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Rolling Thunder 2 (Genesis)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (19 votes) 3.6

The Press Says

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GamePro (US)
Rolling Thunder 2 keeps it simple. Shoot, duck, jump, and shoot some more - it's a tried and true formula that scores again here. Ninja Gaiden, Strider, Shinobi - you can't keep a good action game down, they just keep rolling along - like Rolling Thunder 2.
Hobby Consolas
Si hay algún juego que ha marcado la historia de Namco, ese ha sido -con permiso de Pac-Man- Rolling Thunder. Seguro que muchos os acordáis de aquella máquina que sorprendió a propios y extraños por su adictividad endiablada y su explosiva mezcla de disparos y plataformas. Ahora, años después, uno comprende el éxito de esta saga al ver la increíble conversión de la que ha sido "víctima" la Mega Drive, en la cual se han respetado todos los elementos de la recreativa: la opción de dos jugadores, las envolventes melodías y la cuidadísima jugabilidad.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Rolling Thunder 2, however, is one of those rare releases which offer the player a real challenge. I've never seen the coin-op, but, if this conversion is anything to go by, I'll be wending my way down to the local arcade and pleading with the manager to cordon off the RT2 machine and leave me to it for the rest of the day! Beg, borrow (but don't steal 'cos that's bad) the dosh to get Rolling Thunder 2 - it's brill!
Sega Force
Ha så kul med att rädda världen från Geldra, för Rolling Thunder är på grund av sina många banor (och, inte att förglömma, sexiga Leila) klart prisvärt. Grafiken är hyfsad i början, men blir allt bättre, och särskilt bakgrunderna blir ballare ju längre man kommer.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
The graphics and sound won't blow you away, but they are very well done. Usually, you won't even notice the intricacies of each level unless you pause the game to get a good look. I must say, also, that the graphics get better with each level. There's a fantastic Egyptian motif in one of the later levels and level 10 will remind arcade-goers of the classic Elevator Action. There's a lot going on throughout the eleven levels of play. If you thought you'd seen it all in games like ESwat, Dick Tracy, and Batman for the Genesis, you won't want to miss Rolling Thunder II. It's should be considered the new standard for 16-bit action games.
Mean Machines
Well, if it isn't a platform shoot 'em up. There aren't many of those on the Megadrive, I'm sure. Luckily for Rolling Thunder 2, it's one of the best examples of the genre yet seen. The formula may look a bit dated and simplistic nowadays, but it's so much fun to play that it doesn't really matter. The graphics are very good, the animation on the sprites is great and the backgrounds are excellent. The sound is of high standard too, including a selection of top-notch tunes. Rolling Thunder 2 also packs a real challenge, there are eleven long levels and they get very difficult. A password system is used instead of continues, so you never have to play the earlier levels you've completed again (unless you want to). Rolling Thunder 2 is a top quality game packed with action and excitement, although it doesn't quite have that grab factor to make it a Megagame. Highly recommended to those looking for a proper challenge.
Game Informer Magazine
While the characters were a tad lanky, the graphics were well done, with detailed environments and stage themes. Rolling Thunder 2 was the perfect secret agent effort for the pre-FPS gaming crowd.
Toutefois, Rolling Thunder 2 a une particularité qui l'isole quelque peu du star système des jeux vidéo: c'est un plaisir de hardcore gamers. La densité de l'action conjuguée avec le one-hit kill des balles meurtrières peut le rendre particulièrement frustrant et répétitif à jouer. Il réclame le sans-faute. Une exigence heureusement relativisée par le mode 2 joueurs et les mots de passe, qui permettent de mieux apprécier sa formule, au vu de laquelle vous ne manquerez pas de vous écrier: a digital program blasted the neuron !
Does the high challenge take away from the game overall? No, not in the least. The original Rolling Thunder had a brutal difficulty setting but was still a blast to play. Part two is no different. With the option to play as either agent (the difference is mostly aesthetic), tight game play, and long length, Rolling Thunder 2 is one game that offers hours of fun; just be sure to check your blood pressure every so often while playing.
Power Play
Ungeachtet des amüsanten Zwei-Spieler-Modus ("Hau ab da!"), bleibt eine Menge Spielspaß auch als einzelner Held erhalten. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist recht hoch angesiedelt, was aber nicht weiter stört, da man schnell hinter so manche Joystick-technische Finesse kommt. Ganz schnuckelig ist die Grafik gelungen: Keine tollen Animationen, aber reizvolle Hintergrundszenarios in schönen Farben. Die Musik bietet nichts Besonderes, trotzdem untermalen die Soundeffekte die Knallerei akzeptabel. Um mein "Super"-Gesicht zu erlangen, fehlt allerdings noch etwas mehr Liebe zum spielerischen Detail, eben das "gewisse Etwas".
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Vous l'aurez compris, Rolling Thunder 2 est un bon petit jeu d'action qui se savoure surtout à deux joueurs (ce qui le rend un peu plus accessible). Le peu d'énergie de votre personnage, les niveaux à finir dans un temps restreint, les munitions limitées vous obligeant à doser au coup près vos tirs, et les boss sans pitié feront que seuls les plus patients pourront admirer la vrai fin du jeu. Vous voilà averti, vous êtes en présence d'un pur jeu d'action à l'ancienne.