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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 Commodore 64 Stage 3 - seashells and long-legged frogs
Space Harrier II Genesis stage 1: Stuna Area
Space Harrier II ZX Spectrum Main menu
Space Harrier II Genesis Hell Peak

Promo Images

Space Harrier II Screenshot
Space Harrier II Screenshot
Space Harrier II Screenshot
Space Harrier II Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Space Harrier II Classic" -- iOS and Android release title
  • "スペースハリアーII" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

A Great Game To Begin A System With. Genesis Guy Chapman (2002)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Genesis Jun, 1989 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1990 825 out of 1000 82
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
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1990 8 out of 12 67
Raze Genesis Jan, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 55 out of 100 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 23, 2007 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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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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