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Rambo: First Blood Part II
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.
No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.
The graph below charts the compatibility with Rambo: First Blood Part II since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows 8 x86||Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 @ 1.8GHz||Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset||Audio glitches and lag gameplay.||Jogait|