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Super Adventure Island II (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . It's been quite a wild ride for Master Higgins. What started as a re-skinned version of Wonderboy has turned into a 16-bit adventure game more akin to The Adventure of Link. Super Adventure Island II may have the usual tropical island trappings, but it was the heavy focus on open-world exploration kept me glued to the screen. Rating: 78%
Super Adventure Island II (Virtual Console)
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What Is It? It's been quite a wild ride for Master Higgins. What started as a re-skinned version of Wonderboy has turned into a 16-bit adventure game more akin to The Adventure of Link. Super Adventure Island II may have the usual tropical island trappings, but it was the heavy focus on open-world exploration kept me glued to the screen. While not as deep as the Legend of Zelda series, Hudson's Super NES sequel manages to create an interesting world full of hidden items, treasure chests and goofy bad guys. Even the bosses are a major improvement over past installments. The whole game comes together in a way that makes Super Adventure Island II a must-play.

Does It Still Hold Up? While this Super NES sequel plays a lot like any other Adventure Island game, it tosses out most of the worst elements of the past installments. The control is responsive and easy to play, plus there's the added depth of the character customization. The game holds up incredibly well, but there is one thing that certainly feels outdated -- the slow moving text. It takes computer characters forever to spit out a full sentence. Worse yet, you can't skip the unbearablely slow text. It might be one thing if these people had something interesting to say, but it shouldn't take a full minute to inform me that you have a hotel room for rent.

Is It Worth The Money? Adventure Island games are notoriously hit or miss. Thankfully, Super Adventure Island is one of those times when Hudson got it right. Everything from the graphics, sound, gameplay and worlds fits perfectly in this lengthy adventure game. If you're looking for a simplistic version of The Adventure of Link, then look no further than Super Adventure Island II.
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