DescriptionAboard 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.
- "Thunder Blade" -- Alternate spelling
- "サンダーブレード" -- Japanese Spelling
Part of the Following Group
|A must-own classic.||Ash_1 (55)|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Nov, 1988||80 out of 100||80|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Dec, 1988||76 out of 100||76|
|Power Play||Feb, 1989||71 out of 100||71|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Jan, 1989||644 out of 1000||64|
|Génération 4||Dec, 1988||62 out of 100||62|
|Retrogaming History||Sep 04, 2008||6 out of 10||60|
|All Game Guide||2007||50|
|Defunct Games||Dec 31, 2006||35 out of 100||35|
|Gaming since 198x||Feb 01, 2009||1 out of 5||20|
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TriviaThe helicopter design is reminiscent of the copter in the Blue Thunder film by John Badham (1982) and TV series spin-off (1984).
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