Major Stryker is another of Apogee's attempts to make a commercial-level shareware game. It's a rather typical shoot-'em-up vertical scroller with EGA graphics.
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Average score: 60% (based on 2 ratings)
Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 26 ratings with 1 reviews)
This is one of the games I grew up with. From the very start, you get placed right in the middle of the action. It just has that...retro feel. The music is awesome, I loved every bit of the title track! It's also always so much fun to get powerups and become an unstoppable death machine.
Well, it's really hard in some parts. You never know what's around the corner. There are also loads of enemies on screen at a time, so good reflexes are a must.
The Bottom Line
An early shooter not quite up to the excellence of Raptor, but still great.
DOS · by Archagon (108) · 2001
The first real appearance of the familiar "Apogee theme song" was in the game Major Stryker.
- The hero, Harrison Stryker, is related to Duke Nukem, another character from Apogee games.
- Several references to the movie Aliens are made in this game. Like the high score list is stocked by default with names of characters of this movie. And the line "Game over man" what the player will hear when he loses all his lives, is a direct lift from the same movie.
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Game added by Tomer Gabel.
Game added August 21st, 1999. Last modified October 1st, 2023.