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ThunderBlade (Commodore 64)

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Description

Aboard the lethal Gunship Gladiator helicopter, it is your job to ensure that a coup fails to install a dictator as leader.

The game features 12 levels split into three distinct styles. First of all you'll be flying over a city in your helicopter, shooting out tanks by ducking low enough to target them, but also climbing to avoid the skyscrapers in the area. The third section is viewed similarly, but sees you attempting to wipe out the planes mounted on an aircraft carrier.

The second section is viewed behind your helicopter in full 3D, and adds helicopters and planes to be shot, with dodging their bullets as you duck down to shoot the tanks being the main challenge.

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ThunderBlade Commodore 64 There are a variety of land and air targets to shoot at
ThunderBlade Commodore 64 This enemy aircraft carrier is well guarded!
ThunderBlade Commodore 64 Title screen and scores
ThunderBlade Commodore 64 Destroying enemy choppers

Alternate Titles

  • "Thunder Blade" -- Alternate spelling
  • "サンダーブレード" -- Japanese Spelling

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The Press Says

64'er Apr, 1989 13 out of 15 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1989 800 out of 1000 80
Commodore User Jan, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Retrogaming.it Jul 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Retrogaming History Jul 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Feb, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1989 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

The helicopter design is reminiscent of the copter in the Blue Thunder film by John Badham (1982) and TV series spin-off (1984).
Martin Smith (63130) added ThunderBlade (Commodore 64) on Oct 11, 2004
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