MilestoneReleased in June 1989, Thunder Force II MD was the very first third-party game released for the Mega Drive in Japan, eight months after the system's initial launch.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- December 1989 (Issue 5) - Worst Spelling Error in a Game (Secret Bonuss) (tied with P.O.W.: Prisoners of War)
CensorshipIn the Sharp X68000 version of the game, after losing your last life, the game will exclaim "Shit!" in frustration. This was not carried over to the Genesis/Mega Drive versions.Contributed by 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58394) on Jul 22, 2009. [revised by : Alaka (37234) and CaptainCanuck (1062)]. -- edit trivia