''Vay'' is a role-playing game developed by Hertz and published for the UsefulNotes/SegaCD by Sims Co. (in Japan) and Creator/WorkingDesigns (in the US). It was released in North America in 1994, a few months after the ''other'' big Sega CD RPG of the time, ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar''. An [=iPhone=] port was released in 2008.

ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway a large suit of battle armor crash-lands on a distant inhabited planet called Vay, its guidance and vital systems severely damaged from fighting in a large-scale war. Although its pilot was killed during the conflict, the machine rampages across the battlefield, destroying everything in its path. It took the world's five most powerful wizards to subdue the machine and seal its power away in five magical orbs, which were promptly scattered and buried across the world.

Many years later, the young Lorathian prince, Sandor, is prepared to marry Lady Elin, with representatives from the four major kingdoms in attendance. Unfortunately for Sandor, his nuptials are [[WeddingSmashers cut short by a fierce attack by a swarm of robots from the rival Danek Empire]], who kidnap Elin in the chaos. These mass-produced robots bear a striking resemblance to the battle suit that razed the planet long ago. Sandor, determined to rescue his betrothed from the Empire, soon learns that the suit is the only weapon powerful enough to strike back against Danek, and finds himself in a race against time to find the suit and the magical orbs needed to unlock its true potential.

'''NOTE:''' Many of the characters' names are translated differently for Creator/WorkingDesigns' Sega CD version and [=SoMoGa=]'s [[IOSGames iPhone]] version. The names listed below are for the Sega CD version.
!!Tropes used in ''Vay'':
* ActionGirl: Rachel.
* AnnoyingArrows: For most of the game it's played straight, [[spoiler:but it's subverted when Jeal snipes and kills Pottle with a single shot]] .
* BlackMage: P.J.
* DreadfulMusician: Lynx the bard. His singing is so horrible that when one monster is exposed to it, it gets enraged enough to attack the party.
* TheEvilPrince: Sadoul.
* {{Fartillery}}: A MundaneUtility version, no less. The Wind Fairy Sirufa was cursed with seismic flatulence, which you use for rocket propulsion across the continent at one point. Try it without everybody wearing gas masks, though, and [[NonstandardGameOver you'll succumb to the poisonous fumes]], playing the trope quixotically straight.
** Note that this only applies to the Working Designs release. The Japanese game simply had Sirufa controlling the wind, without the curse, flatulence, or game-ending element.
* ForcedLevelGrinding: The difficulty curves scales so quickly that it's necessary to grind before every dungeon in the game, or you'll get massacred long before you reach the dungeon boss. The game's high encounter rate doesn't speed this along, as the enemies give very little EXP compared to the amount needed to gain a level when you fight them.
* {{Gasshole}}: The Wind Fairy Sirufa, who is cursed with eternal seismic flatulence in the Working Designs version of the game.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: ''Vay'' takes place in a typical medieval fantasy world, with the main use of high technology being Danek's militarized robots and the Vay armor.
* OffscreenStartBonus: Checking behind the curtains in Lorath Castle at the beginning gives Sandor a few items that make the early parts of the game a whole lot easier.
* {{Pirate}}: Kinsey, leader of the pirates of Exeter.
* PlotCoupon: The five orbs, which are required to reactivate the Vay Armor. You're looking for them, and so is the Emperor.
* PlotlineDeath: [[spoiler:Pottle]] is killed by [[spoiler:Danek Emperor Jeal, who in turn is killed by Sadoul]].
* PunnyName: There's a desert oasis town called Vaygess, where you can lose all of your money if you're not careful (see SchmuckBait).
* QuadDamage: The "Thyxaal" spell, which is hugely expensive, but gives its target a massive attack power boost for the next turn.
* TheReveal: Two of them near the end of the game.
## The reason Elin was sought after so badly by Danek? [[spoiler:She's Elynthia, one of the five sages]].
## And Ardor, the Sage of Fire? [[spoiler:Igneus tells you that he's not dead. His true identity is Sadoul, the usurper king of the Danek empire.]]
* SaveThePrincess
* ScienceFantasy: A suit of highly-advanced PoweredArmor crashlands in a StandardFantasySetting. TheEmpire reverse-engineers the alien suit for use on their {{Mooks}}.
* SchizoTech
* SchmuckBait: One of the [=NPCs=] in the town of Vaygess is guarding a chest that supposedly steals money from greedy adventurers. If you ignore his warning and open it anyway, it does just that - ''all'' of the GP you've earned up to that point is lost for good.
** Again, however, this only applies to the Working Designs version. In the Japanese version, it's a joke chest that the game initially claims is empty but (after some waffling) reveals there's just 1GP in the back.
* {{Sidekick}}: Pottle the elf, for the first half of Sandor's journey.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Sadoul, to Jeal.]]
* SuperPrototype: The Vay Armor. Danek's mass-produced battle suits are based directly off its technology.
* TheUnfought: You never actually get to fight [[spoiler:Emperor Jeal]], because [[spoiler:he gets killed by Sadoul, who takes his place as the BigBad]].
* WhipItGood: A weapon of choice for Kinsey. It can attack all enemies, similar to Pottle's whistle dagger.