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Strider 2

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ZX Spectrum
SEGA Master System
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 Amstrad CPC Boss
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Looks like this door needs a keycard
Strider 2 SEGA Master System You've got a high score!
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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The Press Says

Joystick (French) Atari ST Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Game Gear Oct, 1993 4 out of 5 80
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1991 65 out of 100 65
HonestGamers Genesis Dec 21, 2003 4 out of 10 40 Genesis Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 4 out of 10 40 Commodore 64 Oct, 2003 2 out of 10 20
Video Games SEGA Master System Feb, 1993 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)

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63162), Terok Nor (18430) and *Katakis* (37809)