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Back to the Future Part II
Publisher: Image Works
Developer:
Licensor: Universal City Studios, Amblin Entertainment
System(s): Sega Master System
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[1] 27010-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F 27010-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 27010-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 27010-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?



Back to the Future Part II or Back to the Future II is a video game developed by Mirrorsoft based on the Back to the Future Part II film. It was originally released for home computers in Europe before being ported to the Sega Master System in 1991 by Images.

Gameplay

Back to the Future Part II is divided into five levels with four different playstyles - levels 1 and 5 involve Marty McFly attacking bad guys on a hoverboard (in 2015 and 1955, respectively), level 2 is more tactical, involving getting girlfriend Jennifer out of her future home without being seen, level 3 is a traditional side-scrolling beat-'em-up and level 4 is a tile puzzle game.

The game has been panned by critics over the years for its unresponsive controls, issues surrounding collision detection and neglect for the original source material. Of particular note is the fact that hoverboards can ride on water in this game, something the film distinctly points out is not meant to be possible.

History

Legacy

Image Works would later publish a game based on Back to the Future Part III which was met with similar negative reviews.

Magazine articles

Main article: Back to the Future Part II/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Video Games (DE) #4/91 (1991-12-06)
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Game Power (IT) #6: "Maggio 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Supergame (BR) #15: "Outubro 1992" (1992-10-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
55 №6, p44/45
20 №32
64 №22, p176[2]
42 №2/48
37 №15, p70/71[3]
24 №15, p95[4]
29 №26, p53
42 №2, p34[5]
62 №1, p66/67[6]
Sega Master System
42
Based on
9 reviews

Master System, EU
BttF2 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
BttF2 SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU
BttF2 SMS AU Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
BttF2 SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
BttF2 SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Bttfii sms br manual.pdf
Manual

References

  1. File:Raze UK 06.pdf, page 16
  2. File:Joystick FR 022.pdf, page 176
  3. File:MeanMachines UK 15.pdf, page 72
  4. File:PlayerOne FR 015.pdf, page 95
  5. File:SegaPro UK 02.pdf, page 36
  6. File:SegaForce UK 01.pdf, page 66