- Number of Players Supported: 1 Player. Miscellaneous Attributes: Vibration
- 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.
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both strider 1 and 2
Strider first slashed his way into American homes in the '80s, with his self-titled release for the classic NES. After a subsequent appearance on the Genesis, Strider Hiryu disappeared from game consoles--until now. Strider is back in a truly old-school action game that will please fans of 2-D classics.
Upon first play, Strider 2 may seem like a mindless slashorama, with enemies coming at players from all sides. But there's more to Strider than brainless brutality. Hiryu can also jump, double jump, kick off of walls, slide, and cling to almost everything, which makes it possible to avoid most foes, with practice.
For better or worse, Capcom makes it easy for players to blow through this game by way of unlimited continues that let Strider start from the very point where he died. Luckily, players are graded at the end of each level, giving at least some incentive to perform well. --Robb Guido
- Vivid graphics and huge bosses
- Old-school action that requires players to learn the movements of enemies
- Players can essentially cheat their way through the game because of unlimited continues
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Strider greeat game for the time. I mean this is more balanced than the Genesis version gameplay wise like I land most of my jumps there's no slow down. Short game can be beaten in little over an hour you need to try I mean try to keep your cool during the 5th level getting to Grand Master Meio is a pain. 1 thing I guess that Capcom thought that the cold war was going to last another 60 years lol. Check out my review of the Genesis version of Strider
Strider 2 was a little upgrade and I was fortunate enough to play the arcade in the summer of 1999. This has a power up called the boost it's a bit better than the 1st game extremely short can be beaten in 35 minutes to an hour Fast paced game Basically Grandmaster Meio is back you need to go kill him.
As to the game itself: long time Strider fans will find all the old moves here along with a few new ones--namely dashing, a double jump, a special wall jump and now an aerial down-up move (not unlike the special moves in other Capcom side-scrollers, but here limited toan air attack.) The speed is obviously upped a few notches and the graphics are far improved, however this does not fully explain what makes Strider so amazing.
The truly new innovation here are the 3-D environments you move about in, while still being true to a 2-D game. These aren't just pretty 3-D rendered backgrounds. This is most noticable if you play the other Strider (Hien), who will often throw his projectiles off at guards far off in the background--guards who can also take pot-shots at you. Add to this that the environments are often breath taking and amazingly creative and you have a game that will bring back players over and over again (take for example the awesome ice-crawling opening to level 3.)
As far as length...this has been the point I've heard over and over again and dreaded that we'd have another 20 minute Strider game. Not true. If you play through the whole game (including level 0) it does take about an hour. Of course you'll want to improve that and you'll want to master the game so that you arn't getting killed all the time. Perhaps this needs a 5 continue limit for the people who are just going to plough through it and never play it again. There is definitely an incentive to beat each level without continuing (and this is not an easy task--even the fairly easy first level will not be beaten flawlessly without some skill and quick reflexes. Also, each level is littered with bonus items, giving good reason to explore every nook and cranny of the game. I am amazed over and over how many places I keep discovering.
Ultimately this game has a lot of replay value but only if you are the sort of person who likes to master a game and not just get to the end. Strider 2 is all about super-cool environments and a super-cool hero with action sequences that never fail to deliver. More so, most everything here can be gotten around without getting hit at all (for instance--the mine scene can be done without getting hit once though it will require exploration, experimentation and creativity. Thus, for those who still love this sort of game, Strider 2 is both an excellent return to form and a perfect utilization of the improved technology/programming.
I should also add that Strider 1 has been included on the bonus disc, and while this may just be too primitive for some people, to my sensibilities this remains one of the defining games of this genre and seems to hold up pretty well to its eleven year hibernation.
All in all, this is a must purchase for Capcom fans and fans of arcade style action games.
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anyway, show Capcom that we want MORE Strider!
he appears in Marvel vs Capcom 2, and other games, but this one is one of the...Read more
- Good/Tight controls
- Fast and fun gameplay
- Comes packed with original Strider