Reviewed by Jeremy Peeples
This review will cover Strider for Genesis, I will base my
scores upon other games from 1989. This game is considered
by many to be a classic,at the time of its release it
featured the biggest cart size(8 megs.) and is renowned for
its memorable bosses. This is a very hard game, you will
definitely need to spend some time with it in order to beat
it. Stider was originally an arcade game released in about
1988 and was praised for its gameplay, thankgully most of
what made Strider a classic in the arcades holds true for
the Sega Genesis port as well.
Graphics-9/10-Great animation,large sprites,and huge bosses
with very little slowdown.
Sound-9/10-The sounds effects are clear, the music fits the
stages, and helps to set a mood for the game, the music is
Control-10/10-Always crisp, never sluggish; no complaints
Presentation-7/10- It fits the game well,the menus are basic
but get to the point and serve their purpose.
Gameplay-10/10-Undoubtably the best feature of this game,
excellent level design, great bosses, crisp control, tough
levels, and memorable attacks help make this game a classic,
the only downside is that the game is very short(it can be
beaten in under 2 hours), this is understandable seeing as
how this was originally an arcade game.
Replay Value-9/10- The classic gameplay will keep most
people hooked, but the difficulty may turn off some.
Overall-9/10- The crisp,clear grahics and sound and the
innovative gameplay and control equal a legendary game that
Rent or Buy?-Buy- This game is a classic and deserves to be
played and enjoyed by everyone. It is a fairly easy game to
find and shoundn't cost you too much, $15 at the most.
For Nomad owners- Not much blurring (the worst blurring
occurs when there are many sprites on-screen) and the
controls are still perfect (even the huge bosses fit
on-screen without any excess slowdown), the sound is still
excellent and may be a little clearer, this may be because
of the high quality speakers on the Nomad thogh.)
Personally, I feel that playing this game on the Nomad is
more enjoyable than playing it on a Genesis console because
of the ability to play this classic anywhere you want.