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Romset and name:
gforce2ja Galaxy Force 2 (Japan, Rev A)
Short name:
Galaxy Force 2
Manufacturer:
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying (chase view)
Serie:
Galaxy Force
Driver source:
Language:
Japanese
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo)
Input:
Stick
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
City, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
320x224@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Sega PCM, Speaker, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.139 released on aug-11 2010
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
gforce2 Galaxy Force 2
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 32 years ago:

    Galaxy Force II © 1988 Sega Enterprises, Limited.

    A superb sprite-scaling shoot-em-up from Sega, in which a single player must battle their way through a number of superbly rendered, space-themed levels. Action switches between open space battles and planet-based levels; with tight, enemy packed tunnel sections (enemy bases) seperating each level.

    Galaxy Force II took the space-based shooting action of 1985's "Space Harrier" and, to a lesser degree, "After Burner" and improved upon both in every conceivable way. The game's pace is much slower paced than either "Space Harrier" or "After Burner", making game progression more a result of actual skill than the blind luck often associated with those earlier titles.

    Elements of Galaxy Force II were also influenced by several NON-shooting Sega games; in particular the branching roads of 1986's "Out Run". At the end of each of Galaxy Force II's stages, after the player has fought through the end-of-level 'enemy fortress'; are tunnel sections offering a choice of left or right. Again, the choice made dictates which level the player tackles next.

    Galaxy Force II also demonstrated just how far Sega could push its then legendary sprite scaling technonolgy, with the visual rendition of some levels - such as when the player is flying above the surface of a volcanic planet, complete with solar flares and volcanic eruptions - being nothing short of spectacular.

    TECHNICAL
    [Deluxe model]
    Sega Y Board hardware

    TRIVIA
    Released in July 1988 in Japan.

    Also released a Galaxy Force II [Super Deluxe model]

    Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (G.S.M. SEGA 1 - D28B0002) on 07/07/1988.

    A Galaxy Force II unit appears in the music video for "Kid Candy" by the grunge rock group Seaweed.

    SERIES
    • Galaxy Force (1988)
    • Galaxy Force II [Deluxe model] (1988)
    • Galaxy Force II [Super Deluxe model] (1988)

    STAFF
    Designer: Kondo Masaki
    Main programmer: Katsumi Sachiko
    Support programmers: Eishi Kawatake, Maki Yokata
    Music composers: Koichi Namiki (Micky/Pritty K.N.), Katsuhiro Hayashi (Funky K.H.)

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Sega Master System (1989)
    [JP] Sega Mega Drive (Sep. 13, 1991) "Galaxy Force II [Model T-68013]"
    [JP] Sega Saturn (jul.02, 1998) "Galaxy Force II [Sega Ages] [Model GS-9197]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (Jul. 26, 2007) "Galaxy Force II Special Extended Edition [Sega Ages 2500 Vol.30] [SLPM 62766]"
    Nintendo 3DS [eShop] (2013) "3D Galaxy Force II"

    • HANDHELDS:
    Nintendo 3DS [eShop] [JP] (jul.24, 2013) "3D Galaxy Force [Model CTR-JGFJ-JPN]"
    Nintendo 3DS [eShop] [US] (dec.12, 2013) "3D Galaxy Force [Model CTR-JGFE-USA]"
    Nintendo 3DS [eShop] [EU] (dec.12, 2013) "3D Galaxy Force [Model CTR-JGFP-EUR]"
    Nintendo 3DS [eShop] [AU] (dec.12, 2013) "3D Galaxy Force [Model CTR-JGFP-AUS]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [US] Commodore C64 (1989)
    [EU] Commodore Amiga (1990)
    [EU] Atari ST (jan.1990)
    [EU] Amstrad CPC (jan.1990)
    [EU] Commodore C64 (jan.1990)
    [EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (jan.1990)
    FM Towns PC (mar.1991) "Galaxy Force II [Model HMB-168]" by CSK

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