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][3] T-14076
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1061
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1061
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[4][5] 1061
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[11]
CERO: C
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[7]
ESRB: Mature 17+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[6]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[9]
OFLC: M

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Splatterhouse 2, known in Japan as Splatterhouse Part 2 (スプラッターハウス PART2), is a Sega Mega Drive beat-'em-up game developed by Now Production and published by Namco. First released in the United States in July 1992, and released in Japan the following month, the game is a direct sequel to the 1988 Namco arcade game Splatterhouse.

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. Later in July 2008, developer M2 ported Splatterhouse 2 to the Nintendo Virtual Console.

Story

Three months have gone by since the events of the first game. The Terror Mask, which has reformed after breaking at the climax of the first game, appears to Rick and repeatedly tempts him to "go back to the house", telling him that Jennifer "doesn't have to die". It closes by telling Rick "You need me".

Versions

-The Japanese Mega Drive version doesn't feature a password system like the overseas European and North American versions (it has a limited number of continues instead).

-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 difficulty options are different. The overseas release features "Normal," "Difficult" and "Game Master" difficulty levels. The Japanese release features "Normal," "Difficult" and "Very Difficult" instead.

-The overseas release game starts with three lives and four heart hit points in the Normal difficulty (three in Difficult, two in Game Master). The Japanese release starts with two lives and five hearts in Normal, three in Difficult, and only one in Very Difficult.

-The default control schemes are "A-Jump B-Attack C-Jump" for the overseas release, and "A-Attack B-Jump C-Attack" for the Japanese release.

-Both versions feature English text in the cutscenes, but the Japanese version also features Japanese text and some incorrect "Engrish" bad English grammar.

-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.

-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


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
[16]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
70
[17]
Console Mania (IT)
71
[18]
Consoles + (FR)
64
[19]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
83
[20]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
73
[21]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
50
[22]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10 (RU)
70
[23]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
64
[24]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
53
[25]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
92
[26]
GamesMaster (UK)
57
[27]
Game Informer (US)
85
[28]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[29]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
86
[30]
Joypad (FR)
88
[31]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
82
[32]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
72
[33]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC
72
[34]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
72
[35]
Mega Action (UK)
88
[36]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC
86
[37]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
65
[38]
MegaTech (UK)
63
[39]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
79
[5]
Mean Machines (UK)
73
[40]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
73
[41]
Player One (FR)
70
[42]
Play Time (DE)
32
[43]
Score (CZ)
73
[44]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
47
[45]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
80
[46]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
89
[47]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
86
[48]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
63
[49]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
56
[50]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
73
[51]
Supersonic (FR)
83
[52]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
65
[53]
User (GR) PAL
72
[54]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
60
[3]
Video Games (DE)
32
[55]
Sega Mega Drive
69
Based on
42 reviews

Splatterhouse 2

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Splatterhouse2 md jp manual.pdf
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. 3.0 3.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "June 1992" (US; 1992-0x-xx), page 37
  4. Mean Machines, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-22), page 54
  5. 5.0 5.1 MegaTech, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-20), page 34
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/splatterhouse_2 (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-04 14:13)
  7. http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/bnDHCTweQeU8tJBltXtgJvhWACE_Y5j- (Wayback Machine: 2011-02-15 05:05)
  8. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/SPLATTERHOUSE-2-279250.html (archive.today)
  9. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19775&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 03:23)
  10. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/07.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:01)
  11. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_house2/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-08-03 04:10)
  12. GamePro, "July 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 39
  13. GamePro, "August 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
  14. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 46
  15. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 10
  16. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 220
  17. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1992" (JP; 1992-07-08), page 28
  18. Console Mania, "Ottobre 1992" (IT; 1992-xx-xx), page 32
  19. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 66
  20. Computer & Video Games, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-15), page 74
  21. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 30
  22. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 360
  23. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10, "" (RU; 2003-10-08), page 182
  24. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 94
  25. Famitsu, "1992-08-14" (JP; 1992-07-31), page 1
  26. GamePro, "May 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 38
  27. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 2, episode 5" (1992-10-29, 24:00) (+7:26)
  28. Game Informer, "September/October 1992" (US; 1992-0x-xx), page 6
  29. Hippon Super, "September 1992" (JP; 1992-08-04), page 40
  30. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 94
  31. Joypad, "Août/Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-07-1x), page 96
  32. Joystick, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 166
  33. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 18
  34. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 94
  35. Mega Drive Fan, "October 1992" (JP; 1992-09-XX), page 67
  36. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 64
  37. Mega Fun, "07/92" (DE; 1992-0x-xx), page 35
  38. Mega Play, "August 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 62
  39. MegaTech, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 47
  40. Mean Machines, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-22), page 52
  41. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 140
  42. Player One, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-09-10), page 128
  43. Play Time, "10/92" (DE; 1992-09-02), page 108
  44. Score, "Duben 1994" (CZ; 1994-04-01), page 42
  45. Sega Power, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-06), page 30
  46. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 22
  47. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 67
  48. Sega Pro, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-16), page 30
  49. Sega Force, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-09), page 22
  50. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 144
  51. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 86
  52. Supersonic, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 10
  53. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 173
  54. User, "Mártios 1993" (GR; 1993-0x-xx), page 49
  55. Video Games, "8/92" (DE; 1992-07-22), page 46


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