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Strider 2 (PlayStation)

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In a future ruled by tyranny and evil, a lone Strider named Hiryu must use his sharply honed skills to fight for justice and peace, and defeat the Grandmaster, an evil dictator who has taken over the world.

Strider 2 is a fast-paced, arcade-style action game. Unlike its predecessor, it features 2D animations placed on 3D backgrounds. There is a range of new moves including a double jump, backward somersault and dash, which allows him to perform longer jumps. He also has the ability to boost his weapon, the Cypher sword, enabling it to release homing plasma waves. There is also a Savage Slash attack, with random slashes.

There are numerous bonuses that can be collected in the levels. These either boost Strider's vitality, increase the power of his sword or increase the player's game score. Another addition to the game is a Boss Gauge which lets the player know how much energy the mid- or end of level boss has left before it dies.


Strider 2 PlayStation Destroying a turret.
Strider 2 PlayStation Antartic level
Strider 2 PlayStation The dragon on Neo Hong Kong
Strider 2 PlayStation "It is impossible to defeat our Lord!"

Alternate Titles

  • "ストライダー飛竜1&2" -- Japanese Spelling.
  • "Strider Hiryu 2" -- Japanese (original) title
  • "Strider Hiryu 1&2" -- Japanese Title.

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Mar 05, 2008 A- 91
Cheat Code Central Nov, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Game Critics Aug 14, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Mar 03, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Da Gameboyz Jul 06, 2004 7.2 out of 10 72 Jan 18, 2001 72 out of 100 72 Apr 29, 2006 69 out of 100 69
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet Oct, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Gaming Age Sep 14, 2004 C 50
Game Revolution Aug, 2000 C 50


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Due to an error, the disc labels for the North American release were switched. The original Strider is in fact on the Strider 2 disc, and the sequel is on the disc labeled "Strider".
Macintrash (2501) added Strider 2 (PlayStation) on Jul 06, 2001
Other platforms contributed by GTramp (40769) and Sciere (281780)