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In Adventure Island II the player takes the role of Master Higgins who has to save his cavegirl from aliens which also want to dominate the Earth. The basic gameplay elements are the same as in its predecessor Adventure Island: Master Higgins walks through the levels while fighting against various enemies. One hit results in his untimely death unless he carries one of the various power ups, e.g. weapons or a skateboard which improves his speed. He also needs to collect food to fill up his steadily decreasing starvation bar - death awaits if it hits zero.

A big addition are dinosaurs which serve as mount and offer different abilities, e.g. flying or shooting fireballs. Like all power ups these don't have to be used instantly but can be saved for later: before every level the player can choose the power ups he wants to bring with him. There are overall eight worlds with different themes which are represented by a overhead map. Sometimes there are different paths with other level and at the end of a world Master Higgins has to fight a boss.


Adventure Island II NES Rocky level
Adventure Island II Game Boy Enemy - flying skull
Adventure Island II Game Boy Friendly fairy
Adventure Island II NES Japanese title screen

Promo Images

Adventure Island II Screenshot
Adventure Island II Screenshot
Adventure Island II Screenshot
Adventure Island II Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "高橋名人の冒険島II" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Adventure Island: Part Two" -- European title
  • "The Adventure Island Part II Two" -- European NES title
  • "Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima II" -- Japanese title
  • "Hudson's Adventure Island 2" -- US In-Game title
  • "Hudson's Adventure Island" -- International Game Boy title
  • "Adventure Island II" -- NES title

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Critic Reviews

Top Secret NES Mar, 1993 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1992 90 out of 100 90 / NES Mar 16, 2009 86 out of 100 86
Video Games NES Apr, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Nintendo Life Wii Apr 20, 2011 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
IGN Wii Aug 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Megablast NES 1992 77 out of 100 77
Play Time Game Boy 1993 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Game Boy Apr, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Retro Game Age NES May 05, 2014 7 out of 10 70


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