Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep

aka: DM2, Dungeon Master II: Die Legende von Skullkeep, Dungeon Master II: The Legend of Skullkeep
Moby ID: 914
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Chaos Strikes Back was a semi-sequel to seminal RPG Dungeon Master, but a true sequel came several years later. The game fuses real-time battles with puzzle solving and travelling, although the game now auto-maps. Rain and magic usage effects are incorporated into the engine. The first part of the game is spent above ground, visiting villages with shops and temples, and trawling through forests.

Spellings

  • ダンジョン・マスターII スカルキープ - Japanese spelling

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Credits (SEGA CD version)

17 People (14 developers, 3 thanks)

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Monster Trainer
Master of Machines
World Creator
Graphics Magician
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Special Thanks
Produced by
  • FTL Games
  • Software Heaven Inc.
  • San Diego, California
Licensed to
  • Japan Victor Corporation
Licensed in Conjunction with
  • JP International
Copyright © 1994
  • FTL Games
  • Software Heaven Inc.
Portions Copyright © 1994
  • Japan Victor Corporation

Reviews

Critics

Average score: 75% (based on 32 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 35 ratings with 1 reviews)

Not as good as DM1

The Good
Dungeon Master II : The Legend of Skullkeep is not as good as DM1. Although it has better music, graphics and many new useful functions, you don't feel it is the good old Dungeon Master when playing it.

I don't say that DM2 is bad. It is just... different . DM2 has better graphics, tons of good music, many riddles, it has even shops in towns! It also has animated monsters.

I recommend this title to all rpg fans !

The Bad
It's just not the same, you don't have this feeling like in DM1, that you're trapped in the dungeon, and there is no exit : )

The Bottom Line
A very good rpg with many good ideas: shops, riddles etc. Although it is hard, it is worth playing! Recommended!

DOS · by Jedrek Paszak (7) · 2004

Discussion

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Andy Jaros / Jones Freeman (65148) May 7, 2016

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Release history

Even though developed by an American company, Dungeon Master II was first released in Japan, on the PC-9801 system, in 1993. Other Japanese systems it was released for include the PC-9821, the FM Towns and the Sega CD. The first English-language release was for the Sega CD in 1994. After many delays, versions for Western computers (PC, Amiga and Mac) followed in 1995.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best RPG in 1995 (Readers' Vote)
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1996 - Best RPG in 1995
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - Biggest Hope for 1990

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Chris Martin.

SEGA CD added by amunition. PC-98, Macintosh, FM Towns added by Terok Nor. Amiga added by Billoute.

Additional contributors: Terok Nor, xcom1602, Jeanne, Martin Smith, formercontrib, Patrick Bregger, Rik Hideto.

Game added February 26, 2000. Last modified March 27, 2024.