An all-female tribe of warriors that live in a secluded and unexplored area of the Amazon, in a village where they carry out their own culture isolated from civilization and the rest of the world. It's due to this isolation that Grandmaster Meio decides to conduct an experiment to see if he could make them worship him as a god by bringing in great and powerful creatures. And he succeeded, the Amazoness worshipping him as a god after he revived the ancient extinct dinosaurs, and brought them to dominate over the forest of the region. They appear to have eventually learned to tame the Triceratops, as they are used by the Amazoness to move around the forest area.
Being followers of Grandmaster Meio, they act hostile towards Hiryu, attacking him relentlessly. It is only after Hiryu destroys Meio's creation, the even more powerful mechanical dinosaur Lago, that the tribe stops their attack, and even sides with him by revealing the existence of the Grandmaster's base, the Third Moon.
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Appears in Stage 4 (Amazon)
A tribe of women from the Amazon manipulated by the Grandmaster. They are seen wearing a two-part suit, with an exposed breast covered by a giant leaf, and sporting their hair in a mohawk. They use either a small axe or a boomerang as their weapon of choice. The Amazoness attack in large groups, rushing Hiryu from every angle and only stopping to throw their weapon at him. Some of them instead swing on vines to make a quick approach and attack. In the forest area they can also be seen riding atop Triceratops, something Hiryu can do after he eliminates the rider.
The axes are used either to attack Hiryu at close range, or are thrown in a straight trajectory while swinging on vines or riding the Triceratops. The boomerangs fly in more random patterns, usually arching back and returning to their owner. Thanks to their high numbers, the Amazoness' projectiles come from all angles and provide a challenge to avoid unscathed.
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- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Capcom (24 Oct 2006, PlayStation). Gamebook: Strider Hiryu (Japanese). Pg. 13. ISBN 4-86233-076-2.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Capcom (24 Oct 2006, PlayStation). Gamebook: Strider Hiryu (Japanese). Pg. 32. ISBN 4-86233-076-2.
- ↑ Gamest Staff (15 Oct 1992). "Capcom Game Street". Gamest Extra: All Capcom (81). Pg. 42-45.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Sega (Sept 29 1990, Mega Drive). Strider Hiryû (Japanese). Instruction manual, Pg. 26