ThunderBlade (SEGA Master System)

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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.

Screenshots

ThunderBlade SEGA Master System Tanks at a crossroad
ThunderBlade SEGA Master System Destroying part of the fuselage.
ThunderBlade SEGA Master System Game over
ThunderBlade SEGA Master System Flying through the city at night.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

A must-own classic. Ash_1 (55) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1988 80 out of 100 80
VideoGame Apr, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Feb, 1989 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1988 8.2 out of 12 68
All Game Guide 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Nov 14, 2000 C- 42
Hardcore Gaming 101 2000 4 out of 10 40
Defunct Games Dec 31, 2006 35 out of 100 35
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jul 09, 2005 3 out of 10 30
Gaming since 198x Feb 01, 2009 1 out of 5 20

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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).
Terok Nor (19807) added ThunderBlade (SEGA Master System) on Oct 14, 2004
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