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Super Thunder Blade (Genesis)

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This follow-up to Thunder Blade is very similar to the original arcade game. Get into a helicopter and blast away at the numerous enemies with its cannon and missiles. The game's four stages all follow a similar pattern: the first part is from a perspective behind the helicopter where players not only have to dodge enemy fire but also obstacles like buildings or caves. In between, players face off against one or two smaller boss enemies. When the first part of a level is finished, the view switches to an overhead perspective for the confrontation with the level's end boss.


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Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーサンダーブレード" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Sega-16.com Aug 22, 2005 10 out of 10 100
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 76 out of 100 76
1UP! May 20, 2009 52 out of 100 52
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 18, 2012 10 out of 20 50


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Enemy units

Some of the enemy units in the game is taken directly from real life.

Helicopters : MI-24 Hind , Fighters: MiG-23 Flogger , Tanks: Merkava

Japanese launch title

Super Thunder Blade, along with Space Harrier II, was one of the two titles available for the Sega Mega Drive upon its original Japanese launch in October 1988.

Information also contributed by 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro-
Terok Nor (18355) added Super Thunder Blade (Genesis) on Oct 14, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (6281), Sciere (249052) and Foxhack (12473)