Splatter House 2

Splatter House 2
a game by Namco Ltd.
Genres: Action, Fighting Games, Platformer
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 6.8/10, based on 5 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Splatter House Games

If you're a Genesis owner with a fancy for horror, stop, look, and listen. You're gonna' love what Namco's whipped up in their development laboratory.

Rick, star of the original gushy, gooey Splatterhouse for the TurboGrafx-16, is back for an encore performance in Splatterhouse 2 for the Genesis. Once again, Rick's trapped inside the Mayan Mask of Terror. He must endure the questionable good/evil powers of the mask and use them to rescue Jennifer from the evil spirits who've captured her in Part One.

Only in Your Nightmares

Namco welcomes you to this nightmarish action/adventure with a creepy animated sequence. It first re-hashes the original Splatterhouse story, and then sets the scene for Part Two.

There are nine stages in this blood and gore marathon. Your fun begins when you wake-up in the yard outside the house where Jennifer's trapped. Barely out of your comatose state, you're immediately greeted by the unwelcoming committee! They're a ghoulish-looking gang with a passion for nibbling on limbs.


  • Destroy the Stage One boss by positioning yourself beneath its belly and hammering it over and over again.
  • Wait until the Stage Two boss spits out a purple blob. Just as the blob flies towards you, bust a jump kick into the creature's eye.
  • You can safely walk across these spikes, as long as they aren't fully protruding.

Brute Strength

Feeling offended by the carnivorous greeting?! No problemo. You've got the physique of a hormone-pumped Mr. Universe, plus the agile moves of a dancer. Your talents include: body-caving Punches, Low Kicks, Slide Kicks, and Jump Kicks. Put together, these moves make you a force to be reckoned with.

In some stages, you come across an item (a Pipe, a Bone, or a Potassium Bomb) or a weapon (a Shotgun or a Chainsaw), which you can pick up and use for protection. However, don't expect these formidable aids to make your journey a cake walk. Each item and weapon is available on a temporary basis, and they can't be used in combat against stage bosses.

The Pitter Patter of Splattering Feet

Once you make your way through the "garden of bleedin", it's back into the house of horrors via a secret elevator.

From here you fight your way through various rooms in the house. About halfway through the house, you encounter Jennifer's spirit. Don't let this fool you into thinking you've won the war. Just as you reach out to grab her -- WHOOSE -- she's snatched back into the pits of doom. Party on to the murky swamp and a psychedelic pit of purple flames.

If a skull-ghost grabs you when you travel through Stage Four, stop and wait for it to retreat The ghosts have a reverse effect on your gameplay controls. Attempting to move may confuse you and cause you to fall into a pit.

Flesh-Eating Fun

Aside from the occasional severed arm and man-eating tadpole, the majority of your battles are fought against three main types of creatures: Zombies, Screaming Mimis, and Ghouls. When you hear the Mimis scream, you'd swear V they'd voice trained with Michael Jackson. The Zombies and the Ghouls, on the other hand, are just plain foul. Their collective forte' is spitting rotting gobs of flesh at you. Yum, yum! One-on-one, these creatures aren't terribly menacing. Unfortunately, they tend to travel in packs. This makes the going pretty rough. However, you soon come to appreciate these large gangs of enemies, especially if you love a good “gross-out.” Each time you deal a fatal blow to a creature you get the fully detailed, technicolor effect of them splatting and oozing in every direction. Pretty cool stuff!

  • Remain one step ahead of the octopus in Stage Four by making multiple Slide Kicks.
  • Keep a close eye on these glass cases. If one begins to vibrate, take it as a sign. A Zombie is about to break out and attack.

Good to the Last Chop

If you missed out on the fun of the original Splatterhouse, don't miss out on Splatterhouse 2. It's a bit on the gooey side, but don't let that bother you. If you can't appreciate Splatterhouse's gross- out factor, you can surely appreciate its other redeeming qualities, which include awesome graphics, neato sound effects and music, mondo challenge, and nonthumb-threatening character control.

If you've ever wanted to seek revenge on all those early childhood closet monsters, now's your chance to do it vicariously through Splattertiouse 2. Good to the last splat!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

  • Manufacturer: Namco
  • Machine: Genesis
  • Theme: Action
  • Available: July 1992
  • No. of Levels: 8

Splatterhouse 2 is here and there is nothing quite like it! Your girlfriend has been sucked into a different realm through the Pit of Death. Now it is up to Rick, the hero, to save her. Armed with fists, feet and wit, Rick will battle the slimiest, most disgusting creatures ever seen on a home game! You can pick up various items like sticks, shotguns, and chain saws to make your work even more enjoyable!

People say:


It's great to see a sequel to what is one of my favorite arcade and home games. The Genesis does a nice job of conveying a ghoulish mood, with just the right settings and a great nation of music and incredibly gross graphics. The action is pretty straightforward, but the execution and look of this game is totally unique.


A fantastic sequel to a great game. It is good that Namco decided to keep the gore in as otherwise it would have lost a lot. Definitely not an easy game as it is set on the hard side. The music is exceptional as it fits in with the theme of the game. Overall an excellent game and the best Genesis game so far this year


Splatterhouse 2 is one of the better action games available for the Genesis. The game play could use a little work, especially concerned how the main character jumps. The graphics are as gross as possible on a 16-Bit system and the sounds are eerie. The voices are kind of cheesy but overall an above average cart.


If Splatterhouse 2 had a little better control, it would be a hot title. As it is, it is only above average. Still, if you want a good gross-out game, this is the one! Exploding stomachs, enemies cut in two, characters eaten alive, and even more foes squashed into a gooey mess of protoplasm, what more could a kid ask for?

  • Manufacturer: Namco
  • Machine: Genesis
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: July 1992
  • No. of Levels: 8
  • Theme: Action

The Splat is Back!

Namco has released a sequel to the original Splatterhouse for the TurboGrafx-16 system. Splatterhouse 2 is here for the Genesis.

This 8-Meg cart is packed full of intense action. The Pit of Death has sucked your girlfriend into the realm of darkness, and you must get her back. Fight your way through various levels of bloody action. Start the journey to the enchanted forest where your girlfriend is being held captive.

Throughout the game, you will encounter various creatures that you must defeat to complete your journey. Be sure to take the items given to you along the way to make the battle a little easier. The game is also filled with numerous hidden rooms, so keep an eye out for them.

TurboGrafx-16 players and arcade vets know Splatterhouse. Namco did the original programming. If you survived the grisly gaming in those systems, you know that Rick rescued Jennifer from the West mansion, that is, Splatterhouse. This version takes place three months after Rick's escape. He's plagued by nightmares starring Jennifer and the terror mask, which endows him with slasher strength. That's all we know, but you can bet Jennifer's headed for more ghoulish trouble. Nine levels with ghastly bosses, unusual bloodthirsty enemies, brand new slasher weapons, and eight megs of gore galore. Sounds fun.

Splatterhouse is a beat 'em up arcade game, released by Namco.

Splatterhouse and its sequels are considered a pioneering series in the horror genre of gaming, which would later lead to the creation of the genre known as "survival horror". Due to its violent nature as well as some questionable enemies, Splatterhouse was the first game to ever get a parental advisory disclaimer in 1988 (four years before Midway's Mortal Kombat would be released).

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