Shadow of the Beast II

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Amiga
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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 Atari ST Somebody needs my help.
Shadow of the Beast II FM Towns Unlike in the Amiga original where you had to type keywords, here you're presented with dialogue choices
Shadow of the Beast II Atari ST Killing monster with my chainball.
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Save this guy and he sends you on a quest.

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

Sega Force Genesis Mar 18, 1993 98 out of 100 98
The One Amiga Sep, 1990 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1990 10 out of 12 83
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Feb, 1995 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Nov, 1990 605 out of 1000 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 42 out of 100 42
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1990 37 out of 100 37
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1993 27 out of 100 27

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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

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