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Super Thunder Blade (Genesis)

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 1.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 2.2

The Press Says

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Overall, Super Thunder Blade will please longtime Sega arcade fans for many years to come. If you liked After Burner, Space Harrier, or G-LOC, you can't go wrong with this game. Considering when it was released and how much of an improvement it is over the original, it's about as close to arcade-perfect as the series ever got on a home console.
The Games Machine (UK)
Not quite as super as the title makes out, Super Thunder Blade nonetheless proves a playable, if tough, shoot-'em-up. The pace and challenge is enough to test the mettle of many an arcade expert.
The ridiculously high scoring rate and three difficulties levels will keep you coming back for more. Like the other games reviewed though, the asking price is a bit high for such an old game.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Genesis promises arcade graphics and STB comes close. In fact, no home machines can do a better job. While better that the 8-Bit, STB is still not perfect. On coming objects increase in size in coarse steps, but detailed shapes add some luster. STB plays well and shows what the Genesis can do.
Voilà, je suis une console honnête, même si Super Thunder Blade est mon petit bébé de 20 ans, je n'ai pas essayé de vous cacher la vérité sur ce jeu très médiocre. Si j'avais menti de toute façon en disant que c'est fantastique, ce sont mes autres enfants, mes chérubins beaux, intelligents et nombreux qui auraient souffert du mensonge. Super Thunder Blade aura au moins le privilège éternel de demeurer mon premier jeu et celui à avoir pris le titre de "Super" avant l'autre gourde, là-bas, à Kyoto.
Si Super Thunder Blade a voulu assurer ses arrières en conservant son Gameplay arcade, il n'en reste pas moins qu'il risque de décevoir de nombreux joueurs. Troquer le joystick pour la manette lui a fait perdre tout intérêt : le tableau des scores paraît futile, le gameplay est répétitif, la difficulté est trop élevée, l'ensemble est fade. Même si les joueurs apprécieront un instant l'utilisation de la 3D, ils retourneront vite au bien meilleur Space Harrier.