StarBlade

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StarBlade
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Namco (Japan, US), Sega (Europe)
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Developer(s) of original games: Namco
Peripherals supported: CD BackUp RAM Cart, Sega Mouse, XE-1 AP
Genre: Shooting[2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,8007,800 T-14014
Sega Mega-CD
US
T-14025
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4284-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.9944.99[5][4] 4284-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK

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StarBlade (スターブレード) is a Sega Mega-CD rail shooter developed by Tecnosoft and published by Namco. A port of the publisher's titular 1991 arcade game StarBlade, it was first released in Japan and the United States in October 1994[3], and was later brought to Europe by Sega the following December.[4]

Gameplay

Control

As the original arcade version featured an advanced analog yoke built into the cabinet, the home version of StarBlade is fittingly compatible with some of the Mega Drive's more popular analog peripherals - both the first-party Sega Mouse for direct on-screen mouse control, and the third-party XE-1 AP for control with an analog stick.

Production credits

  • Chief Director: H.Nakatani
  • Assistant Director: K.Kobayashi
  • Programmer: N.Matsuura, Y.Saitoh, Y.Ohmori
  • Music and Sound Effects: S.Hosoe
  • Visual Director: W.Yanagawa
  • Visual Design: N.Kumagai, M.Tejima, M.Kimura
  • Industrial Design: N.Yoshimatsu
  • Mechanical Design: S.Kanebako, H.Igarashi, T.Wakayama, J.Uchida
  • Electrical Design: M.Yamada, O.Morita, M.Ito
  • Special thanks to: A.Ohsugi, H.Kikuchi, H.Takeshima, K.Mizuno, M.Takeda, S.Touyama, T.Ishikawa, T.Natsui, T.Sano, K.Teraoka, M.Inoue, M.Cooper-Hart (Namco America Inc)
  • Producer: K.Sawano, M.Yamada
Source:
In-game credits (JP)[6]

Note: The staff roll shown at the end of the game is that of the arcade version; a staff list for the port is not available.

Magazine articles

Main article: StarBlade/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[7]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[8]
Consoles + (FR)
74
[9]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
70
[11]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
71
[12]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
82
[13]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
69
[14]
Mega (UK) PAL
75
[5]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
63
[15]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
75
[16]
Play Time (DE) PAL
55
[17]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
68
[18]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
87
[19]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
53
[20]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
80
[21]
Video Games (DE) PAL
68
[22]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[23]
Sega Mega-CD
71
Based on
17 reviews

StarBlade

Mega-CD, JP
StarBlade MCD JP Box Back.jpgStarBlade MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
StarBlade MCD JP Spinecard.JPG
Spinecard
StarBlade MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, US
StarBlade MCD US Box Back.jpgStarBlade MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Starblade mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
StarBlade MCD EU Box Back.jpgStarBlade MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Starblade MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
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Disc
Starblade MCD EU Manual.jpg
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
468,198,528 CD (JP) T-14014
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
468,198,528 CD (US) T-14025

References


StarBlade

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