Steel Talons

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Steel Talons brought realism-oriented helicopter combat to the arcades, and later to home systems. The action is viewed from behind your helicopter, with the 3D polygon world rotating around you, taking in mountains, rivers and deserts.

There are 12 missions in total, each of which requires you to destroy targets in a set time limit. There are also training and head-to-head (against a CPU-controlled drone) modes.

You have a limited number of automatically-targeting missiles as well as a cannon. A tracking map tells you where you are on the level, and where the enemies are. Contact with the ground, mountains or other vehicles will damage or destroy your helicopter.


Steel Talons Arcade Mission 1.
Steel Talons SNES Enemy truck to destroy
Steel Talons Genesis I'm down now though
Steel Talons Lynx Starting first mission

Alternate Titles

  • "スティールタロンズ" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

THIS GAME IS CRAP!! Genesis DudeOfMonson (106)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jan, 1992 96 out of 100 96
Sinclair User Arcade Dec, 1991 87 out of 100 87
All Game Guide Lynx 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Play Time Lynx Oct, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Lynx Dec 10, 2003 6 out of 10 60 Genesis Nov 14, 2013 4 out of 10 40
Video Games SNES Jan, 1994 38 out of 100 38
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1993 25 out of 100 25


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