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Adventure Island II

MobyRank MobyScore
NES
77
3.6
Nintendo 3DS
...
4.0
Game Boy
71
3.0

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Game Boy 11 3.0
NES 21 3.6
Nintendo 3DS 1 4.0
Wii 1 4.0
Combined MobyScore 34 3.4


The Press Says

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100
NESTop Secret
Cała gra jest utrzymana w bardzo miłej, sielankowej konwencji. Jest odpowiednia nawet dla najmłodszych. Grafikę zaprojektowano bardzo atrakcyjnie, animację perfekcyjnie, a zabawna muzyka pieści ucho.
90
Game BoyJoystick (French)
Un jeu captivant, aux graphismes dépouillés, certes, mais suffisamment réussis pour ne pas rebuter et possédant ce charme indéfinissable qui ont fait de la série des Wonder Boy ou même des Mario une référence pour les puristes!
87
NESGame Freaks 365
Adventure Island II was a pretty popular game when it came out but sadly not many people seem to remember it or even have heard of the series, which strikes me as strange when I play something as good as this. Even if you're not a retro gamer or a fan of the NES, I strongly recommend you pick this game up at least once and give it a go, it's a great example of perfection in programming and design, as well as play. You'll have a lot of fun and I can say without a doubt you'll be glad you tried it.
86
NESVicioJuegos.com
En definitiva, Adventure Island II es una excelente continuación. Manteniendo el espíritu del original, pero incluyendo suficientes novedades para no ser un claro caso de reciclaje jugable y gráfico, Hudson Soft consiguió uno de los plataformas más cuidados de la consola y una digna continuación de lo que posteriormente se convertiría en una saga de gran éxito.
83
NESThe Video Game Critic
This excellent sequel offers more fun-in-the-sun platform action along with some surprising innovations. The first thing you'll notice are the world maps which chart your progress as you conquer each island. The first stage feels a heck of a lot like the original game as you grab fruit, jump, and toss tomahawks at random animals. The visual style is slightly different however because everything now has black outlines, making objects look better defined. In addition to snails and cobras you'll face snow bunnies, leaping octopus, fluttering bats, hairy spiders, and flaming skulls. But what really elevates Adventure Island 2 is your ability to ride on dinosaurs!
80
Game BoyPlayer One
Cette version Game Boy ne présente donc aucune surprise. Le jeu s'accommode toutefois très bien de l'écran monochrome, et la jouabilité n'a pas souffert du transfert. Un petit jeu sympa, pour partir à l'aventure !
80
WiiNintendo Life
Adventure Island II is quite similar to its predecessor in many ways, but with its slightly better control and handful of gameplay additions, it's just that little bit more entertaining. It's also a lot more accessible due to the reserve item system and the shorter stages, compared to the rather brutal original game.
80
WiiIGN
And, you know? It works. Hudson's series needed this kind of breath of fresh air back in 1995, and its many changes are still refreshing today. The game isn't perfect, as its control still retains a bit of older Adventure Islands' looseness, but overall this is a fun and unexpected turn for Master Higgins that's still enjoyable to re-experience today.
80
NESNES Times
So once everything is said and done Adventure Island II is another great platformer for the NES and one of the top titles in the franchise. The controls make it easy for anyone to pick up and play and the fun gameplay will keep you hooked until you finally beat the last boss, if you make it that far. While it can't quite hold a candle to the heavyweights like Super Mario 3 and others, Adventure Island II still proves worthy enough to be added to your collection.
77
NESMegablast
Fazit: Adventure Island II hat es faustdick hinter seiner bescheidenen Präsentation!
71
Game BoyPower Play
Trotz größter Wonderboy-Ähnlichkeit hat sich Adventure Island einen eigenen Stil bewahrt. Auf dem Game Boy bringt die Hüpferei ordentlich Spaß, der von teils kontrastarmer Grafik etwas in Mitleidenschaft gezogen wird. Ist man in einigen Levels gezwungen, sehr schnell zu laufen (kaum Obst zu finden), verschwinden auf dem kleinen Bildschirm so manche Feinde - man bemerkt sie erst bei Berührung. Das Scrolling hinterläßt die berüchtigten Schatten; die Grafik verschwimmt. Abgesehen davon, ist die Früchtehatz sehr komplex, obwohl die Levels zu ausgedehnt sind. Die Lebensweisheit "In der Kürze liegt die Würze" hätten sich auch die Hudson-Programmierer zu Herzen nehmen sollen. Alles in allem ein gutes Jump'n'Run ohne High-End-Ambitionen.
70
NESHonestGamers
Adventure Island II is everything a sequel ought to be. It plays almost exactly like the original, but its level design, power-ups, and boss battles are all much more fleshed-out. It’s not easy, but neither is it as ruthless as Adventure Island. Even the music is better. This game’s only real stumbling block is that it didn’t deviate even further from its predecessor. With a better soundtrack, more inspired artwork and even more work put into the level design and items, this game probably could have been a truly great NES title. As it stands, Adventure Island II is a decent game that most will enjoy, but it probably won’t form any lasting memories.
70
NES1UP!
Est-ce à dire qu'Adventure Island II est totalement dépourvu d'intérêt ? Non, bien sûr, il est même indiscutablement meilleur que son prédécesseur. Plus ouvert, plus joli, plus varié, mieux équilibré, tout cela en faible dose mais juste ce qu'il faut pour nous empêcher de geindre. Ce qui en revanche n'a pas changé, c'est l'essentiel, le gameplay, aussi placide que son héros en culotte verte et l'action, aussi ostensiblement rébarbative. C'est un jeu pour les fans du premier Adventure Island, et uniquement pour eux, qui ne cherche pas à convertir de nouveaux adeptes mais juste à satisfaire les anciens (dont les déçus du Wonder Boy aventurier, il doit bien y en avoir) en leur reservant le même plat sur un plateau d'argent plutôt que dans une gamelle. Ce qu'on appelle pertinemment du réchauffé.
70
Game BoyNintendo Life
The same complaint that could be leveled against the early NES Adventure Island releases can also be said of this Game Boy iteration: the control system can, at times, seem a tad on the slippery side. In reality, this is really what gives the Adventure Island games their unique feel and Hudson was able to capture that feeling quite well for their first portable release in the series. While not quite as musically or graphically flashy as the NES release, there's still a lot of great level designs and a surprisingly lengthy quest to take on, even for more seasoned platformer fans looking for a challenge. Adventure Island might not be quite as polished or playable as its sequel on the Game Boy system, but it's still a worthy platforming experience for those who can appreciate what this unique series has to offer.
70
NESNintendo Power Magazine
Hudson's Adventure Island II is very similar to the original game. The game is unique, though, in that you're not always sure which stage you will be traveling to next. Sometimes Master Higgins will take a different route than he did the last time you played.
67
Game BoyASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Am Ende jeder Insel, welche wiederum in verschiedene Abschnitte gegliedert sind, erwartet Higgins ein großer, hungriger Endgegner - für einen erfahrenen Spieler aber kein ernstzunehmendes Problem. Insgesamt gesehen ist der Schwierigkeitsgrad eher moderat - mit etwas Übung wird man‘s früher oder später schaffen. Grafik und Sound sind ok, will sagen, man hat schon Schlimmeres gesehen. Alles in allem ein solide gemachtes Game!
65
NESDefunct Games
Overall, what makes this game interesting is the gameplay -- it keeps you coming back for more. The graphics are average, as is the music, but they are good enough so that they don't really detract from the game much. Adventure Island II has enough challenge to keep even better players working for a while in their quest to defeat the doctor.
56
NESInterface
Adventure Island II part two är del två av Adventure Island (har jag kommit på alldeles själv). Detta innebär att alla ni som provat ettan känner igen er VÄLDIGT väl. Higgins är lika förtjust i att kamma hem bonusägg med skateboardar i som förut. Ingen lär väl komma och anklaga Adventure Island II part Two för att vara världens snyggaste spel men grafiken fungerar i vilket fall. Det är någonting man inte kan säga om ljudet, öronproppar rekommenderas föralla som skall vistas i samma rum.
50
Game BoyComputer and Video Games (CVG)
If you're a Wonderboy fan this cart will be big news, trouble is, it's not that hot a conversion and somehow misses the best elements. Initially impresses, Adventure Island fails to deliver the goods and you're best off looking elsewhere.