Star Soldier (video game)

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Star Soldier
Star Soldier
North American NES cover art
Developer(s) Hudson Soft
Bug-Byte
Publisher(s)
Composer(s) Takeaki Kunimoto
Series Star Soldier
Platform(s) Family Computer/NES, MSX, Commodore 64, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console, Mobile Phones, iOS
Release date(s) Famicom/NES
  • JP June 13, 1986
  • NA January 1989
[1]MSX Commodore 64 Mobile Phones
  • JP January 26, 2001
  • JP March 2, 2004 (as Star Soldier Special+
  • JP December 14, 2005 (as Star Soldier SP Arcade)
  • JP October 6, 2008 (as Star Soldier Fukkoku-Ban (スターソルジャー 復刻版 Sutāsorujā fukkoku-ban?)
Palm OS
  • JP November 22, 2001
Game Boy Advance
  • JP February 14, 2004
Virtual Console
Wii
  • JP July 3, 2007
  • NA July 30, 2007
3DS
  • JP November 14, 2012
  • NA October 24, 2013
  • PAL August 15, 2013
iOS
  • NA January 4, 2012
  • JP June 20, 2013 (as Star Soldier for GREE
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge

Star Soldier (スターソルジャー Sutā Sorujā?) is a shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Hudson Soft for the Family Computer and the MSX.[2] The player pilots the starship "Caesar", travelling through space stations occupied by powerful supercomputers known as "Starbrains" who threaten the galactic empire. Star Soldier greatly resembles the earlier arcade game Star Force.[3]

An Mobile Version was released on January 26, 2001 in Japan, those versions was releases as Star Soldier Special+ on 2004, Star Soldier SP Arcade on 2005 and Star Soldier Fukkoku-Ban (スターソルジャー 復刻版 Sutāsorujā fukkoku-ban?) on 2008[4], they're also released for Palm OS on November 2001 in Japan and iOS on January 4, 2012 in United States.

Star Soldier has spawned numerous sequels, starting with Super Star Soldier on the PC Engine. It was ported to the Game Boy Advance in 2004 in Japan as part of the Famicom Mini series, and to the Wii's Virtual Console in the Japanese and North American regions in July 2007.

Dissolved by Konami, an 3DS Virtual Console was re-released on November 14, 2012 in Japan, August 15, 2013 in PAL Version and October 24, 2013 in North America, and the iOS Version, titled Star Soldier for GREE (スターソルジャー for GREE Sutāsorujā for GREE?) on June 20, 2013 in Japan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hudson - Shooting game [NES] (Archive)". http://www.hudson.co.jp/. Hudson. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.mobygames.com/game/star-soldier
  3. ^ http://hg101.kontek.net/starsoldier/starsoldier.htm
  4. ^ スターソルジャー復刻版 an 2008's Mobile version in Docomomarket (in Japanese)
  5. ^ iOS「スターソルジャーforGREE」 as released and dissolved by Konami in Game Watch Impress (in Japanese)

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