Shock Troopers - 2nd Squad © 1998 SNK.
More of an update than a full-blown sequel, Shock Troopers - 2nd Squad picks up where the first game - released a year earlier - left off. Once again, one or two players face the might of a terrorist army who are threatening to destroy the world by launching a newly developed weapon-of-mass-destruction if their wishes - to be given absolute control of the newly-founded nation of Billberk - aren't granted.
Like many Neo Geo sequels, 2nd Squad doesn't particularly do anything the original didn't do. There are some improvements, however; graphics have been given a brush up and level design is a little more imaginative than that of the already impressive original.
Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : 0246
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3 => [A] Shot attack/Close range attack, [B] Bomb attack, [C] Jump/Get in a vehicle/Get out a vehicle
=> Leon > [A] Spread shot/Combat knife, [B] Power napalm
=> Angel > [A] Front shot/Tear gus, [B] Wide napalm
=> Lulu > [A] Wide shot/Revolver, [B] Normal bomb
=> Toy > [A] Laser shot/Stan gun, [B] Sonic bomb
Released in October 1998.
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Shock Troopers Second Squad, Shock Troopers - PCCB-00355) on 01/1999.
Here are the 4 characters with their codenames and statistics :
* Leon (aka Lion Heart) : Speed 1 - Attack 4 - Defense 4 - Evasion 1
* Angel (aka Ceramic Arms) : Speed 2 - Attack 3 - Defense 2 - Evasion 3
* Lulu (aka Lightning Eyes) : Speed 4 - Attack 1 - Defense 1 - Evasion 3
* Toy (aka Ice Brain) : Speed 3 - Attack 2 - Defense 3 - Evasion 2
Developed by Saurus.
Exective producer : Nobuyuki Tanaka
Producer : Yasushi Okahara
Exective director : Kenji Ishimoto
Main planner : Mitsuki Pkc Saito
Sub planner : Hotlips
Chief programmer : Jo.
Programmers : Levin Takasaki, Dis, Buttaku H. K
Tool programmer : Hiroaki Torii
Technical adviser : Yuki
Chief front designer : Kurara Kiri
Front designers : Masato Miyoshi, Tsuru-Chang, Michitaka Ishida, Satoshi Ishiguro, Naruhiro Kishimoto
Chief back designer : Miwako Kojima
Back designers : Yuko Hara, Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Kaori Nishioka, Takazumi Hirokawa
Character designer : Aki
Sound producer : Masahiko Hataya
Music composer : Masaki Kase (World Wide Wave)