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Thundercats

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
62
2.9
Commodore 64
...
3.0
ZX Spectrum
90
4.0
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Description

This license of the children's TV show set it as a Ghosts 'N Goblins-style hack-n-slash adventure. The Thundercat must defeat Mumm-Ra's forces, which range from dwarves to bats. Although you start with only a sword, more can be collected by attacking the various containers through the levels - later weapons can destroy these enemies quicker, and allow attacks from a distance. Reaching the end of each level sees bonuses for time and kills. The path through the game can be varied on later levels, so you can play it through more than once and find new sections, even though the individual levels only scroll left-to-right.

Screenshots

Thundercats Commodore 64 Bonus mission - rescue one of the other Thundercats for a bonus
Thundercats ZX Spectrum The giant skull chases after you and must be killed quickly
Thundercats Amstrad CPC At the start of Level 1...where to go?...to the left or to the right?
Thundercats Commodore 64 New enemies will often spawn while you're in mid-air

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Aug, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 85 out of 100 85
The Atari Times Atari ST Apr 16, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1991 77 out of 100 77
ST Action Atari ST Aug, 1988 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Commodore 64 1987 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Commodore User Amiga Dec, 1988 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63162) and Peter Bridger (171)