Title Space Harrier II Publisher Sega/Grand Slam Entertainments Game Type General Action Players 1 Compatibility All (With Patch) HD Installable Yes (With Patch) Submission Pretentious Nickname Profiled Reviewer Review The original Space Harrier (qv) is probably my favourite game EVER. I enjoyed playing the Amiga version, but despite being a rabid fan, I found a few minor faults with the Amiga release (see my review of the original for details). Well, all those faults were fixed when Grand Slam ported the sequel over to the Amiga. Our character will now "trip" over smaller enemies, levels that were meant to have a ceiling actually HAVE a ceiling, and the graphics are a lot crisper. On the whole, the Amiga port is on par with the Sega Genesis release, with one notable exception: in the Amiga release, you can play the game with either music or sound effects, but not BOTH!! Anyhow, onto the game. Fantasy Zone has again fallen into crisis, and it's up to you (as Space Harrier) to again wrest the Fantasy Zone from the clutches of the nefarious Evil Dragons, and so on. The game is played from a third person, rear view perspective, meaning you watch your character from behind as he travels INTO the screen, shooting anything in his way. The graphics in Space Harrier II are well-detailed and crisp (although the checkerboard backgrounds still induce seizures), and the sprites are drawn well. Musically, the game is allright, and the sound effects are passable, although I'd STILL like to play the game using both simultaneously... The controls are spot-on, much like in the original, and it's easy to maneuver your character to where you want him. Overall, I'd happily recommend Space Harrier II to anyone, particularily those of you who enjoyed the original.