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Blackthorne (SNES)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - DOS (UK):

    "Imagine the Prince of Persia with a shotgun and a bad attitude, and you've got a good idea what Blackhawk is all about."
    - PC Gamer



    Sometimes it's the only answer



    I return to my world, this dark and rotting place, to cleanse it of the evil which nests in the heart of the land and to restore my family's rightful reign. Traveling through underground caverns and rain soaked forests, my blood boils at the sights I have beheld...renegade humans killing for food and shelter, goblin hordes marching across the land and mutant beasts enslaving my people through torture and starvation.

    By the oath, this evil will end. Their violence shall be met with violence and the blood of my enemy will pool upon the earth. The destroyers of this world will be called to answer for their deeds... and they shall know the vengeance of Kyle Blackhawk.

  • Hundreds of enemies, a maze of hidden passages and deadly force fields fill 17 action-packed levels.

  • Blast your way through enemy territory with an arsenal of hi-tech weaponry.

  • Digitized sound effects bring blood-ravaged battle scenes to an incredible new level.

  • Defy death by dodging bullets, running, jumping and climbing your way through danger.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Jun 30, 2005.

Back of Box - 32X (US):
    Through the dark vastness of space, exiled prince Kyle Blackthorne returns of Tuul to avenge his murdered father and restore the shattered Lightstone. The conqueror Sarlac opposes his vicious troops against the enraged prince. But the evil lord will soon find out... an army is not enough against a single fierce fighter with a vengeance!

    • A powerful space fantasy with five worlds, 20 massive levels and all new, original animations!
    • 32,000 colors. Brilliant 3D graphics and thunderous digitized sounds and music!
    • Control a battery of imposing weapons to vanquish Sarlac's brutal forces!

    Contributed by Freeman (16662) on Apr 27, 2005.

Back of Box - GBA (US):
    Before Diablo...

    ...one warrior stood alone against a kingdom of evil. With a shotgun at your side and vengeance on your mind, step into the boots of Kyle Blackthorne. Single-handedly blast your way through a demonic horde of mutants to defeat the evil sarlac and free your enslaved people.
    The fate of the world is in your hands.

    • Hundreds of enemies, a maze of hidden passages and deadly force-fields await.
    • Vanquish enemies with hover bombs, wasp grenades, and your trusty sawed-off shotgun.

    Contributed by Freeman (16662) on Apr 27, 2005.

Back of Box - PC (US):
    Vengeance... Sometimes it's the only answer

    I return to my world, this dark and rotting place, to cleanse it of the evil which nests in the heart of the land and to restore my family's rightful reign.
    Traveling through underground caverns and rain soaked forests, my blood boils at the sights I have beheld... renegade humans killing for food and shelter, goblin hordes marching across the land and mutant beasts enslaving my people through torture and starvation.

    By my oath, this evil will end.
    Their violence shall be met with violence and the blood of my enemies will pool upon the earth. The destroyers of this world will be called to answer for their deeds...
    and they shall know the vengeance of Kyle Blackthorne.

    "Imagine Prince of Persia with a shotgun and a bad attitude, and you've got a good idea what Blackthorne is all about." -PC Gamer

    • Hundreds of enemies, a maze of hidden passages and deadly force fields fill 17 action-packed levels.
    • Blast your way through enemy territory with an arsenal of hi-tech weaponry.
    • Digitized sound effects bring blood-ravaged battle scenes to an incredible new level.
    • Defy death by dodging bullets, running, jumping and climbing your way through danger.

    Contributed by Freeman (16662) on Apr 27, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - SNES:


    Blackthorne for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System set the standard for smooth animation in action games. Combining the mazes and movement of Prince of Persia with the graphics and theme of Flashback, this game was a must play for the die-hard action fan.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53418) on Apr 25, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:
    Blackthorne, the classic action game for the Super Nintendo, blasts its way to the Game Boy Advance.

    Celebrated for its realistic graphics, huge levels and intense challenge, Blackthorne is a science fiction game with a grim humans vs. aliens theme.

    Let My People Go

    After a monstrous enemy race enslaves Blackthorne's people, the bare-chested he-man battles back in classic side-scrolling style by leaping across pits, firing a shotgun, and unloading bombs left and right.

    Ammo is unlimited, and so are the numbers of pits that riddle the 16 huge maze-like areas. The cat-like Blackthorne moves slower than most action heroes, but that's a good thing: he needs to keep a sharp eye out for all those pits.

    This single player game, a near-perfect reproduction of the Super Nintendo classic, will thrill both old-schoolers and younger players intrigued about the golden age of side-scrollers.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Dec 25, 2004.

Press Release - PC CD-ROM and SNES:
    Interplay Releases Blackthorne Available Now for IBM Computers and SNES

    Irvine, California - Dec 19, 1994 - Interplay Productions announced today the release of Blackthorne now available for IBM and 100% compatible systems on floppy disk and CD-ROM. Blackthorne features combinations of strategy and arcade action in 17 levels of advanced rotoscoped graphics, mind-twisting puzzles, hundreds of enemies and an arsenal of hi-tech weaponry. "Blackthorne is a graphically stunning achievement that is a brooding, dark tale of vengeance," said Jerry Luttrell, marketing manager for Interplay. "We expect it to be one of our hottest best-sellers of the year!"

    Developed by Blizzard Entertainment, Blackthorne features nearly 1,000 frames of advanced rotoscoped animations and graphics that create smooth, film-like motion. Digitized sound effects of detonating bombs, shotgun blasts and exploding spider mines echo throughout the four fantasy/sci-fi enriched worlds that host a maze of hidden passages and deadly force fields. With outstanding game play and a careful balance of action and strategy, Blackthorne is a combat experience with attitude.

    In a world where quick thinking is second only to a quick trigger finger, this nightmare tale epitomizes good vs. evil. Born in a war long ago, this action/adventure reaches greater levels of intensity as players begin the battle to give reign to Kyle Blackthorne as the rightful heir to the kingdom. Blackthorne challenges players to run, jump, blast and think their way through 17 action-packed levels of underground caverns and rain soaked forests of enemy charged badlands. Armed only with his strength, cunning and an imposing shotgun, the player must think their way through intense logic puzzles and defy death by dodging bullets, bombs and cracking whips. In the end, players must face Sarlac and his minions in the ultimate final battle to bring peace to Blackthorne's war-torn native planet of Tuul.

    The retail version of Blackthorne follows the three level demo version of the game which was released in September.

    Blackthorne is the latest title by veteran Interplay producer Matthew Findley. His other achievements currently include the recent release of Blackthorne for the SNES, in addition to The Lord of the Rings for the SNES.

    Blackthorne runs on IBM/Tandy and 100% compatible 386-SX computers, or faster, with DOS 3.3 or higher, and a hard drive. Blackthorne is also available for CD-ROM drives and supports most major sound cards.

    Contributed by skl (1145) on Feb 19, 2004.

Unknown Source:
    Vengeance... sometimes it's the only way

    I return to my world, this dark and rotting place, to cleanse it of the evil which nests in the heart of the land and to restore my family's rightful reign.

    Traveling through underground caverns and rain soaked forests, my blood boils at the sights I have beheld... renegade humans killing for food and shelter, goblin hordes marching across the land and mutant beasts enslaving my people through torture and starvation.

    By my oath, this evil will end. Their violence shall be met with violence and the blood of my enemies will pool upon the earth. The destroyers of this world will be called to answer for their deeds... and they shall know the vengeance of...Kyle Blackthorne!

    A visually stunning excursion into a nightmare world where quick thinking is second only to a quick trigger finger. From the creators of the Lost Vikings comes an epic test of puzzle-solving, quick thinking and even quicker reflexes.

    Described as 'Prince of Persia with an attitude' and 'more intense than Flashback', Blackthorne challenges players to run, jump, blast, and think their way through intense logic puzzles to the ultimate showdown between good and evil as Kyle Blackthorne battles to save his home world.

    An action experience with an attitude and the quality to back it up. Graphically stunning with outstanding game play and a careful balance of action strategy, Blackthorne is the dark side of the best-selling Prince of Persia. Brooding, dark and often violent, Blackthorne targets players with a world and story that are more than trite rehashings of the same old thing.

    Contributed by MAT (69815) on May 16, 2000.