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StarBlade
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher:
Namco, Sega (EU)
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Peripherals supported: CD BackUp RAM Cart, Sega Mouse, XE-1 AP
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,800 T-14014
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-14025
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£? 4284-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F 4284-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? 4284-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas 4284-50



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StarBlade (スターブレード) is a 1991 arcade game developed by Namco which was later ported to the Sega Mega-CD in 1994. It is an on-the-rails shooter, set in space, where the player's aim is to gun down enemies and not be killed. It is compatible with the Sega Mouse and XE-1 AP.

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)Media:StarBlade_MCD_JP_SSCredits.pdf[3]


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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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:5px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)More...[4]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 More...[5]
80 More...[6]
74 More...[7]
70 №307, p40
71 No results[8]
82 №8, p21
75 №27, p44/45
75 No results[9]
87 №61, p68
53 №40, p56
80 More...[10]
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74
Based on
11 reviews

Mega-CD, US
StarBlade MCD US Box Back.jpgStarBlade MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Starblade mcd us disc.png
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
StarBlade MCD EU Disc.png
Disc
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

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