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Steel Talons (Genesis)

Steel Talons Genesis Title screen


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Steel Talons brought realism-oriented helicopter combat to the arcades, and later to home systems. The action is viewed from behind your helicopter, with the 3D polygon world rotating around you, taking in mountains, rivers and deserts.

There are 12 missions in total, each of which requires you to destroy targets in a set time limit. There are also training and head-to-head (against a CPU-controlled drone) modes.

You have a limited number of automatically-targeting missiles as well as a cannon. A tracking map tells you where you are on the level, and where the enemies are. Contact with the ground, mountains or other vehicles will damage or destroy your helicopter.


Steel Talons Genesis Hopefully I can stay afloat this time
Steel Talons Genesis Finished
Steel Talons Genesis Head to head calamity
Steel Talons Genesis Mission 3

Alternate Titles

  • "スティールタロンズ" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

THIS GAME IS CRAP!! DudeOfMonson (106) 0.33 Stars0.33 Stars0.33 Stars0.33 Stars0.33 Stars

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Dec, 1992 86 out of 100 86
neXGam 2002 4.1 out of 10 41 Nov 14, 2013 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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Martin Smith (63054) added Steel Talons (Genesis) on Jul 29, 2006
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