Classic Gaming- Space Harrier: (1985)

There were so many arcade classics that many people remember back in the 1980’s that many people enjoyed.  Space Harrier was a popular rail shooting arcade game back in the 80’s. One of the coolest things about Space Harrier that stood out the most included the visual presentation of the game itself.  The graphics for the original Space Harrier game were fantastic and looked like something you would see in the early 90’s.  Even though, the game did not feature much of a story the level of difficulty that Space Harrier had presented was enough to draw people into the game itself.   Space Harrier has to be one of the toughest rail shooter games to have been released in arcade centers worldwide during the 1980’s.  While the game seems relatively simple at first it slowly becomes more difficult as one progresses throughout the game.  Not only do players have to face more obstacles as they play through the game they have to deal with approximately fifteen boss battles along with completing eighteen different stages.  `

Along with trying to complete Space Harrier in its entirety one of the cool features about this game included the different themes utilized in the game.  There were so many different settings that were featured in each level including futuristic and prehistoric with various types of monsters depending on what stage you were on.  Along with having excellent level designs Space Harrier had also included a fantastic soundtrack which made Space Harrier much more exciting to play in arcade centers worldwide.  As fun as Space Harrier was to play back in the 80’s and early 90’s the only downside about this game was the fact that it did not feature much of an ending.  However, the game itself was a very fun rail shooter title to play back in the 80’s and early 90’s in arcade centers and is definitely considered to be one of the most memorable titles within its genre that many people would consider to be a classic.


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