Strider

aka: Strider Hiryū
Moby ID: 3762
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The year is 2048 AD. In Russia, the evil Grand Master Meio has begun his insane plot to take over the universe. A lone figure drops from a stealth glider into Meio's base. He is Hiryu, Super A-Class Strider. His mission is to defeat the Grand Master and put an end to his plotting once and for all.

Strider lets the protagonist run, jump, perform acrobatics and climb walls and overhangs. He wields a plasma sword, called a Cypher, through five levels fighting robots and guards, with mid- and end-level bosses.

Spellings

  • ストライダー飛竜 - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 83% (based on 50 ratings)

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Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 99 ratings with 0 reviews)

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Strider appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Differences between versions

Strider for the Playstation is a port of the original arcade game, and is included on a separate bonus disc with Strider 2. TurboGrafx CD version of the game adds one extra-level, the desert. Also cutscenes and voice-overs were changed and music was remixed in redbook audio.

Strider Manga Series

Strider is originally based off a manga series published in 1988 co-owned by Capcom.

Unreleased SAM Coupé version

When the SAM Coupé computer (which was derived from the Spectrum but had similar graphics power to 16-bit machines) was launched, US Gold declared that "If, as with Strider, we've already produced a games across all common formats, all we have to do is simply take the code from the Speccy version and the graphics from the ST and sort of mix them together. This should take one bloke around two weeks at most". Whether this was the case or not (and it doesn't sound like good programming practice), the game was never converted to the system.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Best Game of the Year (Genesis version)
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Best Graphics in a Game (Genesis version)
    • November 1997 (Issue 100) - ranked #42 (Best 100 Games of All Time) (Genesis version)
  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue 6) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year
    • May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"

Information also contributed by Martin Smith, Zovni and GTramp

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  • Strider Otaku
    Strider page with loads of information and assorted goods.

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Game added by Macintrash.

Arcade added by GTramp. Genesis added by PCGamer77. SEGA Master System added by Tibes80. Wii added by yenruoj_tsegnol_eht (!!ihsoy). Nintendo Switch added by Kam1Kaz3NL77. TurboGrafx CD added by Zovni. Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST added by Martin Smith. Sharp X68000 added by Terok Nor. PlayStation added by Ms. Tea. Amstrad CPC added by Katakis | カタキス.

Additional contributors: Apogee IV, Alaka, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, GTramp, Jo ST, FatherJack.

Game added April 11, 2001. Last modified March 4, 2024.