Sol-Feace

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Sol-Feace
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Renovation Products
Sega Mega-CD
Wolf Team (JP)
Sega Mega-CD
Sega (US)
Developer:
Original system(s): X68000
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Wolf Team sound driver
Genre: Shooting[1]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥6,8006,800 T-32024
Sega Mega-CD
US
Sega Mega Drive
US
$69.9969.99[4] 49206
Non-Sega versions

Sol-Feace (ソル・フィース) is a 1990 shoot-'em-up for the X68000 by Wolf Team. It was ported to the Sega Mega-CD and in North America, to the Sega Mega Drive by Renovation Products under the name Sol-Deace.

Story

In the year 3300, a supercomputer called GCS-WT is built to unite society (spread out over 300 solar systems) through diplomacy, but decides to spiral society into a dystopia it rules as a dictator. Only the scientist Edwin Feace was able to escape GCS-WT's reign — by leaving the solar system and settling a newly discovered planet, where he builds the Sol-Feace, a ship which, when mass produced, should form a sizable enough army to defeat GCS-WT. Unfortunately, GCS-WT finds out and kills Feace and the natives of the new planet who aid him, leaving only two soldiers and one Sol-Feace to stop GCS-WT.

Gameplay

Sol-Feace is a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up: A, B, and C all shoot and can be held down for rapid-fire. The player's ship has three weapons mounted at different points: top, middle, and bottom (relative to the player's perspective).

Power-ups can be found by shooting capsules. Weapon power-ups can be grabbed with the top, middle, or bottom of the ship, which determines where they are mounted. It is possible to have three different weapons mounted, each at a different position. The angle of the ship's outer weapons can be adjusted by moving without firing. Moving Up opens the bottom weapon and closes the top weapon. Moving Down opens the top weapon and closes the bottom weapon. Moving Left closes both weapons, and moving Right opens both weapons.

The player loses a life if the ship collides with an enemy or object. The game starts with four extra lives. The game ends if the player loses a life without any extra lives remaining.

There are two difficulty levels, Normal and Mania, and the player can choose between three speed levels before the game starts.

Items

Weapon change items are found in capsules. Shoot open and fly over to collect.

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Capsule
Shoot open to release a power-up item.
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Plasma Bullet
The standard weapon, initially equipped.
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Double Plasma Bullet
Two plasma bullet streams in parallel.
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Laser
Shoots long lasers.
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Missile
Shoots missiles that spread outward when mounted on the outer parts of the ship.

Stages

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  • SolFeace MCD JP SS Stage1Boss.png

  • SolFeace MCD JP SS Stage1Demo.png

Stage 1

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Stage 2

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Stage 3

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  • SolFeace MCD JP SS Stage4Demo.png

Stage 4

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  • SolFeace MCD JP SS Stage5Demo.png

Stage 5

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Stage 6

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Stage 7

History

Sol-Feace was one of the Mega-CD launch titles to be released, debuting in Japan in December 1991 as one of two launch titles for the system (the other being Heavy Nova). It was also a launch title for the Mega-CD in Europe, sharing a box with Cobra Command and being bundled with launch units in the United Kingdom and Italy. It would also be bundled with launch North American Sega CD units, and as it was never given a stand-alone release, effectively went out of production when the redesigned Sega CD units went on sale.

During development the game was known as Hyper Attax.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Mega-CD version

Source:
In-game credits (JP)[5]

Magazine articles

Main article: Sol-Feace/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #32: "March 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in GamePro (US) #34: "May 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-12: "December 1991" (1991-11-08)
also published in:

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
68
[7]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
70
[8]
Consoles + (FR)
87
[9]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
89
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
85
[11]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
58
[12]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[13]
Games-X (UK) NTSC-J
80
[14]
Game Zone (UK) NTSC-J
80
[15]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[16]
Joystick (FR)
79
[17]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
55
[18]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
71
[19]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
56
[20]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC
80
[21]
Sega Magazin (DE)
69
[22]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
84
[23]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
74
[24]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-J
85
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
66
[26]
Todo Sega (ES) PAL
73
[27]
Sega Mega-CD
74
Based on
21 reviews

Sol-Feace

Mega-CD, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Sol-Feace MCD JAP manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, US
SolFeace MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Solfeace mcd us manual.pdf
Manual

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[28]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[29]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
78
[30]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
92
[4]
Sega Pro (UK)
56
[31]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-U
89
[32]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
77
[33]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
71
[34]
Sega Mega Drive
68
Based on
8 reviews

Sol-Feace

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
SolDeace MD US Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1992-02-03 Page
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
488,301,072 CD (EU) 4130
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
564,534,096 CD (JP) T-32024

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-10 17:56)
  2. Sega Visions, "November/December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 52
  3. Sega Visions, "May/June 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 58
  4. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "May 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 44
  5. File:SolFeace_MCD_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  6. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1992" (JP; 1991-12-07), page 8
  7. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1992" (DE; 1992-02-14), page 119
  8. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1992" (JP; 1991-12-07), page 82
  9. Consoles +, "Février 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 62
  10. Computer & Video Games, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-15), page 70
  11. Computer & Video Games, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 111
  12. Famitsu, "1992-01-03" (JP; 1991-12-20), page 1
  13. GamePro, "February 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 62
  14. Games-X, "30th January-5th February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-30), page 25
  15. Game Zone, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-21), page 50
  16. Hippon Super, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-07), page 98
  17. Joystick, "Février 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 154
  18. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 47
  19. Mega Drive Fan, "March 1992" (JP; 1992-02-XX), page 83
  20. Mega Fun, "09/93" (DE; 1993-08-18), page 37
  21. MegaTech, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-20), page 20
  22. Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 22
  23. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 60
  24. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
  25. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 42
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  27. Todo Sega, "Octubre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 72
  28. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 212
  29. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 213
  30. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 28
  31. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 67
  32. Supergame, "Junho 1992" (BR; 1992-06-xx), page 38
  33. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 166
  34. Video Games, "7/92" (DE; 1992-06-24), page 45
Sol-Feace

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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1992-02-03