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Shining Force Gaiden II
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Developer(s) Sonic Co.
Publisher(s) Sega
Genre Strategy
Platform(s) Game Gear
Release Date(s)

Shining Force Gaiden II (released in the USA as Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya) is a strategy role-playing game for the Game Gear. It is a direct continuation of Shining Force Gaiden, set only two months after and featuring many of the same characters. A remake of the game was later included in Shining Force CD.


Shining Force Gaiden II uses gameplay identical to its predecessor, Shining Force Gaiden.


The story revolves around Deanna and his companions, young soldiers in the army of Cypress. Nick, the Prince of Cypress, has left the castle in order to defeat Iom (nation), an aggressor nation. He leaves, however, without the powerful Sword of Hajya due to his inability to wield it - his arm has been turned to stone. Deanna and his friends are left behind to defend the castle and the Sword, with Prince Nick's friend Mayfair placed in charge of them. When forces from Iom attack and steal the sword, Mayfair directs the young soldiers to pursue them in order to regain possession of the sword.


The story is set in the nations of Cypress, Iom, and Emild.


Shining Force[]

  • Deanna - A young man nursed back to health by the guards of Castle Cypress, he joins them in their quest
  • Natasha - Leader of the Shining Force, a young castle guard skilled in the use of magic
  • Jaha - A troublemaking young castle guard
  • Eric - An ill-behaved aristocratic guard
  • Dawn - Another castle guard, but stern and work-obsessed
  • Luke - Jaha and Eric's mischievous friend
  • Slade - A friendly and fun-loving priest.
  • Graham - The thief of the Sword of Hajya, he repents his ways after a falling out with the Iom army
  • Chester - An Emild guard
  • May - A member of the court of Emild, skilled in the use of magic
  • Claude - A high-flying member of the Cypress army
  • Randolf - An experienced knight in service to the prince of Cypress
  • Sarah - Advisor to Natasha's division of the Shining Force, and a playable vicar once the force reunites
  • Rohde
  • Hanzou - One of the heroes of the original Guardiana Shining Force, mistranslated as "Higins"
  • Gyan - Bodyguard and advisor to Prince Nick
  • Musashi - One of the heroes of the original Guardiana Shining Force, mistranslated as "Rush"
  • Nick - The captive ruler of Cypress

Allies of the Force[]

  • Mayfair - The young but wise advisor of the Shining Force, Nick's right hand woman
  • Hindel - One of Iom's top generals, for some reason he does not fight the Shining Force
  • Ruce - A hero of Guardiana and friend to Prince Nick


  • Gordon - A maniacal and monstrous general of Iom, responsible for the theft of the Sword of Hajya
  • Solo - One of Iom's top generals, a powerful wizard and experienced leader
  • Iom statue
  • Barbara - One of Iom's top generals, an ambitious and bloodthirsty servant of evil
  • Death Woldol - Resurrected from the dead by the power of Iom, Woldol seeks revenge on Nick, Mayfair, and everyone they hold dear
  • Warderer - The mad king of Iom, he seeks to sacrifice Prince Nick in order to win favor with the god Iom
  • Iom - The evil god of sacrifice



Cypress seems chiefly populated by humans, centaurs, and dwarves. However, they also have a few birdmen, half-giants and kyantols, and Gyan is some sort of halfling race. Elves and foxlings from Emild also appear.


  • Arch Knight
  • Assassin
  • Belial
  • Big Bat
  • Bow Rider
  • Brass Gunner
  • Brass Rorder
  • Cerberos
  • Chimera
  • Dark Bishop
  • Dark Mage
  • Dark Monk
  • Dark Ranger
  • Dark Sniper
  • Dark Soldier
  • Death Archer
  • Death Balloon
  • Death Walldol
  • Demon Master
  • Drago-Newt
  • Dullahan
  • Dwarf
  • Evil Cleric
  • Evil Pixie
  • Executioner
  • Gargoyle
  • Ghoul
  • Goblin
  • Golem
  • Hawkman
  • Incubus
  • Iom Knight
  • Lizardman
  • Master Mage
  • Minotaur
  • Pegasus Knight
  • Ratman
  • Ratwing
  • Scaben
  • Sentinel
  • Skeleton
  • Skull Knight
  • Sorcerer
  • Taros
  • Warderer
  • Wight
  • Worm
  • Wyvern
  • Zombie


Starting Classes Promoted Classes
Swordsman Hero (Can be advanced to Prince)
Warrior Gladiator
Archer Sniper
Knight Paladin
Monk Master Monk
Mage Wizard
Birdman Birdwarrior
Ranger Bowknight
Priest Vicar
N/A Shinobi
N/A Berserker
N/A Samurai