GOG Sale: 50% off Witcher 3! 80% off D&D classic games (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, etc)

Blue Thunder (Atari 8-bit)

Blue Thunder Atari 8-bit Title screen


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


Blue Thunder is a side-scrolling shooter and tie-in with the short-lived TV series of the same name which has you piloting a new 'jetcopter' as the only survivor of an alien assault. As it turns out, you're not alone after all, so you depart from your ship and fly across a sea full of heavily defended islands to reach the enemy stronghold, disable its defenses and rescue your comrades.

Should you succeed, you get to try it again at a higher difficulty level, where you'll face enemies with higher firing rates, planes, barrage balloons and missile-armed submarines. All the while you'll have to keep an eye on your dwindling fuel supply. Your jetcopter can fire at any angle it's flying, even straight down.


Blue Thunder Atari 8-bit Launching from a ship
Blue Thunder Atari 8-bit Get ready
Blue Thunder Atari 8-bit I was hit
Blue Thunder Atari 8-bit Mission briefing

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

There are no critic reviews for this game.


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Related Web Sites

  • World of Spectrum (downloadable releases; additional material; player reviews; magazine references; magazine adverts)
Zeikman (3469) added Blue Thunder (Atari 8-bit) on Feb 23, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Zeikman (3469)