Rambo: First Blood Part II

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Rambo: First Blood Part II
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Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Virtual Console, Sega Master System
Release date(s) Sega Master System
JP November 16, 1986
NA/EU 1986
Virtual Console
JP June 3, 2008
EU/AUS April 17, 2009
NA July 13, 2009
Genre(s) Run and gun
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods Wii Remote, GameCube Controller, Classic Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Rambo: First Blood Part II
Playable
GameIDs LAFP8P, LAFN8P, LAFJ8P
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Rambo was originally released in Japan as Ashura. The Japanese version of the game had players controlling a pair of armed Buddhist monks named Ashura and Bishamon, who are on a mission to rescue their kidnapped friends from the enemy.

When the game was being localized for the American market, Sega bought the license to base the game on Rambo: First Blood Part II. The Player 1 character was redesigned to resemble Rambo, while Player 2 was replaced with a similar character who serves as Rambo's partner. The artwork on the title screen was replaced with a reproduction of Sylvester Stallone's pose from the film's theatrical poster, while the original title theme was replaced by a PSG rendition of Jerry Goldsmith's theme music from the movie. Some adjustments were also made to the game's difficulty (flamethrower soldiers for example, who could only could be killed using arrows in Ashura, are now vulnerable to regular gunshots in Rambo). The visuals on the Stage Clear screen, which originally showed various Asian landscapes and buildings in Ashura, were replaced with images of Rambo in various action poses.

The game was modified again for its release in PAL territories, as the Rambo license was only usable for its North American release. As a result, the PAL version, Secret Command, combines elements from the previous two versions. The main characters are referred to as "Bishamon" and "Ashura" in the manual, but they still retain their designs from Rambo. The title music is also the same one from Ashura, but the artwork is different. The Stage Clear visuals are once again illustrations of Asian landscapes.

Both the Japanese (Ashura) and European (Secret Command) versions would later be released for the Wii Virtual Console, in their original release regions. Secret Command was also be released for the North American VC service as well, as an "Import" title.

Problems

There are no reported problems with this title.

Configuration

No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

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Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
3.5-1798 Windows 8 Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 @ 1.8GHz Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Audio glitches and lag gameplay. Jogait

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