Giga Wing 2 is a vertical shooter for the Sega Dreamcast.
Giga Wing 2 Images
|# of Players||1-4|
|Release Dates||January 18th, 2001 (JP)
May 16th, 2001 (NA)
|Release Prices||¥ 5,800 (JP)
$ 19.99 (NA)
|Product IDs||T-1239M (JP)
Giga Wing 2 Overview
Giga Wing 2 (ギガウイング2) was a vertical shooter developed by Takumi Corporation for the NAOMI arcade platform. It is the sequel to the original Giga Wing, which had found it’s way to the Dreamcast previously. Takumi was also behind Mars Matrix, which Capcom ported to the Dreamcast as well!
The Dreamcast port added a score attack mode, 4-player mode, gallery mode, amd online ranking features. The online ranking service was shut down on December 10th, 2003.
Late-comers to Dreamcast shooters or collecting will hate hearing how this game was released for just $19.99 originally! Yes, it was one of Capcom’s late budget releases they blessed us with.
Now you’d be hard-pressed to find a good conditioned copy for under $100!
Despite the game being advertised in France (see below), it was never released in Europe.
Here is a French advert also featuring Gunbird 2. Unfortunately, Giga Wing 2 was never released in Europe.
A 2-CD soundtrack for Mars Matrix and Giga Wing 2 was released in Japan on January 11th, 2001 by Suleputer (セルピュータ) for ¥ 3,360. It’s official title is マーズ・マトリックス&ギガウィング 2 ― オリジナル・サウンドトラック (Catalog # CPCA-1050~1 ). Note that on the Mars Matrix disk, tracks 7 and 8 were switched from the tracklisting on the back.
Darren Lo wrote a great guide on playing the game, which you can grab here.
Cheats & Secrets
Press Up, X, Y, X, Down, Y, X, Y, Y on the first page of the Gallery. All planes, galleries, and both of the secret options are now unlocked.
Unlock Giga Wing Planes
Complete the Arcade mode on any difficulty without using a continue to unlock a plane from the original Giga Wing. Do it 4 more times to unlock all 5.
Score Attack Levels
Complete the Arcade mode on any difficulty and you’ll unlock additional levels for the Score Attack mode.
|Master Code #1 (Must Be On)||9C5D88F8|
|Master Code #2 (Must Be On)||245EECA9|
|Infinite Lives P1||656DD7B8|
|Infinite Bombs P1||86CC4B70|
|Infinite Lives P2||A5CDD0E2|
|Infinite Bombs P2||9B883B8E|
|Infinite Lives P3||FBF48800|
|Infinite Bombs P3||EC6859C2|
|Infinite Lives P4||386E9E58|
|Infinite Bombs P4||2E1DD6B8|
|Unlock All Score Attack Stages||85CC69B5|
|Unlock All Ships||F794886F|
|Unlock All Secret Options||D8AA8864|
|Unlock All Gallery Pics||C6D864E0|
|Max Score Multiplier||FD948801
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