Gunstar Heroes And Dynamite Deka PS2 Classics Dated

By Spencer . July 3, 2012 . 2:36am

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced they will release new PlayStation 2 classics every month starting on July 25. When will the next round of games come out?


August 22, says Sega. That’s when Dynamite Deka better known here as Die Hard Arcade, the Sega Ages re-release, will be available on the PlayStation Store. One neat addition in the PS2 version is Altered Beast mode where you can play through the game as the wolf.


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Gunstar Heroes: Treasure Box collection is set for re-release on September 19. It’s really a Treasure (the developer) collection since Dynamite Headdy and Alien Soldier. The PS2 version has some neat features like the ability to play the Japanese and English versions of the game plus another unreleased version of Gunstar Heroes with alternate English text. There’s also a gallery packed with 100 pages of concept art to flip through. Gunstar Heroes: Treasure Box is pretty hard to find in Japan with used copies going for twice the value of the game’s original 2,500 yen price.


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Dragon Force, a direct port of the Sega Saturn game, comes out first.


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  • Göran Isacson

    … That Dragon Force game may not feature a power metal soundtrack, but it looks awesome enough that I do not mind it whatsoever.

    That is at least what I would be saying if there was a snowballs chance in hell that the game would ever make it over here. which it probably won’t. Shame too, I remember loving the heck out of Dynamite Deka and Gunstar Heroes back in the day.

    • cj_iwakura

      Well, the end credit theme has guitar solos, so there’s that.

    • kupomogli

      The Sega Saturn version is in English, so while the PS2 version may have not made it over here, you can still own the game.

      • Göran Isacson

        Oooh, did not know that. Unfortunately neither I or anyone I know own a Saturn… but still, that might change in the future.

  • MAO

    I hope Sega will release other Sega Ages 2500 titles as well. I always wanted Last Bronx and Fighting Vipers…

  • Some1onearth

    Ooo, Die Hard game…I might purchase it if it’s less than $5, because I’ll probably only play it once, ever, just to see the ending. Never got there when I played it at random arcades or it was possibly at Sega World.

  • cj_iwakura

    The Dragon Force PS2 version isn’t a direct port, it has updated(re: totally redone) artwork and other new touches. I prefer the original art myself,but it’s still a fantastic game, arguably the best SRPG ever made.

    • kupomogli

      I will argue.  Good?  Yes.  Best?  Far from it.  Like a lot of games that didn’t get released here, although this is one that has, it’s rarity is one of the major reasons why I think people rate it higher than it deserves.  Now it is definitely the best Sega Saturn RPG, atleast for those that have had a US release, but very far from the best RPG, much less SRPG or TRPG or SRPG/TRPG if you consider the groups the same.  All this is my opinion, though, and everyone has their own opinions.

      I consider a SRPG something along the lines of Ogre Battle and Dragon Force.  Ogre Battle and Ogre Battle 64 are far better.  A far more similar to Dragon Force, although not an RPG, is Kessen and Kessen 2.  Those are the best in the style that Dragon Force was going for. 

      TRPGs, I consider games such as FFTactics, Tactics Ogre, Arc the Lad, Fire Emblem, etc.  There’s strategy to it, which is in every game, but it’s not in the style of gameplay what most of the strategy genre plays like, like games such as Warcraft, Command and Conquer, etc.  Games like Advance Wars are different from your average strategy games though.

      TRPGs better than Dragon Force?  Plenty.  Tactics Ogre LUCT, Brigandine, Brigandine Grand Edition, Arc the Lad 2, Wild ARMs XF, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Dark Wizard to name a few but the list could go on.

      • cj_iwakura

        I’ve played all of those but Brigandine. No chance I’d put them above DF. There’s no game quite like it, and all eight campaigns add massive replay value, with totally different stories, events, and ways to play the game in each one.

        Also, Black Knight of Masked Death, Emperor Junon? Best female protagonist ever.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well brigandine itself also had a massive replay value here.^^ As they also 6 sides where all of them will fight for supremacy.^^

          However here, I also believe dragon force is one of a great srpg there.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        About brigandine there, I can not said that it better than dragon force here. Considering brigandine for me is quite slow here and get a bit repetitive. The part on growing the monster though is very fun.^^

        I am more rooting for hoshigami though lol.^^ The dificulties when the first time I played it, is really fun although a bit frusturating here.

  • Wild Arms 5

    nuff said.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Dragon Force.^^ Treasure Collection???^^

    Man all these Sega Nostalgia attack.^^ Mussstt…… nooottt…….order this…….set…..T_T(Remember your wallet.T_T)

  • After reading this article, I suddenly feel like firing up Gunstar Heroes.  But then again you could come up to me and ask, “How’s the weather?” and I’d probably run off shouting, “GUNSTAR HEROES!!!”

  • KayJay N.

    Yay, Gunstar Heroes: Treasure Box collection! first imported PS2 game I ever bought!

  • Jason Handley

    Phantasy Star Complete Collection & Generations 1 & 2 please!

    I was looking for Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box, so I may consider downloading this…

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