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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 Commodore 64 After more remixed graphics we encounter the eleventh boss.
Space Harrier II Commodore 64 Boss Nr 10 - a flying disc
Space Harrier II Genesis Hot Palace
Space Harrier II Atari ST Run, harrier, run!

Promo Images

Space Harrier II Screenshot
Space Harrier II Screenshot
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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A Great Game To Begin A System With. Genesis Guy Chapman (1997)

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Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Genesis Jun, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Zero Atari ST Mar, 1990 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1990 819 out of 1000 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis May, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 65 out of 100 65
Retro Archives Amiga Nov 05, 2019 12 out of 20 60
Retro Archives Amstrad CPC Nov 05, 2019 10.5 out of 20 52


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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.
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