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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.7
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.3
Overall User Score (29 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Top Secret (Mar, 1993)
CaƂa gra jest utrzymana w bardzo miƂej, sielankowej konwencji. Jest odpowiednia nawet dla najmƂodszych. Grafikę zaprojektowano bardzo atrakcyjnie, animację perfekcyjnie, a zabawna muzyka pieƛci ucho.
RetroGame Man (Mar 20, 2016)
Overall, this is an A+ platform game on the Nintendo. It is fun, challenging, and exciting with nice tension between exploration and progression. The added dinosaurs makes it one of the best in the series.
Adventure Island II was a pretty popular game when it came out but sadly not many people seem to remember it or even have heard of the series, which strikes me as strange when I play something as good as this. Even if you're not a retro gamer or a fan of the NES, I strongly recommend you pick this game up at least once and give it a go, it's a great example of perfection in programming and design, as well as play. You'll have a lot of fun and I can say without a doubt you'll be glad you tried it.
En definitiva, Adventure Island II es una excelente continuaciĂłn. Manteniendo el espĂ­ritu del original, pero incluyendo suficientes novedades para no ser un claro caso de reciclaje jugable y grĂĄfico, Hudson Soft consiguiĂł uno de los plataformas mĂĄs cuidados de la consola y una digna continuaciĂłn de lo que posteriormente se convertirĂ­a en una saga de gran Ă©xito.
The Video Game Critic (Sep 07, 2011)
This excellent sequel offers more fun-in-the-sun platform action along with some surprising innovations. The first thing you'll notice are the world maps which chart your progress as you conquer each island. The first stage feels a heck of a lot like the original game as you grab fruit, jump, and toss tomahawks at random animals. The visual style is slightly different however because everything now has black outlines, making objects look better defined. In addition to snails and cobras you'll face snow bunnies, leaping octopus, fluttering bats, hairy spiders, and flaming skulls. But what really elevates Adventure Island 2 is your ability to ride on dinosaurs!
Super Power (Jul, 1992)
A un pur niveau ludique, et pour les habituĂ©s des softs de plates-formes, ce jeu est "finissable" en 30 minutes. Pour les autres, il s'agit d'une parfaite entrĂ©e en matiĂšre Ă  l'Ă©poque oĂč les Ă©diteurs ne pensent qu'Ă  commercialiser des softs d'une difficultĂ© Ă©prouvante.
Video Games (Apr, 1992)
An allen Ecken und Enden wurde das alte Wonderboy auf SchwĂ€chen und Verbesserungsmöglichkeiten abgeklopft. Gerade die Idee mit den verschiedenen Hilfssauriern ist einfach göttlich. Ihr solltet unbedingt mal alle Levels mit dem Flugsaurier nach versteckten BonusrĂ€umen absuchen. Außerdem beeindruckt Adventure Island 2 mit guter technischer Ausnutzung der NES-Systems. Das Spiel ist riesengroß und trotzdem grafisch abwechslungsreich. Auch der Sound steht nicht zurĂŒck und untermalt die Handlung entsprechend atmosphĂ€risch. Mit diesem Riesen-Satz nach vorne hat sich Adventure Island 2 direkt hinter den Mario-Spielen als bestes Jump ‘n‘Run etabliert. Auch die “Sonic“-Konkurrenz im Sega-Lager könnte sich von Hudsons Ideen und Spieldesign eine gehörige Portion abschneiden. Unter dem Strich bleibt nur eins: Ab in den Laden und Adventure Island 2 kaufen.
Other upgrades from the original game include more refined graphics, a nicer presentation with an overhead map showing progress in between stages, and a different and more interesting array of enemy bosses.
NES Times (Mar 07, 2010)
So once everything is said and done Adventure Island II is another great platformer for the NES and one of the top titles in the franchise. The controls make it easy for anyone to pick up and play and the fun gameplay will keep you hooked until you finally beat the last boss, if you make it that far. While it can't quite hold a candle to the heavyweights like Super Mario 3 and others, Adventure Island II still proves worthy enough to be added to your collection.
Megablast (1992)
Fazit: Adventure Island II hat es faustdick hinter seiner bescheidenen PrÀsentation!
Play Time (Apr, 1992)
In Punkto Grafik hat praktisch eine Umschichtung der technischen MĂ€ngel und Feinheiten stattgefunden, denn bei der NES-Version ist das Scrolling oft ungenau, und auch die Sprites flackern ab und zu. DafĂŒr sind letztere aber sehr schön gezeichnet, und die Hintergrundgrafik ist besonders farbenfroh und abwechslungsreich. Gut gefallen haben mir auch die ĂŒbergroßen Dinosaurier. Die musikalische Untermalung kann da natĂŒrlich nicht ganz mithalten, obwohl die sorgenlose SĂŒdseeatmosphĂ€re sehr gut eingefangen wurde. Auf dem NES macht “Adventure Island 2“ noch viel mehr Spaß als auf dem Game Boy. Das liegt nicht nur am grĂ¶ĂŸeren Bildschirm und der besseren Grafik, sondern vielmehr an der sagenhaften Spielbarkeit, die den Aloha-KĂ€mpfer zu keinem Zeitpunkt verzweifeln lĂ€ĂŸt.
TigerChainsaw (Apr 25, 2020)
Adventure Island II improved through creativity and better gameplay. The added dinosaur companion helped shoulder the load for Master Higgins and the change to bosses was a huge welcome. Bravo to pimp Master Higgins and slaying not only 16 islands in two games but two sisters as well!
Classic-games.net (Apr 01, 2019)
Progression foible aside Adventure Island II is a massive improvement over its predecessor and a solid game. The elements introduced here would go on to define the series and give it its own identity, helping it stand out against its competition. This is an example of what a sequel should be.
Retro Game Age (May 05, 2014)
Adventure Island II is a solid platformer that corrects all of the flaws of its predecessor and introduces elements that would go on to further define the series. While more could have been done with its presentation that does little to diminish its value.
Adventure Island was a completely excellent multi-round action/adventure and the sequel not only lives up to this high level of quality, it actually surpasses it. Adventure 2 throws in all types of new objects to interact with, expanding the scope of the first game and delivering plenty of fun!
Adventure Island II is everything a sequel ought to be. It plays almost exactly like the original, but its level design, power-ups, and boss battles are all much more fleshed-out. It’s not easy, but neither is it as ruthless as Adventure Island. Even the music is better. This game’s only real stumbling block is that it didn’t deviate even further from its predecessor. With a better soundtrack, more inspired artwork and even more work put into the level design and items, this game probably could have been a truly great NES title. As it stands, Adventure Island II is a decent game that most will enjoy, but it probably won’t form any lasting memories.
1UP! (Feb 11, 2011)
Est-ce Ă  dire qu'Adventure Island II est totalement dĂ©pourvu d'intĂ©rĂȘt ? Non, bien sĂ»r, il est mĂȘme indiscutablement meilleur que son prĂ©dĂ©cesseur. Plus ouvert, plus joli, plus variĂ©, mieux Ă©quilibrĂ©, tout cela en faible dose mais juste ce qu'il faut pour nous empĂȘcher de geindre. Ce qui en revanche n'a pas changĂ©, c'est l'essentiel, le gameplay, aussi placide que son hĂ©ros en culotte verte et l'action, aussi ostensiblement rĂ©barbative. C'est un jeu pour les fans du premier Adventure Island, et uniquement pour eux, qui ne cherche pas Ă  convertir de nouveaux adeptes mais juste Ă  satisfaire les anciens (dont les déçus du Wonder Boy aventurier, il doit bien y en avoir) en leur reservant le mĂȘme plat sur un plateau d'argent plutĂŽt que dans une gamelle. Ce qu'on appelle pertinemment du rĂ©chauffĂ©.
Hudson's Adventure Island II is very similar to the original game. The game is unique, though, in that you're not always sure which stage you will be traveling to next. Sometimes Master Higgins will take a different route than he did the last time you played.
Questicle.net (Jan, 2011)
All in all, it’s not a bad game, just an average one. The Mario 3 element – progressing from world to world – would have worked if Hudson would have just stuck to what makes the series fun: running and chucking hammers like a mad man.
Defunct Games (Jan 31, 2010)
Overall, what makes this game interesting is the gameplay -- it keeps you coming back for more. The graphics are average, as is the music, but they are good enough so that they don't really detract from the game much. Adventure Island II has enough challenge to keep even better players working for a while in their quest to defeat the doctor.
VideoGame (Dec, 1991)
O pequeno Higgins estĂĄ de volta e desta vez ele tem de resgatar a princesa Leilani na Ilha da Aventura. Logo na primeira ilha ele consegue reaver a moça, mas sua irmĂŁ gĂȘmea, Tina, tambĂ©m cai nas garras do inimigo. Para recapturĂĄ-la, vocĂȘ tem de ajudar Higgins a enfrentar oito poderosos inimigos em oito diferentes ilhas.
Nerdicus Reviews (Oct, 2013)
Adventure Island II does an excellent job of feeding of the success of the first game and doing just enough to keep the series interesting. Hudson Soft may have added a bit too many ingredients to this recipe, but it wasn't enough to make it a bad game. It still has the great platforming elements and fast paced action as the first one to make it stand out among the crowd.
Interface (1992)
Adventure Island II part two Ă€r del tvĂ„ av Adventure Island (har jag kommit pĂ„ alldeles sjĂ€lv). Detta innebĂ€r att alla ni som provat ettan kĂ€nner igen er VÄLDIGT vĂ€l. Higgins Ă€r lika förtjust i att kamma hem bonusĂ€gg med skateboardar i som förut. Ingen lĂ€r vĂ€l komma och anklaga Adventure Island II part Two för att vara vĂ€rldens snyggaste spel men grafiken fungerar i vilket fall. Det Ă€r nĂ„gonting man inte kan sĂ€ga om ljudet, öronproppar rekommenderas föralla som skall vistas i samma rum.

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