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 Amstrad CPC Start of the level.
Space Harrier II Arcade Blast the aliens.
Space Harrier II Genesis Fors Yard
Space Harrier II Genesis this end of level boss looks awfully familiar

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 (1743)

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) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1989 27 out of 40 68
Raze Genesis Jan, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 55 out of 100 55
ST Format Atari ST Apr, 1990 51 out of 100 51
IGN Wii Feb 16, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 23, 2007 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 17 out of 100 17

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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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