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Major Stryker (DOS)

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Description

Major Stryker is another of Apogee's attempts to make a commercial-level shareware game. It's a rather typical shoot-'em-up vertical scroller with EGA graphics.

Screenshots

Major Stryker DOS Water Zone - Descending to ground
Major Stryker DOS Space Station - Over Desert Planet
Major Stryker DOS Land Zone - Tunnels look really nice
Major Stryker DOS Ingame shot

Alternate Titles

  • "Strike Force" -- Working title
  • "Dr. Proton's Revenge" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Good times...good times. Archagon (103) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

PC Joker Oct, 1993 60 out of 100 60
Examiner May 27, 2014 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

Freeware release

Apogee released Major Stryker as freeware (without support) March 14th, 2006. The registered set can be downloaded at ftp://ftp.3drealms.com/freeware/strykerfw.zip.

Music

The first real appearance of the familiar "Apogee theme song" was in the game Major Stryker.

References

  • The hero, Harrison Stryker, is related to Duke Nukem, another character from Apogee games.
  • Several references to the movie Aliens are made in this game. Like the high score list is stocked by default with names of characters of this movie. And the line "Game over man" what the player will hear when he loses all his lives, is a direct lift from the same movie.
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Tomer Gabel (4380) added Major Stryker (DOS) on Aug 21, 1999