Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date


  • US 1988
  • EU 1988

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 30th Jul 2007, 500 points
  • JP 3rd Jul 2007, 500 points

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 14th Nov 2012, ¥500

3DS eShop

  • EU 15th Aug 2013, £4.49
  • US 24th Oct 2013, $4.99
Controller Support


  • Review Star Soldier (3DS eShop / NES)

    I got soul, but I'm not the best Star Soldier

    We may as well stop playing games en masse right now, because we all suck. That may sound harsh, but this 3DS eShop release of Hudson Soft’s vertically scrolling NES shoot-em-‘up will either make or break you. Unfortunately, if you play Star Soldier on the smaller screen of an original 3DS, the tiny...

  • Review Star Soldier (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

    Not quite a super star

    We’ve already been blessed with the sublime Super Star Soldier and Soldier Blade but now it’s the turn of the game that started it all as the NES classic Star Soldier hits the Virtual Console. Released on the NES way back in 1986, Hudson’s shooter went down a storm in Japan but failed to replicate this success in the...

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About The Game

The standard for vertically scrolling shooters, Star Soldier is the original game that spawned all of the titles in the long-running Soldier series.

Go inside a floating space station inhabited by a giant computer known as Starbrain. Your mission: to stop Starbrain's galactic invasion by piloting Caesar, a new, compact space fighter through 16 deadly stages.

Collect power capsules to increase three different attributes of your ship: firepower, movement speed and defensive shields. Blast wave after wave of approaching enemies or use the innovative Trap Zone feature to fly beneath a land mass and avoid incoming fire. Conquer each stage to make your way to the final confrontation with Starbrain.