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Aboard the lethal Gunship Gladiator helicopter, it is your job to ensure that a coup fails to install a dictator as leader.

The game features 12 levels split into three distinct styles. First of all you'll be flying over a city in your helicopter, shooting out tanks by ducking low enough to target them, but also climbing to avoid the skyscrapers in the area. The third section is viewed similarly, but sees you attempting to wipe out the planes mounted on an aircraft carrier.

The second section is viewed behind your helicopter in full 3D, and adds helicopters and planes to be shot, with dodging their bullets as you duck down to shoot the tanks being the main challenge.


ThunderBlade TurboGrafx-16 Stage 3 Get Ready screen
ThunderBlade DOS Title screen (CGA)
ThunderBlade ZX Spectrum Mayday!
ThunderBlade MSX Loading screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Thunder Blade" -- Alternate spelling
  • "サンダーブレード" -- Japanese Spelling

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User Reviews

A must-own classic. SEGA Master System Ash_1 (55)

The Press Says

64'er Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 13 out of 15 87
CU Amiga Amiga Jan, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Nov, 1988 80 out of 100 80
VideoGame SEGA Master System Apr, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Jan, 1989 9 out of 12 75 Commodore 64 Jul 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 70 out of 100 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Hardcore Gaming 101 SEGA Master System 2000 4 out of 10 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA Master System Jul 09, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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The Commodore 64 version came with a 'Art of Noise' (electronic music) mix tape. They were very popular dance music collective in the eighties apparently!
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