Power Stone (パワーストーン) is a crazy fun Capcom fighting game for the Sega Dreamcast.
Power Stone Images
|# of Players||1-2|
|Publisher(s)||Capcom (Japan, NA)
|Release Dates||February 25th, 1999 (Japan)
August 31st, 1999 (NA)
October 14th, 1999 (EU)
2001 (NA All-Stars)
|Release Prices||¥5,800 (Japan)
|Product IDs||T-1201M (Japan)
|Rating||All Ages (Japan)
Power Stone Overview
Power Stone is a crazy fun 3D fighting game from Capcom. It was ported to the Dreamcast from the Arcade, where it ran on NAOMI hardware.
Each of the characters in the game is after the mythical treasure said to make any dream come true.
If you have a friend that won’t shut up about Smash Bros, then try putting this game in front of them! I prefer this game greatly over that series.
I will go on record as saying Power Stone is fucking awesome.
Here is some artwork for Power Stone.
Here are some wallpapers for the game.
Below is a collection of Power Stone print ads from around the world… Around the world, around the world, around the world…
A Power Stone anime was produced by Studio Pierrot and aired on TBS in Japan from April 3, 1999 to September 25, 1999 for 26 episodes. It’s been made available on DVD in six volumes in North America thanks to ADV. You can even find them on Amazon for as little as a penny!
I’ve seen episodes of it on Youtube from time to time if you’d like to check it out first before committing to a purchase.
A manga series based on Power Stone was created by Kōji Izuki. It was printed in serialized format in Kodansha’s Comic Bom Bom from April to September 1999. It was later published in collected format (ISBN # 978-4-06-323880-8) consisting of 214 pages for ¥400 on September 3, 1999.
Below is the front cover of the Power Stone manga collection.
Power Stone Kōshiki Guide Book (パワーストーン 公式ガイドブック) (ISBN # ISBN4-7572-0421-3 ) is a full color 114 page guide book published in Japan on April 14th, 1999 by ASCII. It is printed on rough recycled paper. It has 6 page profiles for every character, with move lists, combo charts, strategies for fighting each CPU opponents, and detailed examinations of each battle arena.
Another guide book was published in Japan by Kodansha (ISBN # 9780761525783 ) on March 24th, 1999 for ¥1,000. It is 97 pages.
Capcom released a series of Secret File booklets in Japan and Power Stone received it’s own in 1999. Titled Power Stone – Henshin Chocolate ( パワーストーン・変身チョコレート ) and based around the arcade game, it is 12 pages and features an illustration of Mega Man and Rush with power stones on page 2.
Prima published an official strategy guide (ISBN # 9780761525783 ) in North America on September 15th, 1999. It was written by Don Tica, Kevin Sakamoto, Tri Pham, and Jeff Barton and has 112 pages.
Power Stone Original Soundtrack (パワーストーン オリジナル・サウンドトラック) (Catalog # CPCA-1024 ) was released on March 20th, 1999 in Japan by Suleputer for ¥2,100. It features 54 tracks of music and sound effects from the game.
Ports & Remakes
–Power Stone was later collected with Power Stone 2 on the PSP as Power Stone Collection (Power Stone Portable in Japan) in 2006.
-There are multiple VMU related games you can download. Some require unlocking (see below).
-Unlike the sequel, Power Stone 2, you could only play with two players in Power Stone. Many places list the ability to play with four players incorrectly due to bad memory or lack of knowledge.
-In a review for GameSpot in 1999, Jeff Gerstmann famously wrote:
Expect to enjoy it immensely for the first week or two, but don’t expect to find very much long-term fun.
We believe he got it wrong big time. We’re still playing the game decades later.
Cheats & Secrets
The full list of unlockables is below.
|Unlockable||How to Unlock|
|Unlock Ayame’s Ninja Stars VMU game||Beat arcade mode with six characters|
|Unlock Character Endings||Beat arcade mode with a specific character to unlock your character’s ending|
|Unlock Falcon’s Plane Chase VMU game||Beat arcade mode with five characters|
|Unlock Final Valgas||Beat arcade mode with Valgas (only useable in versus mode and final stage)|
|Unlock Gunrock’s Slot’s VMU game||Beat arcade mode with all the starting characters|
|Unlock Kraken||Beat arcade mode with all the starting characters|
|Unlock Machine Gun Item||Beat arcade mode with two characters|
|Unlock Nyun Boi Item||Beat arcade mode with one character|
|Unlock Power Shield||Beat arcade mode with four characters|
|Unlock Ray Gun Item||Beat arcade mode with three characters|
|Unlock Valgas and Virtual Mode||Beat arcade mode with Kraken|
|Player 1 Codes|
|Infinite Power-Up Energy||28277AE6|
|50% Power-Up Energy||28247AE6|
|No Power-Up Energy||28277AE6|
|Have All Stones||36813DE4|
|Have No Stones||36813DE4|
|Play as Valgas||5DD76E93|
|Player 2 Codes|
|Infinite Power-Up Energy||9A681331|
|50% Power-Up Energy||9A6B1331|
|No Power-Up Energy||9A681331|
|Have All Stones||A5434857|
|Have No Stones||A5434857|
Masayuki Maeda 03
Goro Suzuki 1998
Title Logo Design
All Capcom Staff
Special Thanks / Sources
-List of unlockables thanks to GameFAQs user Turbo_Speed.
-GameShark codes from CheatCC.