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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 SNES Top Sticks.
Steel Talons SNES Title screen.
Steel Talons Genesis Mission 3
Steel Talons Arcade Crashed

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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 (118)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Lynx Dec, 1992 97 out of 100 97
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
Play Time Lynx Oct, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Video Games Lynx Jul, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Aug, 1992 25 out of 40 62
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Lynx Dec 10, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Play Time Genesis Jan, 1993 45 out of 100 45
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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