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[5] 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[6]

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

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
86 №11, p80
Sega Mega-CD
86
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
75
[7]
Consoles + (FR)
92
[8]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[9]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
70
[10]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
94
[11]
Joypad (FR)
92
[12]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
83
[13]
Mega (UK) PAL
91
[14]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
80
[15]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
85
[16]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
88
[5]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
75
[17]
Player One (FR)
90
[18]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
85
[19]
Sega News (CZ)
85
[20]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
84
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[22]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
86
[23]
Sega Mega-CD
84
Based on
18 reviews

Shining Force CD

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
ShiningForceCD MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Shiningforcecd mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
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Cover
ShiningForceCD MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
ShiningForceCD MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
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Manual
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)