Splatterhouse 2 (Genesis)

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It has been three months since your escape from the Splatterhouse in the first game. Having been unable to save Jennifer, you keep having the recurring dream where she is begging you to come and rescue her. The mask from the Splatterhouse appears and promises that there is still a chance to save her. There is a downside to it, though. Wearing the mask of terror will fill you with feral rage and an insatiable hunger for blood.

Heavily influenced by films such as Evil Dead 2, the game takes you through eight, side-scrolling stages. Rick has a basic set of punches, kicks and flying kicks, but he can pick up additional weapons such as a lead pipes, bones, bombs, a shotgun and a chainsaw for the ultimate bloodfest, while fighting skulls, razor fish and giant demons. A boss, requiring a specific pattern of moves, awaits you at the end of each stage.


Splatterhouse 2 Genesis Smashing some ghouls with a bone in the third level
Splatterhouse 2 Genesis In level 4, you have to keep moving at a high speed or you get caught by the octopus.
Splatterhouse 2 Genesis The Splatterhouse from the intro
Splatterhouse 2 Genesis Entering stage 2

Alternate Titles

  • "Splatterhouse Part 2" -- Japanese title
  • "スプラッターハウスPART2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

One of few classic Horror games on a console Geo_Seven (12) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) May, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Joystick (French) Sep, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Pixel-Heroes.de Aug, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Jun 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamesCollection Feb 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Player One Sep, 1992 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic Jun 07, 2001 B- 67
GameTrip.net Mar 23, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Play Time Sep, 1992 32 out of 100 32
Video Games Jul, 1992 32 out of 100 32


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This was the first M-rated game released for the Wii's Virtual Console.


Regardless of what many people seem to believe, there never has been a Splatterhouse 2 arcade game. It was either the original Splatterhouse, a slightly altered version, or a system running the Genesis version. Nevertheless, it was listed on The Killer List Of Video Games for quite some time until it was finally corrected.

Version differences

The Japanese version of the game is radically different from the European and American release. The plotline is different and more coherent with Splatterhouse 3. The mask isn't the skull one featured on EU/USA releases but is a sort of kabuki-like faceless white mask (like the one on the Japanese game cover).

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