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Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck

Critic Score User Score
Game Gear
81
3.1
SEGA CD
76
...
Genesis
75
3.6
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Description

The story in this Chuck Rock game takes up a little while after the end of the first game. As you may remember, Chuck Rock had to rescue his girl, Ophelia from the bad dude Gary Gritter. Well, he was successful in his efforts, and now Chuck and Ophelia are married. Eventually, they have a son, named Junior. Chuck works in a factory, where he develops great skill at carving automobiles out of stone. A rival manufacturer becomes jealous of Chuck's abilities and kidnaps him. Now it is up to Junior to rescue his dad!

The gameplay in this sequel is similar to the first game, but with some minor differences since you are playing as Junior, rather than Chuck. This is a side-scrolling platform game with occasional rock-moving puzzles thrown in. Unlike Chuck, Junior carries a club that gives his attacks further reach.

Screenshots

Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck Genesis Villain defeated
Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck Genesis Level 2 swing on the bananas
Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck Game Gear Collect the sweets
Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck Game Gear Balance on the boulder

Alternate Titles

  • "Chuck Rock 2: Son of Chuck" -- Alternate spelling
  • "チャックロックⅡ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A first-rate sequel. Amiga Gary Smith (65)

Critic Reviews

Mega Force Genesis Oct, 1993 94 out of 100 94
GamePro (US) Game Gear Feb, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
The One Amiga Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Format Amiga May, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 80 out of 100 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) SEGA CD Apr 21, 2003 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA CD 2007 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amiga May, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Dec 02, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Feb, 1994 6.8 out of 10 68

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Trivia

Comic

Around the time of the game's release, Core commissioned a comic strip in the long-running UK children's magazine LookIn, centering on the day-to-day lives of Chuck, Ophelia and Junior. As a meta-referential joke, Chuck Jr owned a 'SteggaDrive' console, as a reference to the Genesis' European Mega Drive name. A year later the magazine was closed (after almost 25 years), and the final strip saw Chuck being swept away from his boat, presumed dead but washing up on a tribal island and being revered as a God - as an inexplicable comic touch, mourners at his 'funeral' included then-Prime-Minister John Major.
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