Game Information
Shining Soul
Shining Soul
Original System:
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Developer:
Nextech & Sega Japan
Gameplay Style:
Communication RPG
Release and Version Information
These are versions of the game that have been released to the public. There are of course other releases such as pirate copies/compilations and preview/demo copies in which various aspects of the game may be different, some of which may be found listed in the Collectables section.
Shining Soul
Version:
Japanese
System:
Nintendo GBA
Released:
28 March 2002
System:
Nintendo GBA
Price:
5,800 yen
Rarity:
Common
Publisher:
Sega Japan
Shining Soul
Version:
European
System:
Nintendo GBA
Released:
28 February 2003
System:
Nintendo GBA
Price:
UKĀ£29.99
Rarity:
Common
Publisher:
Infogrames
Shining Soul
Version:
USA
System:
Nintendo GBA
Released:
23 September 2003
System:
Nintendo GBA
Price:
US$29.99
Rarity:
Common
Publisher:
Atlus USA
Overview
In ancient times, a great civilisation was reduced to ashes by the Dark Dragon, the incarnation of destruction. After hundreds of years, a new people settled the land.
But the Dark Dragon arose to once again turn the towns into a sea of fire.
Only a small group of individuals knew of a means to confront the Dark Dragon. They were the descendants of those whose homes were destroyed long ago.These descendants of the ancients went forth and challneged the Dark Dragon, equipped with weapons and knowledge handed down by their ancestors.

Now, the final stage of the war is about to begin.
Will the Shining Fleet, led by the strategist Noah, succeed in defeating the dragon's Five Generals as well as the Dark Dragon itself...?

  - from the Shining Soul box

The game itself is follows the Shining storyline, acting as another plot-joiner, as we see many familiar faces in the game. The plot, however, is flawed - most likely a result of the game being developed by a different company. Indeed, this is the first game in the entire series that the Takahashi brothers did not work on, and I'm afraid it's blatantly obvious.

It's similar in style to Phantasy Star Online, allowing up to 4 people to adventure together and exchange items etc. For this reason, Sega have dubbed this game a Communication RPG, which in layman's terms basically means a multiplayer Action RPG. There are four character classes: warrior, archer, dragonnewt and magician. A reasonably enjoyable game in its own right, but as a Shining game, I'm sorry to say it's quite poor.

Sega's Official Shining Soul site is located at http://sega.jp/shining, where you can find various pictures and movie files to download relating to the game.