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Shadow of the Beast II

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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.


Shadow of the Beast II Atari ST Big red monster.
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Visit this area to to activate a bridge?
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Visit the Goblin Cave
Shadow of the Beast II Atari ST Playing with switches.

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
Raze Amiga Nov, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Feb, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Sega-16.com Genesis Mar 29, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Game Players SEGA CD Mar, 1995 63 out of 100 63
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1992 34 out of 100 34
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1993 27 out of 100 27


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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.


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


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

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