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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.4

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Zzap! (Oct, 1988)
Heroes are never allowed to rest for ever, it seems. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that evil emperors never take defeat easily. This is the case with Prator, head of the ruthless Egron Empire, who wished to make up for the crushing defeat by a lone fighter on the planet of Novenia. Two years have passed since then and he's decided, in his infinite madness, to build a super weapon with which to extend his empire and destroy Novenia.
The Amiga's graphics replicate the ST's precisely - and are equally amazing. What distinguishes the Amiga version is the audio department which fully matches the graphics with a great variety of distinctive sound FX in superb stereo. Magnificent!
ST/Amiga Format (Oct, 1988)
It's harder to find fault with Starglider 2 - it scores so highly in graphics and sound you'd be prepared to overlook any lack of gameplay - you can play it as strategic exercise or load up and go out blasting everything in sight. Its game save facilities lets you combine each approach without problem. Either way it leaves it predecessor standing.
The action hangs together extremely well. Unlike the original, it isn't a straightforward shoot-em-up, but a combination of exploration and blasting. Indeed, the action parts tend to take second place to the quest for objects. It's been well thought out and is full of superb touches that raise it out of the ordinary.
Starglider II is an incredible program that pushes computer gaming to new heights. I can quite honestly say that I've never been so enthralled and addicted by any other game - the urge to explore is incredible. I've already spent many, many hours travelling the spaceways instead of sleeping and I'm sure that the weeks ahead will see much burning of the midnight oil! Buy it, and prepare to be amazed!
The One (Oct, 1988)
The large amount of sampled sound effects also act as a prime factor to the game's atmosphere, adding to the whole experience. But whatever the shortcomings of its individual elements, the game as a whole is an extremely worthy purchase.
Abschließend kann ich allen Atari- und Amigafreaks nur eins empfehlen: Besorgt euch dieses „superhypermegaspitzenmäßige“ Game so schnell Ihr könnt, denn es lohnt sich !!!
Power Play (Jun 01, 1988)
Wir erinnern uns: Vor knapp zwei Jahren wurde der Planet Novenia von den finsteren Ergonen heimgesucht und erobert. Dummerweise gab es da ein kleines, leicht bewaffnetes Raumschiff, das in einer heroischen Aktion den »Starglider«, das Flagschiff der Ergonen, vernichtete. Die Ergonen waren damit besiegt, Novenia wieder frei.
Happy Computer (Aug, 1988)
Schnelles, nicht sehr leichtes 3D-Actionspiel mit großen Spielfeld und Abenteuer-Elementen.
Amiga Joker (Jan, 1994)
Den ersten Teil brachte Argonaut Software sogar schon 1985 für den Atari ST heraus und setzte ihn ein Jahr später auf unsere „Freundin“ um. Die Vektorgrafik war dabei allerdings noch nicht ausgefüllt, was immerhin den Vorteil hatte, daß dieses „Ballerspiel der etwas anspruchsvolleren Art“ ohne große Abstriche auch für den C64 konvertiert werden konnte. Bei der Fortsetzung war das aber völlig unmöglich, denn hier staunten selbst ST- und Amiga-Besitzer, wie schnell man wunderschön und detailreich gestaltete Objekte über den Screen jagen kann!
Amiga Power (May, 1991)
Still one of the best Star Wars-inspired releases on the Amiga.
Who will like Starglider II? Certainly the arcade fan, for the realistic air and space combat, but also the ardent adventurer, for the exploration of some sixteen planets and moons making up the Solice System, the closest star cluster to the Novenian system. Since this includes most computer game players, I would imagine that the only person who would not enjoy Starglider II is one who likes only text adventures! Starglider II is a good buy!