Crusader of Centy

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Crusader of Centy/Soleil/Ragnacenty
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega (Japan, Europe), Atlus (US)
Sound driver: Cube/Noriyuki Iwadare
Genre: RPG[1][2]

Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • 한국어
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    ¥8,8008,800 G-5536
    Sega Mega Drive
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Mega Drive
    DM 129129 1182-18
    Sega Mega Drive
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    Sega Mega Drive
    £44.9944.99[5] 1182-05
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    Sega Mega Drive
    $69.9569.95[7][6] FSOL03SMC
    OFLC: G
    Sega Mega Drive

    Crusader of Centy in the US, Soleil in Europe, Shin Souseiki Ragnacenty (新創世紀ラグナセンティ) in Japan, and Ragnacenty in Korea, is an adventure game developed by Nextech under contract from Sega in 1994 for the Sega Mega Drive. The game was translated to Korean, English, French, German, and Spanish. The North American release was localized and published by Atlus. Game is considered, similar to the Golden Axe Warrior, a copy of Nintendo's famous Zelda series in terms of gameplay.

    The game's music was composed by Motokazu Shinoda, a professional Japanese concert pianist and composer (sound programmer Noriyuki Iwadare is often miscredited as co-composer).


    Soleil is a village in a large continent overrun by monsters, and the crusaders of Soleil are sent out by the King to save the humans. While on your own quest, you save an old lady who tells you to talk to a fortuneteller west of Soleil, who exchanges your ability to talk to humans with the ability to talk to animals (for the first half of the game, that is). Now, you must rely on your sword and the aid of a group of animals to rid the world of monsters — though along the way, you'll come to realize monsters aren't as evil as the humans make them out to be.


    A swings your sword. Early in the game you pay a soldier to grant you the ability to hold A to shoot your sword straight ahead. B jumps (this ability must be learned early in the game). Along the way, you have certain animals join your pack, each with their own abilities that aid you in some way. You can have up to two active at any time, and carrying two often allows you to combine their abilities into even more useful abilities.

    Some animals have further abilities activated with the C button. When paused, you may select animals or save (you may save at any time but will start at the beginning of the room/field); once all your health is gone, you will die and be returned to the title screen. Orange and red Apples give you back health; golden Apples of Life restore all health.


    US Name UK Name Description
    Mac: Johnny Your pet dog. With C, he will stay where he is and hold any enemy that happens to run into him still.
    Flash Charlie A cheetah who you have to beat in a race to acquire. He will make you run 2x faster and jump farther.
    Cecil Ciel A flying squirrel who will allow your sword to be thrown farther and ricochet from walls. All sword techniques abort immediately with A.
    Dippy Dinosaur A lazy dinosaur who you talk into leaving his home in a desert oasis and joining you. You ride him to cross bodies of water on the world map and some water/goo pits in the areas. He will move faster if combined with Flash.
    Pieces Caterpillar A caterpillar who does nothing. He later turns into
    Monarchy Butterfly A butterfly who allows you to guide your sword while it is being thrown. With Cecil the sword will travel in circles.
    Dodo Dodo A dodo bird who will attach your thrown sword to an enemy (usually resulting in the enemy coming to you in return).
    Rio Armadillo An armadillo who with C will turn into a platform you can pick up and throw with A (useful for crossing water or hitting buttons).
    Inferno Lion A lion who sets your sword on fire for extra damage. With Dodo, the attached sword causes extra damage.
    Leviathan Leviathan A monster you must defeat in a boss battle for him to join you. He speeds up your sword swinging and throwing 2x.
    Chilly Penguy A penguin who, similar to Inferno, will freeze your sword for extra damage, and has the same effect with Dodo. Combined with Inferno, the freeze will be slightly more powerful.
    Wong RaccoonDog A raccoon who will cloak himself to look like you with C, distracting enemies.
    Moa Moa A bird who strengthens its partner's abilities. For example, Monarchy and Cecil's powers can be applied for as much time as you like (hit A to stop), Flash and Leviathan will have their effect increased from double to triple, and further increases the damage Inferno and Chilly do.
    Kitty Kitty A cat you rent in an "Animal Village" for 50 gold coins. He will give you a second chance if you die (but only once).
    Batty Bat A bat you rent for 100 gold coins. He will give you 20 seconds of invincibility once.
    Edgar Egg An animal you rent for 50 gold coins. He will damage everything on screen for 5 seconds once.


    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Soleil Soleil
    English (US) Crusader of Centy Crusader of Centy
    Japanese Shin Souseiki Ragnacenty (新創世紀ラグナセンティ)

    Production credits

    • Produce, Scenario, Game Design: Y.Onda
    • Main Program: Y.Tani
    • Sub Program and Game Design: T.Toyota
    • Sub Program: S.Ohtake
    • Character and Graphic Design: T.Yamamoto
    • Graphic Design: K.Nagata, M.Matsushima
    • Object Design: Y.Shimizu, K.Tajima
    • Boss Character Design: Y.Maki
    • Game Design: All Staff
    • Music Composer: M.Shinoda
    • Sound Operator: N.Iwadare
    • Special Thanks: Mucky, I.Mizoguchi
    • Executive Producer: K.Aoyama
    In-game credits (US / JP)

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Crusader of Centy/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    1995 05 - Software Mega Drive.jpg
    ES print advert
    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-06: "June 1994" (1994-05-07)
    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-07: "July 1994" (1994-06-08)
    Print advert in Mega Force (FR) #34: "Décembre 1994" (1994-12-02)
    Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #60 (2002-09-05)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    75 [8]
    81 [9]
    52 [10]
    91 [11]
    78 [12]
    65 №288, p40
    75 [13]
    77 №78
    83 №25
    93 [14]
    92 №27, p36/38
    92 [15]
    97 [16]
    85 №63, p66/67
    88 №40, p52/53
    80 [17]
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    Based on
    22 reviews
    Mega Drive, JP
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    Ragnacenty md jp manual.pdf
    Mega Drive, US
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    Crusaderofcenty md us manual.pdf
    Mega Drive, US (cardboard)
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    Crusaderofcenty md us manual.pdf
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    Mega Drive, UK
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    Mega Drive, FR
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    Mega Drive, DE
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    Mega Drive, DE (alt)
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    Mega Drive, ES
    Soleil MD ES Box.jpg
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    Soleil MD ES Manual.pdf
    Mega Drive, SE/DK/NO/FI
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    Mega Drive, AU
    Soleil MD AU cover.jpg
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    Mega Drive, KR
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    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 41858f6f
    MD5 4ead1c30202dbc10ad3e327f69770570
    SHA-1 bf2e8d122f4670865bedbc305ef991ee5f52d647
    2MB 1994-09 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 6a3f5ae2
    MD5 d7b8e2b170dcf2bada5a6133973f2daa
    SHA-1 e0df9f3cb64beb3ea921653eccdd45aca6abc0aa
    2MB 1994-03 Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 77b5b10b
    MD5 3314e363260d38cb1e4303e0bea84aba
    SHA-1 40265aae1b43f004434194038d32ca6b4841707d
    2MB 1995-01 Cartridge (KR)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 a30ebdb1
    MD5 49e6bf1adf3dd64dbd984250f340cfee
    SHA-1 110a61671b83fe17fba768ab85b535ca1cc6d7ea
    2MB 1994-09 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 08dc1ead
    MD5 3e52fb2e8fc33f3a7d4942d3ff718465
    SHA-1 7890074018f165eeb1281d81039fb07ccde7d197
    2MB 1994-10 Cartridge (FR)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 332b9ecd
    MD5 c61bf2d959a4f6614554aa85945cb94c
    SHA-1 65c8b7ab94b05812d009b4bebda3c49891a6bfbe
    2MB 1994-10 Cartridge (DE)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 9ed4c323
    MD5 6cbbb5d870ca386075a96bc727068ec2
    SHA-1 95ae529cecb7dbca281df25c3c4e7cb8f48d936c
    2MB 1994-10 Cartridge (ES)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 43797455
    MD5 64650a44360d558a710fb05813885174
    SHA-1 963f13f74d648c573ced103b2803d15d0a2742e8
    1MB 1994-03 Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 a2c0a73c
    MD5 4f666815e3b267f48ab9293f3b6afe5f
    SHA-1 83934f46263be3f7356d2a2d925c16302ca39d3e
    2MB 1994-03 Chinese hack or unlicensed
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 a6dce438
    MD5 70b5560f194395427c7f010133e5c131
    SHA-1 1257b38fd4be3645be6f9a346e24df686e7b559c
    2MB 1994-03 Chinese hack or unlicensed


    Crusader of Centy
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    Books: Crusader of Centy Hint Book (1994)