What system is Shining Force
III for? Where can I buy it?
Shining Force III is for Sega Saturn. If
you want to buy it check here for a list of video
game shops on the internet that carry the versions for Shining Force III
and the Shining Force III Original Soundtrack.
What's with all these characters,
scenarios and discs that didn't come with my SFIII game?
Shining Force III is really compiled of three
discs (scenarios). The English disc you have is the first scenario.
Unfortunately, developers chose not to translate the remaining two discs
that Japan has. Darn, huh?
What is the Premium disc?
If you're lucky and rich enough to buy all three
scenarios... *sniff* I wish I could... You send in three triangle symbols
from each scenario (or the barcode from the American version and the two
triangle symbols) to Sega and they send you a free disc that have pictures,
movies, music, etc.
How am I suppose to play Scenario
2 and 3 on a US Sega Saturn?
Use Pro Action Replay which allows you to play
imports and is also a memory card so you can save all three scenarios.
Or find other cartridges that allows your Saturn to read Japanese.
These don't translate the game into English, though.
Yeah? Why should I save
all three scenarios?
Because the discs refer to the previous scenarios
and really impact your game play. What you did in the previous scenario
can determine what characters you get in the next scenario.
Do previous scenarios affect
what happens in the next scenario?
In case you missed the above question, YES.
I have Scenario 2 and 3, but
I don't understand Japanese! What do I do?
*shrug* I don't think it would be too hard
to play Scenarios 2 and 3 without understanding the language. Do
a lot of guess-work.
Will the Scenario 2 and 3 link
to the saved game from my U.S. version of scenario 1?
Do you need Scenario 2 and
3 to complete the game?
No, each scenario has it's own ending.
Someone should start a petition
to translate Scenarios 2 and 3.
Good idea, but it's been tried a couple times
and there has been no reports of success. I guess we have to wait
for something "Shining" on
the Dreamcast something else. Or
check out Moogie's Petition.
Who is the leader is Scenario
1? Scenario 2? Scenario 3?
1. Synbios 2. Medion
When can a character get promoted?
Is there a drawback to promoting
None, that I know of.
How many times could a character
Certain classes can be promoted twice and others
three times. In scenario 1, you can only promote the characters once.
If a character can only get
promoted a certain number of times, how did you get three or four pictures
for some of them?
They're from the Premium disc. I found
them at Camelot Software.
What are these rocks (Mithril)
and blocks (Dark Cubes) for?
The Mithril and Dark Cubes can be used to make
powerful weapons and accessories. Take them to the smithy and he'll
charge a fee to make your weapons. Large Mithril is used to make
weapons. Small Mithril is used to make accessories (bracers, rings,
etc.). The Dark Cube is just like Mithril only the weapons are cursed,
which mean there is a chance they'll bring harm to you.
What are the brown maps for?
Maps open treasure tombs where you beat on the
thieves to get the treasure.
How come I can't unlock the
You're not a thief. Wait for the thieves
to open them, then attack them.
Ahh! I killed the thief
and he didn't give me all the treasure he took. What do I do now?
Nothing you could do now. Next time, use
weak characters to attack the thieves so they'll drop items and that way
you won't kill them.
Why can't I get back inside
You have one and only one chance inside a tomb.
Once you destroy all the thieves or retreat, the tomb self-destructs or
Are the techniques and specials
Yes, but once your characters are stronger and
learned more they happen more frequently.
What is the difference between
a technique and a special?
Techniques are gained by increasing levels or
experience points. Special attacks are gained through specific weapons.
Who died? Add some
color to this place!
I have an obsession with the color gray.