Area outside the Pyramids
Interior of the Pyramid
|Stage||Scene 02: The Mystery of Pyramid!.|
Egypt is one of the stages found in the NES Strider. It is the third stage to be unlocked, after reproducing Disk #2. It's also infamously remembered as the first (and only) location where the player is forced to use the buggy Triangle Jump technique to proceed. In the manga, the Kazakh Institute Scientist comments that a ZAIN Terminal is being constructed in the Sahara desert, among other places, but this is never followed on.
Within the country of Egypt lays hidden an enemy base of operations. Built inside one of the Pyramids of the area, the complex houses a number of defense machinery as well as a maze-like construction, making it a difficult area to explore. The function and importance of this base is never adressed, nor whether if it belongs to the Secret Police or The Syndicate.
Following information about the Secret Police Commander having traveled there for a meeting, Hiryu travels to this place by use of the Phantom Train. After sorting through the various traps and enemies, he finds out the Commander and obtains from him the key needed to rescue Kain.
Note: Area names are not official
The starting area is conformed by two Pyramids. The first one seems to be unused, while the second hosts the secret base. Sentries and machines stand guard on each side of the first Pyramid, and armed sentries stand on its (removed) top.
The base's interior is accessed through two transport tubes. The first area is an expansive section with multiple platforms and armed sentries. One Level 2 door stands on the middle of the path, which leads directly to the room the Commander is in. Since he is the one giving out the Level 2 Key, the door serves as a shortcut on the way back.
The upper path leads to the location of the Aqua-Boots, which are required to pass through the water cannal in the lower path of the Pyramid. After ascneding through a few platforms, there's a straight path littered with sentries and an automatic gun, leading into an ascending tunnel (which requires the Triangle Jump). Moving further a section of pits with a flying soldier, there's one slope with a bed of spikes in front of a gap, with the room where the Aqua-Boots are found on the other end. Falling into any of the pits leads into a dungeon littered with skulls, whose transport tube leads back to the Pyramid's entrance.
The lower path is best remembered by its water section, unpassable without the Aqua-Boots, which allow Hiryu to walk on water. The path starts straight through a section of spikes guarded by a flying guard. In the lower level starts the long water cannal, which hides special suited guards and a Shark robot on its end. Right after there's an ascending tunnel (which requires the Triangle Jump) and a hallway of breakable pillars which leads into the room where the Commander lies. The transport tube on the end leads back to the Level 2 door seen before.
|Strider Manga/NES Series|
|Main Articles||Strider Hiryu (Manga) • Strider (NES) • Moto Kikaku • Tatsumi Wada • Masahiko Kurokawa|
|Characters|| Arana • Commander • Faceas Clay • Hiryu • Kain • Kubira • Kuramoto • Matic • Police Chief • Sheena|
Game Exclusives: Badger • Dragon Fiend • Flash Blade • Kodiak • Ryuzaki
Manga Exclusives: Captain Keith • Kazakh Institute Scientist • Mariya • Rin • Yuri
|Stage Enemies|| Doberman • Egypt Soldier • Giant Robot • Hunchback • Machine Cannon • Mechanical Snail|
Robot Frong • Russian Infantryman • Scuba Soldier • Sharkman • Sky Wing • Spark Machine
|Technology||Cypher • Kali • Phantom Train • Shadowtag Bullets • Stealth Chopper • T-48 • ZAIN Project • Yggdrasil|
|Locations||Africa • Australia • China • Egypt • Japan • Kazakh • Los Angeles • Red Dragon|
|Groups||Enterprise • Kazakh Secret Police • Striders • Strider Matic Unit|