Gradius 2 © 1987 Konami.
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|Released on August 22, 1987 in Japan.|
It was the first MSX game with an SCC sound chip.
Gradius 2 was a bilingual cartridge. As Konami was an international company with worldwide sales and roots in Japan, they needed to produce two versions of their programs: one for the Japanese market and an English version for the rest of the world. For some games, Konami decided not to produce two different cartridges for different language versions of a game, but put both language versions on one cartridge. This was a possible because the MSX computer BIOS rom contains a region code. Using that code as identifier, the game shows either the English or Japanese version.
[JP] [Cassette] Original Sound of Gradius 2 [MSX Version] [Model KHY-1021] (Oct.05, 1987)
[JP] [Cassette] Original Sound of Gradius & Salamander [Battle Music Collection] [Model KSF-1506] (Nov.21, 1987)
[JP] [Audio CD] Original Sound of Gradius & Salamander [Battle Music Collection] [Model BY30-5180] (Nov.21, 1987)
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