Soldier Blade is the third of three Star Soldier games created for the TurboGrafx-16 console, following Super Star Soldier and Final Soldier, and the fourth Star Soldier game overall. Most of its mechanics are carried over from Final Soldier, but with a handful of tweaks and additional features including a new robotic companion/option and an expanded weapon power-up system.
The story of the game involves an experimental ship, the Star Soldier v0.92, taking on the powerful Zeograd alien army single-handedly.
Soldier Blade was originally a TurboGrafx-16 exclusive. It was later added to the Wii's Virtual Console in 2007. Since then, it has been rereleased on the PlayStation Network, iOS and the Wii U's Virtual Console.