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Strider has been called into action to save the people of the planet Magenta, armed with a Gyro laser and matter converter. He must fight his way through a forest, a ruined city, underground colonies, a roof-top battle, and finally the prison ship in which the Megantan leader is held.

The gameplay is similar to the original, consisting of running, jumping and attacking, with a very dynamic central character. The laser gun can be used while standing still; moving attacks with the sword are still possible, with the two weapons combining similarly to the Switchblade games. Tokens can be collected, which will turn you into a robot to face the end-of-level enemies if enough are collected.


Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Level 5
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Firing your weapon
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Title
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Startup

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Alternate Titles

  • "Strider II" -- European SEGA Mega Drive + Master System title
  • "Journey From Darkness: Strider Returns" -- Alternate Title

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Critic Reviews

Raze Atari ST Jan, 1991 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (US) Game Gear Oct, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Genesis Oct, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Oct, 1993 27 out of 40 68
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Play Time SEGA Master System Jun, 1993 62 out of 100 62
The Video Game Critic Genesis Mar 11, 2008 D- 16


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The cover art for the Genesis, Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System versions was painted by Julie Bell and is entitled Night Of The Killer Mechs.


  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Platform Game in 1990 (Atari ST)

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