Strider 2

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
59
1.9
ZX Spectrum
...
...
Game Gear
...
3.0
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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 SEGA Master System Continue screen.
Strider 2 SEGA Master System Your first boss(?)
Strider 2 Genesis Wee!
Strider 2 ZX Spectrum Last chance to adjust controls

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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) 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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
16bit Genesis 2004 30 out of 100 30
High Score Genesis Nov, 1993 1 out of 5 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 (63058), Terok Nor (20329) and *Katakis* (37896)