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The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game

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MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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4.0
DOS
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2.9
ZX Spectrum
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Description

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".

Screenshots

The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game DOS Captured - Spanish (VGA)
The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game ZX Spectrum Game menu
The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game ZX Spectrum Second load screen
The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game DOS Caught!

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. DOS Tomer Gabel (4374)
Why do games based on movies suck ? DOS Daniel Albu (251)

The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 45 out of 100 45
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1992 43 out of 100 43
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1992 40 out of 100 40
Amiga Action Amiga Mar, 1992 39 out of 100 39
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1991 37 out of 100 37

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Trivia

Programmer of the DOS version Ste Cork left 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.


Contributed to by Martin Smith (63136) and Tomer Gabel (4374)