Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories

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Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories

Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E10+ (Fantasy Violence)
Game supports headset
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLUS-21799 & SLUS-21799GH
Japanese: SLPM-66676 & SLPM-66675
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21799
SLUS-21799GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: December 2, 2008
2009 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: A287DF74, 7068AE87
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66676 (Ultimate Hits)
Release date: March 29, 2007
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Jupiter Corporation
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Genre: Action, RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: GameRankings71/100, Metacritic68/100
Game description: Sora, Donald and Goofy travel down a long road that meanders through endless fields, and come to a crossroads. As Sora stands in the crossroads, he gazes up at the night sky and thinks of his lost friends. Just then, a mysterious man approaches from down one of the branching paths. "Ahead lies something you need," he says, "but to claim it, you must lose something dear." The man vanishes before a single path, leading to a castle that eerily resembles a girl's drawing... In the coming journey, what will Sora and his companions gain, and what will they lose? In addition to Sora, players can control Riku in this adventure that bridges the gap between Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II A full 3D remake of the original GBA release, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories offers a refreshing rendition of the hit title for the PlayStation 2 system. The talented voice cast from the North American releases of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II, including David Gallagher and Haley Joel Osment, return to breathe new life into the beloved characters. The mini-game catalog has been completely renewed, now with four brand new experiences accompanying the main adventure.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate
  • AMD Athlon II X4 630 @ 2.80 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT @ 1 GB
1.1.0 (r5380)
GSdx (r5376)
  • SPU2-X (r5317)
  • LilyPad (r5258)
Enable Alpha Hack to fix shadows. Plays just fine with no real issues. You can use either EE or VU hacks for an extra FPS boost. CrazySteve88
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
1.1.0 (r5480) GSdx SSE41 (r5442)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs at 300% speed.
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.3 (SVN r5932) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006) Very rare to happen any little insignificcant shadow bug, for this turn on alpha hack in GSdx and play on perfection. It's possible appear some glitches in some cinematics in hardware mode, this not affect the game experience, in software mode it's fine.
NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
  • Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40 GHz
  • AMD Radeon R9 280 @ 3 GB
1.5.0 (dev-1977 gdf32564)
GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA 2.30, Runs fine. FMVs work correctly in the more recent developer builds too. Shadows are definitely improved as of 1.4.0, but they can still glitch up from time to time. I personally haven't experienced the 'Sora ragdoll' issue when transitioning to different areas in the game, so that may have gotten fixed too, but I can't be too sure of that one yet. Ryudo


  • Original names: キングダム ハーツ チェイン・オブ・メモリーズ リメイク (SLPM-66676)
  • This is a remake of the Game Boy Advance version, titled Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories. When it was remade for PlayStation 2 the name was changed to Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.

Known Issues

Sora ragdoll hovering in blackness

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: When loading new areas sometimes you see a Sora's ragdoll hovering in blackness for a split second.
  • Workaround: There is no known solution.

Bugged shadows when playing on higher internal resolution than native.

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Shadows are Lines or unrealistic, this however does not appear to be an issue on the latest
  • Workaround: This issue has been fixed for native resolution on the most recent PCSX2 v1.5.0 git builds, as for a higher native resolution, go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, turn on "Enable HW Hacks", change Half-pixel Offset to "Special (Texture - aggressive)"

Fixed Issues

Cinematic cutscenes bugged

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Cinematic cutscenes bugged
  • Workaround: This has been fixed in recent PCSX2 v1.5.0 git builds. For older versions, temporarily switch to Software mode with the F9 key, or go to Config > Emulation Settings > Game Fixes tab, turn on "Enable manual game fixes" and enable the "Switch to GSdx software rendering when an FMV plays" fix.

Gameplay Screenshots

Gameplay Videos

Public compatibility forum links