Lunar Silver Star Story Touch
By SoMoGa, Inc.
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Long ago, a great Dragonmaster named Dyne, with the aid of his faithful companions, defended the goddess Althena from a terrible evil. Time has passed, and those great adventurers have become the stuff of legend, but the world of Lunar is now threatened by a shadowy figure known as the Magic Emperor. In a humble village, far removed from the turmoil, lives a young man named Alex. Idolizing the legendary Dyne, Alex dreams of one day becoming a renowned Dragonmaster and matching the achievements of his lifelong hero. Encouraged by his childhood friend Ramus, Alex sets out with his companion Nall and his adopted sister Luna on a seemingly trivial quest, unaware that it would prove to be the first step in an epic adventure whose outcome will determine the fate of the entire world.
Following the critically-acclaimed iOS port of the Japanese roleplaying game Vay, SoMoGa has returned to bring you Lunar: Silver Star Story, now with numerous enhancements for iOS! A traditional, turn-based Japanese RPG, this port offers:
- Nearly a full hour of animated cut scenes
- Remastered soundtrack with high quality music and voice tracks
- A completely updated interface designed specifically for iOS
devices, including an onscreen joypad
- GameCenter integration
- NEW! Retina artwork and widescreen gameplay
- NEW! GameController support
- And much more!
What's New in Version 2.0.1
Based on the email feedback we've received, we've addressed the following common issues:
FIX: Mia's Blizzard spell may flash the screen blue briefly beforehand.
FIX: Xenobia's "Chaos Wave" in Widescreen.
NEW: Added option to disable auto dimming of the screen while in-game. (Defaults to dimming disabled.)
FIX: Occasional lingering subtitles.
As always, we welcome your feedback! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Original PSOne game, Lunar Harmony and Japanese voices.
The touch screen controls are funky, but you eventually get used to them. This is an amazing game; however, it lost its magic with this version. I primarily purchased this because I am a huge WORKING DESIGNS fan and noticed the original PSOne graphics for this game. I was quickly disappointed however as all the cutscenes were replaced with the Silver Star Harmony voice actors, who are, no offense, quite awful and take away a huge chunk of what made this game one of my favorites back in the day. This version is definitely playable though and if you missed out on the original "The Silver Star" or "Silver Star Story Complete" then you shouldn't pass this up. In this version you will hate Nall, in the originals you love him ;) In good news you can go into the settings and at least activate Japanese audio with subtitles. That's how I'd recommend this one.
A lazy port of an incredible game
If I could rate Lunar itself, it'd get 5/5. If I could rate it as a port, it'd get 1/5.
As for the game, hey, it's great, one of the best PS games.
As for the port, it has a nice new save/load screen, and the ability to tap on somewhere to go there or interact with something is nice, but it ends there. As several others have said, it CRASHES ALL THE TIME, making the game nearly unplayable. When I'm fighting a boss, I'm more worried about the game crashing afterward than the actual battle. You can slide your thumb to move, but it's somehow... bad. The FF ports do a much better job. There are at least 3 different versions of voice acting (2 English and 1 Japanese that I know of), and you are stuck with one, and not the best in my opinion. Oh, and sometimes you get locked out of your inventory, making it impossible to save, and the couple times this happened the only solution was to exit the game.
I get the feeling they did no playtesting. I can't believe how buggy it is, and I'm on an iPad2 with the latest iOS and version of Lunar. They could've done a much, much better job with this port.
I suggest not buying this until the bugs are fixed. It'll cause more frustration than you'll get enjoyment.
Funny how this game's story holds up over a decade, while Kemco over 30+ ios/mobile releases still struggles with the fine points of story and character development. Though the dialogue and character attitudes are 90s style anime, growing up with it through my childhood it feels pleasantly nostalgic. Honestly I was a bit frustrated at to the battle system because there was not enough explanation and esp coming from being a Final Fantasy background it took awhile to get used to. But I'm glad I stuck it through the first hour and was addicted since then.
- excellent timeless story
- great character development and overall cast of supporting characters
- awesome soundtracks
- full retina 5 dimensions
- great graphics for retro-style
- landscape joystick is garbage which really makes a diff for this type of rpg
- portrait controls better but the Dpad is so close to the a/b buttons you sometimes end up pressing both
- cut scenes' feel outdated
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 15, 2014
- Version: 2.0.1
- Size: 623 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: SoMoGa, Inc.
- © 1992 GAME ARTS / Toshiyuki Kubooka / Kei Shigema 1996 Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. / GAME ARTS / JAM 2011 GAME ARTS / SoMoGa Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.