Space Channel 5

From Sega Retro

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    NTSC-U/PAL
  • Sega Dreamcast
    NTSC-J
  • Sony PlayStation 2
    PAL
  • Sony PlayStation 2
    NTSC-J

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Space Channel 5
System(s): Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Supporting companies:
Distributor:
Sony PlayStation 2
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (Europe)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Music Game/Ongaku Game (音楽ゲーム)[1][2], Table[3], Action[4]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[2] HDR-0029
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(Dorikore)
¥2,800 (2,940)2,800e[5] HDR-0140
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.9949.99[7] 51051
ESRB: Teen
Sega Dreamcast
EU
MK-51051-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
DE
MK-51051-50
USK: 0
Sega Dreamcast
ES
Sega Dreamcast
FR
MK-51051-50
SELL: Tous Publics
Sega Dreamcast
PT
DCJS22572
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.9939.99[12][13] MK-51051-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
AU
Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥3,000 (3,150)3,000e[18] SLPM-65095
Sony PlayStation 2
EU
(Promo)
SCES-50611
Sony PlayStation 2
EU
SCES-50611
Sony PlayStation 2
DE
SCES-50611
USK: 6
Sony PlayStation 2
ES
SCES-50611
aDeSe: Todos los Publicos
Sony PlayStation 2
FR
SCES-50611
SELL: Tous Publics
Sony PlayStation 2
UK
SCES-50611
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sony PlayStation 2
IT
SCES-50611
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sony PlayStation 2
AU
OFLC: G

Space Channel 5 (スペースチャンネル5) is a video game for the Sega Dreamcast released in Japan on 16 December 1999, North America on 6 June 2000 and in Europe on 8 October 2000. It was the first game to be developed by the newly opened United Game Artists studio within Sega, spearheadded by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, although the UGA name had not yet been adopted by the original Japanese release.

The game stars Space Channel 5 reporter Ulala, tasked with upping the ratings of the channel, and stopping the "evil" Morolians, who are forcing the galaxy to dance.

Gameplay

Space Channel 5 is a rhythm game built similarly in nature to electronic memorisation games such Simon, and video games such as PaRappa the Rapper. Throughout the game the computer shows a sequence of moves—dance steps in this case—and the player must copy them successfully to advance. Repeated failure will force the show to be cancelled, effectively triggering a game over.

Space Channel 5 utilises six different commands - Up "Up", Down "Down", Left "Left", Right "Right", A "Shoot" and B "Shoot". The Up button corresponds to the aliens raising both paws or Ulala raising both hands. Pressing Down causes Ulala to lower only her right hand as her left hand contains a microphone. When either the Left or Right button are pressed she moves her hand in that direction. The Morolians will mimic Ulala's moves so pressing the directional pad will affect them also.

The A "shoot" button is used for shooting at the Morolians or simply to perform another dance move. The B "shoot" button is usually used for rescuing hostages. There also appears to be mispronunciation of "shoot" when the player presses either the A or B button. In the manual, it says "shoot", but the Morolians say words that are quite similar to "kiss", "chin". Ulala, Pudding, Jaguar and Evila say "chu", while Fuse says "shoot" or "chu".

In between these scenes, Ulala appears to be taunting the opponent (if the player gets all the moves correct) or have messed up the dance (if the player gets incorrect moves or misses a move). Ulala is given a certain number of hearts in case she misses a move or get an incorrect move. Performing a incorrect move will cause her to lose a heart. If she loses every one of her hearts she will then hunch over and become upset, with Fuse shouting at her.

Levels

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Introducing... Ulala!

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Spaceship SOS!

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Catch the scoop!

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Evil in the Galaxy Revealed!

Production credits

Dreamcast version

CGI Support Unit
  • Trilogy
    • Producer: Masaaki Taira
    • Director: Shinji Naka
    • : Yumiko Takahashi, Hiroyuki Takagai, Mika Ando
  • Saihi Information Service Ltd
    • Producer: Makoto Baba
    • : Terumi Hamamoto
  • Image Studio 109
    • Manager: Hiroyuki Ishiguro
    • : Hiroyuki Motai, Yusuke Aoki, Yoshiya Nagata
  • Eyedentify Inc: Toshio Shinma, Daiji Hori, Taro Hino
  • Special Thanks To: Hiroko Natori, Vfx Studio Loop Hole, Ogawa 3D&Visual Factory, Hironobu Kuwana
Space Channel 5 Promotion Unit
All The People Who Cared For Us, And All The Families Who Supported Us.
For All People Who Love Music ,Dance And Game.
©Sega Enterprises, Ltd., 1999
Source:
In-game credits (JP)


PlayStation 2 version

Porting to Reprogrammed Version unit
CGI Support Unit
  • Trilogy
    • Producer: Masaaki Taira
    • Director: Shinji Naka
    • : Yumiko Takahashi, Hiroyuki Takagai, Mika Ando
  • Saihi Information Service Ltd
    • Producer: Terumi Hamamoto
    • : Makoto Baba
  • Image Studio 109
    • Manager: Yusuke Aoki
    • : Hiroyuki Ishiguro, Yoshiya Nagata, Hiroyuki Motai
  • Eyedentify Inc: Toshio Shinma, Daiji Hori
  • Special Thanks To: Hiroko Natori, Hironobu Kuwana, Vfx Studio Loop Hole, Ogawa 3D&Visual Factory
  • Promotion Art Director: Masahiro "Magic" Kobayashi
  • Promotion Unit: Mineko Okamura, Junji Yamazaki
  • Desk Support: Sayuri Yajima, Rio Toyoda
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Producers: Sean Kelly, Florence Kum
  • Internal QA Manager: Dave Parkinson
  • Internal QA Supervisor: Jim Mccabe
  • Team Leader: Phil Green
  • Localisation Supervisor: Britta Kuhnen
Sega Corporation
Sega Europe
All The People Who Cared For Us, And All The Families Who Supported Us.
For All People Who Love Music ,Dance And Game.
©SEGA CORPORATION,1999
  • Reprogramed by: UGA
Source:
In-game credits (EU) [19]

Magazine articles

Main article: Space Channel 5/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in GamePro (US) #141: "June 2000" (2000-0x-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Next Level (AR) #17: "Junio 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
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Print advert in GamePro (US) #143: "August 2000" (2000-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Bonus (SCG) #7: "7/2000" (2000-09-25)
also published in:
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Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #30: "Marzec 2001" (2001-xx-xx)
also published in:

Television advertisements

Miscellaneous

Artwork

Physical scans

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 June 2000
100 USA Today
Sega Dreamcast
96
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 Konzol (HU)
90
[34]
Bonus (SCG) NTSC
92
[35]
Click! (PL)
80
[36]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
89
[37]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
100
[12]
Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
80
[38]
Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) PAL
70
[39]
Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
93
[40]
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
90
[41]
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) NTSC-J
91
[42]
Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
90
[43]
Dreamzone (FR) NTSC-J
85
[44]
Edge (UK) NTSC-J
60
[45]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
77
[46]
Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
79
[47]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
73
[48]
Fun Generation (DE) NTSC-J
93
[49]
GameFan (US) NTSC-J
82
[50]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
73
[51]
GamesMaster (UK)
82
[52]
Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
83
[53]
GameWEEK (US) NTSC-U
58
[54]
Hyper (AU) NTSC-J
84
[55]
Incite Video Gaming (US) NTSC-U
100
[56]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
82
[57]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
79
[58]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[59]
Sega Magazin (DE) NTSC-U
85
[60]
Strana Igr (RU)
80
[61]
Strana Igr (RU)
75
[62]
Video Games (DE) PAL
87
[63]
Sega Dreamcast
83
Based on
31 reviews

Space Channel 5

Dreamcast, JP
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Cover
Space Channel 5 Sega Dreamcast Japan SpineCard.pdf
Spinecard
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Disc
Space Channel 5 Sega Dreamcast Japan Manual.pdf
Manual
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Inlay
Space Channel 5 Sega Dreamcast Japan Card02.pdf
Reg Card
Space Channel 5 Sega Dreamcast Japan Card01.pdf
Insert
50x50px
Flyer
Dreamcast, JP (Dorikore)
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Cover
SpaceChannel5 DC JP Spine Dorikore.jpg
Spinecard
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Disc
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Inlay
Dreamcast, US
Sc5 dc us back cover.jpgSc5 dc us front cover.jpg
Cover
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Disc
SpaceChannel5 DC US Manual.pdf
Manual
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Inlay
Dreamcast, EU
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Cover
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Disc

PlayStation 2 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 Game Informer
Sony PlayStation 2
83
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 Konzol (HU)
95
[64]
Consoles Max (FR) PAL
70
[65]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
88
[66]
Digitiser (UK)
40
[67]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
82
[68]
PlayStation 2 Official Magazine - UK (UK) PAL
70
[69]
Players (DE) PAL
79
[70]
PlayZone (DE) PAL
82
[71]
PlayStation World (UK) PAL
80
[72]
Sony PlayStation 2
76
Based on
9 reviews

Space Channel 5

PlayStation 2, JP
SC5 PS2 JP Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, EU (Promo)

SC5 PS2 EU promo disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, EU
Sc5 ps2 eu cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, UK
SC5 PS2 UK cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, UK (Display)
SC5 PS2 UK display cover.jpg
Cover
SC5 PS2 EU promo disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, FR
SC5 PS2 FR Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, FR (Display)
SC5 PS2 FR display cover.jpg
Cover
SC5 PS2 EU promo disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, DE
SC5 PS2 DE Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, ES
SC5 PS2 ES Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, ES (Display)
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Cover
SC5 PS2 EU promo disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, IT
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Cover
PlayStation 2, AU
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-04-20 GD-R Page
Sony PlayStation 2
 ?
CRC32 9c0ded7c
MD5 c7d945c1f79bd7c6dedd7546ec758928
SHA-1 159ebc2f6feb1e4f4b3c92a2690241766d6f39ba
1,901,887,488 DVD-ROM (EU) SCES-50611 (V1.01)

External links

References

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  24. Bonus, "2/2001" (SCG; 2001-03-25), page 82
  25. Bonus, "3/2001" (SCG; 2001-04-25), page 82
  26. Bonus, "4/2001" (SCG; 2001-05-25), page 48
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  28. Bonus, "6/2001" (SCG; 2001-07-25), page 46
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  36. Click!, "4/2001" (PL; 2001-02-15), page 48
  37. Consoles +, "Octobre 2000" (FR; 2000-xx-xx), page 108
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  49. Fun Generation, "06/2000" (DE; 2000-05-17), page 88
  50. GameFan, "Volume 8, Issue 3: March 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 13
  51. GamePro, "August 2000" (US; 2000-0x-xx), page 102
  52. GamesMaster, "November 2000" (UK; 2000-10-02), page 94
  53. Gamers' Republic, "July 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 93
  54. GameWEEK, "May 29, 2000" (US; 2000-05-29), page 16
  55. Hyper, "May 2000" (AU; 2000-xx-xx), page 64
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Space Channel 5

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Books: Space Channel 5 Gyun Gyun Book (2000) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Space Channel 5 (2000)
Music: Space Channel 5 Planet Dance (2000) | Space Channel 5 Mexican Flyer (2000) | Space Channel 5 Original Soundtrack (2000) | Mexican Flyer Remix Tracks Inspired by Space Channel 5 (2000)

Prereleases: Space Channel 5 Ulala The Movie (1999) |
Sega Dreamcast
Space Channel 5 Taikenban
Sega Dreamcast
Prototypes: 2000-04-20



Space Channel 5 logo Space Channel 5 series of games
Sega Dreamcast
Space Channel 5 Ulala The Movie (1999) | Space Channel 5 (2000) | Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2002)
Mobile phone
Ulala no Channel J (2001)
Sony PlayStation 2
Space Channel 5: Special Edition (2003)
Game Boy Advance
Space Channel 5: Ulala's Cosmic Attack (2003)
Windows PC
Xbox Live Arcade
PlayStation 3 PlayStation Network
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2011)
Sony PlayStation 4
Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash! (2019)
Space Channel 5 related media
Music
Space Channel 5 Planet Dance (2000) | Space Channel 5 Mexican Flyer (2000) | Space Channel 5 Original Soundtrack (2000) | Mexican Flyer Remix Tracks Inspired by Space Channel 5 (2000) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Soundtrack Volume "Chu!!" (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Soundtrack Volume "Hey!!" (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Uki Uki ★ Non Stop Mega Mix (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Moji Moji ★ Can't Stop Remix (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Uha Uha ★ Readymade Remixes (2002) | Space Channel 5 20th Anniversary "GyunGyun Selection" (2019)
Book
Space Channel 5 Gyun Gyun Book (2000) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Space Channel 5 (2000) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Sugoku Sugoi Guide Book (2002)
Toy
figma Ulala: Cheery White ver. (2017) | figma Ulala: Exciting Orange ver. (2017)