Shining Force II

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Shining Force II
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam, Nintendo Switch Online
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: RPG[1], Simulation[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,8008,800 G-5521
Sega Mega Drive
US
1315
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1315-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1315
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.9949.99[5][4] 1315-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$105.95105.95[6] FSHI00SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046510
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM93044JG
Wii Virtual Console
JP
700pts700[11]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[7]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[8]
PEGI: 7+
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[12]
OFLC: G
Steam
US
$2.992.99[14] 71160
ESRB: Everyone
Steam
EU
€2.492.49[14] 71160
PEGI: 7+
Steam
DE
€2.492.49[14] 71160
USK: 6
Steam
UK
£1.991.99[14] 71160
PEGI: 7+
Steam
AU
$3.493.49[14] 71160
OFLC: G
Steam Linux
US
$0.990.99[16] 71160
ESRB: Everyone
Steam Linux
EU
€0.990.99[16] 71160
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
DE
€0.990.99[16] 71160
USK: 6
Steam Linux
UK
£0.790.79[16] 71160
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
AU
$1.351.35[16] 71160
OFLC: G
Steam OS X
US
$0.990.99[16] 71160
ESRB: Everyone
Steam OS X
EU
€0.990.99[16] 71160
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
DE
€0.990.99[16] 71160
USK: 6
Steam OS X
UK
£0.790.79[16] 71160
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
AU
$1.351.35[16] 71160
OFLC: G
Nintendo Switch Online
JP
Nintendo Switch Online
US
Nintendo Switch Online
EU
Nintendo Switch Online
UK
Nintendo Switch Online
AU

Shining Force II, known as Shining Force II: Inishie no Fuuin (シャイニング・フォースII 古えの封印) in Japan, a sequel to Shining Force. It was released in Japan for the Sega Mega Drive in 1993, before seeing overseas releases in the following year.

Despite a multilingual cover and manual in PAL regions, Shining Force II is only thought to have been translated from its original Japanese incarnation into English. The English script, like many RPGs of the era, has many inaccuracies and continuity issues with other Shining games, being said to drastically alter plots from Shining in the Darkness and Shining Force in the process.

Story

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Introduction

In a shrine south of Granseal Castle, a thief named Slade unwittingly breaks the power of a magic seal by stealing the jewels of Light and Darkness; this unseals the demon king Zeon trapped therein. The following day, King Granseal falls sick when he is attacked by an unknown creature. Sir Astral, the court's adviser, along with his apprentices, Bowie the squire, Sarah the healer and Chester the knight, investigate these events at the castle. They find that the door to the Tower of Ancients has been unlocked and stands open.

Greeting their arrival in the tower are devils named "Gizmos" springing forth to attack, though their ultimate intentions are unknown. Upon their defeat, the Gizmo that appears to be the leader flees. It is discovered thereafter to have possessed King Granseal. Sir Astral and the nascent Shining Force visit the king, finding him possessed. Sir Astral exorcises the demon, which promptly flees. The Minister, in place of King Granseal who is looking over a fainted Astral, then orders the slaying of the Gizmo by a platoon of Granseal's soldiers. The Gizmo subsequently possesses the king of the neighboring kingdom of Galam. Bowie and his friends are captured by the Galam military: while in their dungeon, they meet the thief, Slade. When the party breaks out, Slade helps Bowie retrieve the Jewel of Light and accompanies his party back to Granseal, which has been invaded by Galam forces. They find the possessed King Galam inside the Ancient Tower, who has taken Princess Elis as a hostage. In the ensuing battle, Bowie wrests the Jewel of Darkness from him, but he is unable to rescue Elis, and the ground around the Ancient Tower collapses.

With the island is now being ravaged by earthquakes, entire population decide to evacuate the island and escape to the continent of Parmecia, to rebuild their kingdom and hopefully, one day take the Granseal Island back and rescue the Princess. One year later, New Granseal is visited by Peter, a phoenix and a servant of the God Volcanon. Believing that Volcanon can help them take their island back, Sir Astral orders Bowie and others to visit Volcanon and seek his help. Bowie and friends must now travel across Parmecia to gather allies, solve the riddle of the Jewels, obtain the Force Sword, and seal away Zeon once more.

Gameplay

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Battle map and scene

Shining Force II is a tactical role-playing game. The player assumes the role of the Shining Force leader, Bowie, and plays a series of turn-based tactical battles. Battles take place on a square grid, and each unit occupies a single square. Battles are turn-based. Each turn, a character can move a fixed amount of squares along the battlefield, determined by its Movement statistic, and perform one action: either attack, cast a spell, or use an item. Some commands, such as equipping or dropping an item during the turn, 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.

When not in combat, the player can explore towns and other locales, talk with people, and set the members and equipment of the army. Each town has a priest that can promote characters once they reach a certain level, resurrect fallen characters, and save the game. Some towns have a headquarters where the player can inspect and talk with allies and decide who joins the battle party. Later, the player obtains a Caravan that acts as a roaming headquarters and can store surplus items. While traveling through town or moving throughout the world, one can find both visible and hidden treasures and interact with certain objects.

Each ally unit is represented by a character with a background and personality. Some of these characters are hidden, requiring specific events to occur before they join the force. Each ally unit also has a class, which defines the abilities for that unit. These abilities range from what type of weapons they can use to what kind of spells they can learn. Units can become stronger by fighting enemies and performing various actions which give them experience points, which allow them to gain levels and improve their statistics. Once a unit reaches level 20, that character has the ability to advance to a more powerful class through promotion. Some characters have two different classes they may be promoted to, one of which is only accessible using a special hidden item. 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 player can assemble an army of at most 12 members; members can be substituted in between battles, with the exception of Bowie, who must be present in every battle.

The battle is won if all enemies are defeated, or if the enemy commander is defeated. If Bowie is defeated in combat or withdraws, the battle is lost and the player is returned to the nearest town, where the player can recover allies and fight the same battle again. 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 player can find pieces of Mithril hidden throughout the game. Near the end of the game, the player can find a dwarven town with a blacksmith who can use the Mithril to forge special weapons. Mithril weapons are more powerful than regular weapons and often have special effects, such as improving secondary statistics or casting a spell when used as an item. The player can also find cursed items, which deal especially high damage but reduce a secondary statistic and have a chance of stunning the character for a turn or doing a small amount of damage to the wielder. Cursed items can only be unequipped by having a priest remove the curse.

Characters

The spell level requirements include the level of the character at promotion. For example, if Bowie is promoted at level 20, he learns Bolt at level 2 after being promoted.

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Bowie
Race: Human Initial class: Swordsman (SDMN) Promoted class: Hero (HERO) 
Leader of the Shining Force. Bowie is studying with Sarah, Chester, and Jaha under Sir Astal to become a swordsman. He is a well rounded fighter with the second highest movement range. He carries the Jewel of Light and the Jewel of Darkness with him on his neck. He is the only character that can equip the Achilles Sword (the only weapon that can harm Taros) as well as the Levanter and the Force Sword (the most powerful non-cursed swords in the game).
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Egress
Initially learned
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Bolt
Level 22 Level 31 Level 42 Level 51
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Sarah
Race: Elf Initial class: Priest (PRST) Promoted class: Vicar (VICR) Optional promoted class: Master Monk (MMNK) 
One of Bowie's classmates. A young elf who is training to be a Priest. She learns higher levels of the Heal spell before other characters do. She also learns Detox, which allows her to cure allies of status ailments. She can be promoted to a Master Monk with a Vigor Ball, which greatly improves her as a front-line fighting unit.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Heal
Initially learned Level 7 Level 22 Level 40
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Detox
Level 4 Level 13 Level 33 Level 45
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Blast
Level 10 Level 16 Level 25 Level 36
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Slow
Level 19 Level 29
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Chester
Race: Centaur Initial class: Knight (KNTE) Promoted class: Paladin (PLDN) Optional promoted class: Pegasus Knight (PGNT) 
One of Bowie's classmates. He is a knight with high movement and fair fighting ability. He can be promoted to a Paladin, which improves his defense, or to a Pegasus Knight with the Pegasus Wing, which improves his mobility (but this cannot be done until fairly late in the game).
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Jaha
Race: Dwarf Initial class: Warrior (WARR) Promoted class: Gladiator (GLDT) Optional promoted class: Baron (BRN) 
One of Bowie's classmates. He is a strong warrior with low movement (which can be mitigated with the Running Pimento or the Running Ring). He can be promoted to a Gladiator or, with a Warrior's Pride, a Baron. The latter increases his movement and allows him to equip swords in addition to axes.
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Kazin
Race: Elf Initial class: Mage (MAGE) Promoted class: Wizard (WIZ) Optional promoted class: Sorcerer (SORC) 
Pupil of Hawel, a character who would later appear in Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict. He is fairly weak as a Mage or Wizard since he is lacking in offensive spells, but he can be promoted to a Sorcerer with the Secret Book and learns a new set of powerful offensive spells.
Mage/Wizard
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Blaze
Initially learned Level 5 Level 22 Level 35
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Muddle
Level 9 Level 25
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Dispel
Level 13
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Desoul
Level 18 Level 29
Sorcerer
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Dao
Initially learned Level 12
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Apollo
Level 4 Level 17
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Neptune
Level 7 Level 26
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Atlas
Level 21 Level 32
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Slade
Race: Wererat Initial class: Thief (THIF) Promoted class: Ninja (NINJ) 
Slade is a thief who stole the Jewels of Light and Evil and plunged the world into its current chaos. He wishes to make up for his mistake and joins in the dungeons of the Galam Castle. While he initially can only be equipped with knives, he becomes much more powerful when he is promoted to a Ninja and starts using swords. He has high movement speed and learns two unique magic spells. He is the only character who can equip the Gisarme, which has a chance of cutting an enemy into pieces and inflicting a one-hit kill.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Katon
Level 24 Level 29 Level 45
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Raijin
Level 34 Level 39 Level 52
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Kiwi
Race: Tortoise Initial class: Tortoise (TORT) Promoted class: Monster (MNST) 
A dragon-turtle hybrid who can be recruited from Granseal Island after the seal holding back Zeon is broken. The player can give him a name when he joins. He has low health but high defense, so he takes very little damage from physical attacks but is especially vulnerable to magic users. Once promoted to Monster, he gains the ability to float and ignore terrain effects. After promotion, he has a chance of performing a devastating fire breath attack, though his hit points remain low and he fares poorly against the stronger enemies of the later game.
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Peter
Race: Phoenix Initial class: Phoenik (PHNK) Promoted class: Phoenix (PHNX) 
A legendary Phoenix. He initially follows the Force into battle as an uncontrollable character. After meeting Volcanon, he joins the party. He is one of the strongest characters in the game with both high attack and defense and excellent mobility since he can fly. He gains resistance to fire attacks after he is promoted. If he falls in battle, he revives himself for the next battle.
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May
Race: Centaur Initial class: Ranger (RNGR) Promoted class: Bow Knight (BWNT) 
A centaur archer recruited in Ribble. Her attack power is average, but she has excellent mobility and range and better stat growth than the other archers in the game.
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Gerhalt
Race: Beastman Initial class: Wolf Man (WFMN) Promoted class: Wolf Baron (WFBR) 
A wolfman from Polca who joins during the battle in the streets of his hometown. Though he uses no weapons, he hits quite hard. His weakness is his slow speed (which can be mitigated with a Running Pimento or Running Ring).
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Luke
Race: Birdman Initial class: Birdman (BDMN) Promoted class: Bird Battler (BDBT) 
The Prince of Bedoe, who joins the Force after Polca. He can fly and has a decent attack, but he has weak defense (which can be mitigated with the Protect Milk or Protect Ring).
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Rohde
Race: Human Promoted class: Brass Gunner (BRGN) 
Rohde initially follows the Force as the Caravan's driver. He later joins as a member of the Force after clearing the way to North Paramecia. As a Brass Gunner, he has a strong attack but poor movement.
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Rick
Race: Centaur Initial class: Knight (KNTE) Promoted class: Paladin (PLDN) Optional promoted class: Pegasus Knight (PGNT) 
A knight who can be recruited after defeat of Talos. He has high speed but middling attack. Like Chester, he can be promoted to a Paladin or, using the Pegasus Wing, a Pegasus Knight.
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Elric
Race: Elf Initial class: Archer (ACHR) Promoted class: Sniper (SNPR) Optional promoted class: Brass Gunner (BRGN) 
An archer who is recruited after saving him from harpies. He has long range and fair attack but low defense. He can be promoted to a Sniper, which has high agility, or to a Brass Gunner with the Silver Tank, which has improved defense.
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Eric
Race: Centaur Initial class: Knight (KNTE) Promoted class: Paladin (PLDN) Optional promoted class: Pegasus Knight (PGNT) 
One of the four characters who can be recruited before leaving Creed's mansion. He is a knight with high health. He can be promoted to a Paladin, but he becomes the strongest Pegasus Knight if promoted using the Pegasus Wing.
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Karna
Race: Elf Initial class: Priest (PRST) Promoted class: Vicar (VICR) Optional promoted class: Master Monk (MMNK) 
One of the four characters who can be recruited before leaving Creed's mansion. She is a healer who learns Aura and Boost (but does not learn Heal Level 4). She has the greatest magic point growth of all the healers in the game. She can be promoted to a Vicar or, with a Vigor Ball, a Master Monk.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Heal
Initially learned Level 5 Level 22
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Blast
Level 8 Level 16 Level 26 Level 37
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Boost
Level 12 Level 30
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Aura
Level 33 Level 41 Level 55 Level 60
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Randolf
Race: Dwarf Initial class: Warrior (WARR) Promoted class: Gladiator (GLDT) Optional promoted class: Baron (BRN) 
One of the four characters who can be recruited before leaving Creed's mansion. He is a strong warrior but has lower defense than Jaha. Like Jaha, he can be promoted to either a Gladiator or, with a Warrior's Pride, a Baron.
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Tyrin
Race: Elf Initial class: Mage (MAGE) Promoted class: Wizard (WIZ) Optional promoted class: Sorcerer (SORC) 
One of the four characters who can be recruited before leaving Creed's mansion. He is a Mage who learns more offensive spells than Kazin (including Freeze Level 4 and Blaze Level 4, which inflict high damage on a single target). He can be promoted to a Wizard or, with the Secret Book, a Sorcerer.
Mage/Wizard
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Blaze
Initially learned Level 11 Level 51 Level 56
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Freeze
Level 5 Level 22 Level 31 Level 38
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Sleep
Level 25
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Bolt
Level 28 Level 35 Level 54 Level 60
Sorcerer
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Dao
Level 21 Level 32
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Apollo
Level 23 Level 36
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Neptune
Level 28 Level 45
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Atlas
Level 40 Level 49
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Janet
Race: Elf Initial class: Archer (ACHR) Promoted class: Sniper (SNIP) Optional promoted class: Brass Gunner (BRGN) 
Elric's girlfriend, she joins the Force after acquiring the dynamite from Granseal. Her attack is lower than Elric, but her defence and agility is better. She can be promoted to a Sniper or to a Brass Gunner with the Silver Tank.
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Higins
Race: Centaur Promoted class: Paladin (PLDN) 
A Paladin who joins the Force after he is rescued from Geshp. He initially has an average attack and weak defense, though his stat growth increases at higher levels.
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Taya
Race: Elf Promoted class: Sorceress (SORC) 
A Sorceress who was turned into stone by Zalbard. She can join the party if Bowie talks to her "statue" in the Shrine of Mitula. As a Sorceress, her spells do more single-target damage than Mages and Wizards.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Dao
Initially learned Level 15
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Apollo
Level 12 Level 19
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Neptune
Level 22 Level 29
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Atlas
Level 25 Level 34
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Skreech
Race: Birdman Promoted class: Bird Battler (BDBT) 
A birdman who joins the party if Bowie saves him in Bedoe. He has a slightly stronger attack than Luke but lower health, and both birdmen have weaker defense than the other flyers in the game.
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Frayja
Race: Human Promoted class: Vicar (VICR) 
A Vicar who joins the Force in Moun. He learns Heal, Detox, as well as Aura.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Heal
Initially learned Level 13 Level 56 Level 60
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Detox
Level 5 Level 17 Level 37 Level 43
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Aura
Level 34 Level 40 Level 46 Level 52
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Attack
Level 49
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Jaro
Race: Centaur Promoted class: Pegasus Knight (PGNT) 
Jaro is a Pegasus Knight who initially appears as an enemy but defects to the Force during the battle in Northern Pacalon. As a Pegasus Knight, he can fly and is more resistant to arrows than birdmen.
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Gyan
Race: Dwarf Promoted class: Gladiator (GLDT) 
A Gladiator who joins after the battle in Moun. He is a strong tank with high health and defense but low movement (but like other Gladiators, he can equip the Ground Axe, which increases his movement speed).
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Sheela
Race: Human Promoted class: Master Monk (MMNK) 
A Master Monk who is seeking the Red Baron for the murder of her fiancé. She can be found in her dojo in the southwest of the Nazca ship crash site. She has lower attack growth than the other Master Monks.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Heal
Initially learned Level 5 Level 41 Level 51
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Blast
Level 7 Level 18 Level 38 Level 47
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Muddle
Level 11 Level 36
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Boost
Level 20 Level 44
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Zynk
Race: Robot Promoted class: Robot (RBT) 
A robot who does not use any weapons. He joins after the Force reaches Roft. He has a high attack but mediocre defense and poor movement. He usually attacks with his arm but sometimes uses a special laser attack.
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Claude
Race: Golem Promoted class: Golem (GLM) 
A golem who joins the Force if the player finds his missing arm in Moun and takes it to him in the ancient tunnel. He has a high attack and defense but low hit points and movement.
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Chaz
Race: Human Promoted class: Wizard (WIZ) 
Hawel's son, who joins when the Force returns to Yeel. He is a powerful Wizard but joins fairly late in the game.
Magic spells
Spell Level Acquired
1 2 3 4
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Blaze
Initially learned Level 11 Level 56 Level 60
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Freeze
Level 6 Level 17 Level 25 Level 46
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Bolt
Level 40 Level 44 Level 49 Level 53
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Dispel
Level 41
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Lemon
Race: Human Promoted class: Red Baron (RDBN) 
A general in the Galam army who becomes possessed by a Gizmo and transformed into an emotionless killer known as the Red Baron. After defeating him in battle, he is freed from his possession and tries to kill himself out of remorse, but he is unable to do so as he has become an immortal vampire and joins the party instead. He is a Baron with high defense and mobility. He possesses the cursed Dark Sword, which casts the Desoul spell when used as an item. Like Peter, he revives himself if he falls in battle.

Items

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Dwarven blacksmith

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

There is only one of each promotion item hidden in the game, with the exception of the Vigor Ball, which appears twice in the overseas versions of the game.

There are 15 Mithril pieces hidden throughout the game, which can be used at the dwarven blacksmith near the end of the game to craft Mithril weapons.

Category Item Cost (in gold) Description
Auxiliary
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Angel Wing
40 Escapes the battle and returns to the last priest.
Healing
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Antidote
20 Cures poison.
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Fairy Powder
100 Cures poison and paralysis.
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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 Drop
300 Restores about 30 HP.
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Healing Water
400 Restores all HP.
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Healing Rain
10,000 Restores all HP for all allies.
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Fairy Tear
300 Restores about 20 MP.
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Right of Hope
10,000 Restores all MP for all allies. Only attainable in the Japanese release.
Boosting
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Cheerful Bread
500 Increases 4-5 HP.
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Bright Honey
500 Increases 4-5 MP.
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Powerful Water
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.
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Brave Apple
2,000 Raises the character's level by 1.
Attack
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Shining Ball
1,000 Deals about 20 HP of damage.
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Blizzard
1,200 Deals about 30 HP of damage.
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Holy Thunder
1,500 Deals about 50 HP of damage.
Promotion
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Warrior Pride
3,000 Promotes Warrior (WARR) to Baron (BRN).
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Pegasus Wing
3,000 Promotes Knight (KNTE) to Pegasus Knight (PGNT).
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Vigor Ball
3,000 Promotes Priest (PRST) to Master Monk (MMNK).
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Secret Book
3,000 Promotes Mage (MAGE) to Sorcerer (SORC).
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Silver Tank
3,000 Promotes Archer (ACHR) to Brass Gunner (BRGN).
Crafting
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Mithril
2,000 Used to craft Mithril weapons at the dwarven blacksmith.

Equipment

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Character status

Weapons

Category Weapon Cost (in gold) Attack Range Notes
Arrows
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Wooden Arrow
250 +5 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-2.png
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Iron Arrow
600 +7 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-2.png
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Steel Arrow
1,270 +12 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-2.png
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Robin Arrow
1,480 +17 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
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Assault Shell
2,500 +25 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
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Great Shot
5,000 +29 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
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Nazca Cannon
3,000 +33 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png
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Buster Shot
6,800 +37 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png Mithril weapon.
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Hyper Cannon
8,700 +40 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png Mithril weapon.
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Grand Cannon
9,800 +43 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png Mithril weapon. Casts Muddle Level 1.
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Evil Shot
13,000 +50 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 1-3.png Cursed. Reduces Defense by 5.
Axes
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Short Axe
120 +5 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Hand Axe
340 +9 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Middle Axe
610 +13 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Power Axe
1,100 +17 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Battle Axe
1,370 +21 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Large Axe
2,250 +25 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Great Axe
4,600 +28 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Heat Axe
7,200 +32 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Casts Blaze Level 2.
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Atlas Axe
9,600 +35 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Casts Blaze Level 3.
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Ground Axe
10,000 +39 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Increases Movement by 1.
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Rune Axe
10,000 +42 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Casts Detox Level 1.
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Evil Axe
15,000 +50 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed. Reduces Defense by 5.
Gloves
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Leather Glove
1,300 +26 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Power Glove
1,800 +33 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Brass Knuckles
2,900 +39 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Iron Knuckles
4,800 +43 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Misty Knuckles
5,500 +48 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Drains MP from targets.
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Giant Knuckles
7,500 +55 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Casts Muddle Level 1.
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Evil Knuckles
9,500 +63 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed.
Knives
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Short Knife
70 +5 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Dagger
320 +8 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Knife
500 +12 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Thieves' Dagger
940 +18 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
Rods and Staves
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Wooden Rod
60 +3 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Short Rod
130 +5 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Bronze Rod
360 +8 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Iron Rod
560 +12 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Power Stick
1,050 +15 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Flail
1,490 +19 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Guardian Staff
2,380 +22 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Increases Defense by 5.
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Indra Staff
3,200 +25 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Drains MP from targets.
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Wish Staff
6,100 +26 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Casts Boost Level 1. Can only be equipped by Vicars.
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Mage Staff
6,300 +27 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Casts Blaze Level 2. Can only be equipped by Wizards and Sorcerers.
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Great Rod
7,900 +28 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon.
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Holy Staff
9,000 +29 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Restores 2 HP after each turn. Can only be equipped by Vicars.
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Goddess Staff
9,700 +31 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Casts Aura Level 2. Can only be equipped by Vicars.
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Supply Staff
8,500 +32 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Drains MP from targets. Can only be equipped by Wizards and Sorcerers.
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Freeze Staff
9,500 +37 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Casts Freeze Level 3. Can only be equipped by Wizards and Sorcerers.
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Mystery Staff
10,000 +39 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Restores 2 MP after each turn.
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Demon Rod
12,500 +50 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed. Reduces Defense by 10.
Spears and Lances
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Wooden Stick
70 +3 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Short Spear
120 +6 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Bronze Lance
260 +9 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Spear
460 +12 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Steel Lance
810 +16 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Power Spear
1,270 +20 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Heavy Lance
1,600 +23 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Javelin
3,400 +26 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Chrome Lance
6,900 +31 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Valkyrie
7,700 +33 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Mithril weapon.
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Halberd
7,300 +37 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon.
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Holy Lance
9,300 +39 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Increases Defense by 5.
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Mist Javelin
9,900 +42 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Mithril weapon.
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Evil Lance
11,000 +48 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Reduces Movement by 2.
Swords
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Wooden Sword
60 +3 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Short Sword
140 +5 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Middle Sword
340 +9 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Long Sword
620 +12 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Steel Sword
1,120 +16 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Achilles Sword
1,350 +19 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png The only weapon that can damage Taros. Can only be equipped by Bowie.
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Broad Sword
1,600 +22 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Buster Sword
2,600 +26 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Great Sword
5,100 +29 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png
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Critical Sword
7,200 +32 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Increases chance of critical hit.
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Katana
9,600 +34 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Can only be equipped by Slade.
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Battle Sword
9,200 +35 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon.
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Counter Sword
13,000 +39 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Increases chance of counter attack.
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Ninja Katana
11,500 +39 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Can only be equipped by Slade.
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Gisarme
15,000 +42 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Chance of one-hit kill. Can only be equipped by Slade.
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Levanter
14,000 +42 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Casts Blaze Level 3. Can only be equipped by Bowie.
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Force Sword
10,000 +46 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Mithril weapon. Can only be equipped by Bowie.
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Dark Sword
17,000 +50 Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Cursed. Casts Desoul Level 1. Reduces Defense by 5.

Rings

Ring Cost (in gold) Description
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Power Ring
3,000 Increases Attack by 5, casts Attack.
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Quick Ring
3,000 Increases Agility by 5, casts Egress.
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Protect Ring
3,000 Increases Defense by 5, casts Boost Level 1.
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Running Ring
3,000 Increases Movement by 2.
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White Ring
5,000 Increases Defense by 10, casts Aura Level 2. Can only be equipped by Heroes and Vicars.
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Life Ring
5,000 Restores 5 HP after each turn. Only attainable in the Japanese release.
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Black Ring
5,000 Cursed. Increases Attack by 10, casts Blaze Level 2. Can only be equipped by Wizards and Sorcerers.
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Evil Ring
5,000 Cursed. Increases Attack by 15, casts Bolt Level 2. Can only be equipped by Wizards, Sorcerers, and Vicars.

Magic

Sorcerer spells are stronger when they hit fewer units.

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 the last priest.
Healing
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Aura
1 7 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png Restores HP.
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.
3 10 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Curses poison, paralysis, and curses.
4 16 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE high.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
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Heal
1 3 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Restores HP.
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.
Offensive
(Mage/Wizard)
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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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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 fire 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
Offensive
(Sorcerer)
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Apollo
1 10 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Deals fire magic damage.
2 17 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Atlas
1 14 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Deals earth magic damage.
2 23 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-3.png
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Dao
1 8 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Deals earth magic damage.
2 15 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
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Neptune
1 12 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png Deals ice magic damage.
2 19 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-2.png
Offensive
(Ninja)
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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
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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 defence and speed.
2 5 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE high.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
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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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Slow
1 3 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE small.png Shining (Strategy titles) Range 0-1.png Lowers enemy defence and agility.
2 6 Shining (Strategy titles) AOE medium.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.

History

Development

Despite being preceded by the successful Shining in the Darkness and Shining Force, Sega remained reluctant to back development on Shining Force II, giving it the same limited budget as previous entries in the series and indirectly threatening the break-up of Sonic! Software Planning should the game not deliver as hoped. This put enormous pressure on producer and programmer Hiroyuki Takahashi and his team, many of whom dropped out before production of the game.


We were in a really precarious position at that point because we knew that if we couldn't produce another hit we would have no future. The number of staff we had working on the Shining Force series varied with each game until the Saturn era, during which time the team was pretty settled and didn't change much. We carefully chose our staff from among many candidates, and after Shining Force II the core staff remained and grew stronger together. Shining Force II was an experimental title where we improved the story and enhanced the game's 'RPG-ness'.

Hiroyuki Takahashi[22]


Localisation

The most notable translation error is that the three Devil Kings are named as "Dark Sol, Dark Dragon, and Zeon." Shining Force II co-director and programmer Yasuhiro Taguchi has confirmed that the Devil Kings are in fact Darksol, Lucifer, and Zeon.[23] The official translation's assigning Dark Sol and Dark Dragon the relatively detailed history of the Devil Kings not only alters Shining Force II but effectively rewrites the entire premises of Shining in the Darkness and Shining Force, the games in which they are the foremost villains. For similar reasons, the entire plot of Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict is rendered nonsensical, since it is based on Darksol's role as a Devil King and shows "Dark Sol" (actually "Mephisto" in the original script, and an entirely different character from Darksol) being born less than a century before Shining Force II. This mistranslation also creates at least two major contradictions between the English versions of Shining Force and Shining Force II: Shining Force strongly implies that Dark Dragon is a creation of the Ancients, not a devil at all. Darksol is trying to resurrect Dark Dragon in Shining Force, while Shining Force II tells that the three Devil Kings are fierce arch-rivals.

Legacy

Shining Force II is amongst the most successful Mega Drive games in Japan, though also garnered some popularity in North America and Europe. It has since been released as part of the Wii's Virtual Console service and through numerous compilations.

Comic adaptation

Sonic the Comic included "Shining Force" comics strips. The plot followed Shining Force 2 heroes trying to stop followers of Zeon from bringing demon into their world. The comics also brought Max in, the hero of the first Shining Force. The single story arc was called "The Curse of Zeon" (issue #73 to issue #78). It was the last big (6-7 issues) non-Sonic story arc featured in Sonic the Comic, not counting short Decap Attack stories.

Versions

The overseas localization of the game lacks the ability to search in battle. This makes several items unattainable in these versions, including the Right of Hope and Life Ring items. However, a second Vigor Ball was added to elven town in the overseas versions, which allows players to promote both Sarah and Karna to the Master Monk class (giving the party up to three Master Monks once Sheela is found).[24]

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Shining Force II Shining Force II
Japanese シャイニング・フォースII 古えの封印 Shining Force II: Inishie no Fuuin

Production credits

Japanese version

Shining Force II Staff
  • Program: Yasuhiro Taguchi, Shugo Takahashi, Haruki Kodera, Kenji Numaya, Yutaka Yamamoto, Tsukasa Tanaka
  • Subscript: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Ritsuko Hasasue, Shuji Shimizu
  • Map Design: Ritsuko Hisasue, Shuji Shimizu, Tatsuya Niikura
  • Character Design: Suezen
  • Graphic: Fumihide Aoki, Masayuki Hashimoto
  • Music Compose: Motoaki Takenouchi
  • Sound Effects: Dogen Shibuya, Enzan Shibuya
  • Manual: Naoko Okada, Riko Kushida, Masayo Umetsu, Junko Mikami
  • Special Thanks to: Winds Co., Ltd., R.I.S. Co., Ltd., Rit's Co., Chaki, Hiroshi Kajiyama, Satoshi Tezuka, Minoru Yasuda, Akira Takahashi, Satomi Yokose, Daichan Ikejiri
  • Directerd (sic) by: Shugo Takahashi, Yasuhiro Taguchi
  • Produced by: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Created by: Sonic Co., Ltd.
© Sega 1993
Source:
In-game credits

English version

Shining Force II Staff
  • Programmers: Yasuhiro Taguchi, Shugo Takahashi, Haruki Kodera, Kenji Numaya, Yutaka Yamamoto, Tsukasa Tanaka
  • Subscript: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Ritsuko Hasasue, Shuji Shimizu
  • Map Design: Ritsuko Hasasue, Shuji Shimizu, Tatsuya Niikura
  • Character Design: Suezen
  • Graphics: Fumihide Aoki, Masayuki Hashimoto
  • Music Composer: Motoaki Takenouchi
  • Sound Effects: Dogen Shibuya, Enzan Shibuya
  • Manual: Naoko Okada, Riko Kushida, Masayo Umetsu, Junko Mikami
  • Special Thanks to: Winds Co., Ltd., R.I.S. Co., Ltd., Rit's Co., Chaki, Hiroshi Kajiyama, Satoshi Tezuka, Minoru Yasuda, Akira Takahashi, Satomi Yokose, Daichan Ikejiri
  • Directed by: Shugo Takahashi, Yasuhiro Taguchi
  • Produced by: Hiroyuki Takahashi
SOA Staff
© 1994 Sega
Source:
In-game credits
Shining Force II MD US credits.pdf
[25]

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Shining Force II/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-10: "October 1993" (1993-09-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-11: "November 1993" (1993-10-08)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №9, p96
91 [28]
Sega Mega Drive
91
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
95
[29]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
80
[30]
Cool Gamer (RU)
80
[31]
Digitiser (UK) PAL
90
[32]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
58
[33]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[34]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
80
[35]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
95
[36]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
60
[37]
Gamestar (AU)
80
[6]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
85
[38]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
70
[39]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
97
[40]
Joypad (FR) PAL
91
[41]
Mega (UK) PAL
92
[42]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
89
[43]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
87
[44]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
71
[45]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
91
[46]
Player One (FR)
90
[47]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
92
[4]
Sega Power (UK)
90
[48]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
88
[49]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
84
[50]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
75
[51]
Todo Sega (ES)
91
[52]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
88
[53]
Video Games (DE) PAL
82
[54]
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
28 reviews

Shining Force II

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Map
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Shining Force II MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4815e075
MD5 6473b1505334ef5620d13191c18251fe
SHA-1 22defc2e8e6c1dbb20421b906796538725b3d893
2MB 1994-07 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 83cb46d1
MD5 7b17318e42b908e90ab20dd795825d73
SHA-1 a2ba86f4d756f98886f8f9a56f20cbf8c3b2945e
2MB 1994-07 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 0288f3e1
MD5 3ba871d87f35feefcadfa9d4a2c06d13
SHA-1 8e1f1a510af4d43716d9ee34d47becf907dec147
2MB 1993-09 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 d677edd1
MD5 3456cd758988ffb5760ed89ac206cfdb
SHA-1 50f91bd1a5f02337cb61bb14a1f9fd22c54aa598
Nintendo Switch Online (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 78d4640a
MD5 a467df6b37471ecb680c51ce82042106
SHA-1 13ac16bfe779ad4db5e277c6a5a6cac83025b572
Nintendo Switch Online (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 5af29c4b
MD5 38814a7b78a4e3e86cac22d925abb563
SHA-1 00879c9235df1efde4c8f8d133de3cfedaed3020
2MB 1993-09 EPROM cartridge[55] Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 5843670c
MD5 ab2ff62e395effc492b88ebbb25576bd
SHA-1 cd98c45ec170ce72fabe2237cc55dc4f0b6aa884
2MB 1994-04-04 CD-R disc Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 03b68bba
MD5 610a9531f384804b4759003ec8b9f4ac
SHA-1 caeb48ed31991614c21121bf7d7a899aea946a81
2MB 1994-06-07 CD-R disc Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 4815e075
MD5 6473b1505334ef5620d13191c18251fe
SHA-1 22defc2e8e6c1dbb20421b906796538725b3d893
2MB 1994-06-30 CD-R disc Page

External links

References

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Shining Force II

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Books: Shining Force II: Inishie no Fuuin Kouryaku no Tebiki (1993) | Shining Force II: Inishie no Fuuin Kanzen Kouryakuban (1993) | Shining Force II: Inishie no Fuuin Game Guide Book (1993) | Shining Force II: Inishie no Fuuin Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (1993)
Music: Symphonic Suite Shining Force II (1993)

Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: Prototype | 1994-04-04 | 06-07 | 06-30



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)