Is it is the year 2048 A.D., and I yet another dark force has I overtaken our earth. Our people are faced with total domination by the Grand Master and his evil army. Earth's only chance is to sneak a Strider, a new breed of warrior with superior gymnastic skills, to the enemy's headquarters with hopes of infiltrating the stronghold. You are Hiryu, the highest ranking Strider, chosen as the only one to penetrate the fortress in Moscow and to overthrow the evil army. The only thing that stands in the way of the Grand Master's evil plan is you, your plasma sword, and your mastery of acrobatics. In the first level, you are dropped by your hang glider where you begin your fight atop the buildings of Moscow. You will have to slice through and tumble over hordes of futuristic enemy troops and droids. The battle thickens quickly, as you are confronted by the Russian strong man, Stroboya. Be swift with your sword to stop him before he gets rolling. Keep moving to dispose of any additional soldiers and flying droids. The enemy is ready for you at the end of level one as soldier transforms into a mammoth Strider-eating caterpillar.
Climb to the top of the suspended yellow pole; shoot to the left to reveal a hidden health bar 1-up. In level two, it's off to the ice desert of Siberia where you will brave ferocious tigers blocking the entrance to the Grand Master's mine. Immediately after penetrating the mine, clash with Mecha Pon, a metallized King Kong, to make your way back to the surface. Time your jumps to maneuver between the razor sharp mechanical gears and deadly soldiers. As you reach the top, a phantom fighter is there to prevent you from continuing with your mission. After a mad sprint down the icy slopes, the worst enemy you face on the landing dock other than the robotic warriors, is nature herself. You are surrounded by darkness and must move cautiously during lightning and electrical flashes. Move to the top of the complex to hijack a 'copter which will transport you to the battle cruiser.
- TIP: To defeat the cruiser cannon and the three Ninja warriors, hang from the corner of the cruiser while firing your plasma sword and you can safely dispose of them without taking a hit.
The third level lands you aboard the aerial fortress Ballog where you work your way through a maze of conveyor belts to the heart of the ship. The fortress depressurizes compartments of the ship which leaves them without gravity. You must now face the soldiers and laser cannons as you hang from the ceiling. A large anti-gravity unit blocks your exit from the ship. If you destroy the unit, a chain reaction will commence ultimately exploding Ballog into space dust. Your next mission in level four places you deep within the Amazon jungle. You will cross bridges and leap from trees and branches via the jungle vines. Dodge the natives and their lethal boomerangs, axes and booby traps. Hop a ride on the back of some friendly dinosaurs keeping you from the mouths of the hungry piranha. Your dinosaur ride will end after they transport you to a meeting with the third level boss, Lago the robot dinosaur.
TIP: Climb slowly down the right hand side of the wall and shoot to the left to reveal another secret health bar 1-up.
TIP: If you fall off the vine and must battle Lago from the ground, position yourself to the very left of his claw. When it is retracted, jump straight up and hit him in the nose as many times as possible. Repeat this once more and Lago will move back and allow you to grab the vine.
Your quest is coming to an end in level 5. Your task of cleaning the Grand Master's troops off the earth is now completed but you must journey to the third moon to take care of him and his threats once and for all. You will notice that the headquarters are fortified with heavy artillery, obstacles and countless robotic warriors. In this round you will be reunited with some familiar faces. You must destroy once again most of the boss characters from previous levels. Only after their destruction will you challenge the Grand Master.
You will have to utilize all of your acrobatic skills, timing and agility to beat him. If you are successful, earth will again know peace and prosper for untold time. Strider is a one-player, five-level first rate game adapted from the original arcade. Nothing was lost in the translation. The action is fast and furious and Strider features the most breathtaking graphics, realistic sound effects and fabulous game play ever to reach a home system. This cart is crammed full of 8 meg of memory guaranteed to push your Sega Genesis to the limit. If you're ready to be promoted to the new generation of action/ combat games, then Strider is a must addition to your Genesis library.
- TIP: When you're faced with the closing walls, wait till they are several inches apart and begin making four consecutive leaps from side to side until you reach the next platform.
PC compatible, P-100
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode
Strider Screenshots and Media
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