DescriptionBroken Sword: The Smoking Mirror
is the sequel to Circle of Blood
and the second game in the Broken Sword
The player alternately controls George Stobbart, the protagonist of the first game, and Nicole Collard, the French journalist he met in the first game and who has since become his girlfriend. The game starts with George witnessing the kidnapping of Nicole. This event eventually leads to an investigation into a conspiracy revolving around a forthcoming solar eclipse and the evil Aztec god Tezcatlipoca. The locations visited throughout the game include Paris, Marseilles, London, Quaramonte, the jungle, a Caribbean environment, and a zombie island. Certain locations from the previous game make a return.
The game is entirely in 2D and gameplay is in typical point-and-click fashion. The player moves the character around using the mouse, examines the environment, talks to other people, and collect items stored in an inventory. These items need to be used or combined with other items to solve puzzles.
- "Сломанный Меч 2: Дымящееся Зеркало " -- Russian spelling
- "Slomannyj Mech 2: Dymjascheesja Zerkalo" -- Russian title
- "Les Chevaliers de Baphomet II: Les Boucliers de Quetzalcoatl" -- French title
- "Circle of Blood II" -- Working title
- "BS2" -- Common abbreviation
- "Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror" -- European title
- "Broken Sword II: Las Fuerzas del Mal" -- Spanish title
- "Broken Sword II: La Profezia dei Maya" -- Italian title
- "Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror" -- GOG.com release title
- "Baphomets Fluch II: Die Spiegel der Finsternis" -- German title
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- An easter egg in the subway station references Beneath a Steel Sky, an earlier game by the same developers. More information can be found in the tips & tricks section
- If you watch carefully during the intro in Professor Oubier's house you can see a portrait of what looks like the Spanish villa from Circle of Blood.
- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/1998 - Best Adventure in 1997