Lunar: The Silver Star is a role playing game launched in 1992 on Sega CD. The game is developed and published by Game Arts. Initially released in Japan on June 16, 1992, strong demand from criticis ensured that the game was translated into English and launched the following year. Designed as a new style of RPG, Lunar: The Silver Star makes full use of the CD-ROM format by featuring high quality audio, full motion video, and a narrative that immerses the player in a fantasy story set in a magical world.
Lunar: The Silver Star was the number one in sales on Japan market. The title sold almost as many copies as the console itself and is still today the second biggest seller of all time on Sega CD.
The player is Alex, a young boy from a small town who dreams of one day becoming a hero like his idol, Dragonmaster Dyne. When a small child’s adventure turns to the discovery of a dragon, Alex and his friends must travel across the world to gather the necessary powers to become a Dragonmaster.
The gameplay of this title is a classic RPG mechanics, a top-down view featuring two-dimensional characters. The player must explore towns, fields and other harsh environments to complete the objectives, in order to move the plot forward.