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Space Channel 5: Part 2

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Space Channel 5: Part 2
Publisher: Sega,
Sony PlayStation 2
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (EU)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 (PSN), Xbox Live Arcade, Steam
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Jump Pack,
Sony PlayStation 2
Trans Vibrator
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 HDR-0190
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(Limited)
¥9,000 HDR-0200



Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥5,800[1] SLPM-65096
Sony PlayStation 2
JP
(The Best)
¥3,000[1] SLPM-74404
Sony PlayStation 2
UK
£? SCES-50612
Sony PlayStation 2
FR
€? SCES-50612
Sony PlayStation 2
DE
€? SCES-50612
Sony PlayStation 2
ES
€? SCES-50612
Sony PlayStation 2
IT
€? ?



Steam
US
$8.99[2] 71260
Steam
EU
€7.99[4] 71260
Steam
UK
£5.99[4] 71260
Steam
AU
$19.99[4] 71260



Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥952 (1,000)[5] NPJB-00106
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$9.99[6]Media:SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 Launc.pdf[7] NPUB-30353
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
€7.99[6]Media:SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 Launc.pdf[7] NPEB-00372
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£6.29[6]Media:SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 Launc.pdf[7] NPEB-00372
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$12.95[6]Media:SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 Launc.pdf[7] NPEB-00372
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩13,000[8] NPHB-00231
Sony PlayStation 3
TW
NT$342[9] NPHB-00231
Xbox 360
JP
¥800
Xbox 360
US
$800[6]Media:SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 Launc.pdf[7]
Xbox 360
EU
€800[6]Media:SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 Launc.pdf[7]
Xbox 360
AU
$?

Space Channel 5: Part 2 (スペースチャンネル5 パート2) is the sequel to the rhythm action game Space Channel 5, developed by United Game Artists and published by Sega. It was simultaneously released in Japan for the Sega Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 on February 14, 2002, the PlayStation 2 version later being released in Europe later in the year.

In its original form, Space Channel 5: Part 2 was not released in North America, though was bundled with the original game as part of Space Channel 5: Special Edition for the PlayStation 2 in 2003. In 2011 the game received an "HD" upgrade for seventh generation consoles, appearing in Dreamcast Collection before seeing a stand-alone release for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam.

With its improved graphics, greater variety, and longer campaign, Part 2 is generally regarded as superior to its predecessor. Like its predecessor, it stars Ulala and has a cameo by Michael Jackson, known in this game as "Space Michael".

Gameplay

Whilst the scoring system is much different from the first game, the core gameplay in Space Channel 5: Part 2 remains mostly unchanged from its predecessor. Ulala, the star of the game, must copy moves acted out by the opponent in time to the music by pressing the directional buttons and two "firing" buttons, A/X ("Chu!", known as "Shoot" in the first game), and B/Circle ("Hey!", also known as "Shoot" in the first game, despite having a different effect on play). "Chu! is used to shoot enemies and objects, while hostages can be rescued with "Hey!".

New to Part 2 is the ability to hold buttons down as a "charged move" (for example when someone says "Chuuuuu---", the player holds the A/X button). Also new to the game is some segments that involve instrument battles, which are played using any directional button, as well as Chu! and Hey!.

Usually in the game, players have a set number of hearts, which varies depending on the situation. If they mess up a section, they lose a heart, and if all hearts are lost, the game is over. In some sections, such as boss battles, stars replace hearts, the number of which is determined by the current rating (the higher the rating, the more stars will be available). If all stars are lost, the game is over.

The viewer rating percentage in the corner works as the score, which changes depending on how well the game is played and the number of hearts or stars at the end of a scenario. There are also secrets at certain points in between gameplay where players press buttons to make Morolians (the enemies from the last game, now allies), spring up from the corner. Players need to find all these secrets in a level in order to get a full 100% rating at the end (the last level has a possible 200% rating).

Elsewhere, there is a 100 stage battle mode, in which players have to play 100 consecutive lines, with only one heart. Some of the lines seem to resemble those found in the first game. There is also a 2 player mode, where one player controls directions and the other controls actions, and an alternate story mode where characters, costumes and dance moves are different.

Other improvements include replacing the pre-rendered backgrounds of the first game with real time environments.

Achievements

Main article: Space Channel 5: Part 2/Achievements.

Production credits

Dreamcast version

Voices
  • Ulala: Herself
  • Fuse: Takashi Thomas Yuda
  • Noise: Ken Okazaki
  • Purge: Akira Ishida
  • Jaguar/Shadow: Show Hayami
  • Pine: Yoshiko Sakakibara
  • Peace: Toru Ohhira
  • Pudding: Kae Iida

and

Staff
  • Director: Yumiko Miyabe
  • Story & Gamedesign Director: Takumi Yoshinaga
  • Game System Director: Hideki Anbo
  • Game Designers: Takao Esaka, Emiko Sunaga, Toshihide Ozeki
  • Programming Director: Hitoshi Nakanishi
  • Space Programmers: Yoshio Inoue, Ise Susumu, Yuuki Hatakeyama, Ko Midoro
  • Technical Support: Osamu Hori, Koji Kaifu, Saotru Sakeshima, Michio Yokomizo
  • Technical Director: Takeshi Hirai
  • Art Director: Mayumi Moro
  • Total Scene Director: Ken Okazaki, All Character & Back Ground Design by All Members
  • Background Modeling: Yoshiro Shimizu, Rie Miyauchi, Issei Komura, Takehiko Miura
  • Character Modeling: Shinkichi Tanahashi, Mihoko Yanaka
  • Choreographer: Nahoko Nezu, Andre Fuentes
  • Animation Supervisor: Shigeru "Pigeon" Araki
  • Animation Technology Supervisor: Takanori Ohnuki
  • Character Animation: Yusuke Kashiwagi, Kenya Suzuki
  • Camera Works: Kanji Suto, Kenichi Suzuki
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Taro Hino
  • Visual Effects: Yuji Yamaga
  • Film Editor: Ryutaro Sugiyama
  • Storyboards: Ken Okazaki, Yumiko Miyabe
  • Art Team'S Special Thanks To: Hideaki Takamura, Haruka Yoshida, Jake Kazdal, Motomu Hayashi, Deen Guns Project
  • Sound And Music Design By: Wave Master, Inc.
  • Sound Director: Naofumi Hataya
  • Music: Kenichi Tokoi, Mariko Anba, Tomoya Ohtani, Naofumi Hataya
Sound Effects
  • All Sound-Staff of Channels: Takashi Endo
  • Chief Recording Engineer: Hirokazu Akashi
  • Recording Engineer: Yoshitada Miya, Sawako Sogabe
  • Recording Producer: Hidetaka Carl Shibata, Fumitaka Shibata
  • Musicians: Recording Director, Tadashi Ohtsubo
  • Trumpet: Masahiro Kobayashi, Futoshi Kobayashi
  • Trombone: Wakaba Kawai
  • Sax: Kohji Orita
  • Horn: Gizaemon Huruta
  • Drum: Yuuichi Togashiki, Mitsuru Kurauchi
  • Bass: Kenji Takamizu, Takeshi Taneda
  • Guitar: Chew-Taro Moritake
  • Chorus: Curtis Gaines, Ebony Fay, Andrea Hopkins
  • Strings: Jun Takeuchi (VL), Takuya Mori (2ndVL), Shin Motoi (VLA), Kaori Morita (VC)
  • Scores: Hiroshi Aso
  • Keyboards: Yutaka Minobe
  • Space Children: Anna Sakaguchi, Akane Uchino, Kanako Nishimura, Mai Onose, Daiki Saitou, Kento Kouda, Keiya Sakamoto, Kouji Fukumoto
  • Space Soprano: Tamami Shiraishi
  • Space Cheer Leaders: Eriko Tadaoka, Kaoru Oda, Kaoru Miyazawa, Mayu Kasahara, Mutsumi Tonegawa, Kaoru Akino, Yuuko Kitaide, Mika Matsumoto
  • Other Voices: All Sound-Staff of Channels, All Staff of Channels
  • Wave Master's Special Thanks To: Miki Nagase, Teruhiko Nakagawa, Fumie Kumatani, Seiro Okamoto, Tatsuya Kohzaki, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Shigeharu Isoda

Gekidan Tohai Corporation
Impression Music Co.Ltd
Witch Craft
Tokyo Konsei-Gashodan

"Mexican Flyer"
Ken Woodman & His Piccadilly Brass
(Woodman)
"This is my happiness"

United Game Artists™
For All People Who Hope For Peace In The Universe.

  • Presented by: Sega®

Original Game ©Sega Corporation, 1999
©UGA/Sega Corporation, 2001

Source: In-game credits (JP)


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Space Channel 5: Part 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 Launc.pdf

PDF
PSN/XBLA announcement press release

Artwork

Physical scans

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
94 №, p32[10]
Sega Dreamcast
94
Based on
1 review

Dreamcast, JP
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Cover
Dreamcast, JP (Limited Edition)
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Cover

PlayStation 2 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №123, p105
80 №3, p73[11]
Sony PlayStation 2
86
Based on
2 reviews

PlayStation 2, JP
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, JP (PS2 the Best)
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, UK
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Cover
PlayStation 2, FR
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Cover
PlayStation 2, DE
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Cover
PlayStation 2, ES

PlayStation 2, IT

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sony PlayStation 2
 ?
CRC32 ad53ea58
MD5 7b7481d63b85726aa6ff38d004312b2b
SHA-1 2dd9da5fd2a5e167d4a9b72fd85c8bf820c37d78
1,637,318,656 DVD-ROM (EU) SCES-50612 (V1.00)
Sony PlayStation 2
CRC32 390cbbe9
MD5 4329e7a40a45e4773dfe4d119eb26ff5
SHA-1 0279b284acabe83cdbdd0987595a46da893457ff
4,698,767,360 DVD-ROM (JP) SLPM-65096 / SLPM-74404 (V1.01)

External links

References


Space Channel 5: Part 2











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Main page | Comparisons | Magazine articles


Books: Space Channel 5 Part 2 Sugoku Sugoi Guide Book (2002)
Music: Space Channel 5 Part 2 Soundtrack Volume Chu!! (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Soundtrack Volume Hey!! (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Uki Uki ★ Non Stop Mega Mix (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Moji Moji ★ Can't Stop Remix (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Uha Uha ★ Readymade Remixes (2002)

Space Channel 5 logo Space Channel 5 series of games
Sega Dreamcast
Space Channel 5 Ulala The Movie (1999) | Space Channel 5 (2000) | Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2002)
Mobile phone
Ulala no Channel J (2001)
Sony PlayStation 2
Space Channel 5: Special Edition (2003)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Space Channel 5: Ulala's Cosmic Attack (2003)
Windows PC
Xbox Live Arcade
PlayStation 3 PlayStation Network
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2011)
Space Channel 5 related media
Music
Space Channel 5 Planet Dance (2000) | Space Channel 5 Original Soundtrack (2000) | Mexican Flyer Remix Tracks Inspired by Space Channel 5 (2000) | Space Channel 5 Mexican Flyer (2000) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Soundtrack Volume Chu!! (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Soundtrack Volume Hey!! (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Uki Uki ★ Non Stop Mega Mix (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Moji Moji ★ Can't Stop Remix (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Uha Uha ★ Readymade Remixes (2002)
Book
Space Channel 5 Gyun Gyun Book (2000) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Space Channel 5 (2000) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Sugoku Sugoi Guide Book (2002)