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Breath of Fire II (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 Game Boy Advance The battles look like this
Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance I never liked that doggy character, did you?
Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance At least the advance version has some nice pics
Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance The map 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. Bregalad (916) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Dark, brooding, almost a little on the morbid side but thoroughly engrossing for the most part Nick Falco (3) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Apr 12, 2002 5 out of 5 100 Jun 29, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88
GameZone Apr 22, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Apr 15, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
The Video Game Critic Jun 14, 2007 B+ 83
Gaming Target May 08, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Portable Review Sep 03, 2006 25 out of 40 62 (GAF) Apr 28, 2003 3 out of 10 30


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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.
Kartanym (10776) added Breath of Fire II (Game Boy Advance) on Apr 19, 2002
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