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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 Game Boy Skateboarding
Adventure Island II NES Skeletony level
Adventure Island II Game Boy Like Indiana Jones
Adventure Island II Game Boy Select item

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

Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Super Power NES Jul, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Player One Game Boy Jul, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Megablast NES 1992 77 out of 100 77
Video Games Game Boy Apr, 1992 71 out of 100 71
1UP! NES Feb 11, 2011 70 out of 100 70 NES Apr 01, 2019 7 out of 10 70
Retro Game Age NES May 05, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Jul, 1992 25 out of 40 62


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