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Description

This is a horizontal space shooter in which the player must aquire a predefined number of points before the time ends in order to advance to the next level. The two-player mode can be cooperative or competative.

Chouzikuu Yousai Macross - Macross II was produced by Banpresto in 1993.

Banpresto released 30 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1992. Banpresto was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Banpresto during the time period Chouzikuu Yousai Macross - Macross II was produced include: SD Gundam Neo Battling, Ultra Toukon Densetsu, Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam - Kidou Senshi Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, and Godzilla

Specs

Name Chouzikuu Yousai Macross - Macross II
Developer Banpresto (Japan)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7335
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Shot|Bomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

One or two small spaceships called Valkaries must take on the enemy armada and save Earth. Player one is Serbee and Player two is Necks; both are charactors in the Macross II anime. The Valkaries have the ability to transform into three modes:

  • Fighter - looks like a jet and can shoot powerfull forward lasers.
  • Gerwalk - part fighter, part batteloid that shoots weaker shots forward and horizontally downward simultaneously.
  • Batteloid - its form looks like a giant robot. It can only be accessed by pressing the 'bomb' button. Once the bomb (actually a missile birrage) is completed it reverts to it's previous form.

Items that give you additional Bombs, as well as convert your Valkarie betwen Fighter and Gerwalk modes, are common in every level. Certain rare, hidden items like Minmei dolls and destroying certain enemy space ships can greatly increase your score. Minmei dolls are released when key parts of the background are shot repeatedly. Repeatedly getting weapon items will increase the firepower of the Gerwalk and Fighter modes.

Game Play

In one- or two-player cooperative modes, the players must destroy as many enemy spaceships and point items as they can in order to achieve the minimum score necessary to move on to the next level before the time runs out. The number of points left to complete the level are displayed in the top center of the screen and this tally changes color to reflect your points/time left ratio. If the time runs out and the minimum score is not met, the game is over. If the score is met, the players continue to fight enemies in that level until the time is over. Then they move on to the next level. Ironically, defeating the boss of the level does not give many bonus points, and regular enemies continue to come after the boss is defeated until time runs out.

As the game starts, the players must choose to start on the easy, medium, or hard levels. Each difficulty has three unique levels, plus a final level that all routes share. In other words, there are ten unique levels in this game.

In competative mode, the two players select one of the nine normal levels to compete for the higher score. When the time ends, the player with the higher score wins.

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Trivia

The "Chouzikuu Yousai" part of the title is translated as "Super Dimensional Fortress" in the US versions of the anime (Japanese cartoons) that these games are based off of.

The Macross series was the first anime to have good music in it, as well as having music as a central part of the storyline. As a resault, most current anime titles have good music and their CD soundtracks are widely available (in Japan, Korea, China, etc.). This game recreates many of the songs in the Macross II anime, and while it is still about at the quality of a good Super Nintendo game's music (maybe a little better than that for some songs), it is better than in the first Macross arcade game. Both games take place in scenes from the anime.

Famicom (NES) and Super Famicom (SNES) Macross games were also made which bear some resemblence to the arcade versions.

Miscellaneous

This game was only released in Japan.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Chouzikuu Yousai Macross - Macross II Census

There are 14,839 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 20 known instances of this machine owned by Chouzikuu Yousai Macross - Macross II collectors who are active members. Of these, 20 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Chouzikuu Yousai Macross - Macross II boards sets.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

Technical

The language switch just removes some of the Japanese text rather than convering it to English.

Legacy

  1. Super Spacefortress Macross
  2. Chouzikuu Yousai Macross - Macross II
  3. Macross Plus

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