining Force Gaiden 2 (0:20) 
Japan シャイニング・フォース外伝Ⅱ
4. Youkoso Shining World he (0:55) 
Japan ようこそ シャイニングワールドへ
5. Syouzyo no omoi (1:29) 
Japan 少女の想い
6. Tukanoma no Kyuusoku (2:31) 
Japan つかの間の休息
7. Senshi tachi ni Sasagu requiem (1:35) 
Japan 戦士たちに捧ぐレクイエム
8. Vivtory Road (1:01) 
Japan ビクトリーロード
9. Nakama ni Natta Natta (0:11) 
Japan なーかーまにー なったー ナッター
10. Kanashiku Nakama ni Natta (0:12) 
Japan かなしく なーかーまにー なったー
11. Shiren wo Norikoete (0:13) 
Japan 試練を乗り越えて
12. Saigo no Seisen (1:27) 
Japan 最後の聖戦
13. Huge Fortress (2:26) 
Japan ヒュージ フォートレス
14. Harukanaru Tabiji (2:27) 
Japan 遥かなる旅路
15. Minarai Butai no Koushin (1:26) 
Japan 見習い部隊の行進
16. Ashiki Chikara (0:38) 
Japan 悪しき力
17. Yami no Majin (0:46) 
Japan 闇の魔人
18. Catastrophe (0:53) 
Japan カタストロフ
19. Kono Ichigeki ni Inochi wo Kakete (0:31) 
Japan この一撃に命をかけて
20. Buldor Attack (0:29) 
21. Kiseragi Attack (0:28) 
22. Yami ni Umareshi mono (1:57) 
Japan 闇に生まれしもの
23. Makai no Yobigoe (1:38) 
Japan 魔界の呼び声
24. Cypress no Yuusya tachi (1:49) 
Japan サイプレスの勇者たち
25. Majin no Houkou (1:31) 
Japan 魔人の咆哮
26. BAR “SWORD OF HAJA” (1:23) 
27. Indoor Garden (1:34) 
28. Zyoouheika Ekkenn no Ma (1:04) 
Japan 女王陛下 謁見の間
29. cypress zyou nite (0:52) 
Japan サイプレス城にて
30. Unmei no Ouji (3:10) 
Japan 運命の王子
31. Tabidachi Aratanaru Sekai he (3:52) 
Japan 旅立ち 新たなる世界へ
32. Join Theme 4 (0:11) 
33. Join Theme 5 (0:11) 
34. Sonic Software Planning 2 (0:10) 
35. Intro (No Vocals) (1:47) 
Running time: 41:17

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Seraphic
  2. File:ShiningForceCD MCD JP Box Back.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/mega-cd/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-06-22 19:24)
  4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/jg_fDNpmeAY/m/yqJJ5hSayK8J
  5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-03-15), page 29
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Mean Machines Sega, "May 1995" (UK; 1995-03-28), page 86
  7. File:Shining Force CD, Book 1 MCD credits.pdf
  8. File:Shining Force CD, Book 2 MCD credits.pdf
  9. File:Shiningforcecd mcd us manual.pdf, page 28
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1994" (JP; 1994-07-08), page 22
  11. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 151
  12. Famitsu, "1994-07-29" (JP; 1994-07-15), page 1
  13. GamePro, "June 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 98
  14. Joypad, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 72
  15. Joypad, "Juillet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 77
  16. MAN!AC, "06/95" (DE; 1995-05-10), page 72
  17. Mega, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-05-31), page 8
  18. Mega Force, "Octobre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 87
  19. Mega Fun, "06/95" (DE; 1995-05-24), page 82
  20. Next Generation, "June 1995" (US; 1995-05-23), page 112
  21. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 108
  22. Sega Magazine, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-03-15), page 86
  23. Sega News, "Prosinec 1996" (CZ; 1996-1x-xx), page 31
  24. Sega Power, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-04-20), page 46
  25. Sega Pro, "Easter 1995" (UK; 1995-03-23), page 52
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  27. Todo Sega, "Abril 1995" (ES; 1995-0x-xx), page 40
  28. VideoGames, "June 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 98


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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)
Arcade
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)
iOS
Google Android OS
Shining Force Classics (2018) | Shining Force: Hero of Light and Darkness (2022)
World
Strategy games: Gameplay | Items | Accessories | Weapons | Magic
Shining related media
Albums
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)
Audiobooks
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)
Books
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)
Film
Shining Tears X Wind (2007) | Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan (2010)
Toys
Weiß Schwarz Shining Force EXA TCG (2009)