Strider (Kixx) Review | Sinclair User - Everygamegoing

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By Kixx
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

Published in Sinclair User #122


Hiiyaa!!! Put on your lycra cycling suits, do a few thousand press-ups each day and invest in a super power up-able ninja sword. Then, simply go out and save the world. Sounds like a good deal to me, how much does the job pay?

Yes, Mr.Strider is the kind of chop Tina always manages to go out on a date with. No-one knows where she finds them, but wow, she's been getting really fit recently! The game basically involves beating the stuffing (and the sauce) out of an invading alien horde using Strider's incredible climbing and jumping prowess, allied with his even more incredible alien carving cutlass, a jolly fine weapon which can be powered up along the way, making it even more devastating.

Graphics are monochrome and backdrops are virtually non-existent but the main sprite and an his crawling, walking and flying enemies are so well animated and move with such amazing speed that the game is still very impressive. Other touches such as the power-up guardian robot who assists Strider at difficult moments really do make this game an outstanding beat 'em up. An SU Classic when first reviewed, nearly two years ago.

Label: Kixx Memory: 48K/128K Price: £3.99 Tape Reviewer: Big Al Dykes

Overall Summary

A classic arcade conversion, setting standards in speed and detail. Difficult at first but you'll soon be climbing and somersaulting all over the gaff, cutting through swathes of aliens.

Alan Dykes

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