Debuting in 1992 in Japan and 1993 in the United States, Lunar: The Silver Star pioneered many of the techniques of modern role playing games. Published by Game Arts, Lunar was an instant classic and went on to become one of the MegaCD platform's best selling games.
Written by Japanese novelist Kei Shigema, Lunar: The Silver Star tells the story of Alex, a young boy from the remote mountain village of Burg who dreams of following in the footsteps of the late Dragonmaster Dyne. Together with step sister Luna, his friend Ramus, and the strangely cat-like Nall, they set out for an adventure, but become enveloped in a battle for their very world itself.
In addition to its story, Lunar: The Silver Star was also particularly known for its characters and beautiful cutscenes, the creation of Japanese artist Toshiyuki Kubooka, its soundtrack, the creation of Japanese composer Noriyuki Iwadare, and its innovations in battle.
In 1999, an updated version entitled Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete was released, with remastered graphics and cutscenes from Japan's Studio Gonzo. This remake, on which Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch is based, went on to win considerable critical acclaim.
But the world of Lunar is vast, with many stories to be told.
|Lunar: Eternal Blue||Mega CD / Sega CD||Dec 1994 (JP) / Sept 1995 (US)|
|Lunar: Walking School||Game Gear||Jan 1996 (JP)|
|Lunar: Magic School||Saturn||Nov 1997 (JP)|
|Lunar 2: Eternal Blue||Saturn / PSX||Jul 1998 (JP) / Dec 2000 (US)|
|Lunar Legend||Game Boy Advance||Apr 2002 (JP) / Dec 2002 (US)|
|Lunar: Dragon Song||DS||Aug 2005 (JP) / Sept 2005 (US)|
|Lunar: Silver Star Harmony||PSP||Nov 2009 (JP) / Mar 2010 (US)|
Additionally, a novelization of the events of Lunar: Silver Star Story is available on the Amazon Kindle store.