|Location:||United States (first area only)|
|Boss(es):||Tempered Glass shield|
Los Angeles (ロサンゼルス) is one of the stages found in the NES Strider. It is the seventh stage to be unlocked, after reproducing Disk #6. The location is also used as the setting in the last chapter of the manga. In both cases it serves as the location of Enterprise's headquarters, though while in the manga it also houses the ZAIN Host Computer, it's game counterpart was moved into the last stage, the Red Dragon.
Los Angeles is the city where The Syndicate's headquarters are found. Hiryu discovers its location through a Disk recording found in Africa, detailing Faceas Clay's meeting with Vice-Director Matic. He quickly infiltrates the building in search of Faceas Clay. On his path he's faced against Kodiak one last time, and finds a Transport Tube that reaches into the control room of the Strider Headquarters. Once there, Hiryu discovers a fatally-injured Sheena, who asks him to defeat Matic and get revenge for her. At the end, he finds Faceas Clay in a room within the Striders' base, safe-guarded by a tempered glass shield which he claims indestructible. Easily breaking through, however, Hiryu eliminates Clay and obtains the final Lv. 5 Key.
Note: Area names are not official
The Syndicate HQ
The first area is the interior of the Syndicate's skyscraper base. It starts with a long hallway whose security system includes two Machine Cannons and a moving spiked wall trap. On the end of the hall lies 3 different transport tubes, the first two serving as a trap that leads back to the beginning of the area. The third leads into the floor below, where mercenary Kodiak stands guard. At the end of this floor there's the transport tube leading into the second area.
Joined to Enterprise's headquarters by a large Transport Tube, this area is the control room of the Striders' main base. It consists of two different floor levels: The top floor is a spacious chamber crowded with enemy Striders who jump down from the ceiling to attack Hiryu. Following a short descent into the lower floor, there's a short passage with a few spike beds that leads into Faceas Clay's chamber.
Enemies present in this stage include:
In the MangaEdit
- See Strider Headquarters for the manga rendition of this area.
Enterprise's HQ is an inmense skyscraper where the ZAIN Host Computer is housed, a massive terminal whose structure is built as part of the building itself. The building is undergoing an expansive reestructuring as part of the ZAIN Project's final steps. Taking advantage of this, Hiryu and Kain infiltrate the building disguised as repairmen, then proceed to sabotage it with planted bombs. Eventually Yuri, Faceas Clay and Matic are assassinated, and Hiryu destroys the ZAIN computer, bringing the whole building down with it.
- ↑ Wada, Tatsumi (November 10, 1989). Strider Hiryû. Chapter 5, Pg. 156. Kadokawa Shoten. ISBN 4-04-713009-5.
- ↑ Wada, Tatsumi (November 10, 1989). Strider Hiryû. Chapter 5, Pg. 157-158. Kadokawa Shoten. ISBN 4-04-713009-5.
- ↑ Wada, Tatsumi (November 10, 1989). Strider Hiryû. Chapter 5, Pg. 159. Kadokawa Shoten. ISBN 4-04-713009-5.