The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game

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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 ZX Spectrum The game starts here
The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game DOS Introduction 2 - Spanish (CGA)
The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game DOS Ingame
The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game DOS Select input Device (VGA)

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 (4353)
Why do games based on movies suck ? DOS Daniel Albu (247)

Critic Reviews

64'er Commodore 64 1991 6 out of 10 60
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 58 out of 100 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1991 6.8 out of 12 57
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 6.8 out of 12 57
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Sep, 1991 6.4 out of 12 53
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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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
Contributed to by Martin Smith (63029) and Tomer Gabel (4353)