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Lunar: Silver Star Story is a remake of the first Lunar game with a slightly altered storyline and broader anime cutscenes. Two versions were released for Sega Saturn, one being the first release in 1996 and the re-release with improved video quality in 1997. A "Complete" PlayStation version was later released in 1998.

OverviewEdit

There are some quality sacrifices made from the port from Saturn to PlayStation, though transparency effects were added and there are a few extra pieces of dialog and bonus areas not seen in any other version. This is the version released in English by Working Designs.

There are many differences with the storyline of this game and the original. Both versions of the second game, Eternal Blue, follow the original Sega CD storyline. Thus, the remakes of the first game are not considered part of the series canon.

A downgraded port was released as Lunar Legend for the Game Boy Advance. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony for the Sony PSP is an remake as well, and will utilize the same set of anime cutscenes as this remake. It will include a new scenario following the Four Heroes, though whether it will follow the original storyline more closely or ignore the plotholes the current remake has with Eternal Blue is unknown.

ReceptionEdit

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Sega Retro 92% (SAT)[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
Consoles + 92%[2]

The Saturn version of Silver Star Story was well received in Japan, with Weekly Sega Saturn Magazine recognizing it as one of the most memorable gaming experiences of 1997.[3] The Saturn version sold 115,343 units during its first week on sale in 1996 and went on to sell 200,035 units in Japan overall as of April 1999.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://segaretro.org/Lunar_Silver_Star_Story
  2. Consoles +, issue 61, pages 94-95
  3. Editors of Weekly Sega Saturn Magazine (1998-01-02). "1997: The Most Memorable Moments in Gaming". Weekly Sega Saturn Magazine: 63–70. 
  4. Sega Saturn Japanese Ranking. Japan-GameCharts. Archived from the original on 2008-12-30. Retrieved on 2015-01-09.

External LinksEdit

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