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Blackthorne

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
...
5.0
PC-98
...
5.0
SNES
84
3.9
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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 SNES You have to destroy the terminal to get past the barriers
Blackthorne Game Boy Advance Title screen / Main menu.
Blackthorne Game Boy Advance Hang on and climb up edges.
Blackthorne DOS Introduction

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Where Memories Dwell DOS コナン (90960)
Surely Blizzards finest hour DOS helm lehm (13)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) SNES Aug, 1994 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
PC Gamer DOS Jan, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Game Freaks 365 SNES 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
GameZone Game Boy Advance Oct 23, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Nov 11, 2003 7 out of 10 70
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 02, 2006 4 out of 6 67
Techtite DOS 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Fun DOS Nov, 1994 11 out of 20 55

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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 (1795), POMAH (35655), Kabushi (131840), Terok Nor (19543), コナン (90960) and quizzley7 (21202)