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Strider is a modern reinterpretation of Capcom's arcade classic Strider, with some gameplay elements borrowed from the NES version. The player takes control of Strider Hiryû, a ninja-like warrior sent to the technologically advanced Kazakh City. Kazakh has been taken over by a ruthless dictator, Grandmaster Meio, and his armies of robots. Many other Striders were sent before Hiryû, never to be seen again. It's now up to Hiryu to succeed where his predecessors have failed and free the people of Kazakh City from Meio and his henchmen.

As the original, Strider is mostly an action/platform game where Hiryû must hack and slash his way through hordes of enemies. The player must use Hiryû's climbing abilities to explore the 2.5D environments, uncovering bonuses and upgrades in the process. By progressing through the story and defeating the many bosses, Hiryû unlocks new weapons and powers, allowing him to reach new areas of Kazakh City. Contrary to his predecessors, this version of Strider is not linear and adopts a semi-open structure in the vein of the Metroid games, although a map and navigation system always indicate in which direction is the next objective.


Strider Windows Battle against General Mikiel in his super-tank.
Strider Windows Platforming action
Strider Windows The mecha-dragon Ourobouros passes in the background.
Strider Windows The underground city has a nice cyberpunk atmosphere.

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Alternate Titles

  • "ストライダー飛竜" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Strider Hiryu" -- Japanese title
  • "Strider HD" -- Informal name

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Worth Playing Windows Mar 03, 2014 8.6 out of 10 86
Softpedia Windows Feb 21, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85 Xbox 360 Feb 19, 2014 81 out of 100 81 Xbox One Feb 19, 2014 81 out of 100 81
Oldies Rising Xbox One Mar 05, 2014 16 out of 20 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb 26, 2014 80 out of 100 80 Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2014 14 out of 20 70
DarkZero Windows Mar 03, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Games Arena Windows Feb 24, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Giant Bomb PlayStation 4 Feb 19, 2014 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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