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 Visit the Goblin Cave
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Wow!  Let's watch this door open!
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD The intro appears to be identical to the Amiga version.
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Buy some grog from the inn.

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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Critic Reviews

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
Mega Fun Aug, 1994 50 out of 100 50

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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

Awards

  • EMAP Image's Golden Joystick 1991
    • April 1991: Best Graphics - 16 Bit

quizzley7 (21180) added Shadow of the Beast II (SEGA CD) on Mar 06, 2004
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