Sailor Moon (Nintendo Game Boy)

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The game cartridge
Name (original): 美少女戦士セーラームーン
Name (romanized): Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
Name (translated): Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
System: Nintendo Game Boy
Publisher: Angel Studios
Release Date: December 18, 1992

Sailor Moon was a video game released for the Nintendo Game Boy by Angel Studios on December 18, 1992. It was the first Sailor Moon-related video game to be released.

Gameplay[edit]

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Title screen

In this game, the player controlled Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon. The storyline was loosely based on the first, third, fourth and sixth episodes of the first season of the anime. Although they originally had not yet appeared in those episodes, in the game Usagi could meet and talk to Ami and Rei, who were NPCs (non-player characters).

The three levels were divided into two parts. First, Usagi could walk through the city, school, or a health spa, occasionally talking to NPCs. After talking several times to the most suspicious people, Luna would help Usagi realize the enemy was taking action. Usagi then turned into Sailor Moon and entered a side-scrolling level in which she fought numerous enemies, until she met the level boss.

By default, Sailor Moon could only use kicking attacks. Pressing the "down" button would make Sailor Moon sit down and cry, and if there were rocks on the wall nearby, her high-pitched crying would make the rocks explode and drop special items. These items gave different powers: one enabled her to use a gun which allowed her to throw missiles at the baddies, one made her invincible for a short amount of time, and so on.

Stages[edit]

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First stage
  • Stage 1: loosely based on the first episode; Usagi went to the bargain sale at Osa-P. After talking to Luna, Usagi was informed the enemy was lurking around the town. Usagi then returned to Osa-P again and confronted Naru's mother, at which point Morga dropped her disguise. Usagi transformed into Sailor Moon and fought Morga's minions, then Morga herself. Tuxedo Mask congratulated her, and Usagi found his remark cute.
  • Stage 2: To cheer Usagi up from receiving a score of 30 on her English test, Naru asked her to have lunch in the main hall. Umino noticed weird music coming from the school's radio room, which prompted Naru to cancel her plans with Usagi. Luna informed Usagi that the enemy must be behind it, so she transformed and confronted Kyurene. After the Youma was defeated, a short fight with Jadeite took place.
  • Stage 3: Usagi and Naru went to a health spa, where they also found their teacher as well. After realizing the spa's purpose was to actually extract energy from people, Usagi transformed into Sailor Moon and fought Jadeite.
  • Stage 4: Jadeite sent Sailor Moon to a mysterious world, later revealed to be the Dark Kingdom's lair. After several fights with Jadeite, Sailor Moon fought Queen Beryl. Tuxedo Mask appeared and congratulated her, but Luna told her that the fight was not over yet.

Bosses[edit]

  • Stage 1: Morga
  • Stage 2: Kyurene, Jadeite
  • Stage 3: Jadeite
  • Stage 4: Queen Beryl


Mini-games[edit]

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Sailor V mini-game

While wandering around in the first stage, the player was able to access two mini-games at Game Center Crown and a fortune house.

  • The playable game at Crown was a simplified version of the Sailor V Game in which the player controlled Sailor V in order to destroy a giant hamburger.
  • The fortune teller at the fortune house asked various questions about situations the player wanted advice on. She then answered with "magic words, or in other words, traditional and superstitious advice.


Characters Appearing in the Game[edit]

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Which mode will you choose?
>Boys >Girls

The characters are listed in order of their appearance in every stage.

Stage 1[edit]

  • Ikuko Tsukino
  • Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
  • Naru Osaka
  • Gurio Umino
  • Motoki Furuhata
  • An unidentified woman in the street
  • Mysterious fortune-teller
  • Luna
  • Morga (both in her disguise as Naru's mother and her true appearance)
  • Tuxedo Mask


Stage 2[edit]

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Kyurene boss battle
  • Haruna Sakurada
  • Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
  • Naru Osaka
  • Gurio Umino
  • Ami Mizuno
  • Luna
  • Kyurene
  • Tuxedo Mask
  • Jadeite

Stage 3[edit]

  • Naru Osaka
  • Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
  • Jadeite
  • Haruna Sakurada
  • Rei Hino
  • Luna

Stage 4[edit]

  • Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
  • Luna
  • Jadeite
  • Queen Beryl
  • Tuxedo Mask

Trivia[edit]

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Broken fighting area using
the level select cheat
  • This was one of two black-and-white Sailor Moon related video-games to be produced, along with Sailor Moon R, which was released a year later.
  • Upon starting the game, the player was prompted to choose between a mode for "boys" and a mode for "girls," but it was unclear what the different options meant.
  • Upon inserting a cheat code in an emulator and then soft-resetting the game by pressing and holding A+B+START+SELECT, the player was able to directly skip stages. However, this feature was quite buggy, as it removed the high score, life meter, and HP features. During the side-scrolling action part of the stages, Sailor Moon regained an infinite amount of HP, which made her invincible. This feature could be enabled at any time while playing the game. An option to access a fifth stage was also available in the hidden level select, even though a fifth stage was never implemented. Accessing it would yield various results, depending at which time during the game it was enabled.
  • Sailor Moon's speech in the game was changed to "愛と性の選手、セラムン!" (Ai to sei no senshi, Sailor Moon; Warrior of love and justice, Sailor Moon!).
  • The game's initial retail price was ¥3,500 (roughly 32 US$).