Simple 2000 Series Vol. 81: The Chikyuu Boueigun 2
Publisher(s): D3Publisher (JP, KO), Essential Games (EU)
Genre: Action, Shooter, Arcade
Game description: Global Defence Force is a third-person action shooter. Choose from either an GDF infantryman or the flight-capable Pale Wing, each with different abilities and dozens of weapons each, and set out to shoot down hordes of giant insects, enormous robots, and UFOs of incredible scale. You can choose two weapons to carry for each mission, and pickups dropped by enemies will unlock new weapons and increase your character's maximum health. You can play the game split-screen cooperatively.
Beyond adding a second player class to choose from; the Pale Wing; a fragile but powerful melee centric character with a limited Jetpack and her own weapon set, to go alongside the infantry man of the first game, Global Defence Force doesn't change much of the basic game play of Monster Attack. But leaving at that would undersell the game; there are numerous new alien types, weapons and environments that add much more variety to things. The maps are larger and more detailed and missions are longer and much more scripted (where as the original game nearly always threw you into an environment against some preplaced bug's, this time you often have some simple objective(s)) to add further variety. Finally the physics have been notably enhanced.
Like Monster Attack, the player in Global Defence Force fights completely by themselves despite being part of an army (unless playing offline only 2 player split screen); the original Japanese version features radio chatter from other GDF squads and your commanding officer, to give the illusion that you are fighting alongside others. This was cut from the English release.
||BIOS: USA v2.00, HACKS: EE Cyclerate 3, INTC Spin Detection, Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack and MTVU., It's perfectly playable with a high internal resolution on a better computer.||ManaYagami|
||PCSX2 v1.5.0-dev-2898||GSdx MSVC 19.00, SSE41 1.1.0||
||1.3.0-20140516223616||GSdx 0.1.16 (Software mode)||
||BIOS: Europe v02.00 EE Cyclerate 0, VU Cycle Stealing 3, INTC Spin Detection, Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack and MTVU. Do NOT enable EE Cyclerate hack, DO enable VU Cycle Stealing it is a MASSIVE speedup. Widescreen hack may cause corrupt text on both Japanese and European copies. If you don't use software mode and you see many lines that look like interlacing, you may want to adjust "Skipdraw" under advanced.||Retrotails|
- Original names: THE 地球防衛軍2 (SLPM-62652), THE 지구방위군 2 (SLKA-15058)
- Also known as Global Defence Force (EU), The Terra Defence Force 2 (KO)
- Game slows down to single-digit FPS on actual hardware so if your sound doesn't slow down, it's probably running at full speed.