Get Your Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype Codes Here

By Spencer . June 4, 2010 . 6:54pm

imageNo tricky photoshop challenges or paper folding exercises this week, just a straightforward giveaway for Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype and Söldner-X.


OK, there is a little twist. Söldner-X 2 is all about chaining and I want to see how long a comment chain we can create. We’ll add one code for either Söldner-X 2 or Söldner-X in the giveaway pool for every ten comments posted. Request one game in the comments and keep the discussion chain growing. We have eight codes to give away…


International readers are welcome to enter too, but you may need a US region account to redeem the code.


Contest ends on Monday (night). Winners will be posted on Siliconera on Tuesday so get to posting, sharing, and (next week) D’aarg killing.

  • tsukasa1288

    Since I already own Söldner-X, Söldner-X 2 please. I wanna play some shmups.

    • i would also like Söldner-X 2 because i already own the first one. Also i was wondering, can you post more than one comment? cause if so couldn’t someone spam like 10 comments at a time?

      • Volcynika

        I’d love to try Söldner-X 2 because I do love me some shmups.

        • Akimitsu

          Soldner-X 2 please. I already own the first one and I do love me some good shmups.

          • I love chaining!

          • Code

            *barrelroll topples back onto Siliconera* RAR! I’M BACK >w<! DID SOMEONE SAY SHMUPS!

          • Kris

            What a neat contest!

          • GenericSoldier

            Man, Söldner-X 2 looks pretty swell. It’s nice to get a horizontal shooter for once. Death Smiles is coming out soon too.

            Request: Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype

          • Methinks Falcom should try a full-on SHMUP someday, a la Castle of Shikigami.

            Requesting Söldner-X 2!!!!

            GO HAWKS GO!!

          • nyobzoo

            I would like to get X2

          • will add to the chain. would like soldner x2

          • Chains of memories.

          • Who doesn’t like chainning?

            I want Soldner-X2!!!

          • godsdream

            We all love chaining. Code requested

          • Yesterday I was about to purchase the pack but I didn’t have enough funds. I’m from Mexico, but have a US account that suddenly didn’t let me use my credit card a few months ago. Now I have to rely on imported PSN cards. I want to buy X2, so I want a code for either Söldner-X 2 or Söldner-X. I’d be a happy camper either way :)

          • Kris

            I haven’t played either, but I hear the second is quite good!

    • doubleO7

      I dont have a PS3 so I dont need any codes, but I’ll contribute to the chain just for fun :)

    • no one really answered my question so im going to assume that its ok to post multiple times… so Söldner-X 2 please

      • Kris

        I’m assuming that it’s okay.
        Edit: S-X 2 please!

    • Kris

      Oh, oops, was I supposed to mention a game? I’d say Soldner X-2, if I had a choice in the matter.

    • I hear the first game is much harder than the second. That being said, I’d like to try both out if I got a code!

  • Gimme! Soldner X 2

  • Yay! I love some nice Shmupping!SHmups 4 life!

    I am interested in Soldner-X 2 the most.

  • I too have heard the second was much improved over the first. Söldner-X 2, please!

  • I’d go for both, yes.

  • soldner x 2 please!

  • gimme code

    • For which game? I know I’d be choosing Soldner X 2.

      • Code

        Haha I should specify a game I figure, I figure Söldner X-2, I’ve heard pretty decent things about it.

  • Soldner X 2 FTW!

  • Jeywig

    Who invented the word Shmup?

    • I dunno but it’s gotta be American. JPN uses the acronym STG instead.

      • Either Radiant Silvergun or Dodonpachi

        Yes i was a Saturn guy :D

        • SeventhEvening

          Real men are Saturn Guys.

          Remember Segata?

          • MisterNiwa

            Segata Sanshiro died for no good, I mean, shortly after he sacrificed himself to save Sega from the Gigantic Rocket, they made their last video game console and turned Sonic into a milked out franchise. :(

            WE MISS YOU SEGATA!

          • wow i still want to get the new sonic game; soldner-x2 too.


          • malek86

            After he saved Sega, they went on to make Rez, Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Shenmue, and a last Panzer Dragoon. That’s worthy of a sacrifice, if you ask me.

          • Kris


    • malek86

      I read that it was first invented by the old magazine Zzap 64. Don’t know if it’s true, but I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be. People were eager to invent new terms back then.

    • Kunio_kun

      Egad! We should ask Sherlock Hemlock, the Muppet detective…

  • OK here’s my chain.Name one AND ONLY ONE SHMUP. Your _ABSOLUTE_ favorite SHMUP (of all time).me: Raiden Tradwhy: Played it for hours with my brother and grandma. when I think of Raiden Trad I think about my family and loved ones.request: Söldner-X 2

    • Thunderforce 4 was awesome back in the day, the music and Top Gun in space feeling was great.

      Enjoyed the first Soldner X since it was a bit like Thunderforce, looking forward to trying X-2

    • Code

      rar, I have to go with Senko no Ronde, it was literally love at first sight for me, and I’ve loved it ever since >w<; I've played a good amount of more traditional shmups though, but since you specified only "one", I won't get into it, but I can say it'd be a tough decision!

    • Kris

      Cotton 2. So pretty, so charming, so good!
      Also: Soldner-X-2

    • kupomogli

      I don’t like shmups. Galaga or Cosmic Gate(from Retro Game Challenge) for me. I can actually enjoy those.


    My friend just made a browser SHMUP!

    If you like Raiden and UN Trad, check it out:

  • always wanted to try these

  • Electrium

    DOOOOOO want! Soldner X-2 looks pretty BA, although I’ve never played either.

    How come most bullet hell games use that pinkish-purple color for bullets?

    • I’d imagine the same reason as why its used for transparancies in some programs, it’s a colour unlikely to be used in other graphics, so it doesnt clash/become confusing

      • SeventhEvening

        Given how much danmaku relies on dodging bullets, preventing the bullets from blending with the background is important.

  • ECM

    Chained: now send this to 100 of your closest friends or unspeakable horrors will befall you. (In this case, insufficient Soldner codes will be available.)

  • Ohhh !!! I want to have that awesome game

    Request: Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype

  • Requesting Söldner-X 2. Simple and clean as she goes…

  • I would love to try out Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype.

  • Söldner-X 2, I need me some Shmup! Either is fine, though :)

  • thaKingRocka

    it looks more distinctly bullet hellish than the first installment. i’m cool with that.

    • godsdream

      I guess we all are looking forward to it. The more hellish, the more fun/curse :) :S. Want those games badly, either one, I don’t care. Code request

  • cmurph666


    Request: Söldner-X 2

  • mikhal

    What do you mean by chaining? I assume you meant people replying to each other’s post so that their avatar would move evermore slightly to the right, correct? So the max chain looks like it’s 5? No free codes for anyone!

    • Yeah, I noticed that after a while that it wouldn’t let you reply to people’s comments anymore, so I guess they’ll just have to go by comments in general as opposed to chained comments.

      Guess I’ll request the first game, since I haven’t played either and I prefer to start from the beginning.

  • ramo200

    Requesting a game for Söldner-X 2.

    Speaking of shmups, who’s excited for Deathsmiles? Comes out this month and I already got my pre-order in.

  • DemonicX

    Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype looks amazing, so I definitely want to try that out.

  • Soldner X 2 Request

    I heard that this one is much more better than the 1st is that true?

  • Want! Would love so bad cuz red is green and you are rad!

  • godsdream

    requesting the code of the game plzzzz. I’m a long term viewer of your page. thanks

  • godsdream

    I want those games. Code requested for Soldner X-2. thanks

  • capristrider

    My scrolling shooter fave of time: R-Type Final

    • Kris

      Ever play Gradius V? It’s another incredible PS2 shooter, by Treasure no less!
      (Request Soldner-X 2)

    • godsdream

      Me too. that was an awesome game. Code for X-2 plz.

  • Would love a code for Söldner-X 2 :)

  • so who’s playing touhou games, fellas?

  • So… I have to request Söldner-X 2, right?

  • Requesting Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype, please and thanks.

  • This is a first time that Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype gets released quickly instead of waiting a few months later after it gets released over seas but like to request for Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype code

  • HeadDesk

    I want Soldner X2 for the reason that I want it. No? :(

  • So is this some sc fi touhou?

  • wharcraff

    Wow this looks like fun. I pretty much retired from Shmups after R-type Final,but I wouldn’t mind trying this out.

  • This is one shmup I have not yet tried. I love my Cave shooters, but I am ready to try Soldner X-2 please.

    Are we only allowed to post once?

  • I wonder if Otomedius is going to come to USA after all…. I started a rather LONG chain for Deathsmiles on I hope that means a lot of people are going to buy it and support the genre.

    I see other people have posted multiple times.
    request: X2 thank you very much!

    • It’s coming.

      • I wonder if sales for Deathsmiles USA will lead to Ketsui or at least Deathsmiles IIX. The latter would make sense, while Ketsui is just a dream…

  • 8 codes to give away, and 1 for every ten posts. I believe that means at 80 posts this thread will have maxed out possibilities. Good luck everyone! X2 please and thanks!

  • 311

    Chain?? I would like a code for X2

  • I could certainly do with some Soldner-X2.

  • marc_89

    Hello, first time commenting, been a fan for a while ^_^…

  • RupanIII

    Request for Söldner-X 2, cool contest

  • woohoo codes r coming soon for some lucky peeps

  • mrdiamond666

    This game looks sweet. I really want to try it. Ill take a code,

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