Space Harrier 2

Space Harrier 2
a game by Sega
Genres: Flying, Shooting Games
Platforms: PC, Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Space Harrier Games
Space Harrier 2
Space Harrier 2
Space Harrier 2
Space Harrier 2
  • Theme: Shooter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Number of Players: 1

The space harrier returns

When Space Harrier 2 came out for the Genesis, it had the technology and blow-you-away graphics that Sega always delivers. That level of sophistication may seem less than average today, but the gaming gurus at Sega have managed to renew the Harrier attack on the small screen in their latest GG title, Space Harrier!

With all of it's fast game play, and big Bosses, Space Harrier on the portable Game Gear comes close to duplicating the action of the arcade. The enemy characters attack with lightning speed, approaching in different formations while a variety of obstacles wiz by! Don't be fooled by the small screen, because Space Harrier packs plenty of firepower!

Find a pattern

If you really want a hint to help you fight your way through the game, just move around in a counterclockwise circle to avoid enemy fire and defeat Bosses.

Password feature

If you die anytime after the first level, you can input a password to get you back to it without having to play through the whole game.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP


System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

  • Levels: 9
  • Theme: Shooter
  • Players: 1
  • Difficulty: Average

Add enhanced pseudo 3-D graphics to a popular SMS cart and you have a great Genesis shooter. Blow away the enemy coming out at you while dodging the local terrain.

  • Type: Shooter
  • Levels of Play: 13
  • Release: 9/01/1989
  • Difficulty: Avg.

Back in the Fantasy Zone again!

Space Harrier 2 represents one of the first titles available for Sega's new 16-Bit Genesis system. Just like in the previous Space Harrier adventures, number two has our jet-pack hero flying over 13 new levels of play, complete with new settings a whole new cast of bad guys.

Space Harrier 2 concentrates on showing off Sega's hardware abilities, with smoothly scrolling beasts attacking from the various alien backgrounds.

People says:


Space Harrier 2 looks good and plays good but it's still Space Harrier. There's 13 more levels of play, but instead of throwing in some new features, Sega has done little more than rewrite the original using the advanced graphics and sounds of the Genesis. Not bad, but it could have been better.


Like Super Thunder Blade, Space Harrier 2 is better than the original and looks great on the Genesis. It also plays well with considerably less screen flicker that the 8-Bit version. Plenty of action and super stereo sound.


Great game! Space Harrier 2 is a good sequel to the original that offers the same type of shoot-em-up thrills with highly detailed 16-Bit graphics. The only negative is that the game is too similar to the first, without enough variety or new features thrown in to make it better. Outstanding nonetheless.


Space Harrier 2 takes off right where the first game ended. The graphics are definitely better the second time around, and the backgrounds help compliment the alien settings. The only complaint I have is that the game is easier and shorter than the 8-Bit Harrier.

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