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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 ZX Spectrum Last chance to adjust controls
Strider 2 Game Gear Boss battle
Strider 2 Game Gear If you say so
Strider 2 Genesis From far away, the nasty boss throws fire at me

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1991 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Pixel-Heroes.de SEGA Master System Oct, 2003 4 out of 10 40

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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 (62888), Terok Nor (23168) and *Katakis* (38218)