Splatterhouse 2

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Splatterhouse 2
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Publisher: Namco
Developer:
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,8005,800 T-14143
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9554.95[2][4] T-14076
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1061
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1061
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[5][6] 1061
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[12]
CERO: C
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[8]
ESRB: Mature 17+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[7]
PEGI: 12+
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[10]
OFLC: M

Splatterhouse 2, known in Japan as Splatterhouse Part 2 (スプラッターハウス PART2), is a Sega Mega Drive horror beat-'em-up game developed by Now Production and published by Namco. The game is a direct sequel to the 1988 Namco arcade game Splatterhouse. It was first released in the United States in July 1992 and released in Japan the following month. This game and its sequel, Splatterhouse 3, were developed specifically for the Sega Mega Drive, and were not ported to any contemporary platforms of the day.

Story

Three months have gone by since the events of the first game. Rick is still suffering from his guilt of being unable to save Jennifer and has been plagued by nightmares of her and the Terror Mask, which reformed after breaking at the climax of the first game. Suddenly, the mask reappears to Rick and tempts him to find the house, telling him that Jennifer can be saved. It closes by telling Rick that it will give him power. Rick succeeds in rescuing Jennifer, and the House sinks into the bottom of the river.

Gameplay

The game is a horror-themed beat-'em-up. The player controls Rick, who fights through several eerie environments filled with grotesque monsters. Rick walks with Left and Right and crouches with Down. In the Japanese release, he jumps with B and attacks with A or C. In the overseas releases, he jumps with A or C and jumps with B. He can attack while crouching or jumping. He can slide kick, which attacks enemies in his path, by jumping and holding Down-left or Down-right (in the direction of the slide) with the attack button as he hits the ground. Rick can find various weapons scattered throughout the levels, including a pipe, an oar, a chainsaw, and a shotgun. He can pick a weapon up off the ground with Down or from the background with Up.

Rick's health is indicated by hearts on the bottom of the screen. He loses a heart when he takes damage from an enemy and loses a life when he runs out of hearts. The Japanese version has a limited number of continues for when the player runs out of lives; the overseas versions have a password system. There are three selectable difficulty levels (called Normal, Difficult, and Very Difficult in the Japanese release and Normal, Difficult, and Game Master in the overseas releases). The Japanese release starts with two lives and five hearts in Normal, three in Difficult, and one in Very Difficult. The overseas release game starts with three lives and four hearts in the Normal difficulty, three in Difficult, and two in Game Master.

Stages

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Stage I

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Stage II

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Stage III

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Stage IV

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Stage V

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Stage VI

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Stage VII

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Stage VIII

History

Legacy

Developer M2 ported Splatterhouse 2 to the Wii Virtual Console in July 2008. The game was included as an unlockable in Splatterhouse, released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. It was included in the Mega Drive Mini 2 in 2022.

Versions

Instead of the skull-shaped mask of the overseas release, the Japanese version features a different design for the mask, resembling a Japanese Kabuki theater mask. These changes are present in Rick's sprites in-game but also in game artwork and cutscenes.

The main screen title is different. The overseas version is titled "Splatterhouse 2" in bloody letters, while the Japanese release adds "Part 2" underneath to the bloody Splatterhouse logo, with "Part" written in black with white outline and an external bluish aura, and the number 2 superimposed over it in plain red. The overseas release features a TM "™" trademark at the end of the logo, while the Japanese release features a circle R "®" registered logo. The Japanese release features a "NAMCOT" company logo, which is changed in the overseas release to "NAMCO."

The story is more fleshed out in the Japanese version, both in the cutscenes' text and in the game manual. The overseas release saw several changes to the plot, mentioning things not present in the Japanese version, and generating confusion for veterans of the original game in terms of continuity. Both versions feature English text in the cutscenes, but the Japanese version also features Japanese text and some incorrect "Engrish" bad English grammar.

Aside from the trademark text at the beginning and the 50hz ratio, the European PAL release is identical to the North American Genesis version.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Splatterhouse 2 Splatterhouse 2
Japanese スプラッターハウス PART2 Splatterhouse Part 2

Production credits

  • Graphic Designer: A Chan
  • Graphic Designer: Gyoee~! Miyachan
  • Graphic Designer: Oni Taiji
  • Composer: Milky Eiko
  • Sound Programmer: Senkan Kiyoshi
  • Sub Programmer: Big & Black
  • Special Thanks: Ken Lobb, Jim Curry
  • Main Programmer: Pori2 Poritan!
  • Producer: Papaya Payapaya
  • Director: 100 Taro
Source:
In-game credits
Splatterhouse 2 MD credits.pdf
[13]


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Splatterhouse 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #36: "July 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #6: "Octubre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #7: "Noviembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[18]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
70
[19]
Console Mania (IT)
71
[20]
Consoles + (FR)
64
[21]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
83
[22]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
73
[23]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
50
[24]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10 (RU)
70
[25]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
64
[26]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
53
[27]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
92
[28]
GamesMaster (UK)
57
[29]
Game Informer (US)
85
[30]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[31]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
86
[32]
Joypad (FR)
88
[33]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
82
[34]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
72
[35]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC
72
[36]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
72
[37]
Mega Action (UK)
88
[38]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC
86
[39]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
65
[40]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
79
[6]
MegaTech (UK)
63
[41]
Mean Machines (UK)
73
[42]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
73
[43]
Player One (FR)
70
[44]
Play Time (DE)
32
[45]
Score (CZ)
73
[46]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
47
[47]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
86
[48]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
80
[49]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
89
[50]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
63
[51]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
56
[52]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
73
[53]
Supersonic (FR)
83
[54]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
65
[55]
User (GR) PAL
72
[56]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
60
[4]
Video Games (DE)
32
[57]
Sega Mega Drive
69
Based on
42 reviews

Splatterhouse 2

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Splatterhouse 2 MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Splatterhouse2 MD EU manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2d1766e9
MD5 d0d14e031b6a62c733414e1039a51df3
SHA-1 59ec19ec442989d2738c055b9290661661d13f8f
1MB 1992-03 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2559e03c
MD5 e82c84434552a2f4d0db073b23cf669c
SHA-1 e01940808006a346b8711a74fbfa173ec872624f
1MB 1992-03 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 9fb70301
MD5 ef2dc6223949eaf84f14e270874a5fff
SHA-1 0c33bb0cf3de11f52aec8d90283b831d9d7d37af
1MB 1992-03 Cartridge (JP)

External links

  • Sega of Japan Virtual Console pages: Mega Drive
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: US, UK, AU

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  2. 2.0 2.1 GamePro, "May 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 39
  3. Mega Play, "June 1992" (US; 1992-0x-xx), page 44
  4. 4.0 4.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "June 1992" (US; 1992-0x-xx), page 37
  5. Mean Machines, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-22), page 54
  6. 6.0 6.1 MegaTech, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-20), page 34
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/splatterhouse_2 (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-04 14:13)
  8. http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/bnDHCTweQeU8tJBltXtgJvhWACE_Y5j- (Wayback Machine: 2011-02-15 05:05)
  9. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/SPLATTERHOUSE-2-279250.html (archive.today)
  10. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19775&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 03:23)
  11. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/07.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:01)
  12. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_house2/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-08-03 04:10)
  13. File:Splatterhouse 2 MD credits.pdf
  14. GamePro, "July 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 39
  15. GamePro, "August 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
  16. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 46
  17. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 10
  18. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 220
  19. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1992" (JP; 1992-07-08), page 28
  20. Console Mania, "Ottobre 1992" (IT; 1992-xx-xx), page 32
  21. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 66
  22. Computer & Video Games, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-15), page 74
  23. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 30
  24. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 360
  25. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10, "" (RU; 2003-10-08), page 182
  26. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 94
  27. Famitsu, "1992-08-14" (JP; 1992-07-31), page 37
  28. GamePro, "May 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 38
  29. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 2, episode 5" (1992-10-29, 24:00) (+7:26)
  30. Game Informer, "September/October 1992" (US; 1992-0x-xx), page 6
  31. Hippon Super, "September 1992" (JP; 1992-08-04), page 40
  32. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 94
  33. Joypad, "Août/Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-07-1x), page 96
  34. Joystick, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 166
  35. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 18
  36. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 94
  37. Mega Drive Fan, "October 1992" (JP; 1992-09-XX), page 67
  38. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 64
  39. Mega Fun, "07/92" (DE; 1992-0x-xx), page 35
  40. Mega Play, "August 1992" (US; 1992-0x-xx), page 62
  41. MegaTech, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 47
  42. Mean Machines, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-22), page 52
  43. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 140
  44. Player One, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-09-10), page 128
  45. Play Time, "10/92" (DE; 1992-09-02), page 108
  46. Score, "Duben 1994" (CZ; 1994-04-01), page 42
  47. Sega Power, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-06), page 30
  48. Sega Pro, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-16), page 30
  49. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 22
  50. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 67
  51. Sega Force, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-09), page 22
  52. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 144
  53. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 86
  54. Supersonic, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 10
  55. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 173
  56. User, "Mártios 1993" (GR; 1993-0x-xx), page 49
  57. Video Games, "8/92" (DE; 1992-07-22), page 46


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