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Shadow of the Beast II (Genesis)

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Description

Essentially a side-on scrolling beat 'em up in the vain of The Way of the Exploding Fist, but with an epic storyline and puzzles a-plenty.

The introduction, now an Amiga classic, shows the Beast-mage stealing your infant sister and the purpose of the game is to rescue her back. On the way a variety of puzzles, sub-quests and really nasty monsters dog your every step.

Screenshots

Shadow of the Beast II Genesis Swimming... or walking through water, to be exact
Shadow of the Beast II Genesis You start the game behind the tree
Shadow of the Beast II Genesis Is this a deadly green weapon in your pocket or are you really glad to see me?
Shadow of the Beast II Genesis Expressive game over screen

Alternate Titles

  • "シャドー・オブ・ザ・ビーストⅡ 獣神の呪縛" -- Japanese spelling
  • "SOTB2" -- Informal title
  • "Shadow of the Beast II: Jūshin no Jubaku" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Sega Force Mar 18, 1993 98 out of 100 98
Sega-16.com Mar 29, 2010 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Development

The original game was developed using a 25Mhz PC in PDS 2. Whereas the graphics were created on a 25Mhz Amiga 2000 with a 68030 processor board.

The next game in development after this became the shoot 'em up, Awesome.

Manual

According to the Amiga game manual, it took:
    Fact Box -
  • Total Memory Used: 3.5 megabytes
  • Graphics Data: 2 megabytes
  • Music & Sound Data: 1 megabyte
  • Music Sample Rate: 20 kilohertz
  • Screen Update: 50 time a second
  • Project Duration: 12 months

Jeremy Johnson (638) added Shadow of the Beast II (Genesis) on Aug 12, 2003
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