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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.


Strider Amstrad CPC Level 2
Strider Amstrad CPC Bomb on parachute
Strider Amstrad CPC A huge planet?
Strider ZX Spectrum Having made the leap I'm stuck = Strider cannot jump to the next level - what to do?......

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Defunct Games Wii Feb 14, 2012 A+ 100
VideoGame Genesis Jun, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
HonestGamers Genesis Dec 21, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 77 out of 100 77
Video Games Genesis Mar, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1989 70 out of 100 70
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Jul 16, 2005 65 out of 100 65
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1990 45 out of 100 45
Video Games SEGA Master System Sep, 1991 28 out of 100 28


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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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