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AH-3 Thunderstrike is a helicopter sim/shooter. You will pilot the AH-3 over 10 operations all over the world. Each operation is composed of several missions, such as destroying tanks, or destroying bridges, or escorting trucks, and so on.

Thunderstrike's graphics consist of scaled sprites arranged to create a 3D environment. It makes use of the Sega CD's scaling and rotation hardware to create this effect with a smooth frame rate.


AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Intro Movie
AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Patroling the Panama Canal
AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Locked on Target
AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Targeting a Bridge

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Alternate Titles

  • "Thunderhawk" -- European / Japanese Sega CD title
  • "AH-3: ThunderStrike - Air Assault" -- US DOS title

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Critic Reviews

Play Time Oct, 1993 94 out of 100 94
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Game Players Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Oct, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Apr, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Sep, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Megablast Dec, 1993 85 out of 100 85 Aug 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1993 40 out of 50 80
Edge Nov, 1993 7 out of 10 70


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The "Select operation" map in Thunderstrike is identical to the "Next race" map in Core's earlier game, Jaguar XJ220.


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