User reviews for StarTropics II: Zoda's Revenge
7.5 / 10Combined Score
Controls still aren't perfect. Difficulty's still a little too high. Subpar music and sound effects.
The sequel to Nintendo's over-hyped "StarTropics" had several great improvements over the original. First up, the storyline was a bit deeper and longer, focusing more on the return of the evil Zoda rather than the hero, Mike Jones, trying to just find his missing relative. There's more variety in gameplay and new items to use, although Mike's still got his trusty yo-yo in hand too. Additionally, Mike can now move diagonally as he travels through the areas of the game, a feature very sorely lacking in the first StarTropics, a nice addition to much-improved controls. Although much improved, they're not perfect, and those using turbo controllers will still have issues trying to use rapid-fire.
The graphics get a slight facelift as the camera seems to zoom out a little bit mor...