Strider (Sega Genesis, 1990)
About this product
|A conversion of Capcom's hit arcade game, Strider for Genesis is the system's first eight-megabit cartridge. As Strider Hiryu, you must use your jumping, climbing, and slashing skills to battle a combination of robots, monsters, animals, and humans in the year 2089. Swing a powerful plasma sword, fire a grappling hook to scale heights, and display your agility through five levels of play. Your ultimate goal is to confront and defeat the evil Grand Master Meio, who plans on conquering Earth from his space station near the moon. Venture across such locales as Siberia, the Amazon, and a flying fortress while finding power-ups to lengthen your sword, summon robotic allies, and more.|
|Publisher||Sega of America, Inc.|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Strider Series|
Most relevant reviews
- kevs69mustangJan 31, 2010by
Strider is awesome. The game being an amazingly done port, it has the character sprites being big and bold, To being honest, it looks great, especially for being one of the earlier Sega Genesis games. Strider moves very nicely and can jump/flip through the air. You also have at your disposal his cipher sword which is great in this game, as you can also get upgrades for it. This game is a must have for Genesis owners.
- shopingamingOct 16, 2011by
classics of the past....
This is a really great conversion of the arcade game, & it brings back so much memories. I think that everyone should pick this up. You can also check out the arcade version of it on the Strider 1 bonus disc on PS. Don't bother going for the one on both Capcom Classics Collection Vol.2 on X-Box or PS2 or Capcom Classics Collection:Remixed on PSP, as that version of Strider is the later version, in which the music on Stages 3 & 5 play the EXACT same music from Stage 1, including when you're facing grandmaster. There were two different versions of Strider in the arcades (an earlier version, which was also used on the MegaDrive version & the PS version bonus disc), just to let you know.
- shamrock_qiSep 13, 2007by
Strider is a passable game for the Gen, but little more
Pros:<br>The main character is able to climb around the environment and cling to things. There are plenty of enemies for you to take down, the bosses are nicely done.<br><br>Cons:<br>The main character's animations are very stiff. I know this title is for the genesis but still. The stiff animations of the main character also throw off the controls, this makes any kind of acrobatic move to be imprecise. You also only have 1 type of a weapon at your disposal, and the game is short.