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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.

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Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis You can listen to the soundtrack with a cartoon band playing.
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis Albert Ross, just another James Bond.
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis The backdrops sometimes get a little busy, especially when there are lots of tiny bullets flying around.
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis The first real boss: a huge robot.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Rolling thunder-- a nice little game paul cairey (317) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

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
Mean Machines Jan, 1992 85 out of 100 85
1UP! May 21, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1992 33 out of 40 82
Video Games Feb, 1992 72 out of 100 72
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 (317) added Rolling Thunder 2 (Genesis) on Nov 01, 2002
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