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  • Summary: Lead your warriors against the Runefaust evil forces to protect your country and the Shining Force in this classic RPG tale

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    In this classic RPG tale, legendary warriors of the light valiantly drove Dark Dragon and his hostile army into another
    dimension. However, after centuries of peace, the evil has returned. As a young swordsman, lead your band of warriors against the dark forces of Runefaust and bring peace back to the land of Rune. The fate of the world depends on you!
    FEATURES
    - Select from 29 unique characters to form your team of 11.
    - Explore eight intriguing chapters and fight in 30 turn-based strategy battles.
    - Defeat 43 monsters and 10 fearsome bosses.
    - Find or buy 34 weapons, equip seven magical rings, collect items and cast 32 magical spells.
    - Unlock two secret costumes for the MAGE characters Tao and Anri.
    - Play either the US or Japanese version of the game by switching your device’s language
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Feb 14, 2011
    90
    As I said in last week's roundup, this is one of my favorite games ever, and I hope that more people -- perhaps some from the younger generation of iPhone owners -- will discover one of Sega's best now that it's available on such a popular and accessible format.
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    85
    It's not like Sega did a lot of work to put this out on the iPhone, but that doesn't change the fact that Shining Force was a fantastic game. It still is, and for only $2.99, it's a no-brainer.
  3. Feb 14, 2011
    80
    Shining Force is an underappreciated classic, and while its age sometimes shows, it is a good port by Sega to iOS, and a great representation of a strategy RPG worth checking out to this day, at a fair price.
  4. Feb 14, 2011
    80
    The throwback gameplay and easy-to-learn mechanics make for a smooth, enjoyable experience during the 15 or so hours you'll get out of this game.
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