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Rolling Thunder 2 (Genesis)

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A follow-up to the original Rolling Thunder, this is a "shoot-the-bad-guys-and-save-the-world" game. A terrorist group has taken out the world information flow and, as either a guy named Albert Ross or a woman named Leila, you must stop them. You can also get weapons that pack more of a punch than your ordinary hand gun. The original Arcade version of Rolling Thunder 2 supports two-player cooperative play.

The Genesis conversion is single-player only, but instead it introduces several new stages with new enemies and bosses. The original stages have been tweaked to provide more cover points and bonus items; also two new weapons were added - a laser and a flamethrower. The storyline cutscenes between the stages were expanded. This version introduces a password system that allows the players to continue from any previously visited stage.


Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis Get extra ammo from doors with a sign next to it. Some even contain special features, but often a trap as well.
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis Leila, the female protagonist
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis You can listen to the soundtrack with a cartoon band playing.
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis Hide in doorways when the streets get too crowded.

Alternate Titles

  • "RT2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "ローリングサンダー2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Rolling thunder-- a nice little game paul cairey (321) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Dec, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Hobby Consolas Jan, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Sega Force Jan 14, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Mean Machines Jan, 1992 85 out of 100 85
1UP! May 21, 2009 83 out of 100 83 Jul 26, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Mar, 1992 71 out of 100 71
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Jul 28, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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paul cairey (321) added Rolling Thunder 2 (Genesis) on Nov 01, 2002
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