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Star Soldier

a.k.a. スターソルジャー

published by Hudson Soft / Taxan in 1986-06-13, developed by Hudson Soft, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: shooter
genre: Science Fiction, Scrolling shooter
series: Star Soldier
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng
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Personal review
Star Soldier is maybe the best vertically scrolling shoot'em up game at the time of its release and together with Gradius amongst the best early shooters for the Famicom/NES. The game plays like an advanced version of Tecmo's early shoot'em up game Star Force, which was also ported to the Famicom/NES by Hudson Soft. Some graphical elements are repetitive, which is normal with a game from 1986. But the controls and playability are already top-notch and the game is surely a breakthrough for Hudson Soft to become a big player amongst shoot'em up developers.

# 2009-08-01 23:36:07
Official description
The standard for vertically scrolling shooters, Star Soldier is the original game that spawned all of the titles in the long-running Soldier series. Go inside a floating space station inhabited by a giant computer known as Starbrain. Your mission: to stop Starbrain's galactic invasion by piloting Caesar, a new, compact space fighter through 16 deadly stages. Collect power capsules to increase three different attributes of your ship: firepower, movement speed and defensive shields. Blast wave after wave of approaching enemies or use the innovative Trap Zone feature to fly beneath a land mass and avoid incoming fire. Conquer each stage to make your way to the final confrontation with Starbrain.
# 2007-08-12 21:39:36 - official description
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