Strider (1989)

Genre: Platform, Arcade

Platforms: Virtual Console (Nintendo), Amiga, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), PlayStation, Arcade, PC DOS, Sega Master System, Atari ST/STE, Commodore C64/128, ZX Spectrum, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Amstrad CPC

The controls of Strider consist of an eight-way joystick and two action buttons for attacking and jumping. The player controls Hiryu himself, whose main weapon is a tonfa-like plasma sword known as "Cypher". He can perform numerous acrobatic feats depending on the joystick/button combination used. Pressing the jump button while Hiryu is standing still will cause him to do a regular vertical jump, while pressing the jump button... Read More

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Storyline

Strider is set in a dystopian future in the year 2048, where a mysterious dictator known as the "Grandmaster" rules over the world. Hiryu, the youngest ever Super A Ranked[2] member of an organization of high-tech ninja-like agents known as the "Striders", is alone tasked with the Grandmaster's assassination. Hiryu begins his mission by infiltrating the Grandmaster's capital at the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.