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Description

In Adventure Island II the player takes the role of Master Higgins who has to save his cavegirl from aliens which also want to dominate the Earth. The basic gameplay elements are the same as in its predecessor Adventure Island: Master Higgins walks through the levels while fighting against various enemies. One hit results in his untimely death unless he carries one of the various power ups, e.g. weapons or a skateboard which improves his speed. He also needs to collect food to fill up his steadily decreasing starvation bar - death awaits if it hits zero.

A big addition are dinosaurs which serve as mount and offer different abilities, e.g. flying or shooting fireballs. Like all power ups these don't have to be used instantly but can be saved for later: before every level the player can choose the power ups he wants to bring with him. There are overall eight worlds with different themes which are represented by a overhead map. Sometimes there are different paths with other level and at the end of a world Master Higgins has to fight a boss.

Screenshots

Adventure Island II Game Boy Collect Eggs for Power-Ups
Adventure Island II NES Invincibility
Adventure Island II NES Title
Adventure Island II NES Snaily level

Promo Images

Adventure Island II Screenshot
Adventure Island II Screenshot
Adventure Island II Screenshot
Adventure Island II Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "高橋名人の冒険島II" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Adventure Island: Part Two" -- European title
  • "The Adventure Island Part II Two" -- European NES title
  • "Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima II" -- Japanese title
  • "Hudson's Adventure Island 2" -- US In-Game title
  • "Hudson's Adventure Island" -- International Game Boy title
  • "Adventure Island II" -- NES title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic NES Sep 07, 2011 B+ 83
IGN Wii Aug 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Player One Game Boy Jul, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Megablast NES 1992 77 out of 100 77
HonestGamers NES Jun 06, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Mar, 1991 3.5 out of 5 70
Mega Fun Game Boy Apr, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Game Boy Apr, 1992 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Apr, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Jul, 1992 25 out of 40 62

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