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Description

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.

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Strider 2 Game Gear If you say so
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Boss
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Level 5
Strider 2 Game Gear Boss battle

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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
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Mega Fun Genesis Jul, 1993 57 out of 100 57
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40
HonestGamers Genesis Dec 21, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1993 20 out of 100 20

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Trivia

Cover

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.

Awards

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

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