Strider

Critic Score User Score
SEGA Master System
53
3.1
Amstrad CPC
...
3.1
Wii
...
4.4
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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 Amiga Entering the boss chamber
Strider Atari ST Starting level 1
Strider TurboGrafx CD Ouch... this boss sends projectiles that need to be destroyed
Strider TurboGrafx CD The hero is dropped by a plane

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

VideoGame Genesis Jun, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1989 910 out of 1000 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1990 10.4 out of 12 87
HonestGamers Genesis Dec 21, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Mar 03, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1989 70 out of 100 70
GameTrip.net Genesis Jul 01, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1989 7 out of 12 58
Video Games SEGA Master System Sep, 1991 28 out of 100 28

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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.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Best Game of the Year (Genesis version)
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Best Graphics in a Game (Genesis version)
  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue 6) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year
    • May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"
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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