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AH-3 Thunderstrike (SEGA CD)

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Description

AH-3 Thunderstrike is a helicopter sim/shooter. You will pilot the AH-3 over 10 operations all over the world. Each operation is composed of several missions, such as destroying tanks, or destroying bridges, or escorting trucks, and so on.

Thunderstrike's graphics consist of scaled sprites arranged to create a 3D environment. It makes use of the Sega CD's scaling and rotation hardware to create this effect with a smooth frame rate.

Screenshots

AH-3 Thunderstrike SEGA CD Targeting the enemy in a canyon
AH-3 Thunderstrike SEGA CD Intro Movie
AH-3 Thunderstrike SEGA CD Destroying a line of Tanks
AH-3 Thunderstrike SEGA CD Select Operation

Alternate Titles

  • "Thunderhawk" -- European & Japanese title

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The Press Says

Sega Force Dec 09, 1993 95 out of 100 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 11 out of 12 92
GamePro (US) Oct, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Apr, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Game Players Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Feb, 1994 9 out of 10 90
neXGam 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
High Score Jan, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Sega-16.com Aug 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Edge Nov, 1993 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Map

The "Select operation" map in Thunderstrike is identical to the "Next race" map in Core's earlier game, Jaguar XJ220.

Awards

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    • Issue #4 - #27 in the Top 100 Video Games of All-Time list
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quizzley7 (21215) added AH-3 Thunderstrike (SEGA CD) on Feb 22, 2004