Dr. Killbait, a mad scientist, has succeeded in resurrecting one of the eight ancient dragons, endangering the country of Hyneld. After witnessing the dragon's attack on the castle, Robin Salford who is the captain of the king's knights, knows he must take action. His two comrades are killed, and the princess Patricia, Robin's adoptive sister, is nowhere to be seen. Robin is determined to find Patricia and stop Dr. Killbait. Thus begins his journey around the world, hoping to find friends who will help him on his perilous quest.
Startling Odyssey II is not a sequel, but a prequel to the first game, with Robin Solford being the father of the previous game's hero. The game is set in a predominantly medieval fantasy-themed world with a touch of sci-fi, and plays like a traditional Japanese RPG. The player navigates a party of characters on a top-down overworld, visiting cities and dungeon-like areas. Enemies are encountered randomly. Battles are viewed from isometric perspective, with an "auto" option to speed up combat.
Previously only available in Japanese for the PC Engine, Startling Odyssey II has been translated to English and is fully playable on your TurboGrafx-16 Super CD or TurboDuo!