Capcom's legendary coin-op was converted on
to the Master System and met with very a
decidedly lukewarm reception from the MEAN
A pretty title screen, but that's about it. No gameplay options or anything.
The backdrops are good and the sprites are great.
The Master System attempts to sound like the coin-op and fails abysmally.
Dodging the enemy flak is rather difficult, and the task soon annoys beyond belief.
Five large levels, but the frustrating gameplay and poor control method is incredibly off-putting.
A great looking conversion, but Strider's high frustration level and poor playability makes it a big disappointment to play.
- As it stands, even the biggest fans of the coin-op will be very disappointed.
- To say I'm disappointed with this is the greatest understatement of the year. Strider may have smooth scrolling and okay sprites, but the playability is sadly lacking.
What we say now
- I thought it was flaccid then, and it looks flatulent now. Graphics and sound down by 12%, playability 54%, testability 42% and overall 47%. Whichever way you look at this, it's simply a very farty game.
- I think the reviewers were more than generous with this limp conversion of the arcade giant. It got a pretty average mark, but looking at it now, I see a below average game. Deduct 15% from each mark.
- Mean Machines Sega magazine Lookback
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