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  • Summary: Originally released in 1989, Strider remains one of Capcom's most enduring franchises. The game tells the story of Hiryu, the youngest ever "Super A" ranked agent of an elite corps known as the Striders. Strider Hiryu receives orders to assassinate Grandmaster Meio, supreme dictator of Earth, who has plunged humanity into a dystopian dark age. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 28, 2014
    90
    Strider is unapologetic in its approach: it’s a Metroidvania that thrives on speed, slashing, and general carnage. It manages all four very well.
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    88
    I’m happy to report that Double Helix nailed all of the classic elements of the series while launching it into the modern era.
  3. Mar 3, 2014
    86
    It's not perfect, and the chrome finish is marred by a few pacing and polish quibbles, but successfully taking Hiryu's seemingly anachronistic style into the 21st century has only proven how much he has improved with time.
  4. Feb 18, 2014
    75
    While its slightly unbalanced design holds it back from being a genuine classic, it nonetheless does enough right to put a swagger back in Strider’s step for the first time in decades.
  5. Mar 3, 2014
    70
    For now, if you don’t mind a world that’s full of rather bland environments, feeling contradictory to the game’s intense, blistering action, then jumping into the ninja boots of Strider is sure to supply a fun afternoon or two.
  6. Feb 28, 2014
    70
    Strider is a liberating, free-form action platformer studded with frustrating callbacks to an arcade era better left behind.
  7. Feb 27, 2014
    60
    Enjoyable, authentic, and oh-so-cool... when it doesn't break.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Feb 20, 2014
    10
    They took the classic Strider Arcade Gameplay and combined it with a Super Metroid like Gameplay. The end result is close to perfection. Fantastic job to the developers. I cannot find any real flaws with it, right now. Yes its retro but its done remarkably well. Now... if only they would be willing to make a "Ninja Warriors Again" using this gameplay style. Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2014
    10
    Best reboot of a game I have played in years. Double Felix got it right! This feels and plays like the Original from 1989. The music is awesome , sound and effects are all topnotch. The price is also fair for being an arcade game . Instant buy!!! Expand
  3. Mar 19, 2014
    9
    Strider is a fast paced fun side scrolling game. Game runs fluidly and never stops being fun. Combat is a blast slicing and dicing through guys and killing mechs. Adventuring through this game is also never tedious abilities help with that using different effects, blades and jumping is the game we wanted. For all the problems I have had with Capcom games in the past is forgotten in this faithful reboot of the series. Game does have issues with cut-scenes being out of place and feeling cheaply made. But this is a game that doesn't cost much also so not paying the $50-$60 for typical new games does remedy that much. Please play with either a Mouse/Keyboard or X-box controller because no issues are bound with either.

    As always game was played on a I-5 Comp with a Radeon 7k 3D card so if you have better or equal spec it will run great.
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  4. Mar 15, 2014
    9
    It's Metroid, but with a faster, energy-blade wielding, cyber ninja protagonist. It has exploration, cool upgrades, and very challenging boss battles. The only downsides are the paper thin plot and cheesy dialogue, but the rest of the game is so much fun that I didn't care. Expand
  5. Sep 16, 2014
    9
    Met an exceeded my expectations, then slapped me in the face with a forgettable 'zombie-ish' part, but apologized with a very simple and bad-ass ending. Forgiven.

    Not much to say that previews don't say. Super Metroid style future-ninja action platformer.

    Almost every boss is exciting, all power-ups are useful, and they don't overdo it with collectables.

    Near perfect. Marked down because I would like more enemy variety, and color-coded shields were uninspired.
    [also, what are zombies doing in my future-ninja game!]
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  6. Feb 19, 2014
    9
    The game has problems running in full screen at some resolutions, but Borderless Gaming fixes this completely. It will also only natively support X-input compliant controllers (meaning controllers that work like the Xbox 360 controller), or allow you to use your D-Pad for movement instead of the left stick, but XPadder and X360CE again fix both of these problems completely (i've been playing both with my controller's d-pad and with a full-Seimitsu arcade stick without any issues). For 15 bucks this game is an absolute masterpiece. Looks good, runs at a 100% constant 60fps with midrange DirectX11 hardware and is just a blast to play all the way through. At almost seven hours in, I'm still not done with the game, so if you like to explore like I do, you'll get over 8 hours just on your first campaign playthrough not counting the extra modes and difficulties. BUY THIS GAME! Expand
  7. Jul 26, 2014
    6
    finished beating the game now. The game has some pros and cons.

    Pros - great fluid fighting and makes you feel like a bad ass. excellent
    frame rate very fluid again and very cool visually.

    Cons - no memorable music. Costumes don't do anything but change colors. No story line other than go kill that really bad guy (for some i don't think that matters much). Could use more customization (a level up system would've been with stat placing and new moves more weapons that fought different not just 4 different once with same animation with effects that really weren't that exciting). Wish each scenery had more noticable different look, i always felt like i was in the same are with dull differences (just metal and more metal everywhere with a few elemental differences). Wish would've had like a grassy, mountainous, snowy area, a magma area that actually really felt more true to it a dark abandoned dungeon etc. like Megaman X games and a lot of Castlevania games. I don't know alltogether atmosphere was sorta bland for me. Bosses were way to easy (than again played on normal still should've been more challange for a metroidvania even like that).

    Conclusion: alright game with wicked fluid action and very beautiful for a 2D game. Little bland and short (4 to 7 hours??). Great concept though and had a lot of fun parts. But def. missed it's mark. For such a pretty large production could've taken advice from Valdis Story ( rrreeeally great metroidvania game that is INDIE game and is has hard as hell with boss battles that make you feel accomplished when u beat even on normal).
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