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Breath of Fire II (SNES)

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Ryu was a young boy who has memories of a strange village far away and a magical doorway which sucked him through. However those are only distant memories. Ryu and his best friend Bow are apprentices in the Ranger's Guild. As adventurers they take on posted jobs needed by the townspeople. However it isn't long before one job goes awry and Bow is accused of stealing a valuable item. In order to clear his friend's name and find the meaning of his dreams, Ryu will explore the world, eventually discovering the meaning of his dreams and hidden abilities inside himself.

Breath of Fire II is a role playing game. The majority of game is played from a top-down map, however battles are seen from an isometric view. Ryu will form parties from among 8 other characters, each with their own set of skills and powers that will help him discover the truth behind the mystery.

In the GBA version, you can use a link-cable to link to a friends and exchange weapons and items to defeat the higher evils. And with the inclusion of the community system, you can build and maintain your own city while you are fed up of exploring.


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Alternate Titles

  • "龙战士2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ブレスオブファイアⅡ・使命の子" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Long Zhanshi 2" -- Chinese title
  • "Breath of Fire II - Shimei no Ko" -- Japanese title
  • "BOF2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Overall fun but... LepricahnsGold (94803) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Grim, sad and dark but still maintains good sense of humor Aapo Koivuniemi (43) unrated

The Press Says Jun, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Nintendo Land Sep 12, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Game Zero Feb, 1996 45 out of 50 90 Apr 14, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Total! (Germany) Mar, 1996 1.75 out of 6 85
MAN!AC 1995 85 out of 100 85
Legendra 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1995 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic May 10, 2007 B 75
Game Players Jan, 1996 66 out of 100 66


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1001 Video Games

The SNES version of Breath of Fire II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Cor 13 (172526) added Breath of Fire II (SNES) on Jun 09, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (10447), Kartanym (10766) and gamewarrior (5064)