Make no mistake: Strider for the Atari ST is a superb conversion effort. The original coin-op game runs on basically the same hardware as Street Fighter 2, and the way they've crammed the colors and animations down into the ST's video capabilities is a delight to behold. The game is smooth, colorful and well-animated, albeit shoehorned into a rather small window.
Gameplay is standard 4-way platforming, with your primary weapon being a sword - you can also pick up a small robotic drone to help you. Your character is very athletic, and extremely well-drawn, with many frames for jumping, crouching, running, holding onto things, climbing sheer walls and more. Music and effects are reasonable, considering the ST's limitations.
Verdict: Near-perfect coin-op conversion, only let down by the ST's sound chip. As good as any of the console versions, and nearly as good as the original coin-op board, minus a few colors and a bit of gameplay area. Grab this one.