Players control The Master, a god-like spirit sent down from the heavens, and fight to eradicate evil from the land. This sequel to Actraiser focuses entirely on the side-scrolling action of the original, and has 14 levels with new monsters, new abilities, and new super powers.
You still control a Cloud Palace across a zoomable map of the world, choosing your next area of battle. In addition, many of the sound effects from the original game make their reappearance, as well as some hidden RPG elements.
Changes from the original Actraiser include the elimination of the Simcity/Populous village-building mode, a move from a battery-save to password-save system, and a new musical score.