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AH-3 Thunderstrike (SEGA CD)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.6

The Press Says

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Sega Force
Älskar du att se saker gå sönder, gillar du att skjuta sönder föremål så att metallen sprutar, gillar du att spöa bort dina fiender från jordens yta, då är detta spelet för dig. Jag älskar det.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Alles in allem kann ich Thunderhawk für das Mega-CD nur empfehlen. Das Spiel in allen drei Schwierigkeitsstufen durchzuspielen, dürfte schon eine ganze Weile beschäftigen. Eigentlich schade, daß so gute Action-Games so oft Militäreinsätze simulieren müssen.
Power Unlimited
Thunderhawk was een ware revolutie op grafisch gebied. De beelden waren snel, driedimensionaal en gemapped met textures. Het spel zou dan ook een van de weinige goede originele Sega CD-spellen blijven.
Game Players
So it's not a flight sim - no big deal. Despite a few annoying quirks, it flies like a dream. Thunderstrike is hardcore action at its finest.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Realistic sound and intense 3-D simulation make this the best helicopter shooter for any system. With ten unique operations to choose from and 360 degrees in which to fly. AH-3 Thunderstrike has great replay value. Truly an intense experience. Highly recommended.
GamePro (US)
Chopper jockeys will love the game. The missions average about four stages each, which should keep you going without boring you to tears. The game is also challenging enough to keep your attention span fresh. Thunderstrike is ready for any impossible mission.
Eines der besten MegaCD-Spiele und die mit Abstand beste 16Bit Action-/Flugsimulation erhaltet Ihr mit Thunderhawk. Wer ein MegaCD sein Eigen nennt, sollte sich diesen Titel besorgen...!
Kurz und knapp - Lohnt sich auch als MegaCD Version! Solider, nicht immer ganz frustfreier Spielspass ist dabei garantiert. Technisch gut, und vom Umfang und Sound her auch in Ordnung. Nur die mancherorts in Massen auftretenden Panzer, Geschütze und Flugzeuge lassen Hektik und Frust entstehen.
High Score
Ändå saknar jag vissa saker i spelet. Efter ett fullbordat uppdrag gäller det till exempel bara att flyga över en streckad linje. Själv hade jag korsat linjen av misstag flera gånger under pågående uppdrag, kommit till debriefingen och fått en fet "FAILED"-stämpel i mina papper. Irriterande! Varför inte stoppa in en landningssekvens i spelet? Dessutom efterlyser jag en karta när man sitter i helikoptern. Visserligen får man en slags kartbild på sin radar, men en översiktskarta med uppdragsbeskrivning vore att föredra. Med dessa detaljer åtgärdade - kanske i Thunderhawk II - skulle spelet utan tvivel få betyg fem.
Even without gargantuan boss encounters or vast gameplay diversity, AH-3 Thunderstrike provides some of the strongest action available on the Sega CD. Pick it up and discover for yourself why critics and journalists used to care about Core.
Overall Thunderhawk plays well enough – if a little simplistically – but it’s ironic that one of the best Mega CD products still doesn’t fully use the machine’s potential. Things are moving in the right direction for the Mega CD, but don’t expect Thunderhawk to keep you entranced for weeks – it won’t. Still, if Core can add substance to these visuals for their next Mega CD product, we could be in for a real treat.
The Video Game Critic
What saves this antiquated shooter from the bottom of the barrel is its simple, arcade-style gameplay. Targets are locked onto automatically, surrounded by red brackets and labeled "primary" when applicable. Thunderstrike contains a few obligatory CGI cut-scenes, but their gee-whiz factor has long since faded. You can save your progress after each mission, and there's also a high score board. Hard on the eyes and lacking excitement, AH-3 Thunderstrike is one of the more forgettable entries in the Sega CD library.