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Shadow of the Beast II

aka: SOTB2, Shadow of the Beast II: Jūshin no Jubaku


Essentially a side-on scrolling beat 'em up in the vein of The Way of the Exploding Fist, but with an epic storyline and puzzles a-plenty.

The introduction, now an Amiga classic, shows the Beast-mage stealing your infant sister and the purpose of the game is to rescue her back. On the way a variety of puzzles, sub-quests and really nasty monsters dog your every step.


  • シャドー・オブ・ザ・ビーストⅡ 獣神の呪縛 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Amiga version)

7 People (6 developers, 1 thanks)

Thanks to (for the compressor)




The original game was developed using a 25Mhz PC in PDS 2. Whereas the graphics were created on a 25Mhz Amiga 2000 with a 68030 processor board.

The next game in development after this became the shoot 'em up, Awesome.


According to the Amiga game manual, it took: Fact Box - * Total Memory Used: 3.5 megabytes * Graphics Data: 2 megabytes * Music & Sound Data: 1 megabyte * Music Sample Rate: 20 kilohertz * Screen Update: 50 time a second * Project Duration: 12 months


  • EMAP Image's Golden Joystick 1991
    • April 1991: Best Graphics - 16 Bit

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  • MobyGames ID: 7478


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Famine3h.

Atari ST added by Kabushi. FM Towns added by Terok Nor. Genesis added by Longwalker. SEGA CD added by quizzley7.

Additional contributors: Alaka, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, Garcia, Picard, Jo ST.

Game added October 19th, 2002. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.