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Clockwork Knight 2
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
ROM size: 313MB
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (1 track)
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥4,800 GS-9029
Sega Saturn
US
$49.99 81036
Sega Saturn
EU
£39.99 €? MK81021-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$59,99 191086



Clockwork Knight 2, known as Clockwork Knight: Pepperouchau no Daibouken Gekan (クロックワークナイト ペパルーチョの大冒険 下巻) in Japan, is a side-scrolling platformer video game released for the Sega Saturn in 1995.

It is the sequel to Clockwork Knight, a launch title for the Sega Saturn that also was released in that year. Clockwork Knight 2 is often labeled as "Part 2", symbolising the fact they are essentially two halves of the same game. Both share much of the graphics and music and have identical gameplay. The original Clockwork Knight is often considered to be the lesser game, mostly due to the fact it was rushed to become a launch title. Clockwork Knight 2 had a much healthier development cycle, allowing for much improved graphics and levels set on Pepperouchau's steed, Barobaro.

There was a second sequel, Clockwork Knight: Pengin War, which never made it past the beta stage. Another possible sequel, titled Knight 'n Knight and scheduled to appear on the GameCube as an RPG, was never released.

Story

The game focuses on Sir Tongara de Pepperouchau III ("Pepper" for short). He is the lovable (but clumsy) toy soldier (one of many in the house) that is owned by the members of the household. He is fiercely in love with the Clockwork Fairy Princess, Chelsea, whose voice wakes up the toys of the house, every night at midnight on the dot. However, his aforementioned clumsiness can sometimes make him something of a laughing stock, especially when compared to his friendly rival Ginger, who is also after Chelsea's heart.

However, as fate would have it, Chelsea was stolen away in the previous game by an unknown force, which had also hypnotised some of the lesser toys into fierce minions on a mission to stop anyone from rescuing her. Naturally, if there's no voice to wake them up anymore then the toys will never live again, so Pepper and Ginger head off to find Chelsea before it's too late.

The last game had a happy ending as they had found Chelsea, but there was one major unresolved problem; Chelsea was safe and sound, but wouldn't wake up! As the toys not under the spell ponder just what to do, some toys that are mind-controlled kidnap her once again and fly off into another room for the household. Ginger and Pepper quickly come up with the plan: Ginger will deal with the TV (the final boss of the last game), still somewhat active from its fight with Pepper, while Pepper himself continues on his quest to find Chelsea. Thus, the game begins again...

Characters

Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr01.png Sir Tongara de Pepperouchau III ("Pepper")
The main protagonist and sole playable character in the main game. He's brave, he's dashing, but he's also quite clumsy. At the end of the game not only does he save Chelsea but also finds his missing grandfather and marries Chelsea too.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr02.png Barobaro
Pepper's nearsighted but ever-faithful donkey-for-a-steed. Apparently he consists of a wine bottle on a wheeled basket. Pepper rides on his back in a few stages of the game. He also has a crush on Soltia...
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr03.png Sir Ginger
Pepper's chief rival and something of a showoff, but works with him in saving Chelsea. At the end of the game he discovers from Pepper's grandfather that Chelsea is really his sister and that his key can wake her up again. He is also playable in US version.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr04.png Silver
Ginger's steed. A horse-shaped clothesbrush, he's quite snobby in thinking he's the perfect horse for the perfect warrior.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr05.png Sir Oneon de Pepperouchau
Pepper's father. He's a bit overly dramatic; he thinks, for whatever reason, that his family has forsaken him.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr06.png Sir Garluch de Pepperouchau
Pepper's highly-respected, if somewhat misguided, grandfather. It turns out he too was under the dark spell like the other lesser toys too. Pepper saves him at the end of the game after defeating the dragon boss along with Chelsea and tells his grandson that Ginger is really Chelsea's brother that only he can save her with his key.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr07.png Prunchau
Pepper's valet and close buddy, this top is also very consciencious of Pepper and sometimes treats him like a little boy. He leads the way in one segment of a level, and gives suggestions in the Soltian Roulette.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr08.png Le Bon
Ginger's valet. This bouncy ball will sometimes race Pepper in-game; succeeding gets you a Gold Key, while failing gets you a measly Imperial Crown. Like Prunchau, he also gives suggestions in the Soltian Roulette.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr09.png Pa Zur
Ginger's lord and mentor. All the toys think that the sliding puzzle is a wise old mystic.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr10.png Soltia
A hot-tempered perfume bottle who loves music, cards, and games of chance. She even has a big crush on Pepper himself, considering Chelsea to be a rival for his affection. She hosts the Soltian Roulette mini-game that occurs between worlds, also giving suggestions to players like Prunchau and Le Bon do.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSChr11.png Clockwork Princess Chelsea
This young, beautiful doll's voice has the power to wake all the toys every night at midnight. Both Pepper and Ginger compete for her heart. It is her kidnapping that sets both this and the prior game off. At the end its discovered that she and Ginger are brother and sister. She is awaken by her brother's key and then she marries Pepper.

Gameplay

Gameplay has followed almost predecessor Clockwork Knight. The game has full 3D graphics, and doesn't just sit on that fact with numerous segments taking Pepper all over the back- and foregrounds, the paths sometimes having full 90° turns, and fully-polygonal bosses to fight.

But to mix up the fun, this game has various things that its predecessor lacks.

  • There are 32 cards scattered around the game, four per level. Collecting all four cards in a level gives players a Gold Key; collecting all 32 gives them a secret code. Beyond that, the levels are fairly large, with numerous areas to check out and get the treasures out of, so exploration is anything but unadvised.
  • There are also some horseback levels to keep things somewhat fresh. These are also 2D in nature, but in them Pepper is continuously going to the right on the back of his steed Barobaro. If one wants to collect something, then they'd have to be fairly quick about it as there would be no going backwards outside of Pepper committing suicide quickly to revive back at the beginning of the stage.
  • Speckled eggs add as objects. Items are often found inside eggs.

Levels

This game has thirteen levels, four different rooms with two normal levels and one boss each, plus a final boss. After finishing the boss level of a room 5/6/7, the player can play mini-game with Soltia, Prunchau and Le Bon.

Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSSt5-0.png Kids' Room (Room 5)
This is something of a playroom; tons and tons of colorful toys around, with large towers made of blocks and some race car tracks to ride Barobaro on. The boss is a rockin', floating snake made up of wooden blocks and spiked balls with a microphone on the tip of its tail that doubles as its weak spot. It weaves around the tower Pepper is on, stopping to pose with the microphone up to its mouth every now and then. Most of the boss fights share this uniqueness to them, ranging from said snake to a piece of paper that morphs into various animals to an entire toy castle that's watched too many Transformers TV shows.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSSt6-0.png Study Room (Room 6)
This is much jazzier than the prior room, not only in music but in tone as well. Things are much darker as you go about the candlelit desktops, opening and closing books and launching toy rockets at enemies in the background that you'd otherwise be facing later on. The boss is a page from a book that likes to impersonate animals.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSSt7-0.png Bath Room (Room 7)
Moving back into bright areas for a while, most of this level is situated on or around the bath tub, with a few exceptions (such as one point where Pepper goes all the way up to the ceiling on the various plants hanging from it). Watch out for the hot water, it can really sting... The boss is a giant, soap-throwing toy octopus.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSSt8-0.png Clock Tower (Room 8)
Gears, pipes and oily platforms abound up here, as the search for Chelsea nears its close. You can change the direction of how some things turn, but that may not always be beneficial... Plus, it being a tower, there's an awful lot of long drops to worry about. The boss is a large castle that transforms into a cruel beast.
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSLst.png Final Boss
This stage can only be fought when playing it on Normal or Hard. This is the very end of the game - a final one-on-one battle with what appears to be the perpetrator over just who gets Chelsea...
Clockworkknight2 Saturn JP SSBns.png Soltian Roulette (Bonus stage)
You bet your Imperial Crowns on the likelihood of your getting something from a roulette of various things (ranging from more Imperial Crowns, 1UPs, 3UPs, to clown faces, which gain you squat). After betting 5, 10 or 15 Imperial Crowns, the roulette boxes will reveal the contents (the amount of everything varies depending on how much you bet) then go for a quick spin, after which you choose which box you think has what you want. If you get something you can keep it, or spin again for a double-or-nothing round (this can be done four times, with the amount of doubles going down by one each time). It's certainly not a bad idea to play this, as the later levels can be pretty tricky.

Tips and tricks

  • Stage Select:
In title screen, RightUpLeftUpRightUpDownUpLeftUpLeftUp. Stage name and final boss appear in title screen. UpDown for select rooms, X for select level.
  • Ending Select:
In title screen, RightUpLeftUpDownUpRightLeftUpRightLeftDown.
  • Increase Player: Start the game with 999 players.
In title screen, RightUpLeftDownRightDownRightUpLeftDownRightDown.

And the US version of this game can use Clockwork Knight: Pepperouchau no Fukubukuro 's tricks. Name of Mini games are changed Forks!, Jump 1!, Cannon 1, Swim!!, Jump 2!, Cannon 2, and Horsey.

Versions

The US version of Clockwork Knight 2 is based on Clockwork Knight: Pepperouchau no Fukubukuro with Part 1 removed. There also exists additional modes such as The Movies! and Bosses Galore. And added some tricks. European and Japanese versions are missing it.

An easter egg, developer's message text file is included in Japanese version.

Production credits

Executive Producer: Mamoru Shigeta
Producers: Noriyoshi Oba, Yoji Ishii, Makoto Oshitani
Director: Tomoyuki Ito
Sound Director/Music Composer: Hirofumi Murasaki
Main Character Artists: Toshiyuki Mukaiyama, Ryichiro Kutsuzawa
System Programmer/Main Character Programmer: Yoshio Fukushima
Background Programmer/Visual Effect Programmer: Akira Ohe
Front Stage Artists: Namie Manabe, Takehiko Miura, Yoshihito Takahashi
Background Artists: Shiro Kinemura, Masahiro Sanpei, Osamu Ogata, Yumiko Miyabe
Visual Coordination: Katsuhisa Sato
Map Condstrction: Hiroshi Ohba
Enemy Programmers/Trap Programmers: Takashi Amami, Toshihiro Aumazaki (Hitachi Microsoftware System. Inc.)
Boss Enemy Programmers/Trap Programmers: Shinya Tsukizaki, Hiroaki Sakamoto, Tetsu Katano
World Map & Goal Programmer: Hiroshi Momota
Opening Programmer/Ending Programmer: Yoshio Inoue
Bonus Game Programmer: Yuichi Matsuoka
Boss Enemy Designer: Yusuke Yoshida
Opening Artist/Ending Artist: Norihiro Nishiyama
Graphical Supervisor: Mayayuki Hasegawa
Sound Effects: Seirou Okamoto, Katsuyoshi Nitta
Sound Programmers: Kazuya Fujishima, Naomi Yamamoto, Kenichiro Okuma
Sega Sound Libary: In Vision
Recording Studio: Sega Digital Studio
Recording Producer: Tatsutoshi Narita
Recording Director: Fumitaka Shibata
Recording Engineer: Naoyuki Machida
Product Manager: Tomoaki Ogawa, Kazuhiro Hanaya
Promotion: Tadashi Takezaki
Special Thanks: Toru Sasaki, Tsutomu Kataoka, Asami Sasaki, Shinji Kawahira, Yosuke Okunari, Tomoko Hasegawa
Produced & Published By: Sega Enterprises. Ltd.

Opening Theme: Salsa de Pepperouchau -Fiesta de los Amigos-

Vocals By: Misumi Kosaka, Tomoko Tsuyama
Words By: Reiko Waters
Music By: Hirofumi Murasaki
Arranged By: Tomoko Tsuyama
Manipulated By: Nobuo Ito


Title Theme: Pretty Please Boogie

Vocals By: Misumi Kosaka, Tomoko Tsuyama
Words By: Reiko Waters
Music By: Hirofumi Murasaki
Arranged By: Tomoko Tsuyama
Manipulated By: Nobuo Ito


Credits Theme: A Lullaby

Vocals By: Misumi Kosaka
Words By: Reiko Waters
Music By: Hirofumi Murasaki
Arranged By: Tomoko Tsuyama
Manipulated By: Nobuo Ito

Japanese version

~In-game credits~Media:Clockworkknight2_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[1]

Executive Producer: Mamoru Shigeta (重田 守)
Producer: Yoji Ishii (石井 洋児)
Technical Director: Toshinori Asai (浅井 敏典)
Art Producer: Ko Tanaka (田中 江)
Planners: Tomozo Endo (遠藤 智三), Katsuhisa Sato (佐藤 勝久), Yusuke Yoshida (吉田 雄介)
Graphic Designers: Toshiyuki Mukaiyama (向山 俊行), Munehiro Nishiyama (西山 宗弘), Namie Manabe (真鍋 奈見江), Takehiko Miura (三浦 岳彦), Osamu Ogata (緒方 修)
Programmers: Yoshio Fukushima (福島 淑生), Akira Ohe (大江 玲), Yuichi Matsuoka (松岡 雄一), Yoshio Inoue (井上 善央), Kenji Kawai (河合 健治), Shinya Tsukizaki (着崎 信也), Tetsu Katano (片野 徹), Yasumaru Hotta (堀田 泰丸), Goto Fujishita (藤下 豪人)
Sound: Hirofumi Murasaki (村崎 弘史)
Sound Program: Takahiro Ohara (小原 孝浩), Naomi Yamamoto (山本 尚美), Kazuya Fujishima (藤島 一哉), Kenichiro Okuma (大熊 建一郎)
Recording Staff: Tatsutoshi Narita (成田 尊), Fumitaka Shibata (柴田 文孝), Naoyuki Machida (町田 直幸), Toru Sasaki (Triad Project) (佐々木 亨), Hiroki Muraoka (Studio-J) (村岡 浩樹), Noriyuki Moritaka (Studio-J) (森高 紀幸), Miho Komatsu (Triad Project) (小松 美穂), Asami Sasaki (Triad Project) (佐々木 麻美), Yoshiko Sasaki (Triad Project) (佐々木 佳子)

Insert Songs

"Salsa De Pepperouchau"

Lyrics: Reiko Waters (レイコ・ウォーターズ)
Music: Hirofumi Murasaki (村崎 弘史)
Arrangement: Masaru Okuyama (奥山 勝)

"Pretty Please Boogie"

Lyrics: Reiko Waters (レイコ・ウォーターズ)
Music: Hirofumi Murasaki (村崎 弘史)
Arrangement: Masaru Okuyama (奥山 勝)

"Happiness Is Always Around You"

Lyrics: Hirofumi Murasaki (村崎 弘史)
Music: Tomoko Tsuyama (津山 智子)

"A Lullaby"

Lyrics: Reiko Waters (レイコ・ウォーターズ)
Music: Hirofumi Murasaki (村崎 弘史)
Arrangement: Tomoko Tsuyama (津山 智子)


Pepperouchau Orchestra: Misumi Kosaka (小坂 水澄), Masaru Okuyama (奥山 勝), Hiroyasu Ito (伊藤 寛康), Isao Sakuma (佐久間 勲), Narihiro Kikuchi (菊地 成浩), Hitoshi Aikawa (相川 等), Ayumi Suzuki (鈴木 亜由美), Yoshihiko Miza (美座 良彦), Masayuki Fukumoto (福本 雅之), Hideki Sato (佐藤 英樹), Yoshimi Taniguchi (谷口 吉美), Yasuhiro Matsuda (松田 靖宏), Keiji Shitara (設楽 圭二), Hiroya Kozuki (上月 洋也), Takahiro Matsumoto (松本 孝浩), Nobuo Ito (伊藤 信雄), Tomoko Tsuyama (津山 智子)
Visual Staff: Ikuo Ishizaka (石坂 郁夫), Toshiaki Maruyama (丸山 利明), Hideo Kumagaya (熊谷 秀大)
Manual: Hiroyuki Mitsui (三井 弘幸), Yoshihiro Sakuta (作田 喜尋), Osamu Nakazato (中里 治)
Marketing Staff: Takayuki Kawagoe (川越 隆幸), Tomoaki Ogawa (小川 智章), Tadashi Takezaki (竹崎 忠), Akira Funada (船田 晃), Koji Hattori (服部 浩二), Yasushi Nagumo (南雲 靖士), Takashi Hosoi (細井 貴志), Kazuhiro Hanaya (花谷 和宏), Hiroto Kikuchi (菊地 博人), Yosuke Okunari (奥成 洋輔)
Special Thanks: Toshihiro Kumazaki (熊崎 敏啓), Takashi Amami (天見 卓志), Ryuichiro Kutsuzawa (沓沢 龍一郎), Yoshihito Takahashi (高橋 良仁), Kei Iwade (岩出 敬), James Spahn (ジェイムス スパーン), Katsuyoshi Nitta (新田 勝貴), Seirou Okamoto (岡元 清郎), Akira Nishikawa (西川 彰), Hiroyuki Fujimura (藤村 弘之), Akira Terasawa (寺沢 彰), Sega Saturn Magazine Editorial Staff (セガサターンマガジン編集部のみなさん), TV Magazine Editorial Staff (テレビマガジン編集部のみなさん), Weekly Famitsu Editorial Staff (週刊ファミ通編集部のみなさん)
Special Guest: Hiroko Nakayama (中山 博子)
Technical Director: Taku Shoji (庄司 卓)
Director: Tomoyuki Ito (伊藤 知行)
Producer: Noriyoshi Oba (大場 規勝)
Sega Sound Library by: InVision Interactive

© SEGA ENTERPRISES LTD. 1994, 1995

Track list


1. [data track] ({{{time}}})


2. Pretty Please Boogie (03:47)
From: Title Theme
Running time: 3:47

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №49, p172Media:ConsolesPlus_FR_049.pdf
89 №168, p44/45Media:CVG UK 168.pdf
88 №81, p34Media:EGM US 081.pdf
88 №1998, p83
88 1999, p126
80 №346, p33
92 №45, p28/29 (international)
92 №48, p84/85
83
80 №2, p145Media:MAXIMUM UK 02.pdf
76 №36, p58-61Media:MeanMachinesSega36UK.pdf
73 №38, p91Media:MeanMachinesSega38UK.pdf
96 №59, p94-97Media:PlayerOne_FR_059.pdf
53 №72, p45
82 №50, p48/49
88 №1, p60/61Media:SSM_UK_01.pdf
75 №, p12Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf
Sega Saturn
83
Based on
17 reviews

Saturn, US
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Manual
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Reg Card
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
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Manual
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Aspect Flyer
Saturn, BR

References

  1. File:Clockworkknight2_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
Clockwork Knight series of games
Sega Saturn Clockwork Knight (1994) | Clockwork Knight 2 (1995) | Clockwork Knight: Pepperouchau no Fukubukuro (1995) | Clockwork Knight: Pengin War (Cancelled)
Nintendo GameCube Knight'n Knight (Cancelled)
Clockwork Knight related media
Albums Clockwork Knight: Pepperouchau no Daibouken Fantastic Soundtrack (1995)