Shining Force CD

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

















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[4] 4656-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK

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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.

Gameplay

Chapters

  • Book 1 (port of Shining Force Gaiden)
  • Book 2 (port of Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya)
  • Book 3 (an exclusive chapter unlocked by completing Book 1 and Book 2, taking place after the main story and very tounge-in.cheeky in nature)
  • Book 4 (an exclusive challenge scenario, unlocked by collecting the Museum Ticket in Book 2)

Production credits

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: In-game credits (JP)


Source: US manual[5]

Track list


1. (Data track)


2. Sonic Software Planing (00:10) 


3. Shining Force Gaiden 2 (00:20) 
JP: シャイニング・フォース外伝Ⅱ


4. Youkoso Shining World he (00:55) 
JP: ようこそ シャイニングワールドへ


5. Syouzyo no omoi (01:29) 
JP: 少女の想い


6. Tukanoma no Kyuusoku (02:31) 
JP: つかの間の休息


7. Senshi tachi ni Sasagu requiem (01:35) 
JP: 戦士たちに捧ぐレクイエム


8. Vivtory Road (01:01) 
JP: ビクトリーロード


9. Nakama ni Natta Natta (00:11) 
JP: なーかーまにー なったー ナッター


10. Kanashiku Nakama ni Natta (00:12) 
JP: かなしく なーかーまにー なったー


11. Shiren wo Norikoete (00:13) 
JP: 試練を乗り越えて


12. Saigo no Seisen (01:27) 
JP: 最後の聖戦


13. Huge Fortress (02:26) 
JP: ヒュージ フォートレス


14. Harukanaru Tabiji (02:27) 
JP: 遥かなる旅路


15. Minarai Butai no Koushin (01:26) 
JP: 見習い部隊の行進


16. Ashiki Chikara (00:38) 
JP: 悪しき力


17. Yami no Majin (00:46) 
JP: 闇の魔人


18. Catastrophe (00:53) 
JP: カタストロフ


19. Kono Ichigeki ni Inochi wo Kakete (00:31) 
JP: この一撃に命をかけて


20. Buldor Attack (00:29) 


21. Kiseragi Attack (00:28) 


22. Yami ni Umareshi mono (01:57) 
JP: 闇に生まれしもの


23. Makai no Yobigoe (01:38) 
JP: 魔界の呼び声


24. Cypress no Yuusya tachi (01:49) 
JP: サイプレスの勇者たち


25. Majin no Houkou (01:31) 
JP: 魔人の咆哮


26. BAR “SWORD OF HAJA” (01:23) 


27. Indoor Garden (01:34) 


28. Zyoouheika Ekkenn no Ma (01:04) 
JP: 女王陛下 謁見の間


29. cypress zyou nite (00:52) 
JP: サイプレス城にて


30. Unmei no Ouji (03:10) 
JP: 運命の王子


31. Tabidachi Aratanaru Sekai he (03:52) 
JP: 旅立ち 新たなる世界へ


32. Join Theme 4 (00:11) 


33. Join Theme 5 (00:11) 


34. Sonic Software Planning 2 (00:10) 


35. Intro (No Vocals) (01:47) 
Running time: 41:17

Magazine articles

Main article: Shining Force CD/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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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
75 [6]
86 [7]
92 №45, p151
70 №293, p39
86 №11, p80
94 [8]
92 №44, p75
80
88 [9]
80 [10]
90 [11]
85 №16, p86/87
87 №67, p42-45
90 №44, p52/53
Sega Mega-CD
85
Based on
14 reviews

Mega-CD, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
ShiningForceCD MCD JP manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, US
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Cover
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Disc
Shiningforcecd mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Mega-CD, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

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

References

Shining Force CD
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Main page | Comparisons | Maps | Magazine articles | Reception


Books: Shining Force CD Koushiki Guide Book (1994)
Music: Symphonic Suite the Another Story of Shining Force (1994)

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)
World
Characters | Equipment (Items, Accessories, Weapons) | Magic | Geography | Timelines
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)