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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 Genesis Climbing
Strider 2 Atari ST Title screen
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Falling down
Strider 2 Genesis Dying

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

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
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1991 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Play Time SEGA Master System Jun, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Pixel-Heroes.de SEGA Master System Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 24, 2006 4 out of 10 40
16bit Genesis 2004 30 out of 100 30

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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 (63001), Terok Nor (21823) and *Katakis* (38155)