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Thunderstrike 2 (SEGA Saturn)

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This is the sequel to Core's Sega CD game, AH-3 Thunderstrike. Like the previous game in the series, this is a helicopter simulator/shooter. It features realistic features like multiple weapons selection, full freedom of movement, and a mission-based structure. On the other hand, it also throws lots and lots of enemy tanks and helicopters at you to blow up.

The graphics in Thunderstrike 2 are drawn completely with 3D polygons, including the helicopter's cockpit. As you track an enemy, the view changes so that it is always in your sights. There are 8 campaigns to complete, each with multiple missions.

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Thunderstrike 2 SEGA Saturn Missile Lock On
Thunderstrike 2 SEGA Saturn I have failed to protect the convoy.
Thunderstrike 2 SEGA Saturn Protecting Ship Traffic on the Panama Canal
Thunderstrike 2 SEGA Saturn External Camera View

Alternate Titles

  • "Thunderhawk 2: Firestorm" -- European title
  • "サンダーホーク II" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Firestorm: Thunderhawk II" -- Alternate spelling

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Video Games & Computer Entertainment Mar, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Game Players Feb, 1996 87 out of 100 87
GameFan Magazine Jan, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Super Power (Sweden) Feb, 1996 86 out of 100 86
GamePro (US) Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80

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quizzley7 (21214) added Thunderstrike 2 (SEGA Saturn) on Feb 17, 2003
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