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Adventure Island II

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Nintendo 3DS
Game Boy
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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.


Adventure Island II NES Strange level
Adventure Island II NES Secret level
Adventure Island II NES Starting
Adventure Island II NES Area map

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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The Press Says

Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Game Freaks 365 NES 2006 8.7 out of 10 87 NES Mar 16, 2009 86 out of 100 86
IGN Wii Aug 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Player One Game Boy Jul, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Mega Fun Game Boy Apr, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Mar, 1991 3.5 out of 5 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Apr, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Interface NES 1992 56 out of 100 56
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Boy May, 1992 50 out of 100 50


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