The Goonies II (NES)

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The Goonies II
Goonies 2 - NES - USA.jpg
Platform: NES
Year: 1987
Developer: Konami Corporation
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For other games in the series, see The Goonies.

The Goonies II adds onto the plot of the first game while loosely sticking to the theme of the movie. The Fratellis have broken out of prison and kidnapped your Goonie buddies and hidden them in their underground hideout. As an added (highly bizarre) twist, the Fratellis have also kidnapped your mermaid friend, Annie.

You play Mikey and you must search through the hideout and rescue the Goonies. Most of the game plays in an action-packed platform standard with ladders and lots of jumping, but you will also have to navigate through a series of 3D passageways. The map is quite open which allows you to visit most of the game early on, but certain areas require special equipment to get to. There is a large amount of items to collect and you become more powerful as you find them.

The only real downfall of this game is the annoyance of having to search through the passageways. In order to find all the secrets, every single room must be searched eleven different ways (hit 5 surfaces, hammer 5 surfaces, and use glasses). While most of the items found in this way aren't necessary to complete the game, a couple necessary items can only be found through this tedious method of searching. Aside from this vice, the game is a lot of fun.

Many of the game's staff would later go on to develop Getsufuu Maden (FC) which was released later the same year.



The title screen.


Ducking under Francis Fratelli's bullets.


Exploring the confusing 3D tunnels.


Spiders and ravens occupy the basement.


Made it down into the caverns.


The sub-screen.


The music is on par with the first game. It features two up-beat versions of Cyndi Lauper's, "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" as well as several original tunes. The original game was scored by Satoe Terashima (of Castlevania (NES) fame). However, the second game features new music by Hidenori Maezawa, who would play a prominent role in Konami's NES audio.

Maezawa coded the music in 6502 assembly on a terminal computer, that was assembled onto the NES for playback.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 The Goonies 'R' Good Enough Cyndi Lauper, Broughton Lunt, Aurthur SteadSatoe Terashima, Hidenori Maezawa 1:45
02 The Goonies 'R' Good Enough (Variant) Cyndi Lauper, Broughton Lunt, Aurthur SteadSatoe Terashima, Hidenori Maezawa 1:33
03 Passageways Hidenori MaezawaHidenori Maezawa 0:48
04 Friend Hidenori MaezawaHidenori Maezawa 0:22
05 Basement Hidenori MaezawaHidenori Maezawa 1:14
06 Caverns Hidenori MaezawaHidenori Maezawa 2:30
07 Ice Caves Hidenori MaezawaHidenori Maezawa 1:35
08 Underwater Hidenori MaezawaHidenori Maezawa 1:31
09 Game Over Hidenori MaezawaHidenori Maezawa 0:06
10 Password Entry Hidenori MaezawaHidenori Maezawa 0:34
11 Rescued Annie Hidenori MaezawaHidenori Maezawa 0:49



The screenshot was taken from the hidden credits in the Japanese release. The prototype had credits hidden that could be activated by pressing A+B+Down on controller 2 while using the Transmitter. The credits remained in the official Japanese release, but since controller 2 input was turned off, you have to reactivate it by hacking the ROM. The credits were completely removed from the USA and PAL releases. Satoe Terashima is credited as an arranger since she made the original arrangements of The Goonies 'R' Good Enough in the first game, and Cyndi Lauper, Broughton Lunt, and Aurthur Stead are included because they composed The Goonies 'R' Good Enough.

In addition, Hidenori Maezawa lists Goonies II in his works list on his Picnic website:

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  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: グーニーズ 2:フラッテリー最後の挑戦 (The Goonies 2: The Fratelli's Last Challenge)
Platform: Famicom
Released: 1987-03-18
Publisher: Konami Industry Co. Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
Goonies 2 - NES - USA.jpg
Title: The Goonies II
Platform: NES
Released: 1987-11-??
Publisher: Konami, Inc.
  UK.svg   UK
Goonies 2 - NES - UK.jpg
Title: The Goonies II
Platform: NES
Released: 1988-12-19
Publisher: Konami ?
  Australia.svg   Australia
Title: The Goonies II
Platform: NES
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Konami ?


The Goonies
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Notable Songs The Goonies 'R' Good Enough
Notable Personnel Cyndi Lauper • Broughton Lunt • Aurthur Stead • Satoe Terashima
Notable Companies DataSoft • Konami