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Strider 2

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Description

In a future ruled by tyranny and evil, a lone Strider named Hiryu must use his sharply honed skills to fight for justice and peace, and defeat the Grandmaster, an evil dictator who has taken over the world.

Strider 2 is a fast-paced, arcade-style action game. Unlike its predecessor, it features 2D animations placed on 3D backgrounds. There is a range of new moves including a double jump, backward somersault and dash, which allows him to perform longer jumps. He also has the ability to boost his weapon, the Cypher sword, enabling it to release homing plasma waves. There is also a Savage Slash attack, with random slashes.

There are numerous bonuses that can be collected in the levels. These either boost Strider's vitality, increase the power of his sword or increase the player's game score. Another addition to the game is a Boss Gauge which lets the player know how much energy the mid- or end of level boss has left before it dies.

Screenshots

Strider 2 Arcade Mission clear
Strider 2 PlayStation Main screen
Strider 2 PlayStation Floating platforms
Strider 2 PlayStation Reactor core

Alternate Titles

  • "ストライダー飛竜1&2" -- Japanese Spelling.
  • "Strider Hiryu 2" -- Japanese (original) title
  • "Strider Hiryu 1&2" -- Japanese Title.

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Mar 05, 2008 A- 91
IGN PlayStation Jul 27, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 03, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central PlayStation Nov, 2000 8 out of 10 80
WomenGamers.com PlayStation Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Da Gameboyz PlayStation Jul 06, 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet PlayStation Oct, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Super Play PlayStation Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation Oct 04, 2000 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gaming Age PlayStation Sep 14, 2004 C 50

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Trivia

Strider 2 for the Playstation includes a bonus disc with it, the original Strider 1 game, which is a port of the original arcade game.
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