Although it has absolutely excellent graphics, I wasn't too impressed with this game. The sprites are not totally flicker-free, the action is hardly what you would call fast and on the whole nothing much seems to happen. Read Review
Commander John Stryker has been commissioned to take top-secret information to the Allies' HQ.
Stryker's Run features probably the best graphics ever seen on the BBC; the action is intense and the animation is superlative.
For many years, a war has ensued between the Allied Nations and the Volgans. The conflict was reaching a stalemate position, but recently the Allies through good intelligence work and some luck have managed to obtain the plans of the Volgans' next offensive. If the Allied Forces can capitalise on these plans, they can end the impasse and win the war. You play Commander John Stryker, commissioned to take the top-secret information to the Allies' HQ.
You can jump, run, duck, fire your laser pistol and throw grenades. You can take nine hits before you are killed; your hits-status is shown on the top-left of the screen. On your journey across the battlefields you will find various air vehicles, which you can enter and fly. You may utilise their superior weaponry, but remember different vehicles have different abilities (e.g. some climb faster than others, some only fire lasers and do not drop bombs). All air vehicles have a limited amount of fuel.
Along your path you will also meet Allied soldiers (in green uniforms), Volgan soldiers (in white uniforms) and you will see air vehicles battling against each other. Sometimes it is useful to let Allied soldiers do some fighting for you.
Your opponents, the Volgans, have a variety of weapons at their disposal - rifles, pistols, grenades, machine-guns, mortars, mines, helicopter gunships, rocket launchers and SAM missiles. Watch out for the land mines!
Arrow Left - Left, Arrow Right - Right, A - Jump/Move aircraft up, Z - Duck/Move aircraft down, SHIFT - Fire pistol/aircraft's gun
DELETE - Throw grenade/drop bomb from aircraft, CTRL - Enter/leave aircraft
P/C - Pause/Continue
Z - Left, X - Right, * - Jump/Move aircraft up, ? - Duck/Move aircraft down, RETURN - Fire pistol/aircraft's gun
SPACE - Throw grenade/drop bomb from aircraft, CTRL - Enter/leave aircraft
P/O - Pause/Continue, S/Q - Sound On/Off
Tape: CHAIN"" (RETURN)
Disc: Hold SHIFT and tap BREAK.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
A cheat for this game was included on the Cheat It Again Joe 1 compilation, released by Impact (Refer to the specific instructions on that compilation and match the cheat to the specific version. Note that emulated versions of the game may not work with this cheat).
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