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Encyclopedia > Heroes of Might and Magic II

Heroes of Might and Magic II (often called simply Heroes II or HoMM2) is the second installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic computer game series. It was developed by New World Computing and released in 1996 by The 3DO Company. Heroes of Might and Magic II Heroes of Might and Magic (sometimes called simply Heroes or HoMM) is a series of turn-based computer games by New World Computing, a division of The 3DO Company. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... This is a list of video game franchises organised alphabetically by name. ... New World Computing, Inc. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The 3DO Company (formerly THDO on the NASDAQ stock exchange), also known as 3DO, was founded in 1991 under the name SMSG, Inc. ...

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Major changes from the first part

Although Heroes of Might and Magic II is visually quite similar to the first installment of the series, it contains several important changes in the gameplay. Heroes of Might and Magic I (often called simply Heroes, Heroes I, HoMM) is the first installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic computer game series by New World Computing. ... Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. ...


Secondary skills

Heroes II adds a new type of hero skills — the secondary skills. While the first installment of the series only featured four characteristics (skills) of a hero (Attack, Defense, Spell Power and Knowledge), Heroes II adds a number of secondary characteristics. A hero can possess up to 8 different secondary skills, with each skill on one of three levels: Basic, Advanced and Expert. Secondary skills serve for various purposes: for example, the Wisdom secondary skill allows a hero to learn spells of level 3 and higher, and the Logistics skill increases the hero's movement ability over land. Some of the secondary skills resemble the special abilities of hero classes in the first part of the game (Scouting for Warlocks, Navigation for Sorceresses, etc.) When a hero gains a level-up (either by collecting experience or visiting special map locations), he receives a bonus to one of his primary skills, and a choice of 2 secondary skills to acquire or advance. A skill is an ability, usually learned, to perform actions. ... Look up Spell in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For spelling in linguistics, see orthography. ... Look up Experience in Wiktionary, the free dictionary This article discusses the general concept of experience. ...


New magic system

A new system for casting magic spells has been added in Heroes II. In the first installment of Heroes of Might and Magic, the Knowledge primary skill of each hero indicated how much spells a hero could memorize. For example, a hero with the Knowledge of 3 could gain the ability to cast any spell no more than 3 times. In HoMM2, this system was replaced with the spell points system: the hero memorizes the spell once and forever, but each spell requires a certain amount of spell points to be cast. The maximum amount of spell points a hero can have is usually determined by multiplying that hero's Knowledge skill by 10. So, for example, a hero with the Knowledge of 3 initially gets 30 spell points; after casting a spell which requires 8 spell points, he is left with 22. Normally, each hero restores 1 spell point every day. Magic: The Gathering. ... Look up Spell in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For spelling in linguistics, see orthography. ...


In addition, the number of levels of the Mage Guild was increased from 4 to 5.


Upgraded monsters

Heroes II features upgraded variants of some of the monsters. Many monster dwellings (for example, the Pikeman dwelling in the Knight castle) can be upgraded to provide advanced breeds of the corresponding monsters. Usually, the upgrade increases one or several of the monster's characteristics (such as Attack, Defense, Hit Points or Speed), but in some cases, the upgraded monsters receive valuable special abilities (for example, upgrading Vampires to Vampire Lords enable them to suck blood from their enemies, restoring their hit points). Regular types of monsters can be upgraded for a certain price at any town which has a corresponding upgraded dwelling built in it. Look up Upgrade on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Upgrading is the process of replacing an older thing with a newer thing. ... This article is about monsters as a kind of legendary creature. ...


Expansion pack

In 1997, Cyberlore Studios developed an expansion pack to Heroes II, titled Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Price of Loyalty. It included four additional campaigns, new standalone scenarios, several new artifacts and map objects. Later, 3DO released the original game and the expansion pack in one box labeled Heroes of Might and Magic II Gold. 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cyberlore Studios is a developer of computer games. ... An expansion pack is an addition to an existing game. ... The 3DO Company (formerly THDO on the NASDAQ stock exchange), also known as 3DO, was founded in 1991 under the name SMSG, Inc. ...


External links

  • Age of Heroes
  • Heroes of Might and Magic 2 / POL Expansion section
  • Heroes of Might and Magic II at MobyGames

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