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Space Harrier II (home computers)

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Space Harrier II
Publisher: Grandslam
Developer:
System(s): Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Release Date RRP Code
Commodore Amiga
UK
£19.99[1] ?
Atari ST
UK
£19.99[1] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[1] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Disk)
£14.99[1] ?
Commodore 64
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[1] ?
Commodore 64
UK (Disk)
£14.99[1] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[1] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Disk)
£14.99[1] ?
MSX
UK
£? ?



The home computer versions of Space Harrier II were published by Grandslam for the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum in 1990.

Much like the home computer versions of the original Space Harrier (published by Elite Systems), each port undergoes cutbacks to better suit the hardware, but is largely the same game as the Sega Mega Drive original. No versions appear to have been released outside of Europe.

Versions

Unlike its predecessor which opted for vector graphics, the Amstrad CPC port of Space Harrier II uses sprites, and suffers from significant slowdown as a result.

Production credits

Amiga version

Programming by R.T.
Graphics by Spock
Music by Matt
© 1988,1990 Sega Enterprises Ltd.

Atari ST version

Programming by R.T.
Graphics by Spock
Music by Matt
© 1988,1990 Sega Enterprises Ltd.

Amstrad CPC version

Program by Nick
Graphics by Spock
Music by Matt

ZX Spectrum version

Program by Nick
Graphics by Spock
Music by Matt

Magazine articles

Main article: Space Harrier II (home computers)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Physical scans

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №32, p67[3]
35 №20, p16[4]
65 №62, p74[5]
Commodore Amiga
61
Based on
3 reviews

Amiga, UK
SpaceHarrier2 Amiga EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Amiga, UK (Unique)

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №45, p86[6]
Amstrad CPC
75
Based on
1 review

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)
SpaceHarrierII CPC EU Box Cassette.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)

Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)
SpaceHarrierII CPC ES Box Cassette MCM.jpg
Cover

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №30, p39[1]
78 №100, p46[7]
79 №29, p30/31[8]
35 №20, p16[4]
Atari ST
69
Based on
4 reviews

Atari ST, UK
SpaceHarrierII AtariST UK Box Back.jpgNospine.pngSpaceHarrierII AtariST UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
SpaceHarrierII AtariST UK Disk1.jpg
Disk 1
SpaceHarrierII AtariST UK Disk2.jpg
Disk 2
Atari ST, UK (Unique)

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
74 №67, p32-33[9]
55 №62, p74[5]
Commodore 64
65
Based on
2 reviews

Commodore 64, UK
Space Harrier II C64 EU Box.jpg
Cover
Space Harrier II C64 EU Cassette.jpg
Cassette

MSX version

MSX, UK

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77 №100, p46[7]
74 №74, p43[10]
71 №29, p30/31[8]
85 №51, p83[11]
ZX Spectrum
77
Based on
4 reviews

ZX Spectrum, UK
SpaceHarrierII Spectrum UK Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, UK (Unique)
Space Harrier II EU Unique Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES
Space Harrier II Spectrum EU MCM Box.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 File:ACE UK 30.pdf, page 39
  2. File:GuidaVideoGiochi IT 09.pdf, page 64
  3. File:ACE UK 32.pdf, page 67
  4. 4.0 4.1 File:Generation4 FR 020.pdf, page 16
  5. 5.0 5.1 File:Zzap64 UK 062.pdf, page 74
  6. File:Amstar FR 45.pdf, page 86
  7. 7.0 7.1 File:CVG UK 100.pdf, page 46
  8. 8.0 8.1 File:TGM UK 29.pdf, page 30
  9. File:YourCommodore UK 67.pdf, page 32
  10. File:Crash UK 074.pdf, page 43
  11. File:YourSinclair UK 51.pdf, page 83


Space Harrier series
Space Harrier (Dempa versions | Elite versions | Sega Ages Vol. 2 | 3D) (1986) | Space Harrier 3D (1988) | Space Harrier II (Electronic) (1988) | Planet Harriers (2001) | Typing Space Harrier (2002) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 4: Space Harrier (2003)
Albums
Yu Suzuki Produce Hang On/Space Harrier (1997) | Planet Harriers The Original Soundtrack (2001) | Space Harrier II: Space Harrier Complete Collection Original Soundtrack (2005)
Other Media
Space Harrier (video) (1987) | Space Harrier: White Dragon no Yuusha (1988)