The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game (DOS)

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The Neverending Story II is a platform game which is largely based on the movie. The concept is simple: you're Bastian, and are called forth once again by the Childlike Empress to save Fantasia, the Land of Dreams.

The game itself is indeed a platformer where you have to outrun giants (as in the movie) or push them over ledges. With every level you will be awarded with another advancement in the plot, usually a few pages written on a "book".


The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game DOS Select input Device (VGA)
The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game DOS Caught!
The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game DOS Before game over - Spanish (CGA)
The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game DOS Introduction

Alternate Titles

  • "回到大魔域" -- Chinese Title (Tradition)
  • "Päättymätön Tarina 2" -- Finnish Title
  • "La Historia Interminable II" -- Spanish Title
  • "Die Unendliche Geschichte II: Das Arcade Adventure" -- German Title

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User Reviews

The game is even worse than the movie. Tomer Gabel (4353) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Why do games based on movies suck ? Daniel Albu (247) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1991 6.4 out of 12 53
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1992 43 out of 100 43


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Developer's message

Programmer of the DOS version Ste Cork left the following message in one of the game's files:

Another Ste Cork Creation, but what a sod to write!
Don't work for LINEL, it's lousy money, flies everywhere, the whole place stinks of shit - human and cattle -, there's NOTHING to do but work, no TV or anything, no pubs, nowhere to go, no car - despite what he tells you, you're always hungry, 'phoning home costs you nearly all your wages, if you need medical treatment you're in trouble 'cos you're working there without a permit, your wages are late EVERY month.
I could go on but I've only got 640k ram after all.


A large poster is enclosed with the game.

Information also contributed by B.L. Stryker
Tomer Gabel (4353) added The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game (DOS) on Dec 05, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63030)