Shining Force (GEN)
One of the best known RPGs on the Sega Genesis is Shining Force. The game's back story tells the tale of the evil Dark Dragon who vowed to return after 1,000 years of being exiled to another dimension by the ancestors of the world of Rune. 1,000 years have past, and the Dark Dragon is returning. The forces from the kingdom of Runefaust have begun a war to help bring the Dark Dragon to power, and it's up to you and the adventurers you find along the way to save the entire world.
Shining Force uses the typical RPG foundation with levels, experience, gold, weapons and armor, etc. However, unlike the random encounters of adventure based RPGs, combat is tactically driven and it takes place in a grid field where you have to maneuver your players around the enemy. The battles are predetermined and each one must be fought in order. Along the way you will meet a great deal of allies to help form your party as well as a number of enemies and bosses which you must defeat.
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Like most RPGs, Shining Force has a rich soundtrack. There are several impressive tunes to the game's score and a bunch of little jingles to add flair. Camelot made good use of the FM Yamaha chip, and the Master system's PSG sound hardware within the Genesis, yielding a high quality soundtrack overall.
Track titles are translated from the soundtrack of the GBA remake of Shining Force.
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