Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II

aka: Zoda's Revenge: Startropics II
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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.

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Average score: 69% (based on 11 ratings)


Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 15 ratings with 1 reviews)

Another great Startropics game

The Good
It improves on the programming problems that were associated with the first game of the series. It also goes along with the same enemy as before (Zoda). It also seems to tie in finding the missing tetrads and figuring out how they fit together once you have all of them.

The Bad
Although the storyline seems to work, it gets away from the tropical feel that was associated with the first game, except at the final chapter that ends up on C-Island. Its more of a history game feel where you are going in time meeting some great people in history.

The Bottom Line
Its surely an improvement on the first game, despite the deviation from the tropical feel.

NES · by Scott G (765) · 2006

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  • C-Island
    Excellent page devoted to StarTropics.

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Game added by Scott G.

Wii U added by Michael Cassidy. Wii added by Wizo.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Apogee IV.

Game added February 14th, 2004. Last modified September 7th, 2023.