The Chaos Engine 2

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The Chaos Engine 2
Publisher: Renegade Software
Developer: The Bitmap Brothers
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action
Number of players: 2
Status of prototype(s): Early prototype released
ROM size: 1MB (prototype)

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The Chaos Engine 2 is a video game by The Bitmap Brothers and the sequel to The Chaos Engine (known as Soldiers of Fortune in North America). It was released for the Commodore Amiga in 1996, though was also once set for release for the Sega Mega Drive before this version was cancelled. The Chaos Engine 2 is a top-down action game like its predecessor, but is this time always a split-screen two-player game (with the computer taking on the role as player 2 if needsbe). The characters "Thug" and "Preacher" have been cut for this sequel.

An prototype of the Mega Drive version of The Chaos Engine 2 was leaked onto the internet, showing an early build with no computer players, vertical split-screen (as opposed to the Amiga, which splits play horizontally) and only one level. According to an interview gaming site Sega-16 had with Mike Montgomery from The Bitmap Brothers, the games was canceled as no publishing deal could be established.[1] Had it been released, it would have arrived on the console quite late in its lifespan.

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 3fb045c2
MD5 a018893d4c91ee0c10338ff9870cf805
SHA-1 9e2e12e90b60e6ca28af6a5afb213cafe1868a95
1MB 1993-07 Download.svg (156 kB) i