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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 Select Operation
AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Mission Briefing
AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Targeting a Bridge
AH-3: ThunderStrike DOS Intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "Thunderhawk" -- European / Japanese Sega CD title
  • "AH-3: ThunderStrike - Air Assault" -- US DOS title

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Critic Reviews

Sega Force SEGA CD Dec 09, 1993 95 out of 100 95
Play Time SEGA CD Oct, 1993 94 out of 100 94
Video Games SEGA CD Sep, 1993 89 out of 100 89
neXGam SEGA CD 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Megablast SEGA CD Dec, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Mean Machines SEGA CD Nov, 1993 84 out of 100 84
High Score SEGA CD Jan, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Aug 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA CD Sep 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD Feb 24, 2008 D 25

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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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