Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a 1990 NES game that was developed and published by SunSoft. Based on the film of the same name, it puts the player in the role of Gizmo, a mogwai that must fend off an army of Gremlins and help his human friend Billy stop them from running amok.
Gremlins 2 is played from a top-down perspective. In most of the game’s stages, the player, as Gizmo, must explore the area and reach the goal while defeating enemies, avoiding traps such as spiked floors, and jumping over gaps. The remaining stages consist solely of boss fights in which Gizmo must do battle with a gremlin. As the player progresses through the game, Gizmo will acquire more and more powerful weapons, starting with simple tomatoes and eventually upgrading to a bow, and ultimately explosive arrows.
Most stages feature a shop that allows Gizmo to spend points on items and power-ups, including health restoration and balloons that allow him to temporarily recover if he falls into a pit.