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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 hit!
Space Harrier II Commodore 64 Blocky enemies
Space Harrier II Genesis Zero Polis (..are more or less the same throught-out,..)
Space Harrier II Windows First enemies

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 (1742)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1990 819 out of 1000 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis May, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 7.6 out of 12 63
Raze Genesis Jan, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 55 out of 100 55
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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