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a game by Wolf Team
Genres: Flying, Shooting Games
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 8.2/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Rail Shooter

In the 33rd Century, Dr. Edwin Deace searched for a way to break the slave chains of the berserk super computer GCS-WT, which has held the free universe, captive for millennia. He was offed by alien hordes before his top-secret project, the Sol-Deace space craft, could launch into action.

Now you and a two man crew team up to avenge the good Doctor. Unfortunately, GCS-WT launches a full-scale preemptive strike while you're still getting your space legs.

Deace's Domains

Sol-Deace is Renovation's follow up to Gaiares. But don't worry, Sol-Deace for the Genesis makes a valiant run at sky supremacy. You fly solo in this sideview, horizontally-scrolling shooter, which takes you into six insane shooting stages, including the Cilius colony, the Moon Weapon Factory, and the Artificial Sun. The action is strenuous, with an ulcer-inducing barrage of bullets blasting across the screen at all times! Renovation cuts you an endless continue break. But if you eat lead in Level 6, you're back to Level 5. (Ouch!)


  • To beat the Level 1 Crab Brain boss; aim for its mouth from a safe distance. Hide above its body when it extends its claws, and then move quickly to avoid being crushed when it retracts its claws.
  • Annihilate the Egg Walker boss in Level 2 by hovering above it and pelting it with down-angled Cannon shots. Weave away from the blue bombs!
  • Yikes, it's the Heat Viper, boss of Level 3! Dust it with a concentrated volley of shots into its jowls. Avoid its ensnaring tongue at all costs.
  • Don't be incinerated by this Level 4 Laser Trap. Stay inside the middle of the beams and you'll live to fight another day.

'Til Death Do You Shoot

Sol-Deace's fire power isn't flashy, but it gets the job done. Your coolest tool is the Power Cannon, which you can fire at an angle. Other add-on guns include the Blaster Missile, the Wide Blaster Missile, the Bum Bullet Missile, and the Melt Ray Laser.

  • Grab a power-up and you're momentarily invincible!
  • You can bounce off walls without dying, but don't try this in a tight corridor or you'll ricochet into an enemy.
  • Use your rear thruster as a weapon! Move in front of an alien and accelerate to fry it.

Soul of the Shooter

Sol-Deace's great visuals look really bizarre, with lots of worm-like cyborgs and mechanized defenses, painting a horrifying picture behind enemy lines. Deace also contains good gaming music; sweaty, mean action for experts only; and bosses a-plenty. However, Deace's power-up weaponry isn't as exciting and diverse as Thunder Force Ill's or Gaiares.' The game is also shorter than those two games. It's tough to top the classics, but Sol-Deace comes very close.

Despite these minor quibbles, Renovation's latest will be a contender when the '92 shoot-'em-up award rolls around. Don't think twice about selling your soul to Sol-Deace!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

A hostile alien race with advanced weapon technology is rapidly approaching the planet Earth. Their goal is to rob the planet of its precious resources, destroy the entire solar system and collect the energy from the aftershocks. You are a member of a special defense team, and the pilot of the most advanced fighting ship in the galaxy. The ship has the capability of blowing a hole through the most well armored battleships.

Sol-Deace is the next shooter from the designers of Gaiares. The game is called Sol-Feace for the Mega-CD version. Only the mysic and cinema displays have changed. The bosses are spectacular, and the software rotation is truly out of this world.

While the game really does not have many new or exciting features, it is a good game for shooter fans around the world. The high level of difficulty will appeal to diehard gamers. You get fast paced shooting with the power of 16-Bit technology.

Once more, the Earth is in peril! A hostile race of aliens is attempting to destroy the solar system and collect the energy of its aftermath. Pick special weapons and attach them to any part of your ship to customize your fury. Even try out different weapon combinations to really devastate the alien forces! Be prepared for awesome cinema displays and enormous round bosses to light up your screen with smooth ambiance.

People say:


This shooter appears to be inspired by Hellfire and other side-scrollers that give you killer firepower and let you use it on hundreds of enemies of all shapes and sizes. The Bosses are immense and animated in with an incredible amount of movement and fluidity. A good shooter that fans of the genre should pound on.


Sol-Deace has it all: from great graphics to fast-moving action to a wide array of weapon enhancements, this is every blaster fan's dream come true. While you will notice some flicker, the over game play gives you an alien armada to go up against. From the smallest enemy to the largest Boss, this game is a winner!


This is really a cool shooter. I was spoiled by playing the CD version so of the course I wasn't impressed by the sound or the lack of cinema display. Otherwise this cart packs a punch and has the intense game play that most shooters are lacking. Sad to say, though, the flicker and slow down is most abundant.


This shooter has intensity; I will give it that. The graphics are excellent, the music can jam a little, and the control is way above average for shooters. All in all, Sol-Deace is a really well-rounded game, solid through-and-through. It is not the best, but possibly a contender. One question: why the name change, really?

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