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Description

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.

Screenshots

ThunderBlade TurboGrafx-16 Launched two missiles (top-down perspective)
ThunderBlade TurboGrafx-16 Stage 1 (top-down perspective)
ThunderBlade DOS Destroying tanks in this canyon (EGA/Tandy)
ThunderBlade Commodore 64 One of the 3D stages in the game

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)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 89 out of 100 89
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1989 8 out of 10 80
VideoGame SEGA Master System Apr, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retrogaming History Commodore 64 Jul 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Dec, 1988 8.2 out of 12 68
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 65 out of 100 65
Génération 4 SEGA Master System Dec, 1988 62 out of 100 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 6.4 out of 12 53
Games Preview Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 51 out of 100 51
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Dec 31, 2006 35 out of 100 35

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Trivia

The helicopter design is reminiscent of the copter in the Blue Thunder film by John Badham (1982) and TV series spin-off (1984).
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