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Super Thunder Blade

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This follow-up to Thunder Blade is very similar to the original arcade game. Get into a helicopter and blast away at the numerous enemies with its cannon and missiles. The game's four stages all follow a similar pattern: the first part is from a perspective behind the helicopter where players not only have to dodge enemy fire but also obstacles like buildings or caves. In between, players face off against one or two smaller boss enemies. When the first part of a level is finished, the view switches to an overhead perspective for the confrontation with the level's end boss.


Super Thunder Blade Arcade Tanks and helicopters.
Super Thunder Blade Genesis Desert
Super Thunder Blade Arcade Killed.
Super Thunder Blade Genesis Enemies appear

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーサンダーブレード" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says Genesis Aug 22, 2005 10 out of 10 100
1UP! Genesis May 20, 2009 52 out of 100 52 Genesis Apr 18, 2012 10 out of 20 50 (UK) Wii Oct 06, 2007 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Wii Sep 20, 2007 3.5 out of 10 35
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 17, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 20


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Super Thunder Blade, along with Space Harrier II, was one of the two titles available for the Sega Mega Drive upon its original Japanese launch in October 1988.
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