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Stakes Winner 2. What do you think of it?
Horses? On the Neo Geo? AGAIN?! Horses? On the Neo Geo? AGAIN?! 0%[0 Votes]
Just like the predecessor, never played it. Just like the predecessor, never played it. 50%[2 Votes]
I rather ride fat hookers than the horses in this game. Terrible. I rather ride fat hookers than the horses in this game. Terrible. 0%[0 Votes]
Average, nothing new on the race track. Average, nothing new on the race track. 0%[0 Votes]
Better than the prequel, I like it! Better than the prequel, I like it! 25%[1 Vote]
Again... Legendary horses... return! Again... Legendary horses... return! 25%[1 Vote]
Total Votes : 4
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Stakes Winner 2 - Game of the Week
Murikov
Welcome to the Game of the Week!

Neeeigh! A sequel to a well received Horce racing game? On the Neo Geo?! Indeed, Saurus once more took the horsey path of gaming and decided to release a successor to the title from 1995.

So what's new on the race track? In addition to the A (acceleration) and B (use crop) buttons, there is now a C button that activates certain special powers like giving a horse a boost of energy near the finish line. Between races, the won money can be used to upgrade the horse's statistics or purchase special powers. The known bonus levels are also different and now allows the player to work on training a specific attribute on your horse. Furthermore the graphics and artwork have been slightly improved.

It's interesting that Saurus and SNK again decided to release the game for all sorts of consoles, including the Sega Saturn and Playstation.

The only thing left to ask is if it's politically correct to use electrical zappers instead of horse whips? PETA, help!

Stakes Winner 2

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Genre: Sports / Horse Racing
Players: 2
Size: 178 MEGS
Released on: MVS, AES, SAT, PSX, Wii

Brief Description:

Stakes Winner 2 is a 2D horse racing game released in 1996. Choosing from one of the game's selection of horses, players must compete in a series of races on different tracks to earn money and prestige. Each horse that players can select is rated according to speed, stamina, and burst. Money earned from winning races can be used to buy items to either upgrade a horse or to give a horse certain special abilities. To do that, players must visit a shop between each race. Horses can also be taken through certain bonus stages. After choosing what aspect of the horse to work on in the bonus stage, players can upgrade their horse's basic statistics if they complete the stage successfully.

Screenshots:

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Reviews:

Stakes Winner 2 review by Kazuya_UK
Stakes Winner 2 review by Tibe
Stakes Winner 2 review by Dan Elektro

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merlin
Poll option 3:

I rather ride fat hookers than the horses in this game. Terrible.


LOL

I bought this for Saturn since there wasn't an NGCD release. Haven't played it for a while but from what I remember it seemed a bit better than the first game. I do quite like the Stakes Winner games and it's nice to have a few races now and then but I can't really see myself sitting for hours playing this. Perhaps I'll get into it more in the future. Would be interesting to try out the two player mode.

I doubt that Saurus games like Ragnagard, Stakes Winner and Stakes Winner 2 were ever
hugely popular so it's strange that they were deemed worthy of a home release and Shock
Troopers, which has much wider appeal, wasn't.
 
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