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Strider 2

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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 Atari ST Climbing the rope between electrodes.
Strider 2 Genesis Castle entrance
Strider 2 Genesis From far away, the nasty boss throws fire at me
Strider 2 Game Gear Climbing more and more

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

The Atari Times Atari ST Aug 23, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Sega Force Genesis Jul 08, 1993 86 out of 100 86
GamePro (US) Game Gear Oct, 1993 4 out of 5 80
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 24, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 4 out of 10 40
16bit Genesis 2004 30 out of 100 30


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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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