Strider (Wii)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Overall User Score (3 votes) 4.4

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Defunct Games
Strider was the first must-own game of the 16-bit generation. It was an arcade-perfect port of one of Capcom's best games; the type of game that turned heads in the early days of the Sega Genesis. Electronic Gaming Monthly gave this blockbuster title the coveted game of the year award in 1990, making this the console's first killer app. After six long years, Nintendo has finally uploaded this genuine masterpiece to the Virtual Console. It's about time.
Nintendo Life
With its gorgeous visuals, excellent music and surprisingly stern challenge, Strider’s magic hasn’t diminished one jot, despite the passage of over two decades. It’s a feast for the eyes, and the responsive and acrobatic main character controls with amazing grace and fluidity — only the unofficial sequel, Cannon Dancer, comes anywhere close to attaining the same balletic brilliance.
„Style over Control“ wäre unser Motto für „Strider“. Das Design – seien es die Gegner, Stages oder Animationen – ist durchgehend auf hohem Niveau. In anderen Tests lasen wir von einer „traumhaften Steuerung“, aber in unseren Augen ist diese ein Albtraum, da sie die größte Herausforderung im Spiel darstellt. Kurze, präzise Sprünge sind leider ein Ding der Unmöglichkeit und man springt oft ins Blaue. Wir betrachten die Kontrolle über den Charakter normalerweise als Werkzeug, mit dem man ein Level meistert. Hier ist sie allerdings ein Teil der Herausforderung, der gemeistert werden muss. Dennoch ist Strider auf Grund der positiv genannten Design-Aspekte einen Blick wert.