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Strider Hiryu 2 (Japan 991213)


Strider Hiryu 2 (c) 12/1999 Capcom.


A direct sequel to the superb 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 gameplay, Capcom included special unlockable and powerful skills to aid platers 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 Hiryu 2 features improved graphics - now rendered in pseudo 3-D - but with hack-and-slash gameplay largely unaltered from the first game. One difference to the original is a greater emphasis placed on boss encounters.


- TECHNICAL -


Sony ZN-2 hardware


Main CPU : SPU (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SPU (@ 8 Mhz), Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 640 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 65536


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6


- TRIVIA -


The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Flying Dragon Strider 2'.


This game is known outside Japan as "Strider 2".


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


- SERIES -


1. Strider Hiryu (1989)

2. Strider Hiryu 2 (1999)


- STAFF -


Planners : Atsushi Tomita, 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