Space Harrier II

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Atari ST
ZX Spectrum
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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.


Space Harrier II Windows Title screen
Space Harrier II Genesis the game plays out pretty much the same way as the original Space Harrier
Space Harrier II Commodore 64 Another bonus round
Space Harrier II Amstrad CPC Fly and shoot.

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

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis May, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 72 out of 100 72
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1990 8 out of 12 67
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1990 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 7.6 out of 12 63
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 61 out of 100 61
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 19, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40


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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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