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Arcade game:Space Harrier

1985

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

In 1985, Sega found success with Space Harrier. For this game Sega's lead game designer Yu Suzuki- whose repertoire includes Hang-On, Out Run, Virtua Racing, and Virtua Fighting- created a fantasy world not limited by the confines of Earth; dinosaurs, dragons, aliens, and any other fantastical creature imaginable all coexist in the Space Harrier world.
The objective of Space Harrier is similar to other shooting games: avoid enemy fire, dodge obstacles, and shoot the opponent. Space Harrier incorporates an additional weapon to combat enemies: the player's fireball-shooting gun transforms into a rocket pack allowing the player to fly. At the end of each of the 18 levels of the Space Harrier, players must defeat a boss.
The popularity of Space Harrier resulted in a number of video game sequels. The Space Harrier legacy includes: the 2000 arcade game Planet Harriers and the console games Space Harrier II and Space Harrier 3-D. Space Harrier is currently available on Sega Arcade Gallery for Game Boy Advance and the Sega Classics Collection and the Space Harrier Complete Collection for PlayStation 2.

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  • Title: Arcade game:Space Harrier
  • Date Created: 1985, 1985
  • Location: Japan, Japan
  • Subject Keywords: video game, electronic game, arcade game, video game, electronic game, arcade game
  • Type: Arcade Games, Arcade Games
  • Medium: plastic, metal, glass
  • Object ID: 109.17141.45, 109.17141.45

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