Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues

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Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues
Alien Breed box cover

Developer(s) Team17
Publisher(s) Team17
Platform(s) Amiga, Amiga CD32
Release date(s) 1993
Genre(s) Run and gun
Mode(s) Single player, two player
Distribution 3 floppy disks or 1 CD-ROM

Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues is the sequel to Alien Breed, a science-fiction-themed, top-down shooter largely inspired by the Alien films. It was released in 1993 by Team17 for the Amiga, available in both OCS/ECS and AGA versions. This is the first title that Team17 had developed to take advantage of Commodore's then new AGA Chipset.

The AGA version of the game was also included as an extra in the Amiga CD32 version of Alien Breed: Tower Assault.

Game improvements[edit]

The game engine for Alien Breed II was largely rewritten to allow smoother scrolling between screens (the code for which was carried over to another Team17 project, Superfrog, a 2D platformer game). The graphics were also vastly improved, as were the size and number of levels (there are 17 in AB-II compared to 6 in Alien Breed and 12 in Alien Breed Special Edition 92). The difficulty curve for AB-II is also steeper than that of its predecessor.

AB-II is also notable as being the only game in the series that gives players the option of choosing between four characters, each with their own specific strengths and weaknesses. The facial captures for the two human characters are quite recognizable—one of them is quite clearly Scott Bakula, while the other bears a striking resemblance to Ted Danson.