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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.

Converted from the classic arcade game, 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 Amiga Loading screen
Strider Arcade Gotta run fast to escape the explosions
Strider TurboGrafx CD Climb out before the walls squeeze you! Like in Star Wars
Strider ZX Spectrum This guy is tougher than the normal soldiers,

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 Genesis Apr 02, 2012 A+ 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Oct, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 17, 2012 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1989 89 out of 100 89 Genesis Mar 03, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Video Games Genesis Mar, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Mag'64 Wii Apr 08, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
Shin Force SEGA Master System Dec 13, 1999 6.6 out of 10 66
Power Play Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 58 out of 100 58


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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.)
Contributed to by GTramp (28609), PCGamer77 (3028), Tibes80 (1495), _-_ (2292), Zovni (9384), Martin Smith (63198), Terok Nor (17833), Macintrash (2516) and *Katakis* (37493)