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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.

Screenshots

Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance The prelude
Breath of Fire II SNES Fighting some nasty things
Breath of Fire II SNES Wow, this one looks tough!
Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance At least the advance version has some nice pics

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 (115048)
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

GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Apr 12, 2002 5 out of 5 100
GameSpy Game Boy Advance May 11, 2002 88 out of 100 88
GameZone Game Boy Advance Apr 22, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGFan Game Boy Advance May 07, 2002 84 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic Game Boy Advance Jun 14, 2007 B+ 83
IGN SNES Sep 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Apr 19, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
The Video Game Critic SNES May 10, 2007 B 75
Game Players SNES Jan, 1996 66 out of 100 66
GameSpot Wii Jan 10, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65

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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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