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Strider is a modern reinterpretation of Capcom's arcade classic Strider, with some gameplay elements borrowed from the NES version. The player takes control of Strider Hiryû, a ninja-like warrior sent to the technologically advanced Kazakh City. Kazakh has been taken over by a ruthless dictator, Grandmaster Meio, and his armies of robots. Many other Striders were sent before Hiryû, never to be seen again. It's now up to Hiryu to succeed where his predecessors have failed and free the people of Kazakh City from Meio and his henchmen.

As the original, Strider is mostly an action/platform game where Hiryû must hack and slash his way through hordes of enemies. The player must use Hiryû's climbing abilities to explore the 2.5D environments, uncovering bonuses and upgrades in the process. By progressing through the story and defeating the many bosses, Hiryû unlocks new weapons and powers, allowing him to reach new areas of Kazakh City. Contrary to his predecessors, this version of Strider is not linear and adopts a semi-open structure in the vein of the Metroid games, although a map and navigation system always indicate in which direction is the next objective.


Strider Windows The mecha-dragon Ourobouros passes in the background.
Strider Windows Fighting the first of the Winds.
Strider Windows It's too calm...
Strider Windows Strider Hiryu makes his entrance.

Alternate Titles

  • "Strider HD" -- Informal name

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Softpedia Windows Feb 21, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85 Windows Feb 19, 2014 81 out of 100 81 PlayStation 3 Feb 19, 2014 81 out of 100 81 Xbox 360 Feb 19, 2014 81 out of 100 81 Xbox One Feb 19, 2014 81 out of 100 81 PlayStation 4 Feb 19, 2014 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 24, 2014 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb 26, 2014 80 out of 100 80
Mouse n Joypad Xbox One Feb 21, 2014 76 out of 100 76 Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2014 14 out of 20 70


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