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Shadow of the Beast II

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
2.9
Genesis
...
2.0
FM Towns
...
5.0
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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 Welcome.
Shadow of the Beast II FM Towns Wet and Dead
Shadow of the Beast II FM Towns by Tim Ansell
Shadow of the Beast II Atari ST Enemies with a shield.

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

Raze Amiga Nov, 1990 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1990 10 out of 12 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Feb, 1995 8 out of 10 80
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Sega-16.com Genesis Mar 29, 2010 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Nov, 1990 605 out of 1000 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1990 37 out of 100 37
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1992 34 out of 100 34

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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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