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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.

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Steel Talons SNES Ready to take-off
Steel Talons Lynx Mission briefing screen
Steel Talons SNES Flying over the area
Steel Talons Genesis Setting

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Alternate Titles

  • "スティールタロンズ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "스틸타론즈" -- Korean spelling

User Reviews

THIS GAME IS CRAP!! Genesis DudeOfMonson (106)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Lynx Dec, 1992 97 out of 100 97
Sinclair User Arcade Dec, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Lynx Aug, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Lynx Jul, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Lynx Dec 10, 2003 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Aug, 1992 7 out of 12 58
neXGam Genesis 2002 4.1 out of 10 41
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
Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1993 29 out of 100 29

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