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Soul Star
Publisher: Core Design, Victor Entertainment (JP)
Developer:
Distributor: Time Warner Interactive (US)
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega-CD
    JP
    ¥8,800 T-60184
    Sega Mega-CD
    US
    $? T-115035
    Sega Mega-CD
    UK
    £44.99[2] T-115035-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    FR
    ?F T-115035-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    DE
    DM ? T-115035-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    ES
    ?Ptas T-115035-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    BR
    R$? ?




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    Soul Star (ソウルスター) is a Sega Mega-CD third person shooter. An upgraded Sega 32X version, known as Soul Star X was once in development but was never released.

    Gameplay

    Soul Star makes heavy use of the Sega Mega-CD's scaling feature to acchive a pseudo 3D effect. Some stages keep scrolling automatically, similar to games like Space Harrier, while others can be explored freely, akin to Core Design's own Thunderhawk.

    FMV cutscenes are used for briefings, available in multiple languages for the PAL release.

    The game is partially non-linear. Players could choose their route after finishing the first mission.

    Production credits

    • Programmed by: Mark 'Mac' Avory
    • Graphic Artist: Roberto Cirillo
    • Music & Sound FX Composed and Produced by: Nathan Mccree
    • Intro and End Sequence: Billy Allison
    • Story & Game Design: Roberto Cirillo, Mark Avory, Guy Miller
    • Vocals: Yvonne Varnier, Guy Miller
    • Creative Manager: Guy Miller
    • Produced by: Jeremy Smith
    • Victor Entertaiment Inc.
      • Producer: Toshiyuki Nagai
      • Director: Gaku Sato
      • Assistant: Ryo Misawa, Kohji Ishizeki
      • Thanks to: Takeshi Minagawa, Takashi Kimura
    • And Special Thanks to the Following Heroes...: Adrian E. Smith, Mark Price, Simon Phipps, Darren Price, Troy Horton, Jamie Morton, David Ward
    Source: In-game credits (JP)Media:SoulStar_MCD_JP_SSCredits.pdf[4]


    Magazine articles

    Main article: Soul Star/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Soul Star/Promotional material.

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    75 №1994-12, p23[5]
    82 №, p83[6]
    91 №157, p100/101[2]
    82
    70 №16, p80
    58 №315, p43
    93 №23, p64
    84 №8, p20
    77 №25, p94/95[7]
    93 №25, p12/13/14/15
    92 №48, p140/141
    88 №10, p92/93
    88 №60, p52
    90 №38, p58/59
    91 №26, p11
    90 №72, p67[8]
    Sega Mega-CD
    84
    Based on
    16 reviews

    Mega-CD, US
    Soulstar MCD US Box Back.jpgSoulstar MCD US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Soulstar MCD US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Soulstar mcd us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega-CD, EU
    Soulstar MCD EU Box Back.jpgSoulstar MCD EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Soulstar MCD EU spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    Mega-CD, JP
    Soulstar MCD JP Box Back.jpgSoulstar MCD JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Soulstar MegaCD JP Disc.png
    Disc
    Mega-CD, DE
    Soulstar MCD DE Box Back.jpgSoulstar MCD EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Soulstar MCD EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Mega-CD, BR
    SoulStar MCD BR front.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega-CD
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    642,159,504 CD (EU) T-115035-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    601,733,328 CD (JP) T-60184
    Sega Mega-CD
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    641,806,704 CD (US) T-115035

    References