Space Harrier

Space Harrier

2009

System
Virtual Console Arcade
Publisher
SEGA
Developer
SEGA

N/A

Game Rating

User Ratings: 1

Our Review: 5/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Shooter
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 15th Jun 2009, 800 points (USA)
  • 29th May 2009, 800 points (UK/EU)
  • 26th Mar 2009 (JPN)
Series
Space Harrier
Controller Support
Wii Remote, Gamecube, Classic

Screenshots (12)

Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot
Space Harrier Screenshot

Reviews

  • 27

    Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade

    Review Space Harrier

    An interesting slice of gaming history for fans of early 3D games.

    Space Harrier is notable for being one of the first arcade games to use a motorised cabinet in its sit-down version, and in the realms of sprite-based third-person 3D shooters it's certainly at the more advanced end of the scale. It was highly popular back when it was released in the...

About The Game

Space Harrier is a rail shooter game, released by Sega in 1985. It was produced by Yu Suzuki, the man responsible for many popular Sega games.

It is set in "the Fantasy Zone", a surreal world composed of bright colors and a checkerboard-styled ground. The enemies are also unique, featuring prehistoric animals, Chinese dragons, and alien pods. The player is forced along the levels, running or flying around enemy fire, while shooting back with fireballs via the character's under-arm cannon (which doubles as a rocket-esque device allowing the character to fly). The character graphics are sprite-based, though the level backgrounds are faux 3D.