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'''''Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2''''' is a platform action game developed and published by [[Capcom]] on 1993-12-10 for the [[NES]]. In the game you play Chip and Dale as they attempt to foil the plans of the evil villain Fat Cat with help from the other Rescue Rangers from [[Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers|the cartoon]].
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'''''Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2''''' is a platform action game developed and published by [[Capcom]] on 1993-12-10 for the [[Nintendo Entertainment System|NES]] as the sequel to ''[[Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers (video game)|Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers]]''. In the game you play Chip and Dale as they attempt to foil the plans of the evil villain Fat Cat with help from the other Rescue Rangers from [[Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers|the cartoon]].
  
I didn't play Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 when it came out. Having jumped on the [[SNES]] hype, I stopped paying attention to NES releases. When NES emulators became a possibility, I started playing some of my old favorite games and looking though the back catalog of games I had missed. Having beat the first [[Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers (video game)|Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers]] the same day I rented it, I wasn't too interested in the sequel, and, seeing that it functioned very similarly to the original in an emulator, I didn't bother with it for years. However, wanting to increase my total of finished games, I decided to try my hand at it. On my first play-through, I made it to the second-to-last stage, and, in my second attempt, on 2018-11-03, I beat the game without needing to continue.
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I didn't play ''Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2'' when it came out. Having jumped on the [[SNES]] bandwagon in 1991, I stopped paying attention to NES releases, so I didn't even know this game existed until I learned about NES emulators and found a ROM. Having beaten the first game the same day I rented it, I wasn't too interested in the sequel. I booted it up in an emulator and saw that it was basically an identical game, so I didn't bother with it for years. However, wanting to increase my total of finished games, I decided to try my hand at it. On my first play-through, I made it to the second-to-last stage, and, in my second attempt, on 2018-11-03, I beat the game without needing to continue.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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* '''Overall:''' 4/10
 
* '''Overall:''' 4/10
 
* '''Best Version:''' NES
 
* '''Best Version:''' NES
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{{Spoilers}}
  
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
 
* The game plays as a competent 8-bit era platformer.
 
* The game plays as a competent 8-bit era platformer.
* The cut-scenes help captures the fun and excitement of the cartoon.
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* The cut-scenes help capture the fun and excitement of the cartoon.
* The graphics are well-drawn.
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* The graphics are well-drawn, and the palettes used in the backgrounds are really good.
* The music fits the game's theme, and it nicely incorporates the cartoon's theme song.
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* The upbeat music fits the game's theme, and the composer nicely incorporated the cartoon's theme song.
 
* I like that you are able to increase your hit points by collecting R&R plaques.
 
* I like that you are able to increase your hit points by collecting R&R plaques.
 
* The mini-game between levels is a nice addition.
 
* The mini-game between levels is a nice addition.
 
* I like how, instead of a fifth heart, you get a giant heart.
 
* I like how, instead of a fifth heart, you get a giant heart.
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* The two-player simultaneous cooperative play is a well made.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
 
* The game is too easy. I beat it on my second attempt. I know it was made for kids, but even kids deserve a better challenge.
 
* The game is too easy. I beat it on my second attempt. I know it was made for kids, but even kids deserve a better challenge.
* The difficulty curve is a bit skewed in some spots. The mine cart section is quite difficult, and the penultimate boss is also very hard.
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* The difficulty curve is a bit skewed in some spots. For example, the mine cart section is quite difficult because it's so easy to fall off, and the penultimate boss is also very hard.
 
* The R&R plaques are a bit more thematic than the flowers from the first game, but I still think the designers could have come up with something better.
 
* The R&R plaques are a bit more thematic than the flowers from the first game, but I still think the designers could have come up with something better.
* You can only increase you life by 2 hearts making it pointless to collect plaques in the second half of the game. The extra plaques are there to allow two players to get full hearts, but it would have been nice to offer some sort of reward to a single player game.
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* You can only increase your life by two more hearts. If you're playing a solo game, you'll reach that before the halfway point, making it pointless to collect any more plaques. It would have been nice to offer some sort of reward to continue collecting them.
* Zipper looks a bit jacked in this game.
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* Zipper looks a bit evil in this game.
 
* The ending is very anti-climactic.
 
* The ending is very anti-climactic.
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* The game is very similar to the first, a bit too similar really. It's more like playing a level expansion than a new game.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
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==Media==
 
==Media==
 
===Boxes===
 
===Boxes===
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All of the boxes use the same artwork, just with variations on the graphic layout around it. The art is well-painted, but it's a little wrong because this game doesn't include the apples from the first game.
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Japan.jpg|Japan.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - USA.jpg|USA.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Germany.jpg|Germany.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Full Art.png|Full art.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
===Documentation===
 
===Documentation===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Manual.pdf|Manual.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
===Maps===
 
===Maps===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Map - 1.png|Level 1.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Map - 2.png|Level 2.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Map - 3.png|Level 3.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Map - 4.png|Level 4.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Map - 5.png|Level 5.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Map - 6.png|Level 6.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Map - 7.png|Level 7.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Map - 8.png|Level 8.
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Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - Map - 9.png|Level 9.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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==Links==
 
==Links==
* [https://www.mobygames.com/game/nes/disneys-chip-n-dale-rescue-rangers-2 mobygames.com/game/nes/disneys-chip-n-dale-rescue-rangers-2] - MobyGames.
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{{Link|MobyGames|https://www.mobygames.com/game/nes/disneys-chip-n-dale-rescue-rangers-2}}
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip_%27n_Dale_Rescue_Rangers_2 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip_%27n_Dale_Rescue_Rangers_2] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip_%27n_Dale_Rescue_Rangers_2}}
* [https://tcrf.net/Chip_%27n_Dale_Rescue_Rangers_2 tcrf.net/Chip_%27n_Dale_Rescue_Rangers_2] - The Cutting Room Floor.
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{{Link|TCRF|https://tcrf.net/Chip_%27n_Dale_Rescue_Rangers_2}}
  
  
 
[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
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[[Category: Video Game Prime Order - Action, Adventure, Strategy]]
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[[Category: Video Game Genre - Tie-In]]
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[[Category: Media Theme - Fantasy]]
 
[[Category: NES Games]]
 
[[Category: NES Games]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Games I've Beaten]]
 
[[Category: Games I've Beaten]]
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[[Category: Multi-Player]]
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[[Category: Multi-Player Co-op]]

Revision as of 13:05, 11 November 2019

North American box art.

Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 is a platform action game developed and published by Capcom on 1993-12-10 for the NES as the sequel to Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers. In the game you play Chip and Dale as they attempt to foil the plans of the evil villain Fat Cat with help from the other Rescue Rangers from the cartoon.

I didn't play Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 when it came out. Having jumped on the SNES bandwagon in 1991, I stopped paying attention to NES releases, so I didn't even know this game existed until I learned about NES emulators and found a ROM. Having beaten the first game the same day I rented it, I wasn't too interested in the sequel. I booted it up in an emulator and saw that it was basically an identical game, so I didn't bother with it for years. However, wanting to increase my total of finished games, I decided to try my hand at it. On my first play-through, I made it to the second-to-last stage, and, in my second attempt, on 2018-11-03, I beat the game without needing to continue.

Status

I do not own this game, but I have beaten it.

Review

  • Overall: 4/10
  • Best Version: NES

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The game plays as a competent 8-bit era platformer.
  • The cut-scenes help capture the fun and excitement of the cartoon.
  • The graphics are well-drawn, and the palettes used in the backgrounds are really good.
  • The upbeat music fits the game's theme, and the composer nicely incorporated the cartoon's theme song.
  • I like that you are able to increase your hit points by collecting R&R plaques.
  • The mini-game between levels is a nice addition.
  • I like how, instead of a fifth heart, you get a giant heart.
  • The two-player simultaneous cooperative play is a well made.

Bad

  • The game is too easy. I beat it on my second attempt. I know it was made for kids, but even kids deserve a better challenge.
  • The difficulty curve is a bit skewed in some spots. For example, the mine cart section is quite difficult because it's so easy to fall off, and the penultimate boss is also very hard.
  • The R&R plaques are a bit more thematic than the flowers from the first game, but I still think the designers could have come up with something better.
  • You can only increase your life by two more hearts. If you're playing a solo game, you'll reach that before the halfway point, making it pointless to collect any more plaques. It would have been nice to offer some sort of reward to continue collecting them.
  • Zipper looks a bit evil in this game.
  • The ending is very anti-climactic.
  • The game is very similar to the first, a bit too similar really. It's more like playing a level expansion than a new game.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Boxes

All of the boxes use the same artwork, just with variations on the graphic layout around it. The art is well-painted, but it's a little wrong because this game doesn't include the apples from the first game.

Documentation

Maps

Videos

Titles

Language Native Transliteration Translation
English Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers 2
Japanese チップとデールの大作戦2 Chippu to Deru no Daisakusen 2 Chip and Dale's Mission 2

Links

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