Mobile Light Force 2

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Mobile Light Force 2 is a budget-priced port of AlfaSystem's vertical-scrolling shoot-'em-up Shikigami no Shiro. It features five levels with three stages each. Extending the replay value is a two-player mode and the ability to select from six characters (three male and three female to be exact). Aside from the standard rapid-fire stream of bullets standard to the genre, a spirit attack unique to each character is available, which significantly slows the ship's movement, but rewards the player with a substantial point increase. Coupled with the spirit attack is the Tension Bonus system, which rewards you with increased power and bonus points based on how close you are to enemies and their bullets.


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Alternate Titles

  • "式神の城" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Shikigami no Shiro" -- Japanese title
  • "MLF 2" -- European PS2 title
  • "Castle Shikigami 1" -- Common title

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Netjak PlayStation 2 May 08, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpy PlayStation 2 May 10, 2003 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot PlayStation 2 May 02, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68 (GAF) PlayStation 2 May 06, 2003 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Jun 08, 2008 C+ 58
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 Jun 10, 2005 4 out of 10 40 PlayStation 2 Dec 09, 2004 7 out of 20 35


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The PS2 version of Shikigami no Shiro received quite a bit of butchering on its trip overseas, not only was it renamed as the sequel to Mobile Light Force (which in turn, is a butchered localization of Gunbird) but all plot-related elements got taken out and the in-game voices re-dubbed. Gameplay remains intact, although the screen rotation option has been removed.

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