Spelunker II: Yuushahe no Chousen
Nintendo Entertainment System
Spelunker II: A Hero's Challenge
|Released By||Stardust Crusaders|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Role Playing > Action RPG|
|Game Date||18 September 1987|
|Release Date||18 February 2011|
|Last Modified||29 May 2021|
Did anyone ever play the original Spelunker? That really old game where you ran around in a cave and died if you fell four feet? Or if you ran into a smallish hill? Yeah, great game. Fortunately Spelunker 2 is a little bit better. This game introduces the concept of Health. Sure, you can fall from a ways and lose health, but it isn’t as ridiculous as the first game. Sure, you can still lose health if you run into a smallish mound of dirt. Well, that’s still stupid, I’ll have to give you that.
You can choose from three heroes in this game: the Explorer, the Priest, and the ESPer. I can’t really tell the difference, but they have different items and stuff. Alls I know is, your Explorer’s little knife is crap. You can stab and stab at those damned enemies and it won’t help much. Like those stupid bees. DAMN THOSE BEES!
But still, yeah, the game’s pretty cool, if you can stand that sort of thing. Honestly though, those bees suck. And those boar things? They also suck. And all those indestructible zombies and ghosts and such? Okay, so maybe the game isn’t as great as I thought.
This is a complete translation patch for Spelunker 2, which was translated back in 2003, but it wasn’t the greatest of translations. This patch has almost nothing to do with the old one and is much better all around. Retranslation provided kindly by Paul Jensen.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Database match: Spelunker II - Yuusha e no Chousen (Japan)
- Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20210216-231042)
- File SHA-1: E8DF29FCBA07CEB539FDEDEECCD87193A02A0B41
- File CRC32: F076F168
- ROM SHA-1: 413B860B0F4513DF89D60041637632B4CFAC0C31
- ROM CRC32: C37F225C