Ice Gear (アイスギア)[1] is a minor stage enemy from Strider 2.


Ice gear
Hit Points: 3 HP
Score: 500 PTS

Appears in Stage 3 (Antarctica Research Lab), Scenes 2 and 4.

The Ice Gear is a small defense machine found throughout the Antarctica Research Lab, both outside and inside the complex. This machine is a small, round robot with rotating blades on its edge and a small, green light in front. The enemy moves around very slowly, attacking Hiryu by shooting small blue electric orbs whenever he comes near it. They also hurt Hiryu by direct contact.

The enemy is mostly an obstacle, usually standing in places which makes it difficult to destroy without being hit by either the Ice Gear or other nearby enemies. As it's not killed in one strike either, it becomes a notable nuisance when attempting to avoid damage.

Ice LooperEdit

Ice looper
Hit Points: 3 HP
Score: 1000 PTS

Appears in Stage 3 (Antarctica Research Lab), Scene 4.

The Ice Looper (アイスルーパー)[1] is a similar defense machine found together with the Ice Gears. This enemy is a square-shaped machine with four long pike-like "spider legs" and a set of green lights in its front, similar to the one in the Ice Gear. The Ice Looper moves slowly, moving in the ceiling with its spider legs, and once Hiryu is in proximity attacks by shooting a long, electric beam at his direction.

This enemy is similar to the Ice Gear, taking the same amount of hits to defeat, but its attack lasts longer on-screen, complimenting the Ice Gear's smaller and faster shots.


  1. 1.0 1.1 MVP (February 2000). "Strider Hiryu 2" (Japanese). Arcadia (Vol. 2). Pg. 99.

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