Strider Wiki
Advertisement

Hiryu's cartwheel jump in the 2014 Strider

The Cartwheel Jump (斜めジャンプ, lit. Diagonal Jump), originally known as the Rotating Jump Kick (回転JUMPキック)[1], is one of Hiryu's abilities from the original Strider.

By holding a direction before jumping, Hiryu instead performs a long jump while rotating in mid-air with all his limbs fully outstretched like spokes in a wheel. Besides the extended reach, this can also damage enemies by hitting them with the feet as Hiryu falls down. Considered one of Hiryu's most memorable and quirky animations, it has become his standard jump animation in all his appearances following Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.

Although the move has not been used offensively since its debut, Hiryu's move "Jinrai" from the cancelled fighting game Capcom Fighting All-Stars included a cartwheel motion as part of the attack.

Other users[]

  • Strider Hien has the same Cartwheel Jump as Hiryu in Strider 2, as they share similar sprites.
  • Kirin from Osman has it as part of his jump animation, performing a somersault and then a cartwheel motion each time he jumps forward.
  • Zeku from Street Fighter V uses it as his forward and backward jump in his young form, as one of several animations he shares with Hiryu.
  • As it became an emblematic animation of the series, Indie developers taking inspiration from Strider have also included cartwheels into their jumping animations. Titles like Tänzer and Bushiden are among those using a similar animation.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. Capcom (March 1989, Arcade). Strider Hiryu (Japanese). Instruction Sticker
Strider
Hiryu
Equipment: CypherOptions (ABC) • Climb SickleGlider
Moves: SlideCartwheel JumpBig JumpCypher AttackBunshin
Stage Enemies
Russian InfantrymanRascalFlying MosquemanMosquemanShadow Tag Bullets SoldierDesert Soldier
Giant SandwormArmy JeepSiberian WolfWall CrawlerFrogBalrog Marine CorpsTurretLaser Turret
Giant Main GunMr. ElephantHit MouseFloating MineAmazonessPoison MushroomDinosaursPiranha
Bosses
StrobayaNovoOuroboros (General Mikiel) • Giant AntlionSovkhoz Я (Tank Driver)Mecha PonSoloKuniang
Anti-Gravity DeviceCaptain Beard Jr.LagoGrandmaster Meio
Locations
St. PetersburgOil FieldsSiberiaFlying Battleship BalrogAmazonThe Third Moon
South American Base
Related Articles
StridersKazakh FederationResearch StaffsMinor groupsMinor StridersFlying TortoiseSky Thunder Mk-II
NavigatorAssault RifleGiant FlamethrowerPlasma WhirlwindSummoningThe Third Moon PlanEurasiaEarth
† = Exclusive of the PC Engine port
Strider 2
Hiryu
Equipment: CypherClimb SickleGlider
Moves: SlideCypher AttackDouble JumpHassou JumpBackward SomersaultSavage SlashBoost
Hien Mode: Geometrical CypherCypher Boomerang
Stage Enemies
Flying TurretSuperhuman ArmySolo Mass Produced ModelAnimal-shaped Mechanisms
Commando TroopMutant AnimalsMushroomsTianhou TroopGoblinFortress GuardT-54Spike Bomb Machine
Modified GuillotineThe AlchemistFloating MineArmored GuardSearch LanternRascalAntarctic Guard
Penguin BombIce GearBalrog InfantryFighter aircraftTurretLaser TurretThe ProfessorAssistants
GraveleoArdoravisFulmenorca
Bosses
Drill CruiserTransportHonghuoSpider FormTiger FormEmperor DragonSkewer Cannon
Metall HengstSturmgeschutz VDullahanHerzog Schlange (Aluminium Hydra) • Missile MobileBeluga F
Frozen MammothResearchersGravity CoreKrakenSquad LeaderMinelayerScarabeeGoliathReactor Core
Admiral WilhelmKuniang (Tong Pooh) • SoloStrider HienGrandmaster MeioCaduceus
Locations
El DoradoNeo Hong Kong CityFortress WahnenAntarctica Research Lab
Flying Battleship BalrogThe Third Moon
Related Articles
Assault RifleDual Linear GunImpact CannonShock BladePlasma WhirlwindSummoning
StridersLight Sword CypherChinese MafiaKraken ChemicalFlying TortoiseAircarsCatapultEarth
Strider (2014)
Characters
HiryuBlack MarketerThe PrisonerPei PoohNang PoohTong PoohXi Wang Mu
General MikielSoloProfessor SchlangeJuroungGrandmaster Meio
Fallen Striders: HoenHienRougaOugaKugaShouyoKojaJingeiHiyouRaigaShinden
Stage Enemies
Light TrooperPNUTShield TrooperMilitary TrooperResearch Trooper
Wall CrawlerSevernsiInsect TrooperStealth FlyerTurretLaser Turret
Bosses
Vityaz-1Ouroboros Mk.IIIHeavy TrooperThe Four WindsSoloMillipedeGravitronTornado
BrainwalkerMecha PonMagmapedeJuroungGrandmaster MeioMeio Prime
Locations
Kazakh CityAirship BalrogMeio's TowerThe Third Moon
Kazakh OutskirtsKazakh City (district)IndustryMilitary RingProcessingMilitary Headquarters
Research FacilityUnderground
Collectibles & Moves
Items: Item Unlock PickupPickup CradleLarge Canister
Basic Moves: Cypher AttackCartwheel JumpCharge Mode
Unlockable Moves: Slide AssaultCharged CypherDown StrikeDouble JumpPlasma CatapultKunaiOptions (A, B, C)
Cypher Forms: Reflect CypherExplosive CypherUltra-Cold CypherMagnetic Cypher
Related Articles
CypherClimb SickleHard rubber armorPlasma CapacitorCustom RifleLaser Rifle & Flamethrower
StridersMeio's ArmyResistanceKazakh City CitizensResearchers
GliderSkiffSovkhozZAIN Project v2EurasiaEarth
Advertisement