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Shadow of the Beast II (SEGA CD)

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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 SEGA CD Save this guy and he sends you on a quest.
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Main Title
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Fighting Ishran
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Chit-chat with Barloom

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

Video Games & Computer Entertainment Feb, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Game Players Mar, 1995 63 out of 100 63

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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

quizzley7 (21213) added Shadow of the Beast II (SEGA CD) on Mar 06, 2004
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