BASE NECTARIS (USA) presents:  Earth Light FAQ  (1992, Hudson Soft, Super Famicom)                                          return to: BASE NECTARIS  (sitemap)

Earth Light FAQ  (1992 Hudson Soft, Super Famicom)

home       table of contents       introduction       how-to-play       weapon guide       instruction manual scans       package & media scans

Welcome to the first (perhaps only)  resource dedicated exclusively to EARTH LIGHT  (1992,  Hudson Soft), a little- known and vastly under-appreciated turn-based strategy game released in Japan for Super Famicom (known as "Super Nintendo Entertainment System" -- SNES -- in North America).  The purpose behind this website is simple: 
( 1 )  to rescue EARTH LIGHT from the throes of obscurity by encouraging folks to check it out. EARTH LIGHT shares many similarities with Nectaris / Military Madness (both games were  designed by the same programmer at Hudson Soft, for starters ), so if you are a fan of the aforementioned games, EARTH LIGHT,  may be for you. 
( 2 )  to make EARTH LIGHT accessible to a larger audience by providing a comprehensive, English-language FAQ.  Obstacles, such as the " language barrier", often prevent gamers from fully understanding -- and thus enjoying -- import titles such as EARTH LIGHT
Unlike the Nectaris series ( which achieved modest success in Japan and spawned numerous sequels / updates over the years ), EARTH LIGHT attained neither critical nor popular attention  ( the fact that it was a limited release probably didn't help matters ).  A sequel -- EARTH LIGHT: LUNA STRIKE -- was released four years later (also for Nintendo's Super Famicom console), but it bears little, if any, resemblance to its predecessor.  So, is EARTH LIGHT worth your time?  You will have to decide for yourself, of course, but this website will hopefully provide all the information you need to make a fair, honest evaluation of the game.
I NEED YOUR HELP:  As always, if you can help improve or contribute to this site in any way, please contact me.  I am especially seeking magazine coverage of this game, as well as an explanation of the battle system, info on how each unit operates (plus screenshots of the units not already pictured in the WEAPON GUIDE, translations of key sections of the instruction manual, etc.  Thanks.
RECENT UPDATES:  Here is a beta version of the Weapon Guide (I've recently given the weapon menu a sweet-looking facelift, but I still need your contributions). One of these days I'll finish a primer on the user-interface / menu navigation (it's been hibernating on my harddrive for nearly two years). 

This site is a tiny part of BASE NECTARIS, a project covering all things Nectaris.  FAQs, Box Scans, Weapon Guides, Cheats, Trivia, and more await you !

BASE NECTARIS TG-16 Preservation Military Madness Earth Light  FAQ Neo Nectaris FAQ Nectaris PSX FAQ Nectaris GB FAQ
visit base nectaris TurboGrafx-16 Preservation Society -- Archiving & Celebrating all things TurboGrafx-16, PC-Engine & DUO

1989 Nectaris / Military Madness FAQ

1992 Earth Light FAQ 1994 Neo Nectaris FAQ 1998 Nectaris PlayStation FAQ 1998 Nectaris Gameboy FAQ
all things Nectaris Preservation Society 1989 PCE / TG-16 1992 SuperFamicom 1994 DUO / PCE+CD 1998 Playstation 1998 Gameboy

New!  The TURBOGRAFX-16 PRESERVATION SOCIETY is proud to present the TurboPlay Magazine Archives...

TurboPlay Magazine Archives (+ DuoWorld & TurboForce Magazine: TurboGrafx-16, TurboDuo, PC Engine, DUO)

TurboPlay was the only magazine dedicated exclusively to the ill-fated TurboGrafx-16 video game console.  This archive documents all 14 issues (1990-1992).  Following TurboPlay's demise, two new magazines appeared (albeit briefly) to fill in the void: DuoWorld and TurboForce. These magazines concentrated on covering the TurboDuo video game console (suc -  cessor to the TurboGrafx-16).  As such, DuoWorld and TurboForce are also included in the TurboPlay Magazine Archives.
Web page Copyright 1999-2004  Esteban  .  Visit the TurboPlay Magazine Archives for TurboGrafx-16 and PC-Engine page scans. All games, artwork, logos, trademarks & copyrights contained in this document
are owned by their respective trademark  & copyright holders.  These pages may be reproduced and distributed provided that:  (1)  the content is not altered in any
any way, shape, or form,   (2)  you credit & reference the author, source, & URL, and most importantly  (3)  it is FREELY AVAILABLE TO ALL &
COMMERCIAL FREE. Reject all profiteering from & commercializing of information." Information wants to be free -- commercial free. "  Peace.