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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Grandslam's Space Harrier II on the ST is so good a conversion, it makes the Megadrive redundant... until Sega comes up with the next generation of 16-bit blasters on its megadeck. The only thing Space Harrier II lacks is depth of gameplay - but that factor has never deterred any Space Harrier fan before.
The Games Machine (UK)
To get the bad news over with, the good old giant chessboard ground doesn't work very well. It's fine in the foreground and moves smoothly (if a little slowly), but towards the horizon perspective is strange and unnatural. Although sprite 3-D is jerky, it's quite fast and definition is very good. Music is good and there's a sampled scream and an enthusiastic 'Get ready!'.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Although Space Harrier II is a very slick and faithful conversion of the Megadrive game, featuring colourful, fast and smooth 3D graphics and decent sounds, it doesn't really have anything new to offer. Okay, so you've got a new set of aliens to blast, but really it's just the same as the previous game. Still, if you can't get enough of Space Harrier, or missed out on the original, this is about the best version you're likely to see on the ST.
Wer im Kampf um begehrte Spielautomaten-Lizenzen den kürzeren gezogen hat (oder nicht so viel Geld ausgeben wollte), der greift einfach auf japanische Videospiel-Hits zurück.
Dedicated fans of the coin-op are the only ones who stand to gain anything from Space Harrier ll because the "updated" version only offers a new set of levels instead of standing up as a game in its own right - a fact which won't attract much interest from the casual shoot-'em-up player and which will almost certainly condemn the game to the obscurity it so richly deserves.