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Giga Wing 2

May 19, 2016

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Giga Wing 2 is a vertical shooter for the Sega Dreamcast.

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Alternate Titles ギガウイング2
Genre Shooter
# of Players 1-4
Developer(s) Takumi Corporation
Publisher(s) GeneX/Capcom (JP)
Capcom (NA)
Release Dates January 18th, 2001 (JP)
May 16th, 2001 (NA)
Release Prices ¥ 5,800 (JP)
$ 19.99 (NA)
Product IDs T-1239M (JP)
T-1222N (NA)
Barcodes 4976219451727 (JP)
013388250226 (NA)

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.

Screenshots

Videos

Giga Wing 2 Longplay

Wallpapers

Artwork

Other Media

Here is a French advert also featuring Gunbird 2. Unfortunately, Giga Wing 2 was never released in Europe.

gunbird 2 & giga wing 2 fr print ad

Merchandise

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.

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Guides

Darren Lo wrote a great guide on playing the game, which you can grab here.

Cheats & Secrets

Unlock Everything

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.

GameShark Codes

Master Code #1 (Must Be On) 9C5D88F8
Master Code #2 (Must Be On) 245EECA9
Infinite Lives P1 656DD7B8
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Infinite Bombs P1 86CC4B70
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Infinite Lives P2 A5CDD0E2
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Infinite Bombs P2 9B883B8E
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Infinite Lives P3 FBF48800
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Infinite Bombs P3 EC6859C2
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Infinite Lives P4 386E9E58
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Infinite Bombs P4 2E1DD6B8
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Unlock All Score Attack Stages 85CC69B5
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Unlock All Ships F794886F
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Unlock All Secret Options D8AA8864
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Unlock All Gallery Pics C6D864E0
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9721AE1E
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Max Score Multiplier FD948801
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External Links

Discuss this game on our forums!

Wikipedia Page

Buy Sorcerian on Amazon

Search for Shining in the Darkness on eBay

Special Thanks / Sources

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