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Rolling Thunder 2 Rolling Thunder 2 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Rolling Thunder 2 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A multi-scrolling, 2-D platform shoot-em-up. Playing as a male or female agent, take on a terrorist organization throughout eight unique levels that span the globe.

Rolling Thunder 2 was produced by Namco in 1990.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Rolling Thunder 2 was produced include: World Stadium '89, Winning Run Suzuka Grand Prix, Winning Run 3, Valkyrie No Densetsu, Rompers, Boxy Boy, Cosmo Gang, Dragon Saber, Driver's Eyes, and Galaxian 3

Rolling Thunder 2
Rolling Thunder 2


Name Rolling Thunder 2
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9363
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Namco System 2 JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Rolling Thunder 2 Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireJump
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

One or two players guide their agent through multi-story levels, killing a variety of masked enemies armed with guns, grenades etc. using a pistol or machine gun. Collect ammo by entering doors marked 'bullet' and 'arms'. The player can jump between floors using handrails and bannisters to reach doors or avoid enemies. Unlike Rolling Thunder, health is not lost by coming into contact with enemies. An optional level select allows the player to choose which level to start on after game over.

Rolling Thunder 2 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.43 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.60

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Alledgedly never released outside Japan, Rolling Thunder 2 contains Japanese text only. A conversion of the game was available for the SEGA Megadrive/Genesisu that featured extra levels and cut-scenes, similar graphics without sprite scaling but inferior sound.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Rolling Thunder 2 Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 18 known instances of this machine owned by Rolling Thunder 2 collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 17 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Rolling Thunder 2. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Rolling Thunder 2 boards sets.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Powered by NAMCO's System 2 hardware, Rolling Thunder 2 features twin 68000 12MHZ processors and a 6809 processor. Consisting of a CPU board and a VIDEO board, the hardware allows for multi-layer parallax and sprite scaling featured in the game. The popular YM2151 FM synth chip, along with a multi-channel DAC provide excellent sound effects and music. The PCB has a 48-way connector to provide stereo sound and other features not used by the game, and the game has adjustable balance, treble and bass controls on the board. Game options are set via a test mode and saved after power-off.


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