Can PS2s & PS3s read this game, and the original?

#1 Edited by iDarktread (1206 posts) -
To sum my questions up... : Will I be able to play Strider or Strider 2 on either a SCPH 750001 PlayStation slim, or maybe on a PlayStation 3 slim? 
  
After a bit of searching, I found out that the arcade version of Strider is available on the PlayStation 2 (and Xbox) on the Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 disc. The NES version is available on the Game Boy Advance cart Capcom Classics Mini-Mix, which is neat. 
  
However, for whatever reason, I cannot figure out if NTSC PlayStation copies of Strider and Strider 2 will work on an SCPH-75001 PlayStation 2 slim, which apparently suffers from a different lens, and a PlayStation 3 slim. I must be really bad at properly searching the internet.
  
I'd test this myself... but I don't have a PSone to fall back on if I do purchase them, and they do not work on my systems.
#2 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

ps3 slim = no backwards compatibility. so No it wont play that.. ps2 slim will as all it has different is it lost the possibility for internet.

#3 Posted by iDarktread (1206 posts) -
@McShank: Strider 1 & 2 are actually PS1 games, and PS3s can play most, but not all of those. PlayStation 2 slims had some weird PS1 problems.
#4 Edited by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

I would think it would be able to but it's no guarantee considering it's just software emulation on the PS3. You can always get a used PS1 on amazon or ebay for around 15 bucks(20 with shipping).

Edit #2: I just took a look at the PS3 compatibility list and at first I didn't see it but realized I was on the EU version switched to US version and found that it should be compatible on the PS3. Sorry for the mix-up.

#5 Posted by iDarktread (1206 posts) -
@Jazzycola: Alright, thanks. It looks like the US version of Strider 2 does in fact work on PS3s, and Strider actually come in the same package as Strider 2. 
 
Looks good!

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