Space Harrier

created and published by Sega in 1985, running on Arcade
type: shooter
genre: Science Fiction
series: Space Harrier
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng

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Personal review

Space Harrier was introduced to the arcades in 1985. The game uses scaling features that can also be found in Outrun, Afterburner, and Afterburner II. It's a great game overall, featuring a fantastic soundtrack and intense speed. Can you finish it on one credit?
# 2006

Official description

"Welcome to the Fantasy Zone. Get ready!" This is the greeting given to you as you start Space Harrier, but you don't have much time to take this advice. Even as the words are being spoken, your Harrier warrior is already charging into battle. Toting a huge laser gun under his arm, the Space Harrier can either run along the checkerboard ground or freely fly through the sky. Either way, he's always heading forward into the hostile 3-D world. As you progress, hordes of strange creatures and robots fly toward you. Fast reflexes are required to dodge their incoming fire. Environmental hazards can be a problem, too. Take care not to run into any trees or stone structures. If you need a bit of a morale boost, just defeat a boss, and the narrator will remind you that "you're doing great!"
# 2009-07-06 19:32:32 - official description

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Authors / Staff


Yu Suzuki (design)

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