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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.png Star Wars 19890307 March 07, 1989 Several 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.png Lord of the Rings 19890307 March 07, 1989 The final boss Grandmaster Meio was inspired by Sauron. The flying battleship Balrog is named after the demon of the same name. 3
4Arrow L.png King Kong 19890307 March 07, 1989 Mecha Pon from Strider was inspired by Mechani-Kong from The King Kong Show. 3
5Arrow R.png Captain Commando 198907 July 1989 The NES Strider is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series. 2
5Arrow R.png Capcom Baseball 198910 October 1989 Strider 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.png Alien 199009 September 1990 Stage 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.png Adventure Quiz 19901221 December 21, 1990 The Adventure Quiz series features characters from Strider. 1
5Arrow R.png Nostalgia 1907 19910402 April 02, 1991 The character Kirikov from Nostalgia 1907 was designed after Strobaya from Strider. 3
5Arrow R.png Tenchi wo Kurau 199210 October 1992 A sword weapon in Tenchi wo Kurau 2 is named after Hiryu from Strider. 3
5Arrow R.png Zool 199210 October 1992 The ledges and climbing mechanic in Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension are inspired by Strider. 3
5Arrow R.png Run Saber 19930608 June 08, 1993 Run Saber was inspired by the original Strider and features several gameplay elements in common. 3
5Arrow R.png Sonic 19941017 October 17, 1994 Sonic & Knuckles uses some edited sprites borrowed from the Mega Drive port of Strider, which was developed internally by Sega. 3
5Arrow R.png Mega Man 19950324 March 24, 1995 Strider 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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Osman 19960213 February 13, 1996 Osman is a spiritual sequel to Strider made by the same planner, featuring both gameplay similarities and subtle references. 3
5Arrow R.png Pocket Fighter 19980701 July 01, 1998 Tessa's quiz in the English version of Pocket Fighter for consoles includes 2 references to Strider. 2
5Arrow R.png Marvel vs. Capcom 19980112 January 12, 1998 Strider Hiryu is a recurring playable character in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Tong Pooh is an assist character in Marvel vs. Capcom and Grandmaster Meio is part of the story in Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite. Elements from Hiryu's portrayal were later carried over into the Strider series. 1
5Arrow R.png SNK vs. Capcom 19991021 October 21, 1999 Various Strider characters are featured in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters games. 2
4Arrow L.png Vulgus 19991213 December 13, 1999 The Yashichi enemy from Vulgus appears as an item in Strider 2. 2
4Arrow L.png SonSon 19991213 December 13, 1999 Sonson appears as an item in Strider 2. 2
4Arrow L.png Side Arms 19991213 December 13, 1999 Mobichan from Side Arms appears as an item in Strider 2. 2
4Arrow L.png Higemaru 19991213 December 13, 1999 Captain 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.png Capcom Fighting 200410 October 2004 Tong Pooh from Strider makes a cameo in Felicia's ending in Capcom Fighting Evolution. 1
5Arrow R.png Power Pro Kun Pocket 2004122 December 2, 2004 A character in Power Pro Kun Pocket 7 is named after Strider Hiryu. 3
5Arrow R.png Namco × Capcom 20050526 May 26, 2005 Namco × Capcom features characters from the Strider series. 1
5Arrow R.png Capcom Classics Collection 20060322 March 22, 2006 Arcade 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.png Captain S 20070516 May 16, 2007 Captain S enters the world of Strider. 2
5Arrow R.png BlazBlue 20090606 June 06, 2009 One of Bang Shishigami's additional colors in BlazBlue is inspired in Strider Hiryu. 3
5Arrow R.png Moon Diver 20110329 March 29, 2011 There 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.png GameCenter CX 20111020 October 20, 2011 Arino plays the Mega Drive port of Strider in Episode 128 of GameCenter CX. 2
5Arrow R.png League of Legends 20120110 January 10, 2012 The Dragonblade Talon skin from League of Legends is inspired in Strider Hiryu. 3
5Arrow R.png Minna to Series 20121025 October 25, 2012 Minna to Capcom All Stars and Street Fighter × All Capcom feature characters from Strider. 1.25a
5Arrow R.png High Score Girl 2013 2013 Strider Hiryu's arcade game sprite makes a brief cameo in Chapter 31 of High Score Girl . 2
5Arrow R.png Death Battle! 20130802 August 02, 2013 Strider Hiryu has been a subject for Death Battle! 2
5Arrow R.png Street Fighter 20131119 November 19, 2013 Strider 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; Zeku from Street Fighter V has several nods and references to Hiryu and the Strider series. 1.25a
5Arrow R.png Otoranger 20131227 December 27, 2013 The logo for the "New Year Superhuman Festival" event in Otoranger is inspired by Strider. 3
4Arrow L.png Dungeons & Dragons 20140218 February 18, 2014 One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Elf from Dungeon & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara. 3
4Arrow L.png Final Fight 20140218 February 18, 2014 One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Guy from Final Fight. 3
4Arrow L.png Red Earth 20140218 February 18, 2014 One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Kenji from Red Earth. 3
4Arrow L.png Star Gladiator 20140218 February 18, 2014 One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Hayato Kanzaki from Star Gladiator. 3
4Arrow L.png Wolverine 20140218 February 18, 2014 One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Wolverine. 3
4Arrow L.png Sengoku BASARA 20140218 February 18, 2014 One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Kotaro Fuma from Sengoku BASARA. 3
4Arrow L.png Bionic Commando 20140218 February 18, 2014 One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Nathan Spencer from Bionic Commando. 3
4Arrow L.png Predator 20140218 February 18, 2014 One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Lt. Linn Kurosawa from Alien vs. Predator. 3
4Arrow L.png Resident Evil 20140218 February 18, 2014 The name of one trophy/achievement in the 2014 Strider references Resident Evil. 3
4Arrow L.png Metroid 20140218 February 18, 2014 In 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.png Dragon's Dogma 20140220 February 20, 2014 Characters 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.png RYU-TMR no Rege Kaitai Gekijō 201403 March 2014 The main characters from RYU-TMR no Rege Kaitai Gekijō visit the world of Strider. 1
5Arrow R.png Dead Rising 2014069 June 9, 2014 The Option A from Strider appears as an item in Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition Ex Plus Alpha. 1.25a
5Arrow R.png Skullgirls 20150417 April 17, 2015 One of the alternate color palettes in Skullgirls is based on Strider Hiryu. 3
5Arrow R.png Project X Zone 20151112 November 12, 2015 Project X Zone 2 features characters from the Strider series. 1
5Arrow R.png Monster Hunter 20160901 September 01, 2016 Monster Hunter Generations features Strider Hiryu's Cypher sword and a special armor set based on his uniform. 1.25a
5Arrow R.png Seiren 20170202 February 02, 2017 A boy dressed like Strider Hiryu appears in episode 5 of Seiren. 2
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