Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jashin no Kuni e

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Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jashin no Kuni e
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: RPG[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥5,5005,500 G-3406
Sega Game Gear
JP
(Meisaku)
G-3411
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
JP
¥476 (500)476 (500)[3]
CERO: A

Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jashin no Kuni e (シャイニング・フォース外伝 ~遠征・邪神の国へ~) is a Sega Game Gear entry in the Shining series of games.

Story

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Introduction

The player controls Nick, a visitor to Guardiana, who is chosen to be the new leader of the Guardiana Shining Force. The party must travel to the Kingdom of Cypress to rescue Guardiana's captive soldiers and find a way to cure Queen Anri, who was placed under a sleep spell by the ambassador of Cypress, Woldol.

The game takes place 20 years after the events of Shining Force. The story continues the history of Guardiana and centers on a new threat to the nation. Anri, Ken, Lug (called "Luke" in Shining Force), and Lowe, who were playable characters in Shining Force, are all major characters, and Lug briefly serves as a playable character. Domingo, another Shining Force playable character, appears as a hidden character in this game. The initial party members include the sons of Lug, Ken, and Hans, the sister of Tao, and the nephew of Gong.

Shining Force Gaiden is the beginning of the Cypress saga, which is continued in the Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya. Both games were remade as Shining Force CD, which includes an additional scenario involving the same characters.

Gameplay

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Battle map and scene

The game is a tactical role-playing game that uses gameplay mechanics identical to Shining Force. The player progresses through a series of turn-based tactical battles interspersed with short cutscenes. Between the cutscenes, the player is allowed to save the game, promote characters, resurrect fallen characters, and sometimes buy and sell weapons and healing items.

As with most strategy RPGs, each battlefield is divided up into a grid where player characters and enemies take turns moving, attacking, casting magic and using items. Player characters gain experience by battling enemies, and may choose, once they reach level 10, to upgrade their class into a more powerful one.

Characters

The translated character and class names are taken from Shining Force CD.

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.

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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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Quick
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.
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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Quick
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
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.

Items

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Camp
Main article: Shining Force CD#Items.

Equipment

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Character status
Main article: Shining Force CD#Equipment.

Magic

Main article: Shining Force CD#Magic.

History

Legacy

The game was later re-released as one of the four games pre-installed on the yellow model Game Gear Micro.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
Japanese シャイニング・フォース外伝 ~遠征・邪神の国へ~ Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jashin no Kuni e

Production credits

Source:
Shining Force CD Book 1's ending credits (JP)
Source:
Sega TV Game Genga Gallery[4]

Magazine articles

Main article: Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jashin no Kuni e/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-01: "January 1993" (1992-12-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-02: "February 1993" (1993-01-08)

Artwork

Physical scans

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[5]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
80
[6]
Sega Game Gear
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Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jashin no Kuni e

Game Gear, JP
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Cover
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Cart
SFGaiden1 GG JP Poster.pdf
List
Game Gear, JP (Meisaku Collection)
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Cover
SFGaiden1 GG JP Manual Meisaku.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 4d1f4699
MD5 8eafd80d35251b5d3f07d5cae27241c1
SHA-1 bea1bea94ea745691ad944eaadc8a5576057ed53
512kB Cartridge (JP) 16kB backup

External links

  • Sega of Japan 3DS VC catalogue pages: Game Gear
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: JP

References


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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)
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Shining Tears (2004) | Shining Force Neo (2005) | Shining Force EXA (2007) | Shining Wind (2007)
Mobile phone
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Windows PC
Shining Tears Material Collection (2006) | Shining Wind Fan Fest (2009)
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Shining Force Feather (2009)
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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)
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Shining Hearts (2010) | Shining Blade (2012) | Shining Ark (2013)
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Albums
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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)
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