Gunbird 2

The Arcade Video Game by Psikyo

Gunbird 2 screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Gunbird 2 © 1998 Psikyo.

In this vertical shoot'em up, you have five selectable characters who fight the big army of pirates but this time to collect elemental potions.


Gunbird 2 the  Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : SH-2 (@ 28.63635 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YMF278B (@ 28.63635 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3


Released in December 1998 in Japan.

ALUCARD, a selectable character, backwards spells DRACULA.

Aine originally appeared in "Samurai Aces" and as a hidden character in "Tengai" as Ayin. Here in Gunbird 2, he has quite a 'different' type of bomb attack :).

Gunbird 2 shares some similarities with the 1975 anime series 'Time Bokan':
• The flag symbol in Time Bokan is a clear skull and in this game is a 2P like a skull.
• The thin guy has a very ugly nose also a moustache and teeth like a rabbit (he is the same in the game and the anime).
• The fat guy has a beard. In this game and in Time Bokan, he has a semi-shaved beard (so with the exception of the beard, the guy is almost the same).
• The chief is a luxuriant woman (in the anime, she always was topless in the end).
• In Time Bokan, the bad guys always show a stupid new-robot to defeat the good guys. In the game is the same.

Note : There are 27 different endings!

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to three smileys.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Gunbird 2, Gunbird - SGCD-0003) on 04/12/1998.


• Maintenance Code : In test mode, enter this code...
5-2-0-4-8 for Maintenance Mode [Stage Select (Loads of cool stuff here), Obj Test, BG TestPlay Status, Stage Status]
5-3-5-7-3 All Data Initialised.
5-3-7-6-5 Sit an AINE Flag1 (Displays 'AINE ?' at test, extra 'explicit' character on random box).
5-1-0-2-4 Sit an AINE Flag2 (Displays 'AINE OK' at test, use AINE by pressing 'Down' on random box).
5-3-1-5-7 AINE Flag Cancelled (Clears AINE from being playable, as default).


1. Gunbird (1994)
2. Gunbird 2 (1998)



Sega Dreamcast japan (mar.09, 2000; "Gunbird 2 [Model T-1213M]")
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (feb.19, 2004; "Gunbird 1&2 [Model SLPM-62469]")
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (mar.18, 2005; "Gunbird 1&2 [Model SLPM-62469]")

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