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Strider 2

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SEGA Master System
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Amstrad CPC
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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 Commodore 64 On an elevator platform
Strider 2 Game Gear I'm just hanging around
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Nice night, isn't it?
Strider 2 Game Gear Into the depths of... of whatever it is

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
Raze Atari ST Jan, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) Atari ST Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 4 out of 10 40
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40
High Score Genesis Nov, 1993 1 out of 5 20
Video Games Game Gear Feb, 1994 20 out of 100 20
The Video Game Critic Genesis Mar 11, 2008 D- 16


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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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