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Shock Troopers - 2nd Squad


Shock Troopers - 2nd Squad (c) 10/1998 Saurus.


More of an update than a full-blown sequel, Shock Troopers - 2nd Squad picks up where the first game - released a year earlier - left off. Once again, one or two players face the might of a terrorist army who are threatening to destroy the world by launching a newly developed weapon-of-mass-destruction if their wishes - to be given absolute control of the newly-founded nation of Billberk - aren't granted.


Like many Neo Geo sequels, 2nd Squad doesn't particularly do anything the original didn't do. There are some improvements, however; graphics have been given a brush up and level design is a little more imaginative than that of the already impressive original.


- TECHNICAL -


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 0246


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.19 Hz

Palette colors : 4096


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3 => [A] Shot attack/Close range attack, [B] Bomb attack, [C] Jump/Get in a vehicle/Get out a vehicle

=> Leon > [A] Spread shot/Combat knife, [B] Power napalm

=> Angel > [A] Front shot/Tear gus, [B] Wide napalm

=> Lulu > [A] Wide shot/Revolver, [B] Normal bomb

=> Toy > [A] Laser shot/Stan gun, [B] Sonic bomb


- TRIVIA -


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Shock Troopers Second Squad, Shock Troopers - PCCB-00355) on 01/1999.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


Here are the 4 characters with their codenames and statistics :

* Leon (aka Lion Heart) : Speed 1 - Attack 4 - Defense 4 - Evasion 1

* Angel (aka Ceramic Arms) : Speed 2 - Attack 3 - Defense 2 - Evasion 3

* Lulu (aka Lightning Eyes) : Speed 4 - Attack 1 - Defense 1 - Evasion 3

* Toy (aka Ice Brain) : Speed 3 - Attack 2 - Defense 3 - Evasion 2


- SERIES -


1. Shock Troopers (1997)

2. Shock Troopers - 2nd Squad (1998)


- STAFF -


Exective producer : Nobuyuki Tanaka

Producer : Yasushi Okahara

Exective director : Kenji Ishimoto

Main planner : Mitsuki Pkc Saito

Sub planner : Hotlips

Chief programmer : Jo.

Programmers : Levin Takasaki, Dis, Buttaku H.K

Tool programmer : Hiroaki Torii

Technical adviser : Yuki

Chief front designer : Kurara Kiri

Front designers : Masato Miyoshi, Tsuru-Chang, Michitaka Ishida, Satoshi Ishiguro, Naruhiro Kishimoto

Chief back designer : Miwako Kojima

Back designers : Yuko Hara, Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Kaori Nishioka, Takazumi Hirokawa

Character designer : Aki

Sound producer : Masahiko Hataya

Music composer : Masaki Kase ('WWW', World Wide Wave)