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This article is about Digimon 2. For games with a similar title, see Digimon (disambiguation).

Digimon 2 is a bootleg platform game for the Game Boy Color loosely based on the Digimon Adventure anime. It was developed by Makon Soft and published by Ka Sheng.

Overview[]

When the game boots, it immediately plays a slideshow sequence of stills from the original Digimon Adventure anime's introduction. The intro starts with a picture sequence of Agumon evolving into Greymon, transitions into a short FMV sequence of Greymon firing a fire ball, then into a slideshow showing seven of the main human characters, and ends with a few screens of text. The game then goes to the title screen, which features Agumon and Greymon. The song that plays in the intro and title screen is a rendition of the theme from the original Japanese version of the Digimon Adventure anime and its Latin American dub, Butterfly.

Gameplay[]

The player starts out playing as Agumon with three lives. Agumon can jump, and attack by shooting a fire ball from his mouth.

Variants[]

Several variants of this game by Makon Soft were produced and released by multiple companies. The variants listed so far are known to have received releases from Ka Sheng.

Digimon 02 4[]

Digimon 02 4, named 數碼暴龍02 4 in Chinese, is a variant of Digimon 2 that changes the playable character from Agumon to Davis from Digimon Adventure 02. Despite this, Davis bizarrely throws fireballs with his hands as a secondary attack. The level order in this game is different from the original Digimon 2, and the item that would evolve Agumon into Greymon in the original game functions completely differently in this game. The intro and title screen are also changed, with the former simply showing stills of characters from the anime as well as a different story sequence, and the latter depicting Davis with his Digimon, Veemon. The Butterfly rendition from Digimon 2 is reused for both the intro and title screen, although only the first few seconds of the song loop. The game appears to be identical to the original game otherwise.

The game is known to have been released in both English and Chinese, the latter being released by both Ka Sheng and Kongfeng. Kongfeng would release the game in 2002 and use the name 數碼暴龍 4 on the cartridge's label. The only noticeable difference between the versions is the story, title screen, and main menu being in Chinese, with them otherwise being identical to each other. All known releases are dumped - the English and Chinese releases from Ka Sheng utilize a version of their copy protection mapper and only work on select emulators, while the Kongfeng release is completely unprotected and works on any Game Boy emulator.

Digimon 02 5[]

Digimon 02 5 (數碼暴龍02 5) is a variant of Digimon 2 that changes the playable character from Agumon to Veemon and changes the level order. As his secondary attack, Veemon shoots V-shaped projectiles out of his mouth instead of fire balls, and unlike Digimon 02 4, the evolution item works as it does in the original game and evolves Veemon into a different form. The intro is completely changed and features stock art of various Digimon, including Veemon, with the story also being completely replaced with a different one. The title screen is more simplistic, simply featuring the title of the game and stock art of Veemon (which is the same one as what is in the intro).

The game is known to have been released in both English and Chinese - the former was published by Ka Sheng and the only known release of the Chinese version as of writing is a 2002 release from Kongfeng, which uses the name 數碼暴龍 5 on the cart label. Outside of the intro story, the title screen, and the main menu, the English and Chinese versions appear to function identically to each other. All known releases of this game are dumped - the English release from Ka Sheng utilizes a version of their copy protection mapper and only works on select emulators, while the Chinese Kongfeng release is completely unprotected and works on any Game Boy emulator.

Trivia[]

  • The intro in this game is well done for an unlicensed game, with accurate colors being used (save for Mimi, who has pink skin) and a smoothly animated two second FMV.

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