Lost In Translation/Strider 2

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Strider 2
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1999
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU PlayStation
PSX CPU (@ 16.934 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
SPU (@ 4.000 MHz)
Q-Sound
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
640 x 480 pixels
60.00 Hz
65,536 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 10 ROMs
49,414,144 bytes (47.13 MiB)
MAME ID strider2 · shiryu2 · stridr2a

About The Game

Strider 2 is an horizontally scrolling, platform beat-em-up arcade video game.

A direct sequel to the 1989 original, the player once again takes on the role of Strider Hiryu; a ninja who wields a deadly plasma-ejecting cypher called the 'Falchion'. Players start the game by selecting one of three difficult missions, with a fourth becoming available once the initial three are completed. Completing the fourth mission will unlock the final 'boss' mission, in which the player must battle a number of bosses which includes the rogue 'Strider Hien' from the first Strider game. Once all missions are completed, the character of Strider Hien - who wields two ranged cyphers - is unlocked.

To add variety to the tight game-play, Capcom included special unlockable and powerful skills to aid players on their missions. These included the Savage Slash ('Midare-Giri' in Japanese), Hassou Jump, Boost (unlimited if missions defeated by Hien) and rapid slash.

Strider 2 features improved graphics - now rendered in pseudo 3-D - but with game-play largely unaltered from the first game. One difference to the original is a greater emphasis placed on boss encounters.

Trivia

Released in December 1999.

This game is known in Japan as "Strider Hiryu 2".

This is not the first Strider sequel to be released. U.S. Gold published a game known as Strider Returns to various home consoles, such as Sega Mega Drive, throughout the early 1990s. However, the game was poorly received by critics and gamers alike due to poor game-play. Because of its failure and the true sequel being named "Strider 2," it is possible that Capcom actually denied its existence.

Suleputer released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Strider Hiryu 2 Original Soundtrack - CPCA-1035) on 21/01/2000.

Series

  1. Strider (1989)
  2. Strider 2 (1999)

Staff

Planners
Atsushi Tomita
Yoshifumi Fukuda (Yo TD Fukuda)
Masahiro Nakano
NUKI
Programmers
Tutomu Urago
Kazuhiko Komori
Arikichi Kiyoko
Shigeru Kato
Hero Hero
Kazuo Yamawaki
Meijin
Y. Shindome
Scroll Designers
Takahashi Yasuto
Nakamura Takako
Yamamoto Yasuhiro
Yoichi Tanoue (Tanopu) (TT)
Hongo Akiko
Object Designers
Minobe Hiroaki
Naoki Fukushima
G. KAmina
Miwa Sakaguchi
T
SHinya Miyamoto
Masanori Kondo
Y. Yamamoto
Masayuki Maeda 04
Hiro
Kaeru Nagashima
Akita
Tomomall. S
Toshihiro Suzuki
Narancia
R.
Masaru_N
Kikutani
T. Ohsumi
Michiru
Kitasan
Designers
Shoei
Nezumi Otoko
Harumaru
Music Composers
Setsuo
Etsuko
Sound Effects
Ryoji
Sandou
Voice Actors
Kousuke Toriumi
Kan Tokumaru
Toshihide Tsuchiya
Hozumi Tokuda
Producer
Noritaka Funamizu
General Producer
Yoshiki Okamoto

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Sony PlayStation

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Strider Hiryu 2 Original Soundtrack CPCA-1035[1] 2000-01-21 Suleputer 2 CD version.

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.