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CT Special Forces 2: Back in the Trenches

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Title Screen

CT Special Forces 2: Back in the Trenches

Also known as: CT Special Forces: Back to Hell (EU)
Developer: LSP
Publishers: LSP (EU), Hip Interactive (US)
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released in US: June 29, 2004
Released in EU: August 15, 2003


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CT Special Forces 2: Back to the Trenches in Hell.

Button Graphics

Within the game's font are characters (assigned to the bytes 0x73-0x85) representing each of the major buttons on a Game Boy Advance. The L and R icons, however, are never actually seen. In-game tutorials which call out button inputs simply do so in standard text highlighted in yellow.

CTSF2-GBA-Buttons.png

Sound Engine Text

The standard Shin'en sound engine credit is at 0x7D8FDC in a European ROM or 0x7D712C in the US version.

GAX Sound Engine 3.03A (Mar  5 2003) © Shin'en Multimedia. Code: B.Wodok

Shortly after this at 0x7D9128 (EU) or 0x7D7278 (US) are a series of diagnostic messages for the engine.

GAX2_INIT
OUT OF MEMORY
GAX2_NEW
PARAMS ARG IS NULL
GAX2_NEW_FX
FXPARAMS ARG IS NULL
WHEN USING DIFFERENT FX_MIXING_RATE, FLAG GAX_FX_REVERB AND GAX_HALFRATE_FX ARE NOT ALLOWED.
GAX2_JINGLE
GAX_NO_JINGLE FLAG IS SET
GAX_IRQ
GAX_PLAY HAS NOT FINISHED BEFORE GAX_IRQ. USE LOWER MIXING RATE OR LESS FX CHANNELS OR PUT GAX_PLAY IN VBLANK IRQ.
GAX_FX
YOU TRIED TO PLAY A SPEECH FX BUT HAVE NOT USED THE GAX_SPEECH FLAG WITH GAX2_INIT.
GAX2_FX
FXPARAMS->FXID IS GAX_DEFAULT
GAX_RESTORE_FX
BUF ARG IS NULL

And a little further on at 0x7D944C (EU)/0x7D759C (US) is the following.

GAX ENGINE V3.03A Mar  5 2003
EXCEPTION. PROGRAM HALT.
FUNCTION NAME:

Regional Differences

Presumably the original European subtitle, Back to Hell, was considered too violent and/or to have upsetting religious overtones, so the North American release of the game was renamed Back in the Trenches. This only affects places the logo is seen; in game, a villain even tells the player they're "going to burn in hell!"

The third entry in the series, subtitled BioTerror, was also announced for US release with the subtitle Navy Ops, but this version was ultimately cancelled.

European US
CTSF2-EU-GBA-Title.png CTSF2-US-GBA-Title.png
In addition to the new subtitle, the US title screen adds a prominent "2" to the logo, replacing that other thing from the European logo.
CTSF2-EU-GBA-Backdrop.png CTSF2-US-GBA-Backdrop.png
The same changes were made to the main menu's backdrop.
CTSF2-US-GBA-Credits.png
Notably, nobody even bothered to change the game's title in the credits for the US version.