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Shining Force Series

Excerpt from Genesis Game Guide by The Scribe

NAME:             Shining Force series (2 titles)
AUTHOR/VENDOR:    Sonic/Climax/Sega
RELEASED:         various
TYPE:             RPG
LANGUAGE:         English and Japanese

PREMISE:          The Continent of Rune has slumbered in peace for 50
                  generations.  A horde of invaders swarm across the
                  border, while a dragon that has slept for centuries stirs
                  in its tomb. Only the King's youngest swordsman and his
                  war party can defy the Dark Dragon's evil power and crush
                  the mighty army! (box promo for first game)

IMPRESSIONS:      Aaahhhh, Shining Force...I must have played this game all
                  the way through at least ten times.  This is where RPGs
                  like Vandal Hearts and Final Fantasy Tactics got their
                  ideas....[and] just when you though the first one
                  couldn't be topped, the second one comes along.  More
                  enemies, more allies, more weapons....[Shining Force 2]
                  is my favorite Genesis RPG of all time. (Chochobo's RPG
                  Ranch)

VARIATIONS:       Shining Force - The Legacy of Great Intention (1993)
                  Shining Force 2 - Return of the King (1994, an entirely
                    new story in which the Shining Force team reunites to
                    deal with a revived King Zeon, the Evil of All Ages)

                  There were also some Game Gear titles released as part
                  of the series in Japan, and a special edition produced
                  exclusively for the Mega CD - see appropriate entry for
                  more info.

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About PAR code(Pro Action Replay) (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 19 @ 21:19:04 EDT

What is the PAR code?. and What can I do with it?
and What is the deffrence Between Genie code and
PAR?

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Great games! (Score: 1)
by Hiryu on Tuesday, June 26 @ 19:51:51 EDT
(User Info) http://www.romfinders.net

Shining Force is the sequel to Shining in the Darkness, but instead of dungeon crawling, you must amass an army of people to fight evil. This is the game that started me out on strategy/rpg, it's one of the best with a great storyline, good graphics, and lots of cool characters. The fighting occurs on a grid field, but it lots of fun and challenging. Don't fprget the music, which is great stuff. I give it a 9

Shining Force 2 is the sequel to Shining Force. It improves upon it by making more of an rpg. You can walk around towns and find treasure and also you get to walk on the Overworld Map! More character, and you get to upgrade your characters class once they are at level 20! The music is once again outstanding and fits the game well. The story is cool too. With a cheat code, you can even fight using the enemies against the heroes. Lots of replay value, and once you get to the end, your in for a funny surprise :) I give it a 9.5

Shining Force was also made into 2 games on the game gear, these games were a lot of fun and were actually released on SegaCD as Shining Force CD. And Shining Force 3 was released on saturn, though us americans never got to see episodes 2 or 3 :( Oh, and Shining in the Darkness did get an official sequel on Saturn called Shining the Holy Ark which a great sequel, although it's a very tough rpg.

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Re: Shining 2 Force Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Monday, June 02 @ 22:49:56 EDT

in the eleven village in the US version of the game i know how to get the mithril and the vigor ball and to enter the secret battle. But in the japanese version of the game the trees are set up different so i cant find the secret battle, the mithril or the vigor ball. if you know how to get these things in the japanese version please tell me. thanks for your time.

My emial is iwin024@yahoo.com

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Re: Shining Force 1 (Score: 1)
by Genesis on Monday, April 05 @ 21:07:46 EDT
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I just found game genie codes for Shining Force 1. Here are the codes:

CKNT-F0A8
When you use the Medical Herb, EVERYONE in your party
will have their HP restored!!

HBNT-F0BR
When you use the Healing Seed, EVERYONE in your party
will receive the Turbo Pepper!!

HFNT-F0B8
When you use the Antidote, EVERYONE in your party will
receive the Bread of Life!!

7B4T-F526
Get 65,000 coins for defeating Goblins in battle.

7B4T-F55N
Get 65,000 coins for defeating Dark Dwarfs in
battle.

7B5A-F566
Get 65,000 coins for defeating Giant Bats in battle.

7B5T-F56N
Get 65,000 coins for defeating Pegasus Knights in battle.

7B6A-F526
Get 65,000 coins for defeating Torch Eyes in battle.


3PJT-EBXW
Max (main character) starts a new game with Egress 1,
Heal 1, Heal 2, Heal 3, Heal 4, Bolt 1, Bolt 2, Bolt 3,
and Bolt 4 magic spells!!

3KJT-EDXW
Max (main character) starts a new game with Egress 1,
Aura 1, Aura 2, Aura 3, Aura 4, Freeze 1, Freeze 2,
Freeze 3, and Freeze 4 magic spells!!

2BJT-EXXW
Max (main character) starts a new game with Egress 1,
Blaze 1, Blaze 2, Blaze 3, Blaze 4, Heal 1, Heal 2,
Heal 3, and Heal 4 magic spells!!

93NT-F93E
Money code. This code lets you get lots of money very
quickly. Here's how: Go into any shop that sells
"Medical Herb", and with the code turned OFF, buy a
Medical Herb for $10. Next, turn the code ON and sell
the Medical Herb back for $49,150!

E7WA-ERS0
When you use the BLAZE 1 spell, it will cast a BLAZE 4
spell instead! (but it still only costs 2 MP.)

FPWA-E0S0
When you use the BLAZE 1 spell, it will cast a FREEZE 4
spell instead! (but it still only costs 2 MP.)

F7WA-E8S0
When you use the BLAZE 1 spell, it will cast a BOLT 4
spell instead! (but it still only costs 2 MP.)

C7WA-FRH0
When you use the BLAZE 1 spell, it will cast a HEAL 4
spell instead! (but it still only costs 2 MP.)

DPWA-F0H0
When you use the BLAZE 1 spell, it will cast a AURA 4
spell instead! (but it still only costs 2 MP.)

When using the 9 codes above, if you pick one code and
stick with it, you should have no problems. If you
start switching back and forth between codes while
playing, the codes may not work right. If you do switch
codes while playing and the code doesn't work right, try
this: turn off all of the Game Genie codes, save your
game, reload your saved game, then turn on the new
code you want to use. (emulators only.) Remember, this
only applies to the 9 codes below.

C7WA-FRDG
When you use the HEAL 1 spell, it will cast a HEAL 4
spell instead! (but it still only costs 3 MP.)

Well thats all the Shining Force 1 codes!

Note: Rememer the Game Genie codes for this game do work (probably not on a real game genie for a real sega genesis they probably only work on a emulator) if your using Gens 2.11 (an emulator) type in the following codes when the sega logo apears or any where else in the game (note at the sega logo pause then in the right hand corner click on file and click on game genie if you type in the codes if the game isn't on the codes WILL BE DELETED AND YOU HAVE TO TYPE THEM IN AT THE SEGA LOGO I DONE IT BEFORE SO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T DO IT)!



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Re: Shining Force 2 (Score: 1)
by Genesis on Friday, February 27 @ 18:21:32 EST
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I found Game Genie codes for this game and they do work (probably not on a real game genie for a real sega genesis they probably only work on a emulator) if your using Gens 2.11 (an emulator) type in the following codes when the sega logo apears or any where else in the game (note at the sega logo pause then in the right hand corner click on file and click on game genie if you type in the codes if the game isn't on the codes WILL BE DELETED AND YOU HAVE TO TYPE THEM IN AT THE SEGA LOGO I DONE IT BEFORE SO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T DO IT) ok now for the codes:

1.973T-D926
Sell the Wooden Swor for $49,515

2.EV1A-CAPR
When you use the Medical Herb you will go up one level

3.2F1A-CTP8
When you use the Healing Seed it will restore everyones HP

4.FK1A-CTR8
When you use the Antidote it will restore everyones MP

5.971A-D97N
Sell the Medical Herb for $49,151

Thats all the Game Genie codes for Shining Force 2!

Note:you can only use codes 2-4 in BATTLE and say if used the Medical Herb it will not restore HP IT WILL ONLY MAKE THE CHARACTER YOU USE IT TO GO UP ONE LEVEL.

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Re: Shining Force 2 (Score: 1)
by Genesis on Friday, February 27 @ 18:26:37 EST
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I found Game Genie codes for this game and they do work (probably not on a real game genie for a real sega genesis they probably only work on a emulator) if your using Gens 2.11 (an emulator) type in the following codes when the sega logo apears or any where else in the game (note at the sega logo pause then in the right hand corner click on file and click on game genie if you type in the codes if the game isn't on the codes WILL BE DELETED AND YOU HAVE TO TYPE THEM IN AT THE SEGA LOGO I DONE IT BEFORE SO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T DO IT) ok now for the codes:

1.973T-D926
Sell the Wooden Sword for $49,515

2.EV1A-CAPR
When you use the Medical Herb you will go up one level

3.2F1A-CTP8
When you use the Healing Seed it will restore everyones HP

4.FK1A-CTR8
When you use the Antidote it will restore everyones MP

5.971A-D97N
Sell the Medical Herb for $49,151

Thats all the Game Genie codes for Shining Force 2!

Note:you can only use codes 2-4 in BATTLE and say if used the Medical Herb it will not restore HP IT WILL ONLY MAKE THE CHARACTER YOU USE IT TO GO UP ONE LEVEL.(PS:the codes do work on the emulator Gens 2.11 because I tried them and they work great) send me a message if you have problems using the codes or if you want to know where to get the them my e-mail address is elag58367@yahoo.com.

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Re: Shining Force 2 (Score: 1)
by Genesis on Monday, May 17 @ 20:54:33 EDT
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I made these codes for Shining Force 2 but unfortunally they're Pro Action Replay codes:

15 Bowie Starts A New Game With The Levanter And The Wooden Sword FFE821:4513
16 Sarah Starts A New Game With The Giant Knuckles And The Wooden Staff FFE859:1F13
17 Chester Starts A New Game With The Mist Javelin And The Wooden Stick FFE891:5213
18 Jaha Starts A New Game With The Rune Axe And The Short Axe FFE8C9:2B13
19 Kazin Starts A New Game With The Mystery Staff And The Wooden Staff FFE901:6413
20 Slade Starts A New Game With The Gisarme And The Short Knife FFE939:6D13
21 Kiwi Starts A New Game With The Pegasus Wing FFE971:7613
22 Peter Starts A New Game With The Pegasus Wing FFE9A9:7613
23 May Starts A New Game With The Grand Cannon And The Wooden Arrow FFE9E1:3613
24 Gerhalt Starts A New Game With The Vigor Ball FFEA19:7A13
25 Luke Starts A New Game With The Counter Sword And The Middle Sword FFEA51:4413
26 Rhode Starts A New Game With The Grand Cannon And The Assault Shell FFEA89:3613
27 Rick Starts A New Game With The Mist Javelin And The Power Spear FFEAC1:5213
28 Elric Starts A New Game With The Grand Cannon And The Steel Arrow FFEAF9:3613
29 Eric Starts A New Game With The Mist Javelin And The Steel Lance FFEB31:5213
30 Karna Starts A New Game With The Giant Knuckles And The Power Stick FFEB69:1F13
31 Randolf Starts A New Game With The Rune Axe And The Power Axe FFEBA1:2B13
32 Tyrin Starts A New Game With The Mystery Staff And The Power Stick FFEBD9:6413
33 Janet Starts A New Game With The Grand Cannon And The Steel Lance FFEC11:3613
34 Higins Starts A New Game With The Mist Javelin And The Javelin FFEC49:5213
35 Skreech Starts A New Game With The Counter Sword And The Great Sword FFEC81:4413
36 Taya Starts A New Game With The Mystery Staff And The Indra Staff FFECB9:6413
37 Frayja Starts A New Game With The Mystery Staff And The Indra Staff FFECF1:6413
38 Jaro Starts A New Game With The Mist Javelin And The Javelin FFED29:5213
39 Gyan Starts A New Game With The Rune Axe And The Great Axe FFED61:2B13
40 Sheela Starts A New Game With The Giant Knuckles And The Brass Knuckles FFED99:1F13
41 Zynk Starts A New Game With The Running Ring FFEDD1:1613
42 Chaz Starts A New Game With The Mystery Staff And The Mage Staff FFEE09:6413
43 Lemon Starts A New Game With The Rune Axe And The Dark Sword FFEE41:2B13
44 Claude Starts A New Game With The Running Ring FFEE79:1613

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Re: Shining Force 2 (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Thursday, April 01 @ 13:29:10 EST

One of the cheats ahead is wrong: it's the cheat to name all characters. You don't need to complete the game or enable the configuration mode, just name the leader, go to "end", hold Start and press any button. And you don't need either to repeat the process with the other character; just name the him/her and select "end".

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Sunday, June 17 @ 12:00:24 EDT

I think this is the best Series for the Genesis. I really appreciate this game and I suggest you play this very good game.

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 1)
by demonsweat777 on Saturday, June 30 @ 08:42:29 EDT
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This is my second fave Genesis RPG series (Phantasy Star being #1). The battles Are hella fun. It's strategy, but not as excessive on the details as most other strategy games. I like the graphic style. Nice and colorful, kinda cartoony but well done. I must have played through Shining Force 1 about ten times.

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 1)
by Kimbal on Sunday, July 01 @ 21:24:17 EDT
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These game not like other kind of similar strategy games, in each turn, the movement of all character would be arranged by their status, so strategy as group may not help so much, so you need to maximize all your character strength, to not let's it to away from battle.

also these game not like other kind of similar genesis strategy games, it allow you to travel around the map(when there are no battle), this make you have a feel to playing a game, not story telling(like warsong), you can also find some secret weapon yourself with this feature.

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 1)
by DarkWolf on Tuesday, July 24 @ 16:45:34 EDT
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Besides the Langrisser engine, Shining Force has to be my favorite battle system. While all the fights have fixed enemies, they're challenging at times. The story line was good, the graphics were good for its day, and the music was pretty damn good also. Shining Force 2 was even better, a bit easier than the original I thought.

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 1)
by smokeDogg on Friday, January 18 @ 06:07:19 EST
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These games demonstrate that often, simple mechanics yeild the best results.

Take a big cast of characters (even more in the sequel!), a handful of stats, heaps of items, lots of enemies and drop them into possibly the best battle system on any console yet! (BIG call, I know)

The graphics are simplistic, but charming. Battle sequences excel through great character design for both the heroes and enemies.
The soundtrack alternates between stirring battle anthems and haunting melodies, although sound effects are a little thin on the ground.

The sequel adds a greater emphasis on exploration which only adds to the satisfaction of the game. And is Odd-Eye not one of the coolest character's on the Genesis!

Snap 'em up as soon as you can.. also watch out for SF CD, which is brill!

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 26 @ 21:37:46 EST

One of my favourites.
If this is still such a popular game (and other sega games as well) to play on our home computers, you would think someone or a company would actually produce these games on CD-ROM. I would definitely buy it, if it went on shelf. I have Sonic on CD, why not the Shining Force series!!!

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 1)
by scool1000 on Monday, April 22 @ 17:08:15 EDT
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unlike some RPG's this one is great. The tactics spells and manuevers are great when you put them together.

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 1)
by SamuraiJohn on Thursday, April 25 @ 11:53:48 EDT
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A fairly decent RPG.. i like phanasty star a lot better.. but thats just me!

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 1)
by sonic666 on Thursday, June 27 @ 13:20:35 EDT
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this is the fiirst rpg,and still the best,ive ever played
this is awesome.

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 1)
by Genesisblackbelt on Friday, July 12 @ 23:21:01 EDT
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I just got this for 30 bucks at Funcoland. Sounds good. I should have a great time with it.

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 1)
by Genesisblackbelt on Sunday, July 14 @ 12:27:48 EDT
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this is the first RPG i've played with the battlegrid. I guess it'll take getting use to.

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 03 @ 10:25:33 EST

I think this is one of the most interesting games on Sega Genesis. I'm glad i had the privilige to play this outstanding game. I would love to known how to own this game once more. See you later

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Friday, December 20 @ 22:19:23 EST

This is a extreamly hard game that gives me a tuffer game

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 1)
by V-E-R-N on Friday, January 23 @ 05:50:18 EST
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ABSOLULTY BRILLIANT GAME...I PICKED THIS UP FOR A MERE 5!!! THE GUY DID'NT KNOW HOW VALUABLE IT WAS. THE GAME CONSISTS OF LOVELY SET PIECES, CHARACTERS AND CHALLENGES. THE STORY IS AS ENGAGING AS THE COMBAT AND IS PERFECTLY PLAYABLE NOWADAYS MULTIPLE TIMES AS WELL. FLAWLESS SEGA GOODNESS.

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Friday, March 26 @ 17:59:10 EST

I discovered cheats! I'll show them:

Unlock the configuration mode: When the Sega logo appears, quickly press Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, B. Music will confirm correct code entry. Hold Start while choosing to begin a new game or continue and character selection. A configuration menu with turbo speed, auto battle, enemy control, and game completion options will be displayed.

Expert mode: Enable the "Configuration mode" code and complete the game. Reset the Genesis and start a new game. Additional difficulty options will be selectable.

Name all characters: Enable the "Configuration mode" code and complete the game.Reset the Genesis and start a new game. Name your character, highlight the "Exit" option on the character name screen, and press A + Start.
Another character will be displayed and can be named. Repeat this process to name all the characters.

Sound test: Enable the "Configuration mode" code and complete the game. Reset the Genesis and start a new game. Highlight a saved game file and quickly hold Start + Up + C.

Final Boss Battle: Complete the game and wait approximately five minutes when the phrase "The End" is displayed. The phrase "and more...?" will appear. Press A, B, or C to enter a final battle with all the Bosses.

That's all. I hope you guys like it. Better: I'm sure! Hee, hee, hee... I'm cool...

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Friday, March 26 @ 18:01:06 EST

I forgot to say! The cheats ahead are for Shining Force 2! I'm sorry! (Damn it, I'm not cool as I thought...)

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Re: Shining Force Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 24 @ 12:29:59 EST

this game is like so cool!I mean its like kill a monster here and boom you win!

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roms (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Thursday, June 24 @ 11:03:39 EDT

where can i find roms for this game? i have Gens 2.11

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