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The Last Blade 2 (c) 1998 SNK.

Much-acclaimed swordplay fighter with 16 selectable characters and one end boss. Another SNK triumph!


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : [Model NGM-243]

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

[SNK MVS Neo-Geo Controls]

2 players - 4 buttons per player.

=> [Joystick] 8-way, [A] Weak Slash, [B] Strong Slash, [C] Kick, [D] Repel


Released in November 1998.

This game is known in Japan as "Bakumatsu Roman Dai Ni Maku - Gekka no Kenshi: Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana" (translates from Japanese as 'Bakumatsu Romance Episode II - Swordsman of the Moonlight: On the Moon a Flower Blooming, a Petal Falling').

Kojiroh Sanada is a homage to an ancient Chinese legend about a girl disguising herself as her father (the same story was also used in the Disney movie Mulan).

Lee Rekka is a homage to the Cantonese hero, Wong Fei Hung.

Akari and Juzoh are the comedic relief characters in the Gekka series : If Akari is fighting someone other than Juzoh, Juzoh can be seen next to the elephant. If Akari is fighting Juzoh, Akari's three friends (Hijiri Nanase, Aoi Yahata and Shizuka Kujou) can be seen next to the elephant. If Juzoh is fighting someone other than Akari, Akari can be seen with her friends.

Soundtrack releases:

[JP] December 18, 1998; Bakumatsu Roman Dai Ni Maku - Gekka no Kenshi: Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana [PCCB-00350] - Pony Canyon

[JP] January 07, 2000; Bakumatsu Roman Dai Ni Maku - Gekka no Kenshi: Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana [Arrange Sound Trax] [PCCB-00353] - Pony Canyon


In the original (Japanese) version of Last Blade 2, each of the 3 modes is described by one kanji : Chikara (red), Waza (blue) and Kiwame (green). Chikara means 'strength', Waza 'skill' and Kiwame 'extreme'.

These 3 modes were made into 'Power', 'Speed' and 'EX', respectively, for their English release.

However, one case where the modes were literally translated remain.

If you look at the English 'How To Play' intro in Last Blade 2, you will see 'Strength and Skill' where they should have said 'Power and Speed'.

A slight mistake in the English renaming, or a tribute to the Japanese and therefore correct, names.


* Play As Kaede From Last Blade : Highlight Kaede at the character selection screen, then press C(x9), B, C(x4). You must input the correct button sequence in LESS THAN FOUR SECONDS! - A sound will confirm correct code entry.

* Play As Kouryu : Highlight Kaede and press C(x10), B(x5) and C(x5). You must input the correct button sequence in LESS THAN FOUR SECONDS!

* Hagure Hitogata Appearance : Highlight Akari at the character selection screen, then press C(x8), B(x9), C(x4). You must input the correct button sequence in LESS THAN FOUR SECONDS! - A sound will confirm correct code entry.

* Naoe Kotetsu Appearance : Highlight Shigen at the character selection screen, then press C(x5), B(x10), C(x2). You must input the correct button sequence in LESS THAN FOUR SECONDS! - A sound will confirm correct code entry.

* Time Attack Mode : Insert a coin, hold A+B+C+D and press Start.

* Unlock EX Mode : At the mode selection screen, highlight Speed and press C(x6), highlight Power and press B(x3), highlight Speed and press C(x4). You must input the correct button sequence in LESS THAN FOUR SECONDS!

* Ending variations:

-Hibiki: If you get 6 fatalities/decapitation kills before the last boss, you'll unlock an alternative ending.

-Setsuna: Get the same decapitation kills with Setsuna and his ending will be in full color instead of the usual brown tinted color.

-Lee: Finish the game without using a continue to see an alternative ending.

* Alternative Credits: Finish the game without using a continue and you'll see artworks of every character during the credits.

* Contest? : If you finish the game in one credit, a password is given to you (The Password is ELEPHANT). This password can be entered in the official LB2 Internet page. This contest was available between November 1998 and April 1999.


1. The Last Blade [Model NGM-234] (1997)

2. The Last Blade 2 [Model NGM-243] (1998)


* Voice Actors :

Hyo Amano : Akio Ohtsuka

Genbu no Okina : Shigehumi Nakai

Akari Ichijou : Mayuko Omimura

Kaede : Kouji Suizu

Shinnosuke Kagami : Makoto Awane

Juzoh Kanzaki : Taison Ohya

Lee Rekka : Jun Hashimoto

Moriya Minakata : Jun Hashimoto

Mukuro : Monster Maetsuka

Shigen Naoe : Enma Ito

Kojiroh Sanada : Satomi Nakatani

Setsuna : Takaya Yamauchi

Hibiki Takane : Kyouko Hikami

Keiichiro Washizuka : Katsuyuki Konishi

Yuki : Hazuki Nishikawa

Zantetsu : Ohtomo Ryuzaburo

Kouryu : Koji Ishii


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (January 28, 1999; "Bakumatsu Roman Dai Ni Maku - Gekka no Kenshi: Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana [Model NGH-243]")

SNK Neo-Geo [US] (January 28, 1999; "The Last Blade 2 [Model NGH-243]")

SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (February 27, 1999); "Bakumatsu Roman Dai Ni Maku - Gekka no Kenshi: Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana [Model NGCD-243]")

Sega Dreamcast [JP] (December 21, 2000; "Bakumatsu Roman Dai Ni Maku - Gekka no Kenshi [Final Edition] [Model T-3107M]")

Sega Dreamcast [US] (August 6, 2001; "The Last Blade 2: Heart of the Samurai [Model T-44305M]")

Sega Dreamcast [JP] (May 23, 2002; "Bakumatsu Roman Dai Ni Maku - Gekka no Kenshi [Final Edition] [Model T-47301M]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (January 12, 2006; "Gekka no Kenshi 1-2 [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.2] [Model SLPS-25503]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (June 21, 2007; "Gekka no Kenshi 1-2 [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25792]")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.35b13 [?]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- 0.143u6: Changed description to 'The Last Blade 2 / Bakumatsu Roman - Dai Ni Maku Gekka no Kenshi (NGM-2430)(NGH-2430)'.

- 0.134u1: JohnBoy tagged Last Blade 2 as newer revision in the driver.

- 0.69: Changed description to 'Last Blade 2 / Bakumatsu Roman - Dai Ni Maku Gekka no Kenshi, The'.

- 0.68: Changed description to 'The Last Blade 2 / Bakumatsu Roman - Dai Ni Maku Gekkano Kenshi'.

- 0.67: Changed description to 'The Last Blade 2 / Bakumatsu Roman - Dai Ni Maku Gekka no Kenshi'.

- 0.35b13: Added The Last Blade 2 / Bakumatsu Roman - Dai Ni Maku Gekkano Kenshi (SNK 1998).


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Romset: 70912 kb / 14 files / 30.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

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              <description>The Last Blade 2 / Bakumatsu Roman - Dai Ni Maku Gekka no Kenshi (NGM-2430)(NGH-2430)</description>
              <biosset name="euro" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 2)" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="euro-s1" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="us" description="US MVS (Ver. 2?)"/>
              <biosset name="us-e" description="US MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="asia" description="Asia MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s2" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 2)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s1" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="mv1c" description="NEO-MVH MV1C"/>
              <biosset name="japan-j3" description="Japan MVS (J3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-hotel" description="Custom Japanese Hotel"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)"/>
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              <rom name="sp-45.sp1" merge="sp-45.sp1" bios="mv1c" size="524288" crc="03cc9f6a" sha1="cdf1f49e3ff2bac528c21ed28449cf35b7957dc1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="japan-j3.bin" merge="japan-j3.bin" bios="japan-j3" size="131072" crc="dff6d41f" sha1="e92910e20092577a4523a6b39d578a71d4de7085" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" merge="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" bios="japan-hotel" size="131072" crc="162f0ebe" sha1="fe1c6dd3dfcf97d960065b1bb46c1e11cb7bf271" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3" size="131072" crc="27664eb5" sha1="5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3o" size="131072" crc="601720ae" sha1="1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_2" size="131072" crc="2d50996a" sha1="5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_1" size="131072" crc="8dabf76b" sha1="c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_0" size="131072" crc="0c12c2ad" sha1="37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_3" size="131072" crc="b24b44a0" sha1="eca8851d30557b97c309a0d9f4a9d20e5b14af4e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2" size="131072" crc="4fa698e9" sha1="682e13ec1c42beaa2d04473967840c88fd52c75a" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2o" size="131072" crc="e19d3ce9" sha1="af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_1" size="131072" crc="5dda0d84" sha1="4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_0" size="131072" crc="0ce453a0" sha1="3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="243-pg1.p1" size="1048576" crc="af1e6554" sha1="bd8526f60c2472937728a5d933fbd19d899f2cba" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="243-pg2.sp2" size="4194304" crc="add4a30b" sha1="7db62564db49fe0218cbb35b119d62582a24d658" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="243-s1.s1" size="131072" crc="c9cd2298" sha1="a9a18b5347f9dbe29a2ccb63fd4c8fd19537bf8b" region="fixed" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sfix.sfix" merge="sfix.sfix" size="131072" crc="c2ea0cfd" sha1="fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3" region="fixedbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="000-lo.lo" merge="000-lo.lo" size="131072" crc="5a86cff2" sha1="5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a" region="zoomy" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sm1.sm1" merge="sm1.sm1" size="131072" crc="94416d67" sha1="42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf" region="audiobios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="243-m1.m1" size="131072" crc="acf12d10" sha1="6e6b98cc1fa44f24a5168877559b0055e6957b60" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
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              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="59.185606" pixclock="6000000" htotal="384" hbend="30" hbstart="350" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="IN0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Chutes?" tag="IN0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="1?" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2?" value="2" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Autofire (in some games)" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)" tag="IN0" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Link Enable)" tag="IN0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="IN0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="IN0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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