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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.
- 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.
- 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
|Star Wars||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|
|Lord of the Rings||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|
|King Kong||March 07, 1989||Mecha Pon from Strider was inspired by Mechani-Kong from The King Kong Show.||3|
|Captain Commando||July 1989||The NES Strider is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.||2|
|Capcom Baseball||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|
|Alien||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|
|Adventure Quiz||December 21, 1990||The Adventure Quiz series features characters from Strider.||1|
|Nostalgia 1907||April 02, 1991||The character Kirikov from Nostalgia 1907 was designed after Strobaya from Strider.||3|
|Tenchi wo Kurau||October 1992||A sword weapon in Tenchi wo Kurau 2 is named after Hiryu from Strider.||3|
|Zool||October 1992||The ledges and climbing mechanic in Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension are inspired by Strider.||3|
|Run Saber||June 08, 1993||Run Saber was inspired by the original Strider and features several gameplay elements in common.||3|
|Sonic||October 17, 1994||Sonic & Knuckles uses some edited sprites borrowed from the Mega Drive port of Strider, which was developed internally by Sega.||3|
|Mega Man||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|
|Osman||February 13, 1996||Osman is a spiritual sequel to Strider made by the same planner, featuring both gameplay similarities and subtle references.||3|
|Pocket Fighter||July 01, 1998||Tessa's quiz in the English version of Pocket Fighter for consoles includes 2 references to Strider.||2|
|Marvel vs. Capcom||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|
|SNK vs. Capcom||October 21, 1999||Various Strider characters are featured in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters games.||2|
|Vulgus||December 13, 1999||The Yashichi enemy from Vulgus appears as an item in Strider 2.||2|
|SonSon||December 13, 1999||Sonson appears as an item in Strider 2.||2|
|Side Arms||December 13, 1999||Mobichan from Side Arms appears as an item in Strider 2.||2|
|Higemaru||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|
|Capcom Fighting||October 2004||Tong Pooh from Strider makes a cameo in Felicia's ending in Capcom Fighting Evolution.||1|
|Power Pro Kun Pocket||December 2, 2004||A character in Power Pro Kun Pocket 7 is named after Strider Hiryu.||3|
|Namco × Capcom||May 26, 2005||Namco × Capcom features characters from the Strider series.||1|
|Capcom Classics Collection||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|
|Captain S||May 16, 2007||Captain S enters the world of Strider.||2|
|BlazBlue||June 06, 2009||One of Bang Shishigami's additional colors in BlazBlue is inspired in Strider Hiryu.||3|
|Moon Diver||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|
|GameCenter CX||October 20, 2011||Arino plays the Mega Drive port of Strider in Episode 128 of GameCenter CX.||2|
|League of Legends||January 10, 2012||The Dragonblade Talon skin from League of Legends is inspired in Strider Hiryu.||3|
|Minna to Series||October 25, 2012||Minna to Capcom All Stars and Street Fighter × All Capcom feature characters from Strider.||1a|
|High Score Girl||2013||Strider Hiryu's arcade game sprite makes a brief cameo in Chapter 31 of High Score Girl .||2|
|Death Battle!||August 02, 2013||Strider Hiryu has been a subject for Death Battle!||2|
|Street Fighter||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.||1a|
|Otoranger||December 27, 2013||The logo for the "New Year Superhuman Festival" event in Otoranger is inspired by Strider.||3|
|Dungeons & Dragons||February 18, 2014||One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Elf from Dungeon & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara.||3|
|Final Fight||February 18, 2014||One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Guy from Final Fight.||3|
|Red Earth||February 18, 2014||One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Kenji from Red Earth.||3|
|Star Gladiator||February 18, 2014||One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Hayato Kanzaki from Star Gladiator.||3|
|Wolverine||February 18, 2014||One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider is inspired by Wolverine.||3|
|Sengoku BASARA||February 18, 2014||One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Kotaro Fuma from Sengoku BASARA.||3|
|Bionic Commando||February 18, 2014||One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Nathan Spencer from Bionic Commando.||3|
|Predator||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|
|Resident Evil||February 18, 2014||The name of one trophy/achievement in the 2014 Strider references Resident Evil.||3|
|Metroid||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|
|Dragon's Dogma||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|
|RYU-TMR no Rege Kaitai Gekijō||March 2014||The main characters from RYU-TMR no Rege Kaitai Gekijō visit the world of Strider.||1|
|Dead Rising||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.||1a|
|Skullgirls||April 17, 2015||One of the alternate color palettes in Skullgirls is based on Strider Hiryu.||3|
|Project X Zone||November 12, 2015||Project X Zone 2 features characters from the Strider series.||1|
|Monster Hunter||September 01, 2016||Monster Hunter Generations features Strider Hiryu's Cypher sword and a special armor set based on his uniform.||1a|
|Seiren||February 02, 2017||A boy dressed like Strider Hiryu appears in episode 5 of Seiren.||2|
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