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!
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Very Positive (331 reviews) - 87% of the 331 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 4, 2011

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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
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Overall:
Very Positive (331 reviews)
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hushmush
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
I really like this game, and I have very fond memories with Part 1 as well. I don't even mind the fact that the dialogue is in Japanese. What I do mind, though, is that the keyboard controls don't work, and you can't change them. In the very first level of this game, I couldn't get Ulala to do more than one of any action - up or down or chu. No matter how many times I pressed the corresponding keys, she would either stay still or there would be a big delay. I really do like this game, but I just can't recommend it because I can't play it, and I kind of doubt these issues will be fixed any time soon. It seems that others have similar issues.
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Mr OVERWATCH
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Clearly we need a part 3
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MMMrph
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This game made me wish I was dead.
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RedToad64
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
SEGA's crazy rhythm game makes a return to Steam! Have intergalatic dance-offs under the most ridiculous scenarios possible. Can you remember the commands while keeping up to the beat? If you are having trouble, play co-op with a friend!
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Russell "Crow"
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Japan went at it again...
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ryuka080
( 36.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
This is my first review, so if my review is poor, my apologies.

Space Channel 5 is a rhythm game made by SEGA. I first heard about it through Project X Zone on the 3DS. I'm glad I did, I enjoyed this game quite a lot despite me not being too interested in rhythm games or SEGA games. I say all of this because it helps explain that I'm playing this game, not as an expert, but more of a novice or amateur.

A general rule of thumb for me is that gameplay is most important, and neither voice acting nor visuals usually matter. My visual preference is cartoony, not realism, and so I feel that I should leave it off to limit bias as much as I can (Although, isn't bias the whole point of a review?) This is how it works for me specifically. Sorry if you disagree with that.

For a rhythm game, I feel that the order of importance for the review should be gameplay, music, and finally plot.

Gameplay: The gameplay is basic and easy to follow. You hit the 6 designated buttons when prompted in alignment with the beat of the music. If you are good at both timing and memory, and enjoy them, I'd recommend this game. The game's first two stages will give you a lot of leeway to make mistakes to get yourself situated with the game. All stages have segments that enough misses will cause you to fail the level and you can start from either a checkpoint or from the beginning, it's up to you.

Music: I am no music connoisseur, but I really like the soundtrack. I think it's supposed to sound like pop, but I think that because Space Michael, a major character in the game, is voiced by Michael Jackson. It's really catchy, so I didn't have much trouble following the beat.

Plot: I won't give away spoilers, you can do it yourself by watching Youtube or similar video-sharing platforms if you wish. Going into a rhythm game or a Mario game for an interesting and deep story is like talking to a wall; You'll usually feel disappointment. The plot is easy to understand, quirky, random, not entirely logical, and pretty weird. I like it a lot.

Gameplay: 9/10
Music: 10/10
Plot: 8/10

Overall: 9/10

(The following are just things about the game I found humorous. All things preceeding this is the actual serious review. I just wanted to be both serious and comical.)
Things to expect:
Saving everybody from dancing... by... dancing... some more...
News reporters dressed like pop stars.
Ulala's immense wardrobe.
News reporters with deadly lasers.
Shooting people with pink heart lasers to save them.
Everyone does the hula hoop.
Giant robots.
Rescuing the president.
Plant monster predicament.
Pudding.
Random guitar battle... shouldn't we be saving the president...?
The level description for report 3 says "Meet the sexy space police."
Strange coworkers.
Rescuing the rescue squad.
Why does the news reporting station need cheerleaders?
Space Michael.
Ulala fights 'Smooth Criminals' to save Space Michael.
Battle of the bands.
The ending of the game if you miss the final cutscene button prompt.
Ulala does almost everything!
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bradtehchef
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
One thing to preface this random review: What the ♥♥♥♥ Sega? Why can't you make more games like this? Why do you insist on milking the blue chinchilla than make more of this trippy ♥♥♥♥?

Space Channel 5 is a rythmic simon says game. It's not that hard, but it's bizarre on so many levels, I love it. It is a visual trip down 70's to early 2000's blend of fashion and dance. If you're wondering if you need to play the first game, you don't need to, it's essentially the same. Though I do recommend the first one if you have the right system. Either way it's a weird as hell game and it's fun. I got this in the dreamcast collection on sale, and I suggest waiting for a price drop. It's a fairly short game, but fun either way.
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James
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
Ever wanted to take LSD without the positive effects? 100% reccomend this. 9/15
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Drunk Tomato
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Ulala is cool and good.
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terrymcgrady
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
It's a sweet yet short ride. However i got this game for 2 bucks. It well worth it. The music is splendid, the dance moves are silly but with lots of fun. You can't even get a bottle of coke for 2 bucks, but you can get 2 hours of good laughing here.

btw: i didn't experience the sync problems described in the negative reviews.
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Leo Sinzu the music soul
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
i can see where dabbing came from
8/10 would meme again
but its actually a good game so yea play it
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WearyGamer
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
I had the audio and visuals de-sync multiple times. Can't recommend.
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acedickgrayson
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
Up down up down chu chu chu has a reflex response now. i scream.
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Magical Gum
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
Just Dance of my childhood!
P.S. - Can't focus on game because of Ulala's hot body! >:( Jk. I just have a bad rhythm skills :(
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Owlflame
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
The game works for me now. It comes in English and Japanese. Really good port. Works just fine. Really sorry, sega. Hope you become undead soon.
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TKOtheKDR
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
Timing is not good compared to the Dreamcast. PLUS--while the menus are in English, all of the dialogue is in Japanese! Super lazy port. Don't waste your time.
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I am
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
I love this game. And you will too.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Clearly we need a part 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
SEGA's crazy rhythm game makes a return to Steam! Have intergalatic dance-offs under the most ridiculous scenarios possible. Can you remember the commands while keeping up to the beat? If you are having trouble, play co-op with a friend!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Up down up down chu chu chu has a reflex response now. i scream.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
I had the audio and visuals de-sync multiple times. Can't recommend.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
I completed this game is about 2-3 hours.

I have a few more than 2-3 hours.

I like it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
92 of 104 people (88%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
all of the blood of the innocent people that i was determined to rescue is on my hands because of my lack of rhythm and groove, but ulala just keeps dancing regardless
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87 of 98 people (89%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
Up, down, up, down, chu, chu, chu.
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Almost impossible to beat, but still absolutely awesome :D Space Channel series is one of my all-time favorite rhytmn games, it's just delightfully whacky and fun to listen to! Space Channel Part 1 needs a Steam release too though, it's slightly better for beginners.

For future reference for myself, Auto-Play with X360 controller: Hold RT+RB+LT+LB then press B, Y, X

Chu, chu.
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
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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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2014
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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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
michael jackson is in space

you get to dance with him

that's pretty much all the game is about as far as i'm concerned

also the music is really really good
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2014
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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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
There is a section of the game where you destroy a giant robot by making Michael Jackson go "HOO!"

I don't need to say anything else...
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45 of 69 people (65%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I dont know what the hell im doing/10
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
If video game journalism was as good as reporting as Ulala we would never have any problems in our lives ever again
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
"Up, down, up, down, chu-chu, chu!"
"Up, down, up, *boink*, chu-chu, *boink*"

Yep, that's pretty much what things will sound like. This game will kick and stomp you in the balls, yet somehow have fun with it.

There's no indicator for when to press the buttons, so you have to have a good ear and photographic memory There's a 99.9999999% chance you'll ever beat the game without cheats.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2014
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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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
CHU CHU HEY CHU

12/10

better than I remember, wish part 1 was available though.
If you like a silly but challenging game this is for you.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2015
Hot damn, it's West Side Story but in the far future and as Japanese as possible. In this utopian future, police and news reporters have fused into one mighty being like in Judge Dredd but instead of shootin people you dance.

It plays like Rhythm Heaven so you'd better have good timing and an ear for rhythm or the game will kick your ♥♥♥.
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