DescriptionStrider has been called into action to save the people of the planet Magenta, armed with a Gyro laser and matter converter. He must fight his way through a forest, a ruined city, underground colonies, a roof-top battle, and finally the prison ship in which the Megantan leader is held.
The gameplay is similar to the original, consisting of running, jumping and attacking, with a very dynamic central character. The laser gun can be used while standing still; moving attacks with the sword are still possible, with the two weapons combining similarly to the Switchblade games. Tokens can be collected, which will turn you into a robot to face the end-of-level enemies if enough are collected.
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- "Strider II" -- European SEGA Mega Drive + Master System title
- "Journey From Darkness: Strider Returns" -- Alternate Title
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|Commodore Format||Dec, 1990||76 out of 100||76|
|Zzap!||Jan, 1991||66 out of 100||66|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Oct, 2003||2 out of 10||20|
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CoverThe cover art for the Genesis, Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System versions was painted by Julie Bell and is entitled Night Of The Killer Mechs.
- ST Format
- Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Platform Game in 1990 (Atari ST)