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Power Stone

November 8, 2015

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Power Stone (パワーストーン) is a crazy fun Capcom fighting game for the Sega Dreamcast.

Power Stone Images

Data

Alternate Titles パワーストーン
Genre Fighting Game
# of Players 1-2
Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Capcom (Japan, NA)
Eidos (EU)
Release Dates February 25th, 1999 (Japan)
August 31st, 1999 (NA)
October 14th, 1999 (EU)
2001 (NA All-Stars)
Release Prices ¥5,800 (Japan)
$? (NA)
£39.99 (EU)
Product IDs T-1201M (Japan)
T-1201N (NA)
T-36801D-64 (EU)
Barcodes 4976219354493 (Japan)
013388250011 (NA)
5032921007870 (EU)
Rating All Ages (Japan)
T (NA)

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.

Screenshots

Videos

Power Stone - Japanese Dreamcast TV Commercial (1999) - Sega Dreamcast
Power Stone (Dreamcast) Gameplay

Artwork

Here is some artwork for Power Stone.

Wallpaper

Here are some wallpapers for the game.

Scans

Below is a collection of Power Stone print ads from around the world… Around the world, around the world, around the world…

Merchandise

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 manga

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.

Power Stone Kōshiki Guide Book

Another guide book was published in Japan by Kodansha (ISBN # 9780761525783 ) on March 24th, 1999 for ¥1,000. It is 97 pages.

power stone Kodansha guide front cover

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.

power stone henshin chocolate

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 prima guide

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.

power stone original soundtrack

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.

power stone collection NA front cover

Random Information

-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

GameShark Codes

Player 1 Codes  
Infinite Health E8070137
000000F0
50% Health E8040137
C070503F
E8070137
00000078
Low Health E8040137
C070503F
E8070137
00000000
Infinite Power-Up Energy 28277AE6
00000938
50% Power-Up Energy 28247AE6
C0704F66
28277AE6
0000049C
No Power-Up Energy 28277AE6
00000000
Have All Stones 36813DE4
00000707
Have No Stones 36813DE4
00000000
Play as Valgas 5DD76E93
00000009
Player 2 Codes
Infinite Health 7E25CAC4
000000F0
50% Health 7E26CAC4
C070503F
7E25CAC4
00000078
Low Health 7E26CAC4
C070503F
7E25CAC4
00000000
Infinite Power-Up Energy 9A681331
00000938
50% Power-Up Energy 9A6B1331
C0704F66
9A681331
0000049C
No Power-Up Energy 9A681331
00000000
Have All Stones A5434857
00000707
Have No Stones A5434857
00000000

Credits

Director
Tatsuya Nakae
Hideaki Itsuno

Planner
Takeshi Shimono
Tomoaki Tsuji
Koji Shimizu

Programming
Yoshiyuki Ishikawa
Yukikaze Okagawa
Masakazu Matsushita
Hitoshi Yokota
Soji Seta
Motsu
Teruaki Hirokado
Kaw・Tld

Omake Game
Omake No1
Omake No2

Modeling Design
Masao Sakurai
Satomi Tsubota
Ban
S・Sakashita
Yuesuke
Takayuki Kosaka
Syuuhei
Yaccoys・Dekao
Huangcheng
Emiko Watanabe

Motion Design
Hidetoshi Kai
Shinya Kitamura
Tsunenori Shirahama
H.Tsuru
Naoki Fukushima
Masayuki Maeda 03
N.Fujisawa
Kako
Yoshiko Tanida
Yoko Yamane

Stage Design
Shinya Kuwajima
Takashi Fujiwara
Saru
Goro Suzuki 1998
Kouji Yamamoto
Kenji Kushiro
Akio Kamiji

Effect Design
Daisuke
Yoshio
Koji・Sugimine

Music Composer

Tetsuya Shibata

Sound Engineer
Wataru Hachisako
Hiroshi Ohno

Mixing Engineer
Kazuya Takimoto

Character Design
Akiman
Hideki

Original Artwork
Wsu

Title Logo Design
Shoei

Instruction Card
Sakomizu
Togatti

Voice Actor
Sayaka Aida
Takeshi Aono
Yousuke Akimoto
Jurouta Kosugi
Masashi Sugawara
Wataru Takagi
Atsushi Tanaka
Hikari Tachibana
Sakiko Tamagawa
Ryo Horikawa

Special Thanks
Shin.
Tom Shiraiwa
Manatie
H.Watanabe
Steve Lee
Mikky
Erik Suzuki
Dan Okada
Chris Tang
Hiroshi Terada

Producer
Takeshi Tezuka

General Producer
Noritaka Funamizu

Executive Producer
Yoshiki Okamoto

And
All Capcom Staff

Presented by
Capcom

External Links

Wikipedia page

Capcom Wikia

Search for the game on eBay

Buy Power Stone on Amazon

Special Thanks / Sources

-List of unlockables thanks to GameFAQs user Turbo_Speed.

-GameShark codes from CheatCC.

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