Strider 2

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Atari ST
Commodore 64
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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 There are several tanks to destroy in the course of the level.
Strider 2 Commodore 64 Title
Strider 2 Game Gear Somebody is not being nice to me
Strider 2 Game Gear Boss battle

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
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) Atari ST Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1991 59 out of 100 59 Genesis Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33 Commodore 64 Oct, 2003 2 out of 10 20


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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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