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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
Publisher:
Developer:
Sound driver: pre-SMPS Z80
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,800 G-4002
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[1]
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ?
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MDJ1102
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM4003JG



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts
A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts
Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts
7+
Wii Virtual Console
DE
800pts
6
Steam
US
$2.99[8] 34279
Steam
EU
€2.49[8] 34279
Steam
UK
£1.99[8] 34279
Steam
AU
$3.49[8] 34279



iOS
JP
¥115 9+
iOS
US
$0.99 9+
iOS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREE 9+
iOS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREE 9+
Google Android OS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREE
Everyone
Google Android OS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREE
7+
Google Android OS
DE
(Sega Forever)
FREE
6

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Space Harrier II (スペースハリアーII) is the official sequel to the arcade game Space Harrier. It was initially released for the Mega Drive on October 29, 1988 as one of the two launch titles for the system in Japan (the other being Super Thunder Blade).

Gameplay

Gameplay is nearly identical to its predecessor (move around the screen with the D-pad and use

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,

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, or

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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

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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
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Notavailable.svg Yees Land
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Notavailable.svg Craddha
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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.[16] 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
6|0}}{{#pad:1|6|0}}{{#pad:2|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}3.1.2 138.3MB 201810312018-10-31 [17]
iOS
6|0}}{{#pad:1|6|0}}{{#pad:1|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}3.1.1 132.1MB 201808062018-08-06 [18]
iOS
6|0}}{{#pad:0|6|0}}{{#pad:1|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}3.0.1 177MB 201709252017-09-25 [19]
iOS
6|0}}{{#pad:0|6|0}}{{#pad:0|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}3.0.0 178MB 201709132017-09-13 Sega Forever [20]
iOS
6|0}}{{#pad:0|6|0}}{{#pad:0|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}2.0.0 4.3MB 201212012012-12-01 [21]
iOS
6|0}}{{#pad:0|6|0}}{{#pad:0|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}1.0.0 3.5MB 201007222010-07-22 [10]
Google Android OS
6|0}}{{#pad:1|6|0}}{{#pad:2|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}1.1.2 43MB 201810312018-10-31 [22] SHII Android icon 100.png Download.svg (43.01 MB) i
Google Android OS
6|0}}{{#pad:1|6|0}}{{#pad:1|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}1.1.1 41MB 201808062018-08-06 [23] SHII Android icon 100.png Download.svg (41.27 MB) i
Google Android OS
6|0}}{{#pad:1|6|0}}{{#pad:1|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}1.1.1 47MB 201709262017-09-26 [24] SHII Android icon 111.png Download.svg (47.37 MB) i
Google Android OS
6|0}}{{#pad:0|6|0}}{{#pad:0|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}{{#pad:|6|0}}1.0.0 48MB 201709132017-09-13 [25] SHII Android icon 100.png Download.svg (48.1 MB) i

Downloadable content

Title and description Links Releases
Remove non-SEGA adverts

Google Android OS
US
2017-09-13[15] $1.99
Google Android OS
EU
2017-09-13[15] €2.29
Google Android OS
UK
2017-09-13[15] £1.99
iOS
US
2017-09-14[14] $1.99
iOS
EU
2017-09-14[14] €2.29
iOS
UK
2017-09-14[14] £1.99
iOS
AU
2017-09-14[14] $2.99

Production credits

Mega Drive version


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Space Harrier II/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 №26, p144[31]
60 №1990-02, p69[32]
62 №, p85[33]
89 №1, p72[34]
76 №4, p35[35]
68 №3, p14[36]
50 №18, p36[37]
75 №61, [1]
85 No results[38]
81 №8, p71[39]
55 №9, p114[40]
48 №5, p94
51 №9, p22
76 №1, p80[41]
77 №2, p26/27[42]
60 №3, p63[1]
60 №23, p54
63 №6, p29[43]
62 №18, p67
55 №8, p26[44]
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67
Based on
20 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Space Harrier II MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Spaceharrierii md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
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Cart

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

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Cart

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:Raze UK 03.pdf, page 63
  2. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/01.html (archived: 2017-11-23 05:03)
  3. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_harrier/ (archived: 2007-02-09 19:29)
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/fP4fG_R_k_IGoThn0w0s5crUaNAvzYuh (archived: 2010-11-22 23:51)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/space_harrier_ii (archived: 2017-07-04 12:12)
  6. https://archive.is/fZpSI
  7. https://archive.is/6iJH7
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 http://steamdb.info/app/34279/ (archived: 2013-05-22 20:20)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 https://steamdb.info/app/34279/ (archived: 2017-05-25 03:54)
  10. 10.0 10.1 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388?mt=8 (archived: 2012-11-12 00:05)
  11. 11.0 11.1 http://blogs.sega.com/2010/07/22/space-harrier-ii-and-ecco-the-dolphin-now-on-the-iphone/ (archived: 2015-09-06 10:37)
  12. 12.0 12.1 http://www.4gamer.net/games/049/G004989/20100727028/
  13. http://sega.jp/kt/apple/sphr2/ (archived: 2011-05-11 03:20)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/908329564752928768 (archived: 2018-09-30 00:35)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.SpaceHarrierII (archived: 2017-09-17 22:14)
  16. http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/18/8622645/sega-pulls-games-from-itunes-app-store-google-play (archived: 2017-11-08 17:39)
  17. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388?mt=8 (archived: 2018-11-19 21:43)
  18. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388?mt=8 (archived: 2018-09-30 00:37)
  19. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388?mt=8 (archived: 2017-10-29 02:47)
  20. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii-classic/id382277388?mt=8 (archived: 2017-09-17 22:16)
  21. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii/id382277388?mt=8 (archived: 2014-08-03 00:09)
  22. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.SpaceHarrierII (archived: 2018-11-19 21:41)
  23. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.SpaceHarrierII (archived: 2018-08-22 21:04)
  24. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.SpaceHarrierII (archived: 2017-10-04 06:10)
  25. https://apkpure.com/space-harrier-ii-classic/com.sega.SpaceHarrierII (archived: 2018-08-22 21:02)
  26. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-harrier-ii-classic/id382277388?mt=8 (archived: 2018-02-21 18:56)
  27. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/space-harrier-ii-classic/id382277388?mt=8 (archived: 2018-11-19 20:36)
  28. https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/space-harrier-ii-classic/id382277388?mt=8 (archived: 2018-11-19 20:36)
  29. https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/space-harrier-ii-classic/id382277388?mt=8 (archived: 2018-11-19 20:37)
  30. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.SpaceHarrierII (archived: 2017-10-04 06:10)
  31. File:ACE UK 26.pdf, page 144
  32. File:BeepMD_JP_1990-02.pdf, page 71
  33. File:SSM_JP_19950901_1995-09.pdf, page 87
  34. File:CompleteGuideToConsoles_UK_01.pdf, page 72
  35. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 35
  36. File:EGM US 003.pdf, page 14
  37. File:Excalibur CZ 18.pdf, page 36
  38. ', "" (; 20170917221421), page 20
  39. File:GamesPreview DK 08.pdf, page 71
  40. File:Joystick FR 009.pdf, page 114
  41. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 80
  42. File:MeanMachines UK 02.pdf, page 26
  43. File:SegaPro UK 06.pdf, page 29
  44. File:SegaForce UK 08.pdf, page 26


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Space Harrier series
Space Harrier (JP home computers | 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)