Super Derek reviews one of Working Design’s greatest titles, Lunar 1: Silver Star Story Complete!
Early on in my life, I was spoiled by the RPG greats, like Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, and Secret of Mana. And
once I got the taste for them, I was hooked, and began looking for more. Playing through retro games is sort of
like a journey in and of itself. you never really know what you’re going to get when you pop in a cartridge or
a CD for the first time. In that journey, you come across a lot of mediocre games, and even some really bad
games. But what’s even more rare is when you come across a game that makes the entire journey worth it. And
this is one of those games.
Welcome back to The Game Collection. I am SuperDerek, and this is Lunar: The Silver Star Story Complete!
Lunar is an RPG that was originally released on the Sega CD. it was developed by Game Arts, and localized and
published by the late Working Designs. Since it’s original release the game has been ported and remade from the
ground up a few times. Silver Star Story Complete was originally released on the Sega Saturn, and then ported
to the PlayStation.
To paraphrase the words of Kei Shigema, while each release of the game tells the same story, the PlayStation is
perhaps the best story-teller of them all.”
In Lunar, you play as a young man named Alex, a musician and swordsman who dreams of becoming the next Dragon
Master. With your friends, you set off on a short journey that quickly snowballs into an adventure of epic
proportions. I want to tell you more — I really do. But more than that, I want to not spoil the adventure for
you, because GameArts primary objective with this game was to tell a story. And to their credit, the story of
Lunar may in fact be the best love story ever told through the medium of video games.