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Essentially a side-on scrolling beat 'em up in the vain 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.


Shadow of the Beast II Amiga Storyline
Shadow of the Beast II Amiga Company logo Psygnosis
Shadow of the Beast II Amiga Introduction scene #2
Shadow of the Beast II Amiga Introduction scene #1

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Alternate Titles

  • "シャドー・オブ・ザ・ビーストⅡ 獣神の呪縛" -- Japanese spelling
  • "SOTB2" -- Informal title
  • "Shadow of the Beast II: Jūshin no Jubaku" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

The One Sep, 1990 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 10 out of 12 83
Raze Nov, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Zzap! Nov, 1990 72 out of 100 72 Nov, 2003 6 out of 10 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Nov, 1990 605 out of 1000 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Amiga Joker Oct, 1990 42 out of 100 42
Power Play Nov, 1990 37 out of 100 37
Amiga Power May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33


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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

Famine3h (409) added Shadow of the Beast II (Amiga) on Oct 15, 2002
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