Strider 2 (Asia 991213)


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 Description 
Romset name: strider2a.zip
Production year: 1999
Manufacturer: Capcom

Game genre: Platform
Category: Platform / Fighter Scrolling

This machine is a clone of:
 • Strider 2 (USA 991213)

This machine needs a BIOS file:
 • ZN2 (coh3002c.zip)

 Emulation 
This machine is NOT working in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Preliminary
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Imperfect
Graphics emulation: Imperfect
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .078

The MAME driver of this machine is: zn.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    NameTypeClock
    CXD8661R ("maincpu")cpu 100000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 8000000 Hz
    DSP16 ("qsound:qsound")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    SPU ("spu")audio 33868800 Hz
    Q-Sound ("qsound")audio 4000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 640 x 480 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 1P
  • Controllers [Show details]

    Type:
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 3

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    NameValue
    UnknownOff
     On
     Off
     On
    Service ModeOff
     On
    UnknownOff
     On
    UnknownOff
     On

  • RAM Options [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    4M (4194304)

  • ROMs (2 of the BIOS set, 9 of the parent set, 2 of the clone set, 1 of various devices) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    m534002c-59.ic353524288e860ea8b 66e7e1d4e426466b8f48a2ba055a91b475569504 good coh3002c
    cp10.ic65287808fcef 3c3fb8227b05dace042dc1429b9f2355b1a15638 good coh3002c
    78081g503.ic6558192  nodump coh3002c
    hr2a_04.2h52428856ff9394 fe8417965d945210ac098c6678c02f1c678bd13b good strider2a
    hr2-05m.3h838860818716fe8 bb923f18120086054cd6fd91f77d27a190c1eed4 good strider2
    hr2-06m.4h83886086f13b69c 9a14ecc72631bc44053af71fe7e3934bedf1a71e good strider2
    hr2-07m.5h83886083925701b d93218d2b97cc0fc6c30221bd6b5e955520fbc46 good strider2
    hr2-08m.2k8388608d844c0dc 6010cfbf4dc42fda182884d78e12dcb63df00249 good strider2
    hr2-09m.3k8388608cdd43e6b 346a83deadecd56428276acefc2ce95249a49921 good strider2
    hr2-10m.4k4194304d95b3f37 b6566c1184718f6c0986d13060894c0fb400c201 good strider2
    hr2_02.2e131072acd8d385 5edb61c3d66d2d09a28a71db52eee3a9f7db8c9d good strider2
    hr2-01m.3a2097152510a16d1 05f10c2921a4d3b1fab4d0a4ea06351809bdbb07 good strider2
    cp138606edf50 db711a9da4ecaf74e0b37deb8eb94e8b8fbae041 good strider2
    qsound.bin8192059c847d 229cead1be2f86733dd80573d4983ba482355ece baddump qsound


    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


 Information 
HISTORY

Strider 2 (c) 1999 Capcom.


A direct sequel to the superb 1989 original, the player once again takes on the role of Strider Hiryu; a ninja who wields a deadly plasma-ejecting cypher called the 'Falchion'. Players start the game by selecting one of three difficult missions, with a fourth becoming available once the initial three are completed. Completing the fourth mission will unlock the final 'boss' mission, in which the player must battle a number of bosses which includes the rogue 'Strider Hien' from the first Strider game. Once all missions are completed, the character of Strider Hien - who wields two ranged cyphers - is unlocked.


To add variety to the tight gameplay, Capcom included special unlockable and powerful skills to aid players on their missions. These included the Savage Slash ('Midare-Giri' in Japanese), Hassou Jump, Boost (unlimited if missions defeated by Hien) and rapid slash.


Strider 2 features improved graphics - now rendered in pseudo 3-D - but with hack-and-slash gameplay largely unaltered from the first game. One difference to the original is a greater emphasis placed on boss encounters.


- TECHNICAL -


Sony ZN-2 hardware


Main CPU : SPU (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SPU (@ 8 Mhz), Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6


- TRIVIA -


Released in December 1999.


This game is known in Japan as "Strider Hiryu 2" (translates from Japanese as 'Flying Dragon Strider 2').


This is not the first Strider sequel to be released. U.S. Gold published a game known as Strider Returns to various home consoles, such as Sega Mega Drive, throughout the early 1990s. However, the game was poorly received by critics and gamers alike due to poor gameplay. Because of its failure and the true sequel being named "Strider 2," it is possible that Capcom actually denied its existence.


Suleputer released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Strider Hiryu 2 Original Soundtrack - CPCA-1035) on 21/01/2000.


- SERIES -


1. Strider [CP-S No. 03] (1989)

2. Strider 2 (1999)


- STAFF -


Planners : Atsushi Tomita, Yoshifumi Fukuda (Yo TD Fukuda), Masahiro Nakano, Nuki

Programmers : Tsutomu Urago, Kazuhiko Komori, Arikichi Kiyoko, Shigeru Kato, Hero Hero, Kazuo Yamawaki, Meijin, Yoshihiro Shindome

Scroll Designers : Takahashi Yasuto, Nakamura Takako, Yamamoto Yasuhiro, Yoichi Tanoue (Tanopu) (TT), Hongo Akiko

Object Designers : Minobe Hiroaki, Naoki Fukushima, G. Kamina, Miwa Sakaguchi, T, Shinya Miyamoto, Masanori Kondo, Y. Yamamoto, Masayuki Maeda 04, Hiro, Kaeru Nagashima, Akita, Tomomall. S, Toshihiro Suzuki, Narancia, R., Masaru_N, Kikutani, Tomohiko Ohsumi, Michiru, Kitasan

Designers : Shoei, Nezumi Otoko, Harumaru

Music Composers : Setsuo Yamamoto, Etsuko

Sound Effects : Ryoji Yamamoto, Yoshiki Sandou

Voice Actors : Kousuke Toriumi, Kan Tokumaru, Toshihide Tsuchiya, Hozumi Tokuda

Producer : Noritaka Funamizu

General Producer : Yoshiki Okamoto


Special Thanks : Sakomizu


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (2000, "Strider Hiryu 1&2")


- SOURCES -


Game's rom.


Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

 MAMEINFO.DAT 
Information on strider2

0.102u2 [Brian Troha]

0.79 [smf]

0.78 [smf]

0.74u2 [?]

0.37b7 [?]


Artwork available


Bugs:

- strider2, strider2a, shiryu2: Randomly crashes with fighting bosses. Source (ID 02519)


WIP:

- 0.148: Restored the previously dumped sound ROM in Strider 2 and clones, correct size is really 16Mbit [Stefan Lindberg].

- 0.146u3: hap fixed missing music in Strider 2 and clones (missing ROM_RELOAD for Q-Sound rom).

- 0.144u4: Team CPS-1 replaced HR2-01M.3A in Strider 2 and clones with proper 32MBit dump to match real PCB, 2nd half was cutted out.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (stridr2a) to (strider2a).

- 3rd June 2007: Mr. Do - Scanned instruction card for Space Firebird provided by Tormod.

- 0.102u2: Brian Troha added Strider 2 (USA 991213). Renamed (strider2) to (stridr2a).

- 0.82u2: Tourniquet, Olivier Galibert, smf, R. Belmont, [red], Malice, Renegade, Twisty, Dox, BUT and many other MAME.net board users helped out to find the missing ZN protection key - Game now playable.

- 3rd May 2004: Guru - A CP13 security chip from Strider 2 arrived from Sheep.

- 0.81u9: smf fixed system error D094 in Strider 2, but suffers from random lockups on bosses - Game now playable.

- 0.79: Removed Strider 2 (USA 991213). Renamed (stridr2a) to (strider2).

- 0.78: smf added Strider 2 (USA 991213) and clone (ASIA 991213). Changed 'Strider Hiryu 2 (JAPAN 991213)' to clone 'Strider 2 (ASIA 991213)'.

- 18th October 2003: Milan Koci added the US version of Strider 2 to the ZN driver, but it's not working.

- 0.74u2: Added Strider Hiryu 2 (JAPAN 991213) (Capcom 1999).

- 0.37b7: Added Strider Hiryu 2 (JAPAN 991213) (Testdriver).


LEVELS: 5


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