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Strider 2

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
2.4
Genesis
48
...
ZX Spectrum
...
2.4
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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.

Screenshots

Strider 2 Game Gear Riding an elevator
Strider 2 Game Gear Castle Metropolis
Strider 2 Commodore 64 Level two is all blue
Strider 2 Game Gear What a mess. I always knew I shouldn't have touched that nest

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari ST Aug 23, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Atari ST Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Pixel-Heroes.de SEGA Master System Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40
HonestGamers Genesis Dec 21, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Oct, 2003 2 out of 10 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)

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63067), Terok Nor (19797) and *Katakis* (37874)