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Breath of Fire II

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Wii U
Game Boy Advance
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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.


Breath of Fire II SNES Title
Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance The battles look like this
Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance It's just an eye...
Breath of Fire II SNES Stats screen

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 (914)
Overall fun but... SNES LepricahnsGold (68153)
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)

The Press Says

MAN!AC SNES 1995 85 out of 100 85 SNES Apr 14, 2011 17 out of 20 85
IGN Game Boy Advance Apr 15, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Legendra SNES 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Legendra Game Boy Advance 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Planet GameCube Game Boy Advance May 14, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Apr 19, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance May 08, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76 Game Boy Advance Aug 28, 2002 14 out of 20 70
Portable Review Game Boy Advance Sep 03, 2006 25 out of 40 62


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