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Space Harrier II

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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 Commodore 64 Stage 9 - a new type enemy: crabs
Space Harrier II Genesis Zero Polis (..are more or less the same throught-out,..)
Space Harrier II Commodore 64 Blasting through plants and aliens
Space Harrier II Genesis these pillars are hard to not run into

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. Genesis Guy Chapman (1744)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1990 825 out of 1000 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis May, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1989 27 out of 40 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1990 8 out of 12 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 7.6 out of 12 63
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 61 out of 100 61
The Video Game Critic Genesis 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.
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