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Strider

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Description

The year is 2089 AD. In Russia, the evil Grand Master Meio has begun his insane plot to take over the universe. A lone figure drops from a stealth glider into Meio's base. He is Hiryu, Super A-Class Strider. His mission is to defeat the Grand Master and put an end to his plotting once and for all.

Strider lets the protagonist run, jump, perform acrobatics and climb walls and overhangs. He wields a plasma sword, called a Cypher, through five levels fighting robots and guards, with mid- and end-level bosses.

Screenshots

Strider TurboGrafx CD Mysterious place. Note the pseudo-communist architecture
Strider Amiga Title screen
Strider Arcade Ultimate battle
Strider Genesis Casually stroll past a dinosaur.

Alternate Titles

  • "ストライダー飛竜" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Strider Hiryū" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Oct, 1989 93 out of 100 93
ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1989 92 out of 100 92
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1989 876 out of 1000 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1989 88 out of 100 88
1UP! Genesis Apr 23, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1989 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Amiga 1989 70 out of 100 70
Video Game Den TurboGrafx CD Apr 16, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Strider appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Differences between versions

Strider for the Playstation is a port of the original arcade game, and is included on a separate bonus disc with Strider 2. TurboGrafx CD version of the game adds one extra-level, the desert. Also cutscenes and voice-overs were changed and music was remixed in redbook audio.

Strider Manga Series

Strider is originally based off a manga series published in 1988 co-owned by Capcom.

Unreleased SAM Coupé version

When the SAM Coupé computer (which was derived from the Spectrum but had similar graphics power to 16-bit machines) was launched, US Gold declared that "If, as with Strider, we've already produced a games across all common formats, all we have to do is simply take the code from the Speccy version and the graphics from the ST and sort of mix them together. This should take one bloke around two weeks at most". Whether this was the case or not (and it doesn't sound like good programming practice), the game was never converted to the system.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith, Zovni and GTramp

Related Web Sites

  • Strider Otaku (Strider page with loads of information and assorted goods.)
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