Strider Arcade Game Swoops On To Cell Phones

By Spencer . February 1, 2010 . 9:40pm

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Capcom dusted off Strider and brought the plasma sword swinging ninja to an unlikely platform. A mobile phone version of Strider Hiryu aka the Strider arcade game is now available in Japan.


A rough comparison of how Strider looks in arcades to a teeny-tiny cell phone screen is above. Small, huh? This isn’t the first (and it probably won’t be the last) port of Strider so I’d wait for another version even though this is only 315 yen ($3.50).


Interesting to see Capcom breath life into Strider this way. They could have created an HD remix for PlayStation Network or Xbox Live Arcade. Actually, Capcom doesn’t even have to remake it. A Virtual Console Arcade re-release with no bells and whistles would be acceptable too.


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  • Looks great.

  • Kris

    Strider 2 was great, even if it was too short and easy. Maybe Capcom will revisit the series someday…

  • capristrider

    I need this for my phone now! wow!
    Good call by Siliconera(Spencer) release it HD remix or not on PSN,Xbox Live or VC arcade.
    This is one or my fave games of all-time. I first saw this game in magazine review(CVG) on the Megadrive and I fell in love with it’s artstyle. Then when I got to play this on the MegaDrive, it blew my mind!

    I always hope the infamous SuperGrafx would be released (although the original was released on the PC-Engine CD-ROM with additonal cut scenes). This is the only reason I would of bought the SuperGrafx.

    Just waiting for Strider 3 to be announced….

  • Soma

    Looks pretty good for a mobile phone game.
    A Virtual Console release of Strider with now bells and whistles would be nice, but “… HD remix for PlayStation Network …” YES PLEASE!

  • ECM

    No, no more ‘HD’ remixes please, with their horrifically smeared and broken graphics.

    • jarrodand

      This. I want true low res, or I don’t want it all.

  • wharcraff

    Nice to see this. Strider Needs a new game with a fully realised world ,straight from the manga and such with cybernetic animal companions and side scrolling platforming with requisite environment puzzles requiring equipping items to traverse. And Huge boss battles.

    Can’t forget the Huge Boss battle. Pretty much make Shinobi(PS2) but in 2D.

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