Well, I didn't mean to, but I had a quick go at Strider, and it turned into a slightly longer go at Strider, and before I knew it the game was finished. I think the version I had must have been cracked because I didn't seem to be losing any lives. Even so, I don't think it looked special enough to make me seek out a different version. I have to say, I'm going to have to check out a Let's Play on YouTube or something because the ending was rubbish. I finished the game and all I got was a bloke saying that the test simulation was complete and now I was ready for the real challenge. The game then restarted from the beginning. I played through the first level again, but it all seemed to be exactly the same so I'm not sure if there would have been another ending if I'd played through the whole thing again. ... Hmm,just checked and no, it has a completely different, but still a bit rubbish, ending. Also, watching the arcade version it makes me realise how terrible the PC version is. Hardly any enemies, hardly any power-ups, no moving platforms, no backgrounds to speak of, no music (the original music was cool), and so on. It's an incredibly cut down version. Ah well, it's over now. Onwards.
Next up on the randometer is...Kingdom Rush! It looks like a fairly standard Tower Defence game, originally made for mobile and then ported to PC. I really do need to hit Ishar 3, too. Not tonight, though.