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Release year: 1994 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by Taito

Sonic Blast Man II (SNES)

Sonic Blast Man II (AKA ソニックブラストマンII in Japan) is a 2D side-scrolling action beat ’em up video game developed and published by Taito for the SNES console in 1994. This game has amazing graphics!

An old side-scroller in the vein of Double Dragon, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage, Sonic Blast Man II is a lesser known title that follows the same formula most beat ’em up games had. This sequel has several differences from the first Sonic Blast Man which overall improved its gameplay.

Unlike the first game, Sonic Blast Man II allows you to choose between three heroes.

Sonic Blast Man II Cover Box

Sonic Blast Man II Cover (SNES)

There’s Sonic Blast Man, a superhero in blue armor and boxing gloves. His stats are considered as the most balanced in comparison to the other two characters.

Second is Captain Cholyear, a bigger, heavily-armored guy who resembles Guile from Street Fighter. He is slower than the main character but his attacks are much more powerful, and he uses lightning in his special attacks.

Lastly, we have Sonia, the girl superhero who is much quicker and more agile than the other two characters, but is also the weakest. She fights with kicks instead of punches, and utilizes fire in her special attacks.

The overall gameplay is quick and responsive compared to the first game, and with the main objective consisting of fighting multiple enemies on the screen, that is important. There is a total of six stages in this game, which means Sonic Blast Man II is short—but it does make up for it with varied enemies, difficult bosses, and the addition of a two-player mode, which adds a lot of fun.

A great beat ’em up game

Each character has your usual array of standard attacks—grab attacks for throwing enemies at other enemies, and unique special attacks that deal a lot of damage but use up points from your charge counter which limits their use. Breakable objects in the game drop items that can restore lost health, increase your special move counter, or give you points towards getting an extra life.

All in all, Sonic Blast Man II is a good game, comparable to other titles in the beat ’em up side-scroller genre. It’s a classic, and if you have a good friend to play with, this old gem easily provides a few hours of solid, beat ’em up fun.

Sonic Blast Man II game has only been ported to the Super Nintendo.

Sonic Blast Man II - Super Nintendo (SNES)
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