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Steel Talons

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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Lynx
75
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Arcade
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2.0

User Reviews

THIS GAME IS CRAP!! Genesis DudeOfMonson (106)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Arcade 1 2.0
Atari ST Awaiting 1 votes...
Genesis 4 1.3
Lynx Awaiting 1 votes...
SNES 1 0.0
Combined MobyScore 6 1.2


The Press Says

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97
LynxGameFan Magazine
The next best thing to the arcade, Steel Talons on the Lynx is done complete justice. This game fortunately does not suffer from the chop found in Hard Driving. The control is excellent, and as always on the Lynx, the voice is clear and precise. How do they do this on the Lynx?!
86
GenesisGameFan Magazine
The first polygon game on the Genesis that doesn't make me want to throw my controller! Talons mixes simulation and shooting very well and gives you 3 play choice and 2 viewpoints creating a lasting challenge and an impressive overall package...The best in it's class.
78
LynxGame Zero
While very close to its arcade couterpart, I found Steel Talons to be infinitly easier in a number of respects. A case in point is the canyon stage, I was able to dust it cold in 1:20. Now, this doesn't make the game bad; I enjoyed playing it and the graphics, sound, and control are fantastic, but I was hoping for a tad higher difficulty. Definently a game to buy. Check it out today!
75
LynxPower Play
Steel Talons auf dem Lynx ist, trotz anfänglicher Bedenken, rundum gelungen. Ataris Programmierer haben bis auf den Zweispielermodus und die herzhafte Schüttelhydraulik alles auf Modul gebannt, was den Automaten auszeichnete. Einziges Manko: Die verflucht schnelle und detaillierte Grafik ist etwas kontrastarm, so daß der kleine LCD-Bildschirm ein nur mäßiges Bild von sich gibt. Trotzdem: zuschlagen!
75
LynxDefunct Games
Though the complexity of this type of simulation tends to turn some gamers off, Steel Talons keeps things simple by presenting a lot of information in an extremely concise manner. The on-screen speed and altitude indicators are as unobtrusive as can be, yet they give you all the information you could possibly need in just a casual glance. This is a very classy game, one that took me completely by surprise.
70
LynxAll Game Guide
Steel Talons isn't a fast-paced shooter like Blue Lightning, Turbo Sub or Afterburner; it's a quasi-military-grade flight simulator that requires patience and strategy. Though the frame rates can get grating on the nerves and the time limits are challenging, Steel Talons provides a decent bang for the buck, and proves that the Lynx still has the horsepower to kick out some unique-looking games.
65
Atari STST-Computer
Obwohl das Gameplay etwas seicht daherkommt (wird durch den MIDI-Zwei-Spieler-Modus noch etwas aufgewertet), macht es trotzdem Spaß, mit dem Heli durch die Schluchten zu knattern. Außerdem haftet an diesem Titel irgendwie Kultflair, und Fans des Genres sollten sowieso zugreifen.
60
LynxDigital Press - Classic Video Games
If you love polygons and your dying to see some on the Lynx, then by all means, go for it. There's a very playable game that can be picked up and played for marathon sessions or just a quick time killer. Honestly, if it wasn't for the frame rate issues, this would be a killer-app for the too-short lived Lynx. If your desperate for flight on the go, dig up Blue Lightning first.
58
LynxASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Die Möglichkeiten des Lynx sind bei Steel Talons passabel ausgenutzt. Zwar kann man nicht von einem brilliant gestochen scharfen Farbbild sprechen, aber es ist eben doch genug zu erkennen, um ein paar Stunden mit Vergnügen die Fieslinge zu zerholzen. Auch beim Sound hat Atari keine Wunder vollbracht, läßt aber dennoch durch den Mini-Töner ein bißchen Helikopter-Atmosphäre aufkommen. Zumindest gerade genug, daß man den Sound nicht auf Null drehen muß. Der Spielablauf ist dagegen eher eintönig, andere Landschaften, ähnliche Gegner und immer das gleiche Missionsziel – eben alles, was da kreucht und fleucht zu eliminieren – können bestimmt für ein paar Stunden ganz interessant sein. Aber wenn Du nicht gerade zu den Über-Flugi-Baller-Enthusiasten gehörst, solltest Du Dich auf dem Markt ein wenig umsehen. Es gibt mittlerweile bessere Games der Sparte in den Läden.
41
GenesisneXGam
Während man Steel Talons bei anständiger technischer Realisierung sicherlich einen gewissen Charme nicht hätte absprechen können, stellt sich durch die mangelhafte Technik und den eintönigen Spielablauf nur ein äußerst lausiges Spielgefühl ein. Mega Drive Besitzer dürfen Steel Talons also beruhigt im Hangar stehend rosten lassen...
40
GenesisSega-16.com
But while it comes close in a few areas, it gets it very wrong in others. The graphics themselves and the sound aren’t bad at all, yet the combination of its framerate and rather jumpy, unnatural flight behavior hurt this game. The game itself isn’t utterly broken or unplayable, and a few folks might have some fun with it. However, this port stumbles in very important areas due to the programming team not making a good enough graphics engine, questionable control design choices, and simply not tailoring the size of the play area on-screen so that the game ran smoother. I mean, it’s great that they made Steel Talons fill half of the screen, but in doing so, they hurt the end product by slapping it with a big performance hit. So while the game’s potential is visible, you can’t play potential, only the end result, and the end result is a below average port of what was a shallow but reasonably fun, arcade game.
30
GenesisAll Game Guide
The polygon graphics in this game, while relatively unique for the time period, are not much to look at. The helicopter looks like something from an Intellivision game, and the various landscapes are plain and ugly. Also, the controls are unresponisive. Tengen jumped the gun and should've left polygon graphics for future, more powerful game systems. The graphics are so choppy that many times you can't tell in what direction you are shooting and whether or not you are going to hit a target. Steel Talons was a decent arcade game that probably never should've been converted to the Sega Genesis.