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Ryu was a young boy who has memories of a strange village far away and a magical doorway which sucked him through. However those are only distant memories. Ryu and his best friend Bow are apprentices in the Ranger's Guild. As adventurers they take on posted jobs needed by the townspeople. However it isn't long before one job goes awry and Bow is accused of stealing a valuable item. In order to clear his friend's name and find the meaning of his dreams, Ryu will explore the world, eventually discovering the meaning of his dreams and hidden abilities inside himself.

Breath of Fire II is a role playing game. The majority of game is played from a top-down map, however battles are seen from an isometric view. Ryu will form parties from among 8 other characters, each with their own set of skills and powers that will help him discover the truth behind the mystery.

In the GBA version, you can use a link-cable to link to a friends and exchange weapons and items to defeat the higher evils. And with the inclusion of the community system, you can build and maintain your own city while you are fed up of exploring.

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Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance Naming your character
Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance I never liked that doggy character, did you?
Breath of Fire II SNES In the village, many years ago
Breath of Fire II SNES Nice butterflies...

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Alternate Titles

  • "龙战士2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ブレスオブファイアⅡ・使命の子" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Long Zhanshi 2" -- Chinese title
  • "Breath of Fire II - Shimei no Ko" -- Japanese title
  • "BOF2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

A good RPG, surprisingly different from its prequel. Game Boy Advance Bregalad (938)
Overall fun but... SNES LepricahnsGold (122990)
Dark, brooding, almost a little on the morbid side but thoroughly engrossing for the most part Game Boy Advance Nick Falco (3)
Grim, sad and dark but still maintains good sense of humor SNES Aapo Koivuniemi (43)

Critic Reviews

Video Games SNES Mar, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Total! (Germany) SNES Mar, 1996 1.75 out of 6 85
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Aug, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 13, 2007 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide SNES 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Apr 19, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Dec, 1995 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Players SNES Jan, 1996 66 out of 100 66
Portable Review Game Boy Advance Sep 03, 2006 25 out of 40 62
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Game Boy Advance Apr 28, 2003 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The SNES version of Breath of Fire II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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