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Thunderbirds

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Description

International Rescue is made up of George Tracy, Brains Hackenback, and Tracy's five sons, each of whom has a Thunderbird craft of their own. They have four missions to complete in turn.

Each of these involves a two-man squad, whom you can switch between at any time. Each must select the correct objects to bring beforehand. You will have to move through the screens via lifts and ladders, avoid hazards and solve puzzles.

Mission one is set in a mine shaft, which is rapidly flooding and has two miners trapped. Next up is a nuclear submarine stranded after hitting a mine, which must be repaired and reactivated before it explodes. During this mission, you discover evidence of the miner's construction, so must break into a bank to steal the appropriate documents. This reveals that a madman is holding International Rescue to ransom, so you must finally travel to his lair to stop him.

Screenshots

Thunderbirds Amstrad CPC I fell in a hole.
Thunderbirds Atari ST The lift system
Thunderbirds Amstrad CPC Opening screen for the mine rescue.
Thunderbirds ZX Spectrum Brains' starting point

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! (Italy) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1989 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 83 out of 100 83
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Jun, 1989 77 out of 100 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Atari ST Aug, 1989 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1989 5.6 out of 12 47

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Trivia

Audio tape

Both Atari ST and Amiga versions were delivered with an audio tape with the Thunderbirds theme music.
Contributed to by airshark (3854) and Martin Smith (63048)