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Gremlins 2 (NES)

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Title Screen

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Also known as: Gremlins 2: Shinshu Tanjou (JP)
Developer: Sunsoft
Publisher: Sunsoft
Platform: NES
Released in JP: December 14, 1990
Released in US: October 1990
Released in EU: February 21, 1991


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

Gremlins 2 is an NES game based on the 1990 movie of the same name.

Unused Graphics

Gremlins 2 (NES)-unknown cutscene sprite.png

This is the Clamp Cable Network logo from the movie.

Full Cutscene Music

The cutscene tune runs a total of 44 seconds, but the last 12 seconds are never used during gameplay.

Sound Test

Gremlins Sound Test.png

In the Japanese version, press A + Start at the title screen to be brought to a sound test.

Regional Differences

Title Screen

US Europe Japan
Nesgremlins2-title.png Gremlins EU Password.png Gremlins Japanese Title.png

The title screen was changed for the Japanese version. The European title is identical to the US one, save for a single very important space added to the word "PASSWORD".

Password Screen

US/Europe Japan
Gremlins USA Password.png Gremlins JP Password.png

In the US and European versions, the password screen is on the title screen. In the Japanese version, there is a separate screen for the passwords. Note that the space in "PASSWORD" disappears when you actually choose the option in the European version.

Miscellaneous Differences

  • In the Japanese version, you replenish one heart after each level.
  • In the Japanese version, the frag mine enemy's hitbox is slightly larger, making it harder to avoid.

Level/Room Differences

Stage 2-2

US/Europe Japan
Gremlins2-Stage22-INT.png Gremlins2-Stage22-JP.png

There are significantly fewer spikes and pits in the Japanese version.

Stage 2-3

Unlike in the US and European version, Mohawk is able to hit Gizmo in his starting position in the Japanese version (and the prototype).