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Blue Thunder

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Atari 8-bit
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
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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 Get ready
Blue Thunder ZX Spectrum Over enemy fortifications
Blue Thunder ZX Spectrum Starting mission 1.
Blue Thunder ZX Spectrum - FIIIRE!! Nuclear plant no more...!!

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Crash! ZX Spectrum 1984 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 45 out of 100 45


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