Lost In Translation/Galaxy Force II

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Galaxy Force II
Galaxy Force II marquee.
Galaxy Force II title screen.
Galaxy Force II control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1988
Control
Method
Analog joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) 68000 (@ 12.500 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.027 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 4.027 MHz)
Sega PCM (@ 4.027 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
24,576 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 46 ROMs
6,356,992 bytes (6.06 MiB)
MAME ID gforce2 · gforce2j

About The Game

Galaxy Force II is a sprite-scaling shoot-em-up arcade video game 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.

Trivia

Also released as "Galaxy Force II [Deluxe model]".

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

Series

  1. Galaxy Force (1988)
  2. Galaxy Force II [Deluxe model] (1988)
  3. 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.)

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Box art for the Activision port of Galaxy Force II.
Consoles 
Sega Master System (1989)
Sega Mega Drive (1990)
FM Towns Marty (1990)
Sega Saturn (1998)
Computers 
Commodore Amiga ("Galaxy Force II", 1990, Activision)


Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Mega Selection -G.S.M. SEGA- PCCB-00014[1] 1989-12-15 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
S.S.T. Band Live! -G.S.M. SEGA- PCCB-00042[2] 1990-10-31 Pony Canyon CD version.
Galaxy Force -G.S.M. SEGA 1- D28B-0002[3] 1988-07-21 Pony Canyon Inc. CD version.
Back in the S.S.T. Band!! ~The Very Best~ SCDC-00312[4] 2003-11-19 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.1 SVWC-7092~4[5] 2001-10-24 SME Visual Works 3 CD version.
Galaxy Force -G.S.M. SEGA 1- 25P5-0002[6] 1988-07-21 Pony Canyon Inc. Cassette version.
BLAST! - SHOOTING GAME SOUND OMNIBUS Vol.1 KDSD-00022[7] 2003-12-17 Team Entertainment CD version.
GALAXY FORCE II & Thunder Blade ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK WM-0574[8] 2007-07-26 Wavemaster Inc. CD version.
S.S.T. Band Live! PCVP-10405[9] 1990-11-21 Pony Canyon Released on VHS.
S.S.T. Band ~Live History~ SDDV-00035[10] 2006-09-20 Happinet Corporation Released on DVD.
Galaxy Force -G.S.M. SEGA 1- C22B-0002[11] 1988-07-21 Pony Canyon Vinyl version.
Mega Selection -G.S.M. SEGA- PCTB-00003[12] 1989-12-15 Pony Canyon Cassette version.

Sound Comparison

Platform Song Titles Sound Source
Arcade "Scene Select" "Beyond The Galaxy (Scene A - Level 1)" "Defeat (Scene B - Level 2)" "Try-Z (Scene E - Level 5)" "Take Back (Scene C - Level 3)" "Alone Fighter (Scene D - Level 4)" "Stage Clear" "Name Entry" M1 v0.7.8a6

External Links

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.