Blackthorne

Critic Score User Score
SNES
84
3.9
Game Boy Advance
71
3.8
PC-98
...
5.0
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Blackthorne SEGA 32X Backgrounds get a nice upgrade over other versions.
Blackthorne DOS The End - You Are Dead !
Blackthorne SNES A dead orc. There's no blood in the SNES version.
Blackthorne Game Boy Advance Avoid cannons by ducking.

Alternate Titles

  • "Blackhawk" -- European title
  • "ブラックソーン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SNES Aug, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1994 1.25 out of 6 95
PC Gamer DOS Jan, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun SNES Nov, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Video Games SNES Nov, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Game Freaks 365 SNES 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
neXGam SNES 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
GameZone Game Boy Advance Oct 23, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Oct 09, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

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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Contributed to by J. Michael Bottorff (1794), POMAH (36605), Kabushi (148456), Terok Nor (21374), MAT (108981) and quizzley7 (21165)