Gremlins 2: The New Batch (video game)

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
NES North American box art of Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Developer(s) Sunsoft
Publisher(s) Sunsoft
Composer(s) Naoki Kodaka
Platform(s) NES,[1] Game Boy[2]
Release date(s) Famicom/NES
  • JP December 14, 1990
  • NA October 1990
  • EU February 21, 1991
Game Boy
  • JP December 21, 1990
  • NA January 1991
  • EU April 23, 1992
Genre(s) Puzzle; Shooter; Platformer
Mode(s) Single-player

Gremlins 2: The New Batch - also known as Gremlins 2: Shinshu Tanjou (グレムリン2 新種誕生 lit. "Gremlins 2: Birth of a New Species"?) in Japan - is a video game developed and published by Sunsoft in conjunction with the movie Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

Sunsoft released versions for the Nintendo Entertainment System[3] and Game Boy in 1990. In the NES game, the player controls Gizmo through various levels in the building, armed with weapons ranging from the genetically-modified super tomato in the laboratory to the new matchstick-firing bow in the later sections. The goal of the game is to reach the Gremlin Control Centre to wipe out all Gremlins inside. You can gain items such as a bow and arrow and matches after each level to aid you. Hazards include spiders, electrified wires, ground-mounted hazards, and a boss at the end of each level. The Game Boy game was a side-scroller also featuring Gizmo.

Other versions[edit]

The Spanish company Topo Soft developed a sidescrolling Gremlins 2: The New Batch video game for Amiga,[4] Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Amstrad CPC[5] and the ZX Spectrum,[6] distributed by Erbe Software in Spain and by Elite abroad, being the first time a Spanish videogame company got an exclusive license from a Hollywood movie to make a videogame. The game had featured Billy Peltzer using a wide variety of weapons (flashlights, tomatoes, Frisbees and the like) to dispatch of Gremlin adversaries. The goal in each of the five levels is to locate a specific item required to see the game's good ending.

Hi-Tech Expressions also released a DOS game[7] in 1991, but it was poorly received. The game had Billy roaming the floors of Clamp Centre hunting down the Gremlins.