Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch Drops Onto iPhone This Week

By Ishaan . September 19, 2012 . 1:20pm


Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch is headed to the iPhone. Game Arts and developer, SoMoGa, have announced that the game is slated for release this week on the iTunes App store.


Originally released on the MegaCD in 1992 under the title Lunar: The Silver Star, the game is about a boy named Alex, who hopes to follow in the footsteps of Dragonmaster Dyne. The game had music composed by the now famous Noriyuki Iwadare, known for his work on the Ace Attorney series of games.


You can access the game’s English website here.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    I played Lunar a while ago on the PSP version but I didn’t know the music was composed by Noriyuki Iwadare. No wonder it was so good.

  • will it be ported from the original release?  Or another?

    • VenerableSage

      It says on the website that it’s based on Silver Star Story Complete (PS1).

    • cj_iwakura

      They’ve never, ever ported the original, sadly.

  • Its sort of a shame that on every subsequent remake they made the world map simpler and the game overall easier.

    I do like the character sprites they used for the PSP version though.

  • Göran Isacson

    Okay, so as someone vaguely interested in this title and who knows there are a TON of different versions out there- which version is this going to be, and what is its standing in the eyes of the fans? Or is that information not yet available?

    • cj_iwakura

      This is likely based on the PS1 version, which rates a big ‘meh’ from someone who played the Sega CD version, which is still the definitive version.

      • Göran Isacson

        Gotcha. Any particular that one is the superior version? I don’t really know what changes between them, do they add extra story events or change gameplay mechanics, or is it just a question of different graphics and music?

        • cj_iwakura

           I’m in the minority here, but to name a few:

          -Lunar SCD has larger world maps and dungeons. MUCH harder game. (Might be a negative for some, but some of the areas were neutered bigtime in the remake.)
          -Different final boss, also much harder.
          -Better music(subjective). Unlike Lunar EB, most of the SCD Lunar TSS music was never remixed. Also, PCM audio!
          -Luna stays behind. (Someone who’s played SSSC knows what I mean by this.)

          Overall it’s a much more fulfulling experience on the Sega CD.

          • ShinGundam

             The question is where i can find a CD add-on thing now? I want JP version.

          • cj_iwakura

             You’re on your own there, but if you’re gonna buy a Sega CD, Lunar’s a great reason(if not the best reason).

          • Shane Guidaboni

            I don’t think it’s subjective. The original ST was so much better than the one on SSSC.

          • Just Tim

            CJ, so essentially, any other version/port is #easyMODO, correct?

          • cj_iwakura


      • I have played each and every Lunar SS version, and I still think the PSX version is the best one. Much more playable game than the Sega CD version. Lunar 2 on the Sega CD was a huge leap on the playability, and the PSX version of Lunar SS retained all that gameplays improvements.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      I personally like the PSP version the best but I’m the minority in that opinion. general consensus is that the PS1 version is the definitive version.

      • Göran Isacson

        So I see. Did the PSP version have some specific change, or was it just the PS1 version but for a portable format with changed graphics?

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          The PSP version has a really nice intro scene thats specific to that version, beautiful 2D sprites, a great remastered soundtrack, and better voice acting. The only downside I can find is that going from area to area makes the music halt for maybe 2 seconds. Otherwise, I don’t see much reason to play the other versions over this other than to have the “authentic experience”.

  • It’s a great game, but really, how many times can they re-release it?

  • Why will this be the FIFTH version of Lunar SS (Sega CD, PSX/Saturn, GBA, PSP and now Iphone), while we only have two versions of Lunar 2 (Sega CD, Saturn/PSX)? Why do they port the first game over and over, but never the second, which in my opinion is far superior? If we can’t get Lunar 3, a remake of Lunar 2 would be very welcome.

  • Happy Gamer

    Holy crap this is one of my fav rpgs of all time. I remember I got a sega CD and m first game was Eternal Blue. I “retro-played” silver star but loved it!
    Is this the PSX/Saturn remake??? 
    So getting this on day one. 

  • Awesome! Totally getting this, since I never had the chance to play this one before.

  • Derek E Nay

     God I love this game. Sega cd version. Played it when I was vary young several times, so young that the last boss scared the hell out of me. I even remember the day I got to the last boss, freaked me out so much I had to put the game down and talk to people.

     Hated the Playstation version. Not that it was bad, it was because the Sega CD version has always had a special place in my heart. Too much nostalgia can be a bad thing :P

     I still have the CD as well.

     I wonder if this is a port, or a remake. Let’s just hope they build it off the playstation version and not the GBA/PSP versions.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Is this the Sega CD version? I’ll definitely get this if it is. I love the original. 

  • Nyandroid

    Good for you Lunar! :D Though I have to say, it would be nice if Lunar: Eternal Blue got some attention. Really don’t know why it never does. And its the first one I played of the series too. XD

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