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Romset and name:
rthun2 Rolling Thunder 2
Short name:
Rolling Thunder 2
Manufacturer:
Namco
Year:
Genre:
Platform
Category:
Platform / Shooter Scrolling
Serie:
Rolling Thunder
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
90 to 100 (Best Games)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
288x224@60.606061 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Hitachi HD63705, Motorola MC6809E, Motorola MC68000
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Namco C140, Speaker, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.36b8 released on oct-30 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
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Use sample of:
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Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
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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 30 years ago:

    Rolling Thunder 2 © 1990 Namco.

    A straight sequel to the superb 1986 original, Rolling Thunder 2 sees one or two players taking control of secret agents in this scrolling, platform shoot-em-up. The agents once again find themselves up against the sinister GERDRA organization and its many armed agents. Gameplay is very similar to the original, with doors both releasing enemies and hiding weapons and ammunition for the players to collect.

    Rolling Thunder 2 improves on its illustrious predecessor in a number of ways; the most obvious one being the vastly improved and incredibly colourful graphics. The most striking improvement, however, is the addition of a simultaneous, co-operative two player mode; which adds immeasurably to the game's appeal. For the sequel, the one player agent is a woman, with a second player taking the role of a male agent.

    TECHNICAL
    Namco System 2 hardware
    Game ID: RTS

    Main CPU: (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12.288 Mhz), M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz), HD63705 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: C140 (@ 21.39 Khz), YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 2 (ATTACK, JUMP)

    TRIVIA
    Even if the titlescreen says '1990', Rolling Thunder 2 was released in March 1991.

    Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Rolling Thunder 2: Namco Game Sound Express Vol.5 - VICL-15005) on June 21, 1991.

    SERIES
    • Rolling Thunder (1986)
    • Rolling Thunder 2 (1990)
    • Rolling Thunder 3 (1993, Genesis): released in North America only.

    STAFF
    Directed by: T. Negoro
    Programmed by: K. Nikaido
    Designed by: H. Kuwabara
    Music composed by: Ayako Saso

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [EU] Sega Mega Drive (1991)
    [US] Sega Genesis (nov.18, 1991) "Rolling Thunder 2 [Model T-14066]"
    [JP] Sega Mega Drive (nov.19, 1991) "Rolling Thunder 2 [Model T-14133]"
    Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] (oct.27, 2009)

    CONTRIBUTE
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