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Description

Strider has been called into action to save the people of the planet Magenta, armed with a Gyro laser and matter converter. He must fight his way through a forest, a ruined city, underground colonies, a roof-top battle, and finally the prison ship in which the Megantan leader is held.

The gameplay is similar to the original, consisting of running, jumping and attacking, with a very dynamic central character. The laser gun can be used while standing still; moving attacks with the sword are still possible, with the two weapons combining similarly to the Switchblade games. Tokens can be collected, which will turn you into a robot to face the end-of-level enemies if enough are collected.

Screenshots

Strider 2 Game Gear Is this a hand grenade in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
Strider 2 Genesis Title screen
Strider 2 Amstrad CPC A robot obstructs your path
Strider 2 SEGA Master System Your first boss(?)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Strider II" -- European SEGA Mega Drive + Master System title
  • "Journey From Darkness: Strider Returns" -- Alternate Title

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Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari ST Aug 23, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Atari ST Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
VideoGame SEGA Master System Nov, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Play Time SEGA Master System Jun, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Video Games Game Gear Feb, 1994 20 out of 100 20
High Score Genesis Nov, 1993 1 out of 5 20

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Trivia

Cover

The cover art for the Genesis, Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System versions was painted by Julie Bell and is entitled Night Of The Killer Mechs.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Platform Game in 1990 (Atari ST)

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