Strider 2

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SEGA Master System
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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 Boss
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Level 3
Strider 2 SEGA Master System Hanging on a wall.
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Level 1

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
Sega Force Genesis Jul 08, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Game Gear Oct, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1991 59 out of 100 59 Genesis Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40 Commodore 64 Oct, 2003 2 out of 10 20
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1993 20 out of 100 20


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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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