Splatterhouse 2

aka: Splatterhouse Part 2
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It has been three months since your escape from the Splatterhouse in the first game. Having been unable to save Jennifer, you keep having the recurring dream where she is begging you to come and rescue her. The mask from the Splatterhouse appears and promises that there is still a chance to save her. There is a downside to it, though. Wearing the mask of terror will fill you with feral rage and an insatiable hunger for blood.

Heavily influenced by films such as Evil Dead 2, the game takes you through eight, side-scrolling stages. Rick has a basic set of punches, kicks and flying kicks, but he can pick up additional weapons such as a lead pipes, bones, bombs, a shotgun and a chainsaw for the ultimate bloodfest, while fighting skulls, razor fish and giant demons. A boss, requiring a specific pattern of moves, awaits you at the end of each stage.


  • スプラッターハウスPART2 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Genesis version)

12 People (10 developers, 2 thanks)

Graphic Designers
Sound Programmer
Sub Programmer
  • Big & Black
Special Thanks
Main Programmer
  • 100 Taro
Presented by
  • Namco



Average score: 64% (based on 26 ratings)


Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 35 ratings with 1 reviews)

One of few classic Horror games on a console

The Good
What sets this game apart from other games in the genre that had come out before it were two main things.

The first being that it was actually playable as most games of the Horror genre (Friday the 13th on NES for example) were lacking in the gameplay department.

Splatterhouse stuck to a familiar formula that can be seen in popular games such as Double Dragon and Final Fight and this makes it easy to jump in and play without having to figure out what the hell is going on.

The second thing that set it apart from the other horror games released on console at the time were the graphics.

I have never been one to give huge credit to a game merely on the graphics because I personally believe that gameplay is the most important aspect, but I have to give credit where credit is due. The graphics in this game were awesome at the time (in fact I still think they rock) and create a great Horror atmosphere. From the rotting corpses of babies hanging from nooses to the strange transparent faces strobing in the background to deer heads that vomit green slime on to the floor I can honestly say that this is one of very few games where the graphics really helped to push it over the top.

The Bad
There is not much you can say that is wrong with this game except perhaps the gameplay is not original, but only if you are being extremely nit picky about it.

The Bottom Line
For fans of Horror, fans of beat um ups, fans of hack n slash, or just fans of video games. This is a game that demands to be played at least once.

Genesis · by Geo_Seven (11) · 2008



This was the first M-rated game released for the Wii's Virtual Console.


Regardless of what many people seem to believe, there never has been a Splatterhouse 2 arcade game. It was either the original Splatterhouse, a slightly altered version, or a system running the Genesis version. Nevertheless, it was listed on The Killer List Of Video Games for quite some time until it was finally corrected.

Version differences

The Japanese version of the game is radically different from the European and American release. The plotline is different and more coherent with Splatterhouse 3. The mask isn't the skull one featured on EU/USA releases but is a sort of kabuki-like faceless white mask (like the one on the Japanese game cover).

Information also contributed by samsam12 and Snake Plissken

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  • MobyGames ID: 13691


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Sciere.

Wii added by samsam12.

Additional contributors: Alaka, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】.

Game added June 20th, 2004. Last modified August 17th, 2023.