Shadow of the Beast II

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
62
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Genesis
...
2.1
Atari ST
...
2.9
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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 Jumped down waterfall.
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 Amiga Oops, game over
Shadow of the Beast II Amiga Company logo Reflections

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
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Feb, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Genesis May, 1993 68 out of 100 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Nov, 1990 605 out of 1000 60
Mega Fun SEGA CD Aug, 1994 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1990 37 out of 100 37
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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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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