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Space Harrier II

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
66
3.4
Commodore 64
...
2.8
Windows
...
3.1
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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 soon it all gets really annoying
Space Harrier II Commodore 64 ... and then turns into a big cat
Space Harrier II Genesis this end of level boss looks awfully familiar
Space Harrier II Amstrad CPC Loading screen.

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 (1745)

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Genesis Jun, 1989 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1990 819 out of 1000 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 55 out of 100 55
IGN Wii Feb 16, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 19, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 17 out of 100 17
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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