In English, this Option is also known as the Dipodal Saucer, translated from the original Disk-Type Bipedal Robot (円盤型二足歩行ロボット). In Japanese its also known as the Mushroom-Type Robot (キノコ型のロボット).
Hiryu can hold a maximum of two of this Option at the same time, and the lifebar units connected to them change from green to red. They have no time limit, only dissapearing if Hiryu loses the life unit linked to them. Its stated Hiryu controls these Options through a control unit found in his waist, likely in his loose-fitting belt.
Option A possess the following equipment:
- Shock Absorber (ショックアブソーバー) - Installed as the "feet" of the Option allowing it to walk through any surface unhindered. The legs function by a Joint Movement Motor (関節可動用モーター ) installed on each one.
- Gravity Control Engine (重力制御エンジン) - A machine found inside the Option's small central part, allowing it to float around Hiryu in an orbit. A Body Balancer (ボディバランサー) is found above it and further helps with its movement.
The Option is the second one of the three to be found, located inside a Pickup Cradle in the Industry's Ventilation Station, protected by the three Winds. During battle, Tong Pooh can also summon her own version of the Option-A, producing two green-colored units to briefly assist her.
In Marvel vs. CapcomEditFormation B technique, where he summons a single unit which floats next to him, and can be turned into a fiery projectile by repeating the command. The attack serves as a long-range projectile attack.
Option A is also summoned during Hiryu's iconic Hyper Combo, Ouroboros. Much closer to their original function, two Option A spin around Hiryu, damaging the enemy on contact and shooting plasma rings whenever Hiryu attacks. The Hyper stays a limited time, indicated by a small depleting bar that appears next to Hiryu.
This is considered one of the strongest power-up type Hypers in the series, and was turned into a Level 3 Hyper Combo in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. In Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite the Hyper Combo was brought back to being Level 1, and the Option's spinning speed was reduced.
The Option's gameplay function in the 2014 Strider was inspired from the Hyper Combo. All Option A moves are also featured in Hiryu's movelist from Project X Zone 2.
Dead Rising 3
The power-up lasts around 10 seconds.
Monster Hunter Generations
Its description reads: "A small robot that supports Hiryu on his missions by firing beams or blocking attacks."
- ↑ Sega (September 1990, Mega Drive). Strider (English). Instruction manual, Pg. 12
- ↑ Sega (September 1990, Mega Drive). Strider Hiryû (Japanese). Instruction manual, Pg. 16
- ↑ Capcom (February 2000, PlayStation). Strider Hiryû 1&2 (Japanese). Instruction Manual, Pg. 12
- ↑ Capcom (February 22, 2014). Strider Hiryu Visual Chronicle (Japanese). Pg. 09
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Staff (1993). "Capcom Illustration Gallery". Club Capcom (0). Pg. 11-12