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Power Instinct 2 (USA)

| 1994

Release type:
Units produced: Atlus/Cave
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: pwrinst2

Display: raster 320x240 @ 57.55Hz (57.55 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver cave.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 43008; Savestate: unsupported

g02.82a with 524288kb
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g02.u3a with 131072kb
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g02.u53 with 2097152kb
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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Power Instinct 2 (c) 1994 Atlus.

The Gougetsuji clan of Kurokos had finally found a new master after Otane Gougetsuji finally defeated the former leader, her older sister Oume. Unfortunately Otane has now disappeared! So a new tournament is called out in order to quickly find a new clan leader. All the fighters from the first tournament have returned as well as some eager (... and strange!) newcomers. Featuring some of the funniest parodies of famous fighting games, a cool soundtrack an tons of new moves making it a way better game than its predecessor, there is no doubt that only the strongest will survive this battle!


Cave 1st Generation Hardware

Main CPU : MC68000 (@ 16 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 [Optional]
Sound Chips : Yamaha YMZ280B (@ 16.9344 Mhz) or OKIM6295 x (1 or 2) + YM2203 / YM2151 [Optional]
Other : 93C46 EEPROM

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 57.55 Hz
Palette colors : 10240

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 4


Released in April 1994.

Licensed to Cave.

This game is known in Japan as "Gouketsuji Ichizoku 2", and mostly known by the name "Atlus 2" (the creator company's name) instead of its original name.

The character Kurara is obviously a parody of the typical magic girl trend in Anime and Manga started with Mahou No Princess Minky Momo, Kurara has Momo's transformation from a little girl to a teenager; she is also a parody to the second series of Minky Momo as she is also from an underwater kingdom. Her voice actress is Kotono Mitsuishi, who happens to be the same one that voiced Sailor Moon, yet another popular magic girl. 'Kurara''s good transcription is 'Clara'. She also has her own arcade game : "Purikura Daisakusen" (Note : Princess=PURInsesu, Clara=KURAra, PURInsesu+KURAra=Purikura) - Japanese love abbreviations.


1. Power Instinct (1993)
2. Power Instinct 2 (1994)
3. Gogetsuji Legends (1995)
4. Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 - Groove on Fight [Model 610-0374-34] (1997)
5. Matrimelee (2003)
6. Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku - Bonnou Kaihou (2006, Sony PlayStation 2)
7. Power Instinct V (2009)


Producer : Tama
Sub producer : Chuuko
Main programmers : Mako MKIISR, Shuhta.Garyuh ?!, >Nari Chan
Sub programmers : Toshiya, Jake
Sound : Dencyu
Object designers : M. Masada, Yie-Yan-II, Pa Pi Pu Pe, N.I-1486-7, Man Man-Chan, Haruko Chan, Pochi, Suzuki
Scroll designers : Moto. I, Araki-Dorifu, Range, Asaki, naru, Monko, Yu-Ki, Chuuko, Mid
Planners : Super-K!, Markey, Helen
Voices : Mitsuishi Kotono, Ryusei Yaro Aihara, Chuuko, Pa Pi Pu Pe, Dencyu

* Song :
Namidano(...) : Ruu & Markey
Give me Money : Dirty Rouge
Otoko No Karatemichi : Oyama Reiji Ohendan
Hajimete No Ai : Katsura
Kechabian : Sahadoke No Minasan
Warugaki Yochien Enka : Warugaki Kids & Teacher
Amiyai No Yoru : Amiyai No Minasan
Mahou Mitaina Koi Shitai : Mikazuki Kurumi
Bozude Dadada : Bozu Flower Dancers


* Consoles :
Sony PlayStation (1996)


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 400344 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000001 400344 00000000 FFFFFFFF Finish this Round Now!
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 40FE48 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits PL1
00010000 40FF90 00000002 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits PL1 (2/2)
00000000 40079D 000000E0 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1 The energy displayed is incorrect so don't worry you do have infinite energy
00000001 40079D 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL1
00000000 40FE03 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire - Weak Punch PL1 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
00000000 40FE03 00000000 00000020 Rapid Fire - Weak Kick PL1 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
00000000 40FE03 00000000 00000040 Rapid Fire - Strong Punch PL1 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
00000000 40FE03 00000000 00000080 Rapid Fire - Strong Kick PL1 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Special Attack is Always PL1
00010000 4007A3 00000040 FFFFFFFF Enabled
00010000 4007A3 00000000 FFFFFFFF Disabled
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 40FE49 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits PL2
00010000 40FF91 00000002 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits PL2 (2/2)
00000000 400B9D 000000E0 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2 The energy displayed is incorrect so don't worry you do have infinite energy
00000001 400B9D 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL1
00000000 40FE13 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire - Weak Punch PL2 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
00000000 40FE13 00000000 00000020 Rapid Fire - Weak Kick PL2 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
00000000 40FE13 00000000 00000040 Rapid Fire - Strong Punch PL2 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
00000000 40FE13 00000000 00000080 Rapid Fire - Strong Kick PL2 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Special Attack is Always PL2
00010000 400BA3 00000040 FFFFFFFF Enabled
00010000 400BA3 00000000 FFFFFFFF Disabled

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file