Hey there, SpaceCats – meet Ulala, the grooviest reporter in the galaxy! She’s got attitude, and she’s got moves. Help her get the scoop on an unidentified Dance Troupe that has captured thousands of people and is forcing them to dance!
User reviews: Very Positive (107 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 4, 2011
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Includes 4 items: Crazy Taxi, SEGA Bass Fishing, Sonic Adventure DX, Space Channel 5: Part 2

 

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September 16

Patch Notes - 15/09/2014

- Fixed an issue where the launcher would fail to save settings.

- Added support for v-sync and FXAA.

- Now renders correctly at higher resolutions (above 720).

- Added Steam Achievements.

- Improved button prompts—now supports gamepad button prompts, and keyboard prompts are sensitive to user configurations.

- Keyboard controls can now be reconfigured.

- Implemented gamepad support across the game and launcher

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About This Game

Hey there, SpaceCats – meet Ulala, the grooviest reporter in the galaxy! She’s got attitude, and she’s got moves. Help her get the scoop on an unidentified Dance Troupe that has captured thousands of people and is forcing them to dance! Will you be able to free the hostages, and uncover who’s behind the kidnappings all while bustin’ some groovy moves to sweet beats?

Features

Battle It Out With Funky Rhythms
  • Show Ulala’s enemies who’s boss by swankily executing stylish dance moves that destroy robots, free hostages, and just look plain groovy.
  • Test out your rhythm today!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 series, ATI Radeon™ X1600 Video Card with 256MB RAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1.8GB Hard Drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2GB RAM or more
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c/Shader3.0 compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series or higher, ATI Radeon™ X1900 Video Card with 512MB RAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4GB Hard Drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
This game is annoying at first, but if your into those following move type of games with dancing, This game is for you.
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25.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
The songs have been stuck in my head for ages now.
It's totally worth every penny.
5/5
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
If you like rhythm games or Japanese Anime, it's worth a go. Colorful, imaginative, cheesy, and challenging.

[Help With the Configuration:]
When you play, Steam lets you choose or configure. Configure doesn't save changes.
To configure the game (resolution, full screen, and more):
- Right Click Game > Choose Properties > Local Files Tab > Browse Local Files
- Copy config.ini to My Documents\Sega\Space Channel 5 Part 2
- Edit config.ini with notepad or a text editor
Full_Screen=1 for Full Screen
Resolution= 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 (These are the 5 Rez choices in Steam's SC5P2 Config)
Volume Numbers Represent 0-100 Percentages
You're On Your Own messing with the controls :p

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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This game is freakin' hillarious. It's just sOOOooOO Cheezy.

A bit hard at first, because you don't get any visual aids like most of those rythm games, you really need to get the timing right off the rythm of the beat.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
You see all these people playing their rhythm games and what not, but what you don't see is Love for one of the best.

Don your reporter outfit and get on the scene. It's time you Up, Down, Left, Right, Chu Chu and HEY! The world needs you again; don't let your viewers down....or your rating if you know what's good for your job!

LET'S DANCE!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
99.9%

Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap. This game is incredible. This is Parappa the Rapper on Steroids. This game is the absolute GREATEST GAME EVER CONCIEVED.

I had no idea what to expect from this game. I knew it was a rhythm game, but that's all I knew. Let me break down my experience so far with the game for anyone curious.

I started off on a space station, reporting for space news on space channel 5. Some space rogues had taken the station over and were forcing all the space citizens to space dance. It was my space job to space rescue them all. I blasted all the space minions with the power of my funky-fresh, 80's blacksploitation soundtrack moves and finished the first level off by out-singing three super-powered space karaoke robots.

By this point I can barely contain myself, I am almost at the point of involuntarily emptying my bowels from the sheer force of my own maniacal laughter. If you're not on board yet then you have terrible taste and should reconsider your life choices.

The next level opened with the space mayor, who bares a striking resemblance to Doctor Robotnik, being space-kidnapped by the rhythm rogues. It was once again up to me and my funky newsteam to go and rescue him. The ground troop leader took him to Space Seaworld, where mutated space plants had captured a musical class of primary school kids. I rescued the children flawlessly, before moving on to the space-boss. Oh no! My reporter protagonist, aptly named "Ulala" has been tied up in the tentacles of the slimy space pirhana plant. I struggle to battle the plant as my avatar makes hilariously tasteless jokes about being sexually aroused, but emerge victorious! Once again destroying my enemies with the power of space dance just after beating a rival network's reporter in a space electric guitar battle. We rescue the space president who proceeds to warm our hearts with a beautiful solo that would touch the hearts of even the most jaded of gamers, before being kidnapped once again. Dude really needs better bodyguards.

Our news team doesnt have to research for long before we have a hot new lead, but oh no! The space police and their highest ranking officer, Cyote Ugly in Space, is trying to stop us! Her giant, breast-shaped space cruiser is launching mammary missiles at us! Ulala and her trusty sidekick manage to beat her in a space drum battle, but no! it was a trap all along, orchestrated by the head of the space baddies! We've got to get back to Space Station 5 and rescue Space channel 5's commanding officer, Space Michael Jackson. No, I'm not even kidding. You have to rescue Space Michael F*cking Jackson with the power of dance.

I have to stop for now, my chest hurts too much to go on.

11/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
My favorite game of all time, just be sure to put it on Japanese.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I like it
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
This game is great and Ulala is qt
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
BEST GAME
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
ok let me tell you about this game because gosh darn donuts do i love this game. this game is my childhood i would play this for hours after school. after a while however, i broke the game and hadn't really done anything about it ever since. i bought the game on steam and boy, am i glad i did. i had just a nostalgic feeling playing this and it got a lot more addicting than how it was when i was nine.

anyway, the game is amazingly fun. if you love awesome music, cool characters, groovy outfits and interesting plot. then please, play this rhythmic game. simple commands such as 'hey' and 'chu' make it simple yet hard, when it comes to quicker, more sohpisticated beats. not only is the music awesome but it's really super catchy!! i even downloaded some of the ost because, damn, i would listen to this all day.

not to mention michael fricking jackson as space michael. if you don't think that's cool then i'll just forget your entire existence. also the villains - the rhythm rogues - are really cool and cute. i also love all of ulala's outfits and you unlock costumes through playing story mode and other modes. god damn i just love this game and it sucks because i doubt they'll ever make a part 3, it's also very underrated which sucks even more.

this game is also fricking hilarious??? like, some of the different sounds in the commands or different character animations might put you off while you are trying to mirror so yeah, be careful of that and try keep your laughter in if you can, otherwise your rating goes poop. the graphics are pretty damn nice too tbh. especially in full screen.

you can also play it in japanese!? well hot diggity jam. because boy, let me tell you, do i love akira ishida. this motherhubber voices main antagonist purge or known as 'pagi' in the japanese version, and wowie, gotta love him. but besides him, the japanese is also very fun to play in! so i'd reccommend giving that ago if you feel like it.

but there is a lot of bad with this game, and i'm not talking about gameplay or plot... i'm talking about the actually game itself. this is very difficult to play with the keyboard and it took me forever to figure out how to get the controller working and to also get the configurations to save. i had to create some keys and stuff in the registry editor before i could even save the configs let alone get my ps3 controller to work. also there aren't r1 and l2 keys??? what the heck??? how am i supposed to use the cheat code lmao.

also sometimes the syncing of the music and commands don't match which messes up the whole thing??? like i could be doing so well and then all of a sudden the voices are out of time and then you go to repeat the moves as best as you can but it doesn't work because of the crappy sync??? that's why you gotta crank that vsync because if you don't, then you are going to struggle. also triple buffering but i couldn't get that to work but you don't really need it since the sync doesn't crap out as much after changing vsync.

but yeah, this game is amazing. please play it and maybe try fix those problems so you play the game the right way and have lots of fun!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
58.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
If you like games like Guitar Hero, get out of here, its nothing like that,
the opponent (Rhythm Rouges/Odori-dan) will give a set of commands for example up down up down chu chu chu,
you copy it with the same tempo and rhythm.

The soundtrack, one thing, AMAZING, you can check it out at www.spacechannel5.org
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Best game forever and ever.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
This game is super charming, and the music is sure to get stuck in your head for weeks. The song that plays as the final credits start rolling is definitely one of my favorite songs, even from outside of the game.
I did initially run into some problems while starting up this game, as the settings would not work, but after a quick Google search, I was able to fix is.
Only problem is that the game can be completed in one sitting, if you don't include getting perfect scores. But trying to get all of the extras is sure to increase replayability. I'll even replay stages just because they're fun.
Also Space Michael Jackson.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Completely broken port. Unplayable with a controller. Avoid!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Honestly I hate writing reviews like this, especially one like this, where I am talking about a rhythm game that I deem unplayable. I know, someone is already going to say I suck and if I suck I shouldn't review the game. But I honestly don't think I do. I try to do the rhythms like in the game, UP UP UP, then I do that and it doesn't work, like it's not in sync.

I tried with the keyboard and controller and both work pitfully. I have no idea what I am doing wrong?? Until I figure out why I can't even do the first segment without failing, I have no choice but to not recommend, for fear of it just being a bad PC port as people on 360 who have this seem to be able to play it fine.

The other games however in the Dreamcast Collection I have had 0 problems with. I would recommend them all except this game.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
This game is unplayable on the PC with an Xbox controller. It is also stuck in windowed mode despite setting the config tool to fullscreen numerous times.
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4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
One of my most favorite games from my childhood. it was alot harder when i was a little kid, but when i downloaded it on here i beat in in 94 mins :{ ITS STILL AMAZING DOE, in my opinion its one of the best rhythm games of all time, better than parappa and guitaroo man for the psp.
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74 of 98 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Let me start by saying that I do like this game a lot, but there's some issues that make it hard to recommend.

To those who are unaware, Dreamcast Collection is an oddball series of four great games that all have some element of lazy porting to them. Crazy Taxi is the later version that is missing the original licensed soundtrack and product placement that gave the game its unique and "CRAZY" feel. Sonic Adventure is actually a gimped version of the earlier 2004 PC port Sonic Adventure DX that doesn't even run in widescreen or HD as far as I know, but it's still playable at least. SEGA Bass Fishing I'm not sure about. Apparently they all have issues with their controls too.

However, unlike the other three games, this actually IS a good port, the best of Dreamcast Collection in fact. There's nothing particularly wrong with this port at all as far as I can see. It looks good, runs well and doesn't seem to be missing anything. It's still the same fun, fast and challenging rhythm game it always was back in the day. While it IS the second game in the two-part series, the story is light and the characters are all re-introduced so playing the first SC5 (which hasn't recieved a HD port) isn't required to enjoy this game.

And without a doubt the game itself is a blast! It's a fast-paced rhythm game with cool characters, a fun story and awesome music. The graphics don't exactly hold up well, but they are colourful and aesthetically pleasing, and even though there's only a handful of stages, the gameplay is solid and challenging. I'd definitely recommend it to any SEGA fans out there, even if you generally suck at rhythm games like I do. If you find the collection for cheap, THIS game is worth it alone.

If you can get the game working, that is. Unfortunately, there are some technical issues.

Most importantly, the Steam version of Dreamcast Collection does not configure itself correctly and WILL NOT RUN without registry editing. This is common among all four games in the collection and supposedly is an issue specific to the Steam versions, and they will most likely not run unless you fix the registry entries for each game. After this initial hiccup, you might need to ♥♥♥♥ around with the game settings to get the graphics to even appear. However once the game is properly installed, you won't run into problems like that again.

While a relatively minor issue, the game will also not run in anything higher than 720p, at least not to my knowledge, but honestly, considering the original was designed to run in 480i and 480p, you're not missing much from not being able to run in 1080p. The game still looks pretty fine at 720. The later-released classic SEGA ports like NiGHTS Into Dreams, Jet Set Radio and Sonic Adventure 2 are much more functional ports which run in any resolution and include Steamworks features like cloud saves and achievements, but Dreamcast Collection on PC is incredibly bare bones in comparsion.

Another huge problem is that if your computer is slow the game will be out of sync with the music. Even though you'd be hard pressed to find a computer that can't run a Dreamcast game in this day and age, it's worth nothing that If you have a slow computer, then this game will run slow. Like all of the Dreamcast games on Steam (even the ones after DC Collection), it lacks any frame-skipping at all due to it being originally designed to run on a specific set of hardware, but in a rhythm game this is an incredibly serious problem since the action will desync with the music if the game slows down even slightly. If you have a decent computer, then you won't run into this issue, but I wouldn't bother trying to run this on your $500 netbook or anything.

Technical issues aside, let's talk about the price. $10 is pretty fine for what you're getting here, but it should be noted that for my fellow Australian gamers, in the Australian store this game is one of those that costs twice as much as it should. (always be sure to check www.steamprices.com) At $20USD it's way too overpriced for the amount of content in the game, so get this through GMG instead. At the normal American store price of $10USD it's a little more reasonable.

Actually, consider getting a version that doesn't require Steam, as this game has no Steamworks features whatsoever anyway and you can avoid that registry issue altogether. Better yet, the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions, the Xbox 360 collection disc, or the original games themselves will give you a much smoother experience if that option is available to you. Both Space Channel 5 games are also available on PS2.

But if you can get the game working and can get it on the cheap, then this is a fun and challenging little rhythm game with charming characters and incredible music, so it's probably worth the effort anyway! Overall, it's not bad at $10, but hard to recommend at $20 in Australia, especially considering its short length, the technical issues and lazy porting. I'd be hesitant to give SEGA money for this, but if you want it, then by all means, get it! Just be wary of the technical issues.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
65.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Space Chennel 5 part 2 is a rythm-game. Compared to other games in that genre it doesn't give you that much feedback as other games. For example, when you see in other games through a timeline which buttons you have to press, you have here to remember all the commands and the right timing to beat the game. The game has also a very good learning curve because you won't find any level which you will beat in first try but the more often you play one level, the better you will get in this level. Beside that, the game gets presented with funky graphics, a crazy story and a spacy soundtrack. But if you have problems with a japanese style, you should better stay away from it.

Badly the game is struggling with a few issues. Just like no 1080p support and a broken config-tool. Gladly all this issues can be fixed by discovering the Steam Forums & Guides.

All in all you get a crazy rythm-game with a massive replay-abbility and a challenging difficulty. For everyone who likes rythm-games this is a must have!

Result: 5/5 - Must Have
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