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Shadow of the Beast II

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
51
3.7
FM Towns
...
5.0
Atari ST
...
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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 Gremlins throwing cherry bombs?
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 Atari ST Watch out for green blobs.
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD There is trouble in the forest...

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

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
Game Players SEGA CD Mar, 1995 63 out of 100 63
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Nov, 1990 605 out of 1000 60
Mega Fun SEGA CD Aug, 1994 50 out of 100 50
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 42 out of 100 42
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1990 37 out of 100 37
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1992 34 out of 100 34
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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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

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