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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.


AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Select Operation
AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Title Screen
AH-3: ThunderStrike DOS High scores
AH-3: ThunderStrike DOS Cockpit

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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
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Apr, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited SEGA CD Feb, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Game Players SEGA CD Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
neXGam SEGA CD 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Video Games SEGA CD Sep, 1993 89 out of 100 89 SEGA CD Aug 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
High Score SEGA CD Jan, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Edge SEGA CD Nov, 1993 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD Feb 24, 2008 D 25


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


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