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Strider 2

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Master System
...
...
Genesis
40
3.4
Commodore 64
...
2.0
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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 Amstrad CPC Level 2
Strider 2 Genesis Again this purple electricity... didn't I see it already on the GameGear platform?
Strider 2 Genesis The ultimate orangutan simulation
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Must be some kind of warehouse

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

The Atari Times Atari ST Aug 23, 2005 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Game Gear Oct, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Atari ST Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 4 out of 10 40
Pixel-Heroes.de SEGA Master System Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40
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 (63154), Terok Nor (18404) and *Katakis* (37801)