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Strider (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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The year is 2089 AD. In Russia, the evil Grand Master Meio has begun his insane plot to take over the universe. A lone figure drops from a stealth glider into Meio's base. He is Hiryu, Super A-Class Strider. His mission is to defeat the Grand Master and put an end to his plotting once and for all.

Converted from the classic arcade game, Strider lets the protagonist run, jump, perform acrobatics and climb walls and overhangs. He wields a plasma sword, called a Cypher, through five levels fighting robots and guards, with mid- and end-level bosses.


Strider Genesis All of the members of the governing council merge into a mechanical serpent monster.
Strider Genesis This is a weird anti-gravity challenge where Hiryu spins around this mechanical core whilst destroying it.
Strider Genesis Entering the chamber of the first level boss.
Strider Genesis Fight a mechanical dinosaur.

Alternate Titles

  • "ストライダー飛竜" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Strider Hiryū" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Defunct Games Apr 02, 2012 A+ 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Sega Force Nov, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Mean Machines Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92 Jun 29, 2004 9 out of 10 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Dec 17, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Mar 03, 2010 16 out of 20 80
HonestGamers Dec 21, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Mar, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Dec, 1990 68 out of 100 68


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Differences between versions

Strider for the Playstation is a port of the original arcade game, and is included on a separate bonus disc with Strider 2. TurboGrafx CD version of the game adds one extra-level, the desert. Also cutscenes and voice-overs were changed and music was remixed in redbook audio.

Strider Manga Series

Strider is originally based off a manga series published in 1988 co-owned by Capcom.

Unreleased SAM Coupé version

When the SAM Coupé computer (which was derived from the Spectrum but had similar graphics power to 16-bit machines) was launched, US Gold declared that "If, as with Strider, we've already produced a games across all common formats, all we have to do is simply take the code from the Speccy version and the graphics from the ST and sort of mix them together. This should take one bloke around two weeks at most". Whether this was the case or not (and it doesn't sound like good programming practice), the game was never converted to the system.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith, Zovni and GTramp

Related Web Sites

  • Strider Otaku (Strider page with loads of information and assorted goods.)
PCGamer77 (3028) added Strider (Genesis) on Jun 08, 2002
Other platforms contributed by GTramp (28714), Tibes80 (1495), _-_ (2292), Zovni (9384), Martin Smith (63197), Terok Nor (17854), Macintrash (2516) and *Katakis* (37494)