eXophase: "Strider was a pretty big deal when it first hit arcades and, ultimately, the NES and Genesis. While other versions of the game were also released, these particular editions are the ones most commonly remembered. Strider was subsequently followed up by two sequels (Strider Returns and Strider 2) and a spiritual successor (Moon Diver). But the series’ legacy has always rested on that first game. Now, though, that’s definitely up for debate, as the latest incarnation of the series, simply titled Strider, is arguably the best installment thus far."