When we think about really big games from the early 90’s that never made it to the SNES one of the many titles that comes to mind is Capcom’s Strider. As a platform title Strider was very fun to play in arcade centers following its initial release in 1989. Ever since, the game first appeared in arcade centers it received positive reviews from fans and critics alike and was ported for the Sega Genesis along with the Master System between 1990-1991. In fact, some would argue that Strider was probably the best platform title to never appear on the NES or the SNES during the early 90’s.
But then again Strider could have been overshadowed by the likes of Super Mario World, Mega Man X, Donkey Kong Country and many others. If anything having Strider as a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive exclusive contributed to the overall appeal of the game itself. Strider could have Berta success on the SNES but not to same extent that it was on the Genesis/ Mega Drive consoles.