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The planet Tuul was a peaceful place, until the evil warrior Sarlac used the power of the Darkstone to take control. Blackthorne's father, the good King Vlaros, sent him to Earth just as his kingdom crumbled around him. Now, twenty years later, Blackthorne is grown and must return to Tuul to free it from the clutches of Sarlac.

Blackthorne is a platform action game played from a side-view with non-scrolling backgrounds. It has certain similarities to Prince of Persia, being set in maze-like environments and focusing on exploration and occasional puzzle-solving. Blackthorne fights enemies by shooting at them. His default weapon, a pump action shotgun, can be upgraded throughout the course of the game. Various types of bombs can be used to damage enemies, blow open doors, or destroy generations. Keys must be often found to gain access to new areas.


Blackthorne DOS A Blue Enemy
Blackthorne Game Boy Advance Choose one amongst SIX (!) files to save your game progress.
Blackthorne Game Boy Advance Climb up ladders.
Blackthorne Game Boy Advance The purple guy has some remote wasps.

Alternate Titles

  • "Blackhawk" -- European title

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User Reviews

Where Memories Dwell DOS MAT (69771)
Surely Blizzards finest hour DOS helm lehm (13)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) SNES Aug, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Game Players SNES Sep, 1994 87 out of 100 87
N-Zone Game Boy Advance Nov 28, 2003 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 79 out of 100 79 SNES Aug 10, 2011 15 out of 20 75
IGN Game Boy Advance Sep 24, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 71 out of 100 71
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 02, 2006 4 out of 6 67
MikroBitti DOS Feb, 1995 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Cut versions

The SNES version (US and European) misses blood effects when shooting prisoners, bleeding corpses and a blood splash in the Blizzard logo and game over screen. In the Japanese SNES version all blood is removed and prisoners can't be shot.

The 32X version only has the cut in the company logo.

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