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Strider 2 (Atari ST)

Strider 2 Atari ST Title screen


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Strider has been called into action to save the people of the planet Magenta, armed with a Gyro laser and matter converter. He must fight his way through a forest, a ruined city, underground colonies, a roof-top battle, and finally the prison ship in which the Megantan leader is held.

The gameplay is similar to the original, consisting of running, jumping and attacking, with a very dynamic central character. The laser gun can be used while standing still; moving attacks with the sword are still possible, with the two weapons combining similarly to the Switchblade games. Tokens can be collected, which will turn you into a robot to face the end-of-level enemies if enough are collected.


Strider 2 Atari ST Jumping attacks!
Strider 2 Atari ST Facing the boss as a cyborg!
Strider 2 Atari ST Strider-man, Strider-man, does whatever a spider can...
Strider 2 Atari ST Level two has a distinct flavour.

Alternate Titles

  • "Strider II" -- European SEGA Mega Drive + Master System title
  • "Journey From Darkness: Strider Returns" -- Alternate Title

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The Press Says

The Atari Times Aug 23, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Jan, 1991 59 out of 100 59


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The cover art for the Genesis, Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System versions was painted by Julie Bell and is entitled Night Of The Killer Mechs.


  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Platform Game in 1990 (Atari ST)

Martin Smith (63134) added Strider 2 (Atari ST) on Sep 04, 2004
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