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Hey there, Space Cats! Some pesky little aliens called Morolians are trying to take over Earth, and they're forcing the population to dance endlessly! Space Channel 5, the planet's news channel, has sent the grooviest reporter they have, Ulala, out to cover the latest happenings, but those little Morolians also have to be taught a lesson! So it's now up to Ulala to dance and groove with the aliens to beat them at their own game and free the population of Earth! Get dancin', Space Cats, 'cuz we're gonna give those aliens a little taste of their own groove!

Screenshots

Space Channel 5 Game Boy Advance Title Screen
Space Channel 5 Game Boy Advance Intro Scene
Space Channel 5 Dreamcast Space Michael
Space Channel 5 Dreamcast Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Space Channel 5: Ulala's Cosmic Attack" -- Game Boy Advance title

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User Reviews

An Effective Port Of The Dreamcast Classic. Game Boy Advance Guy Chapman (1742)

Critic Reviews

IGN Dreamcast Jun 02, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Mar, 2002 88 out of 100 88
neXGam Dreamcast Dec 27, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Dec 03, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP PlayStation 2 May 09, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
neXGam PlayStation 2 Dec 27, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot Dreamcast Jun 02, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online Game Boy Advance Sep 19, 2003 62 out of 100 62
All Game Guide Dreamcast 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Dreamcast version of Space Channel 5 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Lawsuit

Lady Miss Kier Kirby of the former pop/funk group Deee-Lite unsuccessfully tried to sue Sega regarding the character of Ulala.

According to her claim, Sega approached her, and offered her $16,000 to license her name, image and music for the game, but she rejected their offer. She later found out that Sega went ahead and made the game anyway, with the lead character Ulala bearing a strong resemblance to her.

She ultimately lost the suit and a later appeal. Lady Miss Kier was then liable to pay Sega's legal fees of $608,000 (reduced from the $763,000 requested).

Michael Jackson

Towards the end of the game, Ulala encounters a character named Space Michael, who is actually (and obviously) none other than Michael Jackson. And speaking of Jacko, he also teamed with Sega in the early 90s to produce a Sega Genesis game called Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, based on a very obscure movie he wrote and starred in. Maybe that old relationship with Sega is what got him slipped in with Ulala and her crew in SC5.

Playstation 2 version

The Playstation 2 version featured less compressed FMV footage and less vibrant colors then that of the original Dreamcast version.

Information also contributed by Guy Chapman and shifter
Contributed to by shifter (52), Joshua J. Slone (4621) and Satoshi Kunsai (1806)