The Narwhal Submarine (イッカクサブマリン) is a scrapped enemy machine from Strider 2. It was planned to appear during the 3rd stage, Antarctica Research Lab. The submarine is named and shaped after the narwhal whale.
The Narwhal Submarine is a medium-sized underwater vehicle with three propellers on its "tail" and the narwhal's characteristic tusk in front serving as its main weapon. The submarine was to be found underwater in areas covered by ice, and it'd attack Hiryu by breaking through the ice in an attempt to pierce him with its tusk. The tusk can also spin around like a drill, although whether this had any impact on gameplay is unknown.
- Capcom (February 22, 2014). Strider Hiryu Visual Chronicle (Japanese). Pg. 39
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