The Game

You will need a Genesis (or Mega Drive) emulator to play Shining Force 2 and the hacks offered on this page. You can download it from my emulators page. If you need assistance with any of the emulators offered on my site, check out my emulation help subsite: Video Game Emulation for Newbies.

Shining Force 2 (U) Genesis

Sega Genesis/ Mega DriveShining Force 2 (U)

The original Shining Force II for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive that we all know and love! This is the North American version that was released in the United States.

Download 1.43 MB

ROM Hacks

What is “Pre-patched” and “Patch”? ROM hackers release their works as patches. In order to experience their hacks, you must apply their patch to the original game. With the “Pre-patched” download, I've saved you the trouble and patched the game for you. But if you insist on patching the game yourself, you can download just the patch with the “Patch” download. I have patching instructions in my patching guide.

Shining Tactics

Sega Genesis/ Mega DriveShining Force 2 Graphical Upgrade

Any fan of Shining Force 2 knows the game was rushed and, as a result, many battle sprites were reused between characters. This mod is focused on giving most Force characters, enemies, and weapons their own battle sets & models! No more recycled graphics! Other small details were updated as well such as portraits, map sprites, and item icons. View some previews.

Note: Config Mode is automatically enabled. This will give you the following options when you start a new game: Special Turbo, Control Opponent, Auto Battle, and Game Completed. You'd probably just want to enable Special Turbo for faster battles.

Pre-patched 2.20 MB
Patch 1.91 MB
Shining Tactics

Sega Genesis/ Mega DriveShining Tactics

Here's a new take on Shining Force II. This hack adds over 60 new pieces of equipment for ALL the characters. Revamped and balanced Spells. Much more balanced characters and game play in general. To get a taste of Shining Tactics, check out these screenshots and this YouTube playthrough.

Side note: The YouTube video shows "Special Turbo", "Control Opponent", etc. options when starting a new game. That's not part of Shining Tactics, that's the Config mode cheat.

Pre-patched 1.44 MB
Patch 1.03 MB
Shining Force 2: Cireza Edition

Sega Genesis/ Mega DriveShining Force 2: Cireza Edition

Here's another new and exciting take on Shining Force II. This hack has been created in order to offer a new version of Shining Force II to play.

• New join order for the characters to have fresh play-through
• New, unexpected promotions for the characters
• Palette editing
• A few minor sprite and text changes (for consistency)

Information to know:
• No more secret promotion, so don't keep searching for them
• After promoting, you should update your weapons
• Some faces lose their animations because of the swapping process that was done
• The game difficulty should remain the same (or even be a little bit easier)

Pre-patched 1.43 MB
Patch 1.01 MB
Shining Force 2 Tribute

Nintendo DSShining Force 2 Tribute (Demo)

This is a fan remake of Shining Force 2 for the Nintendo DS. It features new graphics, music, and more to the original game. However, this project remains incomplete and abandoned. The demo available here only has the opening and a first battle. I captured screenshots from this demo if you want to see how awesome it looks.

Download 10 MB