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Steel Talons

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
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0.0
Genesis
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1.3
Lynx
75
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Steel Talons Genesis Downed one
Steel Talons Genesis Hopefully I can stay afloat this time
Steel Talons Arcade Crashed
Steel Talons Genesis Completed this one in good time

Alternate Titles

  • "スティールタロンズ" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

THIS GAME IS CRAP!! Genesis DudeOfMonson (106)

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Lynx Dec, 1992 97 out of 100 97
GameFan Magazine Genesis Dec, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Lynx Aug, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Defunct Games Lynx Mar 24, 2007 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide Lynx 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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
Sega-16.com Genesis Nov 14, 2013 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Contributed to by Martin Smith (63198), Pseudo_Intellectual (43913) and Игги Друге (38166)