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Platform Votes Score
Amiga 11 3.4
Atari ST 7 3.7
DOS 8 3.4
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Combined User Score 26 3.5


Critic Reviews

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98
AmigaZzap! (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.
97
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK) (Oct, 1988)
This version is graphically astonishing. The speed, detail, animation and colour of the solid 3-D shapes are simply fantastic. Sound FX are a suitably impressive accompaniment to the visuals, creating a great sense of atmosphere. It's unlikely the ST has ever been better used. An instant classic.
97
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK) (Oct, 1988)
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!
95
Atari STST Format (Sep, 1993)
Despite its age, this game still thrills with its rather classy vector-filled graphics and seat-of-the-pant shoot-'em-up action. [Budget re-release]
95
AmigaST/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.
93
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.
93
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.
90
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!
90
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Sep, 1988)
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!
90
Atari STAtari ST User (Oct, 1988)
The packaging is superb as usual, with a nice box, 44 page novella, playguide and key guide. The only criticism I can make is that the game is quite difficult to get into, and at first you'll be lost and confused. Stick at it, all becomes clear after a while and it soon becomes quite addictive. As a welcome bonus, it is one of the few games around that runs on a mono monitor just as well as on a colour one. It automatically detects which system it is running and adjusts itself accordingly.
89
AmigaThe 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.
88
Abschließend kann ich allen Atari- und Amigafreaks nur eins empfehlen: Besorgt euch dieses „superhypermegaspitzenmäßige“ Game so schnell Ihr könnt, denn es lohnt sich !!!
88
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Nov, 1988)
Abschließend kann ich allen Atari- und Amigafreaks nur eins empfehlen: Besorgt euch dieses „superhypermegaspitzenmäßige“ Game so schnell Ihr könnt, denn es lohnt sich !!!
87
ZX SpectrumCrash! (Sep, 1989)
Fast graphics, huge depth of game and plot make this a worthy purchase.
85
Atari STThe One (Oct, 1988)
The decision to avoid the samples effects was taken by the Argonaut team, who said it would cause the game to run 20% slower if they were included. This leaves the ST's sound chip to cope as best it can, and as a result the effects are quite harsh, with little to commend them. This deficiency means that Starglider II is only a very good instead of great.
85
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair (Aug, 1989)
Fast 'n furious wire frame arcade adventure with less zapping and more exploring than its much loved predecessor. If not on the mercenary class, highly playable all the same.
80
Atari STPower Play (Jun, 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.
80
AmigaPower 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.
77
Atari STST Action (Oct, 1988)
Starglider II ranks easily along side it's predecessor, and the likes of Elite. The combination of space-battles, exploration and inter-stellar travel, all give help give Starglider II a positive feel. While not instantly visible, Starglider II is an excellent game which will provide anyone with hours of absorbing entertainment.

77
AmigaHappy Computer (Aug, 1988)
Schnelles, nicht sehr leichtes 3D-Actionspiel mit großen Spielfeld und Abenteuer-Elementen.
74
AmigaAmiga 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!
50
AmigaAmiga 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!
 
Atari STComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Dec, 1988)
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!