Panzer Dragoon Zwei

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Panzer Dragoon Zwei
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (3 tracks)
Peripherals supported: 3D Control Pad, Mission Stick, Shuttle Mouse
Genre: Dramatic Shooting (ドラマティックシューティング)[1], Shooting[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥6,800 (7,004)6,800e[3] GS-9049
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$59.9959.99[7] 81022
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
81022-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
81022-50
USK: 12
Sega Saturn
PT
STJSE0206
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[10] 81022-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
GR
Sega Saturn
PL
199zł199
Sega Saturn
AU
FPAN03SSC
OFLC: G8
Sega Saturn
BR
R$64.9964.99 192146
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

Panzer Dragoon Zwei (パンツァードラグーン ツヴァイ), also known as Panzer Dragoon II and Panzer Dragoon II Zwei, is an "on-rails" shoot 'em up game released exclusively for the Sega Saturn. It was the second Panzer Dragoon game released but it is a prequel of the series. It was developed by Team Andromeda, one of Sega's internal development studios.

Story

The game is set prior to the original Panzer Dragoon against the backdrop of a war between the Empire led by its sixth Emperor and the nation of Meccania over remnants of the Ancient Age. Jean-Luc Lundi lives in a superstitious village where mutant coolias are killed as unlucky omens. Lundi defies the village tradition by adopting a mutant coolia with wings and a glowing green throat, naming it Lagi. After Lagi is full grown, Lundi takes the coolia out to try to get him to fly. While Lundi takes Lagi out, an automated Ancient Age ship called Shelcoof destroys Lundi's village. Lagi fires at Shelcoof with lasers from his mouth, the trademark attack of dragons from the Ancient Age. Lundi and Lagi pursue Shelcoof in parallel with the forces of Meccania, who seek to control Shelcoof.

Gameplay

The game is a rail shooter like its predecessor. The player controls a dragon, Lagi, and its rider, Lundi, through an aiming reticle that can be moved over the whole screen with the D-pad, with enemies appearing across four quadrants tracked by an on-screen radar. The dragon follows the reticle, allowing the player to dodge obstacles and enemy fire. Lagi initially cannot fly and runs along the ground in the early stages instead. The player can pan the field of view by moving the reticle with Left and Right or can rotate the view 90 degrees at a time with L and R. Though the game is on rails and largely follows predetermined paths, stages now have branching paths at certain points, with the player's choice affecting the scenery as well as the enemy types and bosses that the player encounters.

Enemies can be defeated with Lundi's handgun, which is fired by pressing A, B, or C, or Lagi's homing lasers, which can lock on up to eight enemies by holding A, B, or C while moving the reticle over them. A meter fills as enemies are shot down; when it is green, the player can use the berserk attack, a rain of lasers from Lagi that targets all enemies on screen until the bar is emptied, by pressing X, Y, or Z.

The dragon's health is indicated by a bar in the corner of the screen. It takes damage from enemies and from obstacles. The dragon has part of its health restored at the beginning of each stage. The game ends if the dragon runs out of health, but it can be continued from the beginning of the current stage as long as the player has credits remaining. Each stage is scored based on enemy kill ratio, damage taken, the number of continues used, and the time taken to complete each section. During the game, the dragon unlocks alternate forms based on the routes taken and points accrued. There are six forms available, with a final form unlocking for the final boss.

After completing the game, Pandora's Box is unlocked, which is an extras menu that gives players the ability to alter dragon statistics, change the game difficulty, access new weapons, alter or replay individual levels, and replay cutscenes. To unlock everything in Pandora's Box, the player must have a total number of clears of at least 20, a total playtime of at least 30 hours, a best shot down ratio of 100%, or a save game from Panzer Dragoon Saga saved to the Saturn's internal memory.

Stages

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Episode 1

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Episode 2

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Episode 3

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Episode 4

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Episode 5

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Episode 6

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Last Episode

Production credits

Team Andromeda Presents
Source:
In-game credits(JP)


Source:
In-game credits[12]


Source:
US manual[13]

Magazine articles

Main article: Panzer Dragoon Zwei/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Panzer Dragoon Zwei/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №0906, p53
87 №42, p58/59
93 №37 [1]
90
Sega Saturn
90
Based on
4 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 KByte (HU)
94
[14]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
100
[10]
Edge (UK) NTSC-J
70
[9]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
83
[15]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
88
[16]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
80
[17]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
99
[18]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
95
[19]
Maximum (UK)
100
[20]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
92
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-J
87
[22]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
99
[23]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
92
[24]
neXt Level (DE)
90
[25]
Player One (FR)
95
[26]
Score (CZ)
80
[27]
Secret Service (PL)
99
[28]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
80
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
86
[30]
Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
99
[31]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
95
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
97
[33]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
92
[34]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
93
[35]
Strana Igr (RU)
73
[36]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
76
[37]
Ultra Player (FR)
100
[38]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-J
87
[39]
VideoGames (US)
90
[7]
Sega Saturn
90
Based on
29 reviews

Panzer Dragoon Zwei

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
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Manual
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Inlay
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Reg Card
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Leaflet 01
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Leaflet 02
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Saturn, US
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Cover
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Disc
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Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
PanzerDragoonIISaturnEUManual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, PT
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, PT (4,990$)
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Cover
Saturn, GR

Saturn, AU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
494,477,424 CD-ROM (EU) 81022-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
475,308,624 1996-02-27 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9049 V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
493,814,160 CD-ROM (US) 81022 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1996-02-05 Page

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Saturn (JP) Extra files
Folder / File Type Size description
OMAKE.TXT TXT 3,843 Warning message
README.TXT TXT 27,814 Messages from the developers.
WORLD.TXT TXT 8,638 Warning message


Save data

The game makes use of the Saturn's internal battery back-up as well as the Saturn Backup Memory to save progress through the game as well as unlock extras.

Panzer Dragoon Zwei Save Data
Name Comment File Size
PANDRA_ZWEI (Rank) 8

External links

  • Sega of America webpage: Saturn
  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Saturn

References

  1. File:Panzerzwei sat jp backcover.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-30 22:53)
  3. http://www.sega.co.jp:80/sega/p_cafe/DB/09049/09049.html (Wayback Machine: 1998-12-06 07:59)
  4. http://sega-saturn.com/saturn/software/pd2.htm (Wayback Machine: 1996-12-15 06:19)
  5. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/X_fMSk0TWDE/m/48YuZQr_pMsJ
  6. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/J4Znml1DpDc/m/j6B50Ae7IeAJ
  7. 7.0 7.1 VideoGames, "May 1996" (US; 1996-04-23), page 61
  8. Computer & Video Games, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-09), page 61
  9. 9.0 9.1 Edge, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-03), page 68
  10. 10.0 10.1 Computer & Video Games, "May 1996" (UK; 1996-04-12), page 66
  11. File:TopSecret_PL_51.pdf, page 37
  12. File:Panzer Dragoon Zwei US Saturn credits.pdf
  13. File:Panzerzwei sat us manual.pdf, page 14
  14. 576 KByte, "Június 1996" (HU; 1996-xx-xx), page 24
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 32
  16. Famitsu, "1996-03-29" (JP; 1996-03-15), page 1
  17. Fun Generation, "05/96" (DE; 1996-04-10), page 45
  18. GameFan, "Volume 4, Issue 5: May 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 14
  19. GamePro, "June 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 66
  20. Maximum, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-04-27), page 124
  21. Mega Force, "Mai 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 68
  22. Mega Fun, "05/96" (DE; 1996-04-xx), page 62
  23. Magazina Igrushek, "7-8/1996" (RU; 1996-xx-xx), page 143
  24. Mean Machines Sega, "May 1996" (UK; 1996-04-04), page 16
  25. neXt Level, "Juni 1996" (DE; 1996-05-15), page 12
  26. Player One, "Mai 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 90
  27. Score, "Listopad 1996" (CZ; 1996-11-01), page 110
  28. Secret Service, "Lipiec/Sierpień 1996" (PL; 1996-06-01), page 65
  29. Sega Power, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-05-09), page 52
  30. Sega Pro, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-06-xx), page 20
  31. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "10/1996" (PL; 1996-xx-xx), page 1
  32. Sega Saturn Magazine, "May 1996" (UK; 1996-04-24), page 70
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-05 (1996-03-22)" (JP; 1996-03-08), page 227
  34. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 11
  35. Sonic the Comic, "16 August 1996" (UK; 1996-08-07), page 10
  36. Strana Igr, "May/Iyun 1996" (RU; 1996-xx-xx), page 136
  37. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 42
  38. Ultra Player, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-07-02), page 78
  39. Video Games, "5/96" (DE; 1996-04-24), page 90


Panzer Dragoon Zwei

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Books: Panzer Dragoon Zwei no Sekai: Panzer Dragoon Zwei Koushiki Guide Book (1996)
Music: Panzer Dragoon Zwei Original Soundtrack (1996)

Prereleases:
Sega Saturn
Prototypes: 1996-02-05



Games in the Panzer Dragoon Series
Sega Saturn
Panzer Dragoon (1995) | Panzer Dragoon Zwei (1996) | Panzer Dragoon I & II (1996) | Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998)
Windows PC
Panzer Dragoon (1996) | Panzer Dragoon: Remake (2020)
Sega Game Gear
Panzer Dragoon Mini (1996)
LCD handheld game
Panzer Dragoon (1997)
Xbox
Panzer Dragoon Orta (2002)
Nintendo Switch
Panzer Dragoon: Remake (2020) | Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake (20xx)
Sony PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Steam
Google Stadia
Panzer Dragoon: Remake (2020)
Sampler Discs
Sega Saturn
Panzer Dragoon Playable Preview (1995) | Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Taikenban (1997) | Panzer Dragoon Saga Demo Disc (1998)
Xbox
Panzer Dragoon Orta Demo Disc (2002)
Panzer Dragoon related media
Music
Panzer Dragoon Original Sound Track (1995) | Panzer Dragoon Original Full Sound Version (1995) | Panzer Dragoon Power Remix (1995) | Panzer Dragoon Zwei Original Arrange Album "Alternative Elements" (1996) | Panzer Dragoon Zwei Original Soundtrack (1996) | Panzer Dragoon O.V.A. Original Sound Track (1996) | Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG (1997) | Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album (1998) | "Sona Mi Areru Ec Sancitu" (1999) | Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Memorial Album (2001) | Panzer Dragoon Orta: Die Panzer Dragoons Chronik (2002) | Panzer Dragoon Orta Original Soundtrack (2002) | Panzer Dragoon Orta Official Soundtrack (2003) | Panzer Dragoon Original Sound Track (Remastered) (2006) | Panzer Dragoon (2016) | Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement (2018) | Panzer Dragoon: Remake The Definitive Soundtrack (2021)
Book
Panzer Dragoon Koushiki Guide Book (1995) | Panzer Dragoon Zwei no Sekai: Panzer Dragoon Zwei Koushiki Guide Book (1996) | Panzer Dragoon OVA Fan Book (1996) | Azel Panzer Dragoon RPG Guide Book (1998) | Azel Panzer Dragoon RPG Official Guide (1998) | Azel Panzer Dragoon RPG (1998) | Panzer Dragoon Orta Kanzen Guide (2003) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Panzer Dragoon Orta (2003) | Panzer Dragoon Orta: Kaze to Akatsuki no Musume (2004)
Film
Panzer Dragoon (1996)