Tekken 2's title screen.
|Cart ID(s)||JY-092 (JY-091)|
|Date||Last quarter of 1996|
|Engine||Kart Fighter Engine|
|Sound engine||Hummer Sound Engine|
|Alternate names/hacks||Tekken, Tekken 3, Battle Arena Toshinden|
Overview[edit | edit source]
This is a fighting game based on Tekken. Unlike the other games that use the Kart Fighter engine, (except for Street Fighter IV and Garou Densetsu Special) the 2-player mode is a separate option on the title screen. There are 8 characters in total, with a repeat of each one. They are Wang, Heihachi, Nina, Paul, Kazuya, (misspelled Kazuyz on the win screen) Michelle, King, and Law. However, the latter 3 aren't playable in the Super 24-in-1 release of this game. The gameplay is similar to other Kart Fighter engine games, although like in Tekken there are no projectiles and some of the specials are combos. The ending is a simple slideshow of all of the characters' victory poses.
The graphics are taken from Tekken and simplified, with the backgrounds having multi-layered scrolling due to the Famicom not being able to produce the 3D graphics of the original game. Strangely, the intro from Tekken was ported into the game as well, which can be seen by waiting on the title screen. When someone wins a match, an image of the character's victory pose appears with the subtitle "(character's name) Wins!" although this was removed in Tekken 3, its mapper hack, and the Super 24-in-1 version and replaced with a generic Win/Lose screen. This is because the CHR ROM in those versions was reduced from 512KB to 256KB. The music is mostly taken from Tekken as well, with each character having their own theme and stage. Strangely, Paul's theme is the Fear Factory theme from Donkey Kong Country which was also used in Donkey Kong Country 4, another game made by Hummer Team. Also, Kazuya's theme is reused from Dragon Ball Z - Super Butoden 2. Also included in the NSF file (although it doesn't seem to be used in the actual game) is the congratulations music from Kart Fighter.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Tekken 2 has two different title screens. The second one, which is taken from Battle Arena Toshinden, can be accessed by doing a soft reset on the game.
- Like in Street Fighter Zero 2 '97, the round end noise occasionally won't play, although it happens less often in this game.
- The J.Y. Company logo can be activated by pressing Up, Right, Up, Right, Right, Right, Up, Left at the title screen.
- The Cartridge of Tekken 2 depicts Lei Wulong on the right (since he debuts in the actual version of Tekken 2), despite not ever being seen in the bootleg at any point.
- Many ROM hacks just change the title screen. Some of them are found nowadays on newer multicarts.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- The first print has the following unique identifier printed on the PCB: YY850922C, which suggests a late 1996 release date.