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Space Harrier II follows (very closely) in the footsteps of its predecessor and involves you (a Space Harrier) going off to save "Fantasy Land". This combined with the many flashing gaudy colors the game throws at you leads me to believe that it was born out of a bad acid trip.

There are 13 stages to complete by jetting around and blasting bad guys and bosses as they approach. The game is played from behind the main character and the landscape rushes up in 3D similar to the effect used in many car games such as Outrun.

The game uses many of the enemies and bosses from the first Space Harrier, but adds an array of new ones as well.


Space Harrier II Genesis this end of level boss looks awfully familiar
Space Harrier II Genesis Hope City
Space Harrier II Genesis stage 1: Stuna Area
Space Harrier II Genesis Hot Palace

Promo Images

Space Harrier II Screenshot
Space Harrier II Other
Space Harrier II Screenshot
Space Harrier II Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Space Harrier II Classic" -- iOS and Android release title
  • "スペースハリアーII" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A Great Game To Begin A System With. Guy Chapman (2001) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
Mean Machines Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77 Jul 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1989 27 out of 40 68
RetroGame Man May 14, 2017 6 out of 10 60
Raze Jan, 1991 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic Sep 09, 2001 F 0


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Mega Drive Japanese launch title

Space Harrier II, along with Super Thunder Blade, was one of the two titles available for the Sega Mega Drive upon its original Japanese launch in October 1988.
Tibes80 (1567) added Space Harrier II (Genesis) on Jan 02, 2003
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