|Hit Points:||1 HP|
Basic enemy soldiers from the Kazakh Federation's own army. These soldiers wear brown camo fatigues, a desert cap and a mask, and wield rifles. They can be found all throughout the desert area, where they have set up camp.
They are simple enemies, acting similarly to the Russian Infantryman. They run around and occasionally stop to shoot at Hiryu. Their sprite has been edited from the Balrog Marine Corps' sprite, thought they lack the marines' grenade launcher attack.
|Hit Points:||1 HP|
A different type of enemy soldier, the Bazooka Soldier wears an olive suit, red pants and a round pilot helmet. He's found in a crouching position, bazooka hold at shoulder-length and ready to fire. This soldier is only found once during the beginning of the area.
As soon as Hiryu approaches this soldier, he'll shoot the bazooka at him. It is, however, quite easy to strike him with the Cypher before he can shoot, killing him instantly.
|Debut:||Game: Strider (PC-Engine)|
|Voice Actors:||Koji Yada|
The commander in charge of the soldiers stationed in the desert, he wears a brown officer uniform and a cap. He appears in the middle of Hiryu's path intending on fighting him. After threatening to kill him, the General starts spinning in place, burrowing into the sand below him. Then, suddenly, a giant antlion comes out of the sand and (apparently) kills and/or devours him, using the sand pit created to fight Hiryu.
| Russian Infantryman • Rascal • Flying Mosqueman • Mosqueman • Shadow Tag Bullets Soldier • Desert Soldier† • Giant Sandworm†|
Army Jeep† • Siberian Wolf • Wall Crawler • Frog • Balrog Marine Corps • Hit Mouse • Mr. Elephant • Amazoness
Poison Mushroom • Dinosaurs
| Strobaya • Novo • Ouroboros (General Mikiel) • Giant Antlion† • Sovkhoz Я (Tank Driver)† • Mecha Pon • Solo • Kuniang|
Anti-Gravity Device • Captain Beard Jr. • Lago • Grandmaster Meio
|St. Petersburg • Oil Fields† • Siberia • Flying Battleship Balrog • Amazon • The Third Moon|
| Cypher • Climb Sickle • Options (A, B, C) • Giant Flamethrower • Plasma Whirlwind • Summoning|
Striders • Kazakh Federation • Research Staffs • Minor groups • Glider • Flying Tortoise • Sky Thunder Mk-II • Navigator†
|† = Exclusive of the PC-Engine port|