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In a future ruled by tyranny and evil, a lone Strider named Hiryu must use his sharply honed skills to fight for justice and peace, and defeat the Grandmaster, an evil dictator who has taken over the world.

Strider 2 is a fast-paced, arcade-style action game. Unlike its predecessor, it features 2D animations placed on 3D backgrounds. There is a range of new moves including a double jump, backward somersault and dash, which allows him to perform longer jumps. He also has the ability to boost his weapon, the Cypher sword, enabling it to release homing plasma waves. There is also a Savage Slash attack, with random slashes.

There are numerous bonuses that can be collected in the levels. These either boost Strider's vitality, increase the power of his sword or increase the player's game score. Another addition to the game is a Boss Gauge which lets the player know how much energy the mid- or end of level boss has left before it dies.


Strider 2 Arcade Starting in Neo Hong Kong
Strider 2 Arcade Selecting a level
Strider 2 PlayStation Mission statistics
Strider 2 Arcade In the Antarctica

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Alternate Titles

  • "ストライダー飛竜1&2" -- Japanese Spelling.
  • "Strider Hiryu 2" -- Japanese (original) title
  • "Strider Hiryu 1&2" -- Japanese Title.

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Mar 05, 2008 A- 91
PSX Extreme PlayStation May 26, 2000 8.6 out of 10 86
Consoles Plus PlayStation Apr, 2000 82 out of 100 82 PlayStation Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 2000 73 out of 100 73 PlayStation Jan 18, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Video Games PlayStation Apr, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 2000 55 out of 100 55
Game Revolution PlayStation Aug, 2000 C 50


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Strider 2 for the Playstation includes a bonus disc with it, the original Strider 1 game, which is a port of the original arcade game.
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