Shadow of the Beast II

Critic Score User Score
FM Towns
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5.0
Amiga
62
3.7
Genesis
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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 Atari ST Enemy flying with bug.
Shadow of the Beast II Genesis On the bridge, trying to avoid those weird flying things
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Main 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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Critic Reviews

Sega Force Genesis Mar 18, 1993 98 out of 100 98
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Feb, 1995 8 out of 10 80
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Sega-16.com Genesis Mar 29, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Feb, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Play Time Genesis May, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Nov, 2003 6 out of 10 60
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
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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