DOSDie getestete MS-DOS-Version ist in technischer Hinsicht äußerst bemerkenswert. Thexder ist nämlich eines der ganz wenigen guten Action-Spiele für PCs, die mit einer CGA-Karte laufen. Auf unserem Schneider-Pe wurden wir von fließender Animation und flottem Scrolling verblüfft. Bei den angekündigten Amiga- und ST-Umsetzungen wird man sicherlich in den Genuß von mehr Farben kommen.
AmigaBilled as the best selling action game from Japan with over half a million units sold, Thexder is a little like living in Tokyo – space is scarce, the food alive, and the action frantic. Add to that the fact that you pilot a ‘Hyper Dual-armor Robot Jet Transformer’, armed with heat seeking lasers, battling hundreds of bizarre creatures and you might get an idea of how the Japanese deal with claustrophobia.
NESAll in all, Thexder is an OK but merciless action/shooter and you will definitively have to arm yourself with patience to enjoy this one...
DOSAs a PC shooter Thexder may be decent but, when compared to good quality Arcade and console games of similar style, it just doesn't stand up.
AmigaIf you ever wanted to see a classic example of the term ‘hard sell’ you would be well advised to take a look at the blurb on the packaging of Thexder, the latest release from Sierra via Activision. So much space is used up to tell you how the game ‘offers more music, animation and gameplay than you ever thought possible from a computer game’ that there is very little room left to tell you what the game is all about! There is also the impressive claim that Thexder has sold half a million copies in Japan. However when you realise that many average a million the claim falls flat.