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| "Q: Playing Strider NES before Strider 2?" , posted Wed 9 Nov 04:59:|
So, after getting a craving for some Strider, I recently scored Strider 1 & 2 for PS1, in great condition, for really cheap at an EBX store. And, I proceeded to play the hell out of the original Strider.
I think I'm about ready to move to Strider 2. Thing is, the story presentation of the original Arcade Strider can be a real mess.
I haven't played through much of the NES version of Strider just yet (I'd need to hunt down the cart and get it), but it seemed like it does more to cover some kind of deeper storyline and better presentation of it. (It even seems to show that with the way that "Next Episode" teasers are delivered with every password, from what I remember.)
Strider 2's instruction manual seems to make note of a couple of plot points -- points that the NES version of Strider seemed to do a better job referencing, as compared to the original Arcade version of Strider.
So, I'm just wondering -- without spoiling anything, and without giving away any of the surprises (like the "secret connection" between Strider 1 and 2, to be shown when both are completed, as mentioned in the instruction manual ) -- should I hunt down the cart and play through Strider NES before I play through Strider 2? Or would it be better to play through Strider 2 and reveal the "secret connection" afterward?
Maybe a simple "Yes" or "No" answer might be the best way to answer it. Don't know if you feel more needs to be said, though.
[You might've already surmised that I already have my guesses as to what the "secret connection" could already be. I know I could look this all up and spoil everything -- but something tells me it'd be better to just ask in a spoiler-free fashion.]
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[this message was edited by OmegaDog on Wed 9 Nov 05:24]