Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues
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|Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues|
|Platform(s)||Amiga, Amiga CD32|
|Genre(s)||Run and gun|
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 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.
Alien Breed II is the only game in the series that gives players the option of choosing between four characters, each with their own specific strengths and weaknesses.
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