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Shadow of the Beast II

MobyRank MobyScore
FM Towns
...
5.0
Atari ST
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2.9
Genesis
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2.1
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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 Genesis Is this a deadly green weapon in your pocket or are you really glad to see me?
Shadow of the Beast II FM Towns Storyline
Shadow of the Beast II Atari ST House (from intro)
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Intro Title

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

The One Amiga Sep, 1990 86 out of 100 86
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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Feb, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Mar 29, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Play Time Genesis May, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Game Players SEGA CD 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

Awards

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

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