The land of Rune, in the kingdom of Guardiana, has been at peace for centuries, until the hordes of Runefaust attack. Now, the evil forces of Runefaust are spotted near the Gate of the Ancients. As a young swordsman of Guardiana, find out what Runefaust is after, stop their ambition, and bring back peace to the land of Rune.
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Release Date: Jan 26, 2011

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About This Game

The land of Rune, in the kingdom of Guardiana, has been at peace for centuries, until the hordes of Runefaust attack.
Now, the evil forces of Runefaust are spotted near the Gate of the Ancients. As a young swordsman of Guardiana, find out what Runefaust is after, stop their ambition, and bring back peace to the land of Rune. The fate of the world depends on the Shining Force™ and you.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP or higher
    • Graphics: 32MB or greater graphics card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space
    System specs for classic launcher.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP or higher
    • Graphics/CPU: NVidia GeForce GTX 280 or ATI Radeon HD 6630 or equivalent DirectX® 9c or higher 1GB VRam / Intel i3-2100 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or equivalent dual core CPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9c or greater
    • Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space
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Positive (11 reviews)
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live
Posted: July 14, 2013
This was one of my first dramatic rpgs on the sega cd, loved the music, couldn't beat it until I cheated with an emulator years later though.
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Sexy Magic
Posted: March 19, 2013
Omg guys, my childhood right here, you need this game, best classic rpg EVAR
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Liquidsnakehpks-joa
Posted: July 14, 2012
One of the good rpgs on genesis , good story and great gameplay
The King of Turn based Rpg games, Was great then still is good now.
The Game difficulty will depends on the characters you choose and tactics used.

Ps:- There is a chain hidden behind the waterfall , pull it to end the chapter, many people get stuck there hehe, you will Know when .

The sequel Improves a lot on the original but gets complex and extremely long ,This is Starting game one should play , if getting into Turn based Rpg's
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Nomine
Posted: July 14, 2012
Great RPG, I would recommend this to anyone who has enjoyed playing RPGs like Fire Emblem, Breath of Fire, Final Fantasy and Golden Sun on GBA.
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Charon
Posted: March 18, 2012
Good solid title in the old skool style, only really let down by the poor inventory management system.
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SLIME TIME LIVE
Posted: December 19, 2011
This has been my favorite game since I was 7 It's a turn base strategy game where you and your enemmy have a selected ammount of troops. In battle they level up. Theres a pretty decent story to it and the graphics are classic. Over all lets just say Ive played it like twenty times and its remake for the game boy advance about ten times.
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Tribeman
Posted: November 10, 2011
YES THIS GAME IS AMAZING. I've beaten it like 3 times, it is just so much fun! For an old school game they really really did an amazing job on this one. The story was just amazing.
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DjCrimsonFox
Posted: April 7, 2011
Classic Genesis RPG, worth the 3 bucks on its own easily. But also consider the classic pack 4, there is a lot of games of value in that little pack as well. Either way, pick up this game if you like strategy rpgs. If you have played Final Fantasy Tactics, this is kind of along the roots of where that developed from.
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100 of 106 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 14, 2012
One of the good rpgs on genesis , good story and great gameplay
The King of Turn based Rpg games, Was great then still is good now.
The Game difficulty will depends on the characters you choose and tactics used.

Ps:- There is a chain hidden behind the waterfall , pull it to end the chapter, many people get stuck there hehe, you will Know when .

The sequel Improves a lot on the original but gets complex and extremely long ,This is Starting game one should play , if getting into Turn based Rpg's
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82 of 93 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 19, 2013
Omg guys, my childhood right here, you need this game, best classic rpg EVAR
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53 of 57 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 10, 2011
YES THIS GAME IS AMAZING. I've beaten it like 3 times, it is just so much fun! For an old school game they really really did an amazing job on this one. The story was just amazing.
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49 of 57 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 14, 2012
Great RPG, I would recommend this to anyone who has enjoyed playing RPGs like Fire Emblem, Breath of Fire, Final Fantasy and Golden Sun on GBA.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 19, 2011
This has been my favorite game since I was 7 It's a turn base strategy game where you and your enemmy have a selected ammount of troops. In battle they level up. Theres a pretty decent story to it and the graphics are classic. Over all lets just say Ive played it like twenty times and its remake for the game boy advance about ten times.
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 18, 2012
Good solid title in the old skool style, only really let down by the poor inventory management system.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 14, 2013
This was one of my first dramatic rpgs on the sega cd, loved the music, couldn't beat it until I cheated with an emulator years later though.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 7, 2011
Classic Genesis RPG, worth the 3 bucks on its own easily. But also consider the classic pack 4, there is a lot of games of value in that little pack as well. Either way, pick up this game if you like strategy rpgs. If you have played Final Fantasy Tactics, this is kind of along the roots of where that developed from.
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