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ThunderBlade (MSX)

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Description

Aboard the lethal Gunship Gladiator helicopter, it is your job to ensure that a coup fails to install a dictator as leader.

The game features 12 levels split into three distinct styles. First of all you'll be flying over a city in your helicopter, shooting out tanks by ducking low enough to target them, but also climbing to avoid the skyscrapers in the area. The third section is viewed similarly, but sees you attempting to wipe out the planes mounted on an aircraft carrier.

The second section is viewed behind your helicopter in full 3D, and adds helicopters and planes to be shot, with dodging their bullets as you duck down to shoot the tanks being the main challenge.

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ThunderBlade MSX Flying high into the air
ThunderBlade MSX Title screen
ThunderBlade MSX Level 2: Flying over a carrier deck
ThunderBlade MSX Crashing into the sea

Alternate Titles

  • "Thunder Blade" -- Alternate spelling
  • "サンダーブレード" -- Japanese Spelling

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Trivia

The helicopter design is reminiscent of the copter in the Blue Thunder film by John Badham (1982) and TV series spin-off (1984).
Игги Друге (44660) added ThunderBlade (MSX) on Dec 25, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (10482), FatherJack (56822), Martin Smith (63058), Terok Nor (19554) and *Katakis* (37862)