As much as I loved the original Strider, this seems a bit underwhelming to me so far.
I just looked back on the older striders to refresh my memory, this Strider HD just feels all wrong. They should remake Strider 2, that was a awesome game, the only thing that let that game down was the loading and discontinuity between substages.
You know what would be really cool ? If I had a SuperGun, and could go get the original Strider arcade PCB, and be able to hook it up to my Sony PVM with a good arcade stick. That would be really awesome. I've got to get a SuperGun at some point.