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Hiryu, the main protagonist of the series

Strider, known as Strider Hiryû in Japan, is a series of side-scrolling platform action video games by Capcom, co-owned by artist circle Moto Kikaku.

Video Games

  • Strider (March 7, 1989). Arcade. Later released on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad-CPC, Commodore 64, Mobile phones, PlayStation, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sharp X68000 and ZX Spectrum. The Mega Drive/Genesis port was re-released in 2011 for Wii Virtual Console.
    • Strider (July 1989). NES. Developed together with the Arcade and manga as part of the same project. Later received a Tiger LCD remake/adaptation.
    • Strider Hiryû (September 22, 1994). PC-Engine. An enhanced remake of the original.
  • Strider II (September 1990). Amiga, Atari ST, Armstrad-CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. Later released on Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, known as Journey from Darkness: Strider Returns in North America.
  • Strider 2 (December 13, 1999). Arcade. Later released on PlayStation. Re-released in 2014 for PlayStation Network.
  • Strider (February 18, 2014). PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Manga

  • Strider Hiryû (May-October 1988), a one-volume manga by artist circle Moto Kikaku, developed together with the Arcade and NES Strider as part of the same project.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type


4Arrow L Star Wars19890307 March 07, 1989Several characters were inspired by the scene from The Empire Strikes Back where Darth Vader contracts bounty hunters. Other elements from Strider may have been inspired by elements in Star Wars.3
4Arrow L Lord of the Rings19890307 March 07, 1989The final boss Grandmaster Meio was inspired by Sauron. The flying battleship Balrog is named after the demon of the same name.3
4Arrow L King Kong19890307 March 07, 1989Mecha Pon from Strider was inspired by Mechani-Kong from The King Kong Show.3
4Arrow L Kamui Gaiden19890307 March 07, 1989Kamui Gaiden inspired several elements in the original Strider.3
4Arrow L R-Type19890307 March 07, 1989The Option A drone was inspired by the Options from R-Type.3
5Arrow R Captain Commando198907 July 1989The NES Strider is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2
5Arrow R Capcom Baseball198910 October 1989Strider Hiryu is pictured in a newspaper ad in Capcom Baseball. One of the players in the "Capcom Games" team is named "Stri", after the series.2
4Arrow L Alien199009 September 1990Stage 4 in Strider II bears similar design to areas in the Alien movies, as well as enemies resembling the Xenomorphs, while one of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Lt. Linn Kurosawa from Alien vs. Predator.3
5Arrow R Adventure Quiz19901221 December 21, 1990The Adventure Quiz series features characters from Strider.1
5Arrow R Nostalgia 190719910402 April 02, 1991There are minor references to Strider in Nostalgia 1907.3
5Arrow R Tenchi wo Kurau199210 October 1992A sword weapon in Tenchi wo Kurau 2 is named after Hiryu from Strider.3
5Arrow R Zool199210 October 1992The ledges and climbing mechanic in Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension are inspired by Strider.3
5Arrow R Run Saber19930608 June 08, 1993Run Saber was inspired by the original Strider and features several gameplay elements in common.3
5Arrow R Sonic19941017 October 17, 1994Sonic & Knuckles uses some edited sprites borrowed from the Mega Drive port of Strider, which was developed internally by Sega.3
5Arrow R Mega Man19950324 March 24, 1995Strider Hiryu is mentioned in the description of the Slash Claw from Mega Man 7, while the Slash Claw may be inspired by Hiryu's slash sprite. The 2014 Strider features an area with a capsule in the background which looks like a Light Capsule from the Mega Man X series.2
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Osman199602 February 1996Osman is a spiritual sequel to Strider made by the same planner, featuring both gameplay similarities and subtle references.3
5Arrow R Marvel vs. Capcom19980112 January 12, 1998Strider Hiryu is a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Tong Pooh is an assist character in Marvel vs. Capcom. Elements from Hiryu's portrayal were later carried over into the Strider series.1
5Arrow R SNK vs. Capcom19991021 October 21, 1999Various Strider characters are featured in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters games.2
4Arrow L Vulgus19991213 December 13, 1999The Yashichi enemy from Vulgus appears as an item in Strider 2.2
4Arrow L SonSon19991213 December 13, 1999Sonson appears as an item in Strider 2.2
4Arrow L Side Arms19991213 December 13, 1999Mobichan from Side Arms appears as an item in Strider 2.2
4Arrow L Higemaru19991213 December 13, 1999Captain Beard Jr. from Strider is inspired by the Higemaru pirates from Pirate Ship Higemaru, while the barrel sprite from the game appears as an item in Strider 2.2
5Arrow R Capcom Fighting200410 October 2004Tong Pooh from Strider makes a cameo in Felicia's ending in Capcom Fighting Evolution.1
5Arrow R Power Pro Kun Pocket2004122 December 2, 2004A character in Power Pro Kun Pocket 7 is named after Strider Hiryu.3
5Arrow R Namco × Capcom20050526 May 26, 2005Namco × Capcom features characters from the Strider series.1
5Arrow R Capcom Classics Collection20060322 March 22, 2006Arcade Strider is included in Capcom Classics Collection Remixed and Capcom Classics Collection Volume 2. NES Strider is included in Capcom Classics Mini-Mix.2
5Arrow R Captain S20070516 May 16, 2007Captain S enters the world of Strider.1
5Arrow R BlazBlue20090606 June 06, 2009One of Bang Shishigami's additional colors in BlazBlue is inspired in Strider Hiryu.3
5Arrow R Moon Diver20110329 March 29, 2011There are gameplay similarities and several references to the original Strider in Moon Diver, primarily due to both games sharing the same planner.3
5Arrow R GameCenter CX20111020 October 20, 2011Arino plays the Mega Drive port of Strider in Episode 128 of GameCenter CX.2
5Arrow R League of Legends20120110 January 10, 2012The Dragonblade Talon skin from League of Legends is inspired in Strider Hiryu.3
5Arrow R Minna to Series20121025 October 25, 2012Minna to Capcom All Stars and Street Fighter × All Capcom feature characters from Strider.1
5Arrow R Otoranger20131227 December 27, 2013The logo for the "New Year Superhuman Festival" event in Otoranger is inspired by Strider.3
5Arrow R High Score Girl2013 2013Strider Hiryu's arcade game sprite makes a brief cameo in Chapter 31 of High Score Girl .2
5Arrow R Street Fighter20131119 November 19, 2013Strider Hiryu, Strider Hien, Tong Pooh, Solo and Lago are selectable in Street Fighter × All Capcom; additionally a guest costumed as Hiryu makes a cameo in Street Fighter Alpha 2, while one of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Ibuki from Street Fighter III.1
4Arrow L Dungeons & Dragons20140218 February 18, 2014One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Elf from Dungeon & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara.3
4Arrow L Final Fight20140218 February 18, 2014One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Guy from Final Fight.3
4Arrow L Red Earth20140218 February 18, 2014One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Kenji from Red Earth.3
4Arrow L Star Gladiator20140218 February 18, 2014One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Hayato Kanzaki from Star Gladiator.3
4Arrow L Wolverine20140218 February 18, 2014One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Wolverine.3
4Arrow L Sengoku BASARA20140218 February 18, 2014One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Kotaro Fuma from Sengoku BASARA.3
4Arrow L Bionic Commando20140218 February 18, 2014One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Nathan Spencer from Bionic Commando.3
4Arrow L Predator20140218 February 18, 2014One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Lt. Linn Kurosawa from Alien vs. Predator.3
4Arrow L Resident Evil20140218 February 18, 2014The name of one trophy/achievement in the 2014 Strider references Resident Evil.3
4Arrow L Metroid20140218 February 18, 2014In one of the areas in the 2014 Strider there's a large brain in a containment tube shaped like the one holding Mother Brain from Metroid.3
5Arrow R Dragon's Dogma20140220 February 20, 2014Characters from the 2014 Strider appear as cards in Dragon's Dogma Quest. The Strider class in Dragon's Dogma may be named after Strider Hiryu.2
5Arrow R RYU-TMR no Rege Kaitai Gekijō201403 March 2014The main characters from RYU-TMR no Rege Kaitai Gekijō visit the world of Strider.1
5Arrow R Dead Rising2014069 June 9, 2014The Option A from Strider appears as an item in Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition Ex Plus Alpha.1
5Arrow R Skullgirls20150417 April 17, 2015One of the alternate color palettes in Skullgirls is based on Strider Hiryu.3
5Arrow R Project X Zone20151112 November 12, 2015Project X Zone 2 features characters from the Strider series.1
5Arrow R Monster Hunter20160901 September 01, 2016Monster Hunter Generations features Strider Hiryu's Cypher sword and a special armor set based on his uniform.1
5Arrow R Seiren20170202 February 02, 2017A boy dressed like Strider Hiryu appears in episode 5 of Seiren.2

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