Neighbours from Hell 2: On Vacation

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Neighbors from Hell: On Vacation
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Developer(s)JoWooD Vienna[a]
Publisher(s)
Director(s)Michael Paeck
Producer(s)Michael Paeck
Designer(s)Michael Paeck
Gerhard E. Kodys
Programmer(s)Andreas Meissl
Bernhard Gruber
Artist(s)Stefan M. Halegger
Writer(s)Gerhard E. Kodys
Composer(s)Wolfgang Tockner
Robbie Ost
EngineUnity (remastered)
Platform(s)
ReleaseWindows
  • PAL: February 20, 2004
  • NA: March 28, 2006
iOS & Android
  • WW: May 25, 2017
macOS
  • WW: June 22, 2017
Switch & PlayStation 4 & Xbox One
  • WW: October 8, 2020
Genre(s)Puzzle, strategy
Mode(s)Single-player

Neighbours From Hell 2: On Vacation, known in the United States as Neighbors from Hell: On Vacation, is a comedy puzzle strategy video game developed and published by JoWooD for Microsoft Windows, Android and iOS. It is the sequel to Neighbours from Hell. It was released for Windows on February 20, 2004 in Europe and March 28, 2006 in the United States.

On October 8, 2020, a remastered compilation of the first two games titled Neighbours Back from Hell was released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It features increased framerate and HD visuals.

Plot[edit]

Mr. Rottweiler, tired of Woody's jokes, goes on holiday around the world with his mother and girlfriend Olga. He didn't know, however that he became a star of the next season of the self-titled reality show, which is another opportunity for Woody to make pranks. In the end, the ship they travel with collides with an iceberg and sinks, but Rottweiler rescues himself finding a lifeboat, sailing ashore with his mother and unknowingly with Woody.

Gameplay[edit]

In the sequel of the game Neighbours from Hell, the player travels to various locations around the world, especially China, India and Mexico. The game is slightly harder as a new character appeared, the Neighbour's Mom, who can also beat up Woody along with her son. The player character now has three lives instead of one, and if he is spotted by the Neighbour or his Mom, Woody will be kicked to another area and lose a life. There is also a character named Olga, the woman that the Neighbour is attracted to, and player can use various things to have Olga beat him up (such as breaking the chair Neighbour is standing to and being a Peeping Tom while Olga is having shower). Olga also has a child who is often picked on by the Neighbour and he is not harmful to the player. As the game progresses, the player unlocks various new locations.

Ports and re-releases[edit]

The original Microsoft Windows version was digitally re-released on GOG.com with the previous game by JoWood on June 9, 2009.[1] It was released on Steam by Nordic Games on November 7, 2013 after successfully getting Greenlit by the community.[2][3]

A mobile port of the game was released worldwide by THQ Nordic for iOS and Android on May 25, 2017 on the App Store and Google Play, respectively. A port for macOS was released on the App Store on June 22, 2017.[4]

A port for Nintendo DS was released on June 30, 2009. Although its title Neighbours from Hell implies the first game, it contains only the second game from the franchise.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ iOS and Android releases were developed by Big Moon Entertainment. Back from Hell compilation was developed by Farbworks.
  2. ^ Android, iOS, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and Back from Hell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New release: Neighbours From Hell Compilation". GOG.com. CD Projekt. 9 June 2009. Archived from the original on 14 July 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Now Available on Steam - Neighbours from Hell Compilation, 25% off!". Steam. Valve Corporation. 7 November 2013. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  3. ^ Sykes, Tom (17 October 2013). "Steam Greenlight approves 37 more titles, including Ikaruga, TowerClimb, Steam Marines". PC Gamer. Future plc. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Neighbors from Hell 1 and 2 out now on Mac App Store". THQ Nordic. 22 June 2017. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2020.

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