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Clockwork Knight 2
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (1 track)
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥4,800 GS-9029
Sega Saturn
$49.99 81036
Sega Saturn
£39.99[2] MK81021-50
Sega Saturn
?F MK81021-50
Sega Saturn
DM ? MK81021-50
Sega Saturn
?Ptas MK81021-50
Sega Saturn
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.


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, the unknown force returns, dropping down and knocking our heroes off their feet, all while directing its minions to recapture Chelsea and take her deeper into the household. Ginger and Pepper quickly come up with the plan: Ginger will deal with the mysterious foe (or the TV in the case of Ginger's story mode), while Pepper himself continues on his quest to find Chelsea. Thus, the game begins again...


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 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.


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 Funky Snaky, a rockin', floating snake made up of wooden blocks, a castanet 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 Paper Morphy, a page from a neglected 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 Captain Octopus, a giant, soap-throwing pirate 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 King Gears, a large castle that transforms into a cruel beast with powerful arms and the ability to dispense enemies onto the battlefield.
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 the Garluch Dragon, a behemoth of a creature made of various bits (mainly a teddy bear) by a spellbound Garluch, who puts up a fierce fight in order to keep 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.


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

Source: US manualMedia:Clockworkknight2 sat us manual.pdf[3]

Japanese version

  • 作詞: レイコ・ウォーターズ
  • 作曲: 村崎 弘史
  • 編曲: 奥山 勝
  • 作詞: レイコ・ウォーターズ
  • 作曲: 村崎 弘史
  • 編曲: 奥山 勝
  • 作詞: レイコ・ウォーターズ
  • 作曲: 村崎 弘史
  • 編曲: 津山 智子
Source: In-game creditsMedia:Clockworkknight2_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[4]

Track list

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

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

Magazine articles

Main article: Clockwork Knight 2/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №49, p172[5]
89 №168, p44/45[6]
88 №81, p34[7]
88 №1998, p83
88 №1999, p126
80 №346, p33
92 №45, p28/29 (international)
92 №48, p84/85[8]
80 №2, p145[9]
76 №36, p58-61[10]
73 №38, p91[11]
96 №59, p94-97[12]
53 №72, p45
82 №50, p48/49
88 №1, p60/61[2]
60 №1995-09, p163[13]
75 №, p12Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[14]
79 №7, p82/83[15]
Sega Saturn
Based on
19 reviews

Saturn, US
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Reg Card
Saturn, EU
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Saturn, JP
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Clockwork Knight 2 Sega Saturn Japan Manual.pdf
Aspect Flyer
Saturn, BR

External links


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)
Sampler Discs
Sega Saturn
Clockwork Knight Sample (1994)
Clockwork Knight related media
Clockwork Knight: Pepperouchau no Daibouken Fantastic Soundtrack (1995)