User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

Strider

Strider Screenshots

Amiga version

Strider Amiga Loading screen

Loading screen

Strider Amiga Title screen

Title screen

Strider Amiga Starting a new game

Starting a new game

Strider Amiga Fighting on level one

Fighting on level one

Strider Amiga Fighting the big wrestler

Fighting the big wrestler

Strider Amiga Entering the boss chamber

Entering the boss chamber

Strider Amiga Battling the centipede man boss

Battling the centipede man boss

Strider Amiga Completed level one

Completed level one

Strider Amiga The robot gorilla in level two

The robot gorilla in level two

Strider Amiga Fighting gymnasts in level two

Fighting gymnasts in level two

Strider Amiga Defeated

Defeated


Strider Screenshots

Amstrad CPC version

Strider Amstrad CPC Title

Title

Strider Amstrad CPC Startup

Startup

Strider Amstrad CPC Carried by a ship

Carried by a ship

Strider Amstrad CPC Level 1

Level 1

Strider Amstrad CPC Hanging onto a wall for support

Hanging onto a wall for support

Strider Amstrad CPC Using your blade

Using your blade

Strider Amstrad CPC Jumping down

Jumping down

Strider Amstrad CPC Halfway Boss

Halfway Boss

Strider Amstrad CPC Strider gets killed by a robot

Strider gets killed by a robot

Strider Amstrad CPC Boss

Boss

Strider Amstrad CPC Level 2

Level 2

Strider Amstrad CPC A huge robotic dog

A huge robotic dog

Strider Amstrad CPC Bomb on parachute

Bomb on parachute

Strider Amstrad CPC Level 3

Level 3

Strider Amstrad CPC Ooh, I like you!

Ooh, I like you!

Strider Amstrad CPC In between two statues

In between two statues

Strider Amstrad CPC Walking diagonally

Walking diagonally

Strider Amstrad CPC Boss

Boss

Strider Amstrad CPC Level 4

Level 4

Strider Amstrad CPC Floating turrets

Floating turrets

Strider Amstrad CPC A huge planet?

A huge planet?

Strider Amstrad CPC Boss

Boss

Strider Amstrad CPC Level 5

Level 5


Strider Screenshots

Arcade version

Strider Arcade The screen appears for a brief moment before the title screen

The screen appears for a brief moment before the title screen

Strider Arcade Title screen

Title screen

Strider Arcade With enough credits you can play 1 or 2-player game (hot seat)

With enough credits you can play 1 or 2-player game (hot seat)

Strider Arcade Intro

Intro

Strider Arcade Kazakh SSR - classic

Kazakh SSR - classic

Strider Arcade 1st stage

1st stage

Strider Arcade Gore effects

Gore effects

Strider Arcade Somewhere in Syberia I guess

Somewhere in Syberia I guess

Strider Arcade Giant monkey robot

Giant monkey robot

Strider Arcade Strider Hiryu in Amazon

Strider Hiryu in Amazon

Strider Arcade Floating battle fortress

Floating battle fortress

Strider Arcade Gotta run fast to escape the explosions

Gotta run fast to escape the explosions

Strider Arcade Snake boss

Snake boss

Strider Arcade Ultimate battle

Ultimate battle

Strider Arcade First miniboss

First miniboss

Strider Arcade Big gun

Big gun

Strider Arcade Commie mutant

Commie mutant

Strider Arcade Stage 1 clear

Stage 1 clear

Strider Arcade Cut-scene

Cut-scene

Strider Arcade Climbing

Climbing

Strider Arcade Upside down

Upside down

Strider Arcade More climbing

More climbing

Strider Arcade Enemy with jetpack

Enemy with jetpack

Strider Arcade Winter forest (with land mines)

Winter forest (with land mines)


Strider Screenshots

Atari ST version

Strider Atari ST Title screen

Title screen

Strider Atari ST High score table

High score table

Strider Atari ST Starting level 1

Starting level 1

Strider Atari ST Nothing can stop me!

Nothing can stop me!

Strider Atari ST Huh, game over!

Huh, game over!


Strider Screenshots

Commodore 64 version

Strider Commodore 64 Highscores

Highscores

Strider Commodore 64 Arriving with the glider

Arriving with the glider

Strider Commodore 64 Found a protective power-up

Found a protective power-up

Strider Commodore 64 The first mid-boss

The first mid-boss

Strider Commodore 64 Laser barriers

Laser barriers

Strider Commodore 64 Ice level

Ice level

Strider Commodore 64 A huge boss

A huge boss

Strider Commodore 64 Climbing a wall

Climbing a wall

Strider Commodore 64 Another mono-coloured level

Another mono-coloured level

Strider Commodore 64 This amazon throws axes

This amazon throws axes


Strider Screenshots

DOS version

Strider DOS Title screen

Title screen

Strider DOS The Grandmaster speaks

The Grandmaster speaks

Strider DOS Start of the game after dropping off your hang glider

Start of the game after dropping off your hang glider

Strider DOS Slicing up the opposition

Slicing up the opposition

Strider DOS Mid level boss, a flying strongman

Mid level boss, a flying strongman

Strider DOS Scaling the wall with your hooks

Scaling the wall with your hooks

Strider DOS Avoid the lasers

Avoid the lasers

Strider DOS End of level boss made up of the board members. The animation in the DOS version is very limited.

End of level boss made up of the board members. The animation in the DOS version is very limited.

Strider DOS Stage 1 clear!

Stage 1 clear!

Strider DOS Comments from the peanut gallery

Comments from the peanut gallery

Strider DOS Stage 2, wild dogs

Stage 2, wild dogs

Strider DOS The Mechanical Ape, a mid-level boss

The Mechanical Ape, a mid-level boss

Strider DOS You can hop from wall to wall with your hooks

You can hop from wall to wall with your hooks

Strider DOS Watch out for the kung-fu girls

Watch out for the kung-fu girls

Strider DOS The Grandmaster threatens you at the end of each stage

The Grandmaster threatens you at the end of each stage

Strider DOS Slice and dice the boomerang man

Slice and dice the boomerang man

Strider DOS Kill the dinosaur before he impales you

Kill the dinosaur before he impales you

Strider DOS Loading Screen (CGA)

Loading Screen (CGA)

Strider DOS Loading Screen (EGA).

Loading Screen (EGA).

Strider DOS Level 4: Beware with the Droids (EGA).

Level 4: Beware with the Droids (EGA).

Strider DOS Level 4: Final Boss (EGA).

Level 4: Final Boss (EGA).

Strider DOS Level 5: The Last Level (EGA).

Level 5: The Last Level (EGA).


Strider Screenshots

Genesis version

Strider Genesis Title screen

Title screen

Strider Genesis On approach to the first level.

On approach to the first level.

Strider Genesis Entering the chamber of the first level boss.

Entering the chamber of the first level boss.

Strider Genesis All of the members of the governing council merge into a mechanical serpent monster.

All of the members of the governing council merge into a mechanical serpent monster.

Strider Genesis Taking on a mechanical gorilla in the second stage.

Taking on a mechanical gorilla in the second stage.

Strider Genesis Leaping down the beautiful mountainside.

Leaping down the beautiful mountainside.

Strider Genesis Taking on the airship.

Taking on the airship.

Strider Genesis This is a weird anti-gravity challenge where Hiryu spins around this mechanical core whilst destroying it.

This is a weird anti-gravity challenge where Hiryu spins around this mechanical core whilst destroying it.

Strider Genesis Swinging through the jungle level.

Swinging through the jungle level.

Strider Genesis Quite a pack of amazons.

Quite a pack of amazons.

Strider Genesis Casually stroll past a dinosaur.

Casually stroll past a dinosaur.

Strider Genesis Fight a mechanical dinosaur.

Fight a mechanical dinosaur.

Strider Genesis Final stage

Final stage

Strider Genesis Taking on the boss against a moon backdrop.

Taking on the boss against a moon backdrop.


Strider Screenshots

SEGA Master System version

Strider SEGA Master System The Master?

The Master?

Strider SEGA Master System Title Screen

Title Screen

Strider SEGA Master System High Scores

High Scores

Strider SEGA Master System Level 1

Level 1

Strider SEGA Master System Leaping over baddie

Leaping over baddie

Strider SEGA Master System Intro

Intro

Strider SEGA Master System I do!

I do!

Strider SEGA Master System Ledge

Ledge

Strider SEGA Master System Wrestler

Wrestler


Strider Screenshots

Sharp X68000 version

Strider Sharp X68000 Title screen

Title screen

Strider Sharp X68000 Intro

Intro

Strider Sharp X68000 Options

Options

Strider Sharp X68000 Start of the game, compared to the arcade original this version is missing the stars in the background

Start of the game, compared to the arcade original this version is missing the stars in the background

Strider Sharp X68000 First stage - St. Petersburg, the text on the building can be translated as "Women's International Democratic Federation"

First stage - St. Petersburg, the text on the building can be translated as "Women's International Democratic Federation"

Strider Sharp X68000 The ruling party of Kazakh, they will merge into a centipede-like creature known as Ouroboros

The ruling party of Kazakh, they will merge into a centipede-like creature known as Ouroboros

Strider Sharp X68000 Wolfs attacking in stage 2 - Siberia

Wolfs attacking in stage 2 - Siberia

Strider Sharp X68000 Abandoned power plant shoots lightning bolts

Abandoned power plant shoots lightning bolts


Strider Screenshots

TurboGrafx CD version

Strider TurboGrafx CD Title screen

Title screen

Strider TurboGrafx CD Intro

Intro

Strider TurboGrafx CD Only one hero can save the world! As always...

Only one hero can save the world! As always...

Strider TurboGrafx CD The city looks like a mixture of Russian and Muslim styles

The city looks like a mixture of Russian and Muslim styles

Strider TurboGrafx CD The hero is dropped by a plane

The hero is dropped by a plane

Strider TurboGrafx CD Life in a spotlight is not for me

Life in a spotlight is not for me

Strider TurboGrafx CD Hey look, I can climb walls!..

Hey look, I can climb walls!..

Strider TurboGrafx CD ...and run down a slope! Wee!..

...and run down a slope! Wee!..

Strider TurboGrafx CD Bosses usually politely display portraits when talking to you

Bosses usually politely display portraits when talking to you

Strider TurboGrafx CD Hehehe, you can't see me, you can't see me...

Hehehe, you can't see me, you can't see me...

Strider TurboGrafx CD Mysterious place. Note the pseudo-communist architecture

Mysterious place. Note the pseudo-communist architecture

Strider TurboGrafx CD hey, this is Gorbachev!.. Interesting scene in a communist-like parliament

hey, this is Gorbachev!.. Interesting scene in a communist-like parliament

Strider TurboGrafx CD Fighting a flying serpent boss!..

Fighting a flying serpent boss!..

Strider TurboGrafx CD Good work!..

Good work!..

Strider TurboGrafx CD Zombie Gorbachev?.. With extra hair

Zombie Gorbachev?.. With extra hair

Strider TurboGrafx CD Desert environment. Enemies approach

Desert environment. Enemies approach

Strider TurboGrafx CD Okay, I will be cautious...

Okay, I will be cautious...

Strider TurboGrafx CD This general turns into a giant sand-burrowing insect. No kidding

This general turns into a giant sand-burrowing insect. No kidding

Strider TurboGrafx CD Okay, if you insist on a dance first...

Okay, if you insist on a dance first...

Strider TurboGrafx CD Nice wheels, man! Hehe...

Nice wheels, man! Hehe...

Strider TurboGrafx CD Just defeated a huge tank boss!

Just defeated a huge tank boss!

Strider TurboGrafx CD Snowy region. Fighting animals

Snowy region. Fighting animals

Strider TurboGrafx CD You think YOU are a monkey?..

You think YOU are a monkey?..

Strider TurboGrafx CD What is this, amusement park?..

What is this, amusement park?..

Strider TurboGrafx CD Ouch... this boss sends projectiles that need to be destroyed

Ouch... this boss sends projectiles that need to be destroyed

Strider TurboGrafx CD Run as quickly as you can to avoid mines!..

Run as quickly as you can to avoid mines!..

Strider TurboGrafx CD Jump from helicopter to helicopter

Jump from helicopter to helicopter

Strider TurboGrafx CD Finally, a female boss! And a pretty one, too...

Finally, a female boss! And a pretty one, too...

Strider TurboGrafx CD ...and one who performs acrobatic tricks

...and one who performs acrobatic tricks

Strider TurboGrafx CD Let's explore the ship...

Let's explore the ship...

Strider TurboGrafx CD Moving platforms... of course

Moving platforms... of course

Strider TurboGrafx CD Climb out before the walls squeeze you! Like in Star Wars

Climb out before the walls squeeze you! Like in Star Wars


Strider Screenshots

ZX Spectrum version

Strider ZX Spectrum This screen displays while the game loads

This screen displays while the game loads

Strider ZX Spectrum The game menu is nice and simple. The time is the standard time for the level, the score is always the highest score for this gaming session

The game menu is nice and simple. The time is the standard time for the level, the score is always the highest score for this gaming session

Strider ZX Spectrum Start of level 1

Start of level 1

Strider ZX Spectrum The game starts with Strider being brought in by air and being dropped onto the platform

The game starts with Strider being brought in by air and being dropped onto the platform

Strider ZX Spectrum Strider is very well drawn and has an impressive attack. The enemies disintegrate nicely too

Strider is very well drawn and has an impressive attack. The enemies disintegrate nicely too

Strider ZX Spectrum Leaping is equally impressive. Here he has the height to jump over a flying thing.

Leaping is equally impressive. Here he has the height to jump over a flying thing.

Strider ZX Spectrum This thing is debris from a flying machine. Crouch on it & Press FIRE and it works like a shield

This thing is debris from a flying machine. Crouch on it & Press FIRE and it works like a shield

Strider ZX Spectrum Now there's a swirly thing that will take out enemies too

Now there's a swirly thing that will take out enemies too

Strider ZX Spectrum Took me several goes to make this leap

Took me several goes to make this leap

Strider ZX Spectrum Having made the leap I'm stuck = Strider cannot jump to the next level - what to do?......

Having made the leap I'm stuck = Strider cannot jump to the next level - what to do?......

Strider ZX Spectrum ... luckily he climbs automatically while the swirly friend destroys the gun turrets

... luckily he climbs automatically while the swirly friend destroys the gun turrets

Strider ZX Spectrum This guy is tougher than the normal soldiers,

This guy is tougher than the normal soldiers,

Strider ZX Spectrum That's finished him but now the roof is on fire and is descending, time to move on

That's finished him but now the roof is on fire and is descending, time to move on

Strider ZX Spectrum Another up hill climb past gun turrets and more soldiers. Strider is really well animated and drawn

Another up hill climb past gun turrets and more soldiers. Strider is really well animated and drawn