3 billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare, the war against the machines...
It has raged endlessly for three decades...but the tide is turning. The human Resistance scores greater victories with every day.
SKYNET-the supercomputer responsible for the nuclear holocaust and that controls the machines-has been forced into a last desperate effort to destroy its enemy. It has sent two terminators back through time to eliminate the future leader of the Resistance...John Connor.
The first terminator was programmed to strike his mother, Sarah Connor, in the year 1984...before he was born. It failed.
The second-a T-1000 Advanced Prototype-was sent to strike John himself when he was 10 years old.
As before, the Resistance must send a lone warrior to protect him.
The only question is who will reach John first: the T-1000 or you...a Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 T-800 Terminator captured and reprogrammed by the Resistance? Your skin of living tissue allows you to blend in with humans unnoticed while your metal endoskeleton provides virtual invincibility. Your lethal efficiency as a terminator makes you, a machine, the only warrior who can save John and mankind!
--From the Gameboy T2: The Arcade Game instruction manual.