(Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Super Star Soldier (Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Game Profile

Super Star Soldier is a classic vertical-scrolling shooting game. In addition to the Normal Game mode, there are 2-minute and 5-minute Time Attack modes and a mode where high-scores can be checked. Normal Game is made up of 8 different stages, and in each stage (except Stage 7), a boss awaits you at the end.

The special attack squad, lead by the Mother Brain, has launched an all out invasion on Earth. Take your small-scale fighter, the Neo Caesar, with its arsenal of 4 regular weapons and 2 special weapons, and send them back where they belong!

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Darren Calvert

Super Star Soldier is a classic vertical-scrolling shooting game.

The TurboGrafx-16 has more than its fair share of excellent shoot-em-ups. Super Star Soldier is a follow-up to Hudson’s NES classic Star Soldier. It was one of the earlier games on the TurboGrafx and spawned two quality sequels including the rather...

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User Comments (17)

__Jeremy

#1

Jeremy said:

It's a good game, but I wouldn't suggest it - Soldier Blade and both R-Types are far superior. This game just feels empty compared to those.

Jazzem

#2

Jazzem said:

I wouldn't say empty, just a little unfair in the lack of checkpoints. The way you have to earn the power up to not be sent back is a bit strange too.

Very good game though, I was so happy when I managed to complete it! Soldier Blade is the better game, but this is still worth a look =)

deggs

#3

deggs said:

I had th original Star Soldier for the NES as a kid. Never played this one though until it was put out on wii VC... Honestly, it reminds of of the original in many ways but the graphics are way better and the game as a whole is much more fun (than the NES "Star Soldier"). For anyone who remembers the original fondly, I recommend this one. There are worse shooters out there nowadays.

link64

#4

link64 said:

I actually think this is better than soldier blade its just very unfair both the music, weapon system(although the lack of bombs is annoying) and level design seem better.

link64

#5

link64 said:

I would like to give this a higher score but the lack of check points and often confusing weapon system mean I have to give it a lower score.

StarSoldier1

#6

StarSoldier1 said:

I thought it was better then Soldier Blade too. The weapons are more diverse, the music is some of the best on the Turbografx, and there is more variety in the stages.

lockelocke

#7

lockelocke said:

I'm there with you guys. To me, this game is just as good as Blade, if not better. Better weapon system, I feel like Soldier Blade's weapons are a bit over simplified.

Rawk_Hawk

#8

Rawk_Hawk said:

Actually I have to agree, this game is very good. I am really surprised how good the game looks for an early TG-16 game. Don't be fooled by the weird box art this game is top notch!

CorbsAdmin

#9

Corbs said:

This game will test your shooter skills and then some. I still think Soldier Blade is the better game, but if you like your shooter difficult, this is your game. :)

Iggy

#12

Iggy said:

I find the 1st stage to be easy but the second stage is quite the challenge. The farthest ive reached so far would be level 5 boss so hopefully ill beat this soon.

badsmoothie

#13

badsmoothie said:

I'm with those who see this as the best of the series. The gameplay is top notch and the fun factor is high.

Syr

#15

Syr said:

Has anyone been able to get the old cheat to work in this version?

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