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Steel Talons

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Atari ST
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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 Genesis Head to head calamity
Steel Talons Genesis Mission 3
Steel Talons Lynx Starting first mission
Steel Talons Lynx Mission briefing screen

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
Game Zero Lynx Oct, 1992 78.5 out of 100 78
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
ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1996 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Aug, 1992 7 out of 12 58
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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