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Lead your warriors against the Runefaust evil forces to protect your country and the Shining Force in this classic RPG tale

In this classic RPG tale, legendary warriors of the light valiantly drove Dark Dragon and his hostile army into another dimension. However, after centuries of peace, the evil has returned. As a young swordsman, lead your band of warriors against the dark forces of Runefaust and bring peace back to the land of Rune. The fate of the world depends on you!
- Select from 29 unique characters to form your team of 11.
- Explore eight intriguing chapters and fight in 30 turn-based strategy battles.
- Defeat 43 monsters and 10 fearsome bosses.
- Find or buy 34 weapons, equip seven magical rings, collect items and cast 32 magical spells.
- Unlock two secret costumes for the MAGE characters Tao and Anri.
- Play either the US or Japanese version of the game by switching your device’s language
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What's New in Version 2.0.0

iOS 6 support

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Customer Reviews

Shining Force problems.

I hate this game! First of all this is the original game, not the updated version. Throughout the game your characters will miss your opponent dispite all the training you put them through, and your opponent will hit you almost all the time. I hate playing a game where the odds are stacked in the opponents favor. It's frustrating, it's not fun and it's not very realistic. I can understand that nothing in this game is realistic, there are no demigods like there are in this game. But come on, when your warrior attacks the opponents prist, your warrior should not miss 3, 4, 5 times in a roll before they finally get a hit in. I absolutely hate losing a battle when I outsmart the enemy but can't hit the freakin target. My trained warrior should not be missing a priest, how hard is it for a warrior, trained in combat, to hit a holy priest with an axe? UGH! I wish i could get my dollar back.


I'm so happy to have access to this game again! I played for hours as a kid but my genesis broke before I beat the game. I'm excited to finally get the closure I need hahaha! As far as the game goes its exactly the same as on the console just miniaturized. Same maps, quests, strategic but action-filled battle scenarios, and at its time a strong and I think a more entertaining and challenging answer to nintendo's mostly action-based Legend of Zelda. The strategy in shining force isn't in grinding for ingredients or obtaining items from NPCs but in the chess game that is the battlefield. Perfect throwback RPG for the nostalgic gamer.

A new comer to my RPG hall of fame!

I wasn't around when this game was popular, so I never understood the fun to play a pixelated 2D classic RPG until Sega brought this game to ios. It is a gem among the vast remakes. I think for both game play and price, it can teach final fantasy franchise a good lesson. The graphic is very detailed in its pixelated way. I can even see the trees occupying a corner of the window. And the tactical gameplay is drowning. The best part is the integration with ios is so seamless that I can just leave the game and pick it up anytime I want. It always saves automatically.

Shining Force
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Dec 01, 2012
  • Version: 2.0.0
  • Size: 7.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Seller: Sega America
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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