|Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention|
|Developer(s)||Sonic Team, Climax Entertainment, Amusement Vision|
|Distributor(s)||GameTap, Wii Virtual Console, Steam|
|System(s)||Sega Genesis, Sega Channel, Wii, Game Boy Advance, iPhone, Windows|
|Preceded by||Shining in the Darkness|
|Followed by||Shining Force Gaiden|
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Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention, more commonly referred to as Shining Force, is a 1992 turn-based strategy role-playing video game for the Sega Genesis and later re-released in Sega Smash Pack 2. While primarily a traditional fantasy-themed game, it contains some steampunk elements.
The game was remade in 2004 for the Game Boy Advance under the title Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon. The changes included expanded plot, new playable characters, increasing difficulty level (starting considerably low, but increasing whenever the player finishes the game and begins a new play), and some tweaks in the gameplay (including the ability of using "cards" in battle).
On July 10, 2007, Shining Force was released for the Wii Virtual Console in Japan, on July 23, 2007 in the United States and on August 3, 2007 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The game also appears in Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Dark Dragon, who was defeated years ago by the ancients, has returned to earth. As the people have forgotten about him, they are unprepared for the invasion. Hordes of evil monsters were cast into the land. Max and his "Shining Force" are going to become the last hope of good and fight fiercely against Dark Dragon and his followers.
Table of Contents
Shining in the Darkness · Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention · Shining Force Gaiden · Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya · Shining Force II · Shining Force CD · Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict · Shining Wisdom · Shining the Holy Ark · Shining Force III · Shining Soul · Shining Soul II · Shining Tears · Shining Force Neo · Shining Force EXA · Shining Wind · Shining Force Feather · Shining Hearts · Shining Blade · Shining Ark