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.