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Thunderhawk AH-73M

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Platform Votes Score
Amiga 5 4.1
Atari ST 2 3.9
DOS 3 3.6
Combined MobyScore 10 3.9

The Press Says

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AmigaCU Amiga
If you're a person who thinks that yokes belong with eggs and a turbo-prop is an old biddies go-faster walking stick, chances are you've never played a flight sim. Most people are put off computer flight games after taking a look at the hugely complicated controls and incomprehensible manual jargon. Thunderhawk from Derby-based Core Design attempts to break this mould with a mix of slick graphics and a simple control method.
AmigaAmiga Action
In the past many companies have tried to combine simulation and action games with varying amount of success. The usual result is something that satisfies fans of neither style. Thunderhawk has mixed both elements perfectly. The gameplay is fast and furious yet still has enough depths and realism to keep you coming back for more. On top of this the 3D routine is the fastest and smoothest I have ever seen. Good presentation tops off the outstanding package. Whatever type of game you play you should go out and buy Thunderhawk now.
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Presentation and ergonomics are excellent throughout, and all the words about thought being put into how the game is played, putting the fun back into flight games which sounded so hear-it-all-before a couple of months ago have been proved to be justified.
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The graphics are simply superb - not as fast and smooth as the vacuous F-29 Retaliator, but more than adequate - and the fading light on the twilight missions is very effective indeed. The sounds are equally spectacular, and I'm not just talking about the brilliant rocket, gun and explosion effects, either - the animated intro, as well as looking good is full of excellent speech! This is one of the best Amiga air combat games I've seen, so even though it's not the cheapest it's got to be bought!
AmigaAmiga Computing
It's been a long time coming but finally a really sensational helicopter simulation has arrived – well almost, it should be released about now. In the past, many a programmer has tried to master what is perhaps the trickiest form of flight, usually with mixed results. In the case of Thunderhawk, Core Design have produced what many a flight sim fanatic has been waiting for: a playable, and more importantly a believable, chopper simulation. Probably the best comparison to Thunderhawk is the Electronic Arts classic Intercepter which never claimed to be the ultimate in realism but is one of the most enthralling action sims on the market.
AmigaAmiga Power
At last, a flight simulation for the layman. It's hard, but in a decent, honest sort of way, and at least it makes it easy for you to give as good as you get.
AmigaAmiga Joker
Core Design hat es geschafft, bei dieser Hübschraubersimulation alle wichtigen Funktionen auf die Maus zu legen, ohne dass deswegen auch nur ein Quentchen Spielspass verloren ginge! Steuerung, Motorleistung, Feuern, Waffen- und Zielauswahl – alles wird komfortabel mit dem Nagetier kontrolliert, die Tastatur benötigt man lediglich fur seltener gebrauchte Funktionen (Karte, Aussenansichten, Schadenfeststellung, Infrarot, diverse Stormassnahmen wie ,,Radar Jammer").
AmigaAmiga Power
A brilliantly executed arcade-simulation crossover, which captures the frenetic helicopter feel quite excellently.
Wirklich enttäuschend ist das Programm also in keiner Hinsicht, warum reicht es dann doch nicht ganz an Überflieger wie „Gunship 2000“ heran? Ganz einfach, weil die Betonung der Actionelemente in Tateinheit mit einer wunderbar simplen Steuerung bei einer Simulation letztlich halt naturgemäß ein wenig zu Lasten der Komplexität gehen muß. Aber wer es mag, wenn am Screen tüchtig was los ist, sollte den Donnerfalken unbedingt mal probefliegen!
Atari STAtari ST User
Perhaps the control method can be mastered with time, and the overwhelming ferocity of the enemy can be overcome, and if so, there's probably a pretty good simulator hidden underneath. Whether or not you are willing to dig for it is up to you.
AmigaPower Play
Die Programmierer von Core wollten mehr Action in die Simulation bringen, und das ist ihnen auch gelungen. In vielen Missionen wird man gleich nach wenigen Sekunden von allen Seiten unter Feuer genommen, weil der Autopilot Sie zu Anfang gleich mitten im Zielgebiet absetzt. Da wird das Spiel sehr hektisch, und manchmal verdarb diese Eigenschaft mir den Spielspaß, anstatt ihn zu erhöhen. Technisch kann man Thunderhawk keine Vorwürfe machen: Das 3 D ist flott, die Steuerung auch mit Maus recht intelligent. Spielerisch hingegen hat es mich nicht hingerissen - das mag auch daran liegen, daß das inzwischen die hundertsiebzehnte Flugsimulation ist, und eigentlich nicht viel Neues bietet. Für Amiga und ST ist das Programm mit Sicherheit ein guter Griff, denn außer dem betagten Gunship gibt es nichts vergleichbares. Auf dem PC würde ich den "LHX" von Electronic Arts in jedem Fall vorziehen.
DOSPower Play
Rumfliegen und Ballern, was die Autokanone hergibt, heißt die spielerische Devise. Die 3-D-Grafik ist zügig, verschiedene Einsatzgebiete sorgen für Abwechslung. Leider ist Thunderhawk eine Spur zu hektisch und zu unfair.