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SEGA AGES Space Harrier

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

50%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchAug 22, 2019

Publisher: Sega

Genre: Arcade

Goal: Destroy all enemies. Harrier is in a constant state of motion as he traverses the Fantasy Zone. Can he eliminate all evil, supernatural beasts in order to save Dragon Land? Use your jet laser cannon to shoot while dodging obstacles. Can you beat all stages and reach the end?

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SEGA AGES Space Harrier Reviews

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It looks lovely, sounds superb and offers an interesting new assist for newcomers, but at its core Space Harrier is still Space Harrier and M2 is only able to do so much with it. This isn't one of Sega's masterpieces and therefore isn't a must-have: it'll have to settle for being merely 'pretty good' instead.

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Everything from the digital manual, menus, menu music, optional display filters, numerous border art, unlockables — it’s clear that M2 has created and maintained a reputation of excellence for themselves and they should be proud of it.

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This is Space Harrier, virtually the same arcade game from nearly 40 years ago with a couple of tweaks and additions from the original home ports and the 3DS 3D Classics release. M2, as per usual, made a great port and this might be the best version of Space Harrier, but that's all it is.

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Is Space Harrier on the Switch worth your time? Well it really depends on what you want out of it.

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