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Top view of the area the base is located

The South American Base (南米の基地)[1] is a location briefly mentioned in the PC-Engine port of Strider.

This is one of Grandmaster Meio's bases possibly located close to the Amazon settlement. After hearing about the Third Moon station from the Amazoness, the Navigator tells Hiryu she discovered a shuttle about to take off from this base to Meio's station, and prompts Hiryu to hurry up as there's little time left.[1]

Hiryu would use the shuttle to reach the Third Moon in order to stop Meio's ambitions and fulfill his mission.

2nd Extra StageEdit

Magazine previews of the PC-Engine port established the existence of two original stages in the game[2], although only one remained in the final release ("Oil Fields", the desert stage). Not much was revealed about this 2nd original stage, outside it happening right after the cutscene between the Amazon and Third Moon stages[2]. It is likely this planned stage was to be set in this location and show how Hiryu arrived at the orbital station from Earth.

Fans have also discovered that the game's internal data/sprite blocks indicate the existence of a seventh stage.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dice Creative Ltd.; NEC Avenue (September 1994, PC Engine CD-ROM²). Strider Hiryû (Japanese). Stage 05: The Third Moon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Staff (December 1993). "Arcade Card Big Feature: Strider Hiryu" (Japanese). PC Engine Fan. Pg. 20-21
  3. malducci, sububinman (October 27, 2006) "Strider - Officially the Worst port of all time". Pcenginefx.com. Provided by Scion238 at the Strider Citadel. Accessed April 5, 2018
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