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Description

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.

Screenshots

Space Harrier II Commodore 64 Stage 9 - a new type enemy: crabs
Space Harrier II Arcade Blast the aliens.
Space Harrier II Arcade Title Screen.
Space Harrier II Genesis Fallpyram (..the colors schemes)

Promo Images

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

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

A Great Game To Begin A System With. Genesis Guy Chapman (2001)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis May, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1990 8 out of 12 67
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1990 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 7.6 out of 12 63
IGN Wii Feb 16, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 19, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 23, 2007 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 17 out of 100 17
The Video Game Critic Genesis Sep 09, 2001 F 0

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Trivia

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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