Star Soldier is a series of shoot 'em up video games mainly developed by Hudson Soft.
The first game, named Star Soldier, appeared on the MSX and NES in 1986, and the series has continued on various gaming systems. Star Soldier itself has received enhanced remakes for both the GameCube and PS2 in 2003, and a different remake for the PSP in 2005, while the latest installment of the series was released on the Wii as a WiiWare game in 2008. In addition, Super Star Soldier, Final Soldier, Soldier Blade and Star Parodier have been re-released on the Wii's Virtual Console. Super Star Soldier, Final Soldier, Soldier Blade and Star Parodier have also been re-released in Japan as a compilation in the PC Engine's Best Collection lineup for the PSP.
The Star Soldier games are best known for their distinctive music, unique weapon power-ups, and a special time attack high score mode called "Caravan Mode".