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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 Genesis Level 2
Super Thunder Blade Windows Start of the second mission
Super Thunder Blade Arcade Killed.
Super Thunder Blade Windows Ships to destroy

Alternate Titles

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

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Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 22, 2005 10 out of 10 100
The Games Machine (UK) Genesis Jun, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Raze Genesis Jan, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1989 24 out of 40 60
1UP! Genesis May 20, 2009 52 out of 100 52
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Apr 18, 2012 10 out of 20 50
Eurogamer.net (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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Enemy units

Some of the enemy units in the game is taken directly from real life.

Helicopters : MI-24 Hind , Fighters: MiG-23 Flogger , Tanks: Merkava

Japanese launch title

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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