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Princess Maker 2

MobyRank MobyScore
3DO
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4.3
SEGA Saturn
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4.3
TurboGrafx CD
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4.1
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Description

A hero saved the human race from utter annihilation by the gods. This same hero then was charged by the heavens to take care of young seed dropped from there. This seed becomes his daughter, and her guardian will be watching her progress.

In Princess Maker 2 the player assumes the role of a father to the blessed daughter of the heavens. For the next eight years, the hero will nurture and guide her in the path of the player's own choosing.

It is possible to choose the path of the zodiac-influenced daughter by scheduling her to jobs and schools, which will raise her statistics (strength, combat skills, cooking, faith, etc.) Each month allows the player to designate three different tasks for her to follow. Balancing between character development, stress level, health and financial income is the focus of this game.

Mini sub-quests and various plot options revolve around the young lady adventuring in the wilderness, provided that she's strong enough to tame the wilds. The player can equip her with armor and weapons to fight off wandering random monsters in turn-based combat.

The game starts with the daughter at age ten, from which point the player guides her until her adult years. Choices made during the course of the game will determine her eventual marital status, accomplishments and her relationships with other people. There are 74 unique endings in the game.

Screenshots

Princess Maker 2 TurboGrafx CD All alone, at the mountain peak...
Princess Maker 2 FM Towns Below is your trusty purple demonic nanny
Princess Maker 2 PC-98 Vacation: mountains
Princess Maker 2 PC-98 Intro

Alternate Titles

  • "美少女梦工厂2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "美少女夢工埸2" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Princess Maker 2: special mini drama" -- TurboGrafx CD in-game title
  • "PM2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "プリンセスメーカー1" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A Great game but you have to wonder what kind of father makes his daughter work at such a young age? PC-98 Mr. Huh (112)
So this is what it feels like to have a daughter... PC-98 Indra is here (19783)
Why is this so addictive? PC-98 Nick Seafort (22)
Charming and very original, but perhaps a bit repetitive PC-98 Shazbut (158)
One of my favourite games! PC-98 Marta S³oñska (3)
Horribly addictive and re-playable... charming game. PC-98 hikari_no_tsubasa (11)

The Press Says

Insert Credit GP32 Mar 31, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Windows 1 Indra is here (19783)
Feb 19, 2014
Gold pieces 1 Jonathan Cope
Feb 08, 2010

Trivia

The English translation, being a beta, has a special debug mode which allows you to cheat.

Related Web Sites

  • Awful Anime review (A humorous review on Something Awful)
  • Nuriko's Princess Maker 2 Page (Contains a brief description of the game as well as a fairly extensive game guide along with maps of the different areas.)
  • Press Release (Entitled "Adventions Licenses Princess Maker 2 from Anime Prioneers Gainax.")
  • Princess Maker 2 (This official story explaining what happened to the English language release of PM2.)
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