Super Star Soldier

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Super Star Soldier
Super Star Soldier Coverart.png
TurboGrafx-16 cover art
Developer(s) Kaneko
Publisher(s) (PC Engine, PlayStation Network, Wii Virtual Console, Mobile) (Windows Store and Wii U Virtual Console)
Platform(s) PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Mobile Phones, Wii and Wii U (Virtual Console), PlayStation Network, Windows Store[1]
Release date(s) PC Engine/TuboGrafx-16
  • JP July 6, 1990
  • NA 1991
Wii Virtual Console
  • NA November 27, 2006
  • JP December 2, 2006
  • EU December 8, 2006
Wii U Virtual Console
  • JP February 26, 2014
Mobile Phones
  • JP September 3, 2007
PlayStation Network
  • JP August 19, 2009
  • NA June 3, 2011
Windows Store
  • JP December 20, 2013
Genre(s) Scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution HuCard

Super Star Soldier (スーパースターソルジャー Sūpā Sutā Sorujā?) is a scrolling shooter video game developed by Kaneko and originally published by Hudson Soft in 1990 for the Japanese PC Engine and in 1991 for the North American TurboGrafx-16. It is the sequel to Star Soldier, and part of a vertical-scrolling shooter series by Hudson Soft. According to the company, many people believed Super Star Soldier's graphics were the best of any HuCard game. Although the game was popular in Japan, it received less attention from the rest of the world.

The Mobile version of Super Star Soldier was released on September 3, 2007 in Japan. Konami published it for the Virtual Console on Nintendo's Wii system in North America on November 27, 2006,[2] in Japan on December 2, 2006, and in Europe on December 8, 2006. The game has also been released on the Japanese PlayStation Store on August 19, 2009 and on the North American PlayStation Store on June 3, 2011, as well as on Windows Store[1] on December 20, 2013 and on Wii U Virtual Console on February 26, 2014, both of these in Japan only.

Gameplay[edit]

The game includes a variety of weapons including flame throwers, electricity, spread guns and heat-seeking missiles. It consists of eight levels.

Plot[edit]

Taking place four years after Star Soldier, the original galactic invaders known as the Star Brain corps have returned from their crushing defeat from the Cesear star fighter and they are now led by the ultimate spaceship, Mother Brain. Earth's only defense lies in the Neo Cesear star fighter to finish what was started.

Reception[edit]

On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the PC Engine version of the game a 33 out of 40.[3] Virtual Console was goven scores of 7.5/10 from IGN[citation needed] and 6.2/10 from GameSpot.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Windows ストア の Windows 用 スーパースターソルジャー アプリ". Apps.microsoft.com. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Brendan Sinclair. "Super Star Soldier hits Wii". GameSpot. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  3. ^ 30 Point Plus: スーパースターソルジャー. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.309. Pg.39. 11–18 November 1994.
  4. ^ "Super Star Soldier". GameSpot. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

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