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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.

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Steel Talons Arcade Steel Talons Intro.
Steel Talons Arcade Training Mission.
Steel Talons Genesis Training mode start
Steel Talons SNES Mission selection.

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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 Genesis Dec, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Defunct Games Lynx Mar 24, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Megablast Lynx 1993 73 out of 100 73
ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Play Time Lynx Oct, 1992 65 out of 100 65
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
Sega-16.com Genesis Nov 14, 2013 4 out of 10 40
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1993 25 out of 100 25

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