Welcome to Cover Art! A section of the site where we look at a retro video game’s box cover art and briefly discuss it’s gameplay and legacy.
Awesome looking 80’s game cover art at it’s best. Space Harrier II was published by Sega for multiple systems, but most notably the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. It was first released in 1988. Space Harrier II was developed by Sega’s internal development team, AM2, which was lead by game design luminary, Yu Suzuki.
Sure it may not be as noteworthy as Yu Suzuki’s other games like Virtua Fighter, Hang-On, Outrun and Shenmue, but it’s still a good bit of fun. If you’re a fan of rail shooters or 2D shootemups, then this is definitely a title to check out. It’s available on lot’s of systems these days as apps and on Sega Genesis Collection discs.