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ActRaiser 2 - Super Nintendo SNES system

SNES gamepad:

SNES gamepad


Gamepad control:

direction buttons

↑↓←→
action button A Z
action button B X
action buttons X, Y A, S
shoulder buttons L, R Q, E
SELECT Shift
START Enter

Emulator selection:

The following emulators are a­vai­lab­le for this game: NeptunJS (Ja­va­Script), Nesbox (Flash) and Ret­ro­Games.cc (JavaScript).


Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)



Game info:
ActRaiser 2 - box cover
box cover
Game title: ActRaiser 2
Console: SNES
Author (released): Quintet, Enix (1993)
Genre: Action, Platform Mode: Single-player
Design: Masaya Hashimoto, Tsuneo Morita, Tomoyoshi Miyazaki, ...
Music: Yuzo Koshiro
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

1215 kB
Download: ActRaiser_2.zip

Game size:

1081 kB
Emulator: ZSNES

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   ActRaiser 2 is a side-scrolling platform game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Quintet and published by Enix in 1993. The game is a sequel to the original ActRaiser, but the storyline is not directly connected to its predecessor; however, many plot details suggest that ActRaiser 2 may actually be set before the events of the original ActRaiser, or takes place in another universe entirely. Otherwise, the given story draws concepts from the famous religious epics Paradise Lost and the Divine Comedy. Unlike the original game, which alternately combined platform game sequences and god game sequences, ActRaiser 2 is only a platform game.
   Gameplay for ActRaiser 2 consists primarily of side-scrolling platform action, similar to the 'Professional!'/'Action' mode from the original game, while completely removing the city building simulation. The player, assuming the role of the 'Master' (still referred to as 'God' in the Japanese version), controls a floating palace to inspect the people of the world below. After hearing their plight, the Master descends to the world below to fight the monsters and rid the land of evil. Like the original, each area contains two 'acts'; the first act of an area consists of monsters spawned from a lesser demon named after an unfavorable condition, while the second act consists of monsters spawned from the primary evil, named after one of the seven deadly sins, with heightened challenge and peril.
   The side-scrolling action for ActRaiser 2 is more advanced than its predecessor. Controlling the Master, who now has a full set of functional wings, the player must navigate through dungeons and avoid certain perils by jumping, flying, falling, and floating to platforms. Armed only with a sword, and a shield which can deflect some attacks, the Master becomes heavily dependent upon magic. Magic is executed by holding down the designated button to 'charge up' and is then released, consuming a magic scroll which is limited when the Master enters an area. When released, the magic may take various forms depending on the position of the Master. This is different from the first ActRaiser in which the player had to select a particular magic before descending down to the world to fight monsters and was limited to only that magic for the duration of battle. In ActRaiser 2, each magic is designed for particular situations and some magic is more powerful than others. By increasing the difficulty level at the options screen, the time it takes to 'charge up' magic is increased, adding more difficulty to the game. The game's difficulty is also increased in that monsters require much more damage to be destroyed.
   The game begins with the Master battling with Tanzra (still 'Satan' in the Japanese version). In this game, a backstory is given as to why Tanzra hates the Master so vehemently. Tanzra, who was once the Master's servant, led a rebellion against him, but lost and was banished from Heaven.
   Ripped and torn, the slain body of Tanzra fell to the underworld. Feeding on the intense hatred each held for the Master, Tanzra's seven deadly sins and their minions combined their power to raise the spirit of their mighty leader. Tanzra, now vowing revenge for his defeat by the Master, unleashed these demons upon the world. The player in this game assumes the role of the Master, aided by his angelic associates, known as Crystallis.
   Some of the stages in the game are meant to be ironic regarding the blighting nature of Tanzra's demons. The townsmen in the city of Leon are sent to the underground prison of Gratis (meaning free without charge, or referring to 'nadie entra gratis', no one enters for free) for not paying their taxes by a newly-appointed king named Kolunikus, who is afflicted by Greed.
   After the player slays the first six deadly sins, the Tower of Babel (renamed 'Tower of Sins' in the western versions), the final staged level of the game, appears, in which the Master fights the final sin, Pride, a mechanically engineered god. Defeating the false god, the player then descends into Death Heim, where he fights again against the seven sins, as well as Tanzra himself, a beast frozen waist-deep in a lake of ice (just as Satan was in the Inferno in The Divine Comedy).
   During the game's ending, it is declared that 'The Master will live forever' and, as the credits roll, an image of the statue of the Master is shown slowly eroding over time. The statue's sword and right wing fall off, suggesting the growth of civilization and the increase of mankind's self-sufficiency. This reflects the ending of the original ActRaiser, where the servant speculates that someday the world may be so independent that it will forget about the Master.

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game or SNES console at Amazon.com, eBay.com or GOG.com.

The newest version of this game can be purchased on Xzone.cz, GameExpres.cz or GameLeader.cz.

 
Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of ActRaiser 2 was de­sig­ned for the Su­per Nin­ten­do En­ter­tai­nment Sys­tem (SNES), which was an 16-bit vi­deo ga­me con­so­le of the fourth ge­ne­ra­tion ma­nu­fac­tu­red by Nin­ten­do in the years 1990 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-sel­ling 16-bit vi­deo ga­me con­so­le with su­pe­ri­or grap­hics and sound com­pa­red to its com­pe­ti­tors. World­wi­de, almost 50 mil­lion units of this con­so­le we­re sold at ap­pro­xi­ma­te­ly pri­ce $ 200 per unit. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about the SNES con­so­le can be found here.


Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, you can buy one of these SNES controllers:

Available online emulators:

4 different online emulators are available for ActRaiser 2. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game ActRaiser 2 are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
NesBox Flash NO YES NO YES
RetroGames.cc JavaScript YES YES YES NO
EmulatorJS JavaScript YES YES YES NO

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