Game Over II

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Game Over II
Game Over II Cover.jpg
Cover art by Luis Royo
Developer(s) Dinamic Software
Publisher(s) Dinamic Software
Distributor(s) Electronic Arts
Designer(s) Carlos Abril
Javier Cubedo
Artist(s) Luis Royo
Series Game Over
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up, platform game
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cassette, floppy disk

Game Over II (known as Phantis in Spain) is an action game developed and published by Dinamic Software in 1987 for the Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX and ZX Spectrum.

Gameplay[edit]

Game Over II is a mix between a scrolling shoot 'em up game (similar to R-Type) and a platform game (similar to Turrican). There are four "phases" with six levels each. Some versions of the game were split into two parts due to size restrictions.

Plot[edit]

The story begins after Arkon, the hero of the rebellion, has managed to defeat the evil empress Gremla and free the galaxy from her oppressive rule. In the original Spanish version (Phantis), the player controls Major Locke who tries to rescue her boyfriend Arkon, captured by the forces loyal to the vengenful unnamed heir of Gremla (featured in the cover art) and imprisoned on the planet Phantis. In the English-language version, titled Game Over II, it is Arkon's job to rescue Commander Serena. Other than that, the game is the same in both versions.

Release[edit]

Although originally conceived as an independent game under the title Phantis, it became a sequel to Game Over. The Atari ST version was never published in Spain and only exists with the Game Over II title. The game's promotion included an appearance of a model dressed up as Queen Gremla at the trade convention PC Show '88.[1]

Reception[edit]

The game was given generally mediocre reviews, including the scores of 69% from Amstrad Action,[2] 60-63% from The Games Machine,[3] and 62% from Sinclair User.[4]

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