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 Windows Mission briefing
Space Harrier II Genesis Hope City
Space Harrier II Amstrad CPC Start of the level.
Space Harrier II Commodore 64 Stage 4 - the giant robots are familiar from Space Harrier

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

The Games Machine (UK) Genesis Jun, 1989 85 out of 100 85
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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1989 27 out of 40 68
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 55 out of 100 55
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 19, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
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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