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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 Title screen
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Level 1
Strider 2 SEGA Master System You have to destroy those machines.
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC Level 3

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Play Time SEGA Master System Jun, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Mega Fun Genesis Jul, 1993 57 out of 100 57
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 24, 2006 4 out of 10 40
HonestGamers Genesis Dec 21, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Oct, 2003 2 out of 10 20
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1993 20 out of 100 20
The Video Game Critic Genesis Mar 11, 2008 D- 16

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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 (62960), Terok Nor (22415) and *Katakis* (38170)