Space Harrier II

From Sega Retro

For the home computer versions from 1990, see Space Harrier II (home computers).

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Space Harrier II
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System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, iOS, Steam, Nintendo Switch Online
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: pre-SMPS Z80
Genre: Shooting[2][3], Arcade[4]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,8005,800 G-4002
Sega Mega Drive
US
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1102
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[5]
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4003JG
Arcade (Mega 6)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?






















Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[7]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[8]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[9]
PEGI: 7+
Wii Virtual Console
DE
800pts800[9]
USK: 6
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[11]
OFLC: G
Steam
US
$2.992.99[14] 34279
ESRB: Everyone
Steam
EU
€2.492.49[14] 34279
PEGI: 7+
Steam
DE
€2.492.49[14] 34279
USK: 6
Steam
UK
£1.991.99[14] 34279
PEGI: 7+
Steam
AU
$3.493.49[14] 34279
OFLC: G
Steam Linux
US
$0.990.99[16] 34279
ESRB: Everyone
Steam Linux
EU
€0.990.99[16] 34279
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
DE
€0.990.99[16] 34279
USK: 6
Steam Linux
UK
£0.790.79[16] 34279
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
AU
$1.351.35[16] 34279
OFLC: G
Steam OS X
US
$0.990.99[16] 34279
ESRB: Everyone
Steam OS X
EU
€0.990.99[16] 34279
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
DE
€0.990.99[16] 34279
USK: 6
Steam OS X
UK
£0.790.79[16] 34279
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
AU
$1.351.35[16] 34279
OFLC: G
iOS
JP
¥115115[19]
9+
iOS
US
$0.990.99[18]
9+
iOS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
9+
iOS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
9+
Google Android OS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
ESRB: Everyone
Google Android OS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
PEGI: 7+
Google Android OS
DE
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
USK: 6
Google Android OS
AU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
OFLC: PG
Nintendo Switch Online
JP
Nintendo Switch Online
US
Nintendo Switch Online
EU
Nintendo Switch Online
UK
Nintendo Switch Online
AU

Space Harrier II (スペースハリアーII) is a Sega Mega Drive rail shooter developed by Sega R&D 2 and published by Sega. An expanded sequel to the company's titular 1985 arcade game Space Harrier, it was first released in Japan on October 29, 1988 as one of the system's two launch titles (alongside Super Thunder Blade).

Gameplay

Gameplay is nearly identical to its predecessor (move around the screen with the D-pad and use A, B, or C to fire), though it is now possible to select which level to play and the graphics/music are different, the bonus stages have been changed from riding to shooting, and certain properties, such as rapid fire, are configurable by hitting A at the title screen.

The game was notable for the time for its use of digitized voices - an example of the technical advancements the Mega Drive offered over its rivals. However, unlike the arcade original, the Mega Drive could not handle scaling, meaning the graphics were pre-rendered at various sizes. This, along with the slightly lower framerate, results in a less-smooth gameplay experience.

Like the original Space Harrier and other games of the era, such as Hang On or After Burner, the game increases the score based on the player's survival time. However, as the score counter doesn't stop during boss fights, it possible to accumulate the maximum amount of points by simply avoiding attacks and not attacking the boss.

Stages

SpaceHarrierII MD StunaArea.png Stuna Area
Notavailable.svg Fors Yard
Notavailable.svg Yees Land
Notavailable.svg Zero Polis
Notavailable.svg Copper Hill
Notavailable.svg Fallpyram
Notavailable.svg Craddha
Notavailable.svg Monark
Notavailable.svg Felcold
Notavailable.svg Hope City
Notavailable.svg Hell Peak
Notavailable.svg Hot Palace
Notavailable.svg Final Stage

Versions

The Mega Drive version of the game was re-released for the Wii's Virtual Console service in 2006, and for Steam and iOS devices in 2010. The iOS version was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015.[27] In 2017 the game returned to iTunes and was newly added to Android devices as part of Sega Forever, with the title Space Harrier II Classic.

Version history

Main article: Space Harrier II/Changelog.
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
iOS
0000040000010000010000000000004.1.1 143.4MB 202001092020-01-09 [28]
iOS
0000040000000000020000000000004.0.2 201906032019-06-03
iOS
0000040000000000010000000000004.0.1 201905202019-05-20
iOS
0000040000000000000000000000004.0.0 201901312019-01-31
iOS
0000030000010000020000000000003.1.2 138.3MB 201810312018-10-31 [29]
iOS
0000030000010000010000000000003.1.1 132.1MB 201808062018-08-06 [30]
iOS
0000030000000000010000000000003.0.1 177MB 201709252017-09-25 [31]
iOS
0000030000000000000000000000003.0.0 178MB 201709132017-09-13 Sega Forever [32]
iOS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 4.3MB 201212012012-12-01 [33]
iOS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 3.5MB 201007222010-07-22 [17]
Google Android OS
0000040000010000010000000000004.1.1 56MB 202001092020-01-09 [34] SHII Android icon 411.png
Download.svg (info) (55.87 MB)
Google Android OS
0000020000000000010000000000002.0.1 45MB 201906032019-06-03 [35] SHII Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (44.51 MB)
Google Android OS
0000020000000000010000000000002.0.1 44MB 201905202019-05-20 [36] SHII Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (44.49 MB)
Google Android OS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 44MB 201901312019-01-31 [37] SHII Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (43.69 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000010000020000000000001.1.2 43MB 201810312018-10-31 [38] SHII Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (43.01 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 41MB 201808062018-08-06 [39] SHII Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (41.27 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 47MB 201709262017-09-26 [40] SHII Android icon 111.png
Download.svg (info) (47.37 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 48MB 201709132017-09-13 [41] SHII Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (48.1 MB)

Downloadable content

Main article: Space Harrier II/Downloadable content.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Source:
Sega TV Game Genga Gallery[42]

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Space Harrier II/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Logo-pdf.svg
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #0: "Extra issue of Beep!" (1989-04-27)
CG GR 3 Mega Drive advert.jpg
Print advert in Computer Games (GR) #3: "Ioúnios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[43]
ACE (UK) PAL
93
[44]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
60
[45]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
89
[46]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
76
[47]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
76
[48]
Console XS (UK) PAL
62
[49]
Cool Gamer (RU)
30
[50]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[51]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
65
[52]
Excalibur (CZ)
50
[53]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
75
[54]
The Games Machine (UK)
85
[55]
Games Preview (DK)
81
[56]
Joystick (FR)
55
[57]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
48
[58]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
72
[59]
Mega (UK) PAL
55
[60]
Mega (UK) PAL
51
[61]
MegaTech (UK)
76
[62]
Mean Machines (UK)
77
[63]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
76
[64]
Raze (UK) PAL
60
[5]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[65]
Sega Pro (UK)
63
[66]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
62
[67]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
55
[68]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
62
[69]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
46
[70]
Sega Mega Drive
64
Based on
29 reviews

Space Harrier II

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
SpaceHarrierII MD JP CartTop.jpg
SpaceHarrierII MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Spaceharrierii md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
SHarrierII md us cover.jpg
Cover
SHarrierII md us cart.jpg
Cart
Space Harrier II MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
SHarrierII md eu cover.jpg
Cover
SHarrierII md eu cart.jpg
Cart
Space Harrier II MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
SpaceHarrierII MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, PT
Space Harrier II MD PT Box Back.jpgSpace Harrier II MD PT Box Spine.jpgSpace Harrier II MD PT Box Front.jpg
Cover
Space Harrier II MD PT Cart Top.jpg
Space Harrier II MD PT Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
SpaceHarrierII MD SE rental cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Horizontal manual)
SpaceHarrierII MD AU cover.jpg
Cover
Space Harrier II MD AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Space Harrier MD AU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, AU (Vertical manual)

Space Harrier II MD AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, KR
SpaceHarrierII MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
SpaceHarrierII MD KR cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, CA
SpaceHarrierII MD CA Box.jpg
Cover

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

SpaceHarrierII MegaTech Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e5c9cbb0
MD5 2864c05f9bf67f92af830f2fa7de1d61
SHA-1 db4285e4ffb69aa9f1ca68c4103fbfd0843f7b86
512kB 1989-01 Cartridge (US/EU/JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 edc0fb28
MD5 7954ee34b566ed50465359d1e3a4f704
SHA-1 5836fbe907610ff15286911457049933b7cdd49c
512kB 1988-08 Cartridge (JP) Launch Cart

External links

References

  1. https://www.mtwo.co.jp/development/retrogame-2/#tab-1
  2. File:SHarrierII md jp cover.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Google Play (com.sega.SpaceHarrierII) (Wayback Machine: 2017-09-17 22:14)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 63
  6. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/01.html (Wayback Machine: 2017-11-23 05:03)
  7. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_harrier/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-02-09 19:29)
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/fP4fG_R_k_IGoThn0w0s5crUaNAvzYuh (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-22 23:51)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/space_harrier_ii (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-04 12:12)
  10. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Space-Harrier-II--279195.html (archive.today)
  11. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19774&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 03:23)
  12. https://www.nintendo.de/Spiele/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Space-Harrier-II--279195.html (archive.today)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 https://steamdb.info/app/34279/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-11-17 20:12)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 http://steamdb.info/app/34279/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-05-22 20:20)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 https://steamdb.info/app/34279/history/?changeid=5749235
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 http://steamdb.info/app/34279/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-11-17 20:12)
  17. 17.0 17.1 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2012-11-12 00:05)
  18. 18.0 18.1 http://blogs.sega.com/2010/07/22/space-harrier-ii-and-ecco-the-dolphin-now-on-the-iphone/ (Wayback Machine: 2015-09-06 10:37)
  19. 19.0 19.1 http://www.4gamer.net/games/049/G004989/20100727028/
  20. http://sega.jp/kt/apple/sphr2/ (Wayback Machine: 2011-05-11 03:20)
  21. 21.0 21.1 https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/908329564752928768 (Wayback Machine: 2018-09-30 00:35)
  22. https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/article/024066ce-d840-4af5-a4c0-8e70d94a2667 (archive.today)
  23. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1517307597593919489 (archive.today)
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  27. http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/18/8622645/sega-pulls-games-from-itunes-app-store-google-play (Wayback Machine: 2017-11-08 17:39)
  28. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388 (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-05 22:24)
  29. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2018-11-19 21:43)
  30. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2018-09-30 00:37)
  31. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2017-10-29 02:47)
  32. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii-classic/id382277388?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2017-09-17 22:16)
  33. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2014-08-03 00:09)
  34. Google Play (com.sega.SpaceHarrierII) (Wayback Machine: 2020-05-24 23:35)
  35. Google Play (com.sega.SpaceHarrierII) (Wayback Machine: 2019-10-07 03:13)
  36. APKPure (com.sega.SpaceHarrierII) (Wayback Machine: 2020-05-24 23:38)
  37. Google Play (com.sega.SpaceHarrierII) (Wayback Machine: 2019-04-21 19:06)
  38. Google Play (com.sega.SpaceHarrierII) (Wayback Machine: 2018-11-19 21:41)
  39. Google Play (com.sega.SpaceHarrierII) (Wayback Machine: 2018-08-22 21:04)
  40. Google Play (com.sega.SpaceHarrierII) (Wayback Machine: 2017-10-04 06:10)
  41. APKPure (com.sega.SpaceHarrierII) (Wayback Machine: 2018-08-22 21:02)
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  44. ACE, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-xx), page 144
  45. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 71
  46. Complete Guide to Consoles, "" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 72
  47. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 35
  48. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 49
  49. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 134
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  56. Games Preview, "8/9 1989" (DK; 1989-xx-xx), page 71
  57. Joystick, "Octobre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 114
  58. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 94
  59. Mega Drive Fan, "November 1989" (JP; 1989-10-07), page 49
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  61. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 21
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  66. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 29
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  69. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  70. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 172


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