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A GaidenGame spin-off of the ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' series, ''Lunar: Walking School'' was released for the UsefulNotes/GameGear, Sega's handheld system, in 1996. It serves as a {{Prequel}}, set about 300 years before the events of [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar the first game]], and focuses on two young girls named Ellie and Lena who are scouted to attend the [[WizardingSchool Magic School]] of Iyen Island, and their various misadventures there. With its episodic approach to storytelling and its mild ToneShift in the LighterAndSofter direction, it has similar feel to a children's cartoon.

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A GaidenGame spin-off of the ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Lunar}}'' series, ''Lunar: Walking School'' was released for the UsefulNotes/GameGear, Sega's handheld system, in 1996. It serves as a {{Prequel}}, set about 300 years before the events of [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar the first game]], and focuses on two young girls named Ellie and Lena who are scouted to attend the [[WizardingSchool Magic School]] of Iyen Island, and their various misadventures there. With its episodic approach to storytelling and its mild ToneShift in the LighterAndSofter direction, it has similar feel to a children's cartoon.


* GaidenGame: Both version of the game have a smaller scope and gentler tone than the other games in the series.

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* GaidenGame: Both version versions of the game have a smaller scope and gentler tone than the other games in the series.



* SignificantWardrobeShift: Ellie gets a new, more heroic looking outfit in the last two chapters of the remake.



* UpdatedRerelease: ''Magic School Lunar'' heavily expanded and revamped the original game, removing some events completely while replacing them with others.

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* UpdatedRerelease: ''Magic School Lunar'' Lunar!'' heavily expanded expands and revamped revamps the original game, removing some events completely while replacing them with others.


In 1998, ''Lunar: Walking School'' was remade for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn under the title ''Magic School Lunar!'' (and [[ExcitedShowTitle the punctuation is part of the title]].) This versions [[AdaptationExpansion extensively expands upon the original game]], with overhauled visuals and music, extra playable characters, and the addition of voice acting. Many gameplay systems are redone to be more in line with the main games, and while the plot outline is the same, some events are completely removed with new ones taking their places.

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In 1998, ''Lunar: Walking School'' was remade for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn under the title ''Magic School Lunar!'' (and [[ExcitedShowTitle the punctuation is part of the title]].) This versions version [[AdaptationExpansion extensively expands upon the original game]], with overhauled visuals and music, extra playable characters, and the addition of voice acting. Many gameplay systems are redone to be more in line with the main games, and while the plot outline is the same, some events are completely removed with new ones taking their places.


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* TranslationConvention: A meta example - the Japanese title of the Game Gear version, ''Lunar: Sanposuru Gakuen'', would be more accurately (and arguably more evocatively) translated as ''Lunar: Strolling School''. But since a higher-profile game in the series is frequently abbreviated "L:SSS", referring to this one as "L:SS" would cause confusion.


A GaidenGame spin-off of the ''VideoGame/{{Lunar}}'' series, ''Lunar: Walking School'' serves as a {{Prequel}}, set about 300 years before the events of [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar the first game]]. It focuses on Ellie and Lena, two young girls who are scouted to attend the WizardingSchool Iyen, and their various misadventures there.

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A GaidenGame spin-off of the ''VideoGame/{{Lunar}}'' ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' series, ''Lunar: Walking School'' was released for the UsefulNotes/GameGear, Sega's handheld system, in 1996. It serves as a {{Prequel}}, set about 300 years before the events of [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar the first game]]. It game]], and focuses on Ellie and Lena, two young girls named Ellie and Lena who are scouted to attend the WizardingSchool Iyen, [[WizardingSchool Magic School]] of Iyen Island, and their various misadventures there.
there. With its episodic approach to storytelling and its mild ToneShift in the LighterAndSofter direction, it has similar feel to a children's cartoon.

In 1998, ''Lunar: Walking School'' was remade for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn under the title ''Magic School Lunar!'' (and [[ExcitedShowTitle the punctuation is part of the title]].) This versions [[AdaptationExpansion extensively expands upon the original game]], with overhauled visuals and music, extra playable characters, and the addition of voice acting. Many gameplay systems are redone to be more in line with the main games, and while the plot outline is the same, some events are completely removed with new ones taking their places.



* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: In ''Magic School'', this is the relationship between [[spoiler:Memphis and Glen]].



* AcademyOfAdventure: The game's primary setting, Iyen Island, is home to a WizardingSchool. Plus it is a weird place (a drifting island that drifts from port to port, with some sort of semi-predictable schedule, even!) where [[WeirdnessMagnet weird things happen on an nearly continual basis]].



* AllMenArePerverts: One of the first things the male students do is band together to steal all of the girls' food and laundry, thinking that this will keep them from 'overeating' and force them to wash their remaining clothes in the buff.

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* AllMenArePerverts: One of the first things the male students do is band together to steal all of the girls' food and laundry, thinking based on the notion that this will keep them from 'overeating' and force them to wash their remaining clothes in the buff.buff. This plot point is notably absent from the Saturn version.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Between Senia and Azu.

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Between Senia and Azu.Azu - also an InterspeciesRomance since Senia is a beastwoman and Azu is a regular human.



* GaidenGame

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* GaidenGameGaidenGame: Both version of the game have a smaller scope and gentler tone than the other games in the series.
* GhostShip: In one of the new chapters in the Saturn version, the heroes explore a ghost-riddled shipwreck on a cursed island.



*OnscreenChapterTitles: Both the Game Gear and Saturn versions feature these, though the chapter titles vary between them.



* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: In ''Magic School'', this is the relationship between [[spoiler:Memphis and Glen]].



* RichBitch: Layla
* TheRival: Ant and his two cronies

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* RichBitch: Layla
Layla, a stuck-up magic school upperclasswoman.
* TheRival: Ant and his two croniescronies seem to think that hassling the heroines is their mission in life.



* StrawMisogynist: Your rival Ant and his friends quickly establish themselves to be condenscendingly sexist twerps. Iason, the Dojo teacher, is also obsessed with manhood.

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* StrawMisogynist: Your rival Ant and his friends quickly establish themselves to be condenscendingly condescendingly sexist twerps. Iason, the Dojo teacher, is also obsessed with manhood.


* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Dadis, to an absurd degree. The heroines apprentice themselves to him, even though he seldom remembers who they are and is rarely able to teach lessons since he can't find his supplies.



* FloatingContinent: Iyen, like Vane, is set on a flying island.

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* FloatingContinent: Iyen, like Vane, Iyen Island, the main setting of the game, is set on a flying island.able to move over the water. The island makes stops at different locales, broadening the types of adventures the heroes can get into.



* GraduateFromTheStory: As to be expected in a game about school.

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* GraduateFromTheStory: As to be expected in a game about school.school, in the end the characters leave to seek their fortunes in the world at large. [[spoiler:Ellie and Lena (and Blade in ''Magic School'') get accepted to continue their studies in Vane.]]


* NoExportForYou: A FanTranslation exists for ''Walking School'', but not for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn remake.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: When they first arrive, the students are put through one as an entrance exam, where the island appears to be uninhabited. This leads directly to the boys banding together to steal the girls' food and extra clothing, without suffering any punishment from the teachers after TheReveal. Notably removed from the UpdatedRerelease.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: SecretTest: When they first arrive, the students are put through one as an entrance exam, where the island appears to be uninhabited. This leads directly to the boys banding together to steal the girls' food and extra clothing, without suffering any punishment from the teachers after TheReveal. Notably removed from the UpdatedRerelease.

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A GaidenGame spin-off of the ''VideoGame/{{Lunar}}'' series, ''Lunar: Walking School'' serves as a {{Prequel}}, set about 300 years before the events of [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar the first game]]. It focuses on Ellie and Lena, two young girls who are scouted to attend the WizardingSchool Iyen, and their various misadventures there.

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!!This GaidenGame contains instances of:

* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: In ''Magic School'', this is the relationship between [[spoiler:Memphis and Glen]].
* AdultsAreUseless: Aside from being a source of spells, the teachers generally serve little purpose, with it constantly falling upon your party's shoulders to solve every issue that arises.
* AllMenArePerverts: One of the first things the male students do is band together to steal all of the girls' food and laundry, thinking that this will keep them from 'overeating' and force them to wash their remaining clothes in the buff.
* ArrangedMarriage: Senia's father attempted to force her into one, leading her to become a RunawayFiance.
* BigEater: Lena, to the point where she agrees to attend the school purely because they offered free food.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Between Senia and Azu.
* DamselInDistress: Elenora repeatedly ends up in this role.
* FireIceLightning: Ellie specializes in Fire magic, Ant and Winn specialize in Ice, and Senia has Lightning.
* FloatingContinent: Iyen, like Vane, is set on a flying island.
* FloatingMask: D, the personification of Demon Castle D, manifests as a mask. Naturally, its design changes between the Game Gear and Saturn versions.
* GaidenGame
* GraduateFromTheStory: As to be expected in a game about school.
* HeightAngst: Lena is a bit sensitive about her height. Naturally, this leads to Ant teasing her about it.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Barua takes an immediate interest in Winn, and repeatedly attempts to claim him for herself.
* ItemCrafting: Light Water, Protect Water and Mystery Water do nothing on their own, but can be combined with various herbs to make different items. This only applies to ''Walking School'', as items were completely removed from ''Magic School''.
* NoExportForYou: A FanTranslation exists for ''Walking School'', but not for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn remake.
* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler:Old Glen]] gets some time to reassure and comfort the heroes before passing away from their wounds.
* OneWingedAngel: When Memphis manages to [[spoiler:steal the power of the Blue Dragon]], he gets a transformation to go with it. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, he can't hold onto that power long, turning into a ClippedWingAngel in the process]].
* RegeneratingMana: Simply standing around lets you recover MP, and upgrading your robes increases the regeneration rate. Defending also restores your MP.
* RichBitch: Layla
* TheRival: Ant and his two cronies
* SecretTestOfCharacter: When they first arrive, the students are put through one as an entrance exam, where the island appears to be uninhabited. This leads directly to the boys banding together to steal the girls' food and extra clothing, without suffering any punishment from the teachers after TheReveal. Notably removed from the UpdatedRerelease.
* StrawMisogynist: Your rival Ant and his friends quickly establish themselves to be condenscendingly sexist twerps. Iason, the Dojo teacher, is also obsessed with manhood.
* SquishyWizard: As all of your party members are spellcasters, none of them are particularly good at dealing physical damage.
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Magic School Lunar'' heavily expanded and revamped the original game, removing some events completely while replacing them with others.
* WizardingSchool: Iyen.

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