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Castle Shikigami 2 (PlayStation 2)

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Title Screen

Castle Shikigami 2

Also known as: Shikigami no Shiro II (JP), Castle Shikigami II: War of the Worlds (EU)
Developer: Alfa System
Publishers: Taito (JP), XS Games (US), Play It! (EU)
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in JP: January 29, 2004
Released in US: November 17, 2004
Released in EU: October 7, 2005
Released in KR: 2004


TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Hmmm...
To do:
Regional differences. The European version has new music, and removed the story scenes. The Japanese title screen art may also be different.
And you were just a scroll away from being fired too...
Oh dear, I do believe I have the vapors.
This page contains content that is not safe for work or other locations with the potential for personal embarrassment.
Such as: List of inappropriate and offensive words that will be censored on high score.

Castle Shikigami 2 is an overhead shooter that was released on multiple platforms in Japan, but only saw a PlayStation 2 release overseas. The English releases are infamous for their hilariously bad voice acting.

A properly-localized and enhanced version was released on PC and Switch in 2021 as Castle of Shikigami 2.

Debug Menu

CastleShikigami2DebugMenu1-1.png

Much like the first game, a debug menu remains in the game as well. This game's debug menu is considerably larger than the first game. You can do a few more neat things in it this time around. Apply the code below to access the debug menu when starting Arcade Mode. If you are using a emulator, you will need to restart your game with the code on.

USA Codes:

Master Code (For use on an actual PlayStation 2 only)
9020C3A0 0C083090
Debug Menu Enable
D022FBC0 000000D2
2022FBD0 00000001
0015351A 00000023
Text Effect
PLAY Allows you to select the level to start on.
DBFLAG Allows you to set various debug options on or off.
MODE Allows you to set the game mode type.
STORYDEMO Allows you to skip the opening stage demo on or off.
DIFFICULTY Allows you to set the game difficulty.
BGMMODE Allows you to set either remix music or normal music.
PLAYGAME Starts the game normally.
DEMOTEST Allows you to view stage opening demos.
SOUNDTEST Allows you to play BGM, SFX, and voices.
YMODE Allows you to set the screen type.
EXTRA Opens a sub-menu with more goodies to choose from.
(Source: Original TCRF research)

MODEL TEST

CastleShikigami2Model.png

A model test option. Setting PLAY to MODEL TEST will allow you to enter here. You can change the parameters by pressing either L1 or R1. Doing this will allow you to change the shader type, position of the model, rotate it, or change its size.

DBFLAG

CastleShikigami2DebugMenu1-2.png

This sub-menu will allow you to set various options, such as toggle invincibility on or off, or display debug info among others.

Text Effect
DBMENU Sets the debug menu on or off. Setting to off will disable it when exiting.
STAGEONE It is unclear what this does.
HITDISP Toggles debug boxes on projectiles on or off.
CPULOAD It is unclear what this does.
MAPCTRL When on, this will allow you to view entire stages when pressing L1 in game.
Pressing R1 will freeze progression of the stage.
This will also put FRAME in the top-left of the screen.
SECSEL Enabling this will allow you to skip to certain level sections when starting a level.
MUTEKI Grants invincibility when on. Also gives you unlimited bombs.
FUJIMI Grants unlimited bomb usage.
PRINTF It is unclear what this does.

A screenshot of HITDISP and MAPCTRL on:

CastleShikigami2DebugOptions.png

DEMOTEST

CastleShikigami2DebugMenu1-3.png

Allows you to view stage cutscenes here.

SOUNDTEST

CastleShikigami2DebugMenu1-4.png

Allows you to play all SFX, BGM, and voices here.

EXTRA

CastleShikigami2DebugMenu1-5.png

This menu will allow you to set the overall game speed, bullet speed, or bullet size. It is unclear what the latter two options do.

Debug Menu 2

CastleShikigami2DebugMenu2.png

Presumably an early version of the main debug menu. It doesn't work as intended. A point of interest in this menu is ST0 and STMODEL. These aren't found in the main debug menu. You can only select ST0, STMODEL and MODEL TEST. ST0 and STMODEL both bring you to the first stage. You can't move correctly when entering a stage using this debug menu. Progressing in either of these levels will lead you to a unwinnable, glitched boss fight.

To appear here, activate the below code with the debug menu enable code above. This will replace the main debug menu.

Enable Other Debug Menu
2023728C 001CA1A0
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Debug Display

CastleShikigami2Debug.png

During the demonstration screen, press Right, Right, Left, Left, Up, Down, Up, Down to bring up a debug display.

High-Score Name Filter

Hmmm...
To do:
Check if this is actually used; if so, remove it as per the guidelines.

Present at 0x197738 in the SLES file. It's stored near the text for the high score table.

VOVO
BOBO
SHIT
ANAL
FUCK
 ASS
ASS 
 KKK
KKK 
 SEX
SEX