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Space Harrier II (Genesis)

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Description

Space Harrier II follows (very closely) in the footsteps of its predecessor and involves you (a Space Harrier) going off to save "Fantasy Land". This combined with the many flashing gaudy colors the game throws at you leads me to believe that it was born out of a bad acid trip.

There are 13 stages to complete by jetting around and blasting bad guys and bosses as they approach. The game is played from behind the main character and the landscape rushes up in 3D similar to the effect used in many car games such as Outrun.

The game uses many of the enemies and bosses from the first Space Harrier, but adds an array of new ones as well.

Screenshots

Space Harrier II Genesis Fors Yard
Space Harrier II Genesis Monark
Space Harrier II Genesis Graddha
Space Harrier II Genesis title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "スペースハリアーII" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A Great Game To Begin A System With. Guy Chapman (1744) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1989 10 out of 12 83
Mean Machines Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Sega-16.com Jul 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1989 27 out of 40 68
The Video Game Critic Sep 09, 2001 F 0

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Trivia

Mega Drive Japanese launch title

Space Harrier II, along with Super Thunder Blade, was one of the two titles available for the Sega Mega Drive upon its original Japanese launch in October 1988.
Tibes80 (1495) added Space Harrier II (Genesis) on Jan 02, 2003
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