Planet Harriers

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Planet Harriers
Developer(s) Amusement Vision
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s)
  • JP December 2000
  • NA 2001
Genre(s) Rail shooter
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Cabinet Sit-Down twin, Stand-Up Single
Arcade system Sega Hikaru
Sound 5.1 (Front/rear stereo and woofer)
Display 29 Type colour monitor

Planet Harriers (プラネットハリアーズ Puranetto Hariāzu?) is a 3D shooting video arcade game published by Sega and part of the Space Harrier series. It uses a twin cabinet, which allows for two players to play simultaneous single-player games, or a networked two-player game. The cabinet has a seated configuration. Control is through a joystick with a missile and bullet trigger, and view-change and bomb buttons on the main panel.


A player may select one of four characters; Glenn, X, Cory or Nick. Gameplay involves the character flying from an into-the-screen perspective, shooting oncoming enemies and missiles.

In a two player game, the two characters may 'dock' together in order to recover life.

Opa-Opa appears spinning above a killed player offering a continue.
When selecting player, if you move the selection over X, then Nick, Cory, Glenn, Cory, Nick, Cory, Glenn, X, Cory and then Glenn again, you will be able to play the hidden character Opa-Opa.


From the promotional brochure:

When diplomacy fails, you get the call! You're the last hope! The Planet is teetering on the brink of disaster! The forces of evil are at work trying to overthrow kind and gentle people. Only the Hyper Soldiers from Earth can keep the planet from falling under a future of domination and persecution! Failure cannot be an option!!

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