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The young Mike Jones receives a telepathic message from Mica, the princess of the Argonians, whom he had rescued in the previous game. She tells Mike how to decipher a code that he and his uncle Dr. J found on the Argonian space pod. The archaeologist and his nephew read the deciphered message aloud, which teleports Mike into the Stone Age. While helping the natives, Mike discovers a strange object which Mica identifies as a "Tetrad". These Tetrads are scattered across different time periods, and Mike has to find them in order to help the Argonians. However, an unpleasant surprise awaits the hero: the antagonist Zoda appears to be alive and well during the same time period as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, and is hunting for the Tetrads himself...

Like its predecessor, Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II merges action-oriented combat with light RPG elements. Mike will travel to different time periods, communicate with various characters (some of which are real historical figures), solve mysteries, and fight regular enemies as well as bosses. Mike has a larger arsenal of weapons at his disposal this time, including an axe, a dagger, and a katana. He also learns an upgradable projectile magic called Psychic Shock Wave. As in the previous game, Mike's health is measured in hearts; similarly to Zelda games, their amount can be raised during the game.


Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II NES Intro
Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II NES Fighting some boars
Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II NES A puzzle?..
Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II NES Fighting a bear

Alternate Titles

  • "Zoda's Revenge: Startropics II" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

Another great Startropics game NES Scott G (728)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) NES Jul, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN Wii Jan 02, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN NES Jan 02, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
HonestGamers NES Oct 29, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 30, 2008 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jul 26, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Random Access NES May 07, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Dec 30, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jun, 1994 6.4 out of 10 64
Netjak NES May 13, 2005 1.1 out of 10 11


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