|A knight on a robot horse? Sure, why not?|
(image from arcade-museum.com)
Strider 2 includes an arcade-perfect port of the first game, a blessing for long-time fans who won't be happy with the ways the sequel differs from the original. The first Strider was a viciously tough platformer which demanded precision and sharp reflexes from players. If you could beat the game, especially on the Sega Genesis where continues were meted out as generously as orphanage gruel in a Dickens novel, you were worthy of all the praise your friends could muster.
|Which disc plays Strider 2? The answer|
may surprise you!
(image from JustGoVintage)
I actually dig this style of gameplay, and have been too busy soaking in the sights and sounds to complain that Strider 2 is being spoon-fed to me. I'm fighting the Ton Pooh triplets in rush hour hover-traffic! I'm hacking up parka-clad thugs as penguins merrily march past me! I'm picking up barrels and cows and the stars of long-forgotten Capcom games for points! I'm having absolutely no difficulty doing any of these things, and I don't care! However, you might want to reconsider buying Strider 2 if a silly little thing like challenge means something to you.