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Commodore 64
Sharp X68000
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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 Your statistics
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ThunderBlade Atari ST Flying behind the 'copter.
ThunderBlade ZX Spectrum Mayday!

Alternate Titles

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

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

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Feb, 1989 835 out of 1000 84
Amiga Computing Amiga Jan, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Nov, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Amiga Mar, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1989 8.8 out of 12 73
Power Play Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 12 67
The Video Game Critic SEGA Master System Nov 14, 2000 C- 42 SEGA Master System Feb 09, 2012 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 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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