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Name   JP   Final Soldier / ファイナルソルジャー  
Release date   07/05/1991 (¥6500)
Developer   Hudson / ハドソン
Publisher   Hudson / ハドソン
Medium   HuCard
Genre   Shoot'em Up Vertical
Product number   HC91045
Release Type   Normal
Hudson Volume   40
CD Case
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Score: 8.5 / 10
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Added on 09/07/2013 20:42:18 by vicviper
Prefer this over Super Star Soldier, not a patch on the legendary Soldier Blade though. Well worth playing & completing.

Added on 08/15/2013 23:29:13 by Bardoly
I have to rate this awesome vertical shoot-'em-up as a '9 out of 10'.
I recently played through and beat this game, and really enjoyed it. I had only played the game for 2 minutes before, and I decided to really play it, so I sat down, picked my weapon options, and played through the first 4 levels without dying even once! I only died 1 time in level 5, but levels 6 and 7 were killers!
I REALLY enjoy the power-ups being tied to your 'hit points', in that you don't die from being hit, you just lose a level of your weapons power, and then if your weapons power has been reduced to the lowest level, then the next damage you take will kill you. Overall, this makes the game a little easier and fun, unlike some games where when you are fully powered up, your ship is awesome, but one hit, and you are back down to a wimpy pea-shooter. Also, for this game you may choose your types of weapons at the beginning of the game. (i.e. wide-spread but short-range flamethrower which constantly fires or slower-shooting more powerful fire shot with slow diagonal shots, or one other fire option. You get 3 different styles of lasers, 3 different styles of energy bubble shots, 3 different styles of fire shots, and your base vulcan, so you have 27 different weapons configurations with which to play through the game with! If this game were 2-player simultaneous, then it would definitely be a '10 out of 10'.

Added on 08/16/2011 02:42:52 by Gao
Not mindblowing or anything, but a damn fine shooter. The low difficulty early on makes it one of the most accessible shootem ups out there, but it still gets difficult enough to keep veterans entertained.

Added on 07/12/2011 05:44:04 by ELabit
This game is so much fun and it has a nice learning curve.

Added on 06/26/2011 06:05:08 by roflmao
This is one of those games that makes this system so awesome.

Added on 04/01/2009 07:06:28 by Keranu
I gave it a 10 just because it's probably my favorite Star Soldier game, otherwise I'd probably given it a 9. Really great game!

Added on 04/27/2008 16:36:02 by Nintega
Hudson's PC Engine shmups never dissapoint. This game is no exception. This is the only SS game were you can customize you weapons. I wish the future games like SB had that feature. 9/10

Added on 03/29/2008 06:41:57 by nat
3rd game in, and one of the best of the Gunhed/Soldier quadrilogy. You can pick your armament set before starting the game, the only game in the series that allows you to do this. Arguably the best soundtrack in the series, rivaled only by the 4th game "Soldier Blade." For some odd reason this was the only entry that didn't see a US release. This game was the first (only?) game in the series developed and published completely in-house by Hudson Soft. For vertical shooter fans this game is a no question must-own. I urge owners of this game to seek out the "Arcade Mode" code entered at the title screen to be able to enjoy this game in a arcade-like vertical aspect ratio. 9/10.

Added on 01/23/2008 17:55:23 by ravij
First game I got when a bought a PCE-GT back in 1992(?). Progressive difficulty makes it fun to play. Must have - along with the rest of the 'Soldier' series, IMO.

Added on 11/01/2007 08:12:54 by amakusa666
This is a awesome shooter,but def not a 10 out of 10 for myself. I def give it a 8 out of 10 though. The only grip I have is the look of a couple of stage areas,but its a minor gripe really.
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