Spartan X 2
Nintendo Entertainment System
|Released By||Abstract Crouton Productions|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Game Date||27 September 1991|
|Release Date||07 March 2003|
|Last Modified||13 December 2015|
This is the sequel to Kung-Fu, the oldskool game for the arcade, not the NES. Except now, you’re not a guy that has to save his girlfriend… In this game, you’re a police officer that goes and fights crime using kung-fu!
Which makes no sense if you take into account part one’s story.
Visually, the game’s pretty good. There are little cutscenes between levels where you get messages via a communications unit, either from your friends or someone else *cough*. You fight on top of a subway, on a flying airplane, a mansion, a ship… oh, and you also fight a gorilla. Not since Bad Street Brawler had a game dared to put you against one. And this time it doesn’t suck!
Except of course that damn Circus level boss. Oh sure, you can drain my entire life in three seconds, and my punches don’t hit you? Bastard.
As I said above, this is the sequel to Kung Fu. This game was considered unhackable until occluded hairdo and parasyte proved otherwise.
All the text is translated and a nifty title screen ripped from part one was inserted for all you retro-freaks. There are some issues with some of the grammar in the dialogue [see screenshot #1 for an example] but there are no real spelling errors, and it just adds to the 80’s cheese. Thumbs up for such a great job!
ROM / ISO Information:
- Spartan X 2 (Japan) - NOINTRO
- CRC32: 09825979
- MD5: E8051BEC80C0F1A38B64200431CD77EC
- SHA-1: 4AEE1B4BA1037C9FA8139D4F620CB3C4DAA473BD
- SHA-256: 386DD9BA05980B8097DCB6289519EF22CBF41D25DAB24289E504BBEA2C35F665
User Review Information
Feels like a real 80's action movieReviewed By: Supergamerguy on 07 Aug 2021
So the dialogue is kinda cheesy, but that’s what makes it so well-done. The new title screen is definitely appreciated, but the action-flick dialogue is the best part of this whole translation. It’s so accurate to the time this game came out (relatively, of course, as this game was released in 1991), just on the heels of the 80’s action movie craze, that it feels like it could have been part of a real movie itself. Though the gameplay is more important to the overall experience, being able to experience the story is a big part of having the most fun possible with this game.
Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes
|Feels like a real 80's action movie||Supergamerguy||07 Aug 2021||1.0||Yes|