Welcome to the Quartz Arcade! Here you can find information on most of the Sailor Moon video games that seemed to evade the grasp of North American moonies for many years. Sailor Senshi Sanctuary features an archive of all the cartridge based Sailor Moon games for the Super Famicom (Super Nintendo), Famicom (NES), Game Boy, Game Gear, and Mega Drive (Sega Genesis).
These are the emulated versions of the games, if you really don't know what emulation is, basically emulators allow console video games to be played on your computer. Two basic things are needed to play these games: an emulator (a program that simulates the hardware environment), and the ROM image (a duplicate of the program contents of a game) to play. I know there has been a lot of controversy about emulation and emulators over the years, and if you have any problems or questions, just e-mail me. I think everyone should have the chance to play these great games, that's why The Quartz Arcade exists. I used to offer offsite links to the emulator downloads but as it looks like many of the official sites no longer have active download links, I have also hosted the emulators here.
Okay, enough with the disclaimer, on to the games! As with the image galleries, please do not direct link to these files from other sites or forums - my bandwidth isn't free and I generate zero revenue from SSS. If you would like to link to The Quartz Arcade please link to this page or to the Sailor Senshi Sanctuary main index. Thanks! If there is too great a spike in my bandwidth usage I will be forced to remove the downloads once again, please don't spoil it for everyone else.
I want to make special mention that the foundation of SSS hosting Sailor Moon games, and most people even knowing about the Sailor Moon console video games years ago, was all thanks to the long lost and mostly forgotten "KatC's Emulated Sailor Moon Games" page at "KatC's Home." Just before the turn of the last millennium KatC's GeoCities page was THE place to go to learn all about Sailor Moon video games. Anyone else remember the days when personal webpages almost always had a section helping others to make their own webpages? Anyway, KatC had the best archive of video games and fun applications for your computer related to Sailor Moon. Archive.org has a very small amount of KatC's site archived (click here, offsite link) but it really doesn't do justice to how cool that page was. KatC, thank you for introducing me to Sailor Moon console games years ago and reminding me how cool the 'web once was!
Emulators (the programs that run the games)
Super Famicom / Super Nintendo
Snes9x v1.53 (Windows) - Should run all Super Famicom games hosted here but the newer builds, such as this one, may have glitches during the intro of the Sailor Moon RPG. This is accurate to how the translation patch operates on actual hardware. If you get an error message when attempting to run the emulator, download the latest DirectX runtime from Microsoft here. (offsite link)
v1.51 (Windows) - Runs most games fine but the Sailormoon S fighting
game may not work properly and the SailorStars puzzle game will not load,
possibly due to Sufami Turbo compatibility issues.
Sega Mega Drive / Sega Genesis / Game Gear
v3.64 (Windows) - Incredibly featured Mega Drive / Genesis / Game Gear
emulator. Plays everything Sega of the era so it will run both the
Mega Drive and Game Gear games.
Famicom / Nintendo Entertainment System
v1.40 (Windows) - Incredibly accurate and robust Famicom / NES emulator.
Boy Advance v1.7.2 (Windows) - Plays the entire Game Boy family of
software and should run all Game Boy games hosted here, go with a stable
build (such as this v1.7.2) for your operating system.
ROM Images (the games to be run)
Moon Side Scrolling Game
(Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon)
The original Sailor Moon side scrolling beat 'em up in the classic style of games such as Streets of Rage and Double Dragon. It features some very cool bosses and solid game play.
Moon R Side Scrolling Game
(Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R)
A follow up to the first Sailor Moon side scrolling game, this title features more balanced game play. As the name implies, it is based upon the Sailor Moon R series.
Moon S Fighting Game
(Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S - Jougai Rantou! Shuyaku Soudatsusen)
Ever want to put the Sailor Senshi head to head in a fight to the finish? This game plays like Street Fighter II except with all the signature attacks and moves of the pretty soldiers.
Moon S Blocks Puzzle Game
(Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S - Kondo ha Puzzle de Oshiokiyo!)
The objective of this game is to eliminate your stack of blocks before your opponent does the same. Not the most interesting puzzle game but worth a try.
Moon S Talisman Puzzle Game
(Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S - Kurukkurin)
My favorite of all the Sailor Moon puzzle games. Uncover and collect all three talismans to win. Really this game is quite simple but it's a lot of fun to play.
Moon Another Story RPG
The Sailor Moon role playing game! It can be a little hard to follow if you don't read Japanese. The game takes place after the events in Sailor Moon S and features an entirely new enemy.
Moon Another Story RPG (English)
It took a long time but in late 1999 Another Story finally got its incredible translation. This exquisite labor of love shines as one of the most polished fan translations of all time. Not perfect but for 1999 it's pretty amazing.
Moon SuperS Fighting Game
(Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS - Zenin Sanka!! Shuyaku Soudatsusen)
Featuring all the Sailor Senshi, the SuperS follow up to the Sailor Moon S fighting game finally adds Sailor Saturn to the mix of selectable characters.
Moon SuperS Balloon Puzzle Game
(Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS - Fuwa Fuwa Panic)
Imagine a hybrid of Puzzle Fighter and Puzzle Bobble and you'll have a good idea what this game is about. While a sequel would be created, this is my pick as the better game.
Moon SailorStars Balloon Puzzle Game
(Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SailorStars - Fuwa Fuwa Panic 2)
The follow up to the Sailor Moon SuperS balloon puzzle game, this title adds the Sailor Starlights but doesn't play as well as the previous game.
in Nakayoshi World
While not a Sailor Moon game on its own, the manga versions of Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon make an appearance in this arcade style action puzzler.
Moon Side Scrolling Game
(Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon)
Mega Drive port of the first Super Famicom game. Somehow both better and worse at the same time but plays fine.
Not a Sailor Moon game in particular, this is a kids RPG based upon characters from the pages of Nakayoshi Magazine, including Sailor Moon. It has also been fully translated into English and is really a lot of fun!
Senshi Sailor Moon
An interesting little adventure / action title. Roam around and talk with familiar characters to complete simple tasks. Then spring into action as Sailor Moon. The slow pace can get annoying but works well for a Game Boy title. Also includes a rough English translation.
Senshi Sailor Moon R
The follow up to the first game addresses many of the previous title's problems: it plays faster, there are actual attacks, there's a lot more variety and graphics have been bumped up as well. Sadly there is no English translation for this one.
to Nakayoshi Park
Another in the Nakayoshi games series, based upon the magazine that Sailor Moon was serialized in. Visit a Nakayoshi Magazine themed amusement park and play minigames to earn tickets, then have them stolen by clowns that host rigged gambling games!
Senshi Sailor Moon S
The lone Game Gear game in the Sailor Moon games lineup plays surprisingly well. A combination between a beat 'em up and a platformer, it's great for a Game Gear game but pretty choppy as anything else.
you can find emulation archives of these games here, I encourage you to
find the actual cartridges. If you think the emulated versions are
fun, wait until you play the real thing! Updates to this page will
be made as emulation technology progresses and as more games are available.
Well then, e-mail me!
page is in no way affiliated with DiC, TOEI, Bandai, Naoko Takeuchi,
or any other company holding copyrights to Sailor Moon.