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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 Game Boy Advance Go through passages hidden behind waterfalls.
Blackthorne SNES The second area - a primeval forest
Blackthorne DOS To activate a bridge you must have a key... you can try jumping across but...
Blackthorne DOS Reverse Shoot

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Where Memories Dwell DOS MAT (117309)
Surely Blizzards finest hour DOS helm lehm (13)

Critic Reviews

Power Play DOS Nov, 1994 86 out of 100 86
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 79 out of 100 79
IGN Game Boy Advance Sep 24, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1994 9 out of 12 75
GameZone Game Boy Advance Oct 23, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Jul 01, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1997 70 out of 100 70
Techtite DOS 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Fun DOS Nov, 1994 11 out of 20 55
PC Format (UK) DOS Dec, 1994 53 out of 100 53

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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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