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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 Genesis Hell Peak
Space Harrier II Commodore 64 Boss Nr 12 looks similar to boss Nr 3
Space Harrier II Arcade Blast the aliens.
Space Harrier II Arcade Flying and fighting.

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)

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Genesis Jun, 1989 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis May, 1989 10 out of 12 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1990 819 out of 1000 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1989 27 out of 40 68
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 61 out of 100 61
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 55 out of 100 55
IGN Wii Feb 16, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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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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